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Killer amp models, effects, a drum machine, and a USB interface, all in one box!

The award-winning Black Box Reloaded Multi Effect Processor is designed for guitar players who want to stretch the creative potential of the guitar. With an inspiring array of unique effects that automatically beat-sync to your song tempo or the included drum patterns, the M-Audio Black Box allows you to quickly access intricate delay lines, randomized filters, pulsing feedback effects and countless other ways of jumpstarting the songwriting process. Co-developed by M-Audio and Roger Linn Design, the Black Box effect processor is a creative tool for guitarists that combines amp modeling, powerful beat-synced effects and a drum machine with a Pro Tools M-Powered compatible audio interface for computer-based recording.

With version 2 firmware, the Black Box features 40 amp models--including spot-on emulations of many of the greatest guitar amps of all time. The unit also incorporates over 120 unique inspiring effects, many of which beat-sync to the internal drum patterns or to an external sequencer. 100 built-in drum patterns with tap tempo make it easy to try out different grooves and tempos. A built-in microphone preamp is also included for recording and processing vocals and acoustic instruments. One simple USB connection sends the output directly to your favorite computer-based recording software--and syncs the Black Box's drums and effects to your tracks. The M-Audio Black Box gives you killer tone, groundbreaking effects, huge beats, and it's the only dedicated guitar product in the world that gives you access to Pro Tools M-Powered.

FEATURES
  • 40 ultra-realistic virtual amp models play the greatest amps of all time
  • 121 effects incredible creative versatility
  • 100 drum patterns and guitar tuner built in all-in-one design
  • effects and drum machine sync to tap tempo or external MIDI clock create your own unique sound
  • built-in 24-bit USB audio interface with S/PDIF out connects directly to your computer
  • 40 virtual guitar and bass amp models with programmable drive and tone controls based on*:
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  • 121 unique filter and modulation effects including:
  • numerous beat-synced effects
  • tremolo
  • filter tremolo
  • auto-pan
  • rotary speaker
  • flanger
  • chorus
  • arpeggio sequences
  • tremolo sequences
  • filter sequences
  • wah pedal
  • auto wah
  • talk box
  • arpeggiators
  • vibrato
  • random beat-synced filter
  • random beat-synced flanger
  • volume swell
  • sci-fi effects
  • MIDI control of filter
  • separate beat-synced delay effect with control of note division, repeats and volume
  • reverb with five room types
  • compression
  • 100 drum patterns
  • effects processing of guitar, mic or drums
  • effects and drum machine sync to tap tempo or external MIDI clock
  • 100 factory presets, 100 user presets
  • built-in USB audio interface (24-bit/44.1kHz)
  • 1/4" guitar input with level control
  • microphone preamp (XLR input)
  • signal and clip LEDs on inputs
  • 1/4" headphone jack
  • balanced outputs (1/4" TRS)
  • S/PDIF digital output (24-bit/44.1kHz)
  • integral tuner
  • easy-to-use interface with LCD and multi-function rotary encoders
  • expression pedal input for amp gain, wah, delay volume, delay repeats, effects depth, wet/dry and more
  • two momentary pedal inputs for tap tempo, tuner activation, preset selection and more
  • analog direct monitoring
  • mic stand adapter for convenient mounting
  • 9V AC power supply connection
  • Kensington lock slot
  • compatible with Pro Tools M-Powered
  • includes Ableton Live Lite 4 GTR software

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SPECIFICATIONS

Black Box Reloaded Guitar Multi Effects Processor

  • general
  • sample rates: 44.1kHz
  • microphone input
  • available gain: 40dB
  • Input Range: -42 to -2dBu (0.01 to 0.6Vrms)
  • signal-to-noise ratio: -98dB (A-weighted)
  • dynamic range(min gain): 98dB (A-weighted)
  • THD + N(min gain): 0.0049% (-86dB), 1kHz, -1dBFS
  • frequency response: +/-0.50dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
  • impedance: 10 k Ohms
  • instrument input
  • available gain: 30dB
  • Input Range: -28 to +12dBV (0.04 to 4.0Vrms)
  • signal-to-noise ratio(min gain): -98dB @ 44.1kHz (a-weighted)
  • dynamic range(min gain): 98dB @ 44.1kHz (a-weighted)
  • THD + N(min gain): 0.0079% (-82dB), 1kHz, -1dBFS
  • frequency response: +/-3dB, 20Hz to 20kHz
  • impedance: 370 k Ohms
  • line outputs
  • max output (balanced): +14dBu (3.8 Vrms)
  • Max Output (unbalanced): +2.0dBV (1.26Vrms)
  • signal-to-noise ratio: -100dB (A-weighted)
  • dynamic range: 100dB (A-weighted)
  • THD + N: 0.0024% (-92.5dB), 1kHz, -1dBFS @ 44.1kHz
  • frequency response: +/-1dB, 20Hz to 20kHz @ 44.1kHz
  • crosstalk: -100dB, 1kHz, channel-to-channel
  • impedance (balanced): 300 Ohms
  • impedance (unbalanced): 150 Ohms
  • Digital Outputs
  • S/PDIF Output Connector: 75 Ohms
  • Compatability: WDM, ASIO, Core Audio
  • Minimum System Requirements (PC): Pentium III 500 MHz or higher, 128 MB RAM, Windows XP (SP2 Home or Professional Edition only)* with DirectX 9.0b or higher, Onboard USB connection or installed USB-PCI interface card.
  • The Black Box is not supported under Windows 98, Windows ME or Windows 2000. Home and Professional Edition only. Windows Media Center Edition is not currently supported.
  • Minimum System Requirements (Mac): Mac G3/G4* 500 MHz or higher, OS X 10.3.7 or later**, 512 MB RAM, Onboard USB connection or installed USB-PCI interface card,
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4.3

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5.0

Black Box Killer Tone Killer Package

By midevilone

from WV

I have compared the Black Box against the Pocket Pd by Line 6.Pocket pod sonds and feels like a toy to me. The tone of the Pod sounds like digital splatter to me when compared with the sounds in the Black box.I like to be able to tweak the sound with knobs, and not with submenus as much.You can assign functions to the footswitches and pedal.Only if I needed instant access to multiple different sounds with a single stomp, would I consider the Pod.

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5.0

you have to get one

By king arthur-FP-RY

from roscommon mi

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I got my black box a year ago. I had just purchased a podxt live and was in love with it. I took a flyer out on it because it was cheap and like any guitarist I love playing with new toys. when it came not only where the amp models dead on, even more than my pod but the effects were so inspiring. If you never played with an appregiator before you'll soon see what I mean. the drum machine is great, although it would be great to have more control over them. The footswitch would be innovative but control over presets is limiting compared to my pod. Abelton software is okay but usb equals latencey go through the sound card. A total value

 
5.0

All you want in here....

By PinkFloydFan

from Caracas, Venezuela

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Well I got my Black Box reloaded 3 days ago and I'm really happy.... the amp's simulations are great, awesome effects, you can obtain any sound u possibly want. The only thing I wasnt too happy about is that even when they have 100 drum beats, most of them are trance or hip hop or dance, and only 10 of rock...but well nothing is perfect I recomend it, really cool.

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3.0

There are better products

By Blastmage

from Tokyo

I've owned the Black Box for about a year and a half. Updated to Reloaded when it became available. I used the Black Box a lot after I first got it. However, about six months later, I bought my son a Digi-Tech RP-250. Much better product. Although both sound great, the RP-250 is MUCH easier to adjust to get that perfect tone you are looking for. My recommendation is to by-pass the Black Box and go for a Digi-Tech (or perhaps a Line 6 POD) because, in my opinion, it is easier to make setting adjustments. All that said, the Black Box is a very sturdy piece of gear that, to me, sounds great.

 
5.0

All in ONE

By Luthier-PqqgP

from Lone Star State

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I have it for 2 years but seldom used it until recently my other USB recording broke down. Now it has taken the place of my USB interface. If you want something to record track by track and don't want to spend much, go for this one. It has everything from drum machine, effects .. to computer recording. The only things it doesn't have are the MIDI, Drum Edit and Sequencer.

 
4.0

Good for beginners who want to start recording.

By HollywoodRock91

from Los Angeles, CA

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I bought this about two years ago before the firmware update was released and although I've been aware that it's not top-quality, I've never been let down. The amps and effects are usable but I would never head into a studio with them. The included software is pretty straight forward to install and use, but I did get pretty frustrated with it as it will not recognize that the box is plugged in, even when it is. I have to either unplug it and plug it back in, or disconnect/reconnect it several times. Also a small but noticable drawback is that THERE'S NO ON/OFF SWITCH! This gets very annoying when you lay there at night and your room is neon blue because of the backlight. The drum beats are plain, boring, but serve their purpose. The mic input has enough gain to get by with an SM58. I use Nuendo and it recognizes it and records flawlessly, which is why I havn't thrown it out my window yet. At 2AM when I get that perfect verse for a song I'm writing, I'll put some headphones on, open up Nuendo and record them so I don't lose it by morning. That's really all I've needed it for. Although now that I want to get my home studio up and running I'm looking at some FireWire Interfaces such as the Presonus Firestudio and MOTU 8pre. Note: You can only record either the guitar input or mic input at a time, not simultaneously. You will hear both but effects/amps will only be applied to whichever input you have set in the properties window. On that note, this thing works if you just need to lay down some guitars, bass, piano, vocals, and even drums if you have a seperate mixer but if you want to do some serious recordings, save your 100 bucks for another SM57 or something useful.It's not a bad product at all, just depends on what you're looking for!

 
2.0

A tweaker's delight

I bought one, read the manual and played with it for a day. I sent it back, not because it was horrible or defective though. It worked like it was supposed to, as a conglomeration of time-based effects with a tempo-synced drum box. It is a creative toy and probably useful as a practice tool too, for those who do not know how to practice. Sound quality? OK... not great. Overall quality? Nyah... not pro-material. A studio-cat or touring-dog can't afford to risk the whole gig on a plastic box made in a sweat-shop. A fearless kid might have fun with this toy, but as an old-school player, I found it "tweaky," confusing and counter-intuitive. Now that they've brought the price down to the cost of a fine dinner or a cheap suit, you might consider buying one for fun.

 
5.0

I Like It So Far

By Biner

from SoCal

I've had the Black Box for a year or so, and have been pleased with what I've seen so far. I've not really dug very deep into the tweaking and such, but many of the sounds are workable straight out of the box. Keep in mind that like most things in this world with more than three knobs, there are at least as many bad settings as there are good settings. Fortunately, this one still has a lot of good settings hiding within.I haven't spent a lot of time learning the finer details of operation yet, but my only complaint is the user interface is not all that intuitive to me. I'm sure if I used it every day I'd have the controls down cold, though.I've also got a POD 2, Guitar Port, and PODxt Live. The Black Box makes a nice addition to the mix.

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