Consolidating audio logic pro
But I'll forgive Digidesign, if the delay means that the Leopard update will keep PT as rock solid as it has lately been...
(Or are Apple Loops as audio material a special case or something? my question still is, how do I consolidate these three regions into one region with no internal region borders?
That said, there are several areas of commonality, so it's always possible to transfer at least some data: all use a timeline, and offer multiple mono or stereo audio tracks; they support plug‑in effects, processors and instruments; they generate automation data, probably using MIDI, to control effects and virtual instruments; the job of summing signals together on a bus is a simple mathematical process... Before exporting a project, consider what media you plan to use for the transfer.
Assuming you're not just switching between DAWs on the same machine, it's easy and inexpensive to use an external hard drive, and even USB pen drives are now typically large enough to hold a full project (just don't try to run the project directly from it! By default, Macs and PCs use different drive formats (NTFS on Windows; HFS on a Mac) and without additional software, neither OS can write to the other's drives.
Even with different versions of the same DAW 'family', you may find that an 'LE' or 'lite' version can't open a project created in the 'full‑fat' product, simply because the full version includes functionality that's missing or disabled in others.
Newer versions of a DAW may include additional functionality, and different plug‑ins from previous versions, as plug‑ins have been updated, or licensing deals with third‑party suppliers of older plug‑ins expire.