Earlier this year Digidesign released their Digi002 which combined a ProTools audio interface (18 channels of I/0) with a motorized control surface. We have just found out that a rack version is to be released shortly. This 2U rack interface is compatible only with MacOS 10.2.5 (and up) and provides 18 channels of I/O and 2 MIDI out ports. Protools LE v6 is obviously included with Digi002 Rack.
Features: FireWire connectivity (no PCI card required) 8 analog inputs 8 analog outputs 4 mic pres with individual gain and high-pass filter; 48V phantom power enabled on channel pairs 8 channels of ADAT optical I/O 2 channels of S/PDIF I/O Outputs 1 & 2 mirrored on 1/4" TRS monitor output (with dedicated volume control) and RCA-based -10 dBV fixed output MIDI I/O: 1 IN port, 2 OUT ports (16 channels IN/32 channels OUT) 24-bit/96 kHz A/D and D/A converters Alternate Source Input for direct monitoring of -10 dBV audio equipment (tape players, CD players, etc.) Headphone output with dedicated volume control knob included Foot Switch input
Available End of May
Priced around 1500/$us euros
Thanks to www.macmusic.org for the story