Pro Tools | MTRX Family Comparison

See how the new Pro Tools | MTRX II interface compares to the original Pro Tools | MTRX (now discontinued) and Pro Tools | MTRX Studio to determine which one is right for your needs. Please note that all option cards/modules are sold separately and can be used with both the MTRX II and MTRX Studio.

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Configurability Fixed I/O configuration with option for Thunderbolt 3 connectivity Fully customizable I/O with eight option card slots; install up to six analog/DigiLink™ I/O cards or eight digital I/O cards Fully customizable I/O with eight option card slots; install up to eight total analog, DigiLink, and/or digital I/O cards
Built-in I/O and connectivity › 2 mic inputs (XLR)
› 16 x 16 line I/O (DB25)
› 64 channels of DigiLink I/O (via two 32-channel DigiLink Mini ports) at all sample rates
› 64 channels of Dante I/O at all sample rates
› 16 x 16 ADAT I/O
› 2 x 1/4-inch monitor outputs
› 2 x 1/4-inch headphone outputs
› 64 channels of DigiLink I/O (via two 32-channel DigiLink Mini ports) at all sample rates
› 64 channels of MADI I/O at 44.1/48 kHz, 32 channels at 88.2/96 kHz, or 12 channels at 176.4/192 kHz
› 8 AES/EBU I/O pairs (16 mono) via two DB25 connectors
› 64 channels of DigiLink I/O (via two 32-channel DigiLink Mini ports) at all sample rates
› 64 channels of MADI I/O at 44.1/48 kHz, 32 channels at 88.2/96 kHz, or 12 channels at 176.4/192 kHz
› 256 channels of Dante I/O at 44.1/48 kHz, 128 channels at 88.2/96 kHz, or 64 channels at 176.4/192 kHz (IP core)
Optional I/O and connectivity (cards and modules sold separately) NEW Thunderbolt 3 Option Module (enables up to 64 channels of native low-latency I/O at all sample rates to Pro Tools and other Core Audio DAWs) › 8 Mic/Line Pristine AD input card (DB25)
› 2 Mic/Line Pristine AD input card (DB25)
› 8 Line Pristine AD input card (DB25)
› 8 Pristine DA output card (DB25)
› 64-channel DigiLink I/O card (two DigiLink Mini ports) at all sample rates
› 128-channel IP Audio Dante card with built-in SRC
› 64-channel IP Audio Dante card
› 128-channel Dual MADI I/O card
› 8 AES3 I/O card (16 mono channels)
› 2 x 16-channel Dual SDI/ HD/3G card with built-in SRC
› 8 Mic/Line Pristine AD input card (DB25)
› 2 Mic/Line Pristine AD input card (DB25)
› 8 Line Pristine AD input card (DB25)
› 8 Pristine DA output card (DB25)
› 64-channel DigiLink I/O card (two DigiLink Mini ports) at all sample rates
› NEW Thunderbolt 3 Option Module (enables up to 256 channels of native low-latency I/O at 44.1/48 kHz and 88.2/96 kHz, 128 channels at 176.4/192 kHz, and 63 channels at 384 kHz all sample rates to Pro Tools and other Core Audio DAWs)
› 128-channel IP Audio Dante card with built-in SRC
› 128-channel Dual MADI I/O card
› 8 AES3 I/O card (16 mono channels)
› 2 x 16-channel Dual SDI/HD/3G card with built-in SRC
Digital crosspoint matrix (input to output routing) 512 x 512 1,500 x 1,500 4,096 x 4,096
Summing matrix with monitor profiles 256 x 16
Monitor Groups
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256 x 32
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512 x 64 (supports full theatrical Dolby Atmos mixing)
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Supported DAWs Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, and other Core Audio workstations Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, and other Core Audio workstations Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, and other Core Audio workstations
EUCON integration Yes Yes Yes
System sync Internal, Word Clock and Loop Sync via BNC connectors, Dante Sync, ADAT Sync Internal, Word Clock/video black burst (VBB) via BNC connectors, AES11 input, Digital Inputs Word Clock/video black burst (VBB) via BNC connectors, Dante Sync, Digital Inputs
Supported sample rates 44.1 kHz–192 kHz 44.1 kHz–384 kHz 44.1 kHz–384 kHz
Chassis 1U 19” rack-mountable unit 2U 19” rack-mountable unit 2U 19” rack-mountable unit

Please note: All digital audio format channel counts are listed at 44.1/48 kHz and are subject to standard channel count reductions at higher sample rates unless otherwise noted.

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