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Production Expert Mojave compatibility guide

Postby redlester » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:11 pm

As per their previous guide to High Sierra compatibility, here is the link to their page with details on Mojave which was released today. The short version, at time of starting this thread, is of course not to upgrade yet, even for Logic users.

https://www.pro-tools-expert.com/produc ... w_2_page=1
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Re: Production Expert Mojave compatibility guide

Postby ConcertinaChap » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:51 am

Thanks for that. I don't expect to be moving for at least a year to Mojave, but it's good to track these things and it's a reminder I must move my wife's machine forward off El Cap.

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Re: Production Expert Mojave compatibility guide

Postby Humble Bee » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:00 am

Universal audio have adviced against updating as
well.

https://help.uaudio.com/hc/en-us/articl ... _site=true

Prudence seems to be the call here. As usual..
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Re: Production Expert Mojave compatibility guide

Postby ConcertinaChap » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:20 am

Good point UAD make about buying new machines. My new machine is less than 2 months old. Bit of luck my old machine failing when it did and not, for example, tomorrow.

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Re: Production Expert Mojave compatibility guide

Postby redlester » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:28 am

ConcertinaChap wrote:Good point UAD make about buying new machines. My new machine is less than 2 months old. Bit of luck my old machine failing when it did and not, for example, tomorrow.

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This is partly why I thought we should have this thread. Always new users and/or victims of circumstance coming along, etc.

For myself as a hobbyist and with High Sierra being my entry point to Mac, I'm just very interested to see how all this pans out over coming weeks. For others who could have livelyhoods affected I suppose the more information available the better.
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Re: Production Expert Mojave compatibility guide

Postby Humble Bee » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:37 am

Hoping that my old trusty MacBook Air will hold up until they actually present something that I want...
A Mac mini "pro"
Patience is a virtue... :angel:
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Re: Production Expert Mojave compatibility guide

Postby BigRedX » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:34 am

As a general rule of thumb, unless you want to be an unpaid beat-tester don't "upgrade" to a new version of OSX until it is at least on the .4 version.
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Re: Production Expert Mojave compatibility guide

Postby ConcertinaChap » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:59 am

Humble Bee wrote:A Mac mini "pro"

As I've said before I can't see them doing one of those for the same reason they dumped the quad core mini. But I'd be very happy to be wrong on that call :)

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Re: Production Expert Mojave compatibility guide

Postby Humble Bee » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:09 am

I think you might be right CC... I've stopped hoping for anything that would totally satisfy me. Fruit wise that is. :)
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Re: Production Expert Mojave compatibility guide

Postby redlester » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:14 pm

ConcertinaChap wrote:
Humble Bee wrote:A Mac mini "pro"

As I've said before I can't see them doing one of those for the same reason they dumped the quad core mini. But I'd be very happy to be wrong on that call :)

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I expect a lot of people are hoping they come out with something "pro" level at significantly less than the cost of the iMac Pro. If I were to guess I would think it will be something only a fraction less. Anything else would surely threaten iMac Pro sales a lot?

What we could really do with is a Mac "semi-pro"! ;)
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Re: Production Expert Mojave compatibility guide

Postby Humble Bee » Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:25 pm

I think I mean semi pro you're right redlester.

Mini with;

4 core is ok, 6 core is better
16gb is a bit short in 2018, 32gb is fine...
room for two ssd's would be nice.
And not loosing too many of the current connections. Card reader and hdmi.

I think I would have bought a current mini if only it was 4 core TBH...
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Re: Production Expert Mojave compatibility guide

Postby ConcertinaChap » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:03 pm

(whisper it) I might have done also.

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Re: Production Expert Mojave compatibility guide

Postby redlester » Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:31 pm

Whatever comes I would expect it will need all sorts of adaptors. They seem really infatuated with USB-C.

I notice on VI-Control (the virtual instrument/sample libraries forum) some on there have actually gone ahead with Mojave already. Very brave!
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Re: Production Expert Mojave compatibility guide

Postby Humble Bee » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:57 pm

I have already anticipated that there might only be USB-C connectors and there are a few very nice hubs but they add €200-300 to the cost... strange that it's not apple that make and sell those.

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PS Me still on Yosemite. :)
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Re: Production Expert Mojave compatibility guide

Postby ConcertinaChap » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:46 am

Humble Bee wrote:PS Me still on Yosemite. :)

Make the move to Sierra, it's alright. Not entirely convinced by HS, mostly because APFS takes some getting used to.

Now I've got a bunch of USB-C/TB 3 sockets I find I like them a lot. Now that internal cards for computers are going the same way as the RS232 port (and good riddance to that) TB 3 is a powerful way of expanding the machine. It also represents future proofing for all my TB 2 stuff, which is a relief.

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Re: Production Expert Mojave compatibility guide

Postby Humble Bee » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:56 am

I begin to accept that it will be TB3 and I think it will be fine. We just have to go for it!
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Re: Production Expert Mojave compatibility guide

Postby redlester » Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:24 am

Bump; re. the original link in this thread.

There have been a lot of updates to the various statements already, if you click on the header for "Last Updated" on the table it will sort them in date order.

Just mentioning this as there is a quite long and important statement released yesterday regarding Pro Tools with Mojave.
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Re: Production Expert Mojave compatibility guide

Postby Sam Spoons » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:15 pm

I've just updated my two G5 Mac Pro's (Office and Studio) to El Capitan, that will be their last upgrade as it is the latest OSX they can handle. My MacBook Pro and my wife's iMac now have High Sierra on them, I would have preferred to upgrade them to El Cap too so I only have to learn the foibles of a single OS but decided to bite the bullet as I had not managed to build a USB install drive (as I had with Mavericks) and, obviously, the fruit would not let me upgrade them to El Cap via the app store. :headbang:
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Re: Production Expert Mojave compatibility guide

Postby redlester » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:06 am

I see Waves have confirmed Mojave compatibility but only for their version 10 plugins.

I have several version 9.92 plugins so I guess its pay to upgrade them or stop using them once I go beyond HS?

This built in obsolescence malarkey is working to shorter and shorter timescales!
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