Pro Tools 10 for Music Production
Pro Tools 10 runs on both Mac and PC. The requirements are Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard or Mac OS Lion. For PC, users must have Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate, either 32bit or 64bit. Avid recommends a minimum of 2GB RAM (4GB for Pro Tools 10HD), and 15GB free hard disk space for the installation. You must also have a free USB port to use Pro Tools’ iLok authorization. Starting at $699 suggested retail, depending on upgrades, crossgrades, and other versions (like Pro Tools 10HD, SE, HDX, MP), it’s actually cheaper for most musicians, engineers, and producers to get the tools you need for yourself for less than a day booking in most studios. For those hoping to track later in a full service studio, your Pro Tools tracks and experience will prove to be invaluable for making a great session, and keeping final costs down.