As with the standard 003, the Rack+ features a single bank of ADAT, allowing up to eight channels of audio to be transmitted over a digital optical cable. Using this in partnership with one of the many eight-channel mic preamp devices on the market, the user can now record direct into Pro Tools LE with up to 16 microphones, with just one more rackmountable unit.
At the time of writing, the 003 Rack+ was not shipping, although pre-orders were being taken. When it does become available, it will ship with the Digidesign Factory plug-in bundle, and will have a suggested retail price of £930. In related news, the price of the standard 003 Rack has been reduced by £110 to £825.
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