Get pristine sound quality and clarity for your most demanding recording sessions. Pro Tools | HD I/O is a high-performance audio interface designed for Pro Tools | HD systems that enables you to capture every detail and nuance of a performance. Achieve the high fidelity, extensive dynamic range, and lowest possible latency you need for large-scale, high-profile projects. Plus, its modular design makes it easy to expand and customize the interface for your connection needs—now and in the future. And with its new lower price, getting great sound is now even easier too.
Watch your levels
With input and output metering conveniently displayed on the front panel, you can easily see what's hot, what's not, and make the necessary adjustments to achieve optimal levels.
Customize your I/O
Get all of the inputs and outputs you need to connect your entire studio. Just choose the configuration that's right for you (HD I/O 8x8x8 shown here).
Connect yourself into any post-production environment by choosing a configuration with digital I/O or adding the option. You'll have the AES/EBU, TDIF, and ADAT connections you need to integrate with a digital mixer, additional Pro Tools rigs, or other digital infrastructure.
Connect your entire studio
All HD I/O configurations include a section of additional digital I/O that enables you to connect more gear and sync and expand your system.
Hear what you've been missing
If you're familiar with our older “blue” Pro Tools | HD interfaces, your ears are in for a major treat. Experience significantly better audio fidelity, wider dynamic range, and super-low jitter thanks to sophisticated A/D and D/A conversion. Capture and play back every audio detail. Retain the warmth and presence of your original sources. And get the lowest possible latency when recording even the largest sessions.
Track with ease
Connect your digital gear hassle-free with sample rate conversion in HD I/O’s digital configurations. Maximize your analog input signals, without any harsh clipping, with the soft clip feature. Plus, you'll be able to track hotter signals and smooth out inconsistent levels from incoming sources.
Get I/O versatility
The rack-mountable 2U HD I/O comes in three configurations, so you can choose the interface that best suits your connection needs. In addition, you can expand your analog or digital I/O by simply installing an HD I/O option card into any empty bay (see all configurations and options below).
Gain full I/O control
Like all Pro Tools | HD Series interfaces, HD I/O tightly integrates into any Pro Tools | HDX or HD Native workflow. That integration extends down into the software too, enabling you to gain complete control of your inputs, outputs, and routing right from the Pro Tools | Ultimate software interface. No matter how hard you push it, you can expect maximum performance and reliability every time.
|HD I/O—16x16 ANALOG||HD I/O—8x8x8||HD I/O—16x16 DIGITAL|
|AES/EBU I/O||2||8 + 2||16 + 2|
|AES single-wire (192 kHz)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|S/PDIF I/O||1 In + 1 Out (coax or optical)||1 In + 1 Out (coax or optical)||1 In + 1 Out (coax or optical)|
|ADAT I/O||8||8 + 8||16 + 8|
|S/MUX||S/MUX II and IV||S/MUX II and IV||S/MUX II and IV|
|SRC||N/A||8 channels (digital card)||16 channels (digital cards)|
|Word Clock I/O||1 In + 1 Out||1 In + 1 Out||1 In + 1 Out|
|Loop Sync I/O||1 In + 1 Out||1 In + 1 Out||1 In + 1 Out|
|Digital interface||DigiLink Mini||DigiLink Mini||DigiLink Mini|
|Dynamic range ADC||122 dB||122 dB||N/A|
|Dynamic range DAC||125 dB||125 dB||N/A|
|THD+N ADC||-114 dB (0.0002%)||-114 dB (0.0002%)||N/A|
|THD+N DAC||-110 dB (0.00032%)||-110 dB (0.00032%)||N/A|
|Frequency response ADC||20 Hz – 20 kHz N/A||20 Hz – 20 kHz N/A||N/A|
|(+/-.03 dB)||(+/-.03 dB)|
|Frequency response DAC||20 Hz – 20 kHz N/A||20 Hz – 20 kHz N/A||N/A|
|(+/-.15 dB)||(+/-.15 dB)|
|Expansion||None (card swaps only)||1 empty bay||2 empty bays|
|Metering||32 4-segment LEDs||32 4-segment LEDs||32 4-segment LEDs|
|Chassis||2U rack-mountable||2U rack-mountable||2U rack-mountable|