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gernb
Jan 4, 2003, 12:21 AM
Anyone know what the delay is? It was supposed to be out by year end. I haven't seen anything since November.

mac15
Jan 4, 2003, 02:36 AM
Well, I'm hoping it comes in at MWSF , I'd like a demo, because I want to start doing stuff with audio, its fun as. But I hope they release a beta or a demo for MWSF

Falleron
Jan 4, 2003, 03:23 AM
I think that I read that it will be released at MWSF.

sweetaction
Jan 4, 2003, 12:04 PM
I got the MBOX from XMAS and was stoked to hear that my friend at electronicmusic.com would be getting a promo copy in Jan. But industry friends have been told that it may not be until April...

Bummer...

ear2ear
Jan 4, 2003, 12:53 PM
The rep said its a moving targets b/c new bugs are being fixed and discovered everyday. With an installed base like ProTools, everything has to be right before they can unleash it. Have they even approved the MDD powermacs yet?

But I feel you as there are many of us who do want to "play" with it.:D

(And March/April is very realistic. Certainly not next week.)

mysterydork
Jan 4, 2003, 01:20 PM
But I have a copy of ProTools 6 for TDM & LE that was ripped from a CD in November. Obviously this doesn't speak to the question of when they will publicly release anything, but I don't know that they are as far off as some people think.

alset
Jan 4, 2003, 07:42 PM
Pro-audio apps are feeling the burn of OS X in the biggest way. Without a standard for audio and MIDI, many companies created their own formats. All of these companies are now forced to rewrite their apps to subscribe to Apple's Core Audio and Core MIDI. This has been a contributing factor to the lack of pro-audio apps for X.

In regards to DigiDesign, they promised us PT and didn't deliver. If they are finding bugs and such then I commend them for waiting to release a functional product rather than corrupt their user's systems. However, I fear that they simply didn't get on the ball for development as soon as they could have.

Dan

kenkooler
Jan 5, 2003, 11:06 PM
Originally posted by alset
Pro-audio apps are feeling the burn of OS X in the biggest way. Without a standard for audio and MIDI, many companies created their own formats. All of these companies are now forced to rewrite their apps to subscribe to Apple's Core Audio and Core MIDI. This has been a contributing factor to the lack of pro-audio apps for X.
Dan

There's a great article about that in January's Macworld if you want to read it.

alset
Jan 6, 2003, 12:07 AM
Originally posted by kenkooler


There's a great article about that in January's Macworld if you want to read it.

There is also a good article about this in last month's ElectronicMusician if you can still find it. It has a headline about OS X on the cover.

Dan

mike czech
Jan 6, 2003, 10:38 AM
The Electronic Musician article can be found here:

http://emusician.com/ar/emusic_os_joined_band/index.htm

pretty decent stuff, but not very much "new" info, just some laying out of why we're stuck here in regards to Mac user's audio apps and what may be in the cards for the future. I REALLY liked the 2.9ms latency figure for Core Audio as reported at the bottom of the page...

Tyler Durden
Jan 6, 2003, 10:52 AM
Perhaps they announced for the release of PT 6 to be before the new year, only because at the time Apple had stated that new macs as of jan 03 wouldn't boot os 9.
Since this deadline has been changed to accomodate quark amongst others,
would it not be fair to assume that they (digi) are just giving themselves more time?

8thDegreeSavage
Jan 10, 2003, 05:57 AM
They Demoed this app at the Keynote...on a MDD and it looked great, i think they said it wil be out very soon.

WinterMute
Jan 19, 2003, 05:38 PM
We run PT all over a 20 studio complex at Thames Valley Uni in London. Digi have told our techs it'll be avalible form the end of Feb, but that's a personal comment and not a publicity shot, we've been told the same thing B4 and it's stalled, apparently there are sync issues and some plug-in timing problems...

Let em work I say, I need it right first time, reportedly part of the decision to buy emagic was to do with the sync problems undr OSX, I guess Stevie just wanted to help his li'l German buddies out.