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Avid Announces Digidesign Eleven Rack for Guitarists

September 23, 2009

Avid today announced the Digidesign Eleven Rack, a standalone hardware unit that combines realistic guitar-amp and effects-processor emulation with a Pro Tools-compatible audio interface, offering an up-to-date recording and performance solution for guitar players.

Bundled with Pro Tools LE, Eleven Rack lets guitarists focus on "great tone, great recordings and great performances." Unlike other tone-simulation devices, Eleven Rack provides guitarists with one product that replicates everything guitarists love about vintage and modern amplifiers—without the hassle of storing or maintaining them—and lets you reproduce tones captured in live studio performances with unprecedented ease and flexibility.

According to Avid, a unique Tone Cloning process differentiates Eleven Rack from other modeling products by capturing every stage of the signal path, ensuring exceptionally authentic guitar amp tone. Eleven Rack delivers all of the subtle nuances that for decades have defined the uniqueness of playing through a physical guitar amp, including power-amp sag, ghost notes and cabinet resonance. Additionally, the system uses convolution processing to create realistic microphone and cabinet sounds, and delivers precise emulations of the most popular stompboxes and effect units of the last 40 years.

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