Digidesign announces Eleven Rack

Digidesign has announced the Eleven Rack, a standalone hardware unit that combines a hyper-realistic guitar amp and effects processor with a high-quality computer recording audio interface, to create the ultimate recording and performance solution for guitar players.

The wait is over. We’re proud to introduce Eleven Rack™ — a revolutionary new guitar recording and effects processing solution designed to eliminate the challenges that guitarists have faced in the studio and on stage.

Experience the most sought-after guitar amp tones in the world — complete with all the sonic details that make playing through real amps feel like playing through real amps. Record guitar without audible latency using the included studio-standard Pro Tools® 8 software — now optimized for guitar players. Enjoy ultra-realistic convolution-based mic’d cabinet emulations, with mic placement courtesy of guitar recording expert John Cuniberti. Easily re-amplify tones without re-patching a single cable. Use it as a standalone effects processor and incorporate legendary amp and effects tones into your live rig. All of this and more is now available in a single solution, designed just for guitar players.

Digidesign Eleven Rack

Eleven Rack features

  • Eleven Rack Hardware
    • Unique True-Z auto-impedance matching guitar input.
    • Incredible emulations of classic guitar amp tones inspired by Fender®, Vox®, Marshall®, Soldano, and Mesa/Boogie® amps.
    • Refined collection of sought-after classic stompbox tones inspired by effects from MXR®, Electro-Harmonix®, Ibanez®, ProCo, Univox®, and more.
    • Powerful collection of studio-quality rackmount effects processors.
    • Convolution-based cabinet emulations deliver unprecedented realism in cabinet tones.
    • Convolution-based microphone emulations inspired by classic dynamic, condenser, and ribbon mic designs.
    • Integrated FX loop switchable to incorporate existing mono or stereo rack and stompbox effects.
    • Controllable via MIDI controllers and expression pedals.
    • Built-in tuner.
    • Tap-tempo control of time-based effects.
    • High-speed USB 2.0 connection.
    • Supports up to 8 simultaneous channels of high-resolution recording up to 24-bit/96 kHz.
    • Stereo balanced XLR outputs and dedicated 1/4” outputs.
    • XLR mic input with 48V phantom power and pad switch.
    • 2 x 1/4” line-level inputs.
    • AES/EBU and S/PDIF digital I/O.
    • Stereo 1/4” headphone jack.
    • 1 x 1 MIDI I/O.
  • Pro Tools LE Software
    • Award-winning Pro Tools LE 8 recording, editing, and mixing software — now optimized for guitar players.
    • Powerful Eleven Rack control window for creating/editing Eleven Rack rig settings right from Pro Tools software.
    • Records both dry and processed signals simultaneously, with recallable rig settings embedded into audio files.
    • Includes over 70 professional effects, including reverb, delay, chorus, distortion, flanger, phaser, reverse, EQ, and compression.
    • Powerful virtual instruments for creating backing tracks, including a drum machine, tonewheel organ, piano, synthesizer, and synth/sample workstation.
  • Virtual Instruments
    • Boom™ drum machine and sequencer.
    • DB-33 tonewheel organ emulator with rotating speaker simulation.
    • Mini Grand acoustic grand piano.
    • Vacuum monophonic vacuum tube synthesizer.
    • Xpand!®2 multitimbral synth and sample workstation.
    • Structure Free sample player.
    • FXpansion BFD Lite acoustic drum module.
  • Effects, Sound-Processing, Utility Plug-ins
    • 1-Band EQ III, 4-Band EQ III, 7-Band EQ III, AIR Chorus, AIR Distortion, AIR Dynamic Delay, AIR Enhancer, AIR Ensemble, AIR Filter Gate, AIR Flanger, AIR Frequency Shifter, AIR FuzzWah, AIR KillEQ, AIR Lo-Fi, AIR MultiChorus, AIR Multi-Delay, AIR Nonlinear Reverb, AIR Phaser, AIR Reverb, AIR Spring Reverb, AIR StereoWidth, AIR Talkbox, AIR Vintage Filter , BF76 Compressor, BF Essential Clip Remover, BF Essential Correlation Meter, BF Essential Meter Bridge, BF Essential Noise Meter, Celemony Melodyne Essential, Chorus, Click, Compressor/Limiter, D-Verb, DC Offset Removal, De-Esser, Delay, DigiReWire, Dither, Duplicate, Eleven Free, Expander/Gate, Extra Long Delay II, Flanger, Gain, Invert, Lo-Fi , Long Delay II, Maxim, Medium Delay II, Multi-Tap Delay, Normalize, Ping-Pong Delay, Pitch, Pitch Shift, POWr Dither, Recti-Fi, Reverse, SansAmp, Sci-Fi, Signal Generator, Short Delay II, Slap Delay II, Time Compression Expansion, Time Shift, TL AutoPan, TL InTune, TL MasterMeter, TL Metro, Trim, Vari-Fi.

Eleven Rack will be available worldwide in September 2009 and carries a USMSRP of $1,259 USD.

More information: Digidesign / Eleven Rack

  • adam8

    OMG! World’s most expensive fuzzbox. Headed for the closet after a couple weeks, just like every other amp modeler. LOL. I know, I’ve had my share. Now I stick to real amps and I’m much much much happier.

  • http://rekkerd.org ronnie

    Replacing the emulations of classic guitar amp tones inspired by Fender, Vox, Marshall, Soldano, and Mesa/Boogie amps will be slightly most costly. But yeah, it’s hard to beat the real thing.

    I wonder who will be interested in this product anyway. Most guitarists already have a rig, and perhaps some software like Guitar Rig, AmpliTube or Softube’s plug-ins.

    Who uses Eleven anyway?

  • Harris

    This seems like a real headscratcher to me. I’m not sure what they’ve done that’s so “groundbreaking” – especially after hearing the example files.

    Did you guys hear anything that really blew you away? It seemed like they’ve demonstrated that they can make think sounding replicas of classic sounds. Is that it? Am I being harsh?

  • skadood

    “Replacing the emulations of classic guitar amp tones…”

    I guess that’s what they want people to think, but I’ve never heard a modeler that satisfied my ear. They all sound like the amp thru hifi speakers, a shadow of the real thing. So just about any modeler will do that job, from the cheapest behringer on up. I actually like the modelers that don’t try to clone existing amps: they have their own unique sound.

    Instead of buying this modeler, I’d rather buy several floor all-in-one modelers. I could get the boss, zoom & digitech ones all for about the same price as this thing. But why bother, I don’t even want them, and I certainly don’t want the eleven rack either.

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