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rdolmat 11-21-2008 10:43 AM

Anyone see the PT8 demo tour?
 
They had one in Vancouver here a few days ago...dang! missed it!!

Did anyone see a local PT8 demo? Any thoughts? Got any good questions answered?

roberts 11-21-2008 10:47 AM

Re: Anyone see the PT8 demo tour?
 
Saw it at AES I am getting it. Just the track comping feature is going to save me so much time. Even if it costs me double what they are charging for it. The upgrade will be paid for in 1 day. If you do music you will need this upgrade

mlehmann 11-21-2008 11:13 AM

Re: Anyone see the PT8 demo tour?
 
Probably ProTools' biggest update since PT5, almost ten years ago. I really like the new UI. New instruments and plugins are cool too. The comp feature is great and Elastic Pitch is nice. Plenty of new shortcuts so I'm curious how that'll affect my workflow. I think it's definitely music-composition oriented although Digi's guy said it was an upgrade for everyone. Still, it's a bit deceiving to see that almost all those new features are already part of either Logic Pro or Ableton Live...

Anyway, for people who don't want to mess with Logic or Live, it's definitely a must. I'm ordering it for sure.

audioluche 11-21-2008 12:05 PM

Re: Anyone see the PT8 demo tour?
 
Hi,

I just saw a demo yesterday in Montreal and it was verry cool.
like mlehmann said, the new comp feature will be a time saver, the region rating too, midi editing will be verry nice, shortcut for solo and mute (yesss!!!), mutiple display of automation, better waveform resolution = better tab to transient resolution, the VI are cool, the new plug ins too, better allocation and loading/reloading times between songs (The DSP engine was re-writen, it will remember the plugins used in the last session and dont need to reload everything), and i'm sure i'm forgetting other nice features.

I usually dont update as soon as a new version is availaible but i must admit that what i saw yesterday just convinced me that i HAVE to update as soon as it's available.

Oh yeah, the guy said that they tweaked elastic time for better quality..

Voilà!

Luc:D

rdolmat 11-21-2008 12:51 PM

Re: Anyone see the PT8 demo tour?
 
yes siiirr!!

that sounds exciting...

although I'm really nervous about upgrading my Boot Camp Mac Pro to Leopard as well...I might be opening a can of worms with that one...

:(

but, in the end, it will be worth it!

mlehmann 11-21-2008 02:08 PM

Re: Anyone see the PT8 demo tour?
 
I'm running 10.5.5 with 7.4.2 and everything's fine. Also, the Digi guy said that everything that's runnin' with 7.4.2 will work with 8.

I forgot a couple of things about post-prod: there's now the possiblity to link and sync up to 5 HD systems and you can also link a ProTools system with an Avid system on another computer. Near sample-accurate sync for both.

Also, there's a new version of Xpand! with lots of new patches and sound fxs.

Dopamine 11-21-2008 03:11 PM

Re: Anyone see the PT8 demo tour?
 
Anyone know what new effects are included? (I'm not talking about instruments, but effects.)

For example, is there a new Chorus?

audioluche 11-21-2008 04:53 PM

Re: Anyone see the PT8 demo tour?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dopamine (Post 1307368)
Anyone know what new effects are included? (I'm not talking about instruments, but effects.)

For example, is there a new Chorus?

He did not show all effects in the presentation but he said there was 20 new effects. The one he showed were: distortion, anaolog filtering, a kind of talk box, and i cant remember the others but the one he tried sounded good. All plugins were developed by the AIR team.

Unfortunatly, i had to leave quickly after the presentation and i could not stay to ask question or check the complete list of plugs...

Hope this helps...

audioluche 11-21-2008 05:57 PM

Re: Anyone see the PT8 demo tour?
 
Forgot to say spectral gate plug...

Luc

Eric Lambert 11-21-2008 06:33 PM

Re: Anyone see the PT8 demo tour?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mlehmann (Post 1307349)
there's now the possiblity to link and sync up to 5 HD systems and you can also link a ProTools system with an Avid system on another computer. Near sample-accurate sync for both.

This sounds interesting - can you elaborate a bit. Synced and linked HOW exactly? Providing what type of functionality?

sleadley 11-22-2008 12:15 AM

Re: Anyone see the PT8 demo tour?
 
The Satellite system allows you to connect 5 Pro Tools systems and they run as if they were 1. You can even make it so if you solo the rest get muted as if it was one huge system. LE can also be used as a Hi-def Video player with satellite LE. The system is connected via Ethernet to all connected Pro Tools and is easy to setup as far as I was shown. It is almost instant lockup and frame accurate. Goodbye mtc. Seems like a great system to me. Dub stages will love it as well as any studio that requires multiple Pro Tools systems.

Kenny Gioia 11-22-2008 01:53 PM

Re: Anyone see the PT8 demo tour?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mlehmann (Post 1307349)

Also, the Digi guy said that everything that's runnin' with 7.4.2 will work with 8.

Except Tiger.

Fidelis 11-23-2008 05:37 AM

Re: Anyone see the PT8 demo tour?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Produceher (Post 1307602)
Also, the Digi guy said that everything that's runnin' with 7.4.2 will work with 8.

Except Tiger.

So, should I install PT7.4.2 and all plugins on my new Leopard hard drive and uptdate to PT8 later or should I just wait and install PT 8 when it's out?

mlehmann 11-23-2008 09:29 AM

Re: Anyone see the PT8 demo tour?
 
7.4.2 doesn't work with Tiger, it's a Leopard-release only. 7.4 is the Tiger version.

Yes, you can install 7.4.2 on your Leopard partition and upgrade to 8 when it's out.


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