Pro Tools|24 MIX Systems with Pro Tools 6.4.1 for Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther)

Pro Tools 6.4.1 for Mac OS X 10.3 is the last version that supports MIX systems. Pro Tools 6.4.1 is not compatible with Mac OS X v10.4 (Tiger).

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

Not Tested Or Supported:

  • Pro Tools|24
  • Pro Tools|24 d/24 card/MIX Farm hybrid systems

Other Card Options

Digidesign Audio Interfaces (one required)

Digidesign Software Compatibility

  • Pro Tools 6.4.1 is the final release for MIX systems and supports MIX systems only
  • Pro Tools 6.4.1 software will not work without MIX hardware present

Included and Optional Plug-Ins:

Digidesign & Development Partner Plug-Ins

Optional Digidesign Hardware

  • Command|8
  • ProControl
    • Fader Pack (up to 5)
    • Edit Pack
  • Control|24
  • SYNC I/O [ additional details ]
  • USD
  • 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 (ATTO Express PCI-UL3D)
  • SCSI-64 Kit (ATTO Express PCI-DC)

Control Surfaces & MIDI Interfaces

PCI Expansion Chassis

Video Options

  • 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 Igniter OS X Driver

Avid Video

  • AVoption, AVoption|XL, and AVoption|V10 are not supported and will not work with Pro Tools 6.4.1
  • Although not fully tested or officially supported with MIX systems, AVoption|XL users on Mac OS X 10.3 may use Pro Tools 6.2.3

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

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.

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 10.3.4 (Panther) Required for Pro Tools 6.4.1

Pro Tools 6.4.1 is not compatible with Mac OS X v10.4 (Tiger)

System RAM Requirements

  • 512 MB minimum
  • 1 GB (1024 MB) or more highly recommended

1 GB or more recommended for sessions with:

  • Large amounts of audio, large DSP engines, high edit density, or large DigiBase databases
  • A large number of installed plug-ins
  • 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.

Additional Computer Requirements


  • Color monitor required
  • 14" minimum, 17" or or larger recommended
  • Minimum resolution of 1024 x 768

QuickTime Required

  • Apple QuickTime 6.5.1 or higher
  • Included with Mac OS


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

Additional Information

Download Updates

Digidesign CoreAudio Driver for Mac OS X

  • The Digidesign Single-Client CoreAudio Driver version 6.4.1 is included as an option during Pro Tools 6.4.1 installation
  • The Digidesign Multi-Client CoreAudio Driver version 6.5.2 is included on the Pro Tools 6.4.1 CD, and available from the Digidesign CoreAudio Driver downloads page
  • Downloads & Information on Supported Applications

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.