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Command|8 is a compact and flexible control surface for Pro Tools|HD®, Pro Tools LE®, and Pro Tools M-Powered™ systems, and supported Avid® systems. The main features of Command|8 include:

  • Eight fader strips, each with a motorized, touch-sensitive fader, rotary encoder, LEDs, and Solo, Mute, and Channel Select switches
  • Analog monitoring section with the following features: • Output and level control for mains and headphones • Two pairs of analog inputs, one for the main mix from Pro Tools, one for alternate sources
  • One MIDI In port and two MIDI Out ports providing 16 channels of MIDI input and 32 channels of MIDI output
  • USB port for direct USB MIDI communication with Pro Tools
  • Large, bright LCD for data display
  • 1/4-inch Punch In port for footswitch control of recording
  • Transport controls and mode switches
  • Windows switches for Pro Tools display
  • Navigation and Zoom controls
  • Tactile control of track volume, pan, send level, send pan, and record status, as well as PRE™ (Digidesign mic preamplifier) gain
  • Fast and convenient access to sends, inserts, plug-in pages, pan settings, and other track functions
  • Five Function keys to access Utility, Fader Mute, and MIDI mapping functions
  • AC power supply designed specifically for Command|8
  • Stand-Alone mode with save and recall of up to 8 snapshots • Allows control of any device that supports MIDI Continuous Controller messages • Allows use of custom MIDI mapping


Digi Command 8, still competitive?

Hey, folks I'm wondering how the Command 8 is sizing up next to other options in regards to value/quality. I'm not a professional and for the foreseeable future I am PT only. The price for a new command 8 makes it seem less than competitive next to the Avid MC/Artist Mix (I recognize...

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Studio One: Where have you been all my life?

...have purchased in an attempt to justify why someone like me shouldn't be getting screwed over by them: Mbox Pro 002 Rack Command 8 HD3 Accel ($7500) HD5 Accel ($12 grand at the time) HDX ($10k) HD Native TB ($2k) 6x Digidesign 192s ($2k each) 4x AVID HD 16x16 ($3.5k each with expansion cards) ICON D-Control - 32 Fader with Surround Panner (yes, in...

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S3 versus Artist Mix put in front of me by whatever studio I'm working in. Over the past year it's been mostly the Command 8, s3, Euphonix and Artist Mix, and a Mackie controller or two. I find that the single row arrangement just isn't particularly fast for me when I'm working and I'd rather just open the...

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