Lion + ProToolsMP = working!

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by norrismantooth, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Hey all,

    I just updated my M-Powered 8 to 8.0.5. I'm up and running, ProTools is working!

    I'm not sure about PT 8LE or 9 or HD...

    Hopefully a screenshot is proof enough:

    I'll post more (instructions on how to do this) after I come back from dinner.
  2. macrumors member


    Mar 23, 2011
    Good to know, and yes, please share the details.
  3. norrismantooth, Jul 24, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2011

    thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Alrite, chillin's! I've spent a few hours researching how to employ ProTools onto my 10.7, and had a few unsuccessful attempts, but it works. Finally!

    Here's the details of how I got ProTools 8.0.5 to work in OSX 10.7:
    *It may save you some time if you disable your startup items before performing this install*

    1a. Uninstall ProTools. Only do the partial uninstall -- I didn't find doing a complete uninstall necessary. (It may make you restart.)

    1b. Update your iLok driver. Download the "Mac OSX Extensions". It will give you a file called "macextsx".

    2. Perform a clean install (Version 8.0, from the DVD if you have it). (Forced restart after install)

    3. Download the ProTools M-Powered 8.0.5 Update (2GB): (Avid's page) (Direct Download link)

    This update assumes you have ProTools M-Powered 8.0 installed. It won't work unless you already have an existing copy of ProTools installed. (Forced restart after install)

    5. Update your M-Audio drivers: (M-Audio Interface Drivers - Download Page)

    I saw it posted somewhere that Lion disables (removes) the following plug-ins:

    Digidesign FirewireMidi.plugin
    Digidesign Mbox2Midi.plugin
    DigiDIO Midi Driver

    As far as I know, Pro Tools 8.0.5 replaces these drivers.

    And finally, restart (forced) one last time. After your system loads, plug in your interface, plug in your iLok, and start ProTools. Mine took about 3 minutes to load the first time, but yours could vary with the number of plug-ins you have installed.

    Please respond to this thread if you have any questions. I will do my best to answer them.
  4. macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2011
    COol and thanks. I will try this hopefully tonight :cool:
  5. macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2011
    It Works!!

    Thanks bud,

    I have an early 2009 iMac and can confirm that following the posted instructions worked for me.
    I am back up and running with Pro Tools M-powered 8.0.5 on Mac OS X Lion.

    Noticed that the link to the Avid site has now been updated to say that version 8.0.5 is compatible with Mac OS X 10.7.

    Thanks again helped heaps,

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