Pro Tools and OSX Leopard Support

Where’s Pro Tools LE for OSX 10.5? I don’t know and neither does anyone else these days. I know I, for one, would like to start taking advantage of some of the features that Leopard has to offer. Plus, I’m really excited about some non-music Mac software that only runs on 10.5.

Do we have any idea when Pro Tools LE will work on Leopard?

Yes, we do. A few weeks ago Digidesign General Manager, Dave Lebolt, took some time to post an update on the DUC. If you missed it, here’s some highlights.

The first thing I want to say to all of you is: I’m sorry. I’m sorry that getting here is taking so long and that we have not been able to communicate more about it, and also because we really do care about your experience as customers… Rest assured, we will not charge Pro Tools 7.4 owners for an update to support OS X Leopard. We’d love to have the new Leopard compatible version out to all of you, and it’s very painful not to have it for everyone right now.

Clearly, Digidesign knows how significant it is that they are not able to provide a Leopard compatible version of Pro Tools. So the question still is….when?

We hope to have the new release within between 1 and 2 months from now; some of that timetable is contingent on Apple. We’ll keep you posted as we get closer. Normally, we don’t want to give specific dates because that can cause problems in expectation and it’s better not to have negative surprises, but I’d like to share this info with you in the spirit of keeping closer to you as our customers.

So, if Dave’s estimate is correct we might see Pro Tools LE running on Leopard by about mid-June.

That would be nice.