Pro Tools LE software with different hardware?

Discussion in 'Tracking / Mixing / Editing' started by nandoph8, May 29, 2007.

  1. nandoph8

    nandoph8 Active Member

    I run a PC with a lynx aes16 card and an aurora16 converter unit. I run nuendo. Can I run pro tools le software with my setup? or do you have to use their crappy hardware? I'm just looking for client compatibilty. you know, industry standard blah blah blah... any help would be appreciated!
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    ProTools will run only with Digidesign hardware. ProTools M-Powered runs with M-Audio hardware.

    If you get a standard Digidesign interface or choose an M-Audio interface that has an ADAT input, you could put an ADAT card into the LSlot of the Aurora and get 8 channels (@44.1/48KHz) into PT that way. You may feel this is a downgrade from your existing setup. Such is the price of industry standards.
  3. nandoph8

    nandoph8 Active Member

    So no PT LE hardware supports even 96?
  4. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    In the Alesis spec, the extended ADAT lightpipe format supports 8 channels at 44.1/48KHz and 4 channels at 88.2/96KHz. However, I'm not a PT expert, and don't know whether when using the Digidesign hardware (or appropriate M-Audio boxes like the FireWire 1814) PT can be configured to use the double-channel mode to give 96KHz in on 4 channels. I doubt that it can, but maybe a PT power user can give an opinion. Even if PT does, it wouldn't come close to utilising the full capabilities of your Aurora 16.
  5. Kent L T

    Kent L T Active Member

    Here is your compatibility list and PT is not on it.
  6. daceymathers

    daceymathers Guest

    Pro Tools software will not function without Digidesign hardware. The program won't open.So you need to change your setup if you want to use pro tools software.
  7. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    PTLE 9 allows the use of 3rd party interfaces, but you loose some features that are supported by Avid hardware.
  8. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Thank you for clearing that up for mr. Mathers. Can we call him the Beaver? Anyway, ProTools has been set free to iLok users who are willing to PAY for the software. As Luke Smith, pointed out, they ARE listening. They even have automatic delay compensation now.

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