The Pro Tools | Carbon is an audio interface with an hybrid engine that combines the power of you native CPU with the onboard HDX DSP acceleration, enabling you to mix and record through AAX DSP plugins with near-zero latency monitoring.
The Hybrid Engine maximizes the performance of Pro Tools by using your native CPU and HDX DSP processing at the same time. At the heart of the interface is a custom-designed, high-performance FPGA and eight HDX DSPs. The FPGA routes audio lightning fast with virtually no latency, while the HDX DSPs handle real-time plugin processing, so no matter how big your session gets or how many plugins you use in it, you can record with sub-1 ms latency. And it frees up your CPU cores for more virtual instruments and creative mixing.
In addition to the 116 AAX plugins that come with Pro Tools—which include the Avid Complete Plugin Bundle, HEAT, and UVI Falcon—Carbon comes with a collection of premium plugins and sounds from companies like UVI, Native Instruments, McDSP, Arturia and Plugin Alliance.
Every aspect of Carbon is engineered in pursuit of sonic excellence. Superior audio conversion. Double resolution clocking. And our most transparent preamp design ever. All details have been meticulously considered, so that Carbon captures every nuance with the greatest depth, dimension, and clarity. All you have to do is press record.
Carbon connects to your computer over Ethernet. Based on AVB, our version of this high-bandwidth, low-latency connection streams audio to your host system at 32-bit float precision - the first in the industry. This means you have consistently high headroom and superior audio quality throughout the system, while priming your Carbon for the future.
- 25 x 34 simultaneous I/O
- 8 mic preamps
- 4 headphone outputs
- 16 channels of ADAT I/O
- DSP acceleration with 8 HDX DSP processors
- Pro Tools perpetual software 1-year subscription included.