Digidesign Digi 003 Rack Factory Pro Tools LE System  

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With an extensive range of audio and MIDI I/O, high-definition audio resolution, the creativity and speed of industry-standard Pro Tools software, high-speed FireWire connectivity, and a big, comprehensive bundle of powerful music software included for free, the Digidesign 003 Rack Factory empowers you to achieve the same professional audio results as commercial facilities in your own personal recording studio. And Pro Tools LE provides everything you need (and then some) to compose, record, edit, mix, and master audio for music and desktop post production projects—with truly professional results.

The Hub of Your Personal Studio
The 003 Rack Factory offers an extensive array of analog and digital audio and MIDI I/O, making it the ideal hub of any home or project studio, or a powerful complement to an existing setup. You can connect just about any instrument and device found in your studio to 003. Plug in your guitar or bass for direct recording, connect line-level instruments such as synths or samplers, or capture sound from any source though a connected microphone—the interface's premium mic preamps deliver the utmost sound clarity. And with its studio-grade 24-bit/96 kHz audio resolution, you can expect stunning, high-definition sound every time.

In addition, the Digidesign 03 Rack Factory provides the I/O you need to connect your MIDI gear, optical devices (such as ADAT), and S/PDIF digital equipment, and also features BNC Word Clock I/O to sync 003 to other external devices in your studio. It can also function in standalone MIDI mode, allowing you to integrate it into your MIDI setup sans computer. Plus, its FireWire connectivity ensures high-speed data transfers between 003 and your Windows- or Mac-based computer system—just plug 003 in and it's ready to go.

Fuel Your Creativity with Pro Tools
The 003 Rack Factory comes with award-winning Pro Tools LE software, which offers the ultimate in recording, editing, and mixing power and flexibility. It also provides many of the same professional Pro Tools features that commercial studios rely on to produce chart-topping albums and sound for major motion pictures.

You can perform just about every facet of music and audio production with Pro Tools LE. Compose music and loops quickly and easily. Generate sounds and ideas through virtual instrument performances. Sequence MIDI tracks to perfection with impeccable timing. Edit MIDI and audio waveforms nondestructively with complete precision. Punch in and out of parts effortlessly to fix recorded passages. Take advantage of the most powerful automation in the industry to add motion to your music. Create high-quality mixes with access to a wide range of professional effects and signal processing plug-ins. Even work with HD video projects right in Pro Tools LE for audio post production.

Not only does Pro Tools LE software offer an unparalleled breadth of creative options to help you develop ideas and bring them to fruition, it offers plenty of speed-enhancing and customizing features that enable you to work the way you want with the utmost efficiency. Make multiple changes to your mix configuration on the fly without having to stop and restart playback. Drag and drop plug-in settings for instant plug-in opening and settings recall. Set memory locations to instantly go to any point in your session. Save your favorite window views to always have the right tools ready for the task at hand. And grab track boundaries to resize tracks at your whim.

Plus, when you work with Pro Tools music software, you're working with the industry standard for professional audio production. That means you can enjoy full session compatibility with every Pro Tools—equipped professional and personal studio around the world. Exchange entire sessions, individual session elements, or stereo mixes for easy collaboration with your friends, colleagues, and clients.

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.

Bundled Plug-ins
003 Rack Factory Pro Tool LE system includes over 80 professional plug-ins, incredible virtual instruments, high-quality sound libraries, compatible creative applications, special artist promotion services, and other handy tools.

Many of these outstanding plug-ins have been used on countless professional recordings—and many are exclusive to Pro Tools systems.
The Bomb Factory and Digidesign plug-ins included in the 003 Rack Factory Pro Tools LE system plug-in bundle are considered among the best in the industry, offering intuitive interfaces and delivering outstanding sonic results.

Features Digi 003 Rack Factory I/O
  • 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 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
  • 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: Eight 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: Four 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: Two 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: Four 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: Two 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: Two 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: Two BNC jacks
  • Host Connection: Two 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
  • Power Requirements: 100 - 240V, 50 - 60Hz A/C (power cable included)
  • Max Power Consumption: 1A / 110 watts @ 110 volts
  • System Requirements
  • 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
  • Note:
  • Pro Tools 7.4.2 is now compatible with Leopard 10.5.3
90 day warranty on M-Box. One year parts and labor warranty on all other products.

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Comments about Digidesign Digi 003 Rack Factory Pro Tools LE System:

The most irritating thing is registering and loading all the programs but if you do a few a day its not that hard... The best thing about a Pro Tools set up is you have the ability to send your sessions to the pros and have them mix/master your session with their set up... Its IMPOSSIBLE to have a HD system with LE but you will have the cutting edge and control that you would never imagine... Dont waste money on a program that the pros dont use... Pro Tools is in the biggest studios in the world for a reason!!!

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