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With the 003 Rack Factory Complete, you get a more affordable Pro Tools LE studio geared for post-production and music creation, and save big. The 003 Rack Factory Complete combines the streamlined 00... Click To Read More About This Product

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With the 003 Rack Factory Complete, you get a more affordable Pro Tools LE studio geared for post-production and music creation, and save big. The 003 Rack Factory Complete combines the streamlined 003 Rack Factory audio/MIDI interface with the versatile post and music expansion capabilities of the Complete Production Toolkit, providing a highly cost-effective audio production and 7.1 surround mixing solution.

003 Rack Factory Complete puts massive music creation and post-production power in your hands at a more affordable price, enabling you to record, edit, and mix 7.1 surround sessions, with up to 128 simultaneous audio tracks and 64 Instrument tracks, and collaborate on projects with Pro Tools"HD-based studios and editors. The bundle includes an Avid 003 Rack Factory Pro Tools LE personal studio and the Complete Production Toolkit software expansion.

The Hub of Your Studio
With an extensive range of audio and MIDI I/O, high-definition audio resolution, FireWire connectivity, the 003 Rack Factory interface enables you to attain the same high audio production quality as commercial facilities in your own personal or project studio.

Take advantage of the plethora of I/O to connect and monitor all of your studio equipment. The 003 Rack Factory's streamlined design will help save space in even the most gear-packed studio, and give you the freedom to take a professional Pro Tools LE system anywhere your creative skills are needed —or inspired. And with over 80 powerful plug-ins, virtual instruments, and compatible applications included, you have everything you need (and then some) to compose, perform, record, edit, mix, and master audio for music and desktop post production project—with truly professional results.

Powerful Software Expansion for Post and Music
The Complete Production Toolkit is the most powerful expansion option for Pro Tools LE, greatly expanding your system's creative power and capabilities, and offering the ultimate in post-production and music creation versatility. The toolkit provides complete 7.1 surround support, a full range of groundbreaking virtual instruments and effects plug-ins (worth over $2,650!), support for up to 128 simultaneous audio tracks, and dedicated post-production and music creation tools.

Product Availability: Pro Tools 8.0.4
Free downloadable update offers Windows support (LE and M-Powered); improvements for all Pro Tools systems. Avid is pleased to announce the availability of Pro Tools 8.0.4, a free upgrade for all registered Pro Tools users. This latest update offers many performance enhancements and fixes, plus adds Windows 7 support for Pro Tools LE and Pro Tools M-Powered systems.


Digi 003 Rack Factory
    • High-speed FireWire connectivity
    • 18 simultaneous channels of audio I/O
    • 24-bit/96 kHz resolution
    • 8 analog inputs, 8 analog outputs
    • 4 professional mic preamps; 48V phantom power enabled on channel pairs
    • 8 channels of ADAT optical I/O or two channels of S/PDIF optical I/O
    • 2 channels of S/PDIF digital I/O
    • 1 MIDI input, 2 MIDI outputs (16 channels in/32 channels out)
    • BNC Word Clock I/O
    • Dedicated studio monitor output, plus alternate control room output
    • Alternate Source input for external device monitoring
    • Dual headphone outputs
    Streamlined Interface
    • 2U rackmountable chassis
    • 4 individual input gain controls
    • 4 discrete high-pass filter switches
    • Individual headphone source and level controls
    • Mute switch
    Pro Tools 8 LE Software
    • Award-winning Pro Tools recording, editing, and mixing
    • 48 simultaneous stereo audio tracks (expandable with Toolkit options)
    • Includes dozens of pro effects processing plug-ins and virtual instruments
    • Professional MIDI sequencing with dedicated MIDI Editor window
    • Integrated Score Editor based on award-winning Sibelius notation software
    • Full Elastic Time and Elastic Pitch to easily adjust timing and pitch on your tracks
    • Unique Beat Detective LE automatic groove analysis and correction tool
    • ReWire support for streaming your favorite applications right into Pro Tools
    • Support for the Command"8 control surface
    • Huge selection of compatible third-party plug-ins and software options
    • Works on Windows and Mac computers
    Included Plug-ins, applications, and tools
      Complete Production Toolkit Plug-ins
      • Complete Production Toolkit Plug-ins
      • Eleven LE
      • Hybrid 1.5
      • Smack! LE
      • Structure LE
      • DINR LE
      • TL Space - Native Edition
      • X-Form
      • Neyrinck SoundCode Stereo
      003 Factory Plug-in Bundle
      • Bomb Factory BF-2A
      • Bomb Factory BF-3A
      • Fairchild 660 and 670
      • Purple Audio MC77
      • Cosmonaut Voice
      • Joemeek SC2 Photo Optical Compressor
      • Joemeek VC5 Meequalizer
      • Moogerfooger 12-Stage Phaser
      • Moogerfooger Analog Delay
      • Moogerfooger Lowpass Filter
      • Moogerfooger Ring Modulator
      • SoundReplacer
      • TL EveryPhase
      • Tel-Ray Variable Delay
      • Voce Chorus/Vibrato
      • Voce Spin
      Virtual Instruments
      • Boom drum machine and sequencer
      • DB-33 tonewheel organ emulator with rotating speaker simulation
      • Mini Grand acoustic grand piano
      • Vacuum monophonic vacuum tube synthesizer
      • Xpand!2 multitimbral synth and sample workstation
      • Structure Free sample player
      • FXpansion BFD Lite acoustic drum module
      Effects, Sound-Processing, Utility Plug-ins
      • 1-Band EQ III
      • 4-Band EQ III
      • 7-Band EQ III
      • AIR Chorus
      • AIR Distortion
      • AIR Dynamic Delay
      • AIR Enhancer
      • AIR Ensemble
      • AIR Filter Gate
      • AIR Flanger
      • AIR Frequency Shifter
      • AIR FuzzWah
      • AIR KillEQ
      • AIR Lo-Fi
      • AIR MultiChorus
      • AIR Multi-Delay
      • AIR Nonlinear Reverb
      • AIR Phaser
      • AIR Reverb
      • AIR Spring Reverb
      • AIR StereoWidth
      • AIR Talkbox
      • AIR Vintage Filter
      • BF76 Compressor
      • BF Essential Clip Remover
      • BF Essential Correlation Meter
      • BF Essential Meter Bridge
      • BF Essential Noise Meter
      • Celemony Melodyne Essential
      • Chorus
      • Click
      • Compressor/Limiter
      • D-Verb
      • DC Offset Removal
      • De-Esser
      • Delay
      • DigiReWire
      • Dither
      • Duplicate
      • Eleven Free
      • Expander/Gate
      • Extra Long Delay II
      • Flanger
      • Gain
      • Invert
      • Lo-Fi
      • Long Delay II
      • Maxim
      • Medium Delay II
      • Multi-Tap Delay
      • Normalize
      • Ping-Pong Delay
      • Pitch
      • Pitch Shift
      • POWr Dither
      • Recti-Fi
      • Reverse
      • SansAmp
      • Sci-Fi
      • Signal Generator
      • Short Delay II
      • Slap Delay II
      • Time Compression Expansion
      • Time Shift
      • TL AutoPan
      • TL InTune
      • TL MasterMeter
      • TL Metro
      • Trim
      • Vari-Fi
      Digidesign Complete Production Toolkit
      • Edit and mix up to 128 simultaneous audio tracks*
      • Mix in up to 7.1 surround sound
      • Double the Instrument tracks, from 32 to up to 64 simultaneous tracks
      • Comes with over $2,650 worth of groundbreaking virtual instruments and professional plug-ins, including:
      • Digidesign Eleven LE hyper-realistic, vintage guitar amp emulator
      • Digidesign Hybrid 1.5 high-definition synthesizer
      • Digidesign Smack! LE foolproof compressor and limiter
      • Digidesign Structure LE advanced sample player
      • Digidesign DINR LE intelligent noise reduction
      • Digidesign TL Space — Native Edition convolution reverb
      • Digidesign X-Form time compression/expansion and pitch shifter
      • Neyrinck SoundCode Stereo surround-to-stereo down-mixer
      • Multitrack Beat Detective rhythm analysis, extraction, and correction tool
      • DigiBase Pro full-featured file management tool
      • DigiTranslator 2.0 for import/export of OMF, AAF, and MXF files
      • Time Code and Feet + Frames functions
      • Powerful editing and session management features
      • Pro Tools MP3 Option for exporting MP3 files
      • Bundled software and plug-ins are subject to change depending on when you ordered your 003 Rack Factory Complete
      003 Rack Factory Interface
        Mic Inputs:
        • Connector: Four balanced XLR jacks
        • Mic Phantom Power: 48V
        • Equivalent Input Noise: -129dBu
        • Frequency Response: ±0.1dB, 20Hz-20kHz
        • Dynamic Range: 105dB/107dB A-weighted
        • THD + N: 0.0007% (-103dB)
        • Mic EIN: -129dBu
        • Input Sensitivity: +2.2dBu
        • Input Impedance: 2KΩ
        • Gain Range: +18 - +65dB
        Line Outputs (1-8)
        • Connector: 8 impedance balanced 1/4" jacks
        • Frequency Response: ±0.5dB, 20Hz - 20kHz
        • Dynamic Range: 110dB / 113dB A-weighted
        • THD + N: 0.0007% (-103dB)
        • Output Sensitivity: +18dBu
        Line Inputs
        • Connector: 4 balanced 1/4" jacks
        • Frequency Response: ±0.1dB, 20Hz-20kHz
        • Dynamic Range: 111dB/113dB A-weighted
        • THD + N: 0.0007% (-103dB)
        • Input Sensitivity: +17.38dBu
        • Input Impedance: 22KΩ
        • Gain Range: 0 - +50dB
        Monitor Outputs (Main & Alt)
        • Connector: 2 impedance balanced 1/4" jacks
        • Frequency Response: ±0.5dB, 20Hz-20kHz
        • Dynamic Range: 110dB/112dB A-weighted
        • THD + N: 0.0008% (-102dB)
        • Output Sensitivity: +18dBu
        DI Inputs
        • Connector: 4 balanced 1/4" jacks
        • Frequency Response: ±0.1dB, 20Hz-20kHz
        • Dynamic Range: 104dB/106dB A-weighted
        • THD + N: 0.0008% (-102dB) - Balanced input
        • Input Sensitivity: +17.16dBu
        • Input Impedance: >300KΩ
        • Gain Range: 0 - +50dB
        Headphone Outputs
        • Connector: 2 unbalanced 1/4" jacks
        • Frequency Response: ±0.5dB, 20Hz-20kHz
        • THD + N: 0.0009% (-101dB)
        • Dynamic Range: 110dB/112dB A-weighted
        • Output Sensitivity: +23dBu
        Aux Inputs
        • Connector: 2 balanced 1/4" jacks
        • Frequency Response: ±0.1dB, 20Hz-20kHz
        • Dynamic Range: 111dB/113dB A-weighted
        • THD + N: 0.00055% (-105dB)
        • Input Sensitivity: +17.16dBu
        • Input Impedance: 10KΩ
        Digital Specifications
        • Supported Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96kHz
        • Maximum Word Length: 24-bit
        • S/PDIF: 2-channel optical or RCA jack pair
        • Digital Optical: TOSLINK (ADAT, max 48kHz sample rate)
        • Word Clock: 2 BNC jacks
        • Host Connection: 2 IEEE-1394a (FireWire) ports (6-pin-to-6-pin FireWire cable included)
        • MIDI: 5-pin MIDI DIN connectors - one input, two outputs
        Dimensions (HxWxD)
        • 2U rack: 3.5" x 19" x 13.5", 8.89cm x 48.26cm x 34.29cm (including all knobs / connectors)
        • Weight: 11.22 lb./5.09kg
        • Power Requirements: 100-240V, 50-60Hz A/C (power cable included)
        • Max Power Consumption: 1A / 110 watts @ 110 volts
        System Requirements:
          Digi 003 Rack Pro Tools LE System
          • PC requirements: Intel Pentium 4, Centrino, Core Duo, or AMD Athlon XP and 64-class processors and chips; Windows XP Home or Professional, Service Pack 2 (Vista not supported); 768MB RAM; Open FireWire port (FireWire hubs not supported); DVD-ROM drive
          • Mac requirements: G4 processor (933MHz or higher), G5 processor, or Intel-based Macs; Mac OS X version 10.4; 768MB RAM; Open FireWire port (FireWire hubs not supported); DVD-ROM drive
          • Pro Tools 7.4.2 is now compatible with Leopard 10.5.3.
          Digidesign Complete Production Toolkit
          • Digidesign-qualified Windows Vista- (32-bit Business or Ultimate), Windows XP-, or Mac OS X 10.5-based Pro Tools LE system running Pro Tools 8 software
          • iLok USB Smart Key (sold separately)
          Pro Coverage
          90 day warranty on M-Box. One year parts and labor warranty on all other products.

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          By Allison

          from Nashville, TN

          While I was in college it was an agreement from my parents that when I got into the Recording Degree program they would get me a Mac and a 003 so I could run protools for my projects. That was a good four years ago and I just have to say that the 003 has been a huge help. Not only was a I able to work on school projects at home but it was easy to carry around if I had to take it somewhere else to work on a project. (For a long period of time). I would recommend the 003 to anyone that is looking to do some medium size recording from home or various places.

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          Sounds fine

          By CJR

          from Clarks Summit, PA

          It's a necessity if you're using Pro Tools LE. They sounds pretty clean, with no color which is to be expected. I really can't say I've had any problems with mine. It's a GREAT upgrade from the MBox though with all of the different monitoring options especially!


          digidesigned 003

          By J.C.M

          from brownsville, Texas

          I've owned this item for about 6 month and it was worked great for recording sermons and worship song at churc. it does require a firewire audio card and a mixer with direct out for easier connection. I defenetly recomend this interface for recording.


          Worth it!

          By Nathan M. Schilz

          from Hopkins, MN

          This beauty is the central hub of my entire studio. It's rugged and appealing to the eye. The best features include the ability to add channels via Lightpipe and, of course, the Pro Tools software with all of the instruments and plug-ins to get you started. Pricey, but worth every penny.


          Works for me

          By david kennedy

          from cleveland, oh

          I take this on the road a lot and record live shows. I often do matrix recordings (stereo pair from the board and stereo pair of audience mics), so the four preamps are perfect for that. They are clean and have enough gain for all my condensers. If I am doing a multitrack recording I usually bring this and my MOTU 8pre and lightpipe in 8 more channels. Sometimes I bring in 4 more preamps and go 16 in live. It has held up well in the road and I can save protools sessions to bring anywhere. I use it with other software too. Pretty well compatible with other software and operating systems, but I recommend using ProTools and Mac OSX.


          Essential piece for any home studio!

          By Sam

          from Londonderry, NH

          I've had a couple of different audio interfaces and I just have to say that the money is well spent here. You are provided with all the tools you need to get your home recording studio started. Plenty of I/O and a great piece of machinery.


          Good for low budget projects

          By Diego Rodriguez

          from Miami

          I've been using this in my university studio, and it worked nice, but then they bought those Apogee D/A A/D converters, and the difference is incredible! I would recomend this interface if you are married protools.


          Sold Product!

          By Tim Pratt

          from Sacramento, CA

          This is a solid performing unit! I still have my 002 Surface Control for home studio use, and bought this rack unit 003 for mobile recording. Paired with a few choice channel strips and nice mics in a mobile rack rig with an Apple MacBook Pro and UAD-2 DSP card, this unit kills for getting extremely professional sounding recordings. Mobile tracking and mixing on the go is flawless! The new BNC Wordclock on the 003, along with it's S/PDIF i/o allows for use with such pro gear as the Universal Audio 2192, giving you a much nicer sounding converter and much more stable clock. I've had clients literally smack there heads at how far technology has come, stating that the mobile recordings I've done with this unit sound far superior to recordings they've done in a professional studio setting. The only downfall, or rather limitations of this unit, are the same as all Avid/Digidesign "pro-sumer" hardware; 96Khz max sample rate (vs. 192Khz), All external digital inputs only support a maximum 48Khz sample rate (ie. no SMUX support or S/PDIF to receive 96Khz A/D conversion from external converters such as Apogee or even the nice Presonus units on the market), no hardware DSP, and finally, the Digidesign hardware acts as a hardware dongle for the ProTools LE software, therefore you are virtually land locked to do any mobile mixing on the go. This is all addressed by simple buying there HD setup, but it's still not that mobile, and the cost is quite high. I may sound like I'm asking for the moon here... I'm not, but I know that all of this could be achieved by the company and very easily marketed and sold to millions of musicians world wide. Just a thought for you Avid : )


          Digi Rack 003

          By Tom Mc

          from Nashua, NH

          I love the sleek design as it doesn't take up much space and you get so much out of the box with Pro Tools. Although you can lay down a track on your first day, there is a bit of a learning curve to get the full functionality going. An added benefit was that I was forced to get an iMac as my version of Windows was not compatible with Pro Tools at the time. The Mac is all I use now. I would highly recommend the Digi Rack 003.

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