Digi ToolBox & Audiomedia III Card with Pro Tools LE 6.1.1 for Windows XP

Digi ToolBox XP & ToolBox CD

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:

Control Surfaces & MIDI Interfaces

Optional Digidesign Hardware

  • Control|24
  • PRE (No Integrated Control)

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)

Optionional Video Software

Third-Party Video Capture Cards

  • Playback within Pro Tools is only supported via the computer monitor. Hardware Codecs are not supported. Use a third party application and card to capture video and import the video into Pro Tools. For the best performance use Avid CODEC DV files created by Avid Express DV.

Supported CPU Models & Speeds

Highly Recommended:

  • Intel Pentium 4 or Xeon - Processors with 1.3 GHz or higher speeds supported
  • Intel Pentium III - Processors with 500 MHz speeds or higher supported
  • AMD Athlon XP - Processors of all speeds supported
  • AMD Athlon Thunderbird - Processors of all speeds supported

Additional Computer Requirements

  • System Software: Windows XP Professional or Home Edition (Pro Tools LE 6.1 can NOT be installed on systems running Windows 98, Me, 2000, NT, 95, or 3.1)
  • Windows XP Service Pack 1
  • Windows XP Service Pack 2 is not qualified with Pro Tools LE 6.1.1
  • Windows XP Settings & Requirements
  • Total System RAM: 384 MB minimum, 512 MB (or higher) highly recommended
  • Additional RAM may be required for simultaneous use with MIDI sequencers
  • Additional RAM is recommended for better video playback performance
  • Intel chipset (with Intel Processors, use with Pentium 4 models requires Intel 845, Intel 850 or Intel 860 chipsets)
  • Pentium 4 systems with HyperThreading technology must have "Intel HyperThreading" in the system BIOS disabled.
  • VIA chipset (with Athlon)
  • ATX motherboard
  • CD-ROM drive for software install
  • Monitor, color required, minimum resolution of 1024 x 768
  • One available PCI Slot
  • 4GB hard drive space dedicated for audio (minimum)
  • For maximum performance a separate Digidesign Qualified ATA/IDE, SCSI or Firewire Drive dedicated for audio is required

Apple QuickTime 6.0.2 or Higher Recommended

  • Required only on systems using video
  • AGP graphics card with 16 MB or more video RAM required for movie playback
  • Available at www.apple.com/quicktime

Dual Monitor Systems

Pro Tools does not fully support true Windows "Separate Resolution" video modes for Windows systems with more than one VGA output. On systems with a dual port VGA card, the QuickTime Movie window displays an empty white box instead of the QuickTime Movie. However, Pro Tools fully supports dual monitor modes where Display Settings are routed to multiple monitors by the Windows operating system to create a single desktop. Consult your video card driver’s documentation on how to use dual monitor VGA cards without using "Separate Resolution" modes.

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 Pro Tools LE 6.1.1 for Windows XP was the last version that worked 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.

Maximum Performance Guidelines
To provide full 32-track, 24-bit performance on Pro Tools LE with high edit densities and the maximum number of Plug-Ins follow these guidelines:
  • Intel Pentium 4 or Xeon with Intel 845, Intel 850 or Intel 860 chipset
  • AMD Athlon XP or Thunderbird with pure VIA chipset
  • Performance and the number of Plug-Ins will vary from PC to PC; however, faster processor speeds produce better results.
  • Total System RAM: 384 MB minimum, 512 MB (or higher) highly recommended
  • File System (all drives): FAT32 or NTFS
  • Also note that we have seen better performance on computers that have less components attached and non-custom versions of the BIOS or Windows XP.

Known Incompatibilities
Caution - ToolBox/Audiomedia III based systems are NOT supported on the following systems or systems with the following components:

  • Computers with motherboards containing SiS (Silicon Integrated Systems) chipsets
  • There have been reported compatibility problems with Pro Tools and the new 925 and 925p chipsets. Please check to make sure that the computer you are considering purchasing does not contain these chipsets, or any other chipsets which have not been officially qualified by Digidesign.
  • Hewlett Packard Pavillion line of computers
  • AMD K6, K6-2 or K6-III, K7 processor based computers (however newer AMD Athlon processors are supported - see Supported CPU Models & Speeds)
  • Pentium I or Pentium II processor based computers
  • Computers with motherboards containing mixed chipsets from AMD plus VIA combined
  • "ESS Solo-1 PCI AudioDrive" Sound, video and game controller. This device can be disabled from the "Device Manager" in the "System" Control Panel.
  • SampleCell II PCI cards and SampleCell Editor are not compatible with Windows XP
  • Asante Network cards are not compatible with Control 24 on Windows XP
  • The Digidesign WaveDriver does not support Avid Xpress DV or certain other DirectSound applications that require advanced DirectSound capabilities
  • Some HP Pavilion models do not meet the minimum requirements as listed in these compatibilitiy documents. Before purchasing these or any computer, please carefully go over these documents and the exact specifications of the computer to make certain that all of the compatibility guidelines have been met.

How can I tell if my PC is compatible?

Find out how much RAM and which processor, chipset, and Windows XP Service Pack you have:

Download Updates

Audiomedia III + Pro Tools LE = ToolBox

Product Information

Previous Pro Tools LE Compatibility

Additional Information

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.

Need Advice on a Computer Purchase?

Be sure to check out the Pro Tools LE Windows section of the Digidesign User Conference for computer recommendations from other Pro Tools LE users.

Disclaimer: Digidesign can not verify that the information in this forum will provide full functionality or performance. Please refer to these Compatibility Documents for Digidesign's official system requirements.