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Old 11-19-2009, 05:47 AM
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Hi there,

I love pro tools, and have always edited on it. I now want to purchase the programme myself, and am wondering what is exactly I need? I am buying it mainly to put audio that I have already recorded onto it so I don't want to have to buy a huge desk etc. I am using it for radio purposes. I was wondering if somebody could advise me as what I need to get in order to run the programme on my computer. (I have a mac) Ideally I just want the program alone without all the equipment, but I have heard this is not possible.

If I just got an m box then would the program work? Also, where would be the best place to get the box from etc?

I hope somebody can help me!

Thank you so much,

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Old 11-19-2009, 07:13 AM
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Hi Amy & WELCOME to the DUCZ!!!


OK so I guess u don't know that the software comes free with all & any hardware purchased with the exception of m-audio/m-powered; So in other words u must have Hardware to run any PT software...

So as to what u need, that would be hardware, & a compatible computer for PT8
so with that being said, u may wanna post ur computer specs(which/what Mac u have/OS etc...)
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:53 AM
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Thank you so much! So would this be classed as just a box or hardware? I have been researching on the internet, hopefully I am getting somewhere.

I have put the link below! x





http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/FastTrack.html
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Well a box & Hardware are 1 in the same actually... Please make sure u read up on the different versions(Essentials/M-Powered/LE); Obviously cost tells a story so with that being said u get VERY LIMITED USE with that bundle that ur looking @ which is fine if that is what u want; Just making u aware of it though...
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I see, thank you for talking to me about this.

Would the essentials allow me to still play around with sound/pitch/speed etc? I only want to edit and so am not so worried about recording into the program.

ahhh I am so confused. I am a student you see, and have always used Pro-tools but my lecturers are going to make us use avid, which I refuse to use and so I want to buy pro tools in some form!

http://www.absolutemusic.co.uk/shop/...FVBd4wodoluclA

I have just been reading up about it on this link.
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Avid (Now I'm confused) Avid is Digidesign &/or vice versa(however u wanna look @ it)

As for Elastic pitch or audio, I don't believe Essentials have those features...
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oh dear its been a long day already.........I mean adobe audition not avid!!!! oops!!

ahh I see, I need to do some more looking into it, but I believe I can pay for an upgrade on the essentials one to the m-audio 8 or something!?
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PTMP8, Not M-audio 8; but yeah u can upgrade that...
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What Mac are you going to use for this?
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