For the past two decades, Avid has been synonymous with excellence in non-linear editing, initially in the video area. Since acquiring Digidesign, Avid has expanded it’s market to include all levels of professional audio recording with the industry standard Pro Tools recording software and hardware.
Whether you work with music or sound for picture, HD I/O gives you professional-grade audio quality, high performance conversion, and the flexibility to integrate with a variety analog and digital gear, so you can quickly adapt the interface to meet whatever need comes your way.
A sonic improvement over its audio interface predecessors, HD I/O features premium A/D and D/A conversion, so you can achieve higher audio fidelity, extensive dynamic range, super-low jitter, and the absolute lowest possible latency in your sessions. With certain configurations, you also get built-in sample rate conversion and a soft clip feature for worry-free recording. And using Curv, a new built-in soft-knee limiter that catches even the fastest transients, you can track hotter signals and smooth out inconsistent levels from incoming sources.
HD I/O comes in three configurations, so you can choose the interface that best suits your connection needs. What’s more, you can expand your analog or digital I/O by simply installing an HD I/O option card into any empty bay (HD I/O 16x16 Analog cannot be expanded, as all four bays are occupied).
HD I/O 16x16 Digital
The ultimate choice for post-production studios, and ideal if you need to interface with a digital mixer, dubber, or other digital infrastructure, and want the option to expand the I/O.
HD I/O and all other Pro Tools HD Series interfaces completely integrate with Pro Tools|HD, so you get maximum performance, dependability, and control of your inputs, outputs, and routing right from your Pro Tools software interface. You’ll also get higher production quality and greater workflow flexibility than with previous Pro Tools interfaces. And if you want to use your interface with Pro Tools|HD and other DAW software, you can do that too, as all Pro Tools|HD systems support Core Audio and ASIO drivers.
|HD I/O—16x16 DIGITAL|
|AES/EBU I/O||16 + 2|
|AES single-wire (192 kHz)||Yes|
|S/PDIF I/O||1 In + 1 Out (coax or optical)|
|ADAT I/O||16 + 8|
|S/MUX||S/MUX II and IV|
|SRC||16 channels (digital cards)|
|Word Clock I/O||1 In + 1 Out|
|Loop Sync I/O||1 In + 1 Out|
|Digital interface||DigiLink Mini|
|Dynamic range ADC||N/A|
|Dynamic range DAC||N/A|
|Frequency response ADC||N/A|
|Frequency response DAC||N/A|
|Expansion||2 empty bays|
|Metering||32 4-segment LEDs|