Discussion in 'Pro Tools' started by emokidsimon, Oct 29, 2005.
Do you need hardware to run ProTools?
no. if your just doing mixing or mastering( uploading files into your PC)you can use PT just for that with no hardware...... if your recording you do need digidesign hardware as an interface, and you can also use M-audio products (M-Powered) to run with PT (so its either M-audio or digidesign to run with PT) but I believe the list of interfaces will go up in the next couple of months.
that is untrue, you need digidesign hardware attached for protools to launch.
I believe you cannot. However if you have an m-audio soundcard (check the list of compatibilities) you can purchase PT - M powered for around 300$. I don't know how the program differs from LE though.
Is this something new? for as long as I've been using PT you've needed an interface just for it to open. I've always wanted to be able to use it for editing without an interface.LMK.
pro tools software will not launch as long as there is no digidesign or maudio (depending on the software version) interface attached.
That's what I thought. Although PT Free for Mac OS9 opens without an interface. I hope one day they make a version of PT that'll open without one. Maybe with an ilok or something. There are times I want to edit on a laptop without lugging around an mbox.
Your hardware-less options are Pro Tools FREE (v5) or Pro Tools Powermix for OS 8 (did this cost $?), or Pro Tools v3.4, the first free version of Pro Tools (OS 8).
Re: 3 options
Thanks. But they've come a long way since those versions. it just makes sense to have an edit only version of PT. Especially for film work.
I don't disagree, but the reality is that Pro Tools Free for OS X appears to be in the "we get to it when we get to it" pile.
As in never!
I checked with one of our install technicians on this.
ProTools M-powered is iLok protected, (unlike PTLE) but it will not launch without one of the compatible M-Audio interfaces installed on the system.
Wow...that seems redundant. I would of thought you'd just need the iLok.
I suspect this was done so that everyone using the software has to pay for the upgrade. The hardware would be your key to using the software, the iLok asset would be your key to having legit software.
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