Pro Tools bugs

Pro Tools ignores "Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device" on Windows 10 and seizes exclusive control

So here's my issue: I open a browser to search for sound effects (I use soundsnap and audioblocks), I can play a sound through my main audio interface (Focusrite Saffire Pro 56) just fine. If I launch ProTools, even through I have "Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device" UNCHECKED ProTools still stops the computer's ability to play back audio through the browser. I've isolated the issue and ...more »

Submitted by (@jbsoundman)

Opertaing System(s): Windows 10


3 votes

Pro Tools features

"Automatically Copy Files on Import" should be on by default

Too many mix engineers receive sessions with missing audio files all because the non-pro users do not know that the simple preference "Automatically Copy Files on Import" is not, by default, checked on their system.

Submitted by (@sambair)

Opertaing System(s): n/a, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, macOS 10.12, OS X 10.11, OS X 10.10, OS X 10.9, OS X 10.8, OS X 10.7, OS X 10.6


34 votes

Pro Tools features

Commit - Doesn't render audio tails beyond region or clip

This is so basic. Please allow Pro Tools an option in the commit box to render the audio tails for regions and clips beyond the selected commit clip or region. This way the committed clips will have plugin effects rendered properly such as reverb tails, delays, etc and not be cut off abruptly.

Submitted by (@sloanlogic)

Opertaing System(s): OS X 10.11


16 votes

Pro Tools bugs

Assertion Errors when importing audio - Using 'Clear Find' as a 'Solution'

I would sometimes have "Assertion Errors" when importing audio into Pro Tools from the Workspace Browser, starting in PT 11 and still happening in PT 12. It wouldn't always happen, and seemed to sometimes be fixed, then come back. This has been happening the last few years. Recently when using Pro Tools Field Recorder Workflow in Post Production, I suddenly had an assertion error(Attachment 01) crop up when trying to ...more »

Submitted by (@gwhatley)

Opertaing System(s): OS X 10.11, OS X 10.10


9 votes

Pro Tools bugs

Handle audio engine fails more grafefully

When the audio engine in Pro Tools fails for whatever reason, Pro Tools will not work anymore unless the computer is restarted. This is just extreme. Any other application will work just by closing it and re-launching it. Please make Pro Tools support the same. Having to reboot is a major workflow disruptor.

Submitted by (@s.m000)

Opertaing System(s): Windows 7


13 votes

Pro Tools features

Prevent Pro Tools from pausing/skipping.

Every time when I play my Pro Tools project and while playing I try to add an instrument track, or an audio track, or an effect, or a send or change the cycle Pro Tools will pause for a moment. When you are producing a track that is so annoying and it takes you out of your creative flow. I know no other sequencer on the market that has this issue. And this can't be a CPU or a Ram issue because the competition clearly ...more »

Submitted by (@mr.shade)

Opertaing System(s): n/a


17 votes

Pro Tools features

Save Copy In... Add Option to Compact Audio

A feature I would love to see added is an option to Compact Audio when performing a Save Copy In...


I use the Save Copy In... feature to create a media managed Session when my projects are complete. This would be a helpful time-saver tool.


Thanks for your consideration.

Submitted by (@tim0006)

Opertaing System(s): Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, macOS 10.12, OS X 10.11, OS X 10.10, OS X 10.9


19 votes