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Old 09-01-2015, 02:13 PM
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Hi - I haven't touched my 002R in quite a while, and was looking to possibly upgrade both hardware & software.

I'm planning on getting a new Macbook Pro and upgrade from PT9 to 12, and saw that the 002R is no longer officially supported - can anyone advise on the best hardware to upgrade to? I see the MBox line still has Firewire connections - are there no consumer level hardware options using Thunderbolt? I also have a 1st gen iLok - do I need to upgrade to a v2, or am I ok with the gen 1?

I was getting 16 tracks in with the 002R & an external digital 8 track source - it was working great & I'd like to keep roughly the same set up.



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Old 09-01-2015, 02:55 PM
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With all the problems people are having I would stay away from pt 12 and buy 11 ..... my 2 cents worth, I have 11 and it's been great
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Old 09-01-2015, 05:48 PM
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Most Mac users I know are loving 12. Windows is a bit more iffy. As for the old 002r, not supported, does not mean it won't work. Load up the 003rack driver and see what happens
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Thanks for the responses - I'll definitely try the 003R drivers on the 002R. Is the next gen hardware expected to have Thunderbolt?
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Thanks for the responses - I'll definitely try the 003R drivers on the 002R. Is the next gen hardware expected to have Thunderbolt?
I don't think it matters. The beauty of PT regular (for lack of a better word) is that you don't need Avid hardware. PT 12 works great with Metric Halo hardware, which is FW but moving to USB. That might seem like a backward move, but they are going to be able to provide more i/o than most of us will ever need.
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I also have a 1st gen iLok - do I need to upgrade to a v2, or am I ok with the gen 1?
You will need an iLok v2 to use Pro Tools v11.0.0 or later.
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