Expand Your System with the

Avid Pro Tools | Carbon Pre

Meet Avid's Pro Tools Carbon Pre

Expand your Pro Tools | Carbon-powered studio up to 24 channels of mic/line inputs and more. Sonically exceptional, each Pro Tools | Carbon Pre delivers the same world-class audio performance as Carbon, providing eight premium mic/line preamps with variable input impedance for greater tonal flexibility, and stacked ADCs for maximum dynamic range. With 32-bit float point providing pristine conversion from end to end, you can capture every sonic detail. Tap into the Pro Tools Hybrid Engine for low-latency input processing—with recallable remote control of all channels through Pro Tools. You can even use Carbon Pre to expand or replace preamps in a Pro Tools | HD system.

Key Features

Who is the Carbon family for?

  • Artists and Bands – Ensembles and individuals that require a lot of I/O, cue mixes, and want a recording experience that’s simple, transparent, capable, and of the highest quality.
  • Producers and Engineers – Creators that guide the vision of a song from behind the desk and bring out the best in the performers.

Pro Tools | Carbon family is designed to capture brilliance with seamless integration into Pro Tools. Whether you’re a solo act, an ensemble or one of the ones that create from behind the desk – the Pro Tools Carbon family is built for expansion –  large or small – making it the perfect centerpiece of any studio.


Get all the inputs you need for large tracking sessions and multi-mic live recordings. Each Pro Tools | Carbon Pre provides eight mic/line preamps and eight line outputs, enabling you to expand your Pro Tools | Carbon-based studio up to 24 mic/line inputs and 24 line outputs total. Two Hi-Z instrument inputs, 8 x 8 line I/O, ADAT I/O, and Word Clock I/O provide even more connection versatility.

  • 8 pristine mic preamps
  • Variable impedance
  • Stacked AD converters
  • 32-bit end-to-end capture

Integrated Monitoring

  • 3x stereo speaker sets
  • 4x independent headphone outs
  • Integrated talkback
  • Level, dim, and mute control

Carbon Pre Pro Tools Integration

No need to access your interface to make changes. You can remotely control, save, and recall all of your preamp settings—including phantom power, gain, and impedance switching—directly in Pro Tools across all Pro Tools | Carbon-connected interfaces. And with instant session recall, courtesy of the virtual assistant, you can quickly switch between sessions without any manual setup and reconfiguration delay.

  • Pro Tools Ultimate Perpetual included
  • The Hybrid engine
    • HDX DSP for near-zero latency monitoring when you need it
    • Native processing power when you don’t
  • Over 200 AAX DSP plugins from over 30 separate manufacturers for real-time tracking
  • Over 1000 AAX Native plugins to leverage for mixing
  • Seamless playback engine integration and detection
  • Improved I/O Setup feedback and functionality
  • Automatic delay-compensated inserts
  • Simple and deep Euconized mic pre-control and recall ability
    • Pro Tools, S1, S3, Dock, Avid Control, S4 & S6
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