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Pro Tools HD minus proprietary I/O

Discussion in 'Pro Tools' started by bhuvan, Mar 4, 2004.

  1. bhuvan

    bhuvan Active Member

    I've heard that the new pro tools systems won't have it compulsory to use at least one HD audio I/O.

    can any one confirm this? is this just a rumour?

    i'm planning to purchase the HD2 system and was thinking of getting the Prism ADA Dream. Now if this is true, then i'd like to run only the Prisms.

    Also - is it possible for me to run the system without the digidesign sync I/O? i was thinking of using the rosendahl nanosyncs instead.
  2. TomMaag

    TomMaag Guest

    I don't know about the PRISM...but the new apogee's can be connected directly to Pro Tools HD or mix systems.
  3. bhuvan

    bhuvan Active Member

    but for this you need to use the 192 I/O which has the expansion slot, right? is there a way that i can do the same with the 96 I/O?

    also, with new systems, will i need to use a digidesign I/O at all?
  4. Duardo

    Duardo Guest

    Prism has a card you can add to their converter that connects directly to the HD cards, and Apogee has one coming out as well. They were reverse-engineered without Digidesign's consent, so don't expect any support from them if something doesn't work, but they should work out just fine.

    You can connect them to the 96I/O via ADAT Lightpipe, but that'll limit you to 48 khz. The 192 digital I/O will give you sixteen channels with the capability of running at higher sampling rates.

  5. bhuvan

    bhuvan Active Member


    i spoke to prism sound after this and they confirmed that i can plug in directly to the HD cards minus the digi I/Os.

    also they have that DSD module which looks like an easy upgrade option for SACD recordings on Pro Tools itself.

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