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Pro Tools: Which Audio Interface?

Avid Pro Tools Tips & Techniques
Published July 2017
By Mike Thornton

If you want to address more than 32 inputs and outputs simultaneously, you’ll need Pro Tools HD with Avid HDX or HD Native hardware.If you want to address more than 32 inputs and outputs simultaneously, you’ll need Pro Tools HD with Avid HDX or HD Native hardware.

Which audio interface is right for you and your Pro Tools system?

When they launched Pro Tools 9 back in 2010, Avid broke the links that tied the native version of their Pro Tools software to their own hardware. More recently, they have discontinued many of their own audio interfaces — namely, the Avid-branded versions of the Apogee Duet and Quartet — without introducing obvious replacements. So, if you are looking to set up a new Pro Tools system, but you don’t have the need or the budget for an HDX or HD Native rig, the chances are you will need to invest in a third-party interface. But which one?

In theory, any interface that has Core Audio (Mac OS) or ASIO (Windows) drivers should work with Pro...

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Published July 2017