Pro Tools LE 6.2.3 Update
For Digi 002, Digi 002 Rack, and Mbox
Pro Tools LE Systems on Mac OS X 10.3.2 (Panther)
March 2, 2004
About Pro Tools LE 6.2.3
Pro Tools LE 6.2.3 is a free download for all
Pro Tools LE 6.0 and higher owners.
Pro Tools LE 6.2.3 software provides support for Mac OS X 10.3.2
(Panther) with the following Digidesign Pro Tools LE systems:
- Digi 002
- Digi 002 Rack
With the following Apple computers:
- Power Mac G5
- Power Mac G4
- PowerBook G4
- iMac G4
- iBook G4
- iBook G3
Pro Tools LE 6.2.3 Support Details
- Mac OS X 10.3.2 only
- Mac OS update to version 10.3.2 from 10.3 or 10.3.1 available
from the Apple website here:
- Power Mac G5: Single 1.6 GHz, Single & Dual 1.8 GHz, and
Dual 2.0 GHz models
- Power Mac G4:733 MHz ("Quicksilver") and higher
- Support for SCSI, SATA, and FireWire
- Digidesign SCSI|128 Kit (ATTO UL3D) qualified for Power Mac
G5 and Power Mac G4
- Digidesign SCSI64 Kit (ATTO EPCI-DC) qualified for Power Mac
G4 only (incompatible with G5)
For additional details on Pro Tools LE 6.2.3, including known issues,
workarounds, and updates to previous documents, please refer to
the following document, included with the download:
Compatibility & Additional Qualification
For additional details on Power Mac G5, G4-based Mac CPU, and Mac
OS X 10.3.x compatibility with Pro Tools systems, please refer to
the Digidesign Compatibility Documents
For more information on Digidesign's testing and qualification,
please visit the following section of the Compatibility Documents:
Please note details at the bottom
of that page regarding some Digidesign and third-party PCI cards
which will not be compatible with Power Mac G5s.
Who Should Use These Updates?
The Pro Tools LE 6.2.3 update should be used by:
- Digi 002, Digi 002 Rack, and Mbox users who are running Mac
OS X 10.3.2, on the computers specified in the support details
These updates will not install
on any operating system earlier than "Panther" Mac OS
Other Pro Tools Systems
See the Pro Tools LE 6.2.3 Q &
A below for information on Digi 001 and ToolBox/Audiomedia III
Important Information About Pro Tools LE 6.2.3
Plug-In Updates & Optional Software
In order to greatly reduce the size of the web downloads, these
optional plug-ins are NOT INCLUDED with the Pro Tools LE 6.2.3 downloads.
All Digidesign and Digi-distributed plug-ins must be updated in
order to work with Pro Tools LE 6.2.3 and Mac OS X 10.3.x (Panther)
After running the Pro Tools LE 6.2.3 web installer, you must download
updates for any plug-ins that you own and install
these optional plug-ins after installing Pro Tools and BEFORE launching
Pro Tools. Otherwise an error and possible crash will occur
on Pro Tools launch:
Warning: Updating Pace-Wrapped Plug-Ins
Due to a recently discovered PACE copy protection bug, some users
may experience instability and/or crashes when launching Pro Tools,
opening a session, or dismissing a trial-period dialog if any Pace-wrapped
third party plug-ins are installed. The fix for this bug is in the
latest PACE drivers included and installed automatically within
the Pro Tools software installer. Updates to all plug-ins are also
necessary to prevent instability and/or crashes. All plug-ins supplied
with the Pro Tools LE 6.2.3 installer have been fixed. To determine
which plug-ins are affected, we have included a utility which will
scan your Plug-Ins folder and list all plug-ins that need to be
updated. To use this utility, just launch the "Digidesign Plug-In
Validator" application located in your Pro Tools Utilities
folder. If any of your non-Digidesign plug-ins have not been updated,
they will be listed in the display window. Please visit the Web
site for the manufacturer of any affected plug-ins and download
the update (if available), or ask the manufacturer when one will
be available. Even if you do not have updates for all your plug-ins,
instability will only occur immediately after adding or removing
a plug-in from your Pro Tools Plug-Ins folder. After the first crash
and subsequent reboot, you should not see any further problems,
unless you then add or remove plug-ins from the Plug-Ins folder.
Pro Tools LE 6.2.3 Plug-In Updates for Mac
OS X 10.3 (Panther)
The plug-in updates on this linked page are included on the Pro
Tools LE 6.2.3 Update CDs, and the Pro Tools LE 6.2.3 CDs included
with upgrades and new purchases.
MP3 Option & DigiTranslator
The updates for MP3 Option and
DigiTranslator owners are included
in the Pro Tools LE 6.2.3 installer as choices during the Pro Tools
Owners of DV Toolkit will need to download the separate update
installer for DV Toolkit for Pro Tools LE 6.2.3, which also inludes
the updates for the DINR LE and VocALign Project LE software included
with DV Toolkit.
Pro Tools LE 6.2.3b1 Beta Update
Pro Tools LE 6.2.3b1 has removed the requirement for Pro Tools
users to have Administrator Privileges.
Please Note: Pro Tools installation and operation remains the same
as previous Pro Tools releases for Mac OS X in the following ways:
- Pro Tools LE 6.2.3b1 still requires an Administrator for installation.
- Pro Tools LE 6.2.3b1 still allows different users to save their
Pro Tools user Preferences. Separate versions of Pro Tools Preferences
will be stored in individual user's Home directories if they alter
the existing Pro Tools Preferences.
- As with previous Pro Tools releases, users still have global
Read/Write privileges on all Pro Tools related files and settings
(other than the Pro Tools user Preferences referenced above).
This update should be used only by:
- Facilities with multiple Pro Tools users who would prefer not
to grant Administrator privileges to all Pro Tools users.
Download, Details, and Installation Instructions:
You must first download and install the full
Pro Tools LE 6.2.3 Update below before you can use the Pro Tools
LE 6.2.3b1 application.
Download Instructions Pro Tools LE 6.2.3
Your registered Pro Tools LE version 6.x authorization
code is required to download, install,
and authorize these updates. This can be found in one of the following
- Inside the front cover of your Pro Tools 6.x Getting
- Inside the front cover of your Upgrading
to Pro Tools 6.x or What's New
in Pro Tools 6.x booklet included with updates and upgrades.
For best results, use the latest version of Apple's Safari or Internet
Explorer for your operating system. Other browsers may not work
properly with the secure forms required for this download. We have
had reports of problems accessing the downloads from behind some
firewalls or when using Airport wireless devices. If you encounter
difficulty accessing the downloads under those circumstances, please
try a different method of connecting to the internet, or visit your
Digidesign Dealer for the update CD, or order the update CD from
Pro Tools LE 6.2.3
Requires Mac OS X 10.3.2
(Panther) to launch
to Download Form
24.5 MB Download - High Speed Internet Connection
Pro Tools LE 6.2.3
for Japanese OS
Requires Mac OS X 10.3.2
(Panther) Japanese OS to launch
to Download Form
24.5 MB Download - High Speed Internet Connection
If you experience download or decoding problems,
see the Download Help FAQ
Pro Tools LE 6.2.3 Q &
Q: Are new features included with the
A: Pro Tools LE 6.2.3 is a maintenance
release including SCSI qualification with Power Mac G5 and Power
Q: Do the installers work with Mac OS
X 10.2.x (Jaguar) installed?
A: No. The installers require
that Mac OS X 10.3.2 be installed on the host system (please note
that Mac OS X 10.3.2 is required for qualified operation).
Q: Can I use Pro Tools LE 6.2.3 software with
my Digi 001 system?
A: Digi 001 qualification testing
with Power Mac G4s is currently in progress. Although not officially
qualified with this release, no major problems have been discovered
in early testing with the Digi 001 and Pro Tools LE 6.2.3. The following
testing is ongoing:
- Digi 001 with Power Mac G4, 733 MHz and faster, with Mac OS
- Testing in progress. No major problems have been discovered
in early testing with Pro Tools LE 6.2.3
G5 Limitations: Digi 001 hardware is not
compatible with Power Mac G5 models. Digi 001 owners wishing
to use Power Mac G5s can take advantage of Digidesign's Hardware
Exchange Program to Digi 002, Digi 002 Rack, or Pro Tools|HD
Q: Can I use Pro Tools LE 6.2.3 LE software
with my Digi ToolBox/Audiomedia III system?
A: The previously released Pro
Tools LE 6.1.2 for Mac OS X and Pro Tools LE 6.1.1 for Windows XP
will be the last Pro Tools LE release versions to have qualification
and support for Audiomedia III and ToolBox systems, which have been
discontinued for some time. While Pro Tools LE 6.2.3 for Mac OS
X will not be fully tested or officially qualified with Audiomedia
III hardware in Power Mac G4 models with Mac OS X 10.3.2, limited
testing has shown that this configuration can be used. However,
we cannot guarantee performance.
Future Pro Tools LE releases in 2004 and beyond will not work with
Audiomedia III cards. Audiomedia III and ToolBox 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.
Audiomedia III hardware is not compatible
with Power Mac G5 models.
Q: Does the increased power of the Power Mac
G5 mean that I can use more RTAS plug-ins?
A: Yes. You will notice a significant
increase in RTAS plug-in count. With its increased power, the Power
Mac G5 is the perfect complement to your Pro Tools environment.
Q: Have new FireWire drives been qualified?
A: We have only qualified the Avid/DigiDrives
that are on our current compatibility documents.
Q: Is QuickTime DV playback from the FireWire
port supported with this release?
A: The FireWire DV output with
Canopus using the Digi 002 or Digi 002 Rack is qualified only with
a Power Mac G4 or G5 using a third-party FireWire PCI card for the
DV output. With a PowerBook G4 or iBook G4, FireWire DV performance
with a Canopus varies between CPUs. Please refer to the Digidesign
Compatibility Documents for the most detailed and up-to-date
information on compatibility.
Q: OK, I have Mac OS X 10.3.2 (Panther) and
Pro Tools 6 software. How can I get Pro Tools LE 6.2.3 if I can't
A: Pro Tools LE and LE 6.2.3 software
updates are free to all Mac-based customers who own registered Pro
Tools 6.0 or newer software. The update is available three ways:
Digidesign Dealers Pro Tools LE and LE 6.2.3 software
CDs will be distributed to dealers in late March. Qualified
Pro Tools 6 owners will need their authorization code from Pro
Tools 6.0 or above to install and authorize the software.
Web Downloads Pro Tools LE 6.2.3 software upgrades are
posted above. Unfortunately, these downloads are very large,
so a broadband connection is necessary.
For Pro Tools 6 owners who cannot get to a local Digidesign
Dealer for the free CD or who cannot successfully download,
the full installer CDs will be available
in March through the online DigiStore
for $4.95 US plus shipping and local tax, if applicable. (average
cost is @ $15 USD total, including DHL air shipping) Once the
Pro Tools LE 6.2.3 Update CDs are in stock, you can place your
order on the DigiStore and we will ship you the Pro Tools LE
or LE CD that you order by DHL air. DigiStore orders are generally
processed within 2 business days. Qualified Pro Tools LE 6 owners
will need their authorization code from Pro Tools LE 6.0 or
above to install and authorize the software.
Pro Tools LE 6.2.3 Update CDs are not
available from Digidesign Customer Service or Technical Support.
These will only be available from authorized
Digidesign Dealers or the DigiStore beginning in late March.
Q. What if I haven't upgraded to Pro Tools 6
A: For Pro Tools 5.x owners, the
Pro Tools LE version 6.x software upgrade is $75 USD. Full installer
CDs with Pro Tools LE 6.2.3 will be included in Pro Tools LE 6.x
Upgrades beginning in late March 2004 (current Pro Tools LE upgrades
include Pro Tools LE version 6.2.2 for OS X 10.3, 6.1.2 for OS X
10.2, and 6.1.1 for Windows XP). Pro Tools LE 6.x upgrades are available
from the online DigiStore
and your local Digidesign Dealer.
International Customers: To avoid the delays of shipping and possible
extra customs fees in your country, many customers may prefer to
order upgrades from their nearest Digidesign
Q: What if I buy a new Pro Tools system, will
I get Pro Tools LE 6.2.3?
A: New systems purchased in 2004
should already include Pro Tools 6.2.2, or 6.2.2 should be given
to purchasers by the dealer. Beginning in mid-March, 2004, full
installer CDs with Pro Tools LE 6.2.3 software will be included
in shipping Pro Tools LE products. Systems that contain Pro Tools
LE 6.2.3 software installers are clearly marked on the bar-code
label. For units that do not show "Pro Tools LE 6.2.3"
on the bar-code, your Digidesign dealer should provide the Pro Tools
LE 6.2.3 inventory update kit for Pro Tools LE systems to customers
using Mac OS X 10.3.2 and CPUs compatible with this Pro Tools version.
The Digidesign Pro Tools for Panther Team