NAMM 2020 is here, and Avid is unveiling a slew of new offerings from Pro Tools software updates to new hardware. One of the new, coming soon offerings centers around our powerful HDX systems, making them even easier to purchase and integrate into your studio.
Pro Tools | HDX is the most powerful audio DSP–enabled system, which provides users the complete confidence to record, edit, and mix large and complex sessions without worrying about latency or the lack of processing power. Plug-ins run on dedicated DSP chips on the powerful HDX PCIe cards, connected to high quality DigiLink I/O such as the Avid Pro Tools | HD OMNI, HD MADI, or MTRX, all connected to the industry standard Pro Tools | Ultimate DAW software. These components make up the bulk of what a typical HDX system looks like.
Bringing the power of HDX to your desktop and rack
In recent years, as laptops, iMacs, Mac minis, and other non-tower computers have become more powerful, users of external PCIe cards have increasingly turned to external Thunderbolt chassis. Recognizing this and wanting to deliver a superior experience when using HDX with the most modern machines, we’ve partnered with Sonnet to deliver a custom-built Thunderbolt 3 chassis, optimized for HDX. Available in desktop and rack-mounted varieties, the new chassis bring HDX out of the shadows, where it was previously hidden away in a traditional tower computer, and give it a form factor that is sleek, portable, and exceptionally quiet. Plus, the rackmount chassis can house not only one HDX card but also a Mac mini, enabling users to configure a completely self-contained HDX system in a 1U rack space.
Everything you need in one easy bundle
But we are not stopping there. Pro Tools is more than just software—it’s a solution. To that end, Avid is announcing brand new pre-configured and now Thunderbolt 3-enabled Pro Tools, DSP, and I/O solutions. These new bundles bring the industry’s most powerful DSP- accelerated audio production system straight to your desktop or studio rack and include everything you need for a complete Pro Tools | HDX system in an easily connected, cost-effective package. Let’s take a quick look at the bundles:
Pro Tools | HDX Thunderbolt 3 HD OMNI
Pro Tools | HDX Thunderbolt 3 chassis combined with HD OMNI delivers the essentials for music or post-production and is ideal for anyone that need top sound quality in a convenient 1U form factor. Track with two pristine mic preamps and mix and monitor from stereo to 7.1 surround. Route audio independently from Pro Tools or even without turning on your computer with the 14-input persistent monitor mixer. Choose the Pro Tools | HDX Thunderbolt 3 Desktop Chassis if you are using a MacBook Pro, iMac, or other Thunderbolt-equipped Windows PC. Or install a Mac Mini alongside HDX in the rackmount chassis and configure a completely self-contained HDX system.
Pro Tools | HDX Thunderbolt 3 MTRX Studio
Pro Tools | HDX Thunderbolt 3 chassis with MTRX Studio is the ultimate studio centerpiece for either music or audio post–production environments. Get flexible routing and the ability to monitor 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos. Interface with the Dante network with 64 channels of audio over IP. Streamline your studio and connect all your gear to a single 1U MTRX Studio. Choose the Pro Tools | HDX Thunderbolt 3 Desktop Chassis if you are using a MacBook Pro, iMac, or other Thunderbolt-equipped Windows PC. Or install a Mac Mini alongside HDX in the rackmount chassis and configure a completely self-contained HDX system.
|Pro Tools | HDX Thunderbolt 3 HD OMNI Desktop & Rack-mount Chassis||$7,999 USD MSRP|
|Pro Tools | HDX Thunderbolt 3 MTRX Studio Desktop & Rack-mount Chassis||$9,999 USD MSRP|
|Pro Tools | HDX Thunderbolt 3 Desktop Chassis||$499 USD MSRP|
|Pro Tools | HDX Thunderbolt 3 Rackmount Chassis||$699 USD MSRP|
These bundles will be available as either a desktop or rackmount form factor and will ship with Pro Tools | Ultimate. Stop by the Avid booth at NAMM 2020 to see these gorgeous new additions to the Avid audio family. Visit Avid.com to read more about the new Pro Tools | HDX Thunderbolt 3 chassis as well as the new pre-configured bundles. And finally sign up to get notified when they become available.