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Old 05-07-2010, 08:16 AM
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Default 003 Factory PTLE Workstation vs 003 Factory Complete

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Could someone explain the difference? I'm new to Digidesign and ProTools, so it may be something obvious, but I don't immediately see anything other than PT8 and PTLE software. There should be something more for a $1300 price difference. Also, these are basically control surface/interface combos, correct?
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Old 05-07-2010, 08:18 AM
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Default Re: 003 Factory PTLE Workstation vs 003 Factory Complete

Complete comes with the "Complete Production Toolkit" too:

Edit and mix up to 128 simultaneous audio tracks
Mix in up to 7.1 surround sound
Double your Instrument tracks from 32 to up to 64 simultaneous tracks
Comes with over $2,650 worth of groundbreaking virtual instruments and professional plug-ins, including:
Eleven LE hyper-realistic, vintage guitar amp emulator
Hybrid 1.5 high-definition synthesizer
Smack! LE foolproof compressor and limiter
Structure LE advanced sample player
DINR LE intelligent noise reduction
TL Space Native Edition convolution reverb
X-Form time compression/expansion and pitch shifter
Neyrinck SoundCode Stereo surround-to-stereo down-mixer
Multitrack Beat Detective rhythm analysis, extraction, and correction tool
DigiBase Pro full-featured file management tool
DigiTranslator 2.0 for import/export of OMF, AAF, and MXF files
Time Code and Feet + Frames functions
Powerful editing and session management features
Pro Tools MP3 Option for exporting MP3 files

Does this mean PTLE doesn't come with software for compressors, limiters, reverb, noise reduction, etc? The virtual instruments, 128 tracks, and others would be useless for me, but some on-board effects and enhancers would be great.
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Default Re: 003 Factory PTLE Workstation vs 003 Factory Complete

OKAYYYYY, so u see what the difference is rite???


The complete bundle comes with the Complete toolkit; thatz the difference as that cost $2,000...
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Old 05-07-2010, 08:22 AM
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OKAYYYYY, so u see what the difference is rite???
Besides an add-on kit, no.
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Besides an add-on kit, no.
pretty self explanatory 1 would think; u can either get PT as its comes normally or get the add-on kit for $600 less than the regular price...
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Old 05-07-2010, 08:59 AM
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Well, my question was if that was the only difference.

Does regular PT not come with digital compressors and enhancers?

003 Factory is an interface and control combo, right?
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Old 05-07-2010, 09:15 AM
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PT is a DAW which means it comes with whatever the PT software allots...

The hardware is extra & has nut'n to do with what u get with the software (DAW)...
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All the protools systems come with a bunch of eq's, compressors, reverb, delay, effects, etc. Most of them are pretty useful. They all come with several good sounding virtual instruments as well.

The 003 complete comes with all this, plus the complete production toolkit, which has what you listed. This normally sells separately for $2000. You may or may not need some of those things. If you don't need surround capability, video synchronization features, 128 tracks (vs. the 48 that normally come with protools), and a few other features, then maybe it's not right for you.

Keep in mind a couple of other things: If you don't need a control surface, there is the 003 Rack Complete for much cheaper.

The other option is to buy the basic unit (not the complete version) and then buy the Music Production Toolkit for $395. This is more affordable and expands your tracks to 64 from 48, and gives you some nice extra plugins and VI's.
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Default Re: 003 Factory PTLE Workstation vs 003 Factory Complete

Yes the 003 is a control surface/audio interface. There is no difference between the two links you posted in reguards to the hardware. The difference in price is for the Complete Production Toolkit, which greatly expands PTLE. It's not just a collection of plugins, it also adds functionality to Protools itself.
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Old 05-07-2010, 10:06 AM
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Default Re: 003 Factory PTLE Workstation vs 003 Factory Complete

Thanks for being concise and informative! I'm going to sell some things and save money for a 003 Factory and build/buy a solid desktop for the software, without the production toolkit. It doesn't seem like something I need, but can always pay for later as I progress. I really like the thought of having a hands-on console to work with, although the 003 interface is cheaper.
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