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Best way to upgrade to current Pro Tools from M-Powered 8? DAW Software
Old 4th September 2011
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Best way to upgrade to current Pro Tools from M-Powered 8?

UPDATE: Never mind, almost as soon as I posted this I finally found a list of comparisons (funny, googling for comparisons didnt work, but googling for m-powered 9 limitations did the trick Says a lot...)

Full Pro Tools 9 it is.... I guess the only question remaining is if I purchase box can I also download or do I have to wait for box?


Hey guys,

I've neglected the home studio as Ive been spoiled for choices elsewhere lately but have decided to get everything up to date as Im just recording rough ideas at the moment.

So currently have M-Powered 8 on an M-Audio 610 I'd like to get this one up to date and running 9. I was about to cross grade but now Ive noticed there's an M-Powered 9?

Errmm... If Pro Tools 9 will now run on my M-Audio device what the hell is the point of Pro Tools M-Powered 9? I cant seem to find any list of features that is missing from MPowered other than the 48 track limit, which is fine by me, but knowing Avid Im worried the delay compensation or video will be taken out...

Just hoping someone can fill me in on what my best option would be...

Oh also, if I purchase the 9 cross grade with box, can I then also download or do I have to wait for the box to arrive?
Old 5th September 2011
Lives for gear

I recommend buying the download version. Then copy the installer package onto a DVD. You now have a physical copy that you can load anytime (like a boxed version) and you also have the downloadable versions in your account.

Best of both worlds.
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