dear all If you are thinking of buying this and using it with protools 9 or 8, I strongly suggest you don't. Please see PT 9.01 Update IS OUT... and the freakin 003 console freeze issue is STILL NOT FIXED - Avid Audio Forums This issue has been ongoing for 6 months (the digi 003 control surface freezes and become unusable) and NOTHING has been done about it by Avid. With protools 8 you will be ok as far as you don't install the cs3 update (which introduces the issue). The 003 does simply not work with protools 9 for a lot of people. Don't risk to be one of them. I don't want other people to go through what me and dozens of users are experiencing. We have been totally let down by Avid. A black shame.