Is pro tools exclusive?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Halifaxsoundguy, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. Halifaxsoundguy

    Halifaxsoundguy Active Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Halifax, NS Canada
    The guy at the local music store told me I can't upgrade my i/o to something bigger like MOTU. He says I have to stick to Digidesign hardware. Anyone know about this?

  2. fourone3

    fourone3 Active Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    Pretty much. I don't think Pro Tools recognizes any I/O other than Digi unless you use ADAT or S/PDIF.
  3. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    So it sounds like you really looked into equipment carefully before your initial purchase????

    You can only use Digi design authorized equipment within ProTools of any variety. You can however add additional microphone preamps of a generic nature, provided they have compatible digital ports, that are compatible with other ProTools interfaces, that have provisions for external digital input devices to expand track counts.

    You can also utilize your other equipment to record within other software and then be able to import to ProTools, but that doesn't help you much if you need something like 16 to 24 simultaneous inputs if you're thinking of utilizing your ProTools rig as a convenient multitrack recorder.

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  4. eveaudio

    eveaudio Guest

    If you are still interested in PT, you can go to M-Powered: they have many more interface options.
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