Control Surfaces & MIDI Interfaces

With Pro Tools|HD and Pro Tools|HD Accel Systems with Pro Tools 6.9.1 for Mac OS X 10.3.8 (Panther)

The following devices are qualified for use with Pro Tools|HD and Pro Tools|HD Accel systems with Pro Tools 6.9.1 TDM software for Mac OS X:

Control Surfaces

*D-Control & D-Command require dual processor G5 model

The following control surfaces were not tested with Pro Tools 6.9, and therefore are not officially supported. The Pro Tools 6.9.1 Installer CD contains an "Unsupported Software" folder with the following control surface personality files:

  • JL Cooper CS-10 MIDI series
  • JL Cooper MCS 3000 series MCS-Panner
  • Peavy PC-1600

These files are also available from the Legacy MIDI Controllers download page.


  • Digidesign D-Control and D-Control Fader Packs are only compatible with Pro Tools|HD and Pro Tools|HD Accel systems.
  • Digidesign D-Command and D-Command Fader Pack are only compatible with Pro Tools|HD and Pro Tools|HD Accel systems.
  • Digidesign ProControl, FaderPack for ProControl and EditPack for ProControl are only compatible with TDM systems.
  • D-Control and ProControl control surfaces are are not compatible with Pro Tools LE systems.
  • New MIDI control surface features are provided through the latest Control Surface Personality files installed with Pro Tools
  • Pro Tools 6.0 and later no longer supports and will not install the Penny & Giles MM-16 and DC-16 Control Surface Personality Files
  • The built-in Digi 002 faders cannot be used to control any device other than that Digi 002.
  • Only one Command|8 can be used with a Pro Tools system. Multiple Command|8 units cannot be enabled simultaneously.
  • Command|8 must be the only MIDI control surface enabled within Pro Tools.
  • Command|8 can be used in combination with non-MIDI control surfaces such as Control|24 with some limitations. For more information, see the Command|8 Guide.

For more information on using control surfaces with Pro Tools, see the Control|24 Guide, Command|8 Guide, and the Getting Started and Pro Tools Reference guides in the Technical Document Library or your Pro Tools documentation folder.

For third-party devices such as the MoterMix, HUI, CS-10 or PC-1600, see the MIDI Control Surfaces Guide in the Technical Document Library:

MIDI Control Surfaces (Legacy Controllers)

MIDI Interfaces — USB Only

The following MIDI Interfaces are qualified for use with Pro Tools|HD and Pro Tools|HD systems with Pro Tools TDM version 6.9.1 software for Mac OS X:

  • Digidesign MIDI I/O - USB MIDI interface with 10 MIDI I/O ports, supporting 160 MIDI channels
  • Emagic Unitor8, AMT8, MT4
  • Roland MPU64, UM2, UM4

Known Incompatibilities & Issues

  • Only USB MIDI interfaces are compatible with Pro Tools systems for Mac OS X. Modem-to-serial port adapters and serial MIDI devices are not supported.
  • System instabilities and performance issues can occur when using MIDI control surfaces in conjunction with Pro Tools 6 and 3rd party MIDI interfaces. For best multiport MIDI performance, we recommend using Digidesign's MIDI I/O.

Digidesign Compatibility Documents Index