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Old 11-02-2022, 11:39 PM
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Default High Sierra

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i know (now), i should've been more cautious
i run High Sierra, my Mac can't keep up with the recent OS, it's from 2015 or so
i wonder if it's there any way to get my hands on a Pro Tools Studio version, compatible with it, i'm an annual subscriber
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Old 11-03-2022, 12:45 AM
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2020.12 is the last High Sierra compatible version
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Old 11-03-2022, 01:27 AM
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ok, but now it's 2022
i fckd up, what can i do?
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Old 11-03-2022, 02:53 AM
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I'd be looking at a used or refurbished M1 mac, if I were you. They are fantastically powerful and can be quite cheap. It's now two years since they were introduced, so I think they would be not difficult to find second hand.

A rough thought experiment:
A used Mac Mini M1 ($600) a cheap screen and mouse/keyboard ($100) = $700.
Sell your imac, maybe get $250.
Total cost $450.

Now this will most likely only get you the basic M1 - 8GB ram and 256GB flash disk. Many will tell you 8GB is not enough for PT - they are wrong. I tested this basic mac with PT and it works just fine, just don't expect it to run tens of virtual instruments simultaneously. But the processor is fantastic:
Mac Benchmarks
…it will at least double your current processing power for plugins etc. (Scroll down the list in the benchmark link, and find your iMac.) And the internal disk, even though it's not very big, it's so fast (2500-3000GB/s) that everything flies. You might soon want to expand with an external SSD, but they need not be expensive.

The new apple processors are so cool, the fans are never heard. You'll have a great computer that will last you and be supported for many years.
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Old 11-03-2022, 03:49 AM
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ok, but now it's 2022
i fckd up, what can i do?
I'm on HS and pro tools runs fine up to version 2022.7. 2022.9 requires mojave and it won't install on HS
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Old 11-03-2022, 05:05 AM
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Your Mac should at least be able to go to Mojave but you can probably go as high as Catalina or Big Sur depending on the specs of the Mac, which you don’t give.

It doesn’t matter what year this is. There are plenty of Pro Tools versions to choose from prior to 2022. But if you want to have the latest PT then consider those other operating systems. All still available for installation.
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Old 11-03-2022, 06:25 AM
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read up on this guy and his software for older macs.
http://dosdude1.com/software.html
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Old 11-03-2022, 06:29 AM
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It doesn’t matter what year this is. There are plenty of Pro Tools versions to choose from prior to 2022. But if you want to have the latest PT then consider those other operating systems. All still available for installation.
I'm not shure of the details, but I'm shure that a subscription license requires you to run, if not the very latest version, but at least a very recent one. Perpetual licenses works on any version back to PT9.
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Old 11-03-2022, 09:09 AM
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You can definitely run Big Sur on a 2015 iMac.
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Here is some info on macOS/PT/imac compatibility:
Pro Tools System Requirements and Compatibility
Scroll down and click on the two colored imacs to find your conputer.
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