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003 Console with Pro Tools Ultimate 2019
Old 9th January 2020
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003 Console with Pro Tools Ultimate 2019

Is anyone using a 003 console with Pro Tools Ultimate 2019 on a Mac? I am a longtime Command 8 user and while I love it for so many reasons, the lack of automation controls is a real bummer. I have tried all of the Eucon control surfaces (S1, S3, S6, Artist Mix, Dock) and the absence of Custom Plugin Mapping, Plugin Focus, Plugin Window, and dedicated A-J Inserts and Sends buttons, etc is pretty much a non-starter for me.

I really want to like the newer control surfaces, but they have lost so many deep Pro Tools features in favor of working with a number of DAWs. Is anyone really buying an S6 to use with Digital Performer or Pyramix? There is a reason (beyond $$) that lots of people are sticking with their ICONs, C24s and Command 8's - they provide super deep hardware integration of the software.

I realized recently the 003 console is really similar to the Command 8, but it actually has automation controls! My question is, does the 003 console work with Pro Tools Ultimate 2019? If so, how do you connect it? Do all the features work? Most importantly, Custom Plugin Mapping and Plugin Focus?
Old 11th January 2020
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Gear Head
 

Good question, as I'm thinking about upgrading to Ultimate. I use Protools 12, and a Digi003 Console.

Although I track with my Saffire, the Digi003 was one of the best purchases I have ever made..
Old 4th February 2020
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Originally Posted by avidlistener View Post
Good question, as I'm thinking about upgrading to Ultimate. I use Protools 12, and a Digi003 Console.

Although I track with my Saffire, the Digi003 was one of the best purchases I have ever made..
2019 IS PT12 under a different name.

If it works with one, there's no reason to think it won't work with the other.
Old 14th April 2020
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Originally Posted by E-Rob View Post
I realized recently the 003 console is really similar to the Command 8, but it actually has automation controls! My question is, does the 003 console work with Pro Tools Ultimate 2019? If so, how do you connect it? Do all the features work? Most importantly, Custom Plugin Mapping and Plugin Focus?
I'm using the 003, although sticking with PT11 for now. I love it. I've tried newer stuff like the Faderport and didn't like the matchup to PT as well. But, I'm curious about how you're using the automation controls in your mixing. Could you tell me the number one thing you do with it?
Old 19th April 2020
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I have used both 002-Console and now the 003-Console for the last 7 years or so. I am on PT10, but in terms of automation, I love the integration.

You have options on the 003 like automation mode (write, latch, etc). I just get a mix ready and then I write all of the tracks and save. From that point on I can select a track (in the window or the 003) and I can switch to latch and then use the tactile faders to update any given section. Then save it.

I only use my mouse when I want to copy/paste a section of automation to another part of the song, or I might pencil draw some moves up & down.
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