Technical Specifications

Front and back drawing of Pro Tools | Carbon audio interface

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Avid-qualified Ethernet or Thunderbolt-equipped Mac computer (see details)  

 

INPUTS

Combo Mic/Line Inputs

8 balanced XLR/TRS with Variable Z (impedance) on inputs 5–8
(remote controllable from your Pro Tools session in the Edit and Mix windows or using your Avid control surface.
Learn more)

 

DB25 Line Inputs

8 balanced via 25-pin D-sub

 

Instrument (Variable Z) Inputs

2 unbalanced ¼-inch TS

Digital Inputs

ADAT: 16 channels @ 44.1–48 kHz
ADAT: 8 channels @ 88.2–96 kHz
ADAT: 4 channels @ 176.4–192 kHz

 

A/D CONVERSION

Mic Preamps

Dynamic Range: 126 dB (A-weighted)
THD+N: -105 dB (0.00056%)
Frequency Response: 20 Hz–20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
EIN: -129 dB (A-weighted)

 

Line Inputs

Dynamic Range: 125 dB (A-weighted)
THD+N: -106 dB (0.0005%)
Frequency Response: 20 Hz–20 kHz, ±0.1 dB

 

Line Inputs (True Bypass)

Dynamic Range: 126 dB (A-weighted)
THD+N: -113 dB (0.00022%) 
Frequency Response: 20 Hz–20 kHz, ±0.1 dB

 

Instrument Inputs

Dynamic Range: 125 dB (A-weighted)
THD+N: -103 dB (0.0007%)
Frequency Response: 20 Hz–20 kHz, ±0.1 dB

 

OUTPUTS

DB25 Line Outputs

8 balanced via 25-pin D-sub

 

Monitor Outputs

2 balanced ¼-inch TRS

 

Headphone Outputs

4 stereo ¼-inch TRS

 

Digital Outputs

ADAT: 16 channels @ 44.1–48 kHz
ADAT: 8 channels @ 88.2–96 kHz
ADAT: 4 channels @ 176.4–192 kHz

 

D/A CONVERSION

Line Outputs

Dynamic Range: 120 dB (A-weighted)
THD+N: -110 dB (0.0003%)
Frequency Response: 20 Hz–20 kHz, ±0.1 dB

 

Monitor Outputs

Dynamic Range: 120 dB (A-weighted)
THD+N: -110 dB (0.0003%)
Frequency Response: 20 Hz–20 kHz, ±0.1 dB

 

Headphone Outputs

Power: 100 mW into 300 ohm; 200 mW into 32 ohm
Dynamic Range: 116 dB (A-weighted)
THD+N (32 ohm): -87 dB (0.0045%)
THD+N (300 ohm): -100 dB (0.001%)
Frequency Response: 20 Hz–20 kHz, ±0.1 dB

 

DSP ACCELERATION

HDX DSP

8 HDX DSP processors
(2.8 GHz aggregated processing)

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Pro Tools | Carbon audio interface

Pro Tools software
1-year subscription with a Pro Tools perpetual parachute*
116 AAX plugins (over 70 AAX DSP plugins), including Celemony Melodyne 5 essential, the Avid Complete Plugin Bundle, and HEAT
3 free months of Antares Auto-Tune Unlimited, including Auto-Tune Hybrid
3.4 GB sound library
Standard support

 

Included premium plugins

Arturia Rev PLATE-140
Brainworx bx_console N
Brainworx bx_rockrack
Brainworx bx_masterdesk
Brainworx bx_Purple Audio MC77
Embody Immerse Virtual Studio
McDSP 6050 Ultimate Channel Strip HD
Native Instruments Vintage Organs
UVI Model D

Accessories

Power cable
Ethernet cable
Rackmount screws and desktop feet
Registration card


* Carbon comes with a 1-year subscription to Pro Tools software, which includes access to the Avid Complete Plugin Bundle, HEAT,  Celemony Melodyne 5 essential, a 3.4 GB Sound-Library, and Standard support, renewable annually. If you choose not to renew your subscription, your Pro Tools license includes a “perpetual parachute” that allows you to continue using Pro Tools at the last version you downloaded (it won’t ever expire). Please note that you will need to renew your subscription if you’d like to continue receiving access to the latest Pro Tools updates and all bundled items noted above. To learn more, visit avid.com/carbon-faq.