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Old 06-12-2010, 05:44 PM
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I just got a new MacBook Pro w/OS 10.6.3 and am upgrading to PT8. I just found out my Mbox won't work anymore with 8.0.3 (thanks Avid). Will 8.0 work on OS10.6.3? That's the last version to support the original Mbox. If I new I had to upgrade my Mbox I would've just bought one and not paid the $150 for the software upgrade. Will PT8 run without any hardware?
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Old 06-12-2010, 06:21 PM
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Will PT8 run without any hardware?
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:04 PM
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That bites man......maybe you could talk to someone at Avid, in CS, and see if they will credit something towards a new hardware/system in lieu of you buying that upgrade not knowing your Mbox was dropped and it would not work. The Mbox 2 Mini is only $250 and comes with the latest version of Tools and some nice plug in's and VI's. It's only 2 inputs though....one XLR and one 1/4".

I am not sure if 8.0 will work with 10.6.3 but either way it has been troublesome for many I think. It seems to me everyone is going to 8.0.3.

Eleven is pretty nice, great as a guitar solution.

003's have been seen going at very good prices also and 002's can be had for cheap on eBay etc.

Who knows when 002/003 will bite the dust though? Yikes!!!

Good luck.
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:33 PM
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I just got a new MacBook Pro w/OS 10.6.3 and am upgrading to PT8. I just found out my Mbox won't work anymore with 8.0.3 (thanks Avid). Will 8.0 work on OS10.6.3? That's the last version to support the original Mbox. If I new I had to upgrade my Mbox I would've just bought one and not paid the $150 for the software upgrade. Will PT8 run without any hardware?
Your best solution might be to buy a new MBox and spin off the unopened software pack on ebay
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Your best solution might be to buy a new MBox and spin off the unopened software pack on ebay
Agreed. And stop blaming Avid for Apple constantly changing stuff
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Old 06-14-2010, 04:20 PM
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Over the years, if you are always on a budget like myself, I found it best to never upgrade to the latest stuff. PT always lacks a bit regarding OS releases and you can find yourself without a working system fairly easily.

Briefly, I bought a bran new MacBook Pro 17" and was running Snow Leopard. To run my orig. Mbox and PT, I created 2 new partitions using disk utility (you can do this without worry of losing your data actually, but do a backup just in case).

I am running PT 7.4.2.cs4 so, I installed leopard (10.5.8) on one of the extra partitions. Though I don't have all the latest/greatest stuff, I feel like I am in music creating heaven. I won't do any more upgrades at all on this setup.. so until some hardware fails, I am running uninterrupted as far as techy problems go.

When my machines do fail, I'll simply do the same thing.. buy/install the latest stable working environment, then won't change it until the next hardware failure!

This is my new strategy after 10 years or so of running PT. ;-)

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I 100 per cent agree with that last statement. NEVER upgrade to the newest version of Mac OS. Wait half a year at least, if you need.
I did the same thing : I had to buy MBox 2 mini. Actually it wasn't bad thing, since MBox 2 mini is sleeker, does the same thing as the original MBox, plus I got PT 8 included in the package ( 150 bucks of software itself). I paid less than 300 for the whole thing brand new.
I gave away original MBox to one of my students...
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