I was in the middle of a recording session using a PowerBook running ProTools LE7.4.1 with a Digi 002 interface when my drive crashed (techs are telling me it was just old age). I realize now I was playing with fire using 5-6 year old equipment & should have upgraded my set up before I invested time in this project, but unfortunately, I did not (kicking myself repeatedly).
Now, I'm hoping to upgrade to a MacBook Pro & would greatly appreciate any advice on the ideal set up to continue work on my prior PT 7.4.1 sessions that have been saved on an external drive. Specifically:
Is there a version of ProTools compatible with both MacBook Pro/Lion AND the Digi 002? From what I can gather PT LE8 may be the best option, but I'm hesitant to go through an expensive computer upgrade & still work off of such an old version of PT
I am a long time ProTools user but have been hearing great things about Logic. Is Logic compatible with the Digi 002? Probably an obvious question, but am I going to find Logic is generally more Mac friendly than ProTools? Also, is it possible to import the PT 7.4.1 sessions on my external drive to Logic?
Lastly, will the 13" get the job done, or should I go for the 15" ??