Avid Pro Audio Community

Avid Pro Audio Community

How to Join & Post  •  Community Terms of Use  •  Help Us Help You

Knowledge Base Search  •  Community Search  •  Learn & Support


Avid Home Page

Go Back   Avid Pro Audio Community > Legacy Products > 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Win)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-18-2008, 11:57 AM
phobia phobia is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Sweden
Posts: 816
Default PT8 first impressions

Hi,
I must salute Digidesign for this release - it is a totally new experience and lots of goodies around that makes the work more pleasureable too.

Been messing around shortly with it on the new Q6600 and it is rock solid.

Let it stay this way now.

Cheers,
- J
__________________
Digi 002
Mbox 1
Digi001 (retired to shelf)

Asus P5K Premium v3, Q6600, 2x2GB Corsair

Tyan Thunder n3600B (S2927A2NRF)
2xAMD OPTERON 2214 2.2GHZ

Win XP Pro SP3
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-18-2008, 01:55 PM
Dorian Green Dorian Green is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: France
Posts: 210
Default Re: PT8 first impressions

I got it after few hours of strugglin' with the Digistore and Activation...Anyway got it now.
The Installation went very well, no noticeable probs.
I really like the new look.But I have to admit I got to get used to it now.The waveform looks better, nice colors and ambience.The only little thing is the size of the Mix Window (bigger,higher!) so the layout has to be reconsidered as I can't put as many windows as I want on my first screen as I used to (Locators, Automation Controls, Sys Usage and Transport).
Tried the new Xpand2, new A.I.R plugins.By the way the MiniGrand sounds great.Boom is a good creative tool.

Haven't tried the Elastic Pitch yet nor the Comp Edit.
Really need to "dig" inside this new version!

For the moment it's all good!

Share your experience guys!
__________________
Green Room Studios, France
Mac Book Pro i7 15"4 Mac OSX 10.6.6
PT 9.0.2
DIY Intel Core 2 Quad, P5B Premium,DDR2 6GB, Win 7 Ultimate.
PTLE 8.0.4
002R Unit and MBox Mini
SSL XLogic Alpha Channel.
SPL Goldmike valve Preamp.
DBX Analog Compressors, Gate and Eq.
Monster Cables
Home made & Neutrik Patchbay.
Brauner, Shure, Seinnheiser and T.Bone mikes.
Tannoy 8D Active monitors.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-18-2008, 02:45 PM
Digitalkidd Digitalkidd is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 150
Default Re: PT8 first impressions

Got it going last night....you have to be patient with the download and install process or you'll go crazy.

First impression is "Fluid".....everything just moves so smooth....the way you click on things and click and drag and open........very solid....the font is larger on the tracks...much easier on the eyes. MIDI clocking seems to be a bit tighter as well.....

The Minigrand VI has awesome dynamics.......sounds pretty solid in the core part of the board, but the lows seem to lose a bit on heavier chords....a bit muddy, but very useable by my standards...

Still playing with things like everyone else, but so far like I mentioned...it's very fluid.
__________________
002R / A8N-SLI Premium / Opteron 170 @ 2.8ghz
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-18-2008, 04:24 PM
Sofine Sofine is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Posts: 466
Default Re: PT8 first impressions

Yeah, I have to agree with the sentiment so far. Easy dload, easy install and works like a charm. Boom is inspirational and the AIR plugins are great. Havent got around to trying much out, but I am very excited about this release. Well done Digi
__________________
Simon
www.simonfine.ie
www.bubblegumstudios.com
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-18-2008, 06:29 PM
mpire667b mpire667b is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 13
Default Re: PT8 first impressions

well I was going to wait a while to get v8, let the traffic subside a little..
but I was wondering what to do.. and holidays coming up... so I caved..downloading now.

and dang, what a bunch of cool stuff to play with. I had read a few of the product pages, but wasn't expecting this many extras.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-18-2008, 09:01 PM
JWalkerPostAudio JWalkerPostAudio is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Burbank, CA
Posts: 439
Default Re: PT8 first impressions

I like PT 8 a lot, but as a dialogue editor I found it really hard for me to navigate with the SHIFT + SCROLL WHEEL function now being considerably slower. I know a lot of people don't use that, but for me it's my fastest way to scroll from side to side in version 7. Now I have to find a workaround

-Justin
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-18-2008, 09:22 PM
danander11 danander11 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 4,012
Default Re: PT8 first impressions

Quote:
Originally Posted by JWalkerPostAudio View Post
I like PT 8 a lot, but as a dialogue editor I found it really hard for me to navigate with the SHIFT + SCROLL WHEEL function now being considerably slower. I know a lot of people don't use that, but for me it's my fastest way to scroll from side to side in version 7. Now I have to find a workaround

-Justin
This is one of my favorite things too.....

Peace! Merry Christmas!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-18-2008, 11:43 PM
Ang1970 Ang1970 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 433
Question Re: PT8 first impressions

Quote:
Originally Posted by JWalkerPostAudio View Post
... SHIFT + SCROLL WHEEL function now being considerably slower...
-Justin
Justin,
Is just the SHIFT+SCROLL slowed down, or is the general scrolling and/or mouse function also affected? Performance is important to me, and I want to feel reasonably safe before I make the jump to 8. Have you observed any other problems/issues/concerns yet? And for academics sake, would you mind listing out your comp specs? TIA

I'm running:
m-audio mobile pre usb
XP sp3
intel D955Xbk, dual 2.8GHz pentium D, 4GB ram
Nvidia Geforce 7300 GS - mon 1 digi 1680x1050 - mon 2 vga 1024x768
logitech trackman wheel

Thank you!
__________________

Cheers,
Angelo Quaglia
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-19-2008, 07:52 AM
Table Syrup Records's Avatar
Table Syrup Records Table Syrup Records is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 1,485
Default Re: PT8 first impressions

I know this is SOooooo general, but:

How's it working with your Dual Cores? (MOBO & CPU & RAM Please) DVerbs?

How's it working with your Quad Cores? (MOBO & CPU & RAM Please)DVerbs?

I'll assume you've seen Shanes post in regards to decreased DVerb count with the new DVerb including chorus, and by replacing DVerb with the old version you'll get your accurate DVerb counts.

RTAS performance? I run heavy on Waves Platinum Native v5.2 right now on 7.1 and sometimes have issues with 40+ track sessions. but I'm about to build a Quad now anyway.

I too was one of those who was gonna sit and wait for cs2, but I'm reading lots of good things, and seeing problems as being minimal, issues with preference or opinions/taste, or isolated incidents for the most part.

I might be takin the plunge early .... :) Just need to keep seein feedback I guess.
__________________
Shorty: Table Syrup Records

Mac Pro 5,1 3.33 GHz Hex, 32GB
EFI Flashed - 5 GT/s Modded 7950, Dual Apple 23"
OSX Sierra
Pro Tools HD 11.2.2
Waves IOS, IOX, STG2412
Extreme Server (x2)
Logic Pro X, DSP Quattro, Final Cut Pro X
Waves Mercury+SSL+AbbeyRoads
Trident S65 with embedded US-2400

Live:
2012 Mac Mini, Dual SSD, i7 2.4, 16GB
Win 10, OSX Sierra
LV1, MRSG
Hardware from above (same gear)
Dual Dell P2418HT Touch Screens
Waves Icon X (x2), M, with Screens
Custom enclosure
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-19-2008, 10:46 AM
DigiTechSupt's Avatar
DigiTechSupt DigiTechSupt is offline
Avid
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Worldwide
Posts: 33,549
Default Re: PT8 first impressions

Thank you all for the feedback. We also appreciate your patience with our website as it is experiencing about 20 times the normal amount of traffic with the release of Pro Tools 8.0.
__________________
Avid Audio Tech Support
Help us help you - read this before posting
Support FAQ
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PT 7.4 - second first impressions... zakco Pro Tools TDM Systems (Mac) 15 07-29-2009 12:55 PM
PT8 First Impressions SteveFireland Pro Tools M-Powered (Win) 17 12-20-2008 04:07 AM
6.2.2 first impressions marty martin 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 0 11-21-2003 03:35 AM
C24 - First Impressions ashdot ProControl, Control|24, Command|8 1 04-18-2001 04:20 PM
5.0 first impressions mike_c Pro Tools TDM Systems (Mac) 5 12-14-1999 05:21 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:09 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited. Forum Hosted By: URLJet.com