PRO TOOLS | CARBON
Audio Interface with HDX DSP
Built to Capture Brilliance
Create Without Constraint
Built to capture brilliance
For artists, bands, and producers, Pro Tools | Carbon is a new breed of audio interface—built to capture brilliance. 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.
So you can push your computer to the limit when you mix and record through AAX DSP plugins with near-zero latency monitoring. All at the touch of a button. All in Pro Tools.
Music creators (artists, bands, engineers, producers)
For artists, bands, producers, and engineers, Pro Tools | Carbon is the most inspiring audio interface we’ve ever made. This new hybrid audio production system works intelligently together with Pro Tools, putting power at your fingertips to record with AAX DSP plugins and monitor performances in real time—without any audible delay.
Pristine converters, double resolution clocking, and our most transparent mic preamp design yet ensure that every detail of every performance is captured with the utmost clarity. With plenty of headroom to fully optimize your mix. And with 25 x 34 simultaneous ins and outs, including four headphone outs to handle cue mixes, you have all the connections you need to capture the best performances, from solo artists to an entire band.
Create without constraint
With HDX DSP acceleration under its hood, Carbon has the power to keep pace with your imagination. Intelligently integrated with Pro Tools, it lets you push your CPU to the limit when working with virtual instruments and mixing. Then tap into turbocharged performance at the touch of a button to record through AAX DSP plugins in real time—with near-zero latency monitoring. Without ever leaving Pro Tools.
So, say goodbye to third-party apps and put all your focus on the music you’re making—not what you’re making it with.
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 every nuance of every performance is captured with the greatest depth, dimension, and clarity.
All you have to do is press record.
Connect the whole band
With 25 x 34 simultaneous I/O, Carbon is ready to record any session—from a solo artists to full bands. Eight pristine preamps, four headphone outputs, and 16 channels of ADAT I/O open up creative possibilities for miking, cue mixing, and expansion.
Plus, its super-fast, high-bandwidth Ethernet connection not only preserves the highest possible sound quality from input to output, it’s designed to support future workflow enhancements too.
- 8 mic preamps with Variable Z (impedance) on inputs 5–8
- 2 Variable Z instrument inputs
- Stereo monitor outputs
- 8 x 8 line I/O
- 4 headphone outputs
- 16 channels ADAT I/O
- Word Clock I/O
- 2 Ethernet ports
The future is Ethernet
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.
Create and shape sounds with premium plugins included
In addition to the 115 AAX plugins that come with Pro Tools—including the Avid Complete Plugin Bundle, HEAT, and UVI Falcon—Carbon comes with a collection of premium plugins and sounds to get you started. Produce with virtual instruments from Arturia, UVI and Native Instruments. And dial in polished sounds with premium AAX DSP dynamics, EQs, and amp simulations from McDSP and Plugin Alliance. And when you’re ready to take your sound further, there are thousands of AAX plugins and over 250 more AAX DSP plugins available.
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Avid Pro Tools | Carbon
Built to capture brilliance
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