Avid has announced an audio interface to empower individual artists, bands and producers using Pro Tools | Carbon or third-party audio interfaces to easily expand their studio setups to capture every sonic detail of large tracking sessions.

Pro Tools | Carbon Pre is a pristine multi-mic pre interface that enables the highest-quality audio at 32-bit resolution to maximize dynamic range from input to output across the entire audio production workflow.

“The Pro Tools | Carbon system eliminates the barriers and tedious tasks that detract from productivity and creativity to enable artists and musicians to focus on capturing great performances and mixes,” said Francois Quereuil, Vice President, Product Management for Audio and Music Solutions, Avid.

“Pro Tools | Carbon Pre is a high-quality I/O expansion option for users who need to record full bands. Pro Tools Carbon Pre delivers the flexibility of additional mic/line inputs and outputs to enable brilliant sound quality on every track while leveraging the system’s Hybrid Engine, with complete remote control, and recall capabilities that are fully integrated with Pro Tools.”

Matching the audio performance of Avid’s groundbreaking Pro Tools | Carbon interface, Pro Tools | Carbon Pre enables users to expand their system with 24 channels of world-class mic/line preamps and line outputs. This allows users to capture large tracking sessions and multi-mic live recordings delivering impeccable sound quality from capture to output.

In addition, Pro Tools Carbon’s extremely low-noise mic preamps have variable impedance, which lets users subtly change the tone of their mics, so they can be confident of capturing every sonic detail in the studio.

Pro Tools | Carbon Pre will be available later this month through resellers, starting at $2,999 USD.

More information: Avid