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do u need M-audio interface or anything to access pro tools 8?

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Gravatar photo skillz II

i have an old fast track pro m audio interface that came w the demo of pro tools but wont open unless i have my fast track pro connected....im gettin a new pre amp so im just wondering if i got the full version on pro tools 8 if its compatible with any pre amps and eq

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  1. Answered: 1687 day 16 h (0) | Permalink

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    Gravatar photoJustin Vencel

    The Maudio Fast Track Pro should be M-Powered compatible and work just fine with the full version of Pro Tools.

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    Gravatar photoJay Moore

    If you buy the full version of Pro Tools...it shouldn't have a hardware lock and work with anything you've got in your system. The exception may be if they're doing a hardware authorization...much like the M-Powered stuff looks for an M-Audio device...but it'll likely be a USB dongle that simply runs authorize. I do know ProTools is bundled with hardware...and those versions have various hardware locks...but if you purchase a fully seperate copy, you shouldn't have any problems. If you're intendeing to use your pre-amps and EQ's in front of the Fast Track, then you wouldn't have a problem...the software wouldn't have any idea of what your'e running in front of the M-Audio device.

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    Gravatar photoTom Drinkwater

    You need digidesign hardware to use protools LE or TDM, or approved hardware from M-audio or mackie, to use protools M powered. I'm not aware of any full version of protools that does not require this. (if there really is one i'd really like to know because it would be a complete policy 180 turn from digi, and digi's hardware policy is the only reason i don't use protools anymore.)

    However once you have one piece of approved hardware in your system, you can add many other things through it , as Jay points out.

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    Gravatar photoguest

    I realize this is old but M-Powered Pro tools will require a compatible m-audio device attached to open and use at all times. LE requires Digi hardware and The Mackie Board that is compatible requires a 50 upgrade and M-Powered software.

    There is no way around this.

  5. Answered: 1688 day 5 h (0) | Permalink

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    Gravatar photoguest

    YES

  6. Answered: 1688 day 3 h (0) | Permalink

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    Gravatar photoguest

    Get pro tools 8 m powered...you wont regret it

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    Gravatar photoguest

    can't affort to buy pro tools m-powered,can someone help me please ???it's for a metal band xd...

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      Justin Vencel | Sep 03 at 07:09

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    Gravatar photoguest

    Two other decent, but lower priced options:

    Reaper

    http://www.reaper.fm/

    Mixcraft

    http://www.acoustica.com/mixcraft/

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    Gravatar photoguest

    will the m-audio fast track (mk1) work with pro tools 8 LE?.

  10. Answered: 811 day 15 h (0) | Permalink

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    Gravatar photoguest

    pro tools is bad .... get sonar cakewalk !! much better for a home recording studio

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