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FireWire audio interface from Digidesign .

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    Digidesign Digi 002 RackPublié le 01/26/06 à 13:12
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    Buys records for demos and songs.
    I utilsie with a PC and a Mac.
    the char are allchantes ... but not everything is so rosy (yeah iben must find defects)
    I have set 8-9 but something makes me tilter again, you'll see below

    USE

    Win xp install gavante, I have had problems DAE of compatiblit ja i install the patch and several times because I avai untimely reset.
    mac osx tiger: while being under 6.4, I had to buy the FORCE update 7.0 for power utilsier the beast on osx ca ... short mamis in a supreme state of rage. fast and efficient installation otherwise.

    nonexistent manual paper.
    should read the pdf or BUY (the 3 times I think)

    config is fast and clear
    paper manual......
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    Buys records for demos and songs.
    I utilsie with a PC and a Mac.
    the char are allchantes ... but not everything is so rosy (yeah iben must find defects)
    I have set 8-9 but something makes me tilter again, you'll see below

    USE

    Win xp install gavante, I have had problems DAE of compatiblit ja i install the patch and several times because I avai untimely reset.
    mac osx tiger: while being under 6.4, I had to buy the FORCE update 7.0 for power utilsier the beast on osx ca ... short mamis in a supreme state of rage. fast and efficient installation otherwise.

    nonexistent manual paper.
    should read the pdf or BUY (the 3 times I think)

    config is fast and clear
    paper manual that is provided is of a total failure, so be ... BUY

    IMPLEMENTATION

    Drivers rather stable but it is normal for a sequencer did ... well ... anyway I have had problems DAE ...
    updated often enough, PAY, so must BUY (5th) and parfoi in updatant your OS, your protools'm not! So no choice but to BUY.
    are the MaJ can I find nothing aprticulier to 7.0, if n is a new logo, odds and ends twelve o'clock without immportance and organization of difrente menu, finally foutage of mouth.

    track number = 32 on the LE version
    latency is 7 to 12 ms here has little pret

    the FW400 is really cheap, ca saturates quickly under logic pro (or c is my cpu / hd shitting, but I'm not so sure)

    That said tle piotn c es ds mouth, is better now pa ing for her.
    protools is direct, effective on the job, and will my reconaissance.
    no fuss has cubase, no features, and translation option canister with logic!

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    J utilsie my 002 for 2 years has little pret

    then here is the big worry Hardware:
    the PREAMP are simply moldy !!!!
    the breath is well presented and pass 3/4 of the knob, BIM! c is the tsunami of breath, the Siberian storm.

    been telling a preamp for rec dynamic mic or GTR / bass, c is quite horible

    the price quality ratio is not bad, the sequencer is to bcp in my opinion.
    with experience, if I wasn inge her, I'll probably see a similar choice what presents. I know that al j esitai era between 002 and RME Fireface.
    but hey it are preferable up with working on protools when you're inge his pro OPUR reason.
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  • Digidesign Digi 002 RackPublié le 04/03/13 à 10:50
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    Purchased to replace an aging Digi 001 through use in my home / project studio. It is connected to a Mac Pro 8-core (second generation) with 12GB of RAM. Recordings are made in ProTools and a dedicated fast disk 1 TB connected internally (SATA). In most cases and for most users, the Digi 002 is fitted satisfactorily and allows recordings of excellent quality without using the additional gear. But for my part I wanted to push the possibilities a little further made especially for "critical" (voice, acoustic instruments), which is why I use external preamps (Focusrite ISA and / or Mindprint Envoice Mk I) better than those fitted to the Digi 002 and above equipped with excellent AD......
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    Purchased to replace an aging Digi 001 through use in my home / project studio. It is connected to a Mac Pro 8-core (second generation) with 12GB of RAM. Recordings are made in ProTools and a dedicated fast disk 1 TB connected internally (SATA). In most cases and for most users, the Digi 002 is fitted satisfactorily and allows recordings of excellent quality without using the additional gear. But for my part I wanted to push the possibilities a little further made especially for "critical" (voice, acoustic instruments), which is why I use external preamps (Focusrite ISA and / or Mindprint Envoice Mk I) better than those fitted to the Digi 002 and above equipped with excellent AD converters and digital output (S / PDIF and ADAT) to avoid the Digi converters which work certainly adequate but not extraordinary. Output I use a Presonus Central Station that allows me to select different plays and juggling different sources, particularly useful to avoid latency when monitoring Digi while shooting.

    UTILIZATION

    Most of the time my projects are done in ProTools (in order of updates, versions were used PTLE 7.4 PTLE 8.x, and currently PT9HD PT10HD), but I also occasionally used Logic Pro 8 and Ableton Live 8. The drivers I was never posed problems (except perhaps those of the 9HD which were a bit tricky). No worries regarding updates either, except the price asked by Avid extravagant enough to move from 8LE to 9HD (which, remember, was the first version to be able to use the HD without all have dedicated hardware), and then to the 9HD 10HD ...
    I did not do any tests to see how many tracks it is possible to reach before the machine is on his knees asking me pardon, because I do not see the interest in my case. My projects often do not exceed 24 tracks 24bits/48KHz (I'm old school), I think the most I can remember is reaching 33 tracks without the slightest concern, so far theoretical possibilities of PT10HD which are 256 tracks in 24bits/48KHz ...
    The issue of latency is however the biggest flaw of this interface is not better than other interfaces much cheaper, and for this price you can find better (eg RME). But this is a false problem in my case since I bypass using my Central Station, and it can also be solved if you use a console ... But there is also the "Low Latency Monitoring" ProTools allows to comfortably work with this interface.

    GETTING STARTED

    Trouble-free installation particular configuration clear, no incompatibility encountered manuals and more comprehensive in scope, you die! We see here that Avid / Digidesign is firmly rooted in the professional market, nothing is left to chance. Flawless on that side ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use my Digi 002 since 2006, before that I used its predecessor, the Digi 001 since 1999! My choice was on these interfaces especially because I was using ProTools studio for several years. So, I have not really tried anything else, since I wanted to use THAT ProTools and it did not turn solely on the interfaces Avid / Digidesign. This problem is more topical today because ProTools is quite capable of running on any interface, whatever its manufacturer. So I'm not sure I would do this choice today, because at the same price, you can find much better! UAD Apollo example or Apogee, RME or a ...
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  • It's good

    Digidesign Digi 002 RackPublié le 04/01/13 à 23:32
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    What characteristics have motivated your choice?
    Many inputs and outputs on the FW.

    For what purpose?
    Applying effects Recording.

    UTILIZATION

    Driver sometimes capricious. The problem is well known (see Forum Avid and others)
    Avoid standby.
    More updated driver, Avid considers the machine obsolete.
    I use 1024 sample latency under 44.1k. is 23.2ms. 50aine a track simultaneously readable.

    GETTING STARTED

    No problem.
    Buttons in facade do not look anything but devilish practice. ie "mono" and "Alt Src to Mon"

    OVERALL OPINION

    For almost a year.
    I had used these machines recording studio with ProTools (I use Ableton Live).
    For that price yes. Namely, despite its......
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    What characteristics have motivated your choice?
    Many inputs and outputs on the FW.

    For what purpose?
    Applying effects Recording.

    UTILIZATION

    Driver sometimes capricious. The problem is well known (see Forum Avid and others)
    Avoid standby.
    More updated driver, Avid considers the machine obsolete.
    I use 1024 sample latency under 44.1k. is 23.2ms. 50aine a track simultaneously readable.

    GETTING STARTED

    No problem.
    Buttons in facade do not look anything but devilish practice. ie "mono" and "Alt Src to Mon"

    OVERALL OPINION

    For almost a year.
    I had used these machines recording studio with ProTools (I use Ableton Live).
    For that price yes. Namely, despite its good quality, this equipment is aging and no longer supported (which is largely lowered its rating). Nine for the price, there are much better now (with many entries, better preamp and DSP).
    Namely: MacOS Lion, there is a problem with the driver CoreMIDI over medium noon.
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  • Instead Favorable

    Digidesign Digi 002 RackPublié le 03/15/13 à 02:26
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    as explained: 4 mics and 4 simultaneous lines.

    UTILIZATION

    Mega stable - simple.

    GETTING STARTED

    more than easy! and better than other bcp.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 10 years.
    - Converters audio / digital / audio quality questionable.
    - The preamps indisputably bad ...

    ... BUT

    - Extensive connectivity and perfectly thought for this price range (there is always a solution with 02).
    - 8 inputs - 8 outputs - and finally possibility to buy a preamp later to compensate for the lack of quality of those provided ...

    Certainly a Motu is better but I think it is much more expensive 8x8 version that Digi.

    Brief often criticized but eventually we see everywhere as......
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    as explained: 4 mics and 4 simultaneous lines.

    UTILIZATION

    Mega stable - simple.

    GETTING STARTED

    more than easy! and better than other bcp.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 10 years.
    - Converters audio / digital / audio quality questionable.
    - The preamps indisputably bad ...

    ... BUT

    - Extensive connectivity and perfectly thought for this price range (there is always a solution with 02).
    - 8 inputs - 8 outputs - and finally possibility to buy a preamp later to compensate for the lack of quality of those provided ...

    Certainly a Motu is better but I think it is much more expensive 8x8 version that Digi.

    Brief often criticized but eventually we see everywhere as very practical.
    If you are after a fade its proximity to the preamp wide open ... this is not bueno!

    It made me proud to service!
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  • Robust and reliable

    Digidesign Digi 002 RackPublié le 01/10/13 à 03:50
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    4 mic inputs
    4 line inputs
    2 ADAT
    Monitor output L / R Utilis (Jack)
    6 additional outlets in jack
    1 MIDI IN, OUT 2 midi
    Optical IN and OUT
    SPDIF IN and OUT.
    Front:
    Headphone jack, and headphone monitor volume, gain mic inputs with selectable mic or line level and a low cut.
    The level 4 line inputs is not adjustable.

    UTILIZATION

    Used on mac book, very easy to install, very stable.
    Have to play a little on the buffer size according to whether it is or mix rec.
    Slight latency with Pro Tools LE (normal considering the price).
    For the rest everything is clear, I / O configuration modular Pro Tools.

    GETTING STARTED

    I'm a bit of a quiche computer but I have......
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    4 mic inputs
    4 line inputs
    2 ADAT
    Monitor output L / R Utilis (Jack)
    6 additional outlets in jack
    1 MIDI IN, OUT 2 midi
    Optical IN and OUT
    SPDIF IN and OUT.
    Front:
    Headphone jack, and headphone monitor volume, gain mic inputs with selectable mic or line level and a low cut.
    The level 4 line inputs is not adjustable.

    UTILIZATION

    Used on mac book, very easy to install, very stable.
    Have to play a little on the buffer size according to whether it is or mix rec.
    Slight latency with Pro Tools LE (normal considering the price).
    For the rest everything is clear, I / O configuration modular Pro Tools.

    GETTING STARTED

    I'm a bit of a quiche computer but I have managed to install everything without too many problems.
    Pay attention to the internal clock if you pair a octo-in ADAT preamp.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Good machine, does the job.
    Integrated preamps are not crazy but considering the price that is normal, that is not there for that.
    Very robust, solid metal construction, solid knobs too.
    No surprise with this Bécanne if you want to work on Pro Tools with more than 4 inputs I see no better (at the same time I have not tested everything either!).
    Coupled with a octopréamp gives 16 inputs and there you can work, save the concert etc, very convenient.
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  • Passport for older versions of Pro Tools

    Digidesign Digi 002 RackPublié le 11/25/12 à 22:30
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    This is the only way to 8 inputs / outputs to run pro tools 8 on a G5 that has motivated my choice, I use an analog console with 16 tracks, and I used to record (voice, bass , guitars, synths, sound effects and mix externally), I use an external preamp, I am not using the internal preamps.

    UTILIZATION

    I am using the card only for Pro Tools.
    Firewire tends to lose the connection with the card, it happened to me only mix at a rate of once per session, I can record 8 tracks simultaneously, and I must have sessions that run over 30 tracks .

    GETTING STARTED

    Installed without a problem, very simple configuration, and no incompatibilié

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 1 year and a......
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    This is the only way to 8 inputs / outputs to run pro tools 8 on a G5 that has motivated my choice, I use an analog console with 16 tracks, and I used to record (voice, bass , guitars, synths, sound effects and mix externally), I use an external preamp, I am not using the internal preamps.

    UTILIZATION

    I am using the card only for Pro Tools.
    Firewire tends to lose the connection with the card, it happened to me only mix at a rate of once per session, I can record 8 tracks simultaneously, and I must have sessions that run over 30 tracks .

    GETTING STARTED

    Installed without a problem, very simple configuration, and no incompatibilié

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 1 year and a half, I'm working on a Pro Tools HD system at work and DIGI 002 converters that are soft and do not transcribe the feeling that I have taken, I know that the result will not the pitch when shooting, what I like most is the 2 track controls, mute and mono.
    Bypassing prémps and converters, this card can only run older versions of Pro Tools.
    I would do this choice under the constraint of an old Pro tools ...
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  • Good overall interface

    Digidesign Digi 002 RackPublié le 11/24/12 à 02:00
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    Use in a home studio to record vocals and acoustic instruments.

    UTILIZATION

    Drivers stable, good integration with most DAWS

    GETTING STARTED

    Is taken in hand very quickly, simple and effective.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I used it for 2 years and when I needed to upgrade some gear level, I found myself at Presonus (C better at all levels!).
  • The 002 Rack vs. the 002 Board

    Digidesign Digi 002 RackPublié le 09/07/12 à 20:28
    I have used both the DigiDesign 002 Rack as well as the actual console model. There are some small differences between the two. Mainly just that the rack doesn’t have the mixing sliders on it (because there is no room) but that doesn’t mean that the 002 Rack isn’t good. The great thing about this interface is that it is affordable, there are not many interfaces that are great with PC or with MAC that run on Fire wire and are made for pro tools. It is like having a real full professional studio right in your house. With the 8 channels that are balanced analog and also 8 of ADAT optical I/O you cant go wrong. On the DigiDesign 002 Rack there are 4 mic preamps with 48V phantom power,......
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    I have used both the DigiDesign 002 Rack as well as the actual console model. There are some small differences between the two. Mainly just that the rack doesn’t have the mixing sliders on it (because there is no room) but that doesn’t mean that the 002 Rack isn’t good. The great thing about this interface is that it is affordable, there are not many interfaces that are great with PC or with MAC that run on Fire wire and are made for pro tools. It is like having a real full professional studio right in your house. With the 8 channels that are balanced analog and also 8 of ADAT optical I/O you cant go wrong. On the DigiDesign 002 Rack there are 4 mic preamps with 48V phantom power, there is also some midi ports as well, I cant remember exactly how many there are though but there are well more than the average home musician needs.


    UTILIZATION

    When you purchase DigiDesign 002 Rack it will come with Pro Tools LE (if I remember correctly). Since this rack is pretty much made for Pro Tools it makes it really easy to configure and to set it up and start using it right away. If you are new to Pro Tools then that’s where the trouble will come in. Pro Tools is not easy to understand right away, it will take some time. But the DigiDesign 002 Rack will cause you no problems setting it up. The latency is almost 0 and the drivers are very stable, I don’t think I have every had any updates for it though. I used it on a Quad Core PC and also with a Mac Book.


    GETTING STARTED

    The manual isn’t the easiest thing in the world to understand, but you can get through it if you need to use it.


    OVERALL OPINION

    My favorite thing about the DigiDesign 002 rack is that its like having a major studio right in the privacy of your own home, and it’s a great tool to understand how things will work in the major studio. I do suggest getting the actual 002 Digital Mixing Console (board) over the rack though, it will come in handy later down the road.
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  • Awsome interf

    Digidesign Digi 002 RackPublié le 03/20/12 à 00:24
    I have used the DigiDesign 002 Rack in a few different studio’s and I must say that its amazing! I wish I could have this at my house! Its an amazing audio interface with all of the ins/outs you need to have a powerful session.


    UTILIZATION

    It seems pretty simple to run, they had it in pro tools in the studio that I was in. I am very familiar with pro tools so it was simple. I am not too sure if you can use it on a different DAW though. Digidesign does create other audio interfaces that can be used on several platforms though. But the whole time we were using it, we had no lag/latency. Well there is no such that as 0 latency , but you would think the DigiDesign 002 Rack had 0 latency......
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    I have used the DigiDesign 002 Rack in a few different studio’s and I must say that its amazing! I wish I could have this at my house! Its an amazing audio interface with all of the ins/outs you need to have a powerful session.


    UTILIZATION

    It seems pretty simple to run, they had it in pro tools in the studio that I was in. I am very familiar with pro tools so it was simple. I am not too sure if you can use it on a different DAW though. Digidesign does create other audio interfaces that can be used on several platforms though. But the whole time we were using it, we had no lag/latency. Well there is no such that as 0 latency , but you would think the DigiDesign 002 Rack had 0 latency with how well it worked! Probably the best interface of I have every worked on. It didn’t crash on us or anything. We had absolutely zero problems with it, for the few hours we were using it.


    GETTING STARTED

    Getting started with it wasn’t hard at all , as I said before I am really good with pro tools. But with a newbie it could be an issue getting started. But I am sure the manual will clear up any questions or concerns you might have. It does allow you to run several tracks at once, so if you are running this on a mac with a lot of ram you will be good to go! Very powerful tool right here!


    OVERALL OPINION

    Overall, I say if you can afford this unit buy it now! You probably wont find anything better on the market that can fit in your rack at home. This unit is used in major studios all across the world, and after using it I See why. No complaints at all with this one! Buy it!
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  • Great piece of hardware

    Digidesign Digi 002 RackPublié le 10/27/11 à 11:01
    Four channels, 24-bit at up to 96kHz sample rate support. Analog, digital, and MIDI capabilities with dedicated monitor and headphone outputs. The unit can supply phantom power if need be.

    I ran it into an ancient mac book and used the version of protools that came with it. Worked great.

    UTILIZATION

    This unit is (i think) discontinued, which means no more driver updates. I had no issues with the unit crashing or freezing, so no updates were needed.

    There was some latency, but the unit allows you to directly monitor the signal (with the monitor and headphone outs) which means latency is a moot point.

    I never used it with anything besides the version of protools it came with, which......
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    Four channels, 24-bit at up to 96kHz sample rate support. Analog, digital, and MIDI capabilities with dedicated monitor and headphone outputs. The unit can supply phantom power if need be.

    I ran it into an ancient mac book and used the version of protools that came with it. Worked great.

    UTILIZATION

    This unit is (i think) discontinued, which means no more driver updates. I had no issues with the unit crashing or freezing, so no updates were needed.

    There was some latency, but the unit allows you to directly monitor the signal (with the monitor and headphone outs) which means latency is a moot point.

    I never used it with anything besides the version of protools it came with, which worked flawlessly.

    It allows you to record 4 tracks simultaneously. I only ever did it with 2. I had no issues what so ever.



    GETTING STARTED

    The only issue I ever had with it was when it came to MIDI. I tried to use it to program my FCB1010, however the 002 rack wouldn't recognize it. Its was just a compatibility issue between the two units, the MIDI worked fine when it came to anything else.

    I never had a need to consult the manual, so I cannot comment.

    As for the setup, it was really simple. Simple enough that I did not need the manual.

    Everything is clearly laid out and clearly labeled, so its really easy to find and access all the functions.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Besides the lone MIDI issue there is not much to complain about, the built in mic preamps sound great, its really easy to setup and use, and its runs flawlessly.

    I used this unit on lone from a friend, and as great as it is I can't really see paying full price for it. Its an excellent unit, but not $1200 excellent. I'd much rather pickup a Makie onyx board or some other equivalent unit for half that price.
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