Do you often wish there was a way to use multiple pieces of PCIE-based recording equipment with your laptop? It's a sensible thing to wonder. After all, PCIE connectivity offers a lot in terms of data transfer speeds, which is why you have PCIE gear in the first place.
With a Pro Tools expansion chassis, you use your thunderbolt connector on your laptop or desktop computer to access your PCIE gear. Each expansion chassis is capable of holding up to 3 PCIE cards. Simply install them in the back of the chassis just like you would on a regular tower-style computer. You get full bandwidth throughput from each PCIE device through your thunderbolt connection, giving you the ability to rack up massive numbers of playback tracks and simultaneous recording tracks.
A Pro Tools expansion chassis is an amazing way to maximize your AVID interfaces. In addition, these units have been deemed AVID-qualified hardware. That means you don't have to worry about quality because AVID only certifies 3rd party tools that have been rigorously tested and shown to work flawlessly with their gear in a variety of recording scenarios. This is important because we all know how frustrating it can be to work with an underperforming system.
If you're concerned about whether you can use a Pro Tools expansion chassis and still incorporate your other gear that relies on a thunderbolt connection, don't be. With up to two additional thunderbolt jacks right on the chassis, you are still able to plug in and daisy chain all of your thunderbolt devices. It's easy to see how a Pro Tools expansion chassis can quickly become the linchpin of your entire recording rig.
Our Sales Engineers are highly knowledgeable when it comes to the Pro Tools systems we carry. We are happy to talk with you about your current setup and answer all of your questions about how you can enhance it with a Pro Tools expansion chassis.
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