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    I have a 002 rack with Pro Tools 7 run on a G5(old). I love it, works for me. But, is it possible to upgrade to the latest version of PT, or has that ship sailed?
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  • #2
    I know PT10 is the last version which will support the Digi002 family. Check the DUC and the Avid support pages to see if that computer will handle it. If you are eligible for an academic version, you may want to consider it as it would be cheaper than the upgrade. My wife is a student, so I am considering going that route (or I may go with Logic or Ableton as PT8 does everything I want for audio editing and I would like to experiment with some other platforms).

    My understanding is that the academic versions are typically not eligible for upgrade pricing when the new version hits, but with Avid charging $300 for an upgrade, paying $249 for a new academic version, if you are eligible, makes sense.

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    • #3
      Ahh, that is an interesting idea and I am eligible. Did that last year with CS5.5. Thanks for the info, I had no idea that was an option.
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      • #4
        Also, I believe the price with an iLok is 299/249 without.

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        • #5
          I have a 002 rack with Pro Tools 7 run on a G5(old). I love it, works for me. But, is it possible to upgrade to the latest version of PT, or has that ship sailed?


          If you upgrade to PT 10, the 002 will work, but the G5 Mac will not work with PT 10 (or 9 or 8 I think).

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          • #6
            I think PT9 was the first Intel-only release, but I would check the compatibility docs on Avid website to make sure.

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            • #7
              If you upgrade to PT 10, the 002 will work, but the G5 Mac will not work with PT 10 (or 9 or 8 I think).


              That's what I was afraid of, I'm pretty sure I can only upgrade to 8.
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              • #8
                I think PT9 was the first Intel-only release, but I would check the compatibility docs on Avid website to make sure.


                Yup to all of the above.

                Check Avid's compatibility docs. I'm pretty sure Pro Tools 9 & 10 won't run on a G5.
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                • #9
                  You are correct, Phil. I did some checking and I am out of luck. I'll just have to make due with what I have, for now. Thanks for all the input!
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                  • #10
                    You're welcome - sorry we didn't have better news for you.
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                    "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

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                    • #11
                      There were significant new features (including increased track count IIRC) in Pro Tools LE 8, so it could be worth seeking out a copy if the price is right.

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                      • #12
                        LE 8 was a pretty big improvement over 7.
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                        • #13
                          I use 8LE and really like it.
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                          • #14
                            I still have 8 HD on my PC, but 9 on my MacBook Pro. Once they got it stable, I really liked PT8 too. I actually didn't see much sense in going from 8 to 9 on the HD side - most of the new features were on the "LE" side with the version 9 release, which actually did away with the LE moniker. HD got more busses and stuff of that nature that I really didn't need.

                            I really want to update the MBP to PT10 though.
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                            - George Carlin

                            "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

                            - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                            "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

                            - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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