Powerbook G4 and Protools

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by R_Spaulding, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. R_Spaulding

    R_Spaulding Guest

    Im going to be inheriting a Powerbook G4, with a 1.3gig processor and 768 megs of ram. I plan on getting the M Box 2 with Protools 7, and also using BFD drum software, should this computer be able to handle my recording needs? any suggestions?

  2. To a point ...

    As long as you don't need lots of tracks and/or fx simultaneously.

    G4 powerbooks usually only run a 4200 rpm hdd, if you add a firewire or usb 2.0 external drive for the audio files and let the o/s and p/t run from the internal drive you will get better performance.

    p/t mbox is not necessarily the best choice for a daw either, unless you are familiar with it or want to use it because you are familiar/wish to do stuff with PT HD you might want to take a look at MOTU Digital Performer 5 or Logic Pro 7.
  3. hociman

    hociman Active Member

    May 29, 2005
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    Be sure to look over the compatibility documents at Digidesign.com. Some PowerBook G4 models do not work with the Mbox 2.
  4. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2003
    Kirkland WA
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    More Ram and 7200rpm firewire drive, should get you going.

    It's a newer Powerbook don't think you will have compatibility problems.


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