Avid Pro Tools HD Native PCIe + HD I/O 8x8x8 System  From Avid

Pro Tools HD + HD Native PCIe Core Card + HD I/O 8 x 8 x 8 System

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Manufacturer's Description from Avid

Pro Tools HD Native

Pro Tools|HD Native is a new generation of Pro Tools|HD system that enables you to compose, record, edit, and mix music and/or sound for picture—with great speed and ease. Consisting of an HD Native Thunderbolt interface or PCIe core card, Pro Tools HD software, and Pro Tools HD Series interface, Pro Tools|HD Native harnesses the power of your Mac or PC to deliver pristine sound, incredible performance, and the lowest latency of any host-based DAW.

Choice of HD Native Thunderbolt interface or PCIe card

Unlike USB- or FireWire-based DAWs, which are inherently prone to latency, Pro Tools|HD Native employs either a high-speed Thunderbolt interface or PCIe core card to connect Pro Tools HD Series interfaces with your laptop or desktop computer. By eliminating distracting monitor latency while recording, increasing your I/O capabilities, and providing 64-bit floating-point processing for more headroom and a higher mix resolution, you get a professional native solution that meets the highest audio standards.

Pro Tools HD software

Award-winning Pro Tools software has been the industry-standard digital audio production platform for years. The software tightly integrates your HD Native hardware and computer together as one, delivering exceptional performance and reliability—even with large mixes. And it comes with all the tools, advanced workflows, virtual instruments, and plug-ins you need to compose, record, edit, and mix music and/or sound for picture.

HD I/O

HD I/O is a high-performance Pro Tools HD Series audio interface that’s designed to completely integrate with Pro Tools|HD systems. The interface features premium A/D and D/A conversion and advanced circuitry, giving you pristine sound quality and clarity and the lowest possible latency.

HD I/O 8x8x8

The perfect choice when you need a balance of analog and digital I/O for your music or post-production projects, with the option to expand your I/O.

  • High-quality analog I/O:
    • 8 analog inputs (using DB25)
    • 8 analog outputs (using DB25)
  • Versatile digital I/O:
    • 8 channels of AES/EBU I/O (supports 192 kHz single-wire and dual-wire)
    • 8 channels of TDIF I/O
    • 8 channels of ADAT I/O (supports S/MUX II and IV)
  • Additional digital I/O:
    • 2 channels of AES/EBU I/O (supports 192 kHz singlewire)
    • 2 channels of S/PDIF I/O
    • 8 channels of ADAT I/O (supports S/MUX II and IV)
  • One empty bay for I/O expansion

 

System Features

  • Harness the power of your desktop or laptop computer with your choice of Thunderbolt interface or PCIe card
  • Attain the lowest latency and highest performance of any native digital audio workstation
  • Capture and play back audio with pristine clarity using a Pro Tools HD Series interface
  • Work with industry-standard Pro Tools HD software in a lower-cost solution for projects that don’t require the DSP acceleration of Pro Tools|HDX
  • 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 (Thunderbolt interface only)
  • Get better sounding mixes with AAX Native and RTAS 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 timecode and video reference, with frame-edge accuracy, when using SYNC HD (sold separately)
  • Take hands-on control over your mixes using Artist Series or Avid Pro Mixing consoles and control surfaces
  • Get total flexibility—work with Mac or Windows, Pro Tools HD or third-party software, and more

What’s Included

  • HD Series Interface
  • Pro Tools|HD Native Thunderbolt interface or PCIe card
  • DVD wallet, which includes: 
    • Pro Tools HD software installation DVD (includes all bundled software)
    • Audio Loops DVD
    • Training Video DVD
  • User guides
  • iLok USB Smart Key (for software authorization)
  • Registration card and software activation cards
  • 12-foot DigiLink Mini cable for Pro Tools HD Series interface connection
  • DigiLink to DigiLink Mini adapter for older Pro Tools interface connection

Part Number: 9935-65018-00

Avid

About Manufacturer

From award-winning producers, of music and film, to producers of personal at home productions, Avid creates technology that people use for their music to be heard or videos to be seen on any platform. The shows, commercials, and news programs you watch on TV. The entertaining video and film stories you see on the web and on the big screen.  The personal audio and video treasures that people make at home to preserve their favorite moments in life. Avid has a myriad of products to fill your production needs.

Specifications

System Requirements

Mac OS X

  • Thunderbolt- or PCIe-equipped computer: Avid-qualified Apple computer
  • System software: (32 or 64-bit) Mac OS X Lion
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz processor or faster
  • Memory: 4 GB of RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA Quadro FX family (recommended; FX 560 or higher)
  • Internal hard drive: Minimum 80 GB 7200 rpm hard disk
  • USB port for iLok authorization

Windows

  • Thunderbolt- or PCIe-equipped computer: Avid-qualified Windows-based computer
  • System software: Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz processor or faster
  • Memory: 4 GB of RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA Quadro FX family (recommended; FX 560 or higher)
  • Internal hard drive: Minimum 80 GB 7200 rpm hard disk
  • USB port for iLok authorization

HD I/O 8x8x8 System Specifications

Compatibility

All configurations of HD I/O work with the following host audio systems:

  • Avid-qualified Pro Tools|HD family system running Pro Tools HD 8.1 or higher software
  • Avid-qualified Pro Tools|HD family system running a Core Audio or ASIO compliant application

    Analog inputs

    8

    Analog outputs

    8

    AES/EBU I/O

    8 + 2

    AES single-wire (192 kHz)

    Yes

    S/PDIF I/O

    1 In + 1 Out (coax or optical)

    ADAT I/O

    8 + 8

    S/MUX

    S/MUX II and IV

    SRC

    8 channels (digital card)

    Word Clock I/O

    1 In + 1 Out

    Loop Sync I/O

    1 In + 1 Out

    Digital interface

    DigiLink Mini

    Dynamic range ADC

    122 dB

    Dynamic range DAC

    125 dB

    THD+N ADC

    -114 dB (0.0002%)

    THD+N DAC

    -110 dB (0.00032%)

    Frequency response ADC

    20 Hz – 20 kHz N/A 
    (+/-.03 dB)

    Frequency response DAC

    20 Hz – 20 kHz N/A 
    (+/-.15 dB)

    Expansion

    1 empty bay

    Curv

    Yes

    Soft clip

    Yes

    Cal trims

    Yes

    Metering

    32 4-segment LEDs

    Internal fan

    Yes

    Chassis

    2U rack-mountable