Digidesign Digi 002 Rack
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Digidesign Digi 002 Rack

Digi 002 Rack, FireWire audio interface from Digidesign.

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ejendres 10/27/2011

Digidesign Digi 002 Rack : ejendres's user review

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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.