Pro Tools 6.1 Upgrades

For Pro Tools & Pro Tools LE Systems

July 2003

Pro Tools 6.1 Upgrade Q & A

Q. What's New in Pro Tools 6.1?

  • See Pro Tools 6.1 Information in the News section of the website for a summary of new features

  • For a complete list of new features, download the What's New in Pro Tools 6.1 document from the Support Section > Tech Support > Technical Document Library

  • For information on how to use the new DigiReWire plug-in, see the DigiRack Plug-Ins Guide v6.1 > chapter 7: Using Digi ReWire (Pro Tools 6.1 Only)

  • If you are new to Pro Tools 6, see also chapters on the DigiRack plug-ins added with Pro Tools 6 on all systems — the Click plug-in and the free D-fx plug-ins

Q. What systems does Pro Tools 6.1 work with?

A. Pro Tools 6.1 TDM and LE versions work with the following on both Mac OS X and Windows XP:

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)

For complete compatibility information, please review the individual section for your system:

Q. What plug-ins does Pro Tools 6.1 work with?

In the Digidesign Products Section there are subsections for each Pro Tools system, with system details and specifications. For each system there is also a link to the Plug-In Finder for that system. Pro Tools 6.1 TDM systems work with TDM, HTDM, RTAS and AudioSuite plug-ins for Mac OS X and Windwows XP. Pro Tools LE 6.1 systems work with RTAS and AudioSuite plug-ins for Mac OS X and Windwows XP.

In the Digidesign Compatibility Documents there is a link under each system to a page for DigiRack Plug-Ins & Optional Digidesign Software with information on the included DigiRack plug-ins, links to Plug-In Finders for that system, and information on which plug-in formats are compatible with that system.

The Pro Tools 6 for OS X Plug-In Compatibility Reference in the Developers section of the website also lists Mac OS X compatible plug-ins.

Q. I already have Pro Tools 6.0.x. Do I have to buy an upgrade to Pro Tools 6.1?

A. No. Pro Tools 6.1 is a free update for all Pro Tools 6.0.x users on Mac OS X. If you already have Pro Tools 6.0 already installed on your system, you just need to Download the Pro Tools 6.1 Update.

Or if you prefer, you can get the free 6.0 to 6.1 Mac OS X update CD from your local Digidesign Dealer, which also requires prior ownership and installation of Pro Tools 6.0. (6.0 to 6.1 update CDs are not available directly from Digidesign)

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 the 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 Information:

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