ADR Master 3 - Knowledge Base

System Requirements and Compatibility

Apple Computer:

  • Operating System: macOS 10.15 Catalina and later
  • CPU: Intel i5 / Apple Silicon
  • RAM: 8GB or more
  • Graphics: Metal compatible GPU

Video output device:

  • Blackmagic Design (DeckLink, UltraStudio & Intensity ranges)
  • AJA (Io & T-TAP ranges. Kona LHi & Kona 5 devices)
  • Avid® (Artist I/O DNx range)

Dual video output support on a single video device:

  • AJA Io 4k, Io 4k Plus & Kona 5

Video File Formats:

ADR Master supports a thoroughly comprehensive range of video containers, codecs, frame rates & resolutions.

Video playback performance can be compromised with heavily compressed video formats.


ADR Master can play back videos in sync with most DAWs (or other devices) that support MTC & MMC, including:

  • Avid® Pro Tools & Avid® Pro Tools | Ultimate™
  • Steinberg Nuendo
  • Steinberg Cubase
  • Apple Logic Pro X
  • Presonus Studio One
  • Ableton Live!
  • Bitwig Studio
  • MOTU Digital Performer
  • Cockos Reaper

Pro Tools® & Satellite Link:

ADR Master integrates seamlessly with Pro Tools® through Avid's Satellite Link protocol.
Two configurations are supported: ADR Master on the same computer also running Pro Tools; and ADR Master & Pro Tools running on separate computer(s) on the same network.

  • Satellite Link on the same computer: Pro Tools | Ultimate® 2021.3 or later

Pro Tools Artist & Studio cannot run in Satellite Admin mode, & therefore are not supported in any Satellite Link configuration with ADR Master.

  • Satellite Link across two computers: Pro Tools | HD 11® or higher; Pro Tools | Ultimate® (any version).

HDX or HD Native hardware are not strictly required when using only one Pro Tools system with ADR Master. This requires at least Pro Tools 2020.12 Ultimate.

An Ethernet network connection is stipulated by Avid when connecting more than one computer over a Satellite Link network.

  • Larger Satellite Link network with up to 12 participants: At least one Pro Tools | Ultimate™ system with SYNC HD™ or Pro Tools | Sync X

It is currently not possible to connect to Pro Tools on the same computer & to other ADR Master Satellites at the same time.