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acceton 04-27-2003 01:38 AM

mbox with g3/osx versus os9
i have an imac g3/500mhz. i'm using protools free and i'm planning to upgrade to an mbox.
what can i expect of the performance on my system (how many stable tracks,no heavy reverb plugs,...)under os 9? can i run a stable osx and protools combination and do you have tips to make this work? my goal is to run 14 tracks with 1 reverb and some compression and delay/chorus plugs. I'm also planning to buy an external lacie firewire drive.is this a good buy? One final question:i noticed that the Le range of hardware doesn't have word clock in/out,can it derive the word clock from the digital spdifs or is no clocking possible? i know,lots of questions,any help is appreciated!

Rock_Artist 04-27-2003 06:05 AM

Re: mbox with g3/osx versus os9
Clocking: Yes! You can get External clock from the digital interfaces (SPDIF / ADAT depends on hardware).

System: Again, depends on your machine.
G3 500Mhz ? Powerbook / Ibook / B&W ?

The Ibook should do fine with PT6 but you'd get abit less than your needs.

I've tested PT6 with my Powerbook G3 300.
Just back to OS9 [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img] .
System couldn't handle it well. everything was slow and sluggish.

No matter which way - OS 9 would provide better performance for G3s.

You should get about 9-11 tracks on the DaveC with 500Mhz/OS9.

That's sure enough for 14tk/1dverb some plugs.

J. Guerrero 04-27-2003 05:04 PM

Re: mbox with g3/osx versus os9
OSX has the same (sometimes better because of the new features) performance than OS 9. The graphic interface in OSX is at times choppy, but again, the performance and stability in my system is great and I got rid of OS 9 not too long after I got my PT6 upgrade.
I use an iBook 500Mhz with 384MB in RAM... you can definately achieve those 14 tracks with a G3 system, Mbox and OSX. Just get at least 256MB of RAM.

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