There are also two FireWire ports, and though you may read suggestions to the contrary, neither can be used for the connection of a FireWire hard drive. Digi 002, and Digi 002 Rack. While such systems may operate without problems, please understand we cannot provide support should you choose to use a non-qualified system. Switching the 002 into stand-alone mode turns it into an assignable 8:2 desk with a useful feature set. Within this area of the market, I cannot see why anyone would have serious complaints about the audio quality of the 002 Rack.
We also created and played back a 32-track Session, with around 20 effects plug-ins running. It is a software utility that will find the right driver for you - automatically. Yes, you can install both drivers. Routing audio into or out of a particular Pro Tools track is most easily achieved via the Input and Output buttons above the Pan control in each channel of the Mixer window. On the review unit, a couple of these were duller than the rest.
Description: Digidesign Digi 002 Rack Driver Installer; File Version: 8. The Monitor Outputs mirror the signal send to the headphone output and Main Outputs 1+2. I know that for many there was great frustration as it appears the Pace servers were once again inundated with the volume. In the studio, with a simple external mixer you could create a separate monitor mix for overdubbing musicians and feed it back into the Alt Source inputs, leaving the main mix untouched. In recent years, Digidesign have done their best to bring the essence of the Pro Tools environment to the project and home studio market — and one aim of the strategy has presumably been to get users started with a basic Pro Tools setup with the hope that they will upgrade to one of the more sophisticated Digidesign systems. Should you use the two extra sends for effects processing, returns would occupy some of the eight inputs.
Somebody told me that the Digi 002 console wouldn't work with Pro Tools 8. Other key features that appeared with v. To the left, this features four large Gain knobs used for inputs 1-4. However, no effects can be applied to tracks being recorded with Low Latency Monitoring, and it only works with inputs routed directly to audio tracks: audio can't pass through an Aux track first as you would to add processing during recording. If your computer has just a single FireWire port, and you want to use a FireWire hard drive, the best solution is to connect the drive to your computer and the 002 hardware to the drive's 'pass through' port. The Mono switch is an excellent touch, given how important mono compatibility still is in audio for broadcast.
The Getting Started manual is perhaps a little vague about the best sequence of daisy-chaining the 002 Rack with other Firewire devices for data pass-through — but the hint is that any Firewire drive used for audio ought to be connected directly to the host computer, so presumably the 002 Rack might have to be at the end of a chain on computers with only one Firewire port. I was able to test the new Rewire functionality using Propellerhead's Reason v2. I had received the iLok asset upon registration. I didn't realise you could have both drivers installed simultaneously which is kind of dumb on my part, now that I think about it. While representing good value for money, the Digi 002's £2000-plus price tag might be more than some potential users could bear. Not all on-screen functions can be accessed from the hardware unit, but the majority of basic tracking operations can be performed without recourse to the mouse.
An alternative to adjusting the hardware buffer is enabling Low Latency Monitoring from the Operations menu. Steinberg's Houston and Emagic's Logic Control hardware units, obviously very attractive when combined with Cubase or Logic, come readily to mind. Rack is very similar to those found along the top strip of the Digi 0. I was fortunate to already have my Pro Tools 11 bundle license on my main iLok. While representing good value for money, the Digi 0. Getting ideal use of your personal computer is centered as well as on Digidesign Digi 002, but also on a tremendous list of drivers that bond the hardware and your devices. The right-hand side is dominated by output level controls for the main outputs and a headphone output — the only jack socket on the front panel.
Aside from reduced audio track counts, one obvious limitation is the lack of surround sound support. The 002 system doesn't offer a 'monitor at source' option, to get around the latency inherent in computer-based audio systems. The 002's mic amps, which are apparently the same as those on Digidesign's recent pro eight-way preamp, the Pre, sound even better than the pretty decent ones on the 001. I received a regular supply of errors with both the supplied demo Sessions and new Sessions created from scratch. With almost all editing and mixing jobs being done in either the Edit or Mix windows, the workflow never seems to get obstructed. Now Digidesign have combined the two. U rack case, making it easily portable.
However, screen and mouse work are necessary when setting automation modes and enabling tracks for automation, as there are no dedicated automation controls. In recent years, Digidesign have done their best to bring the essence of the Pro Tools environment to the project and home studio market — and one aim of the strategy has presumably been to get users started with a basic Pro Tools setup with the hope that they will upgrade to one of the more sophisticated Digidesign systems. Nudge is a useful facility: imagine that the first 10 tracks of your Session comprise a guitar part, a lead vocal, then eight parts of backing vocals. On top comes a plug-in bundle said to be worth £1400. We missed a Save button, as in the midst of recording with the hardware and using it as our interface with the software we kept wanting to Save from it.
Perhaps the main potential inconvenience for some is the fact that all the analogue outs operate at the +4dBu professional level, so if you connect semi-pro recording gear, such as a multi-effects device operating at -10dBv, you may find that the 002 output is too hot; reducing its level should help. Although there are two FireWire ports, the 002 cannot be used in a chain between a computer and a FireWire hard drive. We've now touched upon much of the 002's control-surface furniture, with the notable exception of the group of buttons and indicators in its top right-hand corner. The onboard effects are basic but good quality; the delay maxes out at 500ms, and the reverb is limited to three basic algorithms and a compact parameter set. It would certainly make the multiple outputs of both the Digi 002 and 002 Rack desirable to a wider group of potential users. Several different parameter 'Views' help you keep tabs on your mix.