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As most listserv arguments go, the January 4th thread about Pro Tools on the New York Radio Club unfolded in a fairly predictable way: an earnest question about the best way to learn the program, a handful of helpful responses, and then, inevitably, a Pro Tools pile-on.

Some variation of this well-worn thread comes up every so often, and it almost always ends the same. I’ve been tempted on more than one occasion to chime in, if only to question some of the grievances against Pro Tools for lacking specificity: that it’s “unnecessarily complicated” (how, exactly?) or “not quite the…

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