November 10, 2018
Pro Tools 2018 Explained
ProTools is a very complex and sophisticated software program and the Groove3 instructions have a serious flaw in explaining the fundamentals of the system. For the completely unindoctrinated, having a system tour of descriptions and format identifications, operations and mechanization explained, no matter how slow and deliberate, is impossible to process.
This is a program to record and edit audio. Having the instructions begin entirely with the most rudimentary set-up and recording, on a step-by-step basis, would surely allow those freshly exposed to this daunting program the opportunity to acclimatize before even considering the editing component. This instruction training throws everything at you in a non-sequential fashion, with button and menu toggling so fast, keeping track is beyond challenging.
Something else that would have helped would have been a pdf-format outline or syllabus to allow offline referencing. I guess these videos were designed for those with photographic memory...