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Old 01-10-2016, 03:52 PM
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Default running protools v8.05 on mac os 10.95

am currently running v8.05 on maxpro os 10.6, but in order to receive new plug ins from 3rd party vendor, need to upgrade max os - question is compatibility between protools v8 and newer mac os (like 10.9).

any help will be appreciated. thanks
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Old 01-11-2016, 03:54 PM
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Arrow Re: running protools v8.05 on mac os 10.95

Originally Posted by paul sandberg View Post
compatibility between protools v8 and newer mac os (like 10.9).
There is no compatibility for Pro Tools v8.x beyond Mac OS X v10.6.8. You really should have Pro Tools v11.3.1 (or later) for use with Mac OS X v10.9.5.
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Old 01-12-2016, 12:43 PM
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Default Re: running protools v8.05 on mac os 10.95

If you really need to upgrade your OSX you also need to upgrade your Pro Tools unfortunately.
Mac OSX 10.6.8 was the latest version of OSX LE8.0.5 was compatible with.
You may scroll down a bit to check it out.

So if you go this route, you really may hurry up to get this one

Officially these upgrade options have gone already by 1-1-2016 (you won´t find anything like
this in the official Avid store anymore) but it seems that some retailers still have left overs.

If you cannot get one of those left overs, you will get no upgrade option anymore but will have
to buy the full, current version of Pro Tools 12 which will be $599.-!

Make sure your computer will have 8GB Ram at least and a fast enough OS drive (7200rpm HDD
at least, SSDs preferred) when installing PT12 on your system. Further do not forget to set up all
the optimization stuff.

Btw if you will use a lot of VIs in the future, 16GB Ram will be the even better choice finally.

All the best to you!
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Old 01-12-2016, 01:23 PM
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Default Re: running protools v8.05 on mac os 10.95

Or if you like flying by the seat of your pants and don't care about whether your configuration is 'approved' you can always clone the drive and try it.
On a second machine I am running Pro Tools HD 8.0.5 on 10.9.5.
I don't use it to heavily but haven't seen any show stoppers.
Granted it's not my main rig but it *can* work.

Pro Tools HD 2019.6 | HD Native PCIe & HD Native Thunderbolt | Lynx Aurora 16 HD | HD I/O | Digi 192 | 2010 Mac Pro 12 Core 3.46ghz | macOS Mojave 10.14.4 | 48 gigs RAM | Tascam DM3200 | Crane Song Avocet II | Antelope Isochrone OCX | Universal Audio Quad & Duo | Waves Mercury + Studio Classics v10 & Abbey Road Collection
Pro Tools HD2 8.1.1 | 2 x PCIe Core Card | 2 x Digi 192 | 2009 Mac Pro Eight Core 2.26ghz
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