Get pristine sound quality and clarity for your most demanding recording sessions. Pro Tools | HD I/O is a high-performance audio interface designed for Pro Tools | HD systems that enables you to capture every detail and nuance of a performance. Achieve the high fidelity, extensive dynamic range, and lowest possible latency you need for large-scale, high-profile projects. Plus, its modular design makes it easy to expand and customize the interface for your connection needs—now and in the future. And with its new lower price, getting great sound is now even easier too.
Watch your levels
With input and output metering conveniently displayed on the front panel, you can easily see what’s hot, what’s not, and make the necessary adjustments to achieve optimal levels.
Customize your I/O
Get all of the inputs and outputs you need to connect your entire studio. Just choose the configuration that’s right for you (HD I/O 8x8x8 shown here).
Connect yourself into any post-production environment by choosing a configuration with digital I/O or adding the option. You’ll have the AES/EBU, TDIF, and ADAT connections you need to integrate with a digital mixer, additional Pro Tools rigs, or other digital infrastructure.
Connect your entire studio
All HD I/O configurations include a section of additional digital I/O that enables you to connect more gear and sync and expand your system.
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.
HD I/O 16×16 Analog
Get the maximum complement of analog inputs and outputs with the 16×16 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.
HD I/O 16×16 Digital
For audio post-production work, the 16×16 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.
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).