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Limited-Time Offer: Buy an Avid Carbon Interface from ASG, get Auto-Tune Hybrid and a Pro Tools Ultimate perpetual license for FREE (a $2,998 value)

Heads-up, all Avid Pro Tools users! If you’re in the market for Avid’s incredible new Carbon interface, there’s another great reason to get it now from ASG. Buy your new Pro Tools | Carbon interface from us by December 31, 2021, and you’ll get Auto-Tune Hybrid and a Pro Tools | Ultimate perpetual license for FREE—an amazing $2,998 USD added value. That’s a full perpetual license and one year of support and updates for Pro Tools | Ultimate, Avid’s most comprehensive software package—in addition to the Pro Tools subscription that already comes with Carbon.
You also get a free license for Auto-Tune Hybrid—the real-time, AAX DSP-powered version of Antares’ industry-standard pitch tuning plugin.

Carbon already comes loaded with a carefully curated bundle of plugins that gives everything you need to create album-quality music right from the start, and with this special offer for ASG customers, you’ll get an amazing $2,998 USD in additional software as long as you buy and register your Carbon interface by December 31.

Carbon: Removing Barriers to Creativity

With superior sound quality and intelligent software integration, Pro Tools | Carbon removes barriers to creativity, so you can bring out the best in your performance and capture it beautifully. With HDX DSP acceleration under the hood and deep Pro Tools integration, Carbon has the power to keep pace with your imagination. Create in the moment, free from technical hassles. And focus on the music you’re making—not what you’re making it with.

Avid’s Pro Tools | Carbon Interface

Epic Performance Eliminates Latency

Carbon is cut from the same cloth as Avid’s flagship Pro Tools systems used in the world’s most acclaimed studios. Its custom-designed FPGA and eight HDX DSPs achieve remarkable sub-1 ms recording latency and free up your computer to run big, plugin-heavy sessions smoothly.  

Includes Premium Plugins

In addition to the free Pro Tools | Ultimate perpetual and Auto-Tune Hybrid special offer, Carbon comes with an amazing array of premium plugins including…

• Pro Tools Annual Subscription (perpetual parachute)

• Avid Complete Plugin Bundle

• Arturia Rev PLATE-140

• Brainworx bx_console N

• Brainworx bx_rockrack

• Brainworx bx_masterdesk

• Brainworx bx_Purple Audio MC77

• Embody Immerse Virtual Studio

• McDSP 6050 Ultimate Channel Strip HD

• Native Instruments Vintage Organs

• HEAT

• Pro Tools Inner Circle Rewards ($1,600 USD Value)

Don’t Wait… Contact ASG Today for Your Avid Carbon!

Contact our audio experts at audio@asgllc.com with any questions you may have about Avid’s Pro Tools | Carbon interface, whether you’re integrating it into an existing system or setting up a new audio environment from scratch. Don’t delay… take advantage of this incredible limited-time offer!

ASG Personalities: Collyer Spreen

Collyer Spreen joined Advanced Systems Group in October 2020 as a sales engineer for the audio team. A Pro Tools expert, he spent more than seven years as a pro audio solutions specialist for Avid Technology. He is based in Dallas and continues to work as a freelance recording engineer through his company, Soundasleep Productions.

What drew you to audio technology?
I’ve played drums since I was six years old. I built my first set of drums out of Charles Chips cardboard tubs – I turned them upside down and they became drums. Growing up listening to vinyl, I became a particularly focused listener. That led me to wanting to learn how to make those sounds myself. 

How did your career progress as a professional musician?
I played my way through high school and college with various bands, and then I moved to New York City and became a recording engineer. After two years, I moved to California, and within nine months I had another studio job.

About this time, MIDI appeared, and I became really good as a MIDI programmer. Actually, I had moved to L.A. to be a drummer, but I also realized that drum machines were here to stay – so I figured I’d better learn how to program these things or I was going to be out of a job! I hooked up with Starship as their MIDI programmer during their Knee Deep in the Hoopla tour, and wound up working with them for four albums and tours.

What sparked your interest in Pro Tools?
I was literally there in the golden hour of perfect sunlight of audio as it transitioned from analog to digital. After the music industry started to change to home studios in the late 90s, I decided I could do what I did anywhere, so I moved back to Texas. Pro Tools hit the market, and I started to learn the technology, which I used as a post engineer for commercial and episodic TV for 15 years.

Around 2010, I was laid off – but within six months I was hired by Avid as a Pro Tools and workflow specialist. That was an incredible experience on so many levels, and reconnected me with so many people that I had lost touch with when I moved to Texas. Joining ASG was a good opportunity for me to gain some stability with a company that has thrived and grown during the pandemic. 

What do you think is the next “big thing” in audio?
Audio over IP is on a significant growth curve – networked audio is an important part of studio infrastructure. There’s also a going to be a lot of continued growth in immersive audio, which is still defining itself. With immersive audio, it’s like being in a pool of sound, and you can put yourself anywhere in that pool. Dolby Atmos is the leading format, but there are many competing formats from other companies. It’s just going to continue to develop.

How can ASG help with today’s audio challenges?
The pandemic forced the industry to accelerate the adoption of working from home business models. That’s where the industry was going anyway, but the time is now instead of five years from now. Unfortunately, the pandemic put a lot of people on the curb instead of the highway of progress. We decided to get in front of the challenges of remote production workflows and solve them.

Avid Introduces Pro Tools | Carbon

Avid has announced Pro Tools | Carbon, an AVB-connected, hybrid DSP and native audio interface. Pro Tools | Carbon is a new breed of audio interface—built to capture brilliance. It’s a hybrid audio production system that features incredible sound quality and combines the power of your native CPU with onboard HDX DSP acceleration.

The interface features 25 inputs: eight mic pre/line in, 16 channels of ADAT optical, Talkback mic, four mic pres with variable impedance (for inputs 5/6/7/8), two instrument inputs (1&2) with variable impedance, and the Talkback mic on front panel, which appears in the Pro Tools IO setup. There are also 34 outputs: eight line outs, studio monitor outputs, 16 channels of ADAT optical, and four stereo headphone outs.

Who is Carbon For?

With eight mic pres, two dedicated GTR/instr inputs with variable Z, and 16 inputs via ADAT optical format, recording bands or intricate setups is easy and flexible with 24 simultaneous inputs. Carbon comes with a one-year subscription license of Pro Tools software, and with the hybrid DSP workflow, multitrack recording sessions with near-zero latency is no longer the exclusive domain of Pro Tools Ultimate HDX systems.

AVB: Audio Video Bridging

AVB (Audio Video Bridging) is an extension to the Ethernet standard, designed to provide guaranteed quality of service, which means that audio latency in a given AVB system is consistent. AVB allows you to create a single network for audio, video, and control data, using an AVB-compatible
switch. AVB is compatible with AES67, but is not directly compatible with Dante or Ravenna. Carbon uses a direct connection to the computer Ethernet port for lowest possible latency values. Many other audio devices and manufacturers use AVB, including Avid’s own live console, the S6L series.

Comes with Plug-Ins

Carbon comes with 115 AAX plugins, including UVI Falcon, Avid Complete Plugin bundle, and HEAT. Additional 3rd party plugins that come with Carbon (with permanent licenses) include Arturia Rev PLATE -140, Brainworx: bx_console N, Brainworx: bx_rockrack, Brainworx: bx_masterdesk, Brainworx: Purple Audio MC77, Embody Immerse Virtual Studio, McDSP 6050 Ultimate Channel Strip HD, Native Instruments Vintage Organs, and UVI Model D Grand Piano.

Includes Pro Tools 2020.11

The latest updates to Avid’s industry standard DAW software include Audio-to-MIDI drag and drop conversion, Space Clips command, Direct ADM Import/Export to speed ATMOS workflows, a new Dark theme GUI option, and the return of bounce-to-Quicktime video capabilities in Catalina.

ASG: Your Pro Tools | Carbon Experts!

ASG has been creating Pro Tools systems for audio and video professionals since day one. If you have questions about Pro Tools | Carbon, contact our Avid factory expert Collyer Spreen at collyer@asgllc.com or 214-850-0025.