Avid Pro Tools HD Native Thunderbolt + HD I/O 8x8x8 System is a new generation of Pro Tools system comprising of a HD Native Thunderbolt interface, HD I/O 8x8x8 audio interface and industry-standard Pro Tools Ultimate software - a professional and portable native solution that meets the highest audio standards.
Released in 2010, Pro Tools HD Native has quickly become the most popular system for users that require near-zero latency without the DSP-acceleration of Pro Tools HD or HDX. Originally released as a PCI-Express-only card, HD Native did not cater easily for laptop users without the need for separate expansion chassis - not any more!
The included Thunderbolt interface offers the same features as the standard PCI-Express card with the added benefit of ultra-fast Thunderbolt connectivity and high-quality on-board headphone monitoring. Using Thunderbolt offers supreme performance by virtually eliminating the inherent latency found with USB and FireWire devices, allowing you to concentrate on the production without having to worry about recording or performance delay.
Pro Tools HD Native Thunderbolt supports: up to 256 voices and audio tracks, near-zero latency, 512 MIDI and Aux tracks, 64 channels of I/O, automatic delay compensation up to 16k samples, 64-bit floating-point mixer depth for increased headroom and more.
Also included is the Avid HD I/O 8x8x8, a high-performance audio interface with unprecedented I/O flexibility designed to completely integrate with any Pro Tools HD system. Resembling previous generation interfaces, HD I/O has been completely redesigned on the inside with high-quality electronics, giving you pristine conversion at the lowest possible latency.
The HD I/O 8x8x8 features: 8 high-quality analogue inputs and outputs on DB25; 8 channels of AES/EBU I/O with support for 192 kHz single and dual-wire; 8 channels of TDIF I/O; 8 channels of ADAT I/O with support for S/MUX II and IV; 2 channels of AES/EBU I/O with support for 192kHz single-wire; 2 channels of S/PDIF I/O; 8 channels of ADAT I/O (supports S/MUX II and IV); Word Clock/Loop Sync I/O and one empty bay for I/O expansion.
Avid Pro Tools HD Native Thunderbolt + HD I/O 8x8x8 System main features includes:
High-speed Thunderbolt interface
Near-zero latency, the highest performance of any native digital audio workstation
Create bigger sessions with up to 256 audio tracks and up to 64 channels of I/O
Get the ideal tracking experience and set-and-forget direct monitoring with an integrated low-latency monitor mode
Boost your capabilities with advanced automation, surround mixing, input monitoring, AFL/PFL solo, destructive punch, and other professional features
Conveniently monitor every detail with the audiophile-grade headphone out, which provides enough gain to drive high impedance headphones
Get better sounding mixes with native plug-ins, plus Automatic Delay Compensation on hardware and software inserts
Share sessions with Pro Tools|HDX and Pro Tools|HD users without any loss of data
Synchronize to time-code and video reference, with frame-edge accuracy, when using SYNC HD (sold separately)
Get total flexibility—work with Mac or Windows, Pro Tools HD or third-party software, and more
What's Included: Pro Tools HD Native Thunderbolt interface; Pro Tools Ultimate software installation
12-foot DigiLink Mini cable for Pro Tools HD Series interface connection; DigiLink to DigiLink Mini adapter for older Pro Tools interface connection