Digidesign Digi 003 Family

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Digidesign Digi 003 Factory

Digidesign has unveiled its new Digidesign 003 family of audio-interface products, comprising three units offering professional-grade I/O, high-definition audio resolution and Pro Tools LE software. All three Digi 003 units are bundled with instrument and effects plug-ins, compatible applications and sound libraries, including the new Pro Tools Ignition Pack 2 software collection.

The 003 Factory ($2,495) provides an integrated control surface with FireWire connectivity and analog and digital I/O, including MIDI, ADAT optical, S/PDIF digital and BNC word clock. Eight touch-sensitive motorized faders, eight motion-sensitive rotary encoders and a Jog/Shuttle wheel provide tactile, hands-on control of volume, panning, sends, inserts (plug-ins), automation control, audio and video scrubbing, and more. The 003 provides an LCD display and LEDs, and can also function as a stand-alone MIDI controller. It also includes the premium Factory software bundle, comprising Digidesign and Bomb Factory plug-ins, and the new Pro Tools Ignition Pack 2 Pro bundle of effects and instrument plug-ins.

The 003 Rack ($1,295) offers the same I/O, audio capabilities and connectivity as 003 Factory in a 2U rackmount chassis. It also includes the Pro Tools Ignition Pack 2. Finally, the 003 Rack Factory ($1,695) features the same audio/MIDI interface, but adds the premium Factory software bundle and Pro Tools Ignition Pack 2 Pro.

Digidesign is celebrating the launch of the 003 family by offering a special program for current LE users, or users of third-party systems, to upgrade to any new 003 system. From now through June 20, 2007, owners of Steinberg Cubase, Steinberg Nuendo or Cakewalk SONAR software—and any USB, FireWire, or PCI/PCIe hardware audio interface—can exchange up to any 003 system at discounted prices and save on the Music Production Toolkit at participating Digidesign dealers. Those who already own Pro Tools LE systems can also upgrade to any 003 system from a Digi 001, Digi ToolBox, Mbox, Mbox 2 or Mbox 2 Mini. For more information about the Turbocharged 003 Exchange Program, visit Digidesign’s Website at www.digidesign.com/turbocharge.

For more information, visit http://www.digidesign.com/003. For more new product announcements, visit http://mixonline.com/products/new/.