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Apple G5s and ProTools

Discussion in 'Pro Tools' started by MigrantRecords, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. I read on here (naturally I can't find the topic to quote now) that Apple G5 duals have trouble with ProTools HD.

    Is this true? Does this also apply to ProTools LE? I'm planning on getting a new Mac and LE. Would there be any problem there?

    Also, all ProTools files are interchangable, no matter what platform, and no matter what version of ProTools, right? I can record on LE at home and go to another studio, open my files there with HD, and record with their grand piano, right?

    I'm sorry if these are imbecellic questions. I'm on a steep learning curve.

    Thanks,

    Fred auf der Rockwells
    Migrant Records
     
  2. iznogood

    iznogood Member

    "I read on here (naturally I can't find the topic to quote now) that Apple G5 duals have trouble with ProTools HD."

    no.... they don't

    "Is this true? Does this also apply to ProTools LE? I'm planning on getting a new Mac and LE. Would there be any problem there?"

    no

    "Also, all ProTools files are interchangable, no matter what platform, and no matter what version of ProTools, right? I can record on LE at home and go to another studio, open my files there with HD, and record with their grand piano, right?

    yes.... no matter if you use mbox or hd

    "I'm sorry if these are imbecellic questions. I'm on a steep learning curve."

    my mother always says..... "there no stupid questions.... only stupid answers"
     
  3. Thanks for the informative replies.

    Does that count in crossing comp platforms? That is, if I use ProTools on Windows XP (whgich, granted, I probably won't, but *if*), can the files work on either platform, whether it's ProTools on Windows or Mac?
     
  4. PCM

    PCM Guest

    there's a check box in the dialog box when you setup a new session that reads "make this session cross compatible". Don't use SDII files (always use BWF or AIFF) and you'll be alright.
     
  5. iznogood

    iznogood Member

    although it's platform independant i had alot of trouble with pc sessions....
     
  6. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

    I haven't seen that statement but I doubt it's true.

    In general PT runs better on Macs and Cubase runs better on PC. There are exceptions but generally this is the case. PT was written with the MAC in mind from the begining. Steinberg has always slanted their products toward PC. True cross platform is not as easy as it sounds. There are always compromises and so software companies must design with an eye toward one, no matter what they tell you.

    There are 2 approaches you can take.

    1. Choose your software and the platform will choose itself. or

    2. Choose a platform that you are comfortable with and then pick software that performs well on that platform.

    Good Luck whichever way you go.
     
  7. Thanks again, guys. I really appreciate it.
     
  8. bean438

    bean438 Guest


    Actually if you go to the DUC (PT user forums) the athlon systems are outperforming the macs (ptle) and in some cases are approaching PT HD1 performance.
    I wouldn't say either runs better. The mac guys have their share of problems too in PT land.
    Now, when it comes to support and new feature/software developement, YES then it becomes very clear that PT is designed for the mac.
     
  9. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    Dual G5 is overkill for PTLE because it doesn't take advantage of the second processor.

    You would basically get about the same performance with an iMac G5.

    With other apps Like Logic Pro DP4, the second processor makes a big difference.
    8)
     

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