Dolby Surround Tools
For the following Pro Tools|HD & MIX Systems:
- Version 3.5 for Pro Tools|HD Systems on Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther)
- Version 3.2 for Pro Tools|24 MIX Systems on Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther)
- Version 3.1 for Pro Tools|HD and MIX Systems on Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar)
- Version 3.0 for Pro Tools|HD and MIX Systems on Mac OS 9
- Version 3.0 for Pro Tools|HD and MIX Systems on Windows XP & Windows
Dolby Surround Tools v3.1 through 3.5 for Mac OS X and Windows XP is a FREE UPDATE for all Dolby Surround
Tools v3.0 owners with iLok authorized versions. The same iLok authorization
for Dolby Surround Tools v3.0 will authorize version 3.1 through 3.5.
To find out more about Dolby Surround Tools, see Dolby
Surround Tools Product Information, with Demo Downloads & Purchase
Installing Dolby Surround Tools
The downloads include a complete installer. To install:
- Download Dolby Surround Tools
- Expand the download per the instructions below
- Download and install the latest version of the iLok
Drivers for Mac or Windows
- Quit Pro Tools and any other open applications
- Double-click on the installer application named "Install Dolby
The Dolby Surround Tools plug-in will now be available the next time
that you use Pro Tools (Your authorized iLok must be inserted to use Dolby
Surround Tools. See below)
Authorizing Dolby Surround Tools 3.x
Dolby Surround Tools 3.0 and higher requires an iLok authorization. Floppy
disk authorizations will not work with this version.
All registered Dolby Surround Tools owners that are also registered
for a Pro Tools|HD system will automatically be sent an iLok License Card
with authorization instructions to permanently authorize Dolby Surround
Tools 3.0 or 3.1. See Dolby Surround Tools Q & A at the bottom of
With the release of Dolby Surround Tools 3.0, new purchases of Dolby
Surround Tools include the iLok License Card with the package.
IMPORTANT: Please download and install
the latest version of the iLok
Drivers for Mac & Windows in order to use your iLok USB Hardware
Key authorization before installing Dolby Surround Tools.
Product Information & Downloads for Dolby Surround Tools 3.5
For more information on Dolby Surround Tools and to download the latest version for Mac OS X and Windows XP, please visit the following sections of the website:
- If you experience download or decoding problems, see Download & Website Help
- Please see Download Help FAQ #1 for information on accounts for plug-in downloads, even if you already have another account on the website.
- Mac downloads require Stuffit Expander 5.1.2 or higher (included with Mac OS X)
- Download Aladdin's FREE Stuffit Expander for Mac
- Windows ZIP (.zip) format downloads should be "Saved to Disk" first, rather than opened on the internet. These can be expanded on Windows XP systems by right-clicking on the downloaded files and choosing "Open".
Previous Versions for Older Systems
Surround Tools 3.2
For Pro Tools|24 MIX Systems
on Mac OS X 10.3 Panther
This Mac download is a 8.4 MB BinHex (.hqx) encoded
file. You must boot in OS X to run this installer.
Dolby Surround Tools 3.1
For Pro Tools|24 MIX Systems on Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar
This Mac download is a 5.1 MB BinHex (.hqx) encoded file. You must boot in OS X to run this installer.
Dolby Surround Tools 3.0
For Pro Tools|HD & MIX Systems on Mac OS 9
This Mac download is a 4.5 MB BinHex (.hqx) encoded file. You must boot in OS 9 to run this installer.
Dolby Surround Tools 3.0
For Pro Tools|HD & MIX Systems on Windows XP/2000
This Windows download is a 6.3 MB Windows ZIP (.zip) format file. After saving to your Desktop, right-click on the file and choose "Expand All".
Mac downloads require Stuffit Expander 5.1.2 or higher, included with
Mac OS X. Download
Aladdin's FREE Stuffit Expander
Windows ZIP (.zip) format downloads should be downloaded to your local
hard drive by choosing "Save to Disk", then expanded. Windows
XP has the un-zip capability built into the XP operating system. After
saving to your Desktop in Windows XP, right-click on the file and choose
"Open". Windows 2000 requires a Zip utility such as WinZip,
PKZIP, or Aladdin
Stuffit Expander for Windows.
If you experience download or decoding problems, see Download
& Website Help
Dolby Surround Tools Q & A
Q: Whats new in Dolby Surround Tools
A: Dolby Surround Tools v3.1 adds OSX compatibility and support for Pro
Tools 6.0 on Pro Tools|HD and Pro Tools|MIX.
Q: Whats new in Dolby Surround Tools
A: Version 3.0 added support for Pro Tools|HD and Windows XP. Support
for Pro Tools multi-channel tracks is also a great new feature in version
3.0 and higher.
Q: Does Dolby Surround Tools support Dolby
Digital 5.1 mixes?
A: No. Dolby Surround Tools is compatible with Dolby Surround LCRS mixes
only, and is not designed for use with Dolby Digital 5.1 mixes. However,
you can configure the Pro Tools mixer to downmix 5.1 to LCRS and/or monitor
LCRS on a 5.1 speaker system.
Q: Does Dolby Surround Tools v3.0 require an
A: Yes, Dolby Surround Tools v3.0 and higher requires an iLok key for
full authorization. Dolby Surround Tools v2.0 floppy key disks will not
authorize version 3.0.
Q: Who is eligible for a free update to Dolby
Surround Tools v3.0/3.1?
A: All customers who are registered for both Dolby Surround Tools 2.0
or earlier and Pro Tools|HD will be automatically shipped the Dolby Surround
Tools update kit. Pro Tools|24 MIX customers registered for Dolby Surround
Tools 2.0 or earlier can upgrade to Dolby Surround Tools v3.0/3.1 for
$95 (USD) thru Digidesign Customer Service.
Q: When will I get my update kit?
A: If you have registered your Dolby Surround Tools and also registered
your Pro Tools|HD system, you should receive your Dolby Surround Tools
3.0 update kit the first week of December, 2002. If your registered address
has recently changed, please Contact
Digidesign Customer Service Administration
Q: What if I just bought Dolby Surround Tools
2.0 and I have a MIX system?
A: Purchasers of Dolby Surround Tools 2.0 that purchased after September
1, 2002 will also automatically receive the upgrade to version 3.0 at
On behalf of everyone at Dolby Labs and Digidesign, we wish you many
years of creative productivity with your system, and we thank you again
for choosing our products. Enjoy!
Digidesign Downloads | Digidesign
Customer Service | Digidesign Technical Support