Pro Tools LE Mac OS 9 - Optional Digidesign Software

Optional Digidesign Software

With Pro Tools LE 5.1.1-5.2 for Mac OS 9

Note: A Digidesign-qualified external diskette drive (USB floppy drive) may be required for some software installations when used with Macintosh Blue & White G3 or G4 models.

  • DINR v3.5.1: (AudioSuite)
  • D-Fi v1.5.1 (RTAS and AudioSuite)
  • D-fx v1.3.1 (AudioSuite)
  • Focusrite d2 v1.6.1 (AudioSuite & RTAS)
  • Focusrite d3 v1.4.1 (AudioSuite & RTAS)
  • Maxim v1.3.1 (RTAS and AudioSuite)
  • MasterList CD v2.4 [ additional information ]
  • MP3 Option v1.1 or higher — does not require a floppy drive, download-only, available from the DigiStore.See the Support Downloads section for additional information & updates
  • SampleCell Editor v3.1 (w/SampleCell II Plus), does not require a floppy drive
  • Soft SampleCell v3.1 [ additional information ]
  • SoundReplacer v1.2.1 (AudioSuite)

For updates, see the Support/Downloads section under this listing:

DigiRack Plug-Ins

The following DigiRack Plug-Ins are included with all Pro Tools LE for Mac 5.1 and higher systems:

  • DirectConnect
  • Dither
  • Dynamics II
  • EQ II
  • Invert/Duplicate
  • Mod Delay
  • Normalize/Gain Change
  • Reverse/DC Removal
  • Signal Generator
  • Time Comp-Exp/Pitch Shift
  • Trim

Pro Tools LE systems also include the following plug-ins bundled with the purchase of a Digi 001, ToolBox, or ToolBox XP system:

  • D-Verb (RTAS)
  • D-Verb A/S (AudioSuite)

Digi 001, ToolBox, ToolBox XP, or Audiomedia III systems using Pro Tools LE 5.1 or higher can download backup copies of D-Verb 1.8.1

Mbox systems with Pro Tools LE 5.2 and higher include D-Verb (v5.2) and D-Verb A/S (v5.2) as DigiRack plug-ins, automatically installed with Pro Tools LE for Mbox.

Plug-In Formats

Pro Tools LE software supports RTAS and AudioSuite plug-in formats:

Real-Time AudioSuite (RTAS)

Real-Time AudioSuite Plug-Ins are host-based processors, using the computer's processing power to do their job. Functionally, RTAS Plug-Ins offer many of the real-time benefits of TDM Plug-Ins. They are fully automatable, their parameters can change in real time, and their effects are not permanently written to the audio file. Since they are host-based, RTAS Plug-Ins require trade-offs between track and plug-in count, edit density and amount of mix automation in a session.


AudioSuite Plug-Ins provide file-based processing, meaning they process or alter the sound file and create a new file with the processed sound. The resulting effect is applied to the entire file. AudioSuite Plug-Ins are great for conserving DSP power and certain types of processing where there is no real-time benefit or application, such as normalization and noise reduction.

Sound Designer II & Audiomedia III Card

  • Sound Designer II v2.8.3 — Sound Designer II software is a separate (discontinued) program that can be used as a 2-track recording and editing program with the Audiomedia III card.
  • Sound Designer II software has not been tested with OS 9.
  • Mac OS 8.6 was the last supported Mac OS with Sound Designer II v2.8.3, which added compatibility with Mac OS 8.
  • PCI systems do not support the use of Sound Designer II Plug-Ins.
  • Sound Designer II software requires the Audiomedia III card or other SDII compatible Digidesign hardware, such as Pro Tools III hardware. It does not work in standalone mode, and does not work with the Mbox, Digi 001, or Pro Tools|24 and newer hardware.
  • For more information see the Sound Designer II FAQ