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Mot2000x 01-11-2020 09:42 AM

Running old AND new on different computers
 
So i have a mac pro 4,1 with PT 10 running mountain lion, I recently got a MBP running mojave and want to run Pro tools on that as well, I was hoping to use my ilok to bounce between the two, but i'm concerned my license for 10 will be eliminated when i upgrade. It's imperative i keep my old system as the new one will be mainly for mobile work. What's my best course of action, should I just get a new ilok and start over new? Is there a way to upgrade and keep my old version?

john1192 01-11-2020 10:36 AM

Re: Running old AND new on different computers
 
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Originally Posted by Mot2000x (Post 2550629)
So i have a mac pro 4,1 with PT 10 running mountain lion, I recently got a MBP running mojave and want to run Pro tools on that as well, I was hoping to use my ilok to bounce between the two, but i'm concerned my license for 10 will be eliminated when i upgrade. It's imperative i keep my old system as the new one will be mainly for mobile work. What's my best course of action, should I just get a new ilok and start over new? Is there a way to upgrade and keep my old version?

this is just my opinion ...

keep the System you have Exactly as it is .. i assume your System is Rock Solid !!

and buy a new version of pro tools (probably find a deal and get a free iLok) - get the new Metal One, much better .. and your choice of Perpetual or Subscription for PT ..

your old iLok will work .. but PT10 will not work on new computer ..

my license is for 10,11,12 ... thats what happened when i upgraded .. not sure how it works now .. BUT this license is not able to be Split Up .. cannot use PT10 on one system and PT12 on another at the same time ... would be nice !!!

i am sure others will have other ideas for you ...

JFreak 01-11-2020 10:39 AM

Re: Running old AND new on different computers
 
I think the question was not to use two systems at the same time but instead keep using the old and the new systems in two different setups having the same old ilok license. Which works by the way, as long as you are using one system at once

Mot2000x 01-11-2020 12:46 PM

Re: Running old AND new on different computers
 
^^^ Exactly this, i want to be able use my lap top on the go and do most of the work on the bigger, considerably more powerful machine at home but keep the mac pro OS as is with the ability to swap the ilok between the two.

musicman691 01-11-2020 02:41 PM

Re: Running old AND new on different computers
 
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Originally Posted by Mot2000x (Post 2550649)
^^^ Exactly this, i want to be able use my lap top on the go and do most of the work on the bigger, considerably more powerful machine at home but keep the mac pro OS as is with the ability to swap the ilok between the two.

You might not be able to swap sessions between the two computers unless your plugins have both 32 and 64 bit aax format support. PT10 uses 32 bit aax and every version of PT after that uses 64 bit aax. Some developers of late in an effort to support Catalina have dropped 32 bit versions of their plugins. Check with support for any third party plugins you have on whether they still support both 32 and 64 bit aax.

I think subscription plans only have a PT2019 license asset. The permanent plans - I don't know. I just looked on the Sweetwater site and they're still selling reinstatement plans for $299 but those plans went away at the start of this year. A permanent license license asset plan is $599 for vanilla PT. It looks like you'll be having two separate license assets and if you do I'd get a second iLok and keep the two assets on separate iLoks. And don't forget ZDT insurance at $30/year - it's the cheapest investment that can pay off if you ever have a damaged iLok. And to cover if said iLok gets stolen activate TLC (theft & loss coverage) which is free.

JFreak 01-11-2020 02:56 PM

Re: Running old AND new on different computers
 
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Originally Posted by musicman691 (Post 2550658)
And to cover if said iLok gets stolen activate TLC (theft & loss coverage) which is free.

... but requires syncing the key every 90 days

musicman691 01-12-2020 04:16 AM

Re: Running old AND new on different computers
 
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Originally Posted by JFreak (Post 2550661)
... but requires syncing the key every 90 days

That's easy though.

JFreak 01-12-2020 04:42 AM

Re: Running old AND new on different computers
 
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Originally Posted by musicman691 (Post 2550698)
That's easy though.

At least usually it is. However if you are touring and have no idea about network (or its costs) good idea to sync before leaving

Southsidemusic 01-12-2020 04:52 AM

Re: Running old AND new on different computers
 
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Originally Posted by JFreak (Post 2550700)
At least usually it is. However if you are touring and have no idea about network (or its costs) good idea to sync before leaving

Hahaha Every Hotel I ever stayed at incl small beautiful boutique hotels in pretty elusive places on earth has had free wifi so 2020 that wont be an issue for 99.99% of the PT users. I mean who use Pro Tools on top of mt everest or K2 ;)

musicman691 01-12-2020 05:14 AM

Re: Running old AND new on different computers
 
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Originally Posted by Southsidemusic (Post 2550702)
Hahaha Every Hotel I ever stayed at incl small beautiful boutique hotels in pretty elusive places on earth has had free wifi so 2020 that wont be an issue for 99.99% of the PT users. I mean who use Pro Tools on top of mt everest or K2 ;)

Actually hasn't been a problems for years. A lot of fast food places have free wifi. So do cafes and other places of business and let's not forget libraries where they still exist.


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