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Old 09-02-2019, 10:48 AM
lampmusic lampmusic is offline
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Default Pro Tools Ultimate / HD Reinstatement?

A few years ago we switched most of our music production work over PT12 Native due to the cost of reinstatement for our HD system.

For band tracking we are still using our PT HD Native system running on PTHD 11.

If we were to come up with the $ to do the reinstatement on this system, are there any benefits? We are only doing tracking, no video, no surround.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
Main System 2019 MBP 16 inch / I9 / 32GB RAM.
Pro Tools 2020.5.0

Studio: Old quad-core Mac Mini running PTHD 11 Native / AVID IO(won't pay reinstatement lol)
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Old 09-04-2019, 08:07 AM
Sugarnutz Sugarnutz is offline
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Default Re: Pro Tools Ultimate / HD Reinstatement?

My personal thought is if your just tracking with it I see no advantage going to the latest. If you start building your mix as you track adding plugins as you go, then maybe. I have and old HD6 Accel rig in a Magma chassis running PT 8 & 10 on a Win 7 PC and a 8 core Mac Pro cheese-grater respectively for tracking and it’s just fine for that. YMMV!
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Old 09-04-2019, 08:51 AM
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Default Re: Pro Tools Ultimate / HD Reinstatement?

Yea, unless "adding plugins as you go" (as in using same plugin versions on both ends) is a huge factor, then the only advantage of HDN would be 64 i/o limit compared to 32 i/o max for standard software.
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