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Old 01-08-2017, 03:55 AM
Bangha Bangha is offline
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Default Pro Tools 12.6 on mid 2009 MacBook Pro

Is anyone sucessfully running PT 12.6 on a mid-2009 MacBook Pro?

I'm having big issues getting the software to launch consistently.

4GB RAM and a 7200RPM HD

Thinking of upgrading to a SSD and 8GB RAM to see if that makes a difference.

Thanks for your opinions!
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:49 PM
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Default Re: Pro Tools 12.6 on mid 2009 MacBook Pro

8 GB RAM would be better, but still a little small IMHO. A 7200RPM external drive is fine, or an internal SSD. What kind of processor does it have? That could be what really limits you and you might not be able to overcome that limitation with a computer that old. I have a 2011 MBP which is really sluggish compared to my desktop.
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Old 01-11-2017, 04:53 AM
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Default Re: Pro Tools 12.6 on mid 2009 MacBook Pro

I have this machine with 4GB of RAM and an SSD. Since RAM has very little impact on plugin count, even with 8, you're going to be very underwhelmed. I'd recommend against trying it unless you're just going to be editing dialog or something.

IOW, this machine just isn't viable for music production IMO.

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Old 01-11-2017, 11:02 PM
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Default Re: Pro Tools 12.6 on mid 2009 MacBook Pro

I agree with Drew. It's time for a new computer if you're going to run Pro Tools. I've got a mid 2009 that I use for tooling around the internet but I wouldn't even think about trying to run pro tools on it. Don't waste your money on ram and other upgrades for that dinosaur.
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Default Re: Pro Tools 12.6 on mid 2009 MacBook Pro

I agree, I have this one also....

Great for internet and messaging, and word docs but not so much for PT sessions.

I am running DSP Quattro on it.....with a recently fresh install of old faithful 10.8.5
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