What do I need to record with Pro Tools 7?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by ivernic, May 7, 2009.

  1. ivernic

    ivernic Guest

    I am new to home recording and just got ahold of Pro Tools 7. I was told that I am also going to need an audio interface (like an mbox) for the program to work. Is there any restrictions to which audio interfaces I can use? What are the good ones that won't break my bank account?

    Is there any other hardware that is ESSENTIAL to recording?

    And what are the advantages of recording vocals/acoustic guitar through a mic going through your audio interface versus one of those new USB mics?

    Thanks for your help! I know these are really basic questions, but you've gotta start somewhere!
  2. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Scotland, UK
    Pro Tools can only be acquired and used by purchasing an audio interface.
    Thus, you have acquired this software illegally.

    Buy an interface and get the real copy with it, and use that.

    USB mics suck ass. So do onboard soundcards.
  3. BRH

    BRH Active Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    LA, CA
    Owners that have hardware purchase the software separately from Digidesign.

    Anyone can purchase the software separately.

    Hardware can be purchased and sold used without software.
  4. Codemonkey

    Codemonkey Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Scotland, UK
    All I'm doing is repeating the information that's been repeated on this site a lot. Why has it gone unchecked?

    Even RemyRAD said it at one point, I'm sure.
  5. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    You can't buy a Digidesign interface without getting some version of ProTools. Unless of course you buy used. You could buy M-Powered or LE separately but then you have to buy hardware. LE comes with any hardware interface so why spend the extra? LE on it's own is $350.00 an MBox2 Mini is about $350. Which is the better deal?

    I'm with Code here. The guy is a pirate.

    Edit: reasoning? When you buy software don't you look at the system requirements?
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