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IBC 2012: Avid announces new Pro Tools|HD Native Thunderbolt interface

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IBC 2012: Avid announces new Pro Tools|HD Native Thunderbolt interface

A bolt from the blue

The Pro Tools|HD Native Thunderbolt interface is designed to deliver the lowest latency and the highest sound quality of any host based audio workstation for Thunderbolt technology equipped CPUs.

Interface to support new standards and offer enhanced flexibility

Avid has today (Friday September 7th) announced its new Pro Tools|HD Native Thunderbolt interface, designed to deliver the lowest latency and the highest sound quality of any host based audio workstation for Thunderbolt technology equipped CPUs.

The Pro Tools|HD Native Thunderbolt interface aims to bring the Pro Tools HD toolset and the conversion of the Pro Tools HD Series interfaces to a wider group of customers who use a laptop or other computer with Thunderbolt technology.

With its implemented Thunderbolt connectivity, the Pro Tools|HD Native Thunderbolt interface is designed to offer producers, engineers, and mixers the same qualities found in the Pro Tools|HD Native system in a mobile-based hardware solution, while connecting with Pro Tools HD Series interfaces (such as HD OMNI and HD I/O) for capturing and monitoring audio. Furthermore, users are now able to monitor mixes via the interface’s built-in headphone output, which provides sufficient power to drive headphones with high impedance loads.

“Pro Tools|HD Native makes it easy for professionals to get top quality sound and performance in an affordable, host-based solution,” commented Chris Gahagan, senior vice president of products at Avid. “With Avid’s new solution, pros now can choose from two Pro Tools|HD Native designs: the new Thunderbolt interface for Thunderbolt-equipped laptop and desktop computers, or the original PCIe card.”

Pro Tools|HD Native is sold as a system that includes a choice of HD Native core -Thunderbolt interface or PCIe card - Pro Tools HD software, and a choice of Pro Tools HD Series audio interface. System prices are the same for both core systems. Meanwhile, customers who own a Digi 002, 003, or Mbox Pro can trade in their hardware towards a new Pro Tools|HD Native system and make a saving.

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System prices are as follows:

•    Pro Tools|HD Native (Thunderbolt interface or PCIe card), Pro Tools HD software, and HD OMNI system: £3,299
•    Pro Tools|HD Native (Thunderbolt interface or PCIe card), Pro Tools HD software, and HD I/O system: starts at £3,999
•    Digi 002, Digi 003, or Mbox Pro exchange to Pro Tools|HD Native (Thunderbolt interface or PCIe card), Pro Tools HD software, and HD OMNI: £2,599

For more information visit: www.avid.com/US/products/Pro-Tools-HD-Native

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