Digi 001 with Pro Tools LE 5.3.1 for Windows XP

Digidesign Hardware Supplied with System

  • Digi 001 PCI Card
  • Digi 001 I/O Box
  • Digi 001 Cable

Digidesign Software Supplied with System

  • Pro Tools LE 5.3.1
  • DigiRack Plug-Ins

Pro Tools LE version 5.3.1 will not work with any hardware other than the Digi 001 or the Audiomedia III card, and will not work in "standalone" mode without the Digidesign hardware installed.

DigiRack Plug-Ins & Optional Digidesign Software

Digi 001 Plug-In Finder

Control Surfaces & MIDI Interfaces

Optional Digidesign Hardware

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 speeds or higher supported, Single Processor
  • Intel Pentium III - Processors with 500 MHz speeds or higher supported, Single Processor
  • AMD Athlon XP - Processors of all speeds supported, Single Processor
  • AMD Athlon Thunderbird - Processors of all speeds supported, Single Processor

Additional Computer Requirements

  • System Software: Windows XP Professional or Home Edition (Pro Tools LE 5.3.1 can NOT be installed on systems running Windows 98, Me, 2000, NT, 95, or 3.1)
  • Windows XP Settings & Requirements
  • Total System RAM: 256 MB
  • Additional RAM 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 or Xeon models requires Intel 845, Intel 850 or Intel 860 chipsets)
  • Pentium 4 or Xeon 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 v6.0 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

Optional Third-Party SCSI HBA Card

  • Adaptec AVA-2906

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, Single Processor
  • AMD Athlon XP or Thunderbird with pure VIA chipset, Single Processor
  • 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 or higher
  • 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 - Digi 001 is NOT supported on the following systems or systems with the following components:

  • Computers with motherboards containing SiS (Silicon Integrated Systems) chipsets
  • 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
  • Pro Tools does not support RAID technology. Please do not activate this feature.
  • Pro Tools will crash when pressing play if Avid XPress DV 4.1.1 is installed after PT. The workaround is to install Avid XPress DV before installing Pro Tools. (Item #47816)
  • 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.

Maximum Performance Guidelines & Known Incompatibilities — Additional Information

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.

Preconfigured Model:

Digi 001 Systems Product Information

Previous Pro Tools LE Compatibility

Digidesign ASIO Driver