Tomorrow, July 24th Apple will ship the first public beta of their latest version of the Mac OS Yosemite.
We’ve been talking a lot about Pro Tools reliability a lot recently, not all issues with a DAW are down to the software, so as we always say please take caution when considering using a beta of any software.
Here are a few things to consider:
- Are you in the middle of a mission critical project? If so then do not even think about using a beta.
- Have you got all your projects and systems backed up? If not then do this before doing anything.
- Do you have the time to deal with any bugs and crashes and incompatibilities, however minor?
It is tempting to try the latest version of something, but many professional Pro Tools users do not upgrade even on first generation releases of software, let alone beta releases. Many top studios are still running earlier versions of Pro Tools and operating systems - keeping their systems rock solid is their biggest priority.
Please take care and remember you can’t blame Avid or any other software developer if you run into trouble trying to use a beta.