Pro Tools M-Powered 7.1.1 for M-Audio Systems on Mac OS X 10.4 for Intel-based Macs

Pro Tools M-Powered 7.1.1 Information

For information about Pro Tools M-Powered 7.1.1, and to download the free update, please see the following page:

M-Audio Hardware Supported by Pro Tools M-Powered Software

With Pro Tools M-Powered Software Version 7.0/7.1 for Mac OS 10.4 ("Tiger")

Product Information, Specs, Drivers:

  • Audiophile 192
    • High-Definition 4-In/4-Out Audio Card (PCI) with Digital I/O and MIDI
  • Audiophile 2496
    • 4-In/4-Out Audio Card (PCI) with MIDI and Digital I/O
  • Audiophile USB
    • USB Audio/MIDI Interface with Digital I/O
  • Delta 44
    • Professional 4-In/4-Out Audio Card (PCI)
  • Delta 66
    • Professional 6-In/6-Out Audio Card (PCI) with Digital I/O
  • Delta 1010
    • 10-In/10-Out PCI/Rack Digital Recording System with MIDI and Digital I/O
  • Delta 1010LT
    • 10-In/10-Out PCI Virtual Studio
  • Fast Track Pro
    • 4 x 4 Mobile USB Audio/MIDI Interface with Preamps
  • Fast Track USB
    • Record Guitar and Vocals on Your Computer — Complete with Effects
  • FireWire 1814
    • 18-in/14-out FireWire Audio/MIDI Interface w/ADAT Lightpipe
  • FireWire 410
    • 4-In/10-Out FireWire Audio/MIDI Mobile Recording Interface
  • FireWire Audiophile
    • 4-In/6-Out FireWire Audio/MIDI Interface
  • FireWire Solo
    • FireWire Mobile Audio Interface for Songwriter/Guitarists
  • JamLab
    • Personal Guitar System
  • M-Audio Black Box
    • Amps | Effects | Drums | Recording USB Audio interface for Guitarists
    • (updated drivers posted March 17, 2006)
  • MobilePre USB
    • USB Bus-Powered Preamp and Audio Interface
  • M-Audio Ozone
    • USB Audio/MIDI Mobile Workstation
  • Ozonic
    • 37-Key FireWire Audio/MIDI Interface and Controller
  • ProjectMix I/O
    • Control Surface with Motorized Faders and 18 x 14 Audio Interface
  • Transit
    • High-Resolution Mobile Audio Interface

Pro Tools M-Powered Software Compatibility

  • Pro Tools M-Powered 7.1.1 for Mac OS X 10.4 for Intel-based Macs
  • Pro Tools M-Powered 7 software requires one of the above M-Audio hardware devices
  • Pro Tools M-Powered software will not work without M-Audio hardware connected
  • Other audio interfaces from M-Audio have not been qualified with M-Powered
  • Audio interfaces by Digidesign or any manufacturer other than M-Audio will not work with Pro Tools M-Powered software
  • Pro Tools M-Powered supports the use of any single supported M-Audio peripheral. Simultaneous use of multiple M-Audio peripherals is not supported.


  • A pre-authorized cross-platform (Mac/Win) red iLok USB hardware key is included with all Pro Tools M-Powered software purchases
  • The Pro Tools M-Powered 6.8 authorization will also authorize Pro Tools M-Powered 7.0, 7.1, and 7.1.1
  • For more information, and to download your free update to Pro Tools M-Powered 7.1.1, see the following web page:

Included and Optional Plug-Ins & Software

Optional Bundle:

Optional Digidesign & M-Audio Hardware

Control Surfaces & MIDI Interfaces

Note: Pro Tools M-Powered software does not support Digidesign Ethernet control surfaces: Control|24, ProControl, ICON D-Control, or ICON D-Command.

Video Options

The following options are not available for Pro Tools M-Powered:

  • Support for DV Toolkit & DV Toolkit 2 software
  • Support for DigiTranslator software
  • Support for Avid video peripherals

Maximum Performance Guidelines

  • Recording to the system startup drive is not recommended or supported
  • Although limited recording and playback of audio tracks may be possible using the internal drive, a separate external dedicated audio hard drive is highly recommended for maximum performance and track count. Digidesign recommends the use of FireWire drives for use with these computers.

Energy Saver Settings

Pro Tools Does Not Support Sleep Mode

In the Macintosh System Preferences, launch Energy Saver, click the Sleep tab, and disable all Sleep features. Set "Put the computer to sleep when it is inactive" to Never. Do not manually put your computer to sleep when running Pro Tools.

New Session File Format (".ptf")

Pro Tools 7.0 and higher uses a new session file format and extension (.ptf) to distinguish its sessions from sessions created with previous versions. Pro Tools 7 sessions need to be saved as an earlier format to be used with pre-7.0 Pro Tools systems. For more information, see the following:

Supported Intel-Based Macs
  • iMac
    • iMac 17" 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo
    • iMac 20" 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo
  • MacBook Pro
    • MacBook Pro 15" 1.67GHz Intel Core Duo
    • MacBook Pro 15" 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo
    • MacBook Pro 15" 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo
    • MacBook Pro 15" 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo
    • MacBook Pro 17" 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo
  • Mac mini
    • Mac mini 1.5GHz Intel Core Solo
    • Mac mini 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo

Testing in Progress, Not Yet Qualified with Pro Tools:

  • MacBook
    • MacBook 13" 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo
    • MacBook 13" 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo (white)
    • MacBook 13" 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo (black)

Apple Specifications

System Software

  • Pro Tools M-Powered 7.1.1 is officially supported on Mac OS X 10.4.6 for Intel
  • Pro Tools M-Powered 7.1.1 will NOT install on a PPC-based Mac

After updating either Pro Tools or your Mac OS, always run Disk Utility and "Repair Permissions" on the startup drive.

Total System RAM

  • 512 MB minimum required* for Pro Tools M-Powered 7.1.1, more recommended
  • More RAM increases overall system and Pro Tools performance
  • More RAM 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

*Additional RAM Requirements — Music Production Toolkit Option

  • The purchase of this option expands a Pro Tools M-Powered system from 32 total voiceable tracks to up to 48 mono or 48 stereo tracks at up to 96 kHz (interface permitting)
  • In order to reliably achieve maximum track count with the Music Production Toolkit, 1.5 GB RAM or more is required on Mac OS X for Intel

Additional Requirements


  • Minimum resolution of 1024 x 768
  • 17" or larger recommended if using external monitor

QuickTime Required

  • Apple QuickTime 7
  • Included with Mac OS X 10.4

Storage (Audio Drive) Requirements

Additional Storage Requirements — Music Production Toolkit Options

  • The purchase of this option expands a Pro Tools M-Powered system from 32 total voiceable tracks to up to 48 mono or 48 stereo tracks at up to 96 kHz (interface permitting)
  • 2 more external FireWire drives dedicated for audio record and playback are required to achieve maximum track count with Music Production Toolkit option

Additional Information & Downloads

M-Audio Driver Updates

To download driver updates from the M-Audio website:

  1. Go to the Support-> Drivers section on the M-Audio website
  2. On the right, under Drivers Search, Select Product
  3. Click SUBMIT

Product Information & Specifications

Pro Tools LE & Pro Tools M-Powered Comparison

Pro Tools LE software requires Digidesign hardware. Pro Tools M-Powered software requires M-Audio hardware. More Information on similarities and differences between Pro Tools LE & M-Powered:


  • Pro Tools M-Powered 7.1.1 Downloads
    • Pro Tools M-Powered 7.1.1 Update for Pro Tools M-Powered 7.x owners
    • Digidesign Plug-In Installers for Pro Tools M-Powered 7.1.1
    • Music Production Toolkit Installer for Pro Tools M-Powered 7.1.1
    • Pro Tools M-Powered 7.1.1 Demo for qualified M-audio devices on Intel-based Macs.

Pro Tools M-Powered 7.1.1 Plug-In Information

All plug-ins for Mac OS X for PPC will need to be updated to work with Mac OS X for Intel. Check with third-party developers for update information.