Pro Tools Carbon is a hybrid audio production system that features incredible sound quality and combines the power of your native CPU with onboard HDX DSP acceleration. So you can push your computer to the limit when you mix and record through AAX DSP plugins with sub-1ms latency monitoring. All at the touch of a button. No 3rd party I/O mixers. No compatibility issues. No messy workarounds. All in Pro Tools.
With a custom-designed FPGA and eight HDX DSPs, Carbon is a powerhouse. The FPGA routes audio blazingly fast—one sample at a time—with near-zero latency, while the HDX DSPs handle real-time plugin processing, performing at an amazing 22.4 billion operations per second. So, no matter how big your session gets, or how many plugins you use in it, you can always record with sub-1 ms latency monitoring. And it frees up your CPU cores for virtual instruments and more creative mixing.
With a padless design, incredible 126 dB dynamic range, and support for 32-bit/192 kHz audio conversion, Carbon features the most pristine mic preamps Avid has ever made. And with Variable Z built in, you can adjust input impedance to optimize or alter the tone of any microphone or instrument—from dynamic and ribbon mics, to guitar and bass.
With 25 x 34 simultaneous I/O, Carbon is ready to record any session—from solo artists to full bands. Eight pristine preamps, four headphone outputs with 4 separate headphone mixes, and 16 channels of ADAT I/O open up creative possibilities for miking, cue mixing, and expansion.
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. That means you’ll always have plenty of headroom throughout the system to optimize the sound quality and dynamics of your mix. And it primes Carbon for additional enhancements in the future.
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