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Avid Carbon pre

€2,938.90 * €4,163.00 * (29.4 % Saved)

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Expand your Pro Tools Carbon-powered studio with up to 24 channels of mic/line inputs and... more

Avid Carbon pre

Expand your Pro Tools Carbon-powered studio with up to 24 channels of mic/line inputs and more. Each Pro Tools Carbon Pre offers the same premium audio performance as Carbon and features eight premium mic/line preamps with variable input impedance for greater sonic flexibility and stacked ADCs for maximum dynamic range. 32-bit floating-point conversion ensures pristine conversion from start to finish, capturing every sonic detail. Use the Pro Tools Hybrid Engine for low-latency input processing - with on-demand remote control of all channels from Pro Tools.

Pro Tools Carbon Pre not only works with Pro Tools Carbon, but can also be used as an 8-channel mic preamp expansion unit with an existing Pro Tools HDX or HD Native system to expand your I/O. Or replace an older Pro Tools PRE audio interface and benefit from better performance and pristine sound quality. Integrate up to nine Carbon pre-interfaces into a single Pro Tools HD system via your interface's ADAT inputs, and take advantage of the flexibility to remotely control and recall all preamps directly from Pro Tools.

Key features

  • Expand a Pro Tools Carbon-based studio to up to 24 mic/line inputs and 24 line outputs with simple daisy-chaining over Ethernet (AVB)

  • Can be used as an 8-channel standalone mic preamp with balanced line outputs and AD/DA converter with ADAT outputs as an extension to HD Native or HDX systems, among others

  • Can also be used as a standalone AVB core interface

  • Full 32-bit audio quality for maximum dynamic range

  • Stacked ADCs on each input and double precision clocking

  • Variable Z impedance switching for each microphone or instrument input for variable and authentic sound shaping

  • Remote control, storage, and recall of preamp settings - including phantom power, gain, and impedance switching - directly in Pro Tools speed workflow

  • Use the Pro Tools Hybrid Engine for low-latency input processing in conjunction with Pro Tools Carbon

Features in detail

  • 24 x 24 simultaneous inputs and outputs

  • 192 kHz / 32-bit conversion

  • 8 x XLR/jack combo inputs for mic/line preamps with Variable Z (input impedance) on inputs 5-8, remotely controllable from Pro Tools

  • 2 x 6.3 mm unbalanced Hi-Z instrument inputs

  • 8 x balanced line inputs (DB25)

  • 8 x balanced line outputs (DB25)

  • 16 channels ADAT I/O

  • Word Clock I/O

  • 2 AVB Ethernet ports for Pro Tools Carbon expansion or host connection

  • Internal power supply

  • AVB connector for Pro Tools Carbon I/O expansion (sold separately)

  • Standalone preamp operation

  • Dimensions: 45 x 482 x 343 mm

  • Weight: 5 kg

Scope of delivery
Pro Tools Carbon pre audio interface
various power cables (EU, UK, US)
Ethernet cable (CAT6)
4 rack screws with washers and 4 adhesive rubber feet
Warranty and registration card

System requirements
Pro Tools Carbon or ADAT interface for system expansion; 
can also be used as a stand-alone microphone preamp