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Direct your creative outlets to the latest Pro Tools project studio innovation: Digi 002 Rack, the first-ever rackmountable FireWire-based Pro Tools product from Digidesign.

Designed with both recording and performing musicians in mind, Digi 002 Rack features analog, digital and MIDI I/O, 24-bit/96 kHz clarity, and powerful 32-track Pro Tools LE software to provide you with a creative playground like no other, on either Mac OS X or soon, Windows XP*.

Just like it's big brother, Digi 002, FireWire connectivity means your Digi 002 Rack is as portable as you want it to be. Work on Pro Tools LE sessions at home, then take Digi 002 Rack to a gig to record live inspiration. Either way, you get professional, renowned Pro Tools quality, full cross-platform session compatibility across the Pro Tools product family, and the easiest, most powerful way of affordably bringing your music to life. Whether you're a DJ, an electronic musician, a singer/songwriter, or in a band, Digi 002 Rack covers your audio and MIDI bases like only a Pro Tools solution can.

Digi 002 Rack Basics

Digi 002 Rack, the latest FireWire-based Pro Tools LE system from Digidesign, offers all of the integrated I/O facilities of Digi 002 in an affordable, portable 2U rack-mountable chassis. The latest 32-track Pro Tools LE software for Macintosh OS X* provides the same award-winning interface for which Pro Tools is renowned, enabling you to easily take your projects in virtually any direction while guaranteeing pristine sound quality. And, of course, your sessions remain cross-platform compatible with other Pro Tools systems, from Mbox to Pro Tools|HD.

The Essentials
Digi 002 Rack is a full-featured studio-in-a-box that works with your Window XP- or Mac OS X-based computer to give you all you need to capture your ideas and to achieve superior audio and MIDI production results. Comprised of a single unit that includes analog, digital, and MIDI I/O, along with four high-quality mic preamps, Digi 002 Rack communicates with your computer and your Pro Tools LE software via a single included FireWire cable so you're able to take it with you anywhere to make the most of your creativity and time. Included Pro Tools LE software comprises the very user-friendly interface component, offering 32 tracks of simultaneous record and playback, 128 virtual tracks, 256 MIDI tracks, and a host of additional powerful features. Lastly, all Pro Tools LE systems ship with a variety of free bundled software tools and plug-ins.

Complementing the intuitive, comprehensive software components of Digi 002 Rack is a unique and innovative hardware configuration that provides access to inputs and outputs. Once you've routed your audio and MIDI signals via Digi 002 Rack's I/O and created a session to build and manage your project, you are in an ideal position to create from beginning to end in a fully self-contained environment. Together, Digi 002 Rack's hardware and Pro Tools LE software interact seamlessly, providing ease-of use, power, and flexibility intrinsic to the Pro Tools family.


FireWire connectivity
8 analog inputs, 8 analog outputs
4 mic pres with individual gain and high-pass filter; 48V phantom power enabled on channel pairs
8 channels of ADAT optical I/O or 2 channels of S/PDIF I/O
Outputs 1 & 2 mirrored on 1/4" TRS monitor output (with dedicated volume control)
and RCA-based -10 dBV fixed output
MIDI I/O: 1 IN port, 2 OUT ports (16 channels IN/32 channels OUT)
24-bit/96 kHz A/D and D/A converters
Alternate Source Input for direct monitoring of -10 dBV audio equipment
(tape players, CD players, etc.)
Headphone output with dedicated volume control knob included
Footswitch for QuickPunch control
2U rack-mountable chassis

FireWire connectivity — A single FireWire/IEEE-1394 cable conveys all digital audio, MIDI data, and Pro Tools data between Digi 002 Rack and your PC or Mac

24-bit/96 kHz fidelity

18 channels of audio I/O: 8 analog (with 4 mic preamps), 8 ADAT optical, and 2 S/PDIF

Integrated MIDI I/O (16 channels in/32 channels out)

32-track Pro Tools LE 6.x software

Includes DigiRack plug-ins

Get to setting your creativity free now — check out Digi 002 Rack today!

Technical Description

Digidesign Hardware Supplied with System
Digi 002 Rack

FireWire Cable (12')

Digidesign Software Supplied with New Systems
Pro Tools LE 6.0.2 for Mac OS X

DigiRack Plug-Ins

Pro Tools LE 6.0.2 for OS X is required to use the Digi 002 Rack, is specific to Digi 002 systems, and does not work with other Digidesign Pro Tools hardware systems. Digi 002 Rack cannot be used on Mac OS 9. Support for Digi 002 Rack on Windows XP is scheduled for mid-2003.

Optional Digidesign Hardware
DigiDrive FireWire 80


PRE (No Integrated Control)

Video Options
Canopus ADVC-100 DV Transcoder

Sony DV devices

Maximum Performance Guidelines
Recording to the system startup drive is not recommended or supported

For desktop models, a separate internal (IDE) or external dedicated FireWire drive is highly recommended for maximum performance and track count

Although limited recording and playback of audio tracks may be possible using the internal drive in PowerBook and iMac models, a separate external dedicated audio hard drive is highly recommended for maximum performance and track count. Digidesign recommends the use of

FireWire drives for use with these computers.

When using FireWire storage with Digi 002 Rack, connect the Digi 002 Rack and the drives to separate FireWire ports if possible

If only one port is available, connect the drives to the CPU using a 1 meter firewire cable, then connect the Digi 002 Rack to the drives

Known Incompatibilities
Pro Tools LE 6.0.2 only supports single-byte international language versions of Mac OS X. Double-byte character versions of Mac OS X are currently not supported (i.e. Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Arabic) *

Digidesign Core Audio Driver not supported with Pro Tools LE 6.0.2 *

SCSI devices are not supported by Pro Tools LE 6.0.2

Recording with the Digi 002 Rack to a FireWire drive connected to any of the 3 built-in Firewire ports on the 2003 PowerMac G4 "FW800" models can result in -6085 errors. On these computers, Digidesign recommends using a dedicated internal ATA/IDE drive for recording. If using FireWire drives with Digi 002 Rack & 2003 G4 FW800 computers, a FireWire PCI adapter card must be used.

Digi 002 Rack will not function if any Digidesign PCI cards are installed in the CPU. (Digi 001, Audiomedia III, TDM cards, SampleCell)

Pro Tools LE 6.0.2 does not work in the OS 9 "Classic Mode". You must choose Mac OS X as your Startup Disk.

* Will be addressed with Pro Tools LE 6.1, due end of Q2/early Q3 2003

Supported CPU Models, Speeds & Requirements
Note – the best performance with Mac OS X and Digi 002 Rack is achieved by using fast dual processor Macs. Slower, single processor Macs will work with Digi 002 Rack, but at a reduced track and/or plug-in count.

Power Macintosh G4 (AGP graphics) Dual Processor
"FW800" Models - 1.25GHz, 1.42GHz

"Mirror Door" Models – 867MHz, 1GHz, 1.25GHz

"Quicksilver 2002" 1GHz

"Quicksilver" 800MHz

Power Macintosh G4 (AGP graphics) Single Processor
"FW800" 1GHz

"Quicksilver 2002" 800MHz, 933MHz

"Quicksilver" 733MHz, 867MHz
Digital Audio" 733MHz

Apple PowerBook G4
2003 model 17" 1GHz

2002 models 800MHz, 867MHz, 1GHz

Apple iMac
1GHz 17" LCD Flat Screen

The following computers are qualified for use with the Digi 002 Rack, but may result in lower performance:
Apple PowerMac G4 (AGP graphics) - 667 MHz and under

Apple PowerBook G4 – 667 MHz and under

Apple iMac Flatscreen – 800MHz and under

Apple iBook "Ice White" Dual-USB Models - 800MHz and under (900MHz model not tested)

The following computers are unsupported for use with Digi 002 Rack with Mac OS X:
Apple G4 cube

Apple PowerMac G4 (PCI Graphics)

Apple PowerMac G3 Blue & White and older

Apple iMac (G3 models)

Apple eMac

Apple PowerBook G3 ("Pismo") and older

Apple iBook ("Clamshell")

Additional Computer Requirements
Mac OS 10.2.5 or 10.2.6 Required

Total System RAM:
384 MB Minimum Total System RAM
512 MB RAM suggested for sessions with high edit density, extensive use of plug-ins, or simultaneous use with MIDI sequencers. More RAM increases overall system and Pro Tools performance
Mac OS X does not require minimum or preferred RAM settings for Pro Tools as RAM is dynamically allocated

Color monitor required with a minimum resolution of 1024 x 768

Apple QuickTime 6.1 required

Warranty Information:

12 Months Parts and Labor 650-731-6300 Digidesign Website.

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Customer Reviews:

Review of Digidesign Digi 002 Rackmount FireWire Music Production System and DIGI002RACKKIT Discontinued

Overall Rating by Customers:

Sound Quality 8
Features 9
Ease Of Use 9
Value 8
Reliability 8
Overall 8

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Sound Quality 8
Features 9
Ease Of Use 9
Value 8
Reliability 8
Overall 8
I've had my 002 for over a year and i have done many projects with it. Many people may not agree with me but this is the straught dope. If you are doing electronic music or techno, Rap and Hiphop or any music that is using software synths and samples then the digi002 can't be beat. It's great wonderful fantastic and all of that. BUT If you are tracking live instruments or very dynamic voices with alot of character then it's just ok. The AD converters on the digi002 and all of these units mid priced are their weakness. Can you make a good demo? yes. Can you make a good indie self relesed album? MAYBE if you've been recording for thirty years like me. Can you record alisha keys for clive davis.? If you get the both of them hooked on crack yes. I don't care if you put a neve mixer in front of it or what, the converters will not accurately translate whats coming out of that neve. I a-b'd my bass recorded on a digi002 and on my tascam 122mk2 cassette and the cassette was way better. Digital audio is great if you have great converters. If you have the cash get the digi002 and the apogee minime or even the lucid ad2496 or anything to improve over the digi002 converters. that's only if your going to be tracking live stuff. Sorry to bust any bubbles.

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