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ericsvizeny 04-29-2019 02:58 PM

Avid hd native thunderbolt question
 
So just to double check. I need pro tools ultimate and the digilink i/o license to run my hd i/o with my avid hd native thunderbolt box. Can't use standard version pt 12 with digilink i/o license?

Darryl Ramm 04-29-2019 03:03 PM

Re: Avid hd native thunderbolt question
 
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Originally Posted by ericsvizeny (Post 2523462)
So just to double check. I need pro tools ultimate and the digilink i/o license to run my hd i/o with my avid hd native thunderbolt box. Can't use standard version pt 12 with digilink i/o license?

Yes. And this is stated many times over DUC.

Pro Tools HD prior to 12.6 did not need the DigiLink IO license to work with a DigiLink interface. HD/Ultimate has always been required.

nikkeu 01-12-2020 07:17 AM

Re: Avid hd native thunderbolt question
 
Hi all, I have a new iMac 2019 OS 10.14.6 and running PT 12.5. I tried connecting my HD Native Thunderbolt through a Thunderbolt 3 to 2 adaptor. There is no light at all on my hardware. I believe even there is no driver the hardware should have a connection? Please advice.

JFreak 01-12-2020 07:53 AM

Re: Avid hd native thunderbolt question
 
Hi, welcome to the community.

Yes the power light should be lit when the TB box has power connection.

Sugarnutz 01-12-2020 08:33 AM

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Originally Posted by nikkeu (Post 2550712)
Hi all, I have a new iMac 2019 OS 10.14.6 and running PT 12.5. I tried connecting my HD Native Thunderbolt through a Thunderbolt 3 to 2 adaptor. There is no light at all on my hardware. I believe even there is no driver the hardware should have a connection? Please advice.

You didn't mention which kind of TB2/TB3 adapter. I use an Apple TB2/TB3 adapter without issue on a i9 Hack. The LED indicator is for the integrated headphone amp whether it's on or off.

Southsidemusic 01-12-2020 08:55 AM

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Why a TB3-TB2?

you need the opposite for the HDN Box. TB1 to TB3 as the iMac is TB3 and HDN is TB1. I dont think that adaptor will work but I could be wrong of course.

JFreak 01-12-2020 11:11 AM

Re: Avid hd native thunderbolt question
 
TB1/TB2 is same connector, whether the connection speed is TB one or two depends on the boxes -- if one of them (in this case HDN) is TB1 then the speed is TB1, if both are TB2 then speed is TB2. But the connector is just the same.

Southsidemusic 01-12-2020 11:46 AM

Re: Avid hd native thunderbolt question
 
Got it! I know how TB speeds work. We use TB interfaces daily but the OP said he used a TB3 to TB2 adaptor which is wrong if he wanna use a TB1 to TB3 connection here.

HDN = TB1
iMac = TB3

So he needs a TB1/TB2 to TB3 connection.

LDS 01-12-2020 03:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Southsidemusic (Post 2550728)
Got it! I know how TB speeds work. We use TB interfaces daily but the OP said he used a TB3 to TB2 adaptor which is wrong if he wanna use a TB1 to TB3 connection here.

HDN = TB1
iMac = TB3

So he needs a TB1/TB2 to TB3 connection.

TB3 to TB2 is just what they are called. https://www.apple.com/au/shop/produc...bolt-2-adapter

Apple-centric labelling of an adapter that I suppose is bidirectional, but man does it mess with my OCD... like when someone explains audio connections in the opposite direction to signal flow. Monitors are plugged into the monitor controller with XLR cables and the monitor controller is plugged into the interface...


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Southsidemusic 01-12-2020 03:57 PM

Re: Avid hd native thunderbolt question
 
Thank You LDS for the explanation. I agree it messes with the mind and I start to feel sick and sweat prefusely when things are labeled incorectly like that! Really weird but again Thanks for the Info and good to see you again. Been a minute since we saw you here :-)


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