Optional Digidesign Software Pro Tools LE 6.9 for Mac OS X
The following Digidesign software is compatible with Pro Tools LE 6.9:
Exceptions: A pre-authorized iLok is included with the Mbox Factory hardware/software bundle. See the Products section for the software included with the Mbox Factory bundle.
Pro Tools LE Systems Overview
Bundled Software Included with Purchases of New LE Hardware Systems*
*New hardware system purchases only. Not included with Pro Tools LE soffware upgrades or sold separately.
Included Digidesign Software Pro Tools LE 6.9 for Mac OS X
Bomb Factory Plug-Ins
Included on the Pro Tools LE 6.9 CD, or download:
The following DigiRack Plug-Ins are included with Pro Tools LE 6.9 for Mac OS X:
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: Using Digi ReWire (Pro Tools 6.1 & Higher Only)
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.
FXpansion VST to RTAS Adapter
The use of VST plug-ins and VST Instruments requires the optional purchase of the FXpansion VST to RTAS Adapter. The adapter enables VST effects plug-ins and VST Instruments to be used as RTAS plug-ins in Pro Tools sessions.