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I'm putting together a portable production sound mixing rig and I was looking at the possibility of using 192 I/Os with a laptop, and I can't find anywhere where they sell that little Avid HD Native Thunderbolt box shown here:

All I need is that little box! Does anyone know where I can find it by itself without it being bundled with an HD I/O or some other package?

Thanks in advance,

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Out of topic, can i ask why did you choose a PT rig over a dedicated recorder? Do you see a big advantage of the recording capabilities or is it a matter of using what you already have? – Filipe Chagas Sep 24 '12 at 22:26
A bit of both. I don't like the sound of the new HD I/Os and I've got a few 192s I can repurpose for a PSM rig. I just received an e-mail back from someone at DigiDesign (oops, I mean Avid) that they'll sell the box separately with Pro Tools 10 software for around $3500 but that's in the future.. Don't know how far into the future. – Utopia Sep 24 '12 at 22:33
@Filipe But I am getting a Black Box from JoeCo as a backup, though! The reason I am going with PT is that I sometimes need 24+ tracks because it will double as a live show recording rig. What sort of dedicated recorders other than something like a Sound Devices is worth looking at? – Utopia Sep 24 '12 at 22:37
I'd live to try the JoeCo. I hear you on the 24 tracks. For the type of work i do i never used more than 12 tracks (even if its music) The sound devices are the ones i'm more used to, used a Fusion 12 a couple of times and reeeally liked it to. Never touched a nagra digital recorder, unfortunately. – Filipe Chagas Sep 24 '12 at 22:53
@Filipe Cool! I'll have to check those out. – Utopia Sep 24 '12 at 23:04

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