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Old 01-07-2021, 03:33 AM
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Default Help for a novice using pro tools 8.5le and now need to upgrade

My first post and overwhelmed by all the info, but i do need assistance for upgrading from pro tools 8 to the next level.

What version of pro tools is available to me and what computer is then recommended to run that ? thanks in advance........ Stuart

I have pro tools 8.5le
i use an mbox mini as interface

it is mostly for midi sounds

my system is windows xp
version 2002
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Old 01-07-2021, 03:35 AM
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There is no such thing. PT 8.5 is a special version that came with HDN hardware bought before PT9 was released


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Old 01-07-2021, 03:49 AM
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So what do i need to do next ?
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Old 01-07-2021, 05:19 AM
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Win XP, 2002. Eighteen years?!
Mbox mini? About the same age?!
And an old weak computer.
I'm sorry, you simply have no options.
Except to start from scratch, with both new hardware and new software.

"Need to go to the next level"?
What does that mean?
What do you need?
What kind of stuff do you typically do w/PT8?
What would you like to do that you can't do now?
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Old 01-07-2021, 05:57 AM
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So what do i need to do next ?
Hi Stuart,
Only option to upgrade is to purchase a Perpetual license or a subscription license. You can purchase this at https://www.avid.com/audio-recording-software or through authorized Avid resellers.

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Old 01-07-2021, 11:26 AM
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To Ben Jansen, yes its that old but it works for me, until now, where my computer is starting to fail....

So i thought i could go to pro tools 9, but apparently not, it seems i go straight to 12 or latest version with a license......

So i will look for a windows computer that will allow me to buy pro tools 12 and learn that......

Mostly midi music and vocals is what we use it for.....thank you for pointing me in the right direction...
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Old 01-07-2021, 11:29 AM
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thank you so much, i will do research into this, what do you think is the best license to get and a mid priced computer ? Anything has to be an improvement on what i have..
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Old 01-07-2021, 11:40 AM
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For 600 usd you get a perpetual license (With upgrades for a year) that works for 10, 11, 12 and latest current versions.
With a subscription you pay monthly or yearly, and it works only for current version, no 10, 11,12.
With version 10 you can get away with a cheaper hardware, PT2020 needs more power.
You'll have to do the resarch and decide what's best for you.
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Old 01-07-2021, 11:56 AM
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Cheers Ben, i will do some research now and work out what is best for me.......I think pro tools 10, would be a good starting point for me.....from there i will look at recommended desktops and interfaces..........

I read that Scarlet are good interfaces.....
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I read that Scarlet are good interfaces.....
Oh yes!
I was actually pretty amazed how good the little 2i2 sounded when I got it. Low cost consumer stuff is in a different class now compared to 10+ years ago.
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