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August 7, 2012 / Randy Coppinger

ProTools 10.2 Survey

I use ProTools 10.0.1. I heard horror stories about 10.1 and stayed away.
Last week I started asking my Twitter friends and colleagues:
Are you running ProTools 10.2? Is it stable? Some interesting replies…

@awalk94 – OS 6.8
been running it for a few weeks now, only on a macbook not HD software, runs great though, no complaints.

@bscheuble – OS 10.7.4
Yes… (arm up) And yes, stable.

@chuck_russom – OS 10.7.4
10.2 is not bad and totally usable daily. 10.1 was bad for me. Still think 10.0 was better.
Also, I am completely native with non Avid hardware.

@rhythminmind – OS 10.6.8 and Win 7 64 on personal rig
I’ve installed 10.2 on 20+ rigs. It solved many of the showstopping post bugs with 10.1.x.
It’s stable on my setup for sure, I wasn’t on 10.x long do to a timeline/framerate bug that I couldn’t deal with.
On my home rig 10.2 works much better with my 3rd party hardware.

@Mikehillier – OS 10.7
I run 10.2 it’s a gazillion times better than the previous version I ran – 10.0.4 I think.

@colinhart – OS 10.6.8
HD 10.2.0: so far so good – I’ve been working on a feature in it for the past two weeks, haven’t had a single problem

@viktorphoenix – OS 10.7
Yup. Totally stable.

@Pct1theory – OS 10.8
I’m running it on Mountain Lion Told me it was incompatible but it works
been running it on ML since launch. It’s crashed once and lags occasionally. Not a big deal to me.
but this is only with core audio. I haven’t tried using it with my 003 yet.

@joelraabe – OS 10.6.8
it’s been fairly stable for me.

@thomasdulin – OS 10.6.8 and 10.7
super stable on 10.6.8. also good experience on 10.7 but have only used to track on that machine.

@eesn – OS 10.6.8
very stable on 10.6.8. Just don’t expect the same of Eucon.

@dieffe – OS 10.7.4
Pro Tools is quite stable. Lion on the other hand is not performing well with my (old) macbook pro.
I think the problem is my macbook pro (first unibody) and only 4 gb of ram. Lion is not bad, even if it has some quirks

@CreateMusicPro – OS 10.7
10.0 was good. 10.1 was all kinds of horrible. 10.2 solved 95% of those problems.
[I asked: Would you rather be running 10.0 or 10.2?]
10.0. Anything after seems to want to move into 1024 buffer constantly and can’t really handle as many heavy-CPU plugs

Thanks for the replies everyone. I’ll be running Time Machine just prior to upgrading sometime soon.

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  1. Urban Karol / Aug 17 2012 11:27 am

    It has been totally stable for me. The region based gain control will same you tons of time and allow your Dialogue editor to balance your dialogue while leaving you a full fader of volume to control. You can also process files, with RX for example, and keep your edits and fades with handles. I have used it natively for a number of mixes as well as pre dubbed and dialogue edited and taken the session to facilities with 9 or even 7 and have had no issues. I just same my session as a version 7-9 and render all gain automation.

    I love it!

    • Randy Coppinger / Aug 17 2012 11:55 am

      Thanks for the feedback Karol. Glad 10.2 is working so well for you.

  2. Steve Urban / Oct 5 2012 10:25 pm

    Just went up to 10.3 on both OS 10.6.8 & 10.7.5 machines. Major fix regarding rendering clip gain. On 10.2 or below, rendering clip gain will nudge the sync on clips after a crossfade. It’s been a week, so far, so good.

    • Randy Coppinger / Oct 5 2012 10:34 pm

      Cool. I spoke with some other colleagues this week who said they’re on 10.3 with no issues. Thanks for the info.

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