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Digidesign Announces Digi 002

FireWire mini-studio includes 32-track version of Pro Tools LE By Dave Nagel
Digidesign says it plans to ships its new Digi 002 system sometime in the third quarter of this year. Digi 002 is a FireWire-based "mini-studio" that includes a 32-track version of Pro Tools LE 5.3.2 and support for 24-bit, 96 kHz audio. It will support Mac OS 9.x.

Digi 002 includes support for analog, digital and MIDI with a wide variety of I/O configurations and dedicated monitor and headphone outputs. It uses a single FireWire interface to the host computer.

Digidesign says Digi 002 borrows "the same technology found in Digidesign's Control|24." It offers an array of touch-sensitive faders, rotary encoders and LCD scribble strips, and the whole packages uses a single box design. Features include:

  • FireWire Connectivity
  • Integrated control surface
  • 96 kHz compatibility
  • Eight analog inputs, including four mic preamps with HPF, 48V and variable gain.
  • Eight analog outputs plus separate monitor, headphone, and -10 dBV RCA outputs.
  • Eight touch-sensitive faders
  • Eight motion-sensitive encoders
  • 10 four-character scribble strips for individual track parameters
  • MIDI I/O (one in port, 2 out ports; 16 channels in, 32 channels out)
  • Eight channels of ADAT optical I/O
  • Two channels of S/PDIF I/O
  • >108 dB Dynamic Range; >98 dB (0.002%) THD+N

Digi 002 ships with Pro Tools LE 5.3.2 software and bundled plugins. It will sell for $2,495 (base) when it ships in the third quarter. For more information, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at

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