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Pro Tools 11 System Requirements

If you’re thinking about upgrading to Pro Tools 11, make sure your computer meets the minimum requirements as documented by Avid. These requirements are as follows:


  • Computer: Avid-qualified Apple computer (see details)
  • System Software: Mac OS X 10.8.4 (Mountain Lion)
  • Total System RAM: 4GB minimum, 8GB required for video playback


  • Computer: Avid-qualified Windows-based computer (see details)
  • System Software: (64-bit) Windows 8 Professional, Windows 8, Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate edition with Windows 7 Service Pack 1
  • Total System RAM: 4GB minimum, 8GB (or more) recommended

Additional Requirements

  • iLok 2: Original iLok 1 not supported (see details)
  • Audio Drive Requirements: One or More Hard Disk Drives Dedicated for Audio Record and Playback
  • System Hard Drive: Minimum 15GB free space on startup drive required for Pro Tools installation
  • Graphics Card: Dedicated Graphics Card highly recommended
  • Video Peripherals (see details)
  • Third Party Audio Interfaces (see details)
  • Audio File Type & Session Support:
    • Supported: BWF, AIFF, MXF
    • Not Supported: SD2 audio files and Pro Tools 4.x sessions and lower
      • Pro Tools 10.3.6 or higher automatically converts SD2 audio files to compatible audio files

***Please note that Pro Tools 11 features a new plug-in format. For more information, please click here.


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