Avid Carbon Audio Interface with Onboard HDX DSP Acceleration

The Avid Carbon Audio Interface brings new technology to capture audio brilliance for artists, bands, and producers. A hybrid production system, the Carbon audio interface delivers incredible sound quality. Combining the power of your native CPU along with onboard HDX DSP acceleration.

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Avid Carbon Audio Interface

The Avid Carbon Audio Interface brings new technology to capture audio brilliance for artists, bands, and producers. A hybrid production system, the Carbon audio interface delivers incredible sound quality. Combining the power of your native CPU along with onboard HDX DSP acceleration. So you’ll be able to push your computer to the limit while mixing and recording through AAX DSP plug-ins with near-zero latency monitoring. All at the touch of a button, and all right in Pro Tools.

Hardware and software.  Made for each other.

Using intelligent Pro Tools integration, the Carbon lets you work smoothly all in one creative environment. While the Hybrid Engine lets you offload real-time AAX DSP plugin processing to Carbon at will. So you can record with a polished sound that will bring out the best in your performance. With nothing to slow you down, Carbon lets you focus on the music you’re making.

The Hybrid Engine of Carbon accelerates real-time AAX DSP plugins, while your CPU plays back the rest of your mix. And because every AAX DSP plugin has a native counterpart, you can move seamlessly with just a click of a button. Record. with HDX DSP power for near-zero latency monitoring and work natively with the same plugins.

  • Seamless integration with Pro Tools and Pro Tools Ultimate
  • Merges native CPU and 8 HDX CPU cores for maximum performance
  • Monitor and record through AAX DSP plugins near-zero latency
  • Includes 115 AAX DSP plugs from the Avid Complete Collection
  • Software package with virtual instruments and hardware emulations from UVI, Native Instruments, McDSP, and Plugin Alliance
  • 8 newly designed transparent mic preamps with variable impedance on inputs 5–8
  • Flexible I/O including 4 headphone outputs, 8 line inputs and outputs, 16 channels of digital I/O over ADAT, and word clock I/O
  • AVB connection offers vanishingly low latency and 32-bit float precision audio streaming

Type: Pro Tools Hybrid Interface

Computer Connectivity: Ethernet

Form Factor: Rackmount

Simultaneous I/O: 25 x 34

Number of Preamps: 8 x mic, 2 x instrument

Phantom Power: Yes

A/D Resolution: 32-bit/192kHz

Analog Inputs: 2 x 1/4″ TS (Hi-Z), 8 x XLR-1/4″ combo (mic/line), 1 x DB-25 (line)

Analog Outputs: 1 x DB-25 (line), 2 x 1/4″ TRS (monitor)

Digital Inputs: 2 x Optical Toslink (ADAT)

Digital Outputs: 2 x Optical Toslink (ADAT)

Headphones: 4 x 1/4″ TRS

Data I/O: 2 x Ethernet (Carbon AVB)

Clock I/O: In/Out

Other I/O: 1 x 1/4″ (remote footswitch)

Software: Pro Tools 1-year Subscription or Renewal, Avid Complete Plug-in Bundle

OS Requirements – Mac: macOS 10.15.7 or later

Rack Spaces: 1U

Power Supply: Standard IEC AC cable

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