Digidesign Ships Mac PCI
seven-slot model supports Pro Tools|24, Pro Tools|Mix systems
has started shipping a new seven-slot chassis for Macintosh Pro
Tools digital audio systems. Enabling users to add up to seven supported
Digidesign PCI cards for Pro Tools|24 and Pro Tools|Mix, the expansion
chassis requires no extra software and works with the blue and white
G3 or any G4 running Pro Tools 5.0.1 and Mac OS 8.6 and above.
rack-mountable chassis lets users add d24, MIX Farm, MIX I/O and
DSP Farm cards, as well as SampleCell II Plus cards. It can also
be used to put Pro Tools|24 (d24) and Pro Tools|24 MIX (MIX Farm,
MIX Core) cards in the same chassis, according to Digidesign.
seven-slot expansion unit (model DD22-1) includes a seven-slot rack-mount
chassis (17" x 6.5" x 18", with a 19" x 7"
face plate), host card, backplane controller card and a 4' cable.
(It won't work with a 6' cable.) It also includes two studio-quality
(26 dB) 42.5 CFM ball bearing cooling fans, plus a power supply
fan; switch-selectable 115V/230V power; and four additional power
taps for peripheral devices.
already has a 13-slot chassis available for Macintosh. The seven-slot
version is priced $500 less, at $1,495. For more information, visit
Digidesign at http://www.digidesign.com.