Digidesign Pro Tools 8 System Requirements

By Jeff Kaleth

ProTools 8 LE is the latest version (as of 2010) of Digidesign's award winning professional and consumer audio production software. Pro Tools is the industry standard for professional digital recording studios and is also very popular among home studio engineers. It's known for it's ease of use and it's high performance. A Digidesign hardware interface is required for use with Pro Tools software and there are other minimum memory, device and computer system requirements.

Audio Hardware Requrements

Digidesign hardware is required in order to run the Pro Tools software. The following Digidesign audio interface devices are compatible with Pro Tools 8 LE:003 Family Eleven Rack Mbox 2 Pro Mbox 2 Mbox 2 Mini Mbox 2 Micro Digi 002 Family Mbox

Computer Memory Requirements

The minimum memory requirements for Pro Tools 8 is the same as the Pro Tools 7.4 version. 1GB of RAM is the recommended minimum for memory on a Windows machine that will be running Pro Tools 8. However, the more memory you use the higher the overall system performance. In addition it is recommended to close all other running programs while running Pro Tools. This will further increase performance.

Windows Version Requirements

Pro Tools 8 is now compatible and Digidesign is now providing support for Microsoft Windows 7. Other compatible Windows operating systems include Windows Vista (32-bit) Ultimate and Business and Windows XP (Home or Professional only with SP2 or SP3).