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arrowReleased: 1999  arrowVersion: 0.00
arrowRated: 4.8/10arrow User reviews: (38)
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arrowSoftware: Win 95/98, Win XP, Mac, OSX,
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Lenti Lenko writes:
This looks like Digidesign's answer to Logic, Cubase, Digital Performer, Studio Vision, Cakewalk etc.

However, Digidesign have created this as one complete product- software and compatible hardware right out of the box! With the others, you have to buy an interface (and make sure it is compatible with your chosen sequencer!).

It looks like a powerful and flexible system for home studio owners and even as a flexible smaller system in large commercial studios already running Protools and the like. Digi001 projects can be directly read by a full Protools system including effects etc. At a later date, Digi001 users can trade up to a Protools system when funds allow this.

Good Points
Designed for both PC and Mac. Everything comes supplied- software and hardware. Midi and Audio recording very well integrated in the software. Comes with a range of high quality RTAS effects. Up to 24 bit recording. 2 mic pre's with phantom power. ADAT in/out plus SP DIF and 8 analogue ins and outs.
Bad Points
Limited synchronization features (no SMPTE). No Wordclock in and out. Not expandable. Midi features still lag behind those of other major sequencers (but this can be remidied with software upgrades!). Requires a powerful computer because it is a host based set up rather than using it's own DSP.

 Digidesign Digi 001 Specifications:

Digital IOs:
ADAT I/0 (configurable as optical SP/DIF), coaxial SP/DIF I/O.
Analog IOs:
8 ins and 8 outs (2 ins on the front of the interface feature XLR mic inputs with phantom power).
Midi IOs:
1x1 midi interface as standard.
Busses/Subgroups: configurable from software (up to 16 busses).
Aux sends: 5 insert and 5 master.
Max tracks: 128 midi tracks and 24 audio tracks (not expandable).
Maximum Resolution:up to 24 bit resolution
RTAS (real time audiosuite) plugs supplied.
Software supported:
Logic Audio supports Digi 001 hardware in it's latest software upgrade (4.2).
via software upgrades for digi 001 system. Able to upgrade to a full pro-tools system at a later date.

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