Power Macintosh G4 (AGP Graphics) Digi 002
With Pro Tools LE Version 5.3.2 for Mac OS 9
Apple G4 (AGP Graphics) Computers Supported:
*** Pro Tools 5.x does not utilize the second processor in Apple Dual Processor CPUs. If problems (such as -6042 errors) occur when using Pro Tools on a Dual Processor CPU, Digidesign recommends the following: Download and install ApplePCI - Apple Multiprocessor and G4 PowerBook Expansion Chassis Fix
The Apple Single Processor 1 GHz, Dual 1.25 GHz, and Dual 1.42 GHz Power Mac G4 "FW800" FireWire 800 models from 2003 will only boot with OS X as the startup system. Pro Tools 5.x will not work with Mac OS X or in "Classic" mode when booted in OS X, so these computers cannot be used with Pro Tools 5.x for Mac OS 9.
Additional Information Known Incompatibilities
External Floppy Diskette Drive
Although not required for Pro Tools LE installation or the bundled software included with the Digi 002, an external floppy diskette drive may be required for some Plug-Ins installations. For supported USB floppy drives and additional requirements and information, see Digidesign-Qualified External Floppy Diskette USB Drives
FireWire Hard Drives
For more information and specific requirements for FireWire drives, see FireWire Drive Requirements
See also: Getting Started with Digi 002 Guide and the Pro Tools LE 5.3.2 Read Me documents in the Support > Tech Support > Technical Document Library and included with Digi 002 systems.
SCSI Accelerator (Host Bus Adapter) Card NOT required:
Although Pro Tools LE supports a full 24 tracks of record and playback on a dedicated and qualified 7200 rpm ATA/IDE or Firewire hard drive, use of a SCSI HBA card with a SCSI drive can increase some performance aspects of your Digi 002 system: for more information refer to the Pro Tools LE Audio Storage Requirements page.
The following SCSI HBA cards are qualified with the PowerMac G4 desktop models with Pro Tools LE:
Digidesign SCSI|128 Kit (includes ATTO EPCI-UL3D Dual Channel Ultra3 SCSI Host Bus Adapter)
Digidesign SCSI64 Kit (includes ATTO EPCI-DC Dual Channel Ultra/WIDE SCSI Host Bus Adapter)
ATTO EPCI-DC (Dual Channel Ultra/WIDE SCSI Host Bus Adapter)
ATTO EPCI-UL2D (Dual Channel Ultra2 SCSI Host Bus Adapter, discontinued)
ATTO EPCI-UL3D (Dual Channel Ultra3 SCSI Host Bus Adapter - Model # EPCI-UL3D-000)
Note: The 66MHz version of the ATTO EPCI-UL3D (model # EPCI-UL3D-066) is not supported for use with Pro Tools systems, regardless of whether your Pro Tools system is installed on a 33 MHz or 66 MHz PCI bus. The 66 MHz version is tuned for performance on a 66 MHz PCI bus. However, when Pro Tools is installed in a 66 MHz PCI bus, it reduces the speed of the PCI bus to 33 MHz. As a result, you will receive superior performance with the 33 MHz UL3D, because it is tuned for a 33 MHz PCI bus.
Recommended ATTO settings for approved SCSI Host Bus Adapters with Mbox:
Adaptec Power Domain SCSI HBA 2906 with the following requirements:
Dual Monitor AGP Graphics Cards
Note: The NVIDIA GeForce4 Titanium built-to-order option from Apple not yet tested.
* ProMax DH-Max Notes: Occasionally when booting a system with the ProMax DH-Max dual monitor card, the top portion of the monitors are black, the apple menu bar appears in the middle of the screen, the bottom portion of the desktop is unreachable, or the desktop may be offset to one side. A reboot will usually solve this problem. Otherwise, you can open the Monitor control panel and rearrange the monitors.
The following problem has been noted with Apple G4 "Quicksilver"
models only when used with the Apple Cinema HD Display (23" flat
panel) and Pro Tools. This problem only occurs when using the highest
resolution of the 23" HD Cinema Display (1920 x 1200).