I’m absolutely not that type who make New Year resolutions, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have a list I would like to do. And, of course, there’s absolutely a list I would like to see in the near future in my favourite software. So, here’s my short list:
- Multiple marker tracks. With this so I could really organise them, use different ones for DX or SFX, etc. Even if you’re working in music only production it can be immensely useful to have more option here. For example have one to mark the parts of the song, another category for re-takes or mistakes, another one for mix notes and so on. In post production this would be a great feature.
- Clip bins. Almost like in Media Composer. Different bins for SFX, MX, DX. This would be also great for all kinds of audio job. Another great opportunity to keep your session organised.
- Remove the remaining silly limitations from HD. I’m an HD owner without HD hardware. I can’t use the full solo capability of Pro Tools for example, only if I use it with Avid HD hardware. This is nonsense in my opinion. Every HD owner should have the ability to use Pro Tools HD software freely, without limitations on any hardware available on the market.
- Revibe and other plugins efficiency. I truly love Avid’s Pro series plugins. They are spectacular sounding great and efficient tools. I also love and use Revibe which is still one of the best reverbs available in post production. But it is very far from being efficient. It’s not a big deal when I’m on HDX, but as I freelance, in native, it can literally eat up a quad i7 MacBook Pro in seconds. This is not right. I know it’s always on full throttle (working in 5.1) but still, take Exponential audio as a good example. Revibe should be much more efficient. Please Avid, make it more native friendly, just as your other great plugs.
- Bugfix, bugfix, bugfix. Seriously. If Avid won’t add many features, but iron out many bugs, I’d be a happy user who happily pay even the subscription fee.
I know there are many other things that should be added to Pro Tools, but this is my very short list, which would make me absolutely happy. So happy that I would gladly pay the new Avid tax-subscription price.