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Digidesign Digi 003 Rack Pro Tools LE System  

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The Digidesign 003 Rack empowers you to achieve the same professional audio results as commercial facilities in your own personal recording studio. ...Read More

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Save space and cash with this FireWire-based Pro Tools mini studio!

The Digidesign 003 Rack 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. You get 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 software included for free.

003 Rack—All the I/O, Streamlined
003 Rack mirrors all of the same audio and MIDI I/O, monitoring options, high-definition audio capabilities, and high-speed connectivity as its controlling 003 Factory sibling, but flaunts it all in a streamlined, space-saving 2U rack. Though it doesn't offer an integrated control surface, 003 Rack with Pro Tools LE software supports Digidesign's Command"8 and Control"24 control surfaces, giving you optional flexibility of choosing a console companion for hands-on mixing if you don't want to do it by mouse alone. It also provides individual gain and high-pass filter controls for all of its mic preamps as well as monitoring controls on its front faceplate for easy access.

Fuel Your Creativity with Pro Tools
Digi 003 Rack 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 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.

Bundled Plug-ins
003 Rack Factory Pro Tool LE system includes over 70 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.

  • 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 LE Software
  • Award-winning, industry-standard Pro Tools LE software for composing, recording, editing, mixing, and mastering
  • 32 simultaneous audio tracks (128 virtual audio tracks), expandable to 48 tracks*
  • Fully integrated MIDI sequencing with 256 simultaneous MIDI tracks
  • Support for streaming ReWire applications
  • Beat Detective LE automatic groove analysis and correction tool
  • Supports Digidesign Command"8 and Control"24 control surfaces
  • Huge selection of compatible third-party plug-ins and software options
  • * Pro Tools LE software supports 32 mono (16 stereo) audio tracks, expandable to 48 mono or stereo audio tracks with optional Music Production Toolkit or DV Toolkit2
Included Plug-ins, applications, and tools 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! 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 Pro Tools LE System

  • 003 Rack 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 - requires free download

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Very powerful DAW with a powerful!!!

By Darryl Davis

from Bronx, NY

Comments about Digidesign Digi 003 Rack Pro Tools LE System:

This is, by far, the greatest investment that I have made. The preamp are beautiful and well-structured. Great hard body rack. Love this item... Highly recommended and the value -- it's a steal -- literally... This is robbery -- on the part of the consumer. Thanks, Musician's Friend...

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Nice Rack!

By Toner

from Irvine, CA

Comments about Digidesign Digi 003 Rack Pro Tools LE System:

Overall I am very happy I snagged this 003 rack.
Upgraded from an original mbox, love this rack! Sound quality is so much better. Tracked guitars have more "oomph" now, better pres, dual headphone outputs.
Rack mounting screws have washers, that push down and kinda scrape the white sides of the rack marking it up some, though minor and cosmetic, an extra .5mm milled off the front "covering" would have helped prevent this.
On sale for $599 (50% off) can't beat that when people on CL are selling used 002s for $300-400 and those had the power cable issue.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Great Product

By SoundOFF

from Chicago, IL

Comments about Digidesign Digi 003 Rack Pro Tools LE System:

I purchased this unit after my Presonus Firepod broke down. I must say it is a big step up. When I first opened up the box, the first thing I noticed was that this unit is big and solid! The gain knobs on the front panel are very secure and provide just enough resistence to let you excercise precise control. The software/plug-ins it comes with are also wonderful.I have only had this unit for a few days, but I have already had numerous people over and recorded hours of material. This thing is simple to use and right away I noticed how much clearer the preamps sounded than my old Firepod's. Even one friend of mine, who has no musical background, commented on how much crisper my mix sounded when recorded with the Digi 003 compared to the Firepod.For features I gave it a four because inputs 5-8, which are only balanced TRS, no XLR, have no gain control except for a push button that boots +4dBu or cuts -11dBu. Individual knobs like inputs 1-4 have would have been nice. Other than that, there is nothing I don't like about this product. And with it's ADAT Lightpipe expandability, I plan on picking up an M-Audio Octane 8-channel Mic Pre to give me a total of 16 simultaneous tracks.If you are looking for a reliable, great sounding piece of equipment to be the center of your home studio, go no further; buy now! You won't regret it!

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