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Digidesign Digi 003 Rack Factory Pro Tools LE System  

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    Audio processing power of the professionals for your music projects!

    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
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    Digi 003 Rack Factory Pro Tools LE System Specifications:

    • 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
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    DigidesignDigi 003 Rack Factory Pro Tools LE System
     
    3.5

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    2.0

    not worth the money

    By therosscompton

    from Denton,TX

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

    i have had my 003 for years, it still works fine but the preamps suck , as well as the converters . its just not very good. and if you want to run higher sample rates than 44.1 then forget it. it only has one adat import in the back so even if you added more preamps (such as the presonus digimax FS). you cant run the high sample rates that the preamps are capable of. Its not the worst interface but you could get a lot better for the money. save your money for something more professional .

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    5.0

    Not many expansion options

    By LUIGI FLORES

    from Costa Rica

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

    I'am a Music Producer from Costa Rica, here the standart software in the music industry is Pro tools, I've been using Digital Performer since 1999 and and get bored of the 2408 sound and It's latency, using my G4 work horse computer. I bought my Digi 03 in 2007 and I Love the sound of the preamps and the protools LE software. The only thing I hate is that there are not many options of expanding the unit to add more analog I/O, you have to deal with 18 I/O only and in some cases you need more than 18 I/O to plug outboard FX's to make analog mixes using analog outboard.

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    5.0

    I hear sweet music

    By SoniaD

    from sherrill, Arkansas

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

    I purchase a Digi 003 last year and I am running Protools 8. The Digi 003 is a great piece of gear and it function perfectly on Intel Mac computer. I found that the Digi Rack is extremely easy to use. I comes with tons of plugins! The unit has expansion capability by ADAT. Which give you a total of 18 input and output. There is zero latency and the pre amp sounds clean. Before I bought the unit I looked at several other brands like the MOTU and Presonus, but found that the Digi Rack was simple and straight to the point. The other units have their own mixer utility which you have to control along with you music application mixer. With the Digi R ack you only have to control one mixer which makes it a breeze for setup a recording session. Get the Digi Rack and you can't go wrong!!

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    5.0

    Good Stuff

    By solerman

    from Chicago, IL

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

    First off I am a LONG time ProTools user. I have used the LE as well as HD versions throughout my career. I would also like to mention that I am ProTools certified.That being said, what the 003R offers is great on any level! You do NOT get any latency unless you don't know how to change the buffer settings. Using the 003 with PT LE works so well together it is awesome. I have also used many other interfaces with programs such as LOGIC and Nuendo and the 003 by far has the best usability.As far as the quality, the preamps on there are pretty clean. You will get a solid recording with it.Yes, for the first time user, installation cam be a little tricky but Digidesign wants to make sure you buy the program and not a boot-leg.Overall I would recommend this product to anyone who wants to record with ease and quality.

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    2.0

    Digi003 vs Digi001

    By Tommy-q.Iw.

    from Anderson, Ca

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

    I have been using a Digi001 since about 2001. I have had a few different computers and versions of MS Windows. I used to have problems when I was using Windows ME. When PCs got faster and I got XP things got better. Now I have a much faster system with Win XP and I don't seem to ever have problems. I use AMD 2600+ with 1GB Ram. I use a 10,000rpm disk also, which is actually the key to getting proper performance from your hardware and software. If your disk is not keeping up you will have all kinds of buffering, Interrupt and other general basic PC issues. I recently got a wild hair and decided to go and get the 003 because I had the money and I wanted a newer version of Protools and some plug-ins and all the goodies I seem to have missed with the Digi001. Well when I got it home is when the real fun started. I had to completely remove my current version of PT and the hardware card for the 001. I installed the software and hooked up the firewire cable and instantly got an error about reconfiguring the buffers for better performance. Initially I knew I would have some issues being a PC systems Engineer for 15 years did not help. I put it all back in the box in about 45 minutes and reinstalled PT6.4le and the hardware and I was back in business. What was I thinking. Beware of the "Comsumer Grade" stuff out now. The old Digi001 is just a simpler version of PTHD with hardware processing onboard (big HELP!) for the consumer market that is actually very high quality and reflects their dedication to Professional Studio Recording. I have been using is for years and will continue to use it without problems.Regards,Tommy

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    3.0

    Latency Problems

    By dastardly Donnie D.

    from Orlando area, FL

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

    I have owned a 002 and have since used the 003. The latency problems with the 002R were so bad, it ended up in a garbage can. And that's running it with a Dual 2.7ghz G5. I know someone who is going through the same problem with the 003R and he is using a Mac Pro w/dual 3.0ghz and 8 gigs of ram! In the long run, spend the money, go Apogee w/Logic Pro and avoid the Walmart quality you get with the 003R. I would also recommend McDSP Plug Ins. Very DSP efficient.

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    1.0

    beware

    By Scoopmcg

    from Eugene, OR

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    I love using Pro Tools LE. It?s a great program. I look forward to actually using Pro Tools LE someday. HOWEVER, the installation process is awful. My old version didn?t have iLok, LE7 does and it seems to be preventing me from running the program. I?m a fairly intelligent man who has successfully downloaded many programs over the years and nothing comes close to the frustration I am feeling right now. And, by not having purchased it from a local store--I have no one to blame but myself as I now have to hire someone to come over and install it for me.Also, when I turn the actual unit on, mine starts with clicking, almost popping sound, like it?s shorting out. Can?t be good.

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    5.0

    go rack

    By brokemusician

    from georgia

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    The 003 is the best thing on the market for the consumer. Unless you've got thousands and thousands to spend and get what the pros are using with HD and all the outboard gear I would get this thing. The rack takes up little space and I prefer it over the console.

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