Digidesign Hardware Required
Digidesign Software Compatibility
- Pro Tools LE 6.1.2 for Mac OS X
- Pro Tools LE 6.1.1 for Windows XP
- Pro Tools LE 5.1.1 for Mac OS 9
- Will NOT work with Pro Tools LE 6.4 and higher
- Pro Tools software will not work without Digidesign hardware
Included and Optional Plug-Ins:
Optional Digidesign Hardware
- MIDI I/O
- PRE (No Integrated Control)
Control Surfaces & MIDI Interfaces
Optional Digidesign & Avid Storage
- DigiDrive SCSI Drives
- DigiDrive FireWire 80
- 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+
- SCSI-128 Kit (ATTO Express PCI-UL3D)
- SCSI-64 Kit (ATTO Express PCI-DC)
Optional Video Software
- Canopus ADVC-100 DV Transcoder
Audiomedia III + Pro Tools LE = ToolBox
- Owners of Audiomedia III cards
that do not own Pro Tools software can purchase the upgrade to
Pro Tools LE for ToolBox systems from the DigiStore
or your local Digidesign
Dealer. Previous installation of Pro Tools is not required
to install paid upgrades.
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.
Audiomedia III with Mac OS 10.3 "Panther"
Q: Can I use Pro Tools 6.2.3 LE software with
my Digi ToolBox/Audiomedia III system?
A: The previously released Pro Tools LE 6.1.2 for Mac OS X and
Pro Tools LE 6.1.1 for Windows XP will be the last Pro Tools LE
release versions to have qualification and support for Audiomedia
III and ToolBox systems, which have been discontinued for some time.
While Pro Tools LE 6.2.3 for Mac OS X will not be fully tested or
officially qualified with Audiomedia III hardware in Power Mac G4
models with Mac OS X 10.3.2, limited testing has shown that this
configuration can be used. However, we cannot guarantee performance.
Future Pro Tools LE releases in 2004 and beyond will not work with
Audiomedia III cards. Audiomedia III and ToolBox owners wishing
to use newer versions of Pro Tools software can take advantage of
Digidesign's Hardware Exchange Program
to Digi 002, Digi 002 Rack, or Pro Tools|HD systems.
Audiomedia III hardware is not compatible
with Power Mac G5 models.
Audiomedia III & Pro Tools LE 6.4
Q: Can I use Pro Tools LE 6.4 LE software with
an Audiomedia III card?
A: No. The Pro Tools LE 6.4 release
and beyond will not work with Audiomedia III and ToolBox systems,
which have been discontinued for some time. The previously released
Pro Tools LE 6.1.2 for Mac OS X 10.2 (and the untested Pro Tools
LE 6.2.3 for Mac OS X 10.3) were the last versions that work with
Audiomedia III cards. Audiomedia III owners wishing to use newer
versions of Pro Tools software can take advantage of Digidesign's
Hardware Exchange Program to Digi 002,
Digi 002 Rack, or Pro Tools|HD systems.
Supported CPU Models, Speeds & Requirements
PCI vs. AGP Graphics Support
Pro Tools 6 systems for OS X are not supported with the older Blue
& White G3s or the PCI Graphics G4s, only the AGP graphics models.
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.
Power Mac G5 Compatibility
Mac OS 10.2.6 or 10.2.8 "Jaguar" Required for Pro Tools
ToolBox/Audiomedia III systems are not officially qualified on
Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther"
Total System RAM
- 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,
extensive use of plug-ins, or simultaneous use with MIDI sequencers
- 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
- Color monitor required with a minimum resolution of 1024 x 768
- Apple QuickTime v6.0.2 or higher required
Storage: Hard Drive Minimum Requirements
Mac OS X Requirements, Installation,
Updating & Authorizing Plug-ins
PCI Slot Required
Note: The Audiomedia III card requires a PCI slot. Apple computers
that do not contain PCI slots, such as the G4 Cube and iMac, are
not supported with the Audiomedia III.