To get the most from Pro Tools, you need an extended keyboard — and here’s why.
I had the misfortune of using Pro Tools on a laptop this week. In 2018, it seems odd that it shouldn’t be possible to use the program efficiently on a portable computer, but that is definitely my experience.
This is not because of performance issues: a well‑specified laptop is more than capable of running a large Pro Tools session. However, I find the experience of using it on such a machine frustratingly inefficient unless I’ve had the foresight to bring an extended keyboard with me. Using Pro Tools without an extended keyboard is like trying to type while wearing gloves: it’s possible, but it’s really...
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