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Old 12-30-2015, 09:01 AM
IVcrane IVcrane is offline
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Default PT12HD Upgrade Recommendation

I used Pro Tools native 002r for many years. About a year and a half ago I made, what was for me as a student, a large upgrade to Pro Tools 11HD Native with thunderbolt and a 8x8x8io.

I run Pro Tools on the latest top of the line MacBook Pro, but this laptop is used for my school and my wife's occasional design work from home. Planning to upgrade and have a dedicated computer for ProTools when I graduate next semester.

However, in the mean time, my wife went and upgraded the laptop to El Capitan 10.11.2 and PT11, while still working, is a bit buggy, especially with importing audio (often won't play or allow me to add plugins to session after).

Point is I am really on the fence about the upgrade from PT11 HD Native to PT12HD. Scrolling through the forum some members are saying 12 is great, others are trying to sell their 10/11HD license and plan t transfer to PT Vanilla. As a student, x-mas just passing, and next semester expenses due, I'm having a hard time deciding whether I should be taking advantage of the PT 12HD upgrade before it jumps up, if I should try and work with PT11HD, or if I should just sell it all and get a new io and PT Vanilla.

Any recommendations would be appreciated. While I graduate next year, a $599 now and $399/yearly subscription is quite a lot for somebody that doesn't try to make income off their system. It would be a no brainer if PT11HD was more stable (and I realize part of that is the OS upgrade, but there were stability issues before).
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Old 12-30-2015, 09:54 AM
Craig F Craig F is offline
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Default Re: PT12HD Upgrade Recommendation

Depends on if you want to do Music or Post:
Music, plain can do
Post, HD is basically mandatory

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PT11 System Requirements link http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/C...m-Requirements

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Old 12-30-2015, 10:25 AM
IVcrane IVcrane is offline
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Default Re: PT12HD Upgrade Recommendation

I'm just recording basic rock music tracks... Really thinking I should have stayed with Vanilla and got the Symphony IO now...
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