Please Avid Sort Out Workspace Before I Take A Hammer To Pro Tools

11-20-2013 11:35 AM

Rant time.
Workspace may have had the audio engine improved in Pro Tools 11, whilst that may be nice the workflow continues to be about as useful as a chocolate teapot. Constantly having to chase hidden windows around Pro Tools to find the clips, samples or loops is frankly nuts, yes I know there are shortcuts, but with a rethink of the Pro Tools layout it should not be necessary. The thing that always made Pro Tools so powerful was the simple two window Edit and Mix workflow… some design work needs to be done to restore this strength to the Pro Tools workflow.
Surely Avid could integrate the dreaded Workspace and Clip Browser into one window that remains available all the time, or hidden of you wish. Just like it does in Logic Pro, in fact in virtually every other DAW on the planet including Garageband.
I’ve created a Photoshop version of my dream version of Workspace above. I know that Mike has equally passionate views about Workspace which I’m sure he will add to this story.
Now I’m off to find some Valium before I take a hammer to Pro Tools.