Exhibiting at the ongoing AES 2022 Convention at the Javits Center in New York City, Avid (booth 155) announced the introduction of the new Pro Tools | Carbon Pre multi-mic pre interface that’s designed to enable high-quality audio at 32-bit resolution to maximize dynamic range from input to output across audio production workflows.
“The Pro Tools | Carbon system eliminates the barriers and tedious tasks that detract from productivity and creativity to enable artists and musicians to focus on capturing great performances and mixes,” said Francois Quereuil, vice president, product management for Audio and Music Solutions, Avid. “Pro Tools | Carbon Pre is a high-quality I/O expansion option for users who need to record full bands. Pro Tools Carbon Pre delivers the flexibility of additional mic/line inputs and outputs to enable brilliant sound quality on every track while leveraging the system’s Hybrid Engine, with complete remote control, and recall capabilities that are fully integrated with Pro Tools.”
Pro Tools | Carbon Pre enables users to expand their system with 24 channels of mic/line preamps and line outputs to capture large tracking sessions and multi-mic live recordings. The low-noise mic preamps have variable impedance, which lets users subtly change the tone of their mics.
Existing Pro Tools | HD systems needing more mic preamps can leverage Pro Tools | Carbon Pre as an eight-channel ADAT preamp expansion unit to scale up I/O. Users can control up to nine Pro Tools | Carbon Pre units in a Pro Tools | HD system while also tapping into the Pro Tools Hybrid Engine for low-latency input processing. It also uses stacked AD converters on each input as well as double-precision clocking.
New Pro Tools | Carbon Pre will be available later this month through resellers starting at $2,999 USD. Go here for more specifics.
Also at the AES show, Avid is showcasing the new MBOX Studio that’s designed to bring professional recording power to personal studios with a omprehensive desktop interface ever made. In addition, the company is demonstrating the latest version of Pro Tools featuring integrated Celemony Melodyne software via ARA 2 (Audio Random Access) for quicker vocal tuning and creating harmonies, re-voicing instruments, fixing rhythm timing, and more.