AVID Pro Tools | Carbon

Audio Interface


£2,895.00 Price excludes VAT

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Pro Tools | Carbon is a powerful brand-new interface from Avid the industry leader in professional music production technology. It’s a hybrid audio production system that features incredible sound quality and combines the power of your native CPU with onboard HDX DSP acceleration. The Hybrid Engine enables power and speed for sub 1-ms latency when tracking even with pushing your computer to the limit.

Carbon maximizes Pro Tools performance with the all new Hybrid Engine. Every AAX DSP plugin has a native counterpart, allowing users to move seamlessly between each with a touch of a button. Put a track in DSP Mode for recording, and Carbon accelerates real-time AAX DSP plugins, while your CPU plays back the rest of your mix. Bring the track back to native mode for mixing, and Pro Tools automatically takes care of the technical tasks for you.

The best sound quality begins with exceptional audio converters.
Avid designed Carbon’s converters with four ADCs per channel, providing a 126 dB dynamic range. From input, to the HDX DSPs, and into Pro Tools, the entire gain structure works at uniform 32-bit precision, providing more headroom without any signal degradation. This allows users to capture clean, natural sound audio.

With a custom-designed FPGA and eight HDX DSPs at its core, Carbon is a powerhouse. The FPGA routes audio fast—one sample at a time—with near-zero latency, while the HDX DSPs handle real-time plugin processing, performing at 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.

Key Features

Onboard DSP engine

Get the very same DSP acceleration as Avid’s high-end HDX Systems with 8x onboard HDX DSP Chips.

Ultra-low sub 1ms latency

With HDX DSP and the Hybrid Engine you can record with effectively zero latency. All at the touch of a button. All in Pro Tools.

Made for Pro Tools

Seamless integration in Pro Tools, users can take a session to any other Pro Tools system, regardless of hardware.

Variable Z Impedance

Included on 2x ¼-inch TS and 4x Combo mic/line inputs.

8 x Mic/Line inputs

High Quality Mic Preamps feed into excellent A/D converters for superior sonic performance.

16 channels of ADAT optical I/O

Expand beyond the included on-board Analogue I/O using external converters or outboard gear with 16 channels at 48kHz.

4 x Independent stereo headphone outputs

Included on the front panel for easy access, and completely independently configurable.

Comprehensive monitoring control

A Built-in monitoring section includes TB Switching for 4x independent cue mixes, on top of control room speaker switching and control.

Built in Talkback

Directly on the front panel is a dedicated Talkback mic – fully assignable to the 4x independent cue mixes.

Operates at up to 192kHz resolution

Carbon supports multiple sample rates from 44.1kHz up to 192kHz for superior fidelity.

32Bit internal infrastructure

32-bit gain structure from input, to HDX, DSPs, to Pro Tools lets you capture every detail when you record.

70+ AAX DSP Plugins get you started

Included premium plugins from valued partners. With Hybrid DSP/Native design, these work seamlessly all in Pro Tools, even without Carbon connected.

Double Precision JetPLL clocking & Filtering

Precision clocking is crucial for distortionless, artefact-free audio. Twice as accurate, with extraordinarily low jitter, ensuring high-fidelity capture and playback.

Simple Ethernet connection

Connect to your Thunderbolt Equipped Mac using AVB over a Simple Ethernet Connection

Front Panel

Back Panel

What’s Included

> Pro Tools | Carbon audio interface

> Pro Tools software

  • 1- year subscription with a Pro Tools
    perpetual parachute*
  • 115 AAX plugins (over 70 AAX DSP plugins), including UVI Falcon, the Avid Complete Plugin Bundle and HEAT
  • 5.4 GB sound library
  • Standard support

> Additional premium plugins included | Valued at £1400.00 (ex. VAT)

  • Arturia Rev PLATE-140
  • Brainworx bx_console N
  • Brainworx bx_rockrack
  • Brainworx bx_masterdesk
  • Brainworx Purple Audio MC77
  • Embody Immerse Virtual Studio
  • McDSP 6050 Ultimate Channel Strip HD
  • Native Instruments Vintage Organs
  • UVI Model D
  • Heat

> Accessories

  • Power cable
  • Ethernet cable
  • Rackmount screws and desktop feet
  • Registration card

* Carbon comes with a 1-year subscription to Pro Tools Standard software, which includes access to the Avid Complete Plugin Bundle, Heat, UVI Falcon 2, a 5.4 GB sound library and Standard support, renewable annually. If you choose not to renew your subscription, your Pro Tools licence includes a ‘perpetual parachute’ that allows you to continue using Pro Tools at the last version you downloaded (it won’t ever expire) along with a core set of plugins.
Please note that you will need to renew your subscription if you’d like to continue receiving access to the latest Pro Tools updates and all bundled items noted above. To learn more, visit avid.com/carbon-faq

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