Powerful audio production software for recording, composing, editing, and mixing music and sound for picture.
According to PCMag.com: Rock-solid recording and mixing engine. Clip Gain makes audio edits much easier. Fluid, transparent interface for audio recording. Cross-platform. New Avid Channel Strip plug-in sounds great. Comprehensive control surface support, including a full range of dedicated surfaces from Avid. High-end hardware and support policies are still tops in the industry.
Steep learning curve.
Note that Gelardin New Media Center staff only offer basic tech support for Pro Tools. The program is primarily used by students in Recording Arts courses taught by Music Department faculty.