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Forum: Pro Tools 2019 05-11-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
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: 23
Views: 2,274
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: 24
Views: 2,414
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: 24
Views: 2,414
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: 1,671
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: 4,276
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: 777
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: 777
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: 777
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: 13,458
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: 48,173
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: 4,276
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: 48,173
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: 7,826
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: 7,826
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...
Forum: Pro Tools HDX & HD Native Systems (Mac) 01-28-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 48,173
Posted By Howardk
Re: HDX PT 2018 CPU Spikes AAE -9171 Halts Playback

Hi LDS

Regarding your findings, being that our systems are so similar:


I just did some further testing on my clean install of PT 2018-12 on High Sierra. I still have the problem with the...
Forum: Pro Tools HDX & HD Native Systems (Mac) 01-27-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 48,173
Posted By Howardk
Re: HDX PT 2018 CPU Spikes AAE -9171 Halts Playback

I wonder if there are any adverse affects from the Mac Pro (2010/2012) firmware upgrade that happens when High Sierra is installed?

I had tested High Sierra about 10 months ago, so I believe my...
Forum: Pro Tools HDX & HD Native Systems (Mac) 01-27-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 48,173
Posted By Howardk
Re: HDX PT 2018 CPU Spikes AAE -9171 Halts Playback

Log of Steps/Notes

2019-01-27
Removed excess slide in SSD trays from Mac Pro.
Installed High Sierra (10.13.6) on a 240GB OWC 6G SSD (I did not have to update Mac Pro Firmware, 10.13.6 had been...
Forum: Pro Tools HDX & HD Native Systems (Mac) 01-27-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 48,173
Posted By Howardk
Re: HDX PT 2018 CPU Spikes AAE -9171 Halts Playback

Yes, 6x8GB in the recommended slots.

I have tried El Capitan and Sierra, but not High Sierra. I have it installing onto an SSD now. I can't see it being that, but I am "in leave no stone...
Forum: Pro Tools HDX & HD Native Systems (Mac) 01-27-2019, 02:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 48,173
Posted By Howardk
Re: HDX PT 2018 CPU Spikes AAE -9171 Halts Playback

Looks like you did it correctly to me. Yes, big difference in performance. I can't even run a 64 buffer for more than a second or two with that test session. I am mystified.

Have you experienced...
Forum: Pro Tools HDX & HD Native Systems (Mac) 01-26-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 48,173
Posted By Howardk
Re: HDX PT 2018 CPU Spikes AAE -9171 Halts Playback

Unfortunately it looks like Spectrasonics current versions and Yosemite are a no go (link to compatibility info)...
Forum: Pro Tools HDX & HD Native Systems (Mac) 01-26-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 48,173
Posted By Howardk
Re: HDX PT 2018 CPU Spikes AAE -9171 Halts Playback

Sounds like you are seeing the same issue, and have put a lot of time into trying to resolve, to no avail. . . yes, very disappointing.



Nor can I. As you know VIs need to be in-time to feel...
Forum: Pro Tools HDX & HD Native Systems (Mac) 01-26-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 48,173
Posted By Howardk
Re: HDX PT 2018 CPU Spikes AAE -9171 Halts Playback

I have not spent enough time yet on Yosemite and PT 12.8.1, not tested Virtual Instruments, and only done minimal editing, . . . . but so far I have not found anything that I need missing and it...
Forum: Pro Tools HDX & HD Native Systems (Mac) 01-24-2019, 11:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 48,173
Posted By Howardk
Re: HDX PT 2018 CPU Spikes AAE -9171 Halts Playback

Summary of where things are at for me

After many many tests and configuration tweaks and inquiries. . . I can not find a way to make a Pro Tools 2018-10(or -12) with HDX card, work reliably with...
Forum: Pro Tools 2018 01-21-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,810
Posted By Howardk
Re: Mac Pro mid2012 12 or 6 core for PT2018

Hi

Do you have any issues with CPU spikes causing AAE -9171 Halts with your system? Or do you never use native VIs or Plugins?
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