Every Pro Tools system runs on a computer system, so you will need to know how to choose the best computer system for your application. Pro Tools was developed originally for Macintosh computer systems – which I prefer to use – so much (although not all) of this chapter will be Mac specific. You also need to know about disk maintenance and repair and at least the basics of troubleshooting – when the computer won’t even blink at you this can be a real session-stopper! Even if the studio has a maintenance engineer or support engineer to keep the Pro Tools systems running, and assuming he is always on hand, you should still be aware ...

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