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Old 03-10-2015, 09:26 AM
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Default In need of PT 11 HD system purchase advice...

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I'm a professional Pro Tools Audio Post Mixer using PT10 for my job. I'm looking to buying a PT11 HD system for home for little projects, but obviously, I'm concerned about keeping the cost from going sky high. I want to mix in surround (5.1) and use for mixing to picture. What are your suggestions on a ground up system (MAC). I was thinking of running a Native system with one of the new iMacs and getting the HD Omni as the interface. Does anyone see any issues with this or have a better suggestion?
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Old 03-10-2015, 10:43 AM
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Default Re: In need of PT 11 HD system purchase advice...

I love my HD Native and Omni system, so I highly recommend it, especially if you want surround monitoring.

If you have a 003/002, or Mbox Pro, you can do the trade in and get $1000 off the system. You may be able to buy a used 002/003 and use that for the trade if you don't have one.

As for the Mac, the Imacs are great, but if you can go for the new trash can Mac Pro, I think you'll be happier in the long run. You can save money by getting a refurbished one from the Apple Store. You may also want to wait til next month during NAB to see if they update them.
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:25 AM
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Default Re: In need of PT 11 HD system purchase advice...

I'm actually trying to have the best of all worlds it seems. I'm trying to get the price down.....although the new "trash can" version would be great. I'm thinking about hanging up surround, and going with the PT11 (basic) just to keep the cost down, although I'd really like to have surround as an option.
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:50 AM
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Default Re: In need of PT 11 HD system purchase advice...

Mac MINI or recycled 5,1 Mac Pro, Laptop etc....
Lots of choices.
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:23 PM
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To save a little $$ you can use a MBox 3 Pro instead of the Omni for 5.1 monitoring.
305's great bang for the buck. When I bought mine from Sweetwater they had them on special. Buy 1 get one 1/2 price. NAB is just around the corner, so that special may pop up again.
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Old 03-10-2015, 01:40 PM
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That would be fine, but he would need the HD software to have the surround capability.
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