Features

Key features

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 | HD software interface. No matter how hard you push it, you can expect maximum performance and reliability every time.

Configurations and options

HD I/O 8x8x8

When you need a balance of analog and digital I/O, with the option for expansion, 8x8x8 is the perfect choice for music and audio post. It offers 8 channels of analog I/O, 8 channels of AES/EBU I/O, 8 channels of TDIF I/O, and 8 channels of ADAT (S/MUX) I/O. It also comes with 2 additional channels of AES/EBU I/O, 2 channels of S/PDIF I/O, and 8 additional channels of ADAT I/O. Plus, you can customize your I/O further with one empty bay for expansion play.

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HD I/O 16x16 Analog

Get the maximum complement of analog inputs and outputs with the 16x16 Analog configuration—the ideal choice for music production. It offers 16 channels of analog I/O, 2 channels of AES/EBU I/O, 2 channels of S/PDIF I/O, and 8 channels of ADAT (S/MUX) I/O. While all four I/O bays are occupied with this option, you can swap out any of the analog cards with a different option card to customize.

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HD I/O 16x16 Digital

For audio post-production work, the 16x16 Digital configuration is ideal if you frequently need to interface with a digital mixer, additional Pro Tools rig, or other digital infrastructure. It offers 16 channels of AES/EBU (S/MUX) I/O, 16 channels of TDIF I/O, 16 channels of ADAT I/O, 2 additional channels of AES/EBU I/O, 2 channels of S/PDIF I/O, and 8 additional channels of ADAT I/O. Plus, you have two empty bays to expand your I/O even further.

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HD I/O Option Cards

As your needs grow or change, it’s easy to add more analog or digital I/O—just install an option card. You have three to choose from. The HD I/O AD Option adds 8 analog inputs. The HD I/O DA Option adds 8 analog outputs. And the HD I/O Digital Option adds 8 I/O channels each of AES/EBU (with single- and dual-wire 192 kHz support), TDIF, and ADAT (supports S/MUX II and IV).