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EZD, SD2, or BFD with pro tools 5.3?

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  • EZD, SD2, or BFD with pro tools 5.3?

    I recently jumped into PC recording with a Digi 001 rack/Pro Tools 5.3(PC) setup I got from ebay. It's awesome, and works flawlessly, and sounds great. I would like to use one of those drum libraries, but I'm not sure about compatibility with my version of pro tools. I CAN upgrade to 6.4, but that's as far as I can go with my digi 001 rack, and I've heard 6.4 is just "prettier" and a bit slower.

    Does anybody know if Pro Tools 5.3 is compatible? TIA

  • #2
    5.3 is pretty old! Hopefully Rail will jump in because he is the resident ProTools expert.


    Rail......

    You may also want to contact the software companies directly.

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    • #3
      after some digging i found they all want PT 7 or higher. I do have acid pro 6, but I don't have a midi input on my pc, and I CAN'T use the 001's midi port. I may try a usb to midi and bfd2 demo to see what i get. How bad can it be if I use a usb to midi to trigger bfd2 in Acid Pro 6 with an onboard sound card?.......from what I've read, it can be terrible.....but I'm only triggering a stereo drum file with midi.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by SPISHAK View Post
        after some digging i found they all want PT 7 or higher. I do have acid pro 6, but I don't have a midi input on my pc, and I CAN'T use the 001's midi port. I may try a usb to midi and bfd2 demo to see what i get. How bad can it be if I use a usb to midi to trigger bfd2 in Acid Pro 6 with an onboard sound card?.......from what I've read, it can be terrible.....but I'm only triggering a stereo drum file with midi.
        Don't know about any others, but speaking from the EZD, Superior Drummer 2.0 stand-point, that is right. PT 7.3 or higher is where the official support begins.

        You'll have to try as you suggest. Acid Pro 6 is supported, but the draw back seems like it would probably be the onboard sound card of you computer, as these just aren't made with this task in mind like a pro/semi-pro audio solution.

        So, with Acid Pro 6 I assume you are running Windows? If it helps at all during your test with BFD2 demo, try getting the ASIO4ALL driver to use with your device:

        www.asio4all.com

        I tried this with one of my old systems (for testing) that now has only a SB Live! installed. It wasn't like my Echo Layla, but it was fair. However, even a SB Live might outshine an onboard audio device. Dunno. Best investment you can make though for a machine doing any sort of mixing/synth/recording is some kind of semi-pro audio device with native ASIO drivers.

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        Superior Drummer w/ Metal Foundry, dfhS samples and Platinum Samples Evil Drums.

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        • #5
          fyi - PT8 is due out in December - some snazzy new features that are worth waiting for

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          • #6
            ^^^ yeah, that would be great, but the digi 001 is only supported up to PT6.4

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