Pro Tools|24 MIX Systems with Pro Tools 6.1 for Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar)

Digidesign PCI Cards Supplied with System

Pro Tools|24 MIX

  • MIX Core

Pro Tools|24 MIXplus

  • MIX Core
  • MIX Farm

Pro Tools|24 MIX3

  • MIX Core
  • MIX Farm
  • MIX Farm

Other Card Options

Digidesign Audio Interfaces (one required)

  • 888|24 I/O
  • 882|20 I/O
  • 1622 I/O
  • 24-Bit ADAT Bridge I/O
  • ADAT Bridge I/O
  • 888 I/O
  • 882 I/O

Digidesign Software Compatibility

  • Pro Tools 6.1 for Mac OS X 10.2
  • Pro Tools software will not work without Digidesign hardware

Included and Optional Plug-Ins:

Optional Digidesign Hardware

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 (ATTO Express PCI-UL3D)
  • SCSI-64 Kit (ATTO Express PCI-DC)

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

Pro Tools|24 MIX 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.

Pro Tools|24 MIX Systems with Mac OS 10.3 "Panther" or G5

Q: Can I use Pro Tools 6.2.3 software with a Pro Tools|24 MIX system?

A: Although there are no known problems with using Pro Tools 6.2.3 with Pro Tools|24 MIX systems, this configuration is not officially qualified or supported. Digidesign will be releasing Pro Tools 6.4.1 in Summer 2004 for Pro Tools|24 MIX customers only.

Q: Can I use a Pro Tools|24 MIX system on a Power Mac G5?

A: Pro Tools|24 MIX Systems are not compatible with Apple Power Mac G5 models. Please see the following message from Digidesign:

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Supported CPU Models & Requirements

PCI vs. AGP Graphics Support

Pro Tools 6 systems are not supported with G3 processors or PCI Graphics G4 models, only the AGP graphics models.

PowerBook CardBus PCI Expansion

  • MIX systems not tested
  • Only qualified with Pro Tools|HD systems
  • No SCSI support, Firewire drives only

Dual Processor Support

Pro Tools 6 is fully compatible with Apple dual-processor G4 models running Mac OS X. There is no need to install any additional software. Dual-processor users will experience increased performance over the single-processor CPUs.

Pro Tools|24 MIX systems are not compatible with Power Mac G5

System Software

Mac OS 10.2.6 or 10.2.8 "Jaguar" Required for Pro Tools 6.1

Pro Tools|24 MIX systems are not officially qualified on Mac OS 10.3 "Panther"

Total System RAM Requirements

  • 384 MB minimum, 512 or higher recommended
  • More RAM increases overall system and Pro Tools performance
  • 512 MB RAM or higher suggested for sessions with high edit density and extensive use of plug-ins
  • Options like MachineControl and DigiTranslator 2.0 will also require additional RAM
  • 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
  • 14" minimum, 17" or or larger recommended
  • Minimum resolution of 1024 x 768

QuickTime Required

  • Apple QuickTime 6.0.2 or higher
  • Included with Mac OS


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

Additional Information

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