Follow-Up: J-School OS X Lab Migration

It’s been more than a year since I posted How Our OS X Rollout Was Hamstrung, on how the absence of a free version of Pro Tools for OS X was preventing the Berkeley J-School’s multimedia lab program from making the jump from OS 9 to X. The issue was that Pro Tools Free wouldn’t run in Classic mode, and we didn’t want our students dual-booting. We’re finally making the switch. And we had to dump Pro Tools to do it. Follow-up story at my ORA blog.

Music: Pere Ubu :: Drive

2 Replies to “Follow-Up: J-School OS X Lab Migration”

  1. interesting. any idea if emagic had a hand in designing soundtrack? (besides the emagic-sourced plugins).

    one strange thing: i’m either not looking hard enough, or there’s no midi sequencing features. seems odd. but then again, they don’t want people to quit buying logic….

    b

  2. My understanding is that there are chunks of emagic in Soundtrack — this is part of the fruits of the purchase. “Emagic will operate as a wholly owned division of Apple.” Not sure how all the pieces are related.

    I don’t think there are any MIDI capabilities in Soundtrack, at least not in this first version.

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