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Avid Pro Tools Carbon Hybrid Audio Production System

by Avid
£3,300.00 inc. vat
£2,750.00 ex. vat
SKU SAVICARBON
In Stock

Avid Pro Tools Carbon Hybrid Audio Production System

The Avid Pro Tools Carbon is a hybrid audio production system that combines your native CPU with eight onboard HDX DSP accelerators. The Avid Carbon features eight pristine mic preamps, four headphone outputs, stereo monitor outputs, eight line outputs and an additional 16 I/O over ADAT bringing the total available I/O count to 25 in and 34 out.

Connectivity is on ethernet, however the Carbon can also be used on Thunderbolt when using a Mac qualified TB2 or TB3 to ethernet adapter.

In addition to the 116 AAX plugins that come with Pro Tools, Carbon comes with a collection of premium plugins and sounds from UVI, Native Instruments, McDSP, Arturia and more.

Hardware and software.  Made for each other.

With intelligent Pro Tools integration, you’ll work smoothly all in one creative environment. The Hybrid Engine lets you offload real-time AAX DSP plugin processing to Carbon at will. This means you can record with a polished sound that brings out the best in your performance. No more third-party apps to slow you down. Just focus on the music you’re making—not what you’re making it with.

Epic performance.

With HDX DSP acceleration under the hood, Carbon is a powerhouse built on our industry-leading technologies. It’s finely tuned to process audio at blazing speed, so you can record with rock-solid sub-1 ms latency monitoring. Which means you’ll always hear yourself in perfect sync with the music as if you were playing live. 

Super sonics.

Every aspect of Carbon is engineered in pursuit of sonic excellence. Superior audio conversion. Double resolution clocking. And our most transparent preamp design ever. All details have been meticulously considered, so that Carbon captures every nuance with the greatest depth, dimension, and clarity. All you have to do is press record.

Connect the whole band.

With 25 x 34 simultaneous I/O, Carbon is ready to record any session–from solo artists to full bands. Eight pristine preamps, four headphone outputs, and 16 channels of ADAT I/O open up creative possibilities for miking, cue mixing, and expansion. Plus, with super-fast, high-bandwidth Ethernet connectivity, it preserves the highest possible quality from input to output.


Specifications

System requirements

  • Avid-qualified Ethernet or Thunderbolt-equipped Mac computer (using a Mac qualified TB to Ethernet Adapter)

Inputs

  • Combo Mic/Line Inputs
    • 8 balanced XLR/TRS with Variable Z (impedance) on inputs 5–8
  • DB25 Line Inputs
    • 8 balanced via 25-pin D-sub
  • Instrument (Variable Z) Inputs
    • 2 unbalanced ¼-inch TS
  • Digital Inputs
  • ADAT: 16 channels @ 44.1–96 kHz
  • ADAT: 8 channels @ 176.4–192 kHz

D/A Conversion

  • Mic Preamps
    • Dynamic Range: 126 dB (A-weighted)
    • THD+N: -105 dB (0.00056%)
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz–20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
    • EIN: -129 dB (A-weighted)
  • Line Inputs
    • Dynamic Range: 125 dB (A-weighted)
    • THD+N: -106 dB (0.0005%)
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz–20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
  • Line Inputs (True Bypass)
    • Dynamic Range: 126 dB (A-weighted)
    • THD+N: -113 dB (0.00022%)
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz–20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
  • Instrument Inputs
    • Dynamic Range: 125 dB (A-weighted)
    • THD+N: -103 dB (0.0007%)
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz–20 kHz, ±0.1 dB

Outputs

  • DB25 Line Outputs
    • 8 balanced via 25-pin D-sub
  • Monitor Outputs
    • 2 balanced ¼-inch TRS
  • Headphone Outputs
    • 4 stereo ¼-inch TRS

Digital Outputs

    • ADAT: 16 channels @ 44.1–96 kHz
    • ADAT: 8 channels @ 176.4–192 kHz

D/A Conversion

  • Line Outputs
    • Dynamic Range: 120 dB (A-weighted)
    • THD+N: -110 dB (0.0003%)
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz–20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
  • Monitor Outputs
    • Dynamic Range: 120 dB (A-weighted)
    • THD+N: -110 dB (0.0003%)
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz–20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
  • Headphone Outputs
    • Power: 100 mW into 300 ohm; 200 mW into 32 ohm
    • Dynamic Range: 116 dB (A-weighted)
    • THD+N (32 ohm): -87 dB (0.0045%)
    • THD+N (300 ohm): -100 dB (0.001%)
    • Frequency Response: 20 Hz–20 kHz, ±0.1 dB

DSP Acceleration

  • HDX DSP
  • 8 HDX DSP processors
  • (2.8 GHz aggregated processing)

What's Included

  • Pro Tools | Carbon audio interface
    • Pro Tools software
    • 1-year subscription with a Pro Tools perpetual parachute*
    • 116 AAX plugins (over 70 AAX DSP plugins), including UVI Falcon, Celemony Melodyne 5 essential, the Avid Complete Plugin Bundle, and HEAT
    • 3 free months of Antares Auto-Tune Unlimited, including Auto-Tune Hybrid
    • 5.4 GB sound library
    • Standard support
  • Included premium plugins
    • Arturia Rev PLATE-140
    • Brainworx bx_console N
    • Brainworx bx_rockrack
    • Brainworx bx_masterdesk
    • Brainworx bx_Purple Audio MC77
    • Embody Immerse Virtual Studio
    • McDSP 6050 Ultimate Channel Strip HD
    • Native Instruments Vintage Organs
    • UVI Model D
  • Accessories
    • Power cable
    • Ethernet cable
    • Rackmount screws and desktop feet
    • Registration card