- Achieve maximum Pro Tools performance with a hybrid system that harnesses onboard HDX DSP and native CPU power
- Record flawlessly through AAX DSP plugins in real time, enabling you to create polished cue mixes and track with zero audible latency
- Toggle any track from native to DSP processing mode, freeing up your CPU cores to handle virtual instruments and more creative mixing
- Capture every performance detail with up to 32-bit/192 kHz audio conversion, double precision clocking, and our most transparent mic preamp design ever
- Create, record, edit, and mix professional-quality music with
- Pro Tools, thousands of instrument sounds, and studio-staple effects and sound processors
- Expand your sonic possibilities with a special pack of premium plugins from Arturia McDSP, Plugin Alliance, UVI, Native Instruments, and more
- Get all the I/O you need to record an entire band, with 25 x 34 simultaneous channels, including four headphone outs
- Optimize or change up the tone of your mics, guitars, and basses with Variable Z inputs
Built to capture brilliance
For artists, bands, and producers, Pro Tools | Carbon is a new breed of audio interface—built to capture brilliance. It’s a hybrid audio production system that features incredible sound quality and combines the power of your native CPU with onboard HDX DSP acceleration. So you can push your computer to the limit when you mix and record through AAX DSP plugins with near-zero latency monitoring. All at the touch of a button. All in Pro Tools.
DSP AND NATIVE. THE BEST IN BOTH WORLDS.
With the Hybrid Engine under its hood, Carbon maximizes Pro Tools performance, letting you say goodbye to distracting third-party apps. Because every AAX DSP plugin has a native counterpart, you can move seamlessly between worlds at the touch a button. Put a track in DSP Mode for recording, and Carbon accelerates real-time AAX DSP plugins, while your CPU plays back the rest of your mix. Bring the track back to native mode for mixing, and Pro Tools automatically takes care of the technical tasks for you.
AAX. ARCHITECTED TO GO BEYOND.
Unmatched dynamic range. 64-bit float double precision processing. When it comes to shaping and enhancing sounds, the AAX plugin architecture lets you take your music further. It’s the only plugin architecture with true hybrid capability. And it’s designed to deliver the same impeccable sound quality in both native and HDX DSP domains. That means you can disconnect Carbon and take your mix on the road or collaborate with others who don’t have the interface.
HDX DSP ACCELERATION. MADE TO REMOVE BARRIERS.
With a custom-designed FPGA and eight HDX DSPs at its core, Carbon
is a powerhouse. The FPGA routes audio blazingly fast—one sample at a time—with near-zero latency, while the HDX DSPs handle real-time plugin processing, performing at an amazing 22.4 billion operations per second. So, no matter how big your session gets, or how many plugins you use in it, you can always record with sub-1 ms latency monitoring. And it frees up your CPU cores for virtual instruments and more creative mixing.
CONVERTERS. CLEAN AND TRUE.
The best sound quality begins with exceptional audio converters.
We went the extra mile designing ours with four ADCs per channel, providing a remarkable 126 dB dynamic range. From input, to the HDX DSPs, and into Pro Tools, the entire gain structure works at uniform 32-bit precision, providing more headroom without any signal degradation. The result? You can capture clean, natural sounding audio. Every time you record.
MIC PREAMPS. MUSICAL AND TRANSPARENT.
With a padless design, incredible 126 dB dynamic range, and support for 32-bit/192 kHz audio conversion, Carbon features the most pristine preamps we’ve ever made. Capture performances without coloration. Bypass any preamp to use your own outboard gear. And with Variable Z built in, you can adjust input impedance to optimize or alter the tone of any microphone or instrument—from dynamic and ribbon mics, to guitar and bass.
CLOCKING. TWICE AS ACCURATE.
Precision clocking is crucial for distortionless, artifact- free audio. That’s why we designed a double resolution implementation of the patented JetPLLTM jitter elimination technology that runs twice as fast as typical JetPLL-based clocks for better sound and separation. And it’s twice as accurate, with extraordinarily low jitter, ensuring high-fidelity capture and playback.
All the I/O you need
CONNECTIONS. FOR 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, its super-fast, high- bandwidth Ethernet connection not only preserves the highest possible sound quality from input to output, it’s designed to support future workflow enhancements too.
- Pro Tools | Carbon Audio Interface
Pro Tools software
- 1-year subscription with a Pro Tools perpetual parachute*
- 115 AAX plugins (over 70 AAX DSP plugins), including UVI Falcon, the Avid Complete Plugin Bundle, and HEAT
- 5.4 GB sound library
- Standard support
Additional premium plugins included
- Arturia Rev PLATE-140
- Brainworx bx_console N
- Brainworx bx_rockrack
- Brainworx bx_masterdesk
- Brainworx Purple Audio MC77
- Embody Immerse Virtual Studio
- McDSP 6050 Ultimate Channel Strip HD
- Native Instruments Vintage Organs
- UVI Model D
- Power cable
- Ethernet cable
- Rackmount screws and desktop feet
- Registration card
Need more Information? Avid Pro Tools Carbon FAQ
- 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: Up to 24-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 Etherent (Carbon AVB)
- Clock I/O: In/Out
- Other I/O: 1 x 1/4" (remote footswitch)
- Software: Pro Tools 1-year Subscription, Avid Complete Plug-in Bundle
- OS Requirements - Mac: macOS 10.15.7 or later
- Rack Spaces: 1U
- Power Supply: Standard IEC AC cable
Manufacturer Part Number: 9900-74103-00
Carbon comes with a 1-year subscription to Pro Tools software, which includes access to the Avid Complete Plugin Bundle, HEAT, UVI Falcon 2, a 5.4 GB sound library, and Standard support, renewable annually. If you choose not to renew your subscription, your Pro Tools license includes a “perpetual parachute” that allows you to continue using Pro Tools at the last version you downloaded (it won’t ever expire) along with a core set of plugins. Please note that you will need to renew your subscription if you’d like to continue receiving access to the latest Pro Tools updates and all bundled items noted above.
Pop your iPad in Avid's Pro Tools Dock and gain control of your DAW with transport buttons, touchstrips, soft keys, an aluminum jog wheel and channel fader.
Pro Tools Dock is based on the advanced touchscreen workflows of the award-winning Pro Tools S6 and hybrid touchscreen/hardware control of the bestselling Artist Control surface. Working together with your own iPad running the free Pro Tools Control iOS app, Pro Tools Dock provides intelligent, customizable, and versatile studio control -- all from a single portable and affordable ergonomic surface. Navigate large projects quickly and access any track instantly on the iPad touchscreen. Work with your favorite EUCON-enabled DAWs and video editing tools, including Pro Tools, Media Composer, Logic Pro X, Cubase, and Nuendo. And get the tactile precision you need to focus on your mix with your ears -- not your eyes -- to create better sounding mixes faster. And when paired with Pro Tools S3, you gain new timesaving touch workflows, the ability to navigate large sessions more easily, and customizable control. It's ideal for mixing music and post projects in smaller spaces -- and smaller budgets.
Get extensive touchscreen control
Pro Tools Dock easily connects with your own iPad and Avid's free Pro Tools Control iOS app, providing intelligent control of your audio and video projects. The app offers a host of touch controls and visual feedback to speed up your efficiency. Plus, you can navigate huge sessions with speed and ease using the Universe Scroller. And bring the channels you're looking for quickly to the surface through color-coded tiles in Tracks view.
Enhance your existing workflow with EUCON
Why change the tools you love when choosing a control surface? Pro Tools Dock respects the choices you make. That's because it features EUCON, a high-speed Ethernet-based technology that enables the hardware to communicate directly with EUCON-enabled applications. That means you can work on a Pro Tools project, then switch to Logic Pro X, Cubase, Media Composer, and other audio and video software -- in sequence or in parallel -- in seconds.
Get deep Pro Tools integration
When paired with Pro Tools, the Dock becomes an extension of your software. Access hundreds of key commands, shortcuts, and UI elements without clicking a mouse. Record, edit, mix, and automate tracks right from the surface. Adjust EQ, dynamics, plug-ins, and other parameters. Get dedicated access to advanced automation modes. And create custom Soft Keys to perform practically any Pro Tools function, or recall layouts to the surface, with a single button press.
Bring enhanced touch workflows to Pro Tools S3
Pair Pro Tools Dock with a Pro Tools S3 control surface and you'll gain even more timesaving workflows. View and access any track instantly through the touchscreen. Customize and recall layouts to jump right into a track set or workflow quickly. Trigger frequently performed functions and macros with dedicated Soft Keys as you continue mixing on S3. And view tons of additional visual feedback to enhance your mixing experience.
Adjust Parameters With A Twist
The Dock provides eight push-top, touch-sensitive Soft Knobs that interact with whatever knob set you've chosen in the Pro Tools Control app. Select an EQ, plug-in, send, pan, or other item, and all parameters instantly map to the knobs for tweaking. And because you're making adjustments with physical controls, you don't have to focus on your computer screen and can instead really listen to how your adjustments impact your mix.
Speed Up Tasks with Soft Keys
You can click-click-click your way through frequently performed editing and mixing tasks. Or you can assign the 16 Soft Keys to do the dirty work for you. Trigger menu commands and other software functions and recall layouts at the press of a button. Or adapt the Dock to your unique workflow by programming macros to perform more complex tasks.
Navigate Your Project Your Way
Quickly access any channel in Tracks or Universe view -- no matter how huge the session. Get full transport controls, plus an alternate Shift layer to access commands such as back + play and pre/post roll on or off. Use the assignable weighted jog wheel and right-side switches to jog, shuttle, zoom, bank, switch workstations, and more. And scroll through projects or perform custom tasks with the two programmable Touch strips.
Get Your Hands On Important Channels
You can work with multiple tracks in Pro Tools Control. But when you need to focus on a specific track--or want more tactile precision--a single "attention" channel awaits. Select any track from the touchscreen and the channel maps directly to the Dock's surface controls. Adjust levels with the touch-sensitive, motorized fader. Select, record-enable, solo, and mute the track. And keep an eye on your levels with the 10-segment meter.
Automate Tracks with Ease
With 12 dedicated automation switches, you can toggle modes and write automation directly from the surface.
*Apple iPad Not Included with this Bundle.*
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