Sound Drivers for Digidesign Hardware


Digidesign Hardware Drivers for Windows XP

Digidesign Hardware Drivers for Mac OS X

Digidesign Control Panel, Sound Drivers & Output Drivers

For Digidesign Hardware on Mac OS 8 & OS 9 Systems Only

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Digidesign® Control Panel


219 k


ReadMe (included in download)

Digidesign® Control Panel


212 k


ReadMe (included in download)

Digidesign Output Drivers


150 k



Digidesign Output Drivers


29 k



Digidesign Sound Drivers


81.5 k



Digidesign Sound Drivers


220 k



Digidesign Sound Drivers


930 k



Apple Sound Control Panel


176 k


Control Panel*

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Digidesign® Control Panel

The Digidesign® Control Panel provides sound output for Apple's Sound Manager via Digidesign's hardware outputs. These drivers are used to route non-Pro Tools sound such as system sounds, games or other applications through your Digidesign hardware.


Place the Digidesign® Control Panel in your System Folder/Control Panels. (newer Pro Tools installers include an option to install when installing Pro Tools)

(you can do this by dragging the control panel onto your closed System Folder and clicking OK on the dialogue box to place it in your Control Panels folder)


Once installed, click the Setup Hardware button in the Digidesign Control Panel to configure your hardware.

Digidesign Control Panel

The Digidesign Control Panel supports the following hardware on Mac OS 9:

  • Pro Tools|HD
  • Pro Tools|24 MIX
  • Pro Tools|24
  • Digi 002
  • Digi 001
  • Mbox
  • Audiomedia III
  • Project II

(If using Pro Tools III hardware, install and use the Digidesign Sound Drivers extension.)

The Digidesign Control Panel requires Mac OS 9.0 thru 9.2.2.

Digidesign Sound Drivers

Digidesign Sound Drivers is a System extension that allows any application that can play sound via Sound Manager to play that audio through Digidesign hardware. Most Macintosh applications that make any sound do so by using Apple's Sound Manager. Apple's release of Sound Manager version 3.0 allowed third-party companies, like Digidesign, to build expansion cards for sound input and output, rather than having sound go in and out of the internal mic or Mac speaker. Digidesign hasn't built expansion cards specifically for Sound Manager 3.0. Rather, we have built software drivers to work as the "glue" between the Sound Manager and our existing high-end audio cards. Version 3.0 of the Sound Manager also has the capability to handle 16-bit, 44.1 kHz, stereo audio. This means you can record and playback CD-quality sound into any application that supports 16-bit audio, including most multimedia applications and games.

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*What to do when the Sound or Output drivers do not appear in the Monitors and Sound Control Panel:

The Sound CDev is required to select the Digidesign hardware for sound input/output. Mac OS 7.6.1 and higher doesn't automatically install the Sound CDev in the System Folder, but instead places it in the "Apple Extras/Sound Control Panel folder". To install, drag it onto the System Folder and Restart the computer.

In Mac OS 9.0 and higher, the Apple installer correctly places new and separate "Monitors" and "Sound" Control Panels in the System Folder.

ASIO Digidesign Direct I/O Driver for Mac OS 8/9



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ASIO Digidesign Direct I/O Driver for Mac OS 8/9

by Steinberg

194 k

Mac OS 8/9 ASIO driver for Digi 001 & Audiomedia III hardware, created by Steinberg for Cubase 5 users and available from Steinberg's FTP Downloads:
Also for use with other Mac OS 8 & OS 9 ASIO Direct I/O applications like PEAK. Not supported by Digidesign, contact the the manufacturer of your ASIO software for technical support.


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