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Digidesign Digi 003 Rack+ Factory

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The Digidesign Digi 003 Rack+ Factory is ideal for musicians, recording engineers, and producers looking for professional quality, affordable, integrated music recording and production software and ha... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Digidesign Digi 003 Rack+ Factory is ideal for musicians, recording engineers, and producers looking for professional quality, affordable, integrated music recording and production software and hardware for their home or project studio, or for recording live shows. Boasting best-in-class sound quality, 8 built-in mic preamps, and a variety of additional inputs and outputs, Digidesign 003 Rack+ Factory is perfect for recording a whole band, including a discretely miked acoustic drum kit.

003 Rack+ Factory includes award-winning Pro Tools LE software, the most popular and widely used professional music recording application, along with a huge collection of studio-quality effects and virtual instrument plug-ins to get you started creating right away.

The hub of your personal studio
The Digi 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 Rack Factory. 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/96kHz audio resolution, you can expect stunning, high-definition sound every time.

In addition, 003 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 Rack to other external devices in your studio. Plus, its FireWire connectivity ensures high-speed data transfers between the interface and your Windows- or Mac-based computer system”just plug 003 Rack Factory in and it's ready to go.

Listen with options
003 Rack+ Factory features multiple options for monitoring your sessions as well as other external devices. Dedicated stereo studio monitor outputs allow you to always have reference monitors connected without sacrificing audio outputs, while a stereo pair of alternate control room outputs let you hook up a second set of speakers to allow easy switching between 2 studio monitor sources. 2 headphone outputs, each with its own level control, enable you to run 2 discrete monitor headphone mixes separately from your main mix. And an alternate source input allows you to monitor signals from a connected external device.

Everything you need”plus more
003 Rack+ Factory comes with Digidesign's biggest, most powerful and comprehensive software bundle yet, providing everything you need to create music, perform a composition, record audio, sequence MIDI, edit sounds, fix problems, mix tracks, enhance audio, master projects, and promote your creations. At the core is award-winning Pro Tools LE software, which offers the ultimate in recording, editing, and mixing power and flexibility. And to help you get started, the indispensable Pro Tools Method One instructional DVD teaches you Pro Tools system essentials, from setting up sessions and recording audio to editing MIDI, working with loops and plug-ins, automating mixes, and more.

No instrument? No problem! Digi 003 Rack+ Factory includes a range of versatile audio applications, sounds, and virtual instruments that work with Pro Tools to compose music or to simply play”no real instrument (or musical knowledge) required. It also provides a hefty treasure trove of powerful effects and signal-processing plug-ins to enhance and perfect your mixes with truly professional results. Create optimal balance, correct pitch problems, dial up the perfect guitar tone, fix timing, boost the sonic qualities of an instrument, warm up your mixes, and more.

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 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 plug-in bundle are considered among the best in the industry, offering intuitive interfaces and delivering outstanding sonic results.


Hardware Features:
Professional sound quality, including world-class converters and up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution
Record the whole band: includes 18 simultaneous channels of I/O
8 professional mic preamps built in, featuring
High-quality analog high-pass filters switchable on every channel
Easily accessible trim controls on the front panel
Phantom power and switchable 20dB pads on every channel
8 DI/line inputs, including 1 DI on the front panel for quick and easy plug-and-play recording
8 channels of ADAT optical I/O
2 channels of S/PDIF digital I/O
1 MIDI I/O (16 channels in/16 channels out)
BNC Word Clock I/O
Dedicated studio monitor output, plus alternate control room output controllable via easily accessible front-panel switch
Alternate Source input for external device monitoring
Dual discrete headphone outputs with easily accessible, individually controllable volume levels on the front panel
Streamlined, 2U rackmountable chassis

Software Features:
Award-winning, industry-standard Pro Tools LE software included
Includes dozens of professional effects and virtual instrument plug-ins
Powerful, fully integrated MIDI sequencing
Support for streaming ReWire applications into Pro Tools
Includes tools for easily manipulating timing of audio and MIDI grooves, including Elastic Time and Beat Detective
Huge selection of compatible third-party plug-ins and software options
Powerful software options allow you to expand the capabilities of Pro Tools LE software as your needs grow
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: +17.38 dBu
Input Impedance: 22K Ohm
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: >300K Ohm
Gain Range: 0 ” +50dB

Headphone Outputs
Connector: 2 unbalanced 1/4" jacks
Frequency Response: ±0.5dB, 20Hz-20kHz
THD + N: 0.0009% (-101 dB)
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: 10K Ohm

Digital Specifications
Supported Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz
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, 2 outputs

Height: 2U rack (3.5"/8.89cm)
Width: 19"/48.26cm
Depth: 13.5"/34.29cm (including all knobs/connectors)
Weight: 11.22 lb./5.09 kg
Power Requirements: 100-240V, 50-60Hz A/C (power cable included)
Max Power Consumption: 1A/110 watts @ 110 volts
Pro Coverage
90 day warranty on M-Box. One year parts and labor warranty on all other products.

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Excellent Interface

By Jake L.

from Chandler, AZ

Comments about Digidesign Digi 003 Rack+ Factory:

Coming from a TC Electronic Konnekt 6 interface, I'm very happy with this. I give it 4 starts instead of 5 due to some funky driver errors, sometimes. This, as far as I'm aware, only happens on Windows and primarily while the hardware/driver is idling. Used with the bundled ProTools LE8 briefly on Mac with majority of time on Windows XP Home SP3. I found ProTools was causing more problems than the hardware, so having previous experience with Steinberg, I bought Cubase 5. Runs perfectly within it.

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Awesome if you have a Mac..

By Brandon

from Michigan

Comments about Digidesign Digi 003 Rack+ Factory:

This unit is awesome when it works properly, mine broken within a week. I would of just exchanged it but I had so many issues with Protools 8.1LE on Windows and this is not something that's caused Windows. It would open 1 out of 7 times with multiple reboots involved and had massive crackling on a PC spec'd out just for this with a quad core and 8GB of ram using just one plug in (BFD2). I'll wait for the next Digi and try again or buy Mac specifically for it.

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