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Pro Tools|24 Product Family Compatibility
Supported Hardware, Current Digidesign Software, and CPU Configurations
Pro Tools | 24 MIX Systems for Power Macintosh
Digidesign PCI Cards
Supplied with System:
MIX Core
MIX Farm (with MIXplus only)
Other Options:
DSP Farm 11
MIX Farm6
MIX I/O 7
SampleCell II Plus
SampleCell II TDM Module
Digidesign Audio Interfaces
888|24 I/O
888 I/O
882|20 I/O
882 I/O
ADAT Bridge I/O
Required Software Components
Pro Tools 4.3.1
DAE 3.4.2 & DigiSystem INIT 3.4.2
TDM Mixer Plug-In 1.7.2
Third-Party MIDI Controllers
Mackie HUI Controller 25
JL Cooper CS10 series
Penny and Giles DC-16/MM-16
Peavey PC-1600 25
Third-Party Expansion Chassis 18,19,25
13 Slot
Bit 3 model DD23
Bit 3 models 240-2-2 & 240-2-201
Magma model PCI-13-RX-400V 21
7 Slot 22
Bit 3 model DD22-1
Bit 3 model 2101-00-2 16
Magma model PCI-7-RX-300V 20
Expansion Chassis Requirements
– Chassis must have 3.3 volt power supply
– Chassis PCI bridge chips must be
compliant with the PCI 2.1 specification
– Bit 3 (7) Slot with 1998 G3 requires that
G3 uses new Apple “Silk” ROM 24
Third-Party Video Capture Cards
Aurora Fuse (firmware v1.8.1 or higher)
Radius VideoVision PCI/ML 2,4
Pinnacle miroMOTION DC-20
Pinnacle miroMOTION DC-30
(firmware v1.1.1 or higher)
Pinnacle miroMOTION DC-30 Plus
(firmware v1.1.2 or higher)
Third-Party Video Recorder/Players 26
Rorke VMOD 25
Doremi V-1 25
3401–A Hillview Avenue
Optional Digidesign Software
Bruno/Reso 1.0
DINR 3.2.1 34
DPP-1 1.5.1
D-Verb 1.6.2
D-Fi 1.3.1
D-fx 1.1.1
Focusrite d2 1.4.2
Focusrite d3 1.2.2
MachineControl 1.0.1
Maxim 1.1.1
MasterList CD 2.236
PostConform 1.1
SampleCell Editor 2.1.1(w/SampleCell II Plus)
SampleCell-TDM 1.1.1(w/ TDM Module)
SoundReplacer 1.0
Palo Alto, CA 94304 U.S.A.
Optional Digidesign Hardware
ProControl
SMPTE Slave Driver (w/SSD Setup 1.31 or higher)
Video Slave Driver
Universal Slave Driver
Supported CPU Models & Speeds
Apple Computer
Power Macintosh G3 (1999 model) 3,4,10,15,17,35
Power Macintosh G3 (1998 model) 3,4,10,15,17
Power Macintosh 9600 15,17
Power Macintosh 9500 15,17
Power Macintosh 8600
all speeds
all speeds
200 MHz or higher
all speeds
all speeds
Power Computing
Power Tower Pro 15,17
all speeds
Computer Requirements 35
– System Software: Mac OS v8.1, v8.5.114 or v8.614
– Storage: Qualified SCSI disk drive(s)
(refer to “Pro Tools Qualified Drives” document)
– Total System RAM:128 MB minimum
(Additional RAM required for simultaneous use with
MIDI sequencers. Virtual memory is not supported)
– Color required; 14” minimum; 17” or larger
recommended
– Opcode OMS v2.3.4 or higher (supplied)
– Apple QuickTime v3.0 or higher (supplied)
– FWB Hard Disk ToolKit PE (HDT PE) v3.0.2 or
higher (supplied) 3
SCSI Accelerator Cards 1,35
Adaptec Power Domain 2940UW (Single Channel)
Adaptec Power Domain 2940U2W (Single Channe)
Adaptec Power Domain 3940UW (Dual Channe)
ATTO Express PCI Single Channel
ATTO Express PCI Dual Channel
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Tel 650.842.7900
Fax 650.842.7999
Product Information
United States
1.800.333.2137
North & South America
650.842.6602(USA)
Europe (England)
44.1753.658496
Asia (Japan)
81.3.3505.7963
Pro Tools|24 Product Family Compatibility continued
Supported Hardware, Current Digidesign Software, and CPU Configurations
Pro Tools|24 MIX Systems Configuration Grid for Power Macintosh
The following grid shows supported Pro Tools|24 MIX configurations and each configuration’s expansion capability:
Computer
Apple G3
All Speeds
Supports Core
System Internally
Supports Bit 3
(7) Slot Chassis
Supports Bit 3
(13) Slot Chassis
YES
YES
YES
YES
Optional SCSI accelerator
bundle (by Apple) and Radius
VideoVision not supported 3,4,35
YES
YES
YES
YES
Optional SCSI accelerator
bundle (by Apple) and Radius
VideoVision not supported 3,4
YES
YES
YES
YES
Supports Magma (7)
or (13) Slot
Chassis
(1999 model only) (Tower/Desktop)
Apple G3 333/300/266/233 MHz
(1998 model only) (Tower/Desktop)
Apple 9600 350/300/233/200 MHz
Apple 9500
all speeds
Power Tower Pro all speeds
Apple 8600
all speeds
YES
YES
YES
YES
(150 MHz or higher
for more than 32 tracks)
(150 MHz or higher
for more than 32 tracks)
(150 MHz or higher
for more than 32 tracks)
(150 MHz or higher
for more than 32 tracks)
YES
YES
YES
YES
Up to 32 tks only
NO
NO
NO
Exceptions
No SCSI Accelerator or
Video Capture card support
Maximum Performance Guidelines for Pro Tools|24 MIX
and MIXplus Systems:
32–64 track performance with Pro Tools|24 MIX and
MIXplus systems requires the following configuration:
-
Compatible SCSI Accelerator card
-
Two Pro Tools-qualified hard drives, minimum,
three recommended
-
Total System RAM: 192MB recommended,
256 MB preferred
When using QuickTime movies with Pro Tools|24 MIX
systems, for reliable performance of 16 or more audio
tracks, audio drives should be connected to a compatible
SCSI accelerator, with video drives connected to the
Macintosh internal (preferred) or external bus.
With 9600, 9500, Power Tower Pro and 8600
computers, the following configurations also yield
up to 32 track performance. (G3 computers do not
include a Fast SCSI bus or separate internal and
external SCSI busses)
* Digidesign recommends that internally mounted drives are
installed according to the drive manufacturer’s guidelines.
-
Use of a combination of Pro Tools-qualified hard
drives connected to the CPU’s internal and external
SCSI busses*
-
Use of two or more qualified hard drives connected to
the CPU’s internal Fast SCSI Bus
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Pro Tools|24 Product Family Compatibility
Supported Hardware, Current Digidesign Software, and CPU Configurations
Pro Tools | 24 MIX Systems for Windows NT
Digidesign PCI Cards
Supplied with System
MIX Core
MIX Farm (with MIXplus only)
Other Options
DSP Farm11
MIX Farm6
SampleCell II Plus (Installer currently requires SP3)
SampleCell II TDM Module
Digidesign Audio Interfaces
888|24 I/O
888 I/O
882|20 I/O
882 I/O
ADAT Bridge I/O
Optional Digidesign Hardware
Universal Slave Driver
Video Slave Driver
SMPTE Slave Driver (via a MIDI interface only)
Third-Party Expansion Chassis 38
13 Slot
Bit 3 model DD23 11,15,18,25
Bit 3 models 240-2-2 & 240-2-201 11,15,18,25
Expansion Chassis Requirements
– Chassis must have 3.3 volt power supply
– Chassis PCI bridge chips must be
compliant with the PCI 2.1 specification
Third-Party Video Recorder/Players 26
Rorke VMOD 25
Doremi V-1 25
Palo Alto, CA 94304 U.S.A.
Tel 650.842.7900
Fax 650.842.7999
Computer Requirements
– Computer Qualified for 32-64-Track Performance
• IBM Intellistation M Pro - model 6889
–
Minimum Computer Requirements*
• Intel Pentium III CPUs 12,38 - 450, 500, or 550 MHz
• Intel Pentium II CPUs 12 - 233, 266, 300, 350, 400,
or 450 MHz
Product Information
• Intel 440LX or 440BX chipsets only
United States
• PCI slot w/3.3 volt power supply for each MIX Farm/Core card 13
1.800.333.2137
• AGP Video card strongly recommended
North & South America
(ATI, Matrox, STB, nVidea, or Diamond)
650.842.6602(USA)
• BIOS - Phoenix or Award
–
System Software: Windows NT Workstation v.4.0
Europe (England)
with Service Pack 3 or Service Pack 4 37
44.1753.658496
(double-byte of character versions of NT are not supported
ie. Japanese NT, Chinese NT, Arabic NT etc.)
Asia (Japan)
Required Software Components
Pro Tools 4.2.6 for Windows NT
Third-Party MIDI Controllers
Mackie HUI Controller 25
JL Cooper CS10 series (MIDI model only)
Penny and Giles DC-16/MM-16
Peavey PC-1600 25
3401–A Hillview Avenue
– Storage: Qualified SCSI disk drive(s)
81.3.3505.7963
(refer to “Pro Tools Qualified Drives” Document)
–
Total System RAM: 128 MB minimum
– SCSI Host Adapter
• Adaptec 2940UW PCI card with BIOS 1.3x
or higher
• Adaptec 3940UW PCI card with BIOS 1.3x
or higher
• Integrated Adaptec AIC-78xx chipsets with BIOS 1.3x
or higher
– Computer Monitor: Color required; 17” monitor,
Optional Digidesign Software
800 x 600 (minimum); 1024 x 768 (recommended)
Bruno/Reso 1.0
DINR 3.2 34
D-Fi 1.3
D-fx 1.1
Focusrite d2 1.4.1
Focusrite d3 1.2.1
MachineControl 1.0.1
Maxim 1.1
Maximum Performance Guidelines for Pro Tools|24 MIX Systems:
DPP-1 1.5
32-64 track performance with Pro Tools|24 MIX on Windows NT requires:
D-Verb 1.6.2
• IBM Intellistation M Pro - model 6889
• Total System RAM: 192 MB minimum, 256 MB recommended
• Use of two or more qualified hard drives connected to a qualified Host Adapter
*Systems adhering to the Minimum Computer Requirements are currently qualified for 32 track performance. While they may be
able to provide 32-64 track performance, they cannot be guaranteed to do so at this time.
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Pro Tools|24 Product Family Compatibility
Supported Hardware, Current Digidesign Software, and CPU Configurations
Pro Tools | 24 System for Power Macintosh
Digidesign PCI Cards
Supplied with System
d24 Audio card
DSP Farm
Other Options
DSP Farm
MIX Farm 6,9
SampleCell II Plus
SampleCell II TDM Module
Digidesign Audio Interfaces
888|24 I/O
888 I/O
882|20 I/O
882 I/O
ADAT Bridge I/O
Required Software Components
Pro Tools 4.3.1
DAE 3.4.2 & DigiSystem INIT 3.4.2
TDM Mixer Plug-In 1.7.2
Third-Party MIDI Controllers
Mackie HUI Controller 25
JL Cooper CS10 series
Penny and Giles DC-16/MM-16
Peavey PC-1600 25
Third-Party Expansion Chassis 18,19,25
13 Slot
Bit 3 model DD23
Bit 3 models 240-2-2 & 240-2-201
Magma model PCI-13-RX-400V 21
7 Slot
Bit 3 model DD22
Bit 3 model 2101-00-2 16
Magma model PCI-7-RX-300V 20
Expansion Chassis Requirements
Bit 3 (7) Slot chassis with G3 requires
PCI 2.1 compliant bridge chips
Third-Party Video Capture Cards
Aurora Fuse (firmware v1.8.1 or higher)
Radius VideoVision PCI/ML2,4
Pinnacle miroMOTION DC-20
Pinnacle miroMOTION DC-30
(firmware v1.1.1 or higher)
Pinnacle miroMOTION DC-30 Plus
(firmware v1.1.2 or higher)
3401–A Hillview Avenue
Optional Digidesign Software
Bruno/Reso 1.0
Focusrite d2 1.4.2
DINR 3.2.1
Focusrite d3 1.2.2
DPP-1 1.5.1
MachineControl 1.0.1
D-Verb 1.6.2
Maxim 1.1.1
D-Fi 1.3.1
MasterList CD 2.236
D-fx 1.1.1
PostConform 1.1
SampleCell Editor 2.1.1(w/SampleCell II Plus)
SampleCell-TDM 1.1.1(w/ TDM Module)
SoundReplacer 1.0
Palo Alto, CA 94304 U.S.A.
Optional Digidesign Hardware
Pro Tools|24 Expansion Kit (see pg 5 for details) 8
ProControl
SMPTE Slave Driver (w/SSD Setup 1.31 or higher)
Video Slave Driver
Universal Slave Driver
Tel 650.842.7900
Fax 650.842.7999
Product Information
United States
1.800.333.2137
North & South America
Supported CPU Models & Speeds
Apple Computer
Power Macintosh G3 (1999 model) 3,4,10,15,17,35
Power Macintosh G3 (1998 model) 3,4,10,15,17
Power Macintosh 9600 15,17
Power Macintosh 9500 /9500mp 15,17
Power Macintosh 8600 5,15,17
Power Macintosh 73005
all speeds
Europe (England)
333/300/266/233 MHz44.1753.658496
200 MHz or higher
all speeds
Asia (Japan)
all speeds
81.3.3505.7963
all speeds
Power Computing
Power Tower Pro 15,17
all speeds
650.842.6602(USA)
Computer Requirements 35
– System Software: Mac OS v8.1, v8.5.114 or v8.614
– Storage: Qualified SCSI disk drive(s)
(refer to “Pro Tools Qualified Drives” document)
– Total System RAM:
• Pro Tools|24: 64 MB minimum, 96 MB recommended
• with PT|24 Expansion Kit: 128 MB minimum
(Additional RAM required for simultaneous use with
MIDI sequencers. Virtual memory is not supported)
– Color required; 14” minimum; 17” or larger
recommended
– Opcode OMS v2.3.4 or higher (supplied)
– Apple QuickTime v3.0 or higher (supplied)
– FWB Hard Disk ToolKit PE (HDT PE) v3.0.2 or
higher (supplied) 3
SCSI Accelerator Cards1,35
Adaptec Power Domain 2940UW (Single Channe)
Adaptec Power Domain 2940U2W (Single Channe)
Adaptec Power Domain 3940UW (Dual Channe)
ATTO Express PCI Single Channel
ATTO Express PCI Dual Channel
Third-Party Video Recorder/Players 25
Rorke VMOD 25
Doremi V-1 25
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Pro Tools|24 Product Family Compatibility continued
Supported Hardware, Current Digidesign Software, and CPU Configurations
Pro Tools|24 Configuration Grid
The following grid shows supported Pro Tools|24 configurations and each configuration’s expansion capability:
Computer
Apple G3
all speeds
Supports
Core System
Internally
Supports Bit 3
(7) or (13)
Slot Chassis
Up to 32 Tracks
Up to 32 Tracks + more
slots for DSP Farms,
SampleCell IIs
YES
YES
Supports Magma
(7) or (13) Slot
Up to 32 Tracks + more
slots for DSP Farms,
SampleCell IIs
YES
(1998 model only) (Tower/Desktop)
Apple G3 333/300/266/233 MHz
Supports
Pro Tools|24
Exp. Kit
Supports Bit 3
(7) or (13)
Slot Chassis
Supports Magma
(7) or (13)
Slot Chassis
Up to 64 Tracks
Up to 64 Tracks + more
slots for DSP Farms,
SampleCell IIs
Up to 64 Tracks + more
slots for DSP Farms,
SampleCell IIs
Bit 3 (7) Slot Chassis
Bit 3 (7) Slot Chassis
YES
w/PCI 2.1 Compliant w/PCI 2.1 Compliant
YES
YES
YES
(1998 model only) (Tower/Desktop)
Bridge Chips Only
Bridge Chips Only
Bit 3 (7) Slot Chassis
Bit 3 (7) Slot Chassis
Bridge Chips Only
YES
Optional SCSI accelerator
bundled (by Apple) and Radius
3,4
VideoVision not supported
Apple 9600 350/300/233/200 MHz
YES
YES
YES
YES
13 Slot Chassis Only
YES
Apple 9500
all speeds
YES
YES
YES
150 MHz or higher
NO
NO
Power Tower Pro all speeds
YES
YES
YES
YES
Apple 8600
YES
YES
NO
NO
NO
NO
all speeds
Optional SCSI accelerator
bundled (by Apple) and Radius
3,4,35
VideoVision not supported
w/PCI 2.1 Compliant w/PCI 2.1 Compliant
Bridge Chips Only
Exceptions
No SCSI Accelerator or
Video Capture card support
Apple 7300
all speeds
YES
NO
NO
NO
NO
NO
No SCSI Accelerator or
Video Capture card support
Maximum Performance Guidelines for Pro Tools|24 System:
32–64 track performance with Pro Tools|24 requires
the following configuration:
-
Compatible SCSI Accelerator card
-
Two Pro Tools-qualified hard drives, minimum,
three recommended
-
More than 32 tracks requires a Pro Tools|24
Expansion Kit 8 or upgrading to a Pro Tools|24 MIX
System by adding a MIX Farm card 9
When using QuickTime movies with Pro Tools|24, for
reliable performance of 16 or more audio tracks, audio
drives should be connected to a compatible SCSI accelerator, with
video drives connected to the Macintosh internal (preferred)
or external bus.
* Digidesign recommends that internally mounted drives are
installed according to the drive manufacturer’s guidelines.
With 9600, 9500, Power Tower Pro and 8600
computers, the following configurations also yield
up to 32 track performance. (G3 computers do not
include a Fast SCSI bus or separate internal and
external SCSI busses)
-
Use of a combination of Pro Tools-qualified hard
drives connected to the CPU’s internal and external
SCSI busses*
-
Use of two or more qualified hard drives connected to
the CPU’s internal Fast SCSI Bus
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Pro Tools|24 Product Family Compatibility
Supported Hardware, Current Digidesign Software, and CPU Configurations
Pro Tools | 24 System for Windows NT
Digidesign PCI Cards
Supplied with System
d24 Audio card 9
DSP Farm
Other Options
Additional DSP Farm(s)11
SampleCell II Plus (Installer currently requires SP3)
SampleCell II TDM Module
Digidesign Audio Interfaces
888|24 I/O
888 I/O
882|20 I/O
882 I/O
ADAT Bridge I/O
Optional Digidesign Hardware
Universal Slave Driver
Video Slave Driver
SMPTE Slave Driver (via a MIDI interface only)
3401–A Hillview Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94304 U.S.A.
Tel 650.842.7900
Fax 650.842.7999
Digidesign Highly Recommended CPU Models and Speeds
– IBM Intellistation M Pro - model 6889
Other Compatible CPU Models and Speeds
– Dell - Dimension XPS 233/300/400
– Gateway - E2000
– Tri-Star - StarStation LXE (333/400 MHz)
All models require Pentium II and Adaptec SCSI Host Adapters.
Use AGP video adapters when supplied.
Required Software Components
Pro Tools 4.2.6 for Windows NT
Minimum Computer Requirements
– Computer:
• Intel Pentium III CPUs 12,38 - 450, 500, or 550 MHz
Third-Party MIDI Controllers
• Intel Pentium II CPUs12 - 233, 266, 300, 350, 400,
Mackie HUI Controller 25
or 450 MHz
JL Cooper CS10 series (MIDI model only)
• Intel 440LX or 440BX chipsets only
Penny and Giles DC-16/MM-16
• 2 adjacent PCI slots
Peavey PC-1600 25
• AGP Video card strongly recommended
Third-Party Expansion Chassis 38
(ATI, Matrox, STB, nVidea, or Diamond)
13 Slot
• BIOS - Phoenix or Award
Bit 3 model DD23 11,18,25
Bit 3 models 240-2-2 & 240-2-201 11,18,25
– System Software: Windows NT Workstation v.4.0
with Service Pack 3 or Service Pack 4 37
Expansion Chassis Requirements
– Chassis must have 3.3 volt power supply
– Storage: Qualified SCSI disk drive(s)
– Chassis PCI bridge chips must be
(refer to “Pro Tools Qualified Drives” document)
compliant with the PCI 2.1 specification
– Total System RAM: 128 MB minimum
Third-Party Video Recorder/Players 26
Rorke VMOD 25
– SCSI Host Adapter
Doremi V-1 25
• Adaptec 2940UW PCI card with BIOS 1.3x
Optional Digidesign Software
or higher
Bruno/Reso 1.0
• Adaptec 3940UW PCI card with BIOS 1.3x
DINR 3.2 34
or higher
D-Fi 1.3
• Integrated Adaptec AIC-78xx chipsets with BIOS 1.3x
D-fx 1.1
or higher
Focusrite d2 1.4.1
– Computer Monitor: Color required; 17” monitor,
Focusrite d3 1.2.1
MachineControl 1.0.1
800 x 600 (minimum); 1024 x 768 (recommended)
Maxim 1.1
DPP-1 1.5
D-Verb 1.6.2
Maximum Performance Guidelines for Pro Tools|24 System:
For 32 track performance with Pro Tools|24 on Windows NT,
use of two or more qualified hard drives connected to a qualified Host Adapter is required.
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Product Information
United States
1.800.333.2137
North & South America
650.842.6602(USA)
Europe (England)
44.1753.658496
Asia (Japan)
81.3.3505.7963
Pro Tools Systems Compatibility continued
Supported Hardware, Current Digidesign Software, and CPU Configurations
Pro Tools III — PCI System for Power Macintosh
Digidesign PCI Cards
Third-Party Video Capture Cards
Supplied with System:
Radius VideoVision PCI/ML
Disk I/O - PCI
Pinnacle miroMOTION DC-20
DSP Farm - PCI
Third-Party Video Recorder/Players 26
Other Options:
Rorke VMOD 25
DSP Farm - PCI
Doremi V-1 25
SampleCell II Plus
Optional Digidesign Hardware
SampleCell II TDM Module - PCI
ProControl
Digidesign Audio Interfaces
SMPTE Slave Driver (w/SSD Setup 1.3)
888|24 I/O 27
Video Slave Driver
888 I/O
Universal Slave Driver
882|20 I/O
Optional
Digidesign Software
882 I/O
Bruno/Reso
1.0
ADAT Bridge I/O
DINR 3.2.1
Required Software Components
DPP-1 1.5.1
DAE 3.4.2 & DigiSystem INIT 3.4.2
D-Verb 1.6.2
Pro Tools 4.3.1
D-Fi 1.3.1
TDM Mixer Plug-In 1.7.2
D-fx 1.1.1
Third-Party MIDI Controllers
Focusrite d2 1.4.2
Mackie HUI Controller 25
Focusrite d3 1.2.2
JL Cooper CS10 series
MachineControl 1.0.1
Penny and Giles DC-16/MM-16
MasterList CD 2.236
Peavey PC-1600 25
Maxim 1.1.1
Third-Party Expansion Chassis
PostConform 1.1
Bit 3 2101-00-2 7,25
SampleCell Editor 2.1.1(w/SampleCell II Plus)
Magma PXB-7-RMD 25
SampleCell-TDM 1.1.1(w/TDM Module)
Sound Designer II 2.8.3 29
SoundReplacer 1.0
Supported CPU Models & Speeds
Apple Computer
Power Macintosh G3 (1999 model) 30, 31,35
all speeds
all speeds
all speeds
all speeds
all speeds
all speeds
all speeds
all speeds
all speeds
all speeds
all speeds
all speeds
Power Macintosh G3 (1998 model) 30,31
Power Macintosh 9600/9600mp17
Power Macintosh 9500/9500mp17
Power Macintosh 8600 17
Power Macintosh 8500 17
Power Macintosh 8200 17
Power Macintosh 7600 17
Power Macintosh 7500 17
Power Macintosh 7300 17
Power Macintosh 7200 17
Performa 6400 32
Power Computing
Power Tower Pro 17
Power Center 17
all speeds
all speeds
UMAX
UMAX S900L 17
all speeds
Computer Requirements
– System Software: Mac OS v8.1, v8.5.114 or v8.614
– Storage: Qualified SCSI disk drive(s)
(refer to “Pro Tools Qualified Drives” document)
– Total System RAM: 48 MB minimum
(Additional RAM required for simultaneous use with
MIDI sequencers. Virtual memory is not supported)
– Monitor: Color required; 14” minimum; 17”
or larger recommended
– Opcode OMS v2.3.4 or higher (supplied)
– Apple QuickTime v3.0 or higher (supplied)
Pro Tools Project — PCI System for Power Macintosh
Digidesign PCI Cards
Pro Tools Project - PCI
Digidesign Audio Interfaces
888|24 I/O 27
888 I/O
882|20 I/O 28
882 I/O
ADAT Bridge I/O
Optional Digidesign Hardware
SampleCell II Plus
SMPTE Slave Driver (w/SSD Setup 1.3)
Video Slave Driver
Universal Slave Driver
Power Macintosh 8500
Power Macintosh 8200
Power Macintosh 7600
Power Macintosh 7500
Power Macintosh 7300
Power Macintosh 7200
all speeds
all speeds
all speeds
all speeds
all speeds
all speeds
Optional Digidesign Software
Power Computing
D-fx 3.2.1
Power Tower Pro
all speeds
D-Fi 1.3.1 (AudioSuite only)
Power
Center
all speeds
DINR 3.2.1 (AudioSuite only)
Required Software Components
UMAX
D-Verb 1.6.2 (AudioSuite only)
DAE 3.4.2 & DigiSystem INIT 3.4.2 Focusrite d3 1.2.2 (AudioSuite only)
UMAX S900L
all speeds
36
Pro Tools 4.3.1
MasterList CD 2.2
Computer Requirements
Maxim 1.1.1 (AudioSuite only)
Third-Party MIDI Controllers
– System SW: Mac OS v8.1, v8.5.114 or v8.614
SampleCell Editor 2.1.1(w/SampleCell II Plus)
2
5
Mackie HUI Controller
– Storage: Qualified SCSI disk drive(s)
Sound Designer II 2.8.3 29
(refer to “Pro Tools Qualified Drives” Document)
JL Cooper CS10 series
SoundReplacer 1.0
– Total System RAM: 48 MB minimum
Penny and Giles DC-16/MM-16
Machine Control 1.0.1
(Additional RAM required for simultaneous
Peavey PC-1600 2 5
use
with MIDI sequencers. Virtual memory
Supported CPU Models & Speeds
is not supported)
Third-Party Video Capture Cards
Apple Computer
– Monitor: Color required; 14”
Radius VideoVision PCI/ML
Power Macintosh G3 (1999 model) 30, 31,35
all speeds
minimum; 17”or larger recommended
Pinnacle miroMOTION DC-20
Power Macintosh G3 (1998 model) 30,31 333/300/266/233 MHz – Opcode OMS v2.3.2 or higher (supplied)
Power Macintosh 9600/9600mp
all speeds – Apple QuickTime v3.0 or higher (supplied)
Third-Party Video Recorder/Players 26
Power
Macintosh
9500/9500mp
all speeds
Rorke VMOD 25
Power
Macintosh
8600
all speeds
Doremi V-1 25
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Pro Tools Systems Compatibility continued
Supported Hardware, Current Digidesign Software, and CPU Configurations
Pro Tools with Audiomedia III (ToolBox for Macintosh) &
Pro Tools with PowerMix — PCI Systems for Power Macintosh
Digidesign PCI Cards
Audiomedia III - PCI
Required Software Components
DAE 3.4.2 & DigiSystem INIT 3.4.2
PowerMix 1.1.3
Pro Tools 4.3.1
Third-Party MIDI Controllers
JL Cooper CS10 series
Penny and Giles DC-16/MM-16
Peavey PC-1600 25
Third-Party Video Capture Cards
Radius VideoVision PCI/ML
Truevision Targa 2000 (PCI)
Pinnacle miroMOTION DC-20
Optional Digidesign Software
D-fx 1.2.1
D-Fi 1.3.1 (AudioSuite only)
DINR 3.2.1 (AudioSuite only)
D-Verb 1.6.2 (AudioSuite only)
Focusrite d3 1.2.1 (AudioSuite only)
MasterList CD 2.236
Maxim 1.1.1(AudioSuite only)
Sound Designer II 2.8.3 29
SampleCell Editor 2.1.1 (w/SampleCell II)
SoundReplacer 1.0
Optional Digidesign Hardware
SampleCell II Plus
Supported CPU Models & Speeds
Apple Computer
Power Macintosh G3 (1999 model) 30, 31,35
Power Macintosh G3 (1998 model)30,31
Power Macintosh 9600/9600mp
Power Macintosh 9500/9500mp
Power Macintosh 8600
Power Macintosh 8500
Power Macintosh 8200
Power Macintosh 7600
Power Macintosh 7500
Power Macintosh 7300
Power Macintosh 7200
Performa 6400
PowerBook 3400 3 3
Fax 650.842.7999
all speeds
333/300/266/233 MHz
all speeds
all speeds
all speeds
all speeds
all speeds
all speeds
all speeds
all speeds
all speeds
all speeds
all speeds
all speeds
all speeds
UMAX
UMAX S900L
all speeds
Computer Requirements
– System Software: Mac OS v8.1, v8.5.1 or v8.614
– Total System RAM: 48 MB minimum
(Additional RAM required for simultaneous use with
MIDI sequencers. Virtual memory is not supported)
– Monitor: Color required; 14” minimum;
17”or larger recommended
–Opcode OMS v2.3.4 or higher (supplied)
–Apple QuickTime v3.0 or higher (supplied)
When using PowerMix, track count varies with
CPU speed as follows:
# Playback Tracks
8
12
16
Min CPU Speed
60 MHz
80 MHz
100 MHz
Power Macintosh 7200/90 & 7500/100
limited to 8 playback tracks.
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Product Information
United States
1.800.333.2137
North & South America
650.842.6602(USA)
Europe (England)
44.1753.658496
Asia (Japan)
81.3.3505.7963
22 Chassis must have 3.3 volt power supply and a PCI v2.1 compliant
Notes: Pro Tools|24 Product Family Specific
bridge chip. Customers should specify requirements when ordering.
Any (7) slot chassis purchased prior to 10/98 will need HW
upgrading. Please contact your chassis manufacturer for details.
1
Use of SCSI Accelerator cards not supported with Apple 8600 and
7300 computers
2
Supports use of the Radius VideoVision PCI/ML card with Power
Macintosh 9600, 9500 and Power Tower Pro only
3
For maximum track count, configuration requires use of a qualified SCSI
Accelerator card. Optional SCSI Accelerator cards bundled (by Apple)
with G3 computers are not compatible with this configuration due to lack
of support for external drives. When using HDT 2.5.3 or earlier with a
qualified ATTO SCSI Accelerator, Firmware v1.1.1 is required. For new
1999 G3 computers, HDT 3.0.2 is required along with ATTO SCSI Accelerator,
Firmware v1.3.5. Please contact ATTO for the latest information.
23 For compatibility when used with G3, chassis must have the
4
Radius VideoVision is incompatible with the optional video card
included with some G3 1998 Power Macintoshes. Please contact Radius
for the latest information.
5
Not supported with Pro Tools|24 Expansion Kit
6
For Mac-based systems: Maximum of 7 MIX Farm/Core
cards supported
For Windows NT-based systems: Maximum of 5 MIX Farm/Core
cards supported
7
Supported but no longer available
9
For Mac-based systems: If adding MIX Farm card(s) to Pro Tools|24
systems, refer to Pro Tools|24 MIX System compatibility information.
24 The “Silk” ROM shipped in late 1998 grey G3 computers with the
following model numbers:
Desktops:
•266 MHz M6503LL/A
•300 MHz M7104LL/A
Mini Towers:
•300 MHz M7246LL/A
•333 MHz M7106LL/A
Customers with early-mid 1998 G3 machines wishing to use a
Pro Tools|24 MIX system and Bit 3 (7) slot Expansion Chassis should
contact Digidesign for upgrade information.
Other Information
25 For further information about this product, please contact your Digidesign
dealer or local Digidesign office and ask for the Digidesign Development
Partner Catalog
26 Requires Digidesign’s MachineControl option
For Mac-based systems: Maximum of 2 MIX I/O cards supported
or 1 MIX I/O card with upgraded PT|24 system
For Windows NT-based systems: MIX I/O card not currently supported
8
IBM PCI 2.1 compliant bridge chips. Please contact your chassis
manufacturer for upgrade details.
Non TDM System Specific
27 Digidesign ADAT Interface not supported with Pro Tools III or Pro Tools
Project systems that use 888|24 I/O or 882|20 I/O
28 Pro Tools Project only supports 8 channels of I/O
29 Does not support the use of Sound Designer II Plug-Ins with this
configuration
For Windows NT-based systems: Core/Farm cards not currently
supported with Pro Tools|24 systems
30 Configuration currently not qualified by Digidesign for compatibility with
video capture cards
10 Pro Tools software cannot be authorized on a hard drive attached to a
SCSI Accelerator. G3 customers should opt for the IDE/ATA drive option
when purchasing/configuring this CPU
11 For Mac-based systems: DSP Farms with serial numbers lower than
31 Pro Tools software cannot be installed on wide drives. G3 customers
should opt for the IDE drive option when purchasing this CPU
32 Requires the use of a compatible Expansion Chassis.
FG10501 may be used for Plug-In operation but do not support
connection of an Audio Interface
33 PowerBook 3400 supports Pro Tools with PowerMix only. Not supported
with Digidesign software included with ToolBox 2.0 (this software requires
presence of AMIII Card)
For Windows NT-based systems: Compatibility requires DSP Farms with
serial number FG 10501 or higher
34 HUM Removal-TDM is not supported on MIX Core and MIX Farm cards
12 Uniprocessor machines only (1 CPU chip)
or Windows NT-based PT|24 systems
13 Presence of 3.3 volt power indicated with yellow LED on
35 New (1999) G3 Requirements
MIX Core/Farm card
• ATA Internal Boot Drive
• Mac OS 8.6
• G3 Firmware Update 1.1
• External Diskette Drive (Imation Super Dosk and Newer Technology’s
uDrive currently supported) Drive not required for ToolBox v2.0
• Qualified Adaptec Power Domain SCSI Accelerator
(Requires firmware v4.1 and Adaptec PowerDomain Control 5.0.1
with cards set to “Fast-SCSI:10” in the control panel)
— OR —
ATTO Express SCSI Accelerator (EPCI-DC, dual channel, single-ended
firmware v1.3.5). Ultra-mode should be disabled (Control Panel) and the
ATTO ExpressPro Tools system INIT must be removed (Extensions folder)
• FWB Hard Disk ToolKit v3.0.2 required for all Pro Tools|24 systems
• Serial Port Card recommended for use with MIDI. Digidesign currently
supports the Griffin gPort and the GeeThree Stealth Port cards installed
in the modem port (thereby not using a PCI slot)
• The PCI Matchmaker chip on a Disk I/O, DSP Farm, Pro Tools Project,
SampleCell II PCI, or AMIII must be rev QC or QE (check the end of the
line directly below “PCI Matchmaker” on the chip) to be compatible.
Cards with rev Q chips can be upgraded.
14 Requirements when using Mac OS 8.5.1 or 8.6:
• Set default cache (in the Memory Control Panel) to “Custom, 512k”
• Set Energy Saver Control Panel to “Never”
• When using Digidesign Output Drivers, turn off Platinum Sounds
in the Appearance Control Panel
• In Appearance Control Panel, disable “Smooth All Fonts On
Screen” and change system font to other than “Charcoal”
• Firmware v1.1 required for Blue & White G3 computers running
OS 8.6 (Available from Apple’s website)
Expansion Chassis Specific
15 Supports use of compatible 13-slot Expansion Chassis (up to 10
Digidesign cards supported). Windows NT-based Pro Tools|24 MIX
systems playing back more than 32 tracks of audio require a SCSI boot
drive and disabling of any active IDE drivers.
16 For compatibility, Expansion Chassis must use IBM PCI Bridge chip,
(model numbers starting with 2101). Use of older units with Pro Tools|24
also requires modification by Bit 3 for Motorola 56301 compatibility.
17 Supports use of compatible third party 7-slot Expansion Chassis with
36 Use of MLCD with new 1999 G3 requires SCSI Accelerator (due to lack
specified Pro Tools system
of internal SCSI Bus). Supported SCSI Accelerators are the same as those
supported with all Pro Tools|24 systems.
18 Requires 2 or 4 ft Expansion Chassis cable. 6 ft cables not supported
19 For compatibility, requires Rev H or higher DSP Farm cards (serial number
FF09226 or higher) and Rev D or higher SampleCell II cards (serial
number HH02001 or higher). Customers with older cards should contact
their local Digidesign office.
20 For compatibility, Expansion Chassis must have serial number
PD01910 or higher
21 For compatibility, Expansion Chassis must have serial number PE01732 or greater
37 Service Pack 4 may be required for Y2K compliance. Please contact
Microsoft Corporation for further information.
38 Expansion Chassis not currently supported for use with Pentium III-based
Pro Tools systems
Revised September 20, 1999. All features and specifications are subject to change
without notice. All trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
© Copyright 1999 Digidesign, a division of Avid Technology, Inc.
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