Audio Geek Zine has written about delay compensation in protools a few times this month, and if you're unfamiliar with the topic, you'll find them very helpful. But what I want to know is, why doesn't protools have this functionality built in?
Accoding to Sound Thinking, Digidesign's Protools family is by far the most popular recording software:
With Digidesign's 85% market share and more than 130,000 users world wide, it's not hard to see the huge advantage Pro Tools gives you over any other digital audio work station.Well, I find it very troubling that the most popular DAW, and possibly (see: probably) the most popular all-around-music-production software, doesn't have such a basic feature built in.
Just about all their competitors have it now:
|DAW||Delay Compensation Built-in?|
|Motu Digital Performer||No|
|Digidesign Protools||Edit: LE - No/HD - Yes|
|Apple Logic||(comes with some but it's not automatic)|
How did this happen? Maybe digidesign has gone unchallenged in the pro-audio market too long?
Edit: One of the commenters has brought the fact that Pro-tools HD has Delay compensation to my attention.
As far as I'm concerned that's about as good as not having it, but that's subject matter for another post.