Apple (Logic) To Withdraw Support For Pro Tools Hardware?

There’s a rumor Apple (Logic) are to stop support for Avid’s Digidesign products (Pro Tools). This is a massive kick in the teeth for Avid. Neither rumor surprises me; I cashed in my (digital signal processing) chips a long time ago when Apple brought out the G5. The chips I cashed in were a Digidesign HD 3 (before excel) and a 192 interface. I could see the end for the need of processing power on PCI cards.I thought I should get as much money for my Digidesign Pro Tools HD system as I could, I already liked the sound of Apogee interfaces so I bought a Rosetta 800 and made do with a G5 dual 1.8. It was a bit sluggish but I knew bigger beasts were in the post. And in the post they were beyond my wildest dreams because I had no idea about the intel chips they were going to load them up with. I have to say also that I thought the Rosetta sounded much better than my 192 I had. Engineers often criticise Apogee stuff saying it sounds a bit sheeny. If they do then I like sheeny!

I hated the way Digidesign’s upgrade system worked. I spent a fortune upgrading my Mix system to HD and it seemed only months later HD Accel came out. It’s part of the reason I sold my HD system when I did; I wasn’t about to fork out all that money AGAIN! All those brand names were a bit confusing; Pro Tools made by Digidesign and Digidesign is owned by Avid. I don’t think many users even knew about Avid.

I do feel sorry for all those Logic users now lumbered with a HD rigs but soon will be unable to upgrade Logic if it’s true. I don’t know why Apple are withdrawing support, I know that Avid and Apple have never been the best of friends but it still doesn’t make any sense to me. I wonder how much my Logic using pals will be able to get for their HD rigs now. I’ve been native for a few years now, I’m running 2 x 2.8 quad intel xeon, a load of ram and I can’t even get the beast to break into a sweat. I use an Apogee Ensemble interface now. I swapped my Rosetta 800 for the Ensemble because I wanted the lightpipe i/o when I ran Gigastudio. The stereo sp/diff i/o still comes in handy.

I can see the Mac Pro doesn’t break into a sweat because I use islayer’s iStat; It’s a neat app which lets me know what’s going on in my mac; from the temperature of my processors and disk drives to how much processing power I am using and from which processors, handy when you want to see how your individual plugins use your processors. There’s even a handy ethernet bandwidth counter! All the stats appear at the top of the screen and look great; there are drop down menus of everything for more detailed statistics.

Dave Garnish is Garnish School of Sound and his blog can be found here: Dave Garnish’s tips and tricks The original article URL is here: Article URL


Logic, Inductive and Deductive
The question has sometimes been asked, Where should we begin in Logic? Particularly within the present century has this difficulty…

Introducing Logic: A Graphic Guide
Logic is the backbone of Western civilization, holding together its systems of philosophy, science and law. Yet despite logic’s wi…

Introduction to Logic: and to the Methodology of Deductive Sciences (Dover Books on Mathematics)
First published in Polish in 1936, this classic work was originally written as a popular scientific book — one that would presen…

An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments
“A flawless compendium of flaws.” —Alice Roberts, PhD, anatomist, writer, and presenter of The Incredible Human JourneyThe a…

Challenging Logic Puzzles (Mensa®)
So, you think you’ve got the brain-power to tackle tough logic puzzles? Well, try this extraordinary assortment of challenges, inc…

Logic: A Very Short Introduction
Logic is often perceived as having little to do with the rest of philosophy, and even less to do with real life. In this lively an…



Related Articles:

Published at: Science News Articles

Article Source