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With Digi 002 Rack, Pro Tools LE software enables you to record and play back up to 32 tracks of audio at sample rates of up to 96 kHz. As soon as your audio enters Pro Tools, it enjoys a 24-bit signal path. Coming or going, the sound involved with your sessions also benefits from high-quality signal converters (A/D and D/A), ensuring the quality of your signals. Of course, Pro Tools enables you to determine the quality of your audio as needs demand — you can always determine the bit rate and sample resolution of a given session in advance. But, it's always nice to know that you have the option of high-end fidelity at your disposal.
With Digi 002 Rack, we've made mixing extremely easy. The Pro Tools LE software interface allows you to tweak every component of your mix whenever you choose. As your computer's processor transparently crunches mixing data, you guide the mixing process via the intuitive Pro Tools user interface. Digi 002 Rack and Pro Tools LE software present you with a variety of methods to control and automate your mix, all within a non-destructive, recovery-friendly environment geared toward rapid, superior results. Pro Tools LE features better mixing automation than some of the best stand-alone mixing consoles available.
Similar to its audio features and capabilities, Pro Tools LE's integrated MIDI environment gives you full control over the MIDI components of your projects. MIDI events and sequences can be manipulated as easily as audio, eliminating the need to learn yet another operational paradigm. Pro Tools LE supports the import, creation, and export of MIDI data, as well as extensive MIDI editing and manipulation capabilities. With Pro Tools 6.x software, full integration of Mac OS X's Core MIDI Services as well as MIDI Time Stamping, Groove Quantize, Restore Performance, and other enhancements offer increased flexibility and solid performance.
Pro Tools' editing capabilities are such that they have become the standard by which all competitors' efforts are judged. This phenomenon has everything to do with two factors: ease of use and magnitude of scope. Just as with Pro Tools TDM software, a single screen within the Pro Tools LE interface — the Edit Window — enables you to adjust literally every aspect of both audio and MIDI data at sample-level resolution. Trim waveforms, reprocess regions of audio, pitch-correct a compromised performance, replace drum sounds, rearrange song sections on a whim; Pro Tools' non-linear approach to editing enables you to act instantly on your decisions without having to commit to them.
Plug-ins, add-on software-based tools that work in conjunction with Pro Tools, are paramount to the effectiveness of the platform. Plug-ins facilitate and embody everything from dynamics to effects to sound design, often improving upon the hardware counterparts and equivalents that many emulate. To use plug-ins, you simply instantiate (or activate) them within the Pro Tools interface. At that point, you are free to employ presets, customize settings, and/or automate a given plug-in's activity within a mix. Unlike outboard gear, you can use your plug-ins on multiple tracks, with multiple settings.
Pro Tools LE-compatible plug-ins take two forms: RTAS and AudioSuite. RTAS (Real-Time AudioSuite) plug-ins afford you all the benefits of real-time processing and can be assigned to multiple tracks as frequently as you like within the limits of your system. AudioSuite plug-ins are non-real time, and once applied to your audio, result in the generation of a new audio file with the processing intact. Of course, you also have the option of saving your original file.
In addition to providing an ideal recording, editing, and mixing environment, Digi 002 Rack also affords you the opportunity to add the finishing touches to your projects through mastering. Editing capabilities and plug-ins used in conjunction with the Pro Tools LE software interface enable you to make the necessary fine adjustments to your final mix to achieve the perfect combination of warmth, presence, and balance. Alternatively, there are many off-the-shelf options available for producing Red Book-compatible CDs from final Pro Tools mixes.
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