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FireWire Interface/Control Surface with Pro Tools LE Software and Plug-in Bundle
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The Next-generation Pro Tools LE Controller!

Sweetwater has sold and configured more Pro Tools systems than virtually anybody on the planet! From pre-sales questions to lifetime technical support, you can be sure that Sweetwater has the Digidesign 003 Factory answers you need today! FireWire connectivity makes for an adaptable, portable solution - perfect for your laptop or desktop - while offering high data-transfer speeds and plug-and-play capability. Plus, the Digidesign 003 Factory includes additional Bomb Factory plug-ins to add even more production power to your Pro Tools system. Check out the 003 and see why Pro Tools continues to be the industry standard.

With the Digidesign 003, the latest generation of Pro Tools LE interfaces has arrived! Building on the success of the hugely successful 002, the 003 takes all the built-in functionality of its predecessor and ups the ante with redesigned preamps and superior A/D conversion, plus a jog/shuttle wheel allows for easily moving through the session timeline. The 003 preamps are the latest generation mic pre for Pro Tools LE interfaces, and use discrete, bi-polar, low-noise transistors coupled with a cleaner signal flow and improved pots. The 003 is also equipped with word clock I/O making it super-easy to sync Pro Tools LE with external digital devices. Also new to the 003 is a pair of control room outputs in addition to the dedicated monitor outputs. The 002 revolutionized the home studio, and the 003 continues that with additional "wow"-factor features.

Digidesign 003 Factory at a Glance:
  • Everything the 002 had...but more!
  • Exclusive 24/7 Sweetwater Support
  • Includes dozens of plug-in effects and instruments
  • Professional, industry-standard Pro Tools 8 software
  • Additional Factory Plug-ins

Everything the 002 had...but more!
The 003 sports all the features that made the 002 the centerpiece of countless home and project studios worldwide, but also raises the bar by packing in some very cool new specs that pros will love, too. The addition of word clock I/O allows myriad digital sources to by synced to the 003. Plus, the 003 sports a pair of headphone outputs with independent volume controls so monitoring is even more flexible than before. The preamps and A/D convertors have been revamped meaning the new 003 sounds even better than before. Rounding out the new feature set is a shuttle/jog wheel that lets you zip around your sessions with a single finger. Needless to say, the 003 takes something that was great - the 002 - and makes it even better with a load of perfomance-enhancing new features.

Nothing beats the feel of faders beneath your fingers, and the 003 has eight faders and eight rotary encoders to handle all your mixing needs, plus transport control is built right in. Use your mouse for surfing the web and begin mixing with your hands again. Plus, the addition of the jog/shuttle wheel lets you effortlessly zip to anywhere in your session. The 003 can be used as a standalone, fully editable, MIDI controller for use with other applications as well as with Pro Tools. 003 Factory ships with three predefined, user-editable maps.

Exclusive 24/7 Sweetwater Support
When you buy your Pro Tools system from Sweetwater, you have a team of Pro Tools experts standing behind you. We have helped literally thousands of our customers get started with their Pro Tools|HD, Pro Tools LE, and Pro Tools M-Powered systems, and we've even created a Sweetwater-exclusive online Pro Tools Resource Center that answers many of the most common Pro Tools questions - everything from how to set up your first session, to the latest compatibility details. All of these resources - including our award-winning tech support team - are absolutely free to Sweetwater customers, and you'll have immediate access to them from the moment you open the box!

Includes Dozens of Plug-in Effects and Instruments
Powered by award-winning, easy-to-use Pro Tools LE software, 003 Factory turns your PC or Mac into a full-fledged recording studio that's packed with many of the same tools the pros use. 003 Factory also comes with an incredible suite of virtual instruments, including the Boom drum machine and sequencer, the DB-33 tonewheel organ emulator, the Mini Grand acoustic grand piano, and the Vacuum tube synthesizer. Plus, you also get the Structure Free sampler player, the powerful Xpand!2 multitimbral synthesizer and sample workstation from Digidesign, and the amazingly realistic sounding BFD Lite acoustic drum virtual instrument.

Pro Tools 8 - The same software the pros use
Of course, the heart of the 003 system is the powerful Digidesign Pro Tools LE 8 software - the same software used in countless professional recording studios and post houses across the world. The tracks that you create in Pro Tools LE 8 can be instantly opened and used in those same pro studios - take your sessions to a Pro Tools|HD-equipped studio and have them mixed by a pro, or enjoy having your entire body of work be fully compatible and usable whenever it's time to make the move into a larger system - with Pro Tools LE 8, you become a part of the largest community of digital audio workstation users in the world.

This version of the industry standard gives you unprecedented Pro Tools LE recording, mixing, and editing power, offering an impressive 48 simultaneous mono or stereo audio tracks - expandable up to 128 tracks with full 7.1 surround sound mixing! You'll also enjoy robust MIDI sequencing and editing abilities, built-in music notation tools with the Score Editor, Elastic Time and Elastic Pitch control, easy track-comping tools, convenient automation and controller lanes, and a time-saving update-checking feature for Pro Tools and all of your plug-ins. Plus, Pro Tools LE 8 includes a comprehensive collection of professional sound-processing plug-ins and 20 new effects - on top of a host of incredible virtual instruments. There are a Mini Grand piano, the Boom drum machine, the DB-33 tonewheel organ, and Vacuum and Xpand!2 synths, and more - as well as more than 9GB of high-quality loops and a ton of plug-ins and tools to fix, enhance, and polish your mixes. In short, you'll have all the tools you need to create radio-ready tracks - right from the moment you open the box.

Professional Factory Bundle Plug-ins
In addition to Pro Tools LE and Ignition Pack 2 Pro, the 003 Factory comes with a host of professional plug-ins that will make your tracks stand out. From the spacey timbres of the Moogerfooger Ring Modulator to the realistic rotary speaker emulations of Voce Spin, these Digidesign and Bomb Factory plug-ins offer amazing sound-shaping power. Plus, you also get an iLok Smart Key for holding all of the plug-in licenses, and any you should acquire in the future, making the Factory Bundle an even more incredible value!

Included Factory Bundle Plug-ins:
  • Bomb Factory BF-3A Classic Compressor
  • Cosmonaut Voice
  • D-Fi bundle (Lo-Fi, Sci-Fi, Recti-Fi, Vari-Fi)
  • JOEMEEK SC2T Photo Optical Compressor
  • JOEMEEK VC5T Meequalizer
  • Maxim
  • Moogerfooger Analog Delay
  • Moogerfooger Ring Modulator
  • SansAmp PSA-1
  • Tel-Ray Variable Delay
  • Voce Spin
  • Voce Chorus/Vibrato>
Digidesign 003 Factory Features:
  • Eight redesigned discrete analog inputs (four mic/line/instrument (DI) preamps; phantom power selectable in 2-channel increments)
  • Alternate Source Input for monitoring -10 dBV audio equipment (tape players, CD players, etc.) directly to the monitor outputs
  • Eight discrete analog outputs, all balanced +4 levels, plus a separate balanced monitor output
  • Improved 24-bit/96 kHz converters
  • Monitor output includes dedicated volume control knob
  • Two headphone outputs include dedicated volume control knobs
  • Standalone MIDI controller mode
  • Word clock
  • Jog/shuttle wheel
  • Eight channels of ADAT optical I/O
  • Two channels of S/PDIF I/O
  • MIDI I/O - one input port/two output ports (16 channels in/32 out)
Included Factory Bundle Plug-ins:
  • Bomb Factory BF-3A Classic Compressor
  • Cosmonaut Voice
  • D-Fi bundle (Lo-Fi, Sci-Fi, Recti-Fi, Vari-Fi)
  • JOEMEEK SC2T Photo Optical Compressor
  • JOEMEEK VC5T Meequalizer
  • Maxim
  • Moogerfooger Analog Delay
  • Moogerfooger Ring Modulator
  • SansAmp PSA-1
  • Tel-Ray Variable Delay
  • Voce Spin
  • Voce Chorus/Vibrato>
Included Virtual Instruments and Audio Content:
  • Boom drum machine and sequencer
  • DB-33 tonewheel organ emulator with rotating speaker simulation
  • Mini Grand acoustic grand piano
  • Vacuum monophonic vacuum tube synthesizer
  • Xpand!2 multitimbral synth and sample workstation
  • Structure Free sample player (RTAS)
  • FXpansion BFD Lite acoustic drum module
  • 8GB of loops from Big Fish Audio
  • M-Audio Torq LE DJ Software
Included Bomb Factory Plug-ins:
  • BF76 Compressor
  • BF Essential Clip Remover
  • BF Essential Correlation Meter
  • BF Essential Meter Bridge
  • BF Essential Noise Meter
Included Effects, Sound-Processing, and Utility Plug-ins:
  • 1-Band EQ III
  • 4-Band EQ III
  • 7-Band EQ III
  • AIR Chorus
  • AIR Distortion
  • AIR Dynamic Delay
  • AIR Enhancer
  • AIR Ensemble
  • AIR Filter Gate
  • AIR Flanger
  • AIR Frequency Shifter
  • AIR FuzzWah
  • AIR KillEQ
  • AIR Lo-Fi
  • AIR MultiChorus
  • AIR Multi-Delay
  • AIR Nonlinear Reverb
  • AIR Phaser
  • AIR Reverb
  • AIR Spring Reverb
  • AIR StereoWidth
  • AIR Talkbox
  • AIR Vintage Filter
  • Celemony Melodyne Essential
  • Chorus
  • Click
  • Compressor/Limiter
  • D-Verb
  • DC Offset Removal
  • De-Esser
  • Delay
  • DigiReWire
  • Dither
  • Duplicate
  • Eleven Free
  • Expander/Gate
  • Extra Long Delay II
  • Flanger
  • Gain
  • Invert
  • Lo-Fi
  • Long Delay II
  • Maxim
  • Medium Delay II
  • Multi-Tap Delay
  • Normalize
  • Ping-Pong Delay
  • Pitch
  • Pitch Shift
  • POWr Dither
  • Recti-Fi
  • Reverse
  • SansAmp
  • Sci-Fi
  • Signal Generator
  • Short Delay II
  • Slap Delay II
  • Time Compression Expansion
  • Time Shift
  • TL AutoPan
  • TL InTune
  • TL MasterMeter
  • TL Metro
  • Trim
  • Vari-Fi
The Digidesign 003: Professional results from a professional package!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number 9900-38030-00

Customer Reviews

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See also: FireWire Interfaces, Digidesign, Digidesign FireWire Audio Interfaces, Digidesign Control & Interface Combos, Digidesign Pro Tools Control Surfaces