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 > Pro Tools Software > macOS

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-21-2020, 09:26 AM
the.engineer the.engineer is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Guildford, Surrey, UK
Posts: 274
Default Catalina on Mac Pro 5,1

Has anyone tried it?

Clearly we're entering hackintosh territory here so nothing will be supported BUT I'm interested to see if it works.

I'm kinda liking the look of Pro Tools 2020 but don't want to shell out for a new computer right now.

There's a patcher by DosDude1 that makes it pretty straight forward.

Thoughts?
__________________
James Welch
Recording Engineer | Producer
Masterlink Productions

Mac Pro 5,1 (Mid 2010) | 3.46GHz Six-Core Intel Xeon | 32GB Ram | AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB | Apple 27" LED Cinema | 500GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2 SSD System Drive | 1TB WDC Sample Drive | 512GB Samsung SSD Audio Drive (temporary) | UAD-2 Quad PCIe
Mojave 10.14.6 | Pro Tools Ultimate 2019.12 | HDX | Avid Omni | Avid 16x16 HD I/O x2 | Digidesign 192 | Digidesign C24
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-21-2020, 10:44 AM
JFreak's Avatar
JFreak JFreak is online now
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Tampere, Finland
Posts: 19,404
Default Re: Catalina on Mac Pro 5,1

Pretty much same requirements than Mojave (as in Metal compatile GPU) and obviously the Catalina requirement of 64-bit only software
__________________
Janne
What we do in life, echoes in eternity.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-21-2020, 10:49 AM
the.engineer the.engineer is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Guildford, Surrey, UK
Posts: 274
Default Re: Catalina on Mac Pro 5,1

Thanks JFreak. That makes sense. My 5,1 is already running Mojave very well.

I’m hoping someone out there has done it and is running pro tools!
__________________
James Welch
Recording Engineer | Producer
Masterlink Productions

Mac Pro 5,1 (Mid 2010) | 3.46GHz Six-Core Intel Xeon | 32GB Ram | AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB | Apple 27" LED Cinema | 500GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2 SSD System Drive | 1TB WDC Sample Drive | 512GB Samsung SSD Audio Drive (temporary) | UAD-2 Quad PCIe
Mojave 10.14.6 | Pro Tools Ultimate 2019.12 | HDX | Avid Omni | Avid 16x16 HD I/O x2 | Digidesign 192 | Digidesign C24
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-21-2020, 10:51 AM
JFreak's Avatar
JFreak JFreak is online now
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Tampere, Finland
Posts: 19,404
Default Re: Catalina on Mac Pro 5,1

Obviously Apple may make it hard for someone using unsupported hardware, but it is nothing new. I have installed Mojave for god knows how many unsupported hardware, and granted it is some more work you can build a working configuration even if Apple said no.
__________________
Janne
What we do in life, echoes in eternity.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-21-2020, 12:29 PM
the.engineer the.engineer is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Guildford, Surrey, UK
Posts: 274
Default Re: Catalina on Mac Pro 5,1

Quote:
Originally Posted by JFreak View Post
Obviously Apple may make it hard for someone using unsupported hardware, but it is nothing new. I have installed Mojave for god knows how many unsupported hardware, and granted it is some more work you can build a working configuration even if Apple said no.


That’s great to hear.


James Welch
Recording Engineer | Producer
Masterlink Productions

Mac Pro 5,1 (Mid 2010) | 3.46GHz Six-Core Intel Xeon | 32GB Ram | AMD Radeon R9 280X 3072 MB | 256GB Samsung SM951 SSD Blade (PCIe) System Drive | 1TB WDC Sample Drive | 4TB RAID 0 Seagate Audio Drive | UAD-2 Quad PCIe
Mojave 10.14.5 | Pro Tools Ultimate 2019.5 | HDX | Avid Omni | Avid 16x16 HD I/O x2 | Digidesign 192 | Digidesign C24
__________________
James Welch
Recording Engineer | Producer
Masterlink Productions

Mac Pro 5,1 (Mid 2010) | 3.46GHz Six-Core Intel Xeon | 32GB Ram | AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB | Apple 27" LED Cinema | 500GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2 SSD System Drive | 1TB WDC Sample Drive | 512GB Samsung SSD Audio Drive (temporary) | UAD-2 Quad PCIe
Mojave 10.14.6 | Pro Tools Ultimate 2019.12 | HDX | Avid Omni | Avid 16x16 HD I/O x2 | Digidesign 192 | Digidesign C24
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-21-2020, 12:30 PM
JFreak's Avatar
JFreak JFreak is online now
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Tampere, Finland
Posts: 19,404
Default Re: Catalina on Mac Pro 5,1

Sure.

Let me just state the obvious: unsupported means use at your own risk
__________________
Janne
What we do in life, echoes in eternity.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-22-2020, 09:07 AM
DetroitT's Avatar
DetroitT DetroitT is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Detroit, Mi, USA
Posts: 2,220
Default Re: Catalina on Mac Pro 5,1

Quote:
Originally Posted by the.engineer View Post
Has anyone tried it?

Clearly we're entering hackintosh territory here so nothing will be supported BUT I'm interested to see if it works.

I'm kinda liking the look of Pro Tools 2020 but don't want to shell out for a new computer right now.

There's a patcher by DosDude1 that makes it pretty straight forward.

Thoughts?
ProTools 2020 should still work under OS 10.14,x
Or did I miss something?
__________________
(Help us Help You)<<<click here

APFS 90% 10% Audio on Both.

Pro Tools U-2020.5 macOS 10.14.6 APFS
Second boot-macOS 10.13.6 (Avid HDX-1 Omni)

(2k10MP 5,1 / 64-Gb)
(Sapphire RX-580 MVC-Edition-dual mini 6 pin. one spliced to add Avid mini 4 pin-hdx)
FW-CoreAudio (for poly-recording)
(SSL-HUI-MIDIoverIP)
----
music-design-creation
Post Music-Sound mixing, Production-Enhancements.

Audio Tuning and System Services
new systems builds / upkeep / +
----
New builds:
12 core nMP HDX 1 Slot 5 stock HDX Mac mini 6pin to 4 pin HDX power like 5,1 mp's used)
16 core nMP rack-test station
28 just because machine
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-22-2020, 09:08 AM
JFreak's Avatar
JFreak JFreak is online now
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Tampere, Finland
Posts: 19,404
Default Re: Catalina on Mac Pro 5,1

compatibility info here. bookmarki it
__________________
Janne
What we do in life, echoes in eternity.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-22-2020, 12:42 PM
the.engineer the.engineer is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Guildford, Surrey, UK
Posts: 274
Default Re: Catalina on Mac Pro 5,1

Quote:
Originally Posted by DetroitT View Post
ProTools 2020 should still work under OS 10.14,x

Or did I miss something?


I don’t think you missed anything. I’m just intrigued by 64 bit only.
__________________
James Welch
Recording Engineer | Producer
Masterlink Productions

Mac Pro 5,1 (Mid 2010) | 3.46GHz Six-Core Intel Xeon | 32GB Ram | AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB | Apple 27" LED Cinema | 500GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2 SSD System Drive | 1TB WDC Sample Drive | 512GB Samsung SSD Audio Drive (temporary) | UAD-2 Quad PCIe
Mojave 10.14.6 | Pro Tools Ultimate 2019.12 | HDX | Avid Omni | Avid 16x16 HD I/O x2 | Digidesign 192 | Digidesign C24
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-23-2020, 12:40 PM
the.engineer the.engineer is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Guildford, Surrey, UK
Posts: 274
Default Re: Catalina on Mac Pro 5,1

Quote:
Originally Posted by the.engineer View Post
I don’t think you missed anything. I’m just intrigued by 64 bit only.


Funnily enough the only app on my entire system that has a 32 bit component is...Pro Tools
__________________
James Welch
Recording Engineer | Producer
Masterlink Productions

Mac Pro 5,1 (Mid 2010) | 3.46GHz Six-Core Intel Xeon | 32GB Ram | AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB | Apple 27" LED Cinema | 500GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2 SSD System Drive | 1TB WDC Sample Drive | 512GB Samsung SSD Audio Drive (temporary) | UAD-2 Quad PCIe
Mojave 10.14.6 | Pro Tools Ultimate 2019.12 | HDX | Avid Omni | Avid 16x16 HD I/O x2 | Digidesign 192 | Digidesign C24
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
HDX in new Mac Pro/Catalina rourketown Pro Tools 2019 8 05-13-2020 09:39 PM
PT and Catalina gub macOS 3 12-21-2019 12:48 AM
Catalina cqd Pro Tools 2019 10 10-09-2019 01:37 PM
Catalina Ryan Young Pro Tools 2019 6 06-06-2019 10:20 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:27 PM.


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