PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Irwindale, CA, where he visits Avid Digidesign HQ. In this video, we get our first look at Digidesign's Eleven Rack. The Eleven Rack is a guitar recording system designed to solve the challenges guitarists face in the studio. Eleven Rack uses a unique tone cloning design and custom-designed True-Z input to re-create the experience of playing through a mic'd amp. By combining studio-standard Pro Tools software with a DSP-accelerated high-resolution interface, Eleven Rack puts professional recording into the hands of every guitar player. Whether you're tracking in the studio or playing on stage, this rackmountable multi-effects processor delivers realistic guitar amp and effects tones that will inspire your best performances. Additionally, Eleven Rack takes re-amping in a new direction by recording both dry and processed guitar signals simultaneously, allowing you to re-amplify later without patching a single cable. Digidesign even found a way to embed the Eleven Rack amp and effects settings into the audio tracks you record, enabling you to automatically recall those settings from your audio files on any Pro Tools system with the Eleven Rack. Eleven Rack also rocks onstage as a standalone amp tone and effects signal processor. The guitar effects processor comes with a classic collection of guitar effects, from must-have stompboxes to world-class rackmount studio processors. Eleven Rack has I/O flexibility that you may need to integrate it into your existing rig, and easily incorporate the tones you've recorded with into your live setup?closing the gap between studio and stage. Eleven Rack rackmount processor also offers incredibly powerful control options using affordable MIDI controllers and expression pedals, giving you full foot control over everything from vintage wah effects to tempo-driven delays and more. The tones and effects found with the Eleven Rack are inspired by classics like Marshall, Fender, Vox, Soldano, Mesa Boogie, Electro-Harmonix, Ibanez, ProCo, Univox and more.



PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Irwindale, CA, where he visits Avid Digidesign HQ. In this video, we get our first look at Digidesign's Eleven Rack.

The Eleven Rack is a guitar recording system designed to solve the challenges guitarists face in the studio. Eleven Rack uses a unique tone cloning design and custom-designed True-Z input to re-create the experience of playing through a mic'd amp. By combining studio-standard Pro Tools software with a DSP-accelerated high-resolution interface, Eleven Rack puts professional recording into the hands of every guitar player. Whether you're tracking in the studio or playing on stage, this rackmountable multi-effects processor delivers realistic guitar amp and effects tones that will inspire your best performances.

Additionally, Eleven Rack takes re-amping in a new direction by recording both dry and processed guitar signals simultaneously, allowing you to re-amplify later without patching a single cable. Digidesign even found a way to embed the Eleven Rack amp and effects settings into the audio tracks you record, enabling you to automatically recall those settings from your audio files on any Pro Tools system with the Eleven Rack.

Eleven Rack also rocks onstage as a standalone amp tone and effects signal processor. The guitar effects processor comes with a classic collection of guitar effects, from must-have stompboxes to world-class rackmount studio processors. Eleven Rack has I/O flexibility that you may need to integrate it into your existing rig, and easily incorporate the tones you've recorded with into your live setup?closing the gap between studio and stage. Eleven Rack rackmount processor also offers incredibly powerful control options using affordable MIDI controllers and expression pedals, giving you full foot control over everything from vintage wah effects to tempo-driven delays and more.

The tones and effects found with the Eleven Rack are inspired by classics like Marshall, Fender, Vox, Soldano, Mesa Boogie, Electro-Harmonix, Ibanez, ProCo, Univox and more.

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