Pro Tools|HD Systems with Pro Tools 6.1 for Mac OS X 10.2 "Jaguar"

Requirements with Pro Tools|HD 1, HD 2, and HD 3 Systems

Digidesign PCI Cards Supplied with System

Pro Tools|HD 1

  • HD Core

Pro Tools|HD 2

  • HD Core
  • HD Process

Pro Tools|HD 3

  • HD Core
  • HD Process
  • HD Process

Other Card Options

Digidesign HD Audio Interfaces (one required)

  • 192 I/O
  • 192 Digital I/O
  • 96 I/O
  • 96i I/O (requires Pro Tools 6.2 software update, included in box with 96i I/O)

Optional HD Cables - DigiSnakes & DigiLink

Digidesign Software Compatibility

Pro Tools 6.2.3 Information:

Included and Optional Plug-Ins:

Optional Digidesign Hardware

  • AVoption|XL
  • ProControl
  • Fader Pack (up to 5)
  • Edit Pack
  • Control|24
  • SYNC I/O
  • PRE
  • MIDI I/O

Optional Digidesign & Avid Storage

  • Avid MediaDrive rS80
  • Avid MediaDrive rS36/320 LVD
  • Avid MediaDrive rS73/320 LVD
  • Avid MediaDock iS36/320 LVD Shuttle
  • Avid MediaDock iS73/320 LVD Shuttle
  • Avid MediaDock Dual
  • Avid MediaDock Dual+
  • DigiDrive MediaDock
  • DigiDrive FireWire 80
  • DigiDrive SCSI Drives
  • SCSI-128 Kit (includes ATTO Express PCI-UL3D, qualified for 128 tracks @48 kHz)
  • SCSI-64 Kit (includes ATTO Express PCI-DC, qualified for 64 tracks @48 kHz)

Legacy Digidesign Audio Interfaces

Connect 1 or 2* to a single 192 I/O, 192 Digital I/O, or 96 I/O Legacy Port:

  • 888|24 I/O
  • 882|20 I/O

Connect all 16 channels to a single 192 I/O, 192 Digital I/O, or 96 I/O Legacy Port:

  • 1622 I/O

Connect 8 channels or 16 channels* to a single 192 I/O, 192 Digital I/O, or 96 I/O Legacy Port:

  • 24-Bit ADAT Bridge I/O

* Requires "Y" cable adapter

Supported Optional Expansion Chassis

Control Surfaces & MIDI Interfaces

Video Options

  • AVoption|XL
  • Canopus ADVC-100 DV Transcoder
  • ATI Radeon 8500 Macintosh Edition
  • Aurora Igniter LT/IgniterX Lite *

* See Video Options page for more info and link to new Igniter OS X Driver

AVoption|XL Requirements

Download Updates

Digidesign CoreAudio Driver version 6.1.2 is compatible with Pro Tools 6.2 and 6.2r2 (install Pro Tools before installing CoreAudio)

Supported CPU Models & Requirements

G4 Desktops - PCI vs. AGP Graphics Support

Pro Tools 6 TDM systems are not supported with G4 PCI graphics models, only the G4 AGP graphics models. All G3 and older models are also not supported.

G4 PowerBook CardBus PCI Expansion

  • Magma 4-slot CB4DRQ-D1
  • Magma 2-Slot CB232-D1
  • Magma 2-Slot CB2 (discontinued)
  • Magma 2-Slot CB2S (SCSI model, discontinued. SCSI card should be removed for use on OS X )

Limited Cardbus support for Pro Tools 6.1. No SCSI support, Firewire drives only, using the below configuration:

  • 48kHz 4DSP 128 voice Playback engine: for a maximum of 96 tracks/voices
  • 48kHz 2DSP 96 voice Playback engine: for a maximum of 64 tracks/voices
  • 96kHz 4DSP 64 voice Playback engine: for a maximum of 48 tracks/voices
  • 96kHz 2DSP 48 voice Playback engine: for a maximum of 32 tracks/voices
  • If you experience persistent –6031 errors, it may be necessary to raise the Hardware Buffer size.

Dual Processor Support

Pro Tools 6.1 is fully compatible with Apple dual-processor G4 models running OS X. There is no need to install any additional software. Dual-processor users will experience increased performance over the single-processor CPUs.

System Software

Mac OS 10.2.6 or 10.2.8 (Jaguar) Required for Pro Tools 6.1 on G4

Mac OS 10.2.7 or 10.2.8 (Jaguar) Required for Pro Tools 6.2r2 on G5

Mac OS X 10.3.1 (Panther) Required for Pro Tools 6.2.2

System RAM Requirements

  • 512 MB minimum

1024 MB recommended for sessions with:

  • Large amounts of audio, large DSP engines, high edit density, or large DigiBase databases
  • Options like MachineControl and DigiTranslator 2.0

More RAM increases overall system and Pro Tools performance

OS X does not require minimum or preferred RAM settings for Pro Tools as RAM is dynamically allocated

Note: In Pro Tools 6.0.x, the maximum allowable RAM was 1.5 GB. MDD G4 models with 2.0 GB would cause a "NeoAccess Error" and Pro Tools would not boot unless some RAM was removed. This issue is solved in Pro Tools 6.1 and higher. Answerbase Details

Additional Computer Requirements

  • Color monitor required with a minimum resolution of 1024 x 768
  • Apple QuickTime v6.0.2 or higher required

Hard Drive Minimum Requirements

SCSI Accelerator Card Requirements

Mac OS X Requirements, Installation, Updating & Authorizing Plug-ins

Additional Information

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 Compatibility — What's Changed from Pro Tools 5.x for OS 9

Mac OS X Patch Names & MIDI Device Definitions

Pro Tools 6.1 Q & A

Pro Tools 6.2.3 Q & A

Power Mac G5 & Panther Qualification

Pro Tools|HD Product Info

For more information, see the Pro Tools 6 documents in the Support > Tech Support > Technical Document Library section. Also included with new systems and Pro Tools 6 upgrade CDs.