Digi 001 Systems End of Development

Pro Tools LE 6.4 for Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) and Windows XP

April 2004

Following the release of Pro Tools LE 6.4 software, Digidesign will no longer continue to include support for Digi 001 systems in future Pro Tools software releases. In order for Digidesign to continue developing new features, refine existing ones, and develop new products, it has become necessary to focus feature development and testing on our currently manufactured hardware. In order to facilitate this, we must end software development and maintenance for Digi 001.

We understand that many of you may be disappointed by this news. To help with this transition, we have the following special offers for Digi 001owners:

  1. A free update to Pro Tools LE 6.4 for Digi 001 owners with Pro Tools LE 6.x software
  2. Digi 001 owners that do not own Pro Tools LE 6 may purchase Pro Tools LE 6.4 for $35 (USD) plus shipping and tax if applicable. Purchase options include either a download-only or the CD. This upgrade is only available online:
    • DigiStore (see the Pro Tools Upgrades section)
  3. Digi 001 Exchanges

Pro Tools LE 6.4 Features

Pro Tools LE 6.4 new features include:

  • +12 dB Fader Gain — Extends the range of fader gain in the Pro Tools mixer to +12 dB over 0 dBfs. This provides more mixing flexibility than with the previous +6 dB fader gain, particularly with recordings made at lower levels. With a new taper above 0 dB, control surface faders also have a more familiar, "console" feel
  • Track Position Numbering — Now individual tracks on large sessions can easily be located and assigned in the software interface and/or on Digidesign control surfaces
  • Hierarchical Plug-in Menus — Make it easier to find plug-ins by category
  • New Clip Meter Features — Displays plug-in clips on channel strip plug-in state plates
  • Support for Command|8 — A compact, affordable, yet full-featured control surface

Additional features in Pro Tools LE 6.4 when used with DV Toolkit Option include:

  • Support for 23.976 fps — Enables post users working with high definition video to use a new frame rate specific to the medium, ensuring proper synchronization to the source
  • Improved Feet+Frames Timeline Display — Provides timeline flexibility for film audio post

Again, Pro Tools LE 6.4 will be the last software release supporting Digi 001 systems. While further software upgrades and updates for Digi 001 are not expected to be provided after this release, this will not affect your Customer Support eligibility status. If urgent field issues arise, Digidesign may address them with CS releases as before:

Digi 001 Systems are Not Compatible with Apple Power Mac G5s

The architectural changes in the Power Mac G5's PCI bus combined with the older architecture of Digi 001 hardware mean that 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 systems.

Digidesign Compatibility Documents Index