There is so much besides the hardware here
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The new Digidesign 003 Factory is a FireWire-based, portable Pro Tools LE audio/MIDI workstation which provides hands-on control of Pro Tools through an integrated control surface. It includes over Â£1,400/â‚¬2,400 worth of professional-grade Digidesign and Bomb Factory plug-ins, plus Pro Tools Ignition Pack 2 Pro.
It vastly improves on the 002 as a control surface for ProTools LE as well as other 3rd party programs. The 003 comes with many new features; Word Clock, Jog and Shuttle transport, MIDI Maps, the ability to directly control automation.The built in audio interface also allows it to function as an 8 in 2 out stand-alone mixer. However, most importantly it features brand new pre-amps and AD/DA converters claiming a vastly improved sound quality to the 002 series.
But you also get a huge amount of bundled software and plug-ins to keep you busy. Bundles of Software !!
The 003 Factory ships with Pro Tools LE 7.3 naturally..
Which features: 32 simultaneous audio tracks (128 virtual audio tracks), expandable to 48 tracks (with Music Production Toolkit upgrade) Fully integrated MIDI sequencing with 256 simultaneous MIDI tracks Over 50 processing plug-ins, virtual instruments, and compatible applications Support for streaming ReWire applications into Pro Tools Unique Beat Detectiveâ„¢ LE automatic groove analysis and correction tool Support for the Digidesign Control|24â„¢ and Command|8Â® control surfaces Huge selection of compatible third-party plug-ins and software options Works on Windows XP and Mac OS X computers
But that's not all the factory edition comes bundled with an arsenal of RTAS plug-ins:
- Digidesign Bomb Factory BF-3A Classic Compressor
- Digidesign Cosmonaut Voice
- Digidesign D-Fiâ„¢ bundle (Lo-Fiâ„¢, Sci-Fiâ„¢, Recti-Fiâ„¢, Vari-Fiâ„¢)
- Digidesign JOEMEEKÂ® SC2T Photo Optical Compressor
- Digidesign JOEMEEK VC5T MeequalizerÂ®
- DigidesignÂ® Maxim
- Digidesign MoogerfoogerÂ® Analog Delay
- Digidesign Moogerfooger Ring Modulator
- Digidesign SansAmp PSA-1â„¢
- Digidesign Tel-RayÂ® Variable Delay
- Digidesign VoceÂ® Spinâ„¢
- Digidesign Voce Chorus/Vibrato
- iLok USB Smart Key
Oh did I mention ?? If you aren't bored already don't forget your Ignition Pack Pro !!
- Which includes:
- Applications: Ableton Live Lite 6 Digidesign Edition, Propellerhead Software Reason Adapted 3
- Virtual Instruments: Arturia Analog Factory SE, Digidesign Xpand! by A.I.R. Digidesign Synchronic, FXpansion BFD Lite, Way Out Ware TimewARP 2600 Lite,
- Effects & Processing Plug-ins: Celemony Melodyne essential, IK Multimedia AmpliTube LE, iZotope Ozone 3 Lite, iZotope Trash Lite, iZotope Spectron Lite, Trillium Lane Labs TL EveryPhase, Trillium Lane Labs TL Utilities.
- Sound Libraries: M-Audio ProSessions SE, Big Fish Audio, Cycling â€™74, Sonic Reality, Zero-G.
- Artist Promotion Services: Broadjam.comâ€”one-year membership, GarageBand.com contest entries, Sonicbids.comâ€”one-year standard subscription
- And..Pro Tools Method One instructional DVD, Pro Tools Method One instructional DVD.
Hey I'm not through yet:
Bring your mixes alive with the DigiRackâ„¢ plug-in collection, which offers a wide variety of professional real-time and file-based effects, signal processors, and studio utilities. All Pro Tools LE systems include these 39 plug-ins.
- 1-Band EQ
- 4-Band EQ
- DC Offset Removal
- Dynamics II
- Dynamics III
- EQ II
- EQ III
- Extra-Long Delay
- Long Delay
- Medium Delay
- Mod Delay II
- Multi-Tap Delay
- Normalize-Gain Change
- Ping-Pong Delay
- Pitch Shift
- POWr Dither
- Reverse-DC Removal
- Signal Generator
- Short Delay
- Slap Delay
- Time Comp-Exp-Pitch Shift
- Time Shift
Phew, and finally:
There's some free Bomb Factory plug-ins too:
- Bomb Factory BF76 Compressor
- BF Essential Clip Remover
- BF Essential Correlation Meter
- BF Essential Meter Bridge
- BF Essential Noise Meter
- BF Essential Tuner
- Funk Logic Mastererizer
So, there you go, quite a package...but does it deliver the goods ?? Prices:
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24-Sep-07 01:41 PM
Shorn! You look spot on!
I watched the video and thoughht for a moment, is that Brad Pitt??
26-Sep-07 12:17 AM
Informative and funny.. made my day with this one :)
04-Nov-07 10:12 PM
Volts United Said...
finally a informative review. thanks
11-Aug-09 11:33 AM