Q: I come from the old-school Pro Tools world, where you had to use Digidesign hardware to run the software. I understand that Pro Tools is now “open” and can use other manufacturers’ hardware, but my friend told me it had to be Firewire audio interface to work. I would really like to use an Apogee Quartet with Pro Tools. Is this possible?
A: Avid’s (formerly Digidesign) Pro Tools has been “open” from a hardware standpoint for some time. There is no limitation to using only Firewire interfaces. The Apogee Quartet, which connects by USB, will definitely work with Pro Tools!