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https://web.archive.org/web/20000302010817/http://www.digi001.com:80/toolbox.html

http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/Compatibility/en352997
http://duc.avid.com/showthread.php?t=263949
http://archive.digidesign.com/support/specs/toolbox_specs.html
http://www.sweetwater.com/publications/sweetnotes/sn-holiday96/HolidaySN_11.html

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MAC: Pro Tools LE 6.2.3 for Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther" (untested)
WIN: Pro Tools LE 6.1.1 for Windows XP
were the last versions of Pro Tools that support Audiomedia III hardware.

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Pro Tools LE 6.2.3 for Mac OS X 10.3 (untested) and Pro Tools LE 6.1.1 for Windows XP were the last versions of Pro Tools that support Audiomedia III hardware.

other versions you can use are:
Pro Tools LE 6.1.2 for Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar) http://archive.digidesign.com/compato/osx/tb/
Pro Tools LE 5.1.1 for Mac OS 9 http://archive.digidesign.com/compato/os9/tb/
Pro Tools LE 5.1.1 for Win98se/ME http://archive.digidesign.com/download/511winle/
Pro Tools LE 5.0.1 for Mac OS 8.6 & 9 (PDF) http://archive.digidesign.com/support/compat/compatodocs501.pdf

Audiomedia III cards are not compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or with Power Mac G5
so if you want to use your AMIII card on Mac Os X you can do so up to OSX Panther (10.3.9) http://www.oldschooldaw.com/forums/index.php?board=24.0

Please note: It may be possible to use the digidesign ASIO drivers to use non-Digidesign software under tiger as this has been documented with the digi001 http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/Compatibility/en210411?retURL=%2Fpkb%2Farticles%2Fen_US%2FCompatibility%2Fen352997&popup=true
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[macos9] The following items must be installed: -DigiSystem INIT (DSI) v5.1-----System Folder>Extensions Folder -Direct I/O v5.1 -----System Folder>Extensions Folder -Digidesign ASIO Direct I/O driver -----ASIO drivers folder

more info http://archive.digidesign.com/compato/

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im searching for the windows 3.1 driver for this sound card, the audio media III pci card, if anyone has it can you please attach it as a file attachment in a response to this thread!!! its possible that the v1.3 win95 driver (labelled "AMIII Wave Driver Version 1.3 PC" on the 1.44mb floppy) may work in windows 3.1 i have to check that out - the install guide (http://akarchive.digidesign.com/support/docs/am3installguide.pdf) does not mention windows 3.1 but earlier documentation *Does*

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AMIII Specs/Features -
4 simultaneous inputs and outputs with Pro Tools LE - 2 analog, 2 digital S/PDIF:

Two Analog Inputs: (-10dBV, unbalanced RCA connections)
Two Analog Outputs: (-10dBV, unbalanced RCA connections)
Analog Converter Resolution - 18-bit, 1-bit Delta-Sigma; 128x Oversampling

Stereo Digital Input and Output: (S/PDIF, RCA connections)
Maximum Digital Resolution - 24-bit

THD: 0.008% @ 1 kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 88 dB, 22 Hz - 22 kHz band-limited, (input-to-output)
Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
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Re: AudioMedia III (1996) pci card - highest level of Pro Tools Supported
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2018, 03:46:56 PM »
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Professional-PCI-Sound-Card-Board-Digidesign-AudioMedia-III-AM3/283094113794?hash=item41e9b95e02:g:CQAAAOSwliJba6vI:rk:5:pf:0

more than 10 of these cards for sale frm china for a decent price with FREE Shipping!
time to pull the trigger!

great buy for those who want to run sound designer 2 on a g3 or g4 450 macintosh running on os8.6

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CAUTION! when using/purchasing for use in "new world" G3/G4s!
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2019, 09:52:27 PM »
https://www.sweetwater.com/sweetcare/articles/compatibility-between-old-digidesign-cards-newer-apple-computers-bw/

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Compatibility between old Digidesign cards and newer Apple Computers (B&W G3’s and G4’s)
Article #554 Updated on Apr 27, 2007 at 12:00 AM
There is a compatibility issue with the Blue & White G3’s and ALL G4’s and the following Digidesign PCI cards:
Disk I/O,
DSP Farm I,
PT Project,
SampleCell II, and
Audiomedia III.

If you will be using any of the above cards in a B&W G3’s or G4′,
please check the line on the AMCC chip directly under “PCI Matchmaker” on the PCI Card.
It should end with Q, QC, or QE.
We have determined that the Q rev is not compatible with the B&W G3’s and G4’s (causes the Mac to hang consistently on boot, or when PT is launched).
Cards with the Q rev chip can be upgraded so please contact Digidesign directly to arrange this.

what does this mean?  SELECT audiomedia III cards only work properly with the older 233/266/300 mhz G3's + older PowerPC Macintosh with PCI slots

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Re: AudioMedia III (1996) pci card - highest level of Pro Tools Supported
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2022, 04:49:29 PM »
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