Digidesign's Digi 002 Rack, a new FireWire-based Pro Tools LE system, is now shipping for $1,295 MSRP. Capable of recording at sampling rates up to 96 kHz, the system's sessions are fully compatible with other professional and home/project Pro Tools environments.
A single FireWire/IEEE-1394 cable connects Digi 002 Rack to a compatible PC or Mac. Included are an audio interface that features up to 18 simultaneous channels of I/O, 1-in/2-out MIDI I/O, 24-bit/96kHz AD/DA, and four built-in, high-quality mic pre's. It's Pro Tools LE software interface supports 32 tracks of 24- or 16-bit audio, complete integrated MIDI sequencing and real-time mixing and processing. Other features include: eight discrete analog inputs (four mic/line/instrument preamps, phantom power-selectable in 2-channel increments); alternate source input for monitoring -10dBV audio equipment directly to the monitor outpus; eight discrete analog outputs, all balanced/unbalanced +4 levels, plus a separate balanced/unbalanced monitor output; eight channels of ADAT optical I/O, two channels of S/PDIF I/O; less than 108dB dynamic range and less than 98dB (0.002%) THD+N; monitor ouput includes dedicated volume-control knob; headphone output includes dedicated volume-control knob; and footswitch for QuickPunch control.
Requirements include Mac computer running Mac OS X Version 10.2.5 or 10.2.6. Windows support is coming with Pro Tools 6.1 software release.
For more, visit www.digidesign.com.