Avid 003 Rack + Factory Recording Interface  From Avid

Record the entire band in your home/project studio, garage, or even live!


Manufacturer's Description from Avid

Record the entire band in your home/project studio, garage, or even live! 003 Rack+ Factory is ideal for musicians, recording engineers, and producers looking for a professional Pro Tools music recording and production solution that’s more affordable and portable. With best-in-class sound quality, eight premium mic preamps, and a wide variety of I/O to connect instruments, MIDI gear, and other analog and digital devices, 003 Rack+ Factory works with your computer, providing the power and capacity to record an entire band, vocal or instrument ensemble, or completely mic’d up drum kit — all at once.

003 Rack+ Factory comes with everything you need to compose, record, sequence, edit, mix, master, and promote your music. It includes award-winning Pro Tools software, the most popular and widely-used professional music production application in the world, along with a huge collection of studio-quality sound processing and effects plug-ins, virtual instruments, compatible applications, and sound libraries to get you started creating right away. Plus, the included Factory collection of professional plug-ins (worth over $3,000 USD just on its own) will help you enhance tracks and achieve impeccable, polished mixes quickly and easily.

003 Rack+ Factory also includes over $3,000 worth of additional professional plug-ins, plus an iLok USB Smart Key to handle your plug-in authorizations.


003 Rack+ Factory is professionally engineered to deliver the stunning clarity of high-resolution audio, and durably built to withstand any knocks and bounces it encounters when your creative skills are needed on the road.

Great I/O Flexibility

  • 18 simultaneous channels of audio I/O
  • 24-bit/96 kHz resolution
  • 8 professional mic preamps; 48V phantom power on all channels
  • 8 analog DI/line inputs (including 1 on the front panel); 8 analog outputs
  • 8 channels of ADAT optical I/O
  • 2 channels of S/PDIF digital I/O
  • 1 MIDI I/O (16 channels in/16 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
  • High-speed FireWire connectivity

Streamlined Interface

  • 2U rackmountable chassis
  • 8 individual input gain controls
  • 8 discrete high-pass filter switches
  • Individual headphone source and level controls
  • Mute switch



Pro Tools software is used in countless professional studios around the world, and includes all the tools you need to easily compose, record, edit, mix, and master your projects with pro results — every time.


  • 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

Bundled Plug-ins

In addition to M-Audio Torq LE DJ software and an incredible 8 GB collection of pro-quality loops from industry sound heavyweights Big Fish Audio, Pro Tools software includes a comprehensive bundle of amazing virtual instruments, effects, and utility plug-ins.

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

IMPORTANT: The Factory bundle listed here is the most current bundle; your bundle may include a different assortment of plug-ins depending on when your Pro Tools LE Factory bundle system was purchased.



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

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.



Mic Inputs


Line Outputs (1-8)

Connector: Eight balanced XLR jacks

Mic Phantom Power: 48V

Frequency Response: +0.0 / -0.25 dB, 20 Hz - 20 kHz 

Dynamic Range: 103 dB / 106 dB A-weighted

THD + N: 0.0007% (-103 dB)

Input Sensitivity: +6.4 dBu

Gain Range: +18 – +65 dB

Gain Range (Pad engaged): -0 - +45 dB



Connector: Eight impedance balanced 1/4" jacks

Frequency Response: +/- 0.5 dB, 20 Hz - 20 kHz 

Dynamic Range: 110 dB / 113 dB A-weighted

THD + N: 0.0007% (-103 dB)

Output Sensitivity: +18 dBu

Line/DI Inputs


Monitor Outputs (Main & Alt)

Connector: Eight balanced 1/4" jacks

Frequency Response: +/- 0.1 dB, 20 Hz - 20 kHz 

Dynamic Range: 103 dB / 106 dB A-weighted

THD + N: 0.0010% (-100 dB)

Input Sensitivity: +21.64 dBu


Connector: Two impedance balanced 1/4" jacks

Frequency Response: +/- 0.5 dB, 20 Hz - 20 kHz 

Dynamic Range: 110 dB / 112 dB A-weighted

THD + N: 0.0008% (-102 dB)

Output Sensitivity: +18 dBu

Aux Inputs


Headphone Outputs

Connector: Two balanced 1/4" jacks

Frequency Response: +/- 0.1 dB, 20 Hz - 20 kHz 

Dynamic Range: 111 dB / 113 dB A-weighted

THD + N: 0.00055% (-105 dB)

Input Sensitivity: +17.16 dBu

Input Impedance: 10K Ohm



Connector: Two unbalanced 1/4" jacks

Frequency Response: +/- 0.5 dB, 20 Hz - 20 kHz 

THD + N: 0.0009% (-101 dB)

Dynamic Range: 110 dB / 112 dB A-weighted

Output Sensitivity: +23 dBu

Digital Specifications


Size / Weight / Power

Supported Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz 

Maximum Word Length: 24-bit

S/PDIF: 2-channel optical or RCA jack pair

Digital Optical: TOSLINK (ADAT, max 48 kHz 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, one output


Height: 2U rack (3.5 inches / 8.89 cm)

Width: 19 inches / 48.26 cm

Depth: 13.5 inches / 34.29 cm (including all knobs / connectors)

Weight: 11.22 lbs / 5.09 kg

Power Requirements: 100 - 240V, 50 - 60 Hz A/C (power cable included)




System Requirements

  • Avid-qualified Windows- or Mac-based computer
  • Minimum 1 GB of RAM
  • DVD-ROM or equivalent optical drive for software installation
  • Available FireWire port for 003 Rack+ system
  • Available USB port for iLok USB Smart Key





003 Family User Guide

003 Family Quick Setup