Optional Digidesign Software — Pro Tools LE 6.x for Mac OS X

The following Digidesign software is compatible with Pro Tools LE 6.x

  • DigiTranslator 2.0 [ additional information ] *
  • DINR (AudioSuite) *
  • D-Fi (RTAS and AudioSuite) *
  • DV Toolkit — includes Time Code functions and specialized software — Time Code functions in DV Toolkit require Pro Tools LE 6.1 or higher software. Pro Tools LE 6.x software for Mac OS X and Windows XP is included with DV Toolkit purchase. *
  • Focusrite d2 (AudioSuite & RTAS) *
  • Focusrite d3 (AudioSuite & RTAS) *
  • Maxim (RTAS and AudioSuite) *
  • MP3 Option — New purchases available from the DigiStore. Update for existing owners included on the Pro Tools 6 installer CD.
  • SoundReplacer (AudioSuite) *
  • SurroundScope (RTAS) *

* New purchases of this software include an iLok License Card. iLok USB Hardware Key sold separately, available from your Authorized Digidesign Dealer or the DigiStore


  • 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 included on the Pro Tools LE 6 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

Not Compatible with Mac OS X:

For a list of plug-ins from Digidesign & Digidesign Development Partners, see the Digi 002 Plug-In Finder in the Products section of the website.

DigiRack Plug-Ins

The following DigiRack Plug-Ins are included with Pro Tools LE 6.x for Mac OS X:

  • Chorus
  • Click
  • D-Verb
  • D-Verb-AS
  • DigiReWire
  • Dither
  • Dynamics II
  • EQ II
  • 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
  • TimeAdjuster
  • 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 v6.1 > chapter 7: Using Digi ReWire (Pro Tools 6.1 Only)

Digi 002 Customers Upgrading to Pro Tools LE 6.x for OS X from v5.3.2 for OS 9:

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.

Digidesign Compatibility Documents Index