Digi 002 with Pro Tools LE 5.3.2 for Windows XP Requirements

Digidesign Hardware Supplied with System

  • Digi 002
  • FireWire Cable (12')

Digidesign Software Supplied with Digi 002 System

  • Pro Tools LE version 5.3.2
    (Required, does not work with other Digidesign hardware)
  • DigiRack Plug-Ins

DigiRack Plug-Ins & Optional Digidesign Software

Digi 002 Plug-In Finder

Control Surfaces & MIDI Interfaces

Optional Digidesign Hardware

Performance Guidelines

  • Recording to the system startup drive is not recommended
  • For desktop models, a separate internal or external dedicated audio hard drive is highly recommended for maximum performance and track count (see Hard Drive Minimum Requirements)
  • Although limited recording and playback of audio tracks may be possible using the internal drive in laptop models, 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. (see FireWire Drive Requirements)
  • When using FireWire storage with a Digi 002 systems, connect the Digi 002 and the drives to separate FireWire ports if possible
  • If only one port is available, connect the drives to the CPU, then connect the Digi 002 to the drives
  • For best performance, it is suggested that you set your monitor to 256 colors
  • Pentium 4 or Xeon systems with HyperThreading technology must have "Intel HyperThreading" in the system BIOS disabled.

Known Incompatibilities

  • Digi 002 will not function if any other Digidesign PCI cards are installed in the CPU. (Digi 001, Audiomedia III, TDM cards)
  • Pro Tools LE 5.3.2 is specific to the Digi 002. It will not work with any other Digidesign hardware.
  • Computers with motherboards containing SiS (Silicon Integrated Systems) chipsets
  • AMD K6, K6-2 or K6-III, K7 processor based computers.
  • Dell Inspiron & Latitude notebooks are not compatible with the 002.
  • Do not connect a DV video camera to the same FireWire bus as a Digi 002. Most CPUs with two FireWire ports still have only one FireWire bus. If you need to add an additional FireWire bus to your CPU, see the list of Digidesign-Qualified FireWire PCI & CardBus Cards
  • Laptops users need to disable integrated wireless networking
  • Pro Tools does not support RAID technology. Please do not activate this feature.
  • 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

Qualified FireWire PCI & CardBus Cards

  • A 1394 ("FireWire") controller/interface is required to connect the Digi 002 to your computer. Some computers have built-in 1394 controllers, while other computers require add-in 1394 PCI or PCMCIA controller cards (purchased separately)
  • See: Digi 002 Qualified 1394 Interface Cards for more information

Hard Drive Minimum Requirements

SCSI Accelerator Card Requirements

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 & Requirements

The following CPUs are required for best performance with the Digi 002:

  • Intel Pentium 4 or Xeon CPUs running at 2.0 GHz (or faster)
  • AMD AthlonXP 2000+ CPUs (or faster)

The following CPUs are compatible with the Digi 002, but may not provide the best performance:

  • AMD AthlonXP 1500+ CPU (or faster)
  • AMD Athlon "Thunderbird" CPUs running at 800 MHz (or faster)

The following CPUs have not been fully tested and therefore are not recommended for the Digi 002, as they may not provide the best performance:

  • Intel Pentium III CPUs running at 600 MHz (or faster)
  • Multi-processor CPUs

Chipset Requirements

The following chipsets are recommended for best performance with Intel P4 processors:

  • Intel 850/850e
  • Intel 845/845e

The following chipsets are recommended for best performance with AMD Athlon and AthlonXP processors:

  • VIA KT266A
  • NVIDIA nForce

Note: The VIA KT333A and KT400A chipsets were not tested with the Digi 002.

The following chipsets will work with Athlon and AthlonXP processors, but may not provide the best performance:

  • AMD 760
  • VIA KT266
  • VIA KT133A

Additional Computer Requirements

System Software:

  • Windows XP Professional or Home Edition
  • Service Pack 1 Also Supported
  • Windows XP Settings & Requirements
  • Pro Tools LE 5.3.2 can NOT be installed or used on systems running Windows 98, Me, 2000, NT, 95, or 3.1

Total System RAM:

  • 256 MB minimum, 320 MB highly recommended

Additional RAM is required for:

  • High edit density sessions
  • Sample rates above 48 KHz
  • DAE buffer setting larger than the default
  • Extensive use of plug-ins
  • Simultaneous use of MIDI sequencers or software options
  • Additional RAM is recommended for better video playback performance

Monitor, color required, minimum resolution of 1024 x 768

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

Digi 002 Product Information

Digidesign ASIO Driver