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Forum: Pro Tools HDX & HD Native Systems (Mac) Yesterday, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By Howardk
Re: Mac Pro 2013 10 or 12 Core?

I see there is a kits on eBay for the E5-2687 v2, which is an 8 Core 3.4 GHz. I hear these processors throttle back when they get too hot, and if true then the question becomes more complicated.
Forum: Pro Tools HDX & HD Native Systems (Mac) Yesterday, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By Howardk
Mac Pro 2013 10 or 12 Core?

Hello

About to upgrade a 4 Core Mac Pro 2013 (D300) to a faster processor and more RAM. Looking for best option. I wish to maximize performance for Plugins and Virtual instruments in Pro Tools...
Forum: Pro Tools 2020 08-20-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By Howardk
Re: Multiple Users - Pro Tools Ultimate 2020

Hi Guys

Thanks for the insights... sorry I didn’t get back sooner.

I haven’t had any guests recently so it is not currently a burning issue, but I do wish to resolve this, and have a...
Forum: Pro Tools 2020 08-04-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By Howardk
Multiple Users - Pro Tools Ultimate 2020

My studio computer is used by others, so I wish to have alternate User IDs. . . however since I upgraded awhile ago Pro Tools Crashes on startup under the other users, but works fine under my...
Forum: Pro Tools 2019 06-28-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 698
Posted By Howardk
Strange Mouse/UI behaviour?

My system just started acting up today, and a restart did not remedy. Tried two different sessions that have been working ok prior.

Couple examples:

Solo a track and it unsolos on its own, or...
Forum: Pro Tools 2019 06-28-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,506
Posted By Howardk
Forum: Pro Tools 2019 06-27-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 959
Posted By Howardk
Pro Tools 2019 Midi timing - Any issues?

Anyone noticed any midi timing issues?

I am hearing some flams on drum parts with stacked samples. It is inconsistent. . . hits will sound fine, and then some hits will sound comb filtered,...
Forum: Pro Tools 2019 06-27-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,670
Posted By Howardk
Re: Mojave Pro Tools 2019.05 SSD Trim Enable (Y or N?)

Hi

Yes, I realize Trim is enabled for all SSDs with the "sudo trimforce enable" command. . . I have had all my Macs this way for many years. I am thinking that since the Samsung drives are HFS+...
Forum: Pro Tools 2019 06-26-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,670
Posted By Howardk
Re: Mojave Pro Tools 2019.05 SSD Trim Enable (Y or N?)

I have a combination of different SSD drives. . . my data drives are Samsung SSDs with HFS, so Trim required and System drives are APFS and OWC SSD, which do not need Trim enabled. Mojave seems to...
Forum: Pro Tools 2019 06-26-2019, 03:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,670
Posted By Howardk
Mojave Pro Tools 2019.05 SSD Trim Enable (Y or N?)

Hi Guys

Just finally getting started testing Pro Tools 2019 on my 2010 Mac Pro with HDX Card. I have a combination of OWC SSD Drives and Samsung SSD Drives.

I have already installed everything...
Forum: Pro Tools 2019 05-11-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,131
Posted By Howardk
Re: Increase number of -9073 errors

That’s not promising. What is your system description?
Forum: Pro Tools 2019 05-10-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,763
Posted By Howardk
Re: -9173 Error Finally Gone?

Found this review on youtube:
https://youtu.be/tL43-szEzq4

He is still getting errors...
Forum: Pro Tools 2019 05-09-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,367
Posted By Howardk
Re: CPU usage different with 2019.5?

Do HDX users need to update to Mojave to realize the CPU usage improvements or will we also see the improvement with Sierra? I was thinking it is a PCIe buss contention issue causing the CPU Spikes...
Forum: Pro Tools 2019 05-09-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,367
Posted By Howardk
Re: CPU usage different with 2019.5?

This is the news I was hoping to hear! I am away doing do concerts this WE, can’t wait to get back and try it. The CPU Spikes issue has been a real deal breaker with Pro Tools 2018 versions...
Forum: Pro Tools HDX & HD Native Systems (Mac) 03-13-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,234
Posted By Howardk
Re: HDX Firmware Upgrade for Upcoming PT2019

... and hopefully the HDX firmware update is fully backward compatible!
Forum: Pro Tools HDX & HD Native Systems (Mac) 02-14-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,700
Posted By Howardk
Re: Do you shut down your Mac Pro at night?

My computers are on for 200+ days/nights a year, except when I’m away touring. Mostly for night time backups, quick access when I walk in to do a mix tweak, etc.... basically convenience. So far I...
Forum: Pro Tools HDX & HD Native Systems (Mac) 02-14-2019, 02:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,811
Posted By Howardk
Re: Most stable Mac OS X for HDX / HD software

Yes, a video card that supports Metal is required for Mojave, and I think Mojave does yet another MacPro (2010 or 2012) firmware update, but don’t quote me on that. Most video cards of this nature...
Forum: Pro Tools HDX & HD Native Systems (Mac) 02-13-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,811
Posted By Howardk
Re: Most stable Mac OS X for HDX / HD software

I have worked on Mountain Lion with PT 10, with HD and HDX cards, after updating my Mac Pro firmware from a High Sierra install, and I did not notice any new issues, but it was not an exhaustive...
Forum: Pro Tools HDX & HD Native Systems (Mac) 02-13-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,811
Posted By Howardk
Re: Most stable Mac OS X for HDX / HD software

PT12.8.1 on Yosemite is best if you also plan to run some native plugins or VIs and want to avoid the dreaded CPU spikes that cause AAE-9171 errors/Halts or AAE-9173 Halts... otherwise Sierra or High...
Forum: Pro Tools HDX & HD Native Systems (Mac) 02-06-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,042
Posted By Howardk
Re: GTX 680 or HD7950 vid card and HDX-3 - how do i do power for the cards?

The above is what I did and it seems to me working fine, but concerns remain.

My video card is the Gigabyte R9 280X and although I am only HDX-1, I am still concerned that the power ports on the...
Forum: Pro Tools HDX & HD Native Systems (Mac) 02-01-2019, 01:10 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 56,388
Posted By Howardk
Re: HDX PT 2018 CPU Spikes AAE -9171 Halts Playback

Ok, so I did some more tesing on this Solo Playlist Lane Delay Issue I am trying to resolve. I ended up simpliying the session to one Track with about 120 playlists with 4 second regions. I tested...
Forum: Pro Tools HDX & HD Native Systems (Mac) 01-31-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,700
Posted By Howardk
Re: Do you shut down your Mac Pro at night?

Backups happen at night. . . I always leave it on or do backups manually and shutdown if I am not working for a couple days. . .
Forum: Pro Tools HDX & HD Native Systems (Mac) 01-31-2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 56,388
Posted By Howardk
Re: HDX PT 2018 CPU Spikes AAE -9171 Halts Playback

Upgraded video card to AMD Radeon R9 280X 3GB today.

Did some quick testing in Sierra and High Sierra with PT 2018-12/HDX. I did not notice an improvement to the lag when selecting a Playlist...
Forum: Pro Tools HDX & HD Native Systems (Mac) 01-29-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,555
Posted By Howardk
Re: CPU overload with Native Instruments

Please tell me more about your setup and workflow when you have a chance. (Computer/Hardware OS/ProTools Versions etc...)
Thanks!
Forum: Pro Tools HDX & HD Native Systems (Mac) 01-29-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,555
Posted By Howardk
Re: CPU overload with Native Instruments

After many many years on PT 10 with HD Accel cards, I am trying to find a new landing point to gain Freeze/Commit feature and use newer VIs and Native Plugings. However, I can’t make Pro Tools HDX...
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