We have received a number of questions on the issue of a DigiLink license and whether one will be needed and whether it will need to be bought for $299 or not. So in the first of a series of FAQs on Pro Tools we are going to look at when you will need a DigiLink license or if you will need to pay $299 for it.
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Do I need to have a DigiLink License?
Are you an existing owner of an HD Native or HDX system?
Are you using Avid hardware and DigLink equipped interfaces?
What version of Pro Tools HD software are you running? 12.5 or below or 12.6 and above.
If you are running 12.6 and above are you using Avid HD Native or HDX cards and a DigiLink equipped interface?
Will I need to pay $299 for a DigiLink License?
Are you an existing Pro Tools HD owner with either HD Native or HDX cards with a DigiLink equipped interface?
Are you planning to upgrade to Pro Tools 12.6?
If yes, do you have an current HD upgrade/support plan?
I am buying a new Pro Tools 12.6 system, will I need to buy a DigiLink license?
Are planning to buy an HD system?
If yes, are you planning to buy Avid HD Native or HDX cards?
If yes are you planning to buy an Avid HD Series I/O?
I am planning to upgrade my old TDM system, will I need to buy a DigiLink license?
If you are taking advantage of a legacy hardware exchange package, then you will be getting an HD Series I/O and there will be a DigiLink Activation card will be included in the box with your Avid HD Series I/O enabling you to get a DigiLink license at no extra charge.
Where can I get my new Pro Tools 12.6 system from?
We recommend that you should go to an Avid approved dealer whether you are in the market for a new Pro Tools HD system, with or without a 3rd party interface, or you want to upgrade an older system.
There are two Avid approved dealers that support Pro Tools Expert to enable us to support the Pro Tools community, so do check out RSPE and HHB, if they are close to you.
Based In US or Canada? Then please check out RSPE Audio Solutions, who are based in Los Angeles
Based in the UK or Europe? Then check out HHB Communications who are based in London.