Optional Digidesign Software — Pro Tools LE 6.9.2 for Mac OS X

The following Digidesign software is compatible with Pro Tools LE 6.9.2:

New purchases of all plug-ins and software above include an iLok License Card. iLok USB Hardware Key sold separately, available from your Authorized Digidesign Dealer or the DigiStore

For more information, see the Digidesign Plug-Ins Guide in the Technical Document Library and the Plug-In Info section in the Developers section of the website.

Exceptions: A pre-authorized iLok is included with the Digi 002 Rack Factory hardware/software bundle. See the Products section for the software included with the Digi 002 Rack Factory bundle.

MP3 Option


  • Due to the fundamental changes in architecture required for Pro Tools to support Mac OS X, only plug-ins specifically engineered to be compatible with Pro Tools LE 6 will work
  • Updates for existing owners of all of the above software are also included on the Pro Tools LE 6.9 CD
  • An iLok USB Hardware Key may be required for some software authorizations when used with Mac OS X
  • Floppy disk authorizations will not work with Mac OS X
  • Installing OS X on your Macintosh may erase any currently installed OS 9 key disk authorizations. Uninstall all key disk authorizations before installing OS X.
  • Please see Mac OS X Requirements — Pro Tools 6 for important installation and authorization instructions
  • For more information on iLok see the iLok Information Page in the Support section of the Digidesign website

For a list of plug-ins from Digidesign & Digidesign Development Partners, see the Pro Tools LE Plug-In Finder in the Products section of the website.

Pro Tools LE Systems Overview

Bundled Software Included with Purchases of New LE Hardware Systems*

*New hardware system purchases only. Not included with Pro Tools LE soffware upgrades or sold separately.

Included Digidesign Software — Pro Tools LE 6.9.2 for Mac OS X

Bomb Factory Plug-Ins

  • Bomb Factory BF76 Compressor
  • BF Essential Clip Remover
  • BF Essential Correlation Meter
  • BF Essential Meter Bridge
  • BF Essential Noise Meter
  • BF Essential Tuner
  • Funk Logic Mastererizer

Included on the Pro Tools LE 6.9.x CD, or download:

DigiRack Plug-Ins

The following DigiRack Plug-Ins are included with Pro Tools LE 6.9.2 for Mac OS X:

  • Chorus
  • Click
  • D-Verb
  • D-Verb-AS
  • DigiReWire
  • Dither
  • Dynamics II (Compressor, Limiter, Gate, Expander/Gate and DeEsser)
  • EQ II
  • EQ III
  • Flanger
  • Invert/Duplicate
  • Mod Delay II
  • Multi-Tap Delay
  • Normalize-Gain Change
  • Ping-Pong Delay
  • Reverse-DC Removal
  • Signal Generator
  • Time Comp-Exp-Pitch Shift
  • Trim

DigiRack Plug-ins are automatically installed during the Pro Tools installation and are automatically authorized by the Pro Tools authorization. The Pro Tools 6.x application and included DigiRack Plug-ins do not require an iLok for authorization. Only optional Digidesign and Digidesign-distributed Development Partner plug-ins and software options on Pro Tools TDM and LE systems running v6.x software have changed from floppy disk to iLok authorization (as have many third-party software manufacturers). If you do not own any floppy-authorized plug-ins or software that you need to upgrade for use with Pro Tools 6.x, or have not purchased any new plug-ins that require an iLok authorization, you do not need an iLok.

For more information on DigiRack Plug-Ins, see the DigiRack Plug-Ins Guide in the Technical Document Library and installed in your Documentation folder during Pro Tools installation.


For information on how to use the new DigiReWire plug-in, see the DigiRack Plug-Ins Guide: Using Digi ReWire (Pro Tools 6.1 & Higher Only)

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.

FXpansion VST to RTAS Adapter

The use of VST plug-ins and VST Instruments requires the optional purchase of the FXpansion VST to RTAS Adapter. The adapter enables VST effects plug-ins and VST Instruments to be used as RTAS plug-ins in Pro Tools sessions.

Digidesign Compatibility Documents Index