003 Rack+ Factory is best Pro Tools LE system yet

The 003 Rack+ Factory has I/O coming out of its (rack) ears.
The 003 Rack+ Factory has I/O coming out of its (rack) ears.

Hard on the heels of its Pro Tools 8 announcement, Digidesign has launched the 003 Rack+ Factory. This is similar to the standard 003 Rack, but adds eight high-quality mic preamps to make this the best-spec'd Pro Tools LE system yet seen.

The 003 Rack+ offers 18 simultaneous channels of I/O, with each of the preamps having switchable 48V phantom power, 20dB pad, a high-pass filter and a trim control.

There are also eight DI/line level inputs and outputs, eight channels of ADAT I/O, two channels of S/PDIF I/O and 16 channels of MIDI I/O.

The 003+ Rack is currently being bundled with Pro Tools LE 7.4, though if you buy it now, you'll be entitled to a free update to Pro Tools 8. 80 effect and instrument plug-ins are included, too.

It's available for pre-order now priced at $1695/£930. Take a closer look on the Digidesign website.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.