Originally Posted by mistaD
Is there any way around the 18 i/o? Is the only way for someone to be able to use 32 channels of i/o to upgrade to a hd system?
There was a bug in the code for the M-powered 7.3 release that allowed higher counts of i/o. I think it only worked for mac users and was quickly repaired in 7.4. It also required that you had to have the M-audio lightbridge or whatever it's called. So that would work, but it's kind of a bullshit means of getting more i/o and you wouldn't ever be able to upgrade. Do a search about this here on Gslutz if you're interested.
Aside from that, there is no way to get higher i/o through Pro Tools unless you go the HD route.