In this article we are going to look at the different options for each Apple Mac computer model and explore which could be the most suitable as a Pro Tools computer. We will look at each Apple Mac computer, its strengths and weaknesses as a potential Pro Tools computer together two costed options, a basic option and a superior option.
A couple of weeks ago we repeated a poll from 2015 in which we wanted to learn more about what type and format of Pro Tools computer you use now. In this article we compare the results from the two polls and see how the choice of which computer you use for Pro Tools has changed over the last four years.
In this article we are going to look at the different options that will be available in the new cheese-grater style Mac Pro, which options would be most appropriate for a Mac Pro 7,1 Pro Tools computer and how much a new Mac Pro optimised for Pro Tools is likely to cost based on the information we have at this point.
In an exclusive statement from Avid’s Director of Product Management | Audio Workstations & Control Surfaces, Francois Quereuil has confirmed speculation that the maximum number of voices for the forthcoming 6 HDX Card configuration in the new Mac Pro would be 1024 Voices, rather than the possible 1536 voices with 256 voices per card at the current voice count per HDX card.
With this poll we wanted to learn more about what type and format of Pro Tools computer you use now. We asked this question just under 4 years ago and it will interesting to see what differences there are now in what kind of computer you are using for Pro Tools now compared to 4 years ago.
Jonah Walton is a producer, artist and mix engineer based out of Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He has been a professional Pro Tools user for over 20 years. In this article, Jonah shares his experience building a Windows PC for his Pro Tools computer and explains his choices for each of the technical components used to create his ultimate workstation machine running Windows 10.
With all the discussion about new Mac Pro coming, how good the Mac Mini 2018 is as a Pro Tools computer reminded me that a while back I had bought replacement processors for my Mac Pro 5,1 cheese-grater , which I had never got around to fitting. This article will show how to change the processor chips in a Mac Pro 5,1 (Mid 2010) cheese-grater and will show the difference this has made to my Pro Tools computer.
Following on from our article The New Apple Mac Mini 2018 Is Described As Awesome But Is It A Good Pro Tools Machine? in which we looked at the suitability of the new Mac mini as a Pro Tools computer, we asked community member Simon Nakra to share his experiences.
When the Mac mini 2018 was announced some Pro Tools users were quick to ask if it would be a good Pro Tools machine for those who want to stick with the macOS. There are Windows PC alternatives but this article is not about that, it’s comparing Apples with Apples so to speak. What do we think?
Can a share of market switch so much in the space of 3 years? The shocking result of our Pro Tools computer poll…
Greg from Avid in a live video from the show floor at NAMM 2019 has made an announcement about Pro Tools and macOS Mojave compatibility. Check it out.
Following the release of Apple Thunderbolt 3 computers like the Mac Mini 2018 and the iMac Pro, we have seen some confusion about which thunderbolt expansion chassis you can use with a Thunderbolt equipped Apple computer and so we thought it would be helpful to put together a guide especially as the transition to Thunderbolt 3 has muddied the waters in this area.
Following the extended article on Is There A Problem With The New 2018 MacBook Pro? Check Out Our Initial Analysis Now and our article I Might Be Buying A New Apple MacBook Pro As My Pro Tools Computer Soon we wanted to try and establish what, if any, problems the overheating that have been experienced by video users would show up when using Pro Tools.
Whilst I have been on vacation Apple went and released the new MacBook Pro machines and then Russ highlighted why he probably would not be buying one. My situation, on the other hand, is somewhat different as I have a 2012 MacBook Pro, which after 6 years is starting to misbehave, so I am looking at the new MacBook Pro as a replacement. Will the new 2018 MacBook Pro, tick all my boxes? Read on to find out…
Apple has just released a new MacBook Pro that we can now be spec up to 32 GB Ram. We posted a story last week on Pro Tools Expert about the rumours surrounding the next MacBook Is Apple About To Release The Powerful MacBook Pro That Pro Tools User Have Been Waiting For?
Prices start at $1,299 for the base 13" MacBook Pro:
In this video for Pro Tools Expert, Technical Edit James Ivey leaves the comfort of his home studio for a trip into central London to the Soho HQ of UK pro audio reseller Jigsaw24. They arranged for James to run the Pro Tools Expert Power Test session on a brand new, fresh out of the box Apple iMac Pro. Watch and see how this new machine fares and see if James could push it to the limit.
Post Production Specialist Alan Sallabank looks into building a "Plan B" Pro Tools Host Computer, on a budget.
Following reports that indicate Intel processors from the last 10 years suffer from a severe chip-level security bug that The Register reports the fix must be undertaken at the OS level. We now know that Apple's recent High Sierra updates are safe from the Meltdown bug, and a fix for the Spectre bug is in the works and Microsoft has released fixes too. We will bring you more as we get it.