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Old 09-21-2009, 04:06 AM
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Default Comparison Chart.

In all seriousness, could you please post a comprehensive comparison chart between Essential, M-powered and LE?
A specific question in the meantime:
When it comes to EDITING, does it have all the features of M-powered or LE?
i.e. all editing shortcuts work, preferences are available...
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Old 09-21-2009, 04:27 AM
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No smart tool
No groups
No pencil tool
Grid and Shuffle Mode only
No elastic properties
Proprietary plugins it comes with only
3 inserts per channel
10 levels of undo
No solo or mute latching
Can only record 1 track at a time I think

That's what I remember seeing off the top of my head

It opens my PT LE 8 sessions fine
No installation problems, even on Win in Boot Camp
Seems really stable

I like it for a songwriting tool, all of the "essential" features I know and love from PT LE with none of the features that take me down the rabbit hole of would be engineering and keep me distracted from my first priority of writing the song.
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Old 09-21-2009, 05:04 AM
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Hey bilco
maybe you should add how many Busses and Sends ther are in PT
since this in not mentioned anywhere.

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Old 09-21-2009, 05:37 AM
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I will look at it later when I get home

If I could figure out how to do a screen print on a Mac Keyboard when running Windows XP in Bootcamp on an iMac, I would put up some screenshots (if that would be okay with Digi Administrators) but I will list the differences as I notice them
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All here and in the public domain http://www.digidesign.com/index.cfm?...4&itemid=39831
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Old 09-22-2009, 01:14 AM
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Thanks, but a feature list is not a comparison chart. Anyway, I just opened the "Menus Guide" http://akmedia.digidesign.com/suppor...v802_62383.pdf
and I still cannot believe what I'm seeing. Next to every other menu item there's a small icon that indicates that that particular feature is only available after the purchase of M-powered. For heavens sake people at avid, call this what it really is: A DEMO version. It should be a free download.

Here's a list of things NOT available in Essential:

Save Copy In
Save As Template
Send via digidelivery
Send to sibelius
Import session Data
Import video
Export MIDI
Export Sibelius
Mute/Unmute Region
Strip Silence
Make Track inactive
Group Tracks
Lock Regions
Group Regions
Elastic
Midi Real time Properties
Beat Detective
Quickpunch
Transport Online
Peripherals
Preferences (WTF?)
MIDI Studio Config
Window Configurations
Score Editor
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Old 09-21-2009, 11:27 AM
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No smart tool - Dealbreaker
No groups - Dealbreaker
No pencil tool
Grid and Shuffle Mode only - Dealbreaker
No elastic properties
Proprietary plugins it comes with only - Dealbreaker
3 inserts per channel - Dealbreaker
10 levels of undo - WTF why on earth??!!
No solo or mute latching
Can only record 1 track at a time I think
I can't use this.
Not worthy of the Pro Tools name.

I will not stock this at my store. I will recommend Cubase AI bundled with a Yamaha Audiogram instead.
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Not worthy of the Pro Tools name.
Toy-Tools
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It's also full of nag screens which no one has mentioned.

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It's also full of nag screens which no one has mentioned.

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Just like having you in the DUC then?
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