I know that these forums usually contain threads describing problems people are having with new software installations so I thought I'd throw a quick positive thread into the mix
Just received my purchase of Protools10 and my first surprise was that it came with a new iLokv2 containing the licence. Beauty! All my licences from my iLok1 are now loaded onto this larger capacity device which is also much slimmer than the original blue iLok so it can sit in my hub and allow another USB stick to sit beside it.
The second surprise was that Avid sent me download licences for two free plugins (which may or may not get used in any of my sessions) after registering the new product.
I had previously trialled PT10 using the free 30 day version so I could ensure it would happily recognise my MOTU interfaces so I have now ditched the noisy MBox2 USB interface. Huzzah!
My old PT8 sessions load up without any problems, so its backwards-compatible without any messy translation processes.
I'm a die-hard Logic user from the MIDI days of C-Lab Notator on the Atari and only had PT7 and 8 installed as a means of transferring recording sessions from other PT studios to my home environment.
I don't think I'm going to be totally converted (at least not straight away) but I know that not having to put up with the 32bit Bridge in Logic (which closes down the plugin's GUI every time you open up another plugin window) and being able to use the very useful PT downward expander in mixes without having to monitor through the shitty MBox will be a real joy.
Now that I can use my MOTU interfaces with PT10, I'm really considering using this software for my next mix project to really give it a good test.
...Just gotta find me a next project!
That's the end of my happy rant.
Merry Christmas to everyone, and I hope you get time to yourselves to work on some interesting projects over the holidays.