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Pro Tools 3.4 Free

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For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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Guides on emulating older applications

ProTools v3.4 Digital Audio Workstation software was released on CD-ROM free of charge by Digidesign as a promotional effort in 1997. It is an older but fully-functional 16-track version of the program. Pro Tools v3.4 was only approved for use with some PCI-based Power Macs, but it is possible to run the program on many older Macs, both NuBus and PCI models, by performing a simple manual installation.

manuals located here:

from the manual:

retro powerpc music production enthusiasts are encouraged to visit + check out the forum for info + community re: using classic mac os production software + hardware!

Architecture: 68k PPC

Includes various drivers for stock Apple sound hardware and various NuBus audio cards from the same era.


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by supernova777 - 2013, November 13 - 1:03pm

interesting. i did not think this would be possible to use on my g4-450mhz. Im assuming this powermix mode is/was the technology cheifly responsible for empowering + enabling pro tools free in the first place... i had no idea it could be used on previous versions of pro tools, other then 5.01

although given a choice i would like to upgrade to 5.1+ from 5.01 and not downgrade to 3.4 free;) but its nice to know its a possiblity! thanks for sharing oakbog!

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by oakbog - 2013, October 17 - 10:50pm

Instructions for installation on non-supported systems can be found here: