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Old 10th March 2014
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iMac+Moto MK3+ProTools 11?

Hi folks,

It's time to get a DAW...

I can get a good deal on a iMac from 2009 and a Motu MK3 2408 firewire interface...

Would these work well with Protools 11?

Or Motu ultralite mk3?

It needs to work hasslefree, am thinking plug-and-play...
I won't be using any plug-ins as I have enough outboard for my needs, so the setup would be used as a modern tapemachine.

Any thoughts?

Thanks,
Tom
Old 10th March 2014
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Old 10th March 2014
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To work with PT11, the OS on that old Imac would need to be upgraded to either Mountain Lion or Mavericks, which may not be a big deal, but something to be aware of. The only other issue is that the newer Imacs are so much more powerful than the pre-2011 ones. But if you're not running lots of tracks and plugins, it should be fine.
Old 10th March 2014
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Originally Posted by Mr. Tom ➡️
Hi folks,

It's time to get a DAW...

I can get a good deal on a iMac from 2009 and a Motu MK3 2408 firewire interface...

Would these work well with Protools 11?

Or Motu ultralite mk3?

It needs to work hasslefree, am thinking plug-and-play...
I won't be using any plug-ins as I have enough outboard for my needs, so the setup would be used as a modern tapemachine.

Any thoughts?

Thanks,
Tom
Depends on the price, a machine of that age will have a dual core CPU,

Compare it to the price of a new quad i7 Mini. The Mini would smoke that machine.

To find the exact specs of the iMac go here Mac Specs, Prices, Answers and Comparison @ EveryMac.com, Est. 1996

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