Digidesign Offers Two Hardware Exchange Programs for Pro Tools

Digidesign has announced two new hardware exchange programs that allow owners of previous Pro Tools systems (and even some of their competitors) to trade-in their hardware for newer models at substantial discounts. Owners of qualifying hardware can now upgrade to the Digi 002, Digi 002 Rack, or Control|24. According to Digi, the two new exchange programs are as follows:

Digi 002/Digi 002 Rack Hardware Exchange Program

Registered owners of Digi 001, Mbox, and Digi Toolbox/Audiomedia III can now upgrade to Digi 002 or Digi 002 Rack and save up to $900 off the list prices.

Digi 002 and Digi 002 Rack are 96 kHz-capable, FireWire-based, and feature eight channels of analog I/O (with four mic pres), ten channels of digital I/O, and built-in MIDI I/O. Additionally, the Digi 002 includes an integrated control surface with eight touch-sensitive motorized faders and eight motion-sensitive rotary encoders. The Digi 002 Rack includes the same I/O capabilities as Digi 002, but in a 2U enclosure without the control surface. Both systems include the latest version of Pro Tools LE software for Windows XP and Mac OS X.

Pricing: Exchange a Digi 001 for a Digi 002 for only $1,595 US (a savings of $900). Exchange a Digi 001 for a Digi 002 Rack for only $795 US (a savings of $500). Exchange an Mbox or Digi Toolbox for a Digi 002 for only $1,795 US (a savings of $700). Exchange an Mbox or Digi Toolbox for a Digi 002 Rack for only $895 US (a savings of $400).

Control|24 Hardware Exchange Program

Owners of qualifying control surfaces and mixers can now upgrade up to Control|24, an integrated front end for Pro Tools TDM and LE systems, for only $5,495 US (a savings of $2,500 US).

The result of a Digidesign and Focusrite partnership, Control|24 shatters everything in its price range in terms of quality and performance. Control|24 features an ergonomic control surface that includes 24 touch-sensitive and motorized faders, 16 Focusrite Class A mic pres, 5.1 surround capabilities, Ethernet connection, and compatibility with both Pro Tools TDM- and LE-based systems (except Digi 002). The control surface provides hands-on access to and control of Pro Tools recording, routing, mixing, and editing parameters. Control|24 transforms even the most complex sequence of functions into a series of intuitive movements, substantially enhancing the speed of working with Pro Tools.

Eligible products for exchange to Control|24 include select control surfaces by JL Cooper, Mackie, Radikal Technologies and Steinberg; select digital mixers by Mackie, Panasonic/Ramsa, Roland, Spirit/Soundcraft, Tascam, and Yamaha; and select analog mixers by Soundcraft, Spirit, and Mackie.

For a complete list of qualifying products and details on how to participate in the exchange programs, visit Digidesign?s Web site at www.digidesign.com.