AudioMedia III card in OSX?

KathyMac! Mac4Music at
Wed Feb 25 15:06:59 PST 2004

On Feb 25, 2004, at 6:33 AM, Mac Pro Audio List wrote:

> In a message dated Mon, 23 Feb 2004 20:16:45, Gregg Gorrie 
> <ggorrie at> writes:
> <<
> Does anyone know if there is some sort of driver for the Digidesign
> AudioMedia III card for OSX?
> --
> Gregg
> Gregg,
> A Core Audio driver comes with ProTools LE. That is what I use, and it 
> works. It only lets you use the card with one app at a time, however.
> David P. Reaves, III
> TransLanTech Sound, LLC

Actually, it depends which version of OSX you are running.

Jaguar allowed the AMIII card to use more than one app at a time. With 
Panther, the AMIII card is no longer officially supported 
BUT....Digidesign made a point to state on their website that 
preliminary testing showed no problems. So, I upgraded to Panther based 
upon that. What I did find was that it was buggy in terms of using only 
one app at a time. Now, I use the line out of the G4 for certain things 
and the AMIII card for others.

You can download the standalone Core Audio driver for Jaguar on their 
site but last time I looked the Panther standalone Core Audio was not 
out yet (expected soon) so you would have to have the one that is in 
ProTools LE and if you're running Panther, you MUST upgrade and have 
PTLE 6.2.2. No other earlier version will work with AMIII and Panther 
together. If you have Jaguar, PTLE 6.1.2 works.

Contact me offlist if you need any further info.


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