Pro Tools|HD Systems for Mac OS 9 Requirements


Digidesign PCI Cards Supplied with System

Pro Tools|HD 1

  • HD Core

Pro Tools|HD 2

  • HD Core
  • HD Process

Pro Tools|HD 3

  • HD Core
  • HD Process (2 cards)

Other Card Options

Digidesign HD Audio Interfaces (one required)

  • 192 I/O
  • 192 Digital I/O
  • 96 I/O

Optional HD Cables - DigiSnakes & DigiLink

Digidesign Software Compatiblity

  • Pro Tools 5.3.1

DigiRack Plug-Ins & Optional Digidesign Software

Pro Tools|HD Plug-In Finder

Qualified Floppy Drives

Optional Digidesign Hardware

  • AVoption|XL
  • AVoption
  • ProControl
  • Fader Pack (up to 5)
  • Edit Pack
  • Control|24
  • SYNC I/O
  • SCSI64 Kit
  • SCSI|128 Kit
  • DigiDrive
  • DigiDrive MediaDock
  • DigiDrive FireWire 80
  • PRE
  • MIDI I/O

Optional Digidesign Audio Interfaces

Connect 1 or 2* to a single 192 I/O, 192 Digital I/O, or 96 I/O Legacy Port:

  • 888|24 I/O
  • 882|20 I/O

Connect all 16 channels to a single 192 I/O, 192 Digital I/O, or 96 I/O Legacy Port:

  • 1622 I/O

Connect 8 channels or 16 channels* to a single 192 I/O, 192 Digital I/O, or 96 I/O Legacy Port:

  • 24-Bit ADAT Bridge I/O

* Requires "Y" cable adapter

Supported Optional Expansion Chassis

Control Surfaces & MIDI Interfaces

Third-Party Video Capture & Playback

Supported CPU Models & Requirements

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Additional Computer Requirements

System Software: Mac OS v9.1, 9.2, 9.2.1, or 9.2.2 (depending on CPU model)

Note: the use of 6 or 7 HD cards with expansion chassis requires Mac OS 9.2.2

Total System RAM:

  • Minimum 256 MB
  • Pro Tools application "Preferred Size" memory allocation set to 134 MB
  • DAE is no longer an independent application, and therefore requires no additional RAM
  • Do not change the "Minimum Size"
  • Virtual memory is not supported

Additional RAM is required for:

  • High edit density sessions, extensive use of plug-ins, and addition of options like MachineControl (384 MB recommended)
  • Sessions larger than the default track size — 384 MB minimum, 512 MB recommended (Pro Tools application "Preferred" memory allocation set to 225 MB)
  • Default session sizes are 64 tracks at 44.1/48 kHz, 32 tracks at 88.2/96 kHz and 12 tracks at 176/192 kHz

Monitor, color required, minimum resolution of 1024 x 768

Opcode OMS v2.3.8 (supplied)

Apple QuickTime v5.0.2 (supplied)

ATTO ExpressPro-Tools v2.7 or higher (supplied)

Hard Drive Minimum Requirements

SCSI Accelerator Card Requirements

Maximum Performance Guidelines

Avid Unity MediaNetwork