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Old 25th January 2007
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Inefficient protools?

This is not a One host vs another host post. I use native (M-powered and LE) protools everyday and love it but why does it have so many special hardware requirements?

Can a tech here please explain to me why in this day and age nearly every host on the PC platform....
- runs approximately %30 more plugins than tools at the same latency
- Runs it's initial loading sequence much faster
- Doesn't require a seperate firewire drive on laptops
- can run 45+ 44k audio tracks of the one 5400 drive without sweating
- run on most windows hardware, out of the box without much tweaking


I Dunno....I'd like to cause a bit of a stir here cause I think it's justified. Protools is great....it's a fantastic app....but it just seems to me to demand a little too much from our systems. I suspect protools uses inefficient code. I want answers!!!!
Old 25th January 2007
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hammer...
your asking a question that isnt easy to answer.
because only the developers know the source code.
and the software architecture of the product.
i got my own ideas....but i dont want mods down my back.

i once built an industrial system that only worked one way......
it was a nice way to keep the customer coming back.
think about what i just said.

the only thing i gotta say is musicians bitch n moan about this n that.
(and i'm a musician too.)..so do what i do and support the companies that are trying to change things like the ones in my sig. and others.
theres a raft of great solutions if you look.
all the best.
Old 25th January 2007 | Show parent
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Friend, it is, what it is.
Old 26th January 2007 | Show parent
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Friend, it is, what it is.
As is this cup of tea in front of me...That doesn't stop me from wanting to learn how to make a superior cuppa.
Old 26th January 2007 | Show parent
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The problem here is You can't and Digi won't. Therefore, for now at least, It Is What It Is.
Old 26th January 2007 | Show parent
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basically it's a hacked togetehr version of HD with HD functionality and options removed. This was proved when some guys were able to get the 6.9 TDM version to work with the 001.
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