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Avid's Pro Tools | Carbon Hybrid Ethernet audio interface is a versatile, high-quality interface idesigned to handle any recording situation with premium preamps, pristine AD/DA conversion and flexible connectivity options for Mac and Windows operating systems. Musicians, producers and engineers will appreciate its flexible, high-quality design and integration with industry-standard Pro Tools software.

Premium Mic Preamps Provide Pristine Recordings

The Carbon interface features four premium microphone preamps to capture high-quality recordings. Each preamp has individually selectable 48V phantom power for use with condenser mics. With up to 65dB of gain and an ultralow noise floor, the Carbon's preamps provide clean, transparent sound for vocal and instrument recordings.

High-Resolution AD/DA Conversion for Accurate Translation

Pristine 24-bit/192kHz analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters ensure that your recordings translate accurately to digital formats and playback. The audiophile-grade converters provide high resolution and a wide dynamic range to capture the nuances of any performance.

Flexible Connectivity for Any Studio Setup

The Carbon interface has various inputs and outputs to connect microphones, instruments, monitors and other gear. It features two mic/line combo inputs, two line inputs, eight line outputs, word clock I/O, MIDI I/O and an instrument input for direct guitar or bass recording. With ADAT optical I/O, the interface can connect to external mic preamps for up to 16 channels of input. Four headphone outputs with independent level control allow multiple musicians to monitor recordings.

Seamless Integration With Pro Tools Software

As an Avid interface, the Carbon works seamlessly with Pro Tools software for music and audio production. It comes with a Pro Tools perpetual license to get you recording, editing and mixing right away. The interface also works with other popular digital audio workstations, including Ableton Live, Cubase and Logic Pro.

Avid Pro Tools | Carbon Hybrid Ethernet Audio Interface
Avid Pro Tools | Carbon Hybrid Ethernet Audio Interface
Avid Pro Tools | Carbon Hybrid Ethernet Audio Interface

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  • Hybrid system that harnesses onboard HDX DSP and native CPU power
  • Record flawlessly through AAX DSP plug-ins in real time, enabling you to create polished cue mixes and track with zero audible latency
  • Toggle any track from native to DSP processing mode, freeing up your CPU cores to handle virtual instruments and more creative mixing
  • Capture every performance detail with up to 32-bit/192kHz audio conversion, double-precision clocking and Avid's most transparent mic preamp design ever
  • Create, record, edit and mix professional-quality music with Pro Tools, thousands of instrument sounds and studio-staple effects and sound processors
  • Expand your sonic possibilities with a special pack of premium plugins from Arturia McDSP, Plugin Alliance, UVI, Native Instruments and more 
  • Get all the I/O you need to record an entire band, with 25 x 34 simultaneous channels, including four headphone outs
  • Optimize or change up the tone of your mics, guitars and basses with Variable Z inputs
  • Accessories
    • Rackmount screws and desktop feet
    • Power cable
    • Ethernet cable
    • Registration card
    What's Included
    • Pro Tools | Carbon audio interface
    • Pro Tools software
    • 1-year subscription with a Pro Tools perpetual parachute
    • 115 AAX plug-ins (over 70 AAX DSP plug-ins), including UVI Falcon, the Avid Complete Plug-in Bundle, and HEAT 5.4GB sound library
    • Standard support
    Additional premium plug-ins included
    • Arturia Rev PLATE-140 
    • Brainworx bx_console N
    • Brainworx bx_rockrack
    • Brainworx bx_masterdesk
    • Brainworx Purple Audio MC77
    • Embody Immerse Virtual Studio 
    • McDSP 6050 Ultimate Channel Strip HD
    • Native Instruments Vintage Organs
    • UVI Model D

    collapse expand iconSpecs

    Combo mic/line inputs
    • 8 balanced XLR/TRS with Variable Z (impedance) on inputs 5–8
    • DB25 line inputs:
    • 8 balanced via 25-pin D-sub
    • Instrument (Variable Z) inputs:
    • 2 unbalanced 1/4" TS
    • Digital inputs:
    • ADAT: 16 channels @ 44.1–96kHz
    • ADAT: 8 channels @ 176.4–192kHz
    A/D Conversion
    • Mic preamps:
    • Dynamic Range: 126 dB (A-weighted)
    • THD+N: -105 dB (0.00056%)
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz–20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
    • EIN: -129 dB (A-weighted)
    • Line inputs:
    • Dynamic Range:125 dB (A-weighted)
    • THD+N: -106 dB (0.0005%)
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz–20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
    • Line inputs (true bypass):
    • Dynamic Range: 126 dB (A-weighted)
    • THD+N: -113 dB (0.00022%)
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz–20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
    • Instrument inputs:
    • Dynamic Range: 125 dB (A-weighted)
    • THD+N: -103 dB (0.0007%)
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz–20 kHz, ±0.1 dB

    • DB25 line outputs:
    • 8 balanced via 25-pin D-sub
    • Monitor outputs: 2 balanced ¼-inch TRS
    • Headphone outputs 4 stereo ¼-inch TRS
    • Digital outputs:
    • ADAT: 16 channels @ 44.1–96 kHz
    • ADAT: 8 channels @ 176.4–192 kHz
    D/A Conversion
    • Line outputs:
    • Dynamic Range: 120 dB (A-weighted)
    • THD+N: -110 dB (0.0003%)
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz–20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
    • Monitor outputs:
    • Dynamic Range: 120 dB (A-weighted)
    • THD+N: -110 dB (0.0003%)
    • Frequency Response:
    • 20 Hz–20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
    • Headphone outputs:
    • Power:100 mW into 300 ohm; 200 mW into 32 ohm
    • Dynamic Range: 116 dB (A-weighted)
    • THD+N (32 ohm): -87 dB (0.0045%)
    • THD+N (300 ohm): -100 dB (0.001%)
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz–20kHz, ±0.1 dB
    DSP Acceleration
    • HDX DSP 8:
    • HDX DSP processors (2.8 GHz aggregated processing)
    Additional Specifications
    • Supported sample rates:
    • 44.1kHz–192kHz; 32-bit, 192 kHz max
    • Host connection:
    • Ethernet
    • Power supply:
    • Single (internal)
    • Chassis:
    • 1U 19" rackmountable unit

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