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:
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.
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
Included on the Pro Tools LE 6.9.x CD, or download:
The following DigiRack Plug-Ins are included with Pro Tools LE 6.9.2 for Mac OS X:
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)
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.