10-22-2011 02:27 PM
10-22-2011 03:31 PM
The next version is going to be 64bit. They're already phasing out the older hardware (the new HDX card isn't compatible with the old stuff) and the AAX format is 64bit ready. Avid is giving us this last release cycle (the PT10 era) before they're going to make all the old stuff obsolete. So this should stand as the last warning for people with dated gear and software.
I'm guessing that throwing out old code is also part of the process of turning Pro Tools into a 64-bit application, and soon, I hope. The main thing that interests me so far in the new release is the expanded EUCON support. I don't yet have an Artist Control surface, but I'll probably end up buying one. I'll be interested in reading reports that share how well it's implemented. Best, Geoff
10-22-2011 05:18 PM
10-22-2011 08:31 PM
PCI or PCI-e?
Yup - I remember running RAM Disks back in the 80s. You could create a 512k RAM disk on a 1040ST and anything you ran in there was lightening-fast. I've often wondered why, in this day and age of cheap RAM and Gigabytes of it, we weren't doing more with them.
I'm all for "more features" if they're things I need and can use, but it was already a major program with gobs of features... making it run more powerfully and efficiently, and refining it so that it works better is definitely something that I think a lot of users will appreciate. I also like the emphasis they seem to be putting on improved fidelity and disk handling too. I'm really looking forward to checking it out!
10-23-2011 11:55 AM
The thing that those of us who are less enthusiastic about the update aren't Pro Tools users. We wonder why Pro Tools users have put up so long without those features tthat they could have had with other DAWs. The answer, of course, has to do with business rather than technology. It's more important for some users to have Pro Tools than another DAW because it gets them work. Those who don't need to deal with outside clients or clients who don't do all their work in your studio can use whatever they want. But for transportability, Pro Tools is the common denominator.
10-23-2011 11:57 AM
Thanks, Phil. I hope the same for you and yours. :cool: Best, Geoff
Hi Geoff -- good to see you too. :wave: Hope you and yours have been well.
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