Power Mac G4 (AGP Graphics) Digi 002
With Pro Tools LE 6.1.2 for Mac OS X
Apple G4 (AGP Graphics) Computers Supported:
Note the best performance with Mac OS X and Digi 002 is achieved
by using fast dual processor Macs. Slower, single processor Macs will
work with Digi 002, but at a reduced track and/or plug-in count.
|Dual 800 MHz Power Mac G4 QS
||733 MHz Power Mac G4 *
|Dual 867 MHz Power Mac G4 MDD
||733 MHz Power Mac G4 QS **
|Dual 1 GHz Power Mac G4 QS
||800 MHz Power Mac G4 QS
|Dual 1 GHz Power Mac G4 MDD
||867 MHz Power Mac G4 QS
|Dual 1.25 GHz Power Mac G4 MDD
||933 MHz Power Mac G4 QS
|Dual 1.25 GHz Power Mac G4 FW800
||1 GHz Power Mac G4 FW800
|Dual 1.42 GHz Power Mac G4 FW800
||1.25 GHz Power Mac G4 MDD
QS = "Quicksilver" models from 2001-2002
MDD = "Mirrored Drive Doors" models from 2002
FW800 = FireWire 800 models from 2003
* Early "Digital Audio" 733 with level 3 cache
** "Quicksilver" 733 without level 3 cache.
The following Power Mac G4 AGP computers are qualified for use with Digi
002, but may result in lower performance:
- Apple Power Mac G4 (AGP Graphics) - 667 MHz and under
The following computers are unsupported for use with Digi 002
- Apple G4 cube
- Apple Power Mac G4 (PCI Graphics)
- Apple Power Mac Blue & White G3 and older
- Apple iMac (G3 models)
- Apple eMac
- Apple PowerBook G3 (Pismo) and older
- Apple iBook (Clamshell)
See also: Getting Started with Digi 002 and the Pro Tools LE Read Me
documents in the Support > Tech Support > Technical
Document Library and included with new Digi 002 systems and Pro Tools
LE 6 upgrade CDs.
Additional Requirements & Known Issues
Mac OS 10.2.6 or 10.2.8 Required
Audio Storage Requirements for Record and Playback:
SCSI Accelerator (Host Bus Adapter) Card NOT required:
Although Pro Tools LE 6.1 supports a full 32 tracks of record and playback
on a dedicated ATA/IDE or Firewire hard drive, use of a SCSI HBA card
with a SCSI drive can increase some performance aspects of your Pro Tools
system: for more information refer to the Audio
Storage Requirements page.
The following SCSI HBA cards are qualified with Pro Tools LE 6.1 for
Mac OS X with the PowerMac G4 models listed at the top of this page:
FireWire Drives and Power Mac G4 "FW800"
The following problem exists with the Digi 002 & Digi 002 Rack and
the 2003 Power Mac G4 "FW800" models with FireWire 800 ports:
- Recording with the Digi 002 or 002 Rack to a FireWire drive connected
to any of the 3 built-in Firewire ports on these computers can result
in -6085 errors.
- On these computers, Digidesign recommends using a dedicated internal
ATA/IDE drive for recording.
- The use of a Third Party FireWire PCI card is necessary with FW800
machines with Digi 002 or 002 Rack if the user wishes to either record
to or boot from an external FireWire drive. If using FireWire drives
with Digi 002 or 002 Rack & the 2003 Power Mac G4 FW800 models,
a FireWire PCI adapter card
must be used.
- This problem only occurs on the 2003 Power Mac G4 FW800 desktop models.
All other supported computers can use FireWire drives connected to the
built-in FireWire ports.
MIDI Interface USB Only
Dual Monitor AGP Graphics Cards
GeForce4 MX (as shipped from Apple standard on the 933 MHz
& Dual 1 GHz "Quicksilver", 1 GHZ & Dual 867 MHZ "mirrored
drive doors" models)
Radeon 7500 (as shipped from Apple standard on the 800 MHz
Power Mac G4)
Radeon 9000 Pro (as shipped from Apple standard on the Dual
1 GHz, Dual 1.25 GHz & Dual 1.42 GHz Power Mac G4 "mirrored
drive doors" models)
Note: The NVIDIA GeForce4 TI & ATI Radeon 9700 Pro built-to-order
optional graphics cards from Apple not tested.
All single or dual monitor cards which ship as standard equipment with
qualified Apple Power Mac G4 models at the top of this page are supported
with Pro Tools 6.1.
Maximum Performance Guidelines
- Recording to the system startup drive is not recommended or supported
- For desktop models, a separate internal (IDE) or external dedicated
FireWire drive is highly recommended for maximum performance and track
- When using FireWire storage with Digi 002 systems, connect the Digi
002 and the drives to separate FireWire ports if possible
- If only one port is available, connect the drives to the CPU using
a 1 meter firewire cable, then connect the Digi 002 to the drives
- Digi 002 will not function if any Digidesign PCI cards are installed
in the CPU. (Digi 001, Audiomedia III, TDM cards, SampleCell)
- Pro Tools 6 does not work in the OS 9 "Classic Mode". You
must choose Mac OS X as your Startup Disk.
Digidesign Core Audio Driver for Mac OS X
- Digidesign Core Audio Driver 6.1.1 or higher required to support the
Digi 002 or Digi 002 Rack hardware.
For Mac OS X 10.2 "Jaguar"
For Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther"
Pro Tools 6 Compatibility What's
Changed from Pro Tools 5.x for OS 9
Mac OS X Requirements, Installation, Updating
& Authorizing Plug-ins
Using Pro Tools 6 for OS X and Pro Tools
5 for OS 9 on the same computer
Session Interchange Pro Tools
6 & Earlier Versions
Pro Tools 6 Manuals & Documentation
Technical Document Library
iLok Information for Pro Tools
6 Plug-In Upgrades
Pro Tools 6.0
Pro Tools 6.1
Pro Tools 6.1