Many of those working in the music and entertainment industries will know that Pro Tools is the industry-standard software for audio creation and production, which explains its heavy price tag. Although its developers, Avid Technology, Inc., usually take a while to bring their software up-to-date in terms of compatibility with newer operating systems, the new beta version of Pro Tools (version 9.0.5) adds support for Apple’s OS X Lion.
However, since the software is currently in beta, it is not yet advisable to upgrade your Mac to Lion or Pro Tools to the 9.0.5 beta if you rely heavily on the stability of the software. Updating to the beta will also disable some Pro Tools plug-ins, so Avid recommends that unless you don’t own a Mac that already has Snow Leopard and Pro Tools installed, it would be best to avoid updating to Lion and the new beta for now. Instead, the company suggests that those who would like to test the beta create a new separate partition on their hard drives and install Lion and the Pro Tools 9.0.5 beta onto there.
For more information from Avid on the matter, check out their Read Me PDF.
You download the Pro Tools 9.0.5 beta from the Avid website if you’d like to give it a try.