Comes with Pro Tools 8.
With an extensive range of audio and MIDI I/O, high-definition audio resolution, the creativity and speed of industry-standard Pro Tools® software, FireWire connectivity, and a big, comprehensive bundle of powerful software included free, 003™ Factory enables you to attain the same high audio production quality as commercial facilities in your own personal or project studio.
Get powerful hands-on control of your Pro Tools LE® sessions through its integrated control surface and take advantage of the plethora of I/O to connect and monitor your studio gear. Its portable size gives you the freedom to take a professional Pro Tools system anywhere your creative skills are needed — or inspired. And with over 80 powerful plug-ins, virtual instruments, compatible applications, and artist promotion services included, you have everything you need (and then some) to compose, perform, record, edit, mix, and master audio for music and desktop post production projects — with truly professional results.
The Hub of Your Personal Studio
003 (the hardware component of the 003 Factory package) offers an extensive array of analog and digital audio and MIDI I/O, making it the ideal hub of any home or project studio, or a powerful complement to an existing setup. You can connect just about any instrument and device found in your studio to 003. Plug in your guitar or bass for direct recording, connect line-level instruments such as synths or samplers, or capture sound from any source though a connected microphone — the interface’s premium mic preamps deliver the utmost sound clarity. And with its studio-grade 24-bit/96 kHz audio resolution, you can expect stunning, high-definition sound every time.
In addition, 003 provides the I/O you need to connect your MIDI gear, optical devices (such as ADAT), and S/PDIF digital equipment, and also features BNC Word Clock I/O to sync 003 to other external devices in your studio. It can also function in standalone MIDI mode, allowing you to integrate it into your MIDI setup sans computer. Plus, its FireWire connectivity ensures high-speed data transfers between 003 and your Windows- or Mac-based computer system — just plug 003 in and it’s ready to go.
Mix with Your Hands — Not the Mouse
With its touch-sensitive, motorized faders and motion-sensitive encoders, knobs, and switches, 003 gives you direct hands-on access to the power of Pro Tools, enabling you to control multiple aspects of your mix with much more speed and accuracy than mixing with a mouse alone. Ride a bank of faders to mix track volumes collectively, move instruments across the stereo field simultaneously, or mute multiple tracks all at once without having to point and click variables within the Pro Tools software interface one… at… a… time.
With 003 you can easily control recording and playback, mute or solo tracks, grab control of track volumes, pan tracks, assign sends, insert plug-ins and tweak parameters, assign and write mix automation, scrub video, and more right from the control surface — every move you make on 003 directly affects the parameters within your Pro Tools session and vice-versa. And since 003 allows you to control your mix with your hands instead of relying on your computer screen, you can close your eyes and concentrate on using your most significant mixing tool — your ears.
003 also provides essential visual feedback through its LCD display and plethora of LED indicators on the control surface so you can see how and what you’re affecting in your session. Keep an eye on your audio levels on the control surface instead of looking away at a screen as you adjust volume or gain thanks to a bank of 5-segment LEDs that function as volume/gain meters. The same LEDs also double as automation status indicators, letting you know — at a glance — which write mode is enabled on each track when you’re automating mixes.
Listen with Options
003 features multiple options for monitoring your sessions as well as other external devices. Dedicated stereo studio monitor outputs allow you to always have reference monitors connected without sacrificing audio outputs, while a stereo pair of alternate control room outputs let you hook up a second set of speakers to allow easy switching between two studio monitor sources. Two headphone outputs, each with its own level control, enable you to run two discrete monitor headphone mixes separately from your main mix. And an alternate source input allows you to monitor signals from a connected external device.
Everything You Need — Plus More
003 Factory comes with Digidesign’s biggest, most powerful and comprehensive software bundle yet, providing everything you need to create music, perform a composition, record audio, sequence MIDI, edit sounds, fix problems, mix tracks, enhance audio, master projects, and promote your creations. At the core is award-winning Pro Tools LE software, which offers the ultimate in recording, editing, and mixing power and flexibility. And to help you get started, the indispensable Pro Tools Method One™ instructional DVD teaches you Pro Tools system essentials, from setting up sessions and recording audio to editing MIDI, working with loops and plug-ins, automating mixes, and more.
In addition, 003 Factory comes bundled with over 80 signal-processing and effects plug-ins, amazing virtual instruments, professional sound libraries, creativity-inspiring compatible applications, and special artist promotion services. The software bundle includes seven powerful Bomb Factory plug-ins, 39 essential DigiRack™ plug-ins, the premium Pro Tools Ignition Pack 2 Pro bundle, and a high-end Factory bundle of professional plug-ins.
No instrument? No problem! 003 Factory includes a range of versatile audio applications, sound libraries, and virtual instruments that work with Pro Tools to compose music or to simply play — no real instrument (or musical knowledge) required. It also provides a hefty treasure trove of powerful effects and signal-processing plug-ins to enhance and perfect your mixes with truly professional results. Create optimal balance, correct pitch problems, dial up the perfect guitar tone, fix timing, boost the sonic qualities of an instrument, warm up your mixes, and more.