Pro Tools Rack and other software

Discussion in 'Tracking / Mixing / Editing' started by theholotrope, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. theholotrope

    theholotrope Guest

    The 32 track limit on pro tools le sucks, I know that you cant use pro tools software without Digi hardware but...
    -Can i get Logic, cubase or digital performer to work with the 002 rack?
    -Can i get a new software to work with the digidesign core audio setup?

  2. Duardo

    Duardo Guest


    Not sure what you mean by Digidesign "core audio setup"...if you mean their Core Audio drivers, that's the only way those programs will work. Pro Tools itself does not use Core Audio.

    If you're talking about Digidesign's RTAS plugin engine, then, no, those other programs won't work with RTAS plugins. Some plugins you buy will work with multiple platforms, but RTAS is exclusive to Digidesign.

  3. In theory, yes, but be adviced that Digi's CoreAudio-drivers aren't up to par. I don't know if this has changed the last couple months but I spent/wasted almost a week trying to get Logic and Digi001 (Panther) working together! There were a lot of drop outs and genereally weird behaviour.
  4. Markd102

    Markd102 Well-Known Member

    But the ASIO driver for PCs work great. I use a Mbox as a front end for Cubase SX2 regularly. Works perfectly.
  5. theholotrope

    theholotrope Guest

    im using a G4, ill have to get the rack and software to work together when i decide to buy. thinking about logic pro 7. thanks for the replies...

  6. Markd102

    Markd102 Well-Known Member

    Ah, now a mate of mine I'm pretty sure uses that combination..... except that he has a G5.
    Does his midi in Logic and then dumps those files into PT for the audio tracking.

    Drop him a message at dmduffus @
    He's a nice guy and wouldn't mind answering your questions. Just don't expect a reply straight away. He's a bugger for not checking his emails regularly ;)
  7. Krou

    Krou Active Member

    Yes, most applications will work using the 002R as an interface. However, I second the comment that the driver itself is not up to par. I use Ableton Live as my main writing tool and permformance with the 002R is downright depressing. I have a Powerbook 1.25GHZ with 1GB RAM and it can't keep up. One to 6 tracks, ok. 7 tracks and up-->so, so. Add a reverb, a quality plug (PSP, Sonalksis, etc.) and it goes tits up. I get better performance from the Mac's internal sound output, believe it or not.
  8. theholotrope

    theholotrope Guest

    Seriously Krou?! thats the only reason i would buy Logic, for the additional tracks but if it doesnt work im screwed! I use waves plug-ins and the idea is to go well over 32 audio tracks. I have no clue if this will work or not... anybody else having problems? ways to solve them?


    p.s. i have a G4 powerbook, 1ghz with 1gb ram. i record one track at a time and usually start adding plugs after finishing tracking.
  9. Krou

    Krou Active Member

    Yup, seriously - well, at least in my case that's how it is. I'm usually aware of the basic maintenance precautions to help improve matters, like repairing permissions, optimizing, etc. I keep a lean and streamlined machine and still....

    Don't jump to conclusions simply based on what my experience has been, you might want to check out the Digidesign and Logic forums and gather more data there. You may have better luck using the 002 with Logic than with I did with Live.

    FWIW, I had bought Logic Pro last spring thinking it was the answer to all my needs (which turned out to be 'wants' instead), ready to dive and and learn the thing full-steam. My oh my was this thing a nightmare, I'm lost in admiration at those who actually use it as their main tool, I suppose it's simply a question of familiarity. When Live 4 was announced a month after I bought Logic (and I'd been using Live for almost 2 years), I sold the damn thing. Waaaaaaaay too much sequencer for my needs. Not that you needed all that info, I just started having flashbacks when you mentioned wanting to get Logic! :lol:

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