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Mac OS 9.1 on PowerMac 9600 for PT?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Dan Popp, Apr 1, 2001.

  1. Dan Popp

    Dan Popp Active Member

    I have been happily running Pro Tools 4.1.1 on my 9600 under OS 8.1 for a "long" time (in computer years). :D

    I guess OS 9 and PT 5.0.x is as far as I can go with this, because (SURPRISE!) the "old" digi hardware won't work with what they're putting out now.

    Is anybody running a configuration like this? I can't even get 9.1 to install itself without crashing, and I do not have any non-Mac extensions, or extensions I don't absolutely need for PT.

  2. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    okay, I'm using this.

    OS 9.04
    PT 5.01

    plus a 9600 with a G4 upgrade card,

    Are you saying I can't go to PT 5.1 and OS 9.1? :confused:
  3. Greg Malcangi

    Greg Malcangi Member

    Hi audiokid,

    << Are you saying I can't go to PT 5.1 and OS 9.1? >>

    Neither Dan or yourself mentioned the actual digi hardware you are using. If you've got PT24 or PTMix you should not have a problem. PTIII though is not supported for software version 5.1.

    BTW, I'm using this:

    OS 8.6
    PT 5.1 Mix++

    Touch wood, it's been solid as a rock. I've been running 5.1 10 hours a day for about three weeks and have not yet had a crash.

  4. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Hi Greg I remember you saying you used this.

    Ya...cool, I'm on a mix system.

    I did wonder if OS 9.1 was or is the last step we can go.

    I remember seeing a thread on a mac site a few months back where OSX was only G4's and up.

    Any knowledge on that?
  5. Dan Popp

    Dan Popp Active Member

    Originally posted by audiokid:
    Are you saying I can't go to PT 5.1 and OS 9.1? :confused:

    Dear Chris,
    I can't because I am still using PT III hardware. I will make you a good deal on OS 9.1!

  6. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Hi Dan, I have OS 9.04...is there a fee to upgrade to 9.1 from mac or is it a free download?. If so I may be interested but I should just go to OSX. Haven't really thought about it until now.

    I'll check and let you know......Thanks!

    Chris :cool:
  7. Greg Malcangi

    Greg Malcangi Member

    Hi audiokid,

    I believe that OSX will be for G4s and later. However I'm not 100% sure.

    Digi has voiced it's support for OSX since the early days of it's anouncement. When we will actually see an OSX compatible version of PT though is another matter. Certainly v5.1 cannot run under OSX and I doubt we will see an OSX version before the end of the year.

  8. pure

    pure Guest

    I know this is a bit late, but here goes... I'm running OS 9.1 on a 9600 (G3 upgrade) on a PTIII setup with 5.01 software. You might need a G3 card, otherwise it should work no problem.
  9. SonOfSmawg

    SonOfSmawg Well-Known Member

    You guys should really be checking the Apple website. I check it about once a month for updates, and there's almost always something there for me to download. Apple puts a lot of work into fine-tuning their software, and you really should take full advantage of that.
    The most current OS9 update is version 9.2.1. If you are running 9.xx it is a free update. There's an update for OSX now, also free of charge if you already have OSX.
    If you haven't checked the Apple site in a few months for updates, set an afternoon aside to get caught-up as there have been a lot of them.
  10. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Hi, I just went to apple.com and I hope I'm wrong but it looks like 9.2 won't work on a 9600 :(
  11. SonOfSmawg

    SonOfSmawg Well-Known Member

    Hmmm...if you're already running 9.04 I would think you could run 9.2.1...but best to check with Apple before you do it, of course. I would be surprised if you can run OSX, though.
    Maybe wait for the next fleet of Macs to come out and consider buying a new one! I read somewhere that the next Macs coming out will support DDR SDRAM, which is great since it is almost as cheap as regular SDRAM now.

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