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 09-24-2010, 01:12 AM
Shan's Avatar
Shan Shan is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Posts: 13,556
Default Pro Tools Native 11th Anniversary!

I guess we'll throw another party right here!

11 years ago today on September 24, 1999, Digidesign announced the Digi 001 for Mac OS and Win98 running Pro Tools LE 5.01 software.

I still have that box from 11 years ago along with the original PIII I built for it. Surprisingly, it still fires up and runs! Nothing like classic vintage Digi converters. I was pretty impressed with the simple work flow I was looking at after launching it for the very first time. A Mix and Edit window, straight to the point. Considering that most of the other DAWs of the time were nothing but multi pop-up window frenzies, PT 5.01 had a straight forward elegant simplicity to it. After spending an hour with it, I took my copy of Cubase 2.5 and fired it straight into the garbage bin. Seeking more info, advice and users, I jumped online and found the DUC which I became an "avid" reader and lurker for a good year until I finally created my DUC account, and made my first post. The forum was amazingly active with recording tips and advice from many pro recording veterans. It wasn't uncommon to make a post, go back an hour later, and find it down on page 5 with 20 replies of amazing advice and help from the diehards.

LE has come along way since that initial release and there's definitely more than one story to tell with many uphill battles along the way. Somehow, some very creative DUCers always seemed to push the app and hardware beyond it's intended limits. Though it only had a limit of 24 tracks at the time, a few of us were determined to fined solutions that would exceed this. I ended up bumping into an engineering oversight that actually gave us 32 tracks. It was quite simple really. Create a session with 23 tracks, go to import, then import 9 empty audio tracks from another session. The 9 audio tracks imported and remained active, which gave us our 32 tracks. I posted this tip on the DUC only to find it deleted hours later. Posted it a few more times and again, it got deleted. That's ok though, so many people saw the posts and with the communication of the Internet, I ended up with hundreds of emails, which I still have to this day, asking for the 32 track tip. Unfortunately, Digidesign decided to "fix" this engineering oversight in Pro Tools 5.3.

After it's end of life announcement by Digidesign, quite a few made an attempt to change that decision. I see some familiar names on that petition by the way. Though it was unsuccessful, many continued to creatively keep it running, and we'll leave that part of it's history at that. As a bit of trivia, this was the only LE product that could run without the hardware I/O breakout box attached, as the ADAT lightpipe I/O was on the PCI card(no firewire related error messages by the way). It looks like the original Digi 001 website is still around, but now parked by a new owner.

Upon this 11 year anniversary of PT LE, we see the birth of a new generation of Mbox hardware I/O. For the first time ever, the exlcusive proprietary modus operandi of the past decade has been removed, as it's now being promoted as an I/O box for use with all audio software and DAWs. This is quite a bold new move and a good indicator that Avid Audio has become a real hardware company with the proprietary shackles of the always in fear digidesign removed. A big two thumbs up for this new direction, which I hope they continue to move forward in.

Let's see what Avid Audio brings to the Pro Tools Native software to celebrate this 11th year of their native line. I'm pretty optimistic we'll see some more BIG changes.

Here's to another 11 years and the original first DUC PT LE pioneers!

Sincerely,

Shane Johnson


...and long live that 001!
__________________
Pro Tools Power User Editing

Give your plug-ins a facelift...and skin 'em!
__________________

"Music should be performed by the musician, not by the engineer."

Michael Wagener 25th July 2005, 02:59 PM

__________________

Pro Tools|HD Native 9.0.1 | Pro Tools|HDX 10.2 | Studio One | REAPER 4.22 | HD OMNI | HoboMac Pro 2.26Ghz Quad-Core | W7 Ultimate 64-bit
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-24-2010, 01:57 AM
TOM@METRO's Avatar
TOM@METRO TOM@METRO is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 17,224
Default Re: Pro Tools Native 11th Anniversary!

Happy Native 11th.
__________________
~ tom thomas

Formerly hobotom

Pro Tools Ultimate 2020.5 HDX
HD Omni and 192 I/Os
Windows 10
Intel Hexcore i7
All Samsung Pro SSDs
Ampex MM1200 2" 24 trk tape
Outboard: UREI, Eventide, Lexicon, Yamaha, TC Electronics, Orban, ART, EchoAudio, Dolby, Hughes, API, Neve, Audio Arts, BBE, Aphex, Berringer, MOTU, dbx, Allison, etc.
Plug-ins: Too many to talk about.

www.metrostudios.com
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-24-2010, 02:15 AM
Bubblegum Bubblegum is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: South East Asia
Posts: 324
Default Re: Pro Tools Native 11th Anniversary!

I fondly remember my introduction to Protools with the Digi 001. It also got me onto my first ever mac (G4 dual 500) and I made many (rather harsh) recordings during my learning curve trnsitioning from an analog to a digital setup.

I used to frequent the DUC whilst at my day job, just waiting to get home and do more recording and mixing. Now it is my business.

Due to unforseen circumstances I had to sell my 001, mac and all the outboard I had accumulated (incl. FATSO) in 2004 and was left with having to use PT Free on a Powerbook, which I used right up until this year (along with an Apogee Mini Me & VX Pocket soundcard).

I recorded 2 full albums on that little system. Long live PT 5.0.1 and Mac OS9!

Now I have a new iMac i7 and an Eleven Rack, still got the Mini Me and I'm back up to date with Protools and happy to be "Home".

I don't mean to sound like a fanboy because I see the good and bad points of all DAWs (still waiting for ADC!), but I have to say I'm very grateful for the existence of Protools and finding out about the DIGI001 from my engineer friend at Sarm Studios in London.
__________________
MojoBat Productions
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-24-2010, 02:18 AM
danander11 danander11 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 4,013
Default Re: Pro Tools Native 11th Anniversary!

Happy birthday to PT,
let's hope we don't see 1 - 3,
It's time to go native,
but with A - D - Ceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

__________________
Here I am,
after time not long...
and thankful for the break,
What I found when I got there,
was that I couldn't stay away!

Hobo Shave!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-24-2010, 03:54 AM
chrisdee's Avatar
chrisdee chrisdee is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Trondheim, Norway
Posts: 3,070
Default Re: Pro Tools Native 11th Anniversary!

I didn't start using PT LE befor 2006. I dreaded the switch from my first DAW (musicator) wich I had used since 1996. The first year on PT LE was terrible because of incompatible pc hardware. But now things are better.

The only two things I'm missing in PT LE is ADC and more and better sounds and control in the VI's.

One can argument that there are lot's of different VI options out there, but in my experience only the VI's in the box are usable stable wize in LE.
I wish for the future would be that Avid makes more physical modeling based VI's that doesn't take up gigabytes of harddrive space.

But, happy 11th.
__________________
Christian D Hagen | I7 Builds | PT/OS Compability Chart
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-24-2010, 09:29 AM
JMS40 JMS40 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Gnashville
Posts: 6,347
Default Re: Pro Tools Native 11th Anniversary!

My 001 is gathering dust but I just can't part with it. Just a sentimental old fool.
Still have the original box and disc's. Anyone need a Dverb floppy?

Happy Birthday PTLE.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-24-2010, 09:50 AM
Dism Dism is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 6,154
Default Re: Pro Tools Native 11th Anniversary!

Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisdee View Post
One can argument that there are lot's of different VI options out there, but in my experience only the VI's in the box are usable stable wize in LE.
You need to try more VIs.
__________________

D
a n t h e I n c r e d i b l e S o u n d M a n

"Svetlana" v1 - 4.2GHz i7, 16GB RAM, OSX 10.7.4
Liquid Saffire 56 - PT10.2 - BFD2, VCC, Duende Native, Play 3.0

_C U R R E N T-D V E R B-S C O R E:515
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-24-2010, 10:15 AM
DHL DHL is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 149
Default Re: Pro Tools Native 11th Anniversary!

I just parted with my 001 this morning! My fiancee is picking up my 003 rack factory with MPT 2 tomorrow. I have had my 001 since 2002 and it has served me well. I had a chuckle when I pulled out the 001 box and saw a big sticker attached to it saying "D-Verb now included"...good times!
__________________
Daniel

Asus P6X58D-E, Intel i7 930, 12 Gb Corsair XMS3 DDR3
2 WD Black Cavier 640 Gb SATA 3Gb/s 32MB Cache
Windows 10 Pro
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-24-2010, 10:56 AM
Keybeeetsss's Avatar
Keybeeetsss Keybeeetsss is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Memphis
Posts: 8,759
Default Re: Pro Tools Native 11th Anniversary!

Quote:
Originally Posted by dism View Post
you need to try more vis.
very true!!
__________________
MYSPACE ON'EIM
LAUTEN MICS & ME
DA'TUBE ON'EIM

'IS TAMARA HOME'
NO, SHE'S WITH
HOBO KEY
'' (that dopey green thing)

('we' must start using pronouns)
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-24-2010, 11:46 AM
spkguitar's Avatar
spkguitar spkguitar is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Pittsburgh
Posts: 18,161
Default Re: Pro Tools Native 11th Anniversary!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Keybeeetsss View Post
very true!!
+3

Back on topic...
I remember my 001.
I remember the computer that I tried installing it on that had SiS chipsets.
I remember reading here that SiS chipsets were not compatible.
I remember I tried and tried and tried to get it to work anyway.
Guess what?
SiS chipsets are not compatible!
I also remember having to upgrade to XP (kicking and screaming).

I sold a MOTU 2408 to get that 001. I kinda wish I had that 2408 right now!

Bought the 002R shortly after when the EOL was announced for the 001. Speaking of which; anyone want to buy my 002R?
__________________
My Website: Pro Tools "Newbie" Help

Studio rig: Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R, Intel i7 920, 6GB Patriot DDR3, NVidia 8600GS, LG GGW-H20L BD-RE, Sony CRX195E1 CD-RW, 2x WD Caviar black 640GB (os swap), 1x WD caviar 320GB (sessions), 1x Maxtor 120GB (sessions), 1x Seagate 1TB (samples/loops), Profire2626, Command8, PT12 on OSX

Mobile Rig: 2015 MacBook Pro Retina, Apollo Twin, PT12
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
Pro Tools LE 10th Anniversary! Shan 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Win) 101 10-24-2014 07:52 PM
Pro Tools LE 10th Anniversary! Shan 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 0 09-24-2009 03:55 AM
Anniversary ! lemix General Discussion 16 11-07-2005 08:47 PM
Harley 100th anniversary song i wrote & recorded on pro tools for your scrutiny vocalvoodoo 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Win) 9 06-04-2003 04:20 AM
Battery and Kontakt to be RTAS by May 11th!!! pk_hat 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 2 04-02-2003 12:11 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:54 PM.


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