Pro Tools 6.1 Updates

For Pro Tools 6.0 TDM & LE Systems

July 14, 2003

About These Updates

Pro Tools 6.1 is a free update for all Pro Tools 6.0.x users on Mac OS X. These Pro Tools 6.1 updates support the same systems supported by Pro Tools 6.0.x:

Supported Digidesign Pro Tools TDM Systems:

  • Pro Tools|HD
  • Pro Tools|24 MIX
  • Pro Tools|24

Supported Digidesign Pro Tools LE Systems:

  • Digi 002
  • Digi 002 Rack
  • Digi 001
  • Mbox
  • ToolBox & Audiomedia III (with AMCC chip "QC" or higher)

In general, compatibility is the same as previous compatibility with Pro Tools 6.0:

What's New in Pro Tools 6.1?

  • For a complete list of new features, download the What's New in 6.1 document from the Support Section > Tech Support > Technical Document Library
  • For information on how to use the new ReWire plug-in, see the DigiRack Plug-Ins Guide v6.1 > chapter 7: Using Digi ReWire (Pro Tools 6.1 Only)

Who Should Use this Update?

  • All Pro Tools 6.0.x users are strongly encouraged to update to version 6.1 for increased features and overall improvements
  • In order to download, you must have your Pro Tools version 6.0 serial number
  • In order to use the Pro Tools 6.1 updater, you must have Pro Tools version 6.0.x already installed on your system
  • For information on upgrades, see the Pro Tools 6.1 Q & A section at the bottom of this page

What's Included in these Downloads

Installers will update Japanese version of Pro Tools 6.0.x if booted in Japanese operating system. Otherwise, English version of Pro Tools 6.0 will be updated.

Pro Tools TDM 6.1 Update

Pro Tools LE 6.1 Update

Digidesign Plug-Ins Updates

The Pro Tools 6.1 TDM updater will update any existing Digidesign Plug-Ins that you have already installed. Your existing iLok authorizations will continue to authorize the newer versions, with the following exception:


In Pro Tools TDM 6.0, DINR included the following plug-ins:

  • Broadband Noise Reduction TDM
  • Broadband Noise Reduction-AS (the AudioSuite version)

In Pro Tools TDM 6.1 and higher, DINR includes these plug-ins:

  • Broadband Noise Reduction TDM
  • Broadband Noise Reduction LE (the AudioSuite version)

The TDM version of DINR remains unaffected by Pro Tools 6.1.  The AudioSuite version of DINR, however, needs a new iLok authorization. Registered DINR owners who wish to work in the AudioSuite environment in Pro Tools 6.1 should contact Digidesign Customer Service to receive their DINR-LE authorization once they have established their account. For help with and Digidesign iLok authorizations, see the Digidesign iLok Information page.

For Pro Tools LE 6.1 updates for optional Digidesign plug-ins, see additional downloads below.

Additional Downloads

See the bottom of this page for links to additional downloads not included with these updates:

  • Pro Tools 6.1 Documentation
  • Pro Tools LE v6.1 Optional Digidesign Plug-In Updates
  • Digidesign Core Audio Driver for Mac OS X
  • AVoption|XL 6.1 for Mac OS X

Download Instructions — Pro Tools 6.1 Update

For best results, use the latest version of Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator for Mac OS X. Other browsers, such as Apple's Safari, may not work properly with the secure forms required for this download.

These Pro Tools 6.1 files require a Pro Tools system with Pro Tools 6.0.x already installed.

Your registered Pro Tools 6.0 TDM or LE serial number is required to download. This can be found in one of the following locations:

  • Inside the front cover of your Pro Tools 6.0 system Getting Started Guide
  • Inside the front cover of your Upgrading to Pro Tools 6.0 or What's New in Pro Tools 6.0 booklet included with updates and upgrades

Pro Tools TDM 6.1 Updater from 6.0.x on Mac OS X

Go to Download Form

72.2 MB Download - High Speed Internet Connection Required

Pro Tools LE 6.1 Updater from 6.0.x on Mac OS X

Go to Download Form

36.8 MB Download - High Speed Internet Connection Required

Important Note: Due to the size of these downloads, many users will not be able to download these web updaters. You do not need to download this update, though:

  • FREE Pro Tools 6.0 to 6.1 Update CDs for all Pro Tools 6.0 Mac OS X owners will be available worldwide from your local Digidesign Dealer beginning the week of July 21st. If you are not able to download Pro Tools 6.1, please contact your Authorized Digidesign Dealer for information on how to obtain the Pro Tools 6.1 Updater CD.

Pro Tools 6.0 to 6.1 Updater CDs for Mac OS X are not available directly from Digidesign. These will only be available from authorized Digidesign Dealers beginning the week of July 21st.

If you have a high speed internet connection, and you still experience download or decoding problems, see the Download Help FAQ

Additional Downloads

In order to reduce the size of the main updater applications, some components are not included and may need to be downloaded separately.

Pro Tools 6.1 Documentation


The Pro Tools 6.1 update downloads include these 2 documents separate from the update application:

In order to reduce the download size, other documentation is not included with the Pro Tools 6.1 web updater applications. A separate Pro Tools 6.1 Documentation Installer for both TDM and LE systems is available from the following web page:

Pro Tools LE v6.1 Optional Digidesign Plug-In Updates

Updates not included with the Pro Tools LE 6.1 web updater* for the following optional Digidesign plug-ins:

  • D-Fi
  • DINR (Broadband Noise Reduction LE)
  • Focusrite d2/d3
  • Maxim
  • SoundReplacer
  • SurroundScope

Details and Downloads

* Included wtih Pro Tools LE 6.1 installer on the 6.1 update CD from Digidesign dealers

Digidesign Core Audio Driver

The Digidesign Core Audio Drivers for the above Pro Tools 6.1 TDM and LE systems are a separate download. If you are not using any third party applications with your Digidesign hardware, it is not necessary to install the Core Audio Drivers. If you do want to route audio out of your Digidesign hardware when using applications such as iTunes, or access input and output using your Digidesign hardware with Core Audio compatible applications, you will need to install the following after installing Pro Tools 6.1:

The current Digidesign Core Audio Driver is version 1.2, which works with both Pro Tools LE & TDM 6.0.1 and Pro Tools LE & TDM 6.1

  • Version 1.2 does not support the Digi 002 or Digi 002 Rack
  • Future updates to the Core Audio Driver will be available from the webpage above

AVoption|XL for Pro Tools 6.1 for Mac OS X

Support for AVoption|XL in OS X is new with Pro Tools 6.1. AVoption|XL hardware (Meridien Digital Media Board) and AVoption|XL iLok authorization are required. In order to use AVoption|XL for Mac OS X, you must first install Pro Tools 6.1, then install AVoption|XL 6.1:

DAE 6.1cs1 Beta Fix for TDM Systems with SYNC I/O or AVoption|XL

Included on the Pro Tools 6.1 CD in the Beta & Bug Fix folder. Not included with the Pro Tools 6.1 TDM web updater.* From the included DAE 6.1cs1 Read Me:

DAE 6.1cs1 (TDM Systems Only)
DAE 6.1cs1 is for Pro Tools TDM 6.1 users who are experiencing buffer underrun or –6031 errors when using the SYNC I/O or AVoption|XL. This version of DAE will help lessen the frequency of these errors as long as no RTAS plug-ins are used in the session. Do not use any RTAS plug-ins with this build of DAE. This is only a temporary workaround while the root cause of the problem is investigated.

* Included wtih Pro Tools LE 6.1 installer on the 6.1 update CD from Digidesign dealers

Pro Tools 6.1 Upgrades Q & A

Q. What if I don't have Pro Tools 6.0?

A. Pro Tools 6.1 upgrades are available from the online DigiStore and your local Digidesign Dealer. For information and pricing, see the following:

International Customers: To avoid the delays of shipping and possible extra customs fees in your country, many customers may prefer to order from their nearest Digidesign Dealer

Q. What operating systems do the upgrades work with?

A. Pro Tools 6.1 upgrades are cross-platform, meaning that Pro Tools 6.1 installer CDs for both Mac OS X and Windows XP are included with each Pro Tools TDM 6.1 and Pro Tools LE 6.1 upgrade purchase. Check the Compatibility Documents for requirements for your system.

Q. What version of Pro Tools do I need to have installed for the Pro Tools upgrades?

A. Unlike the web updaters, all Pro Tools 6.1 upgrades purchased include full installers, so that you can do a "clean install" without a previous Pro Tools installation.

Q. Will I be able to Download the Pro Tools 6.1 Upgrades?

A. No, only these Pro Tools TDM 6.0 to 6.1 and Pro Tools LE 6.0 to 6.1 updaters for previous installations of Pro Tools 6.0 are available for download. The Pro Tools 6.1 Upgrades for Mac OS X and Windows XP are full installers, which do not utilize existing Pro Tools installations. Because of their size, upgrades will only be available on CD.

More Pro Tools 6.1 Q & A

More Information:

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