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Avid Mbox 3 Mini and Pro Tools Express   

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A premium, ultra-compact, 2x2 audio interface bundled with Pro Tools Express.

For solo musicians and audio creators”record, edit, and mix performances, with stunning sound quality, using the professional-grade Mbox Mini ultra-portable audio interface. And now Mbox Mini is an even better value with Pro Tools Express software included at no additional charge, giving you the core toolset used by professionals and in world-class studios worldwide. Simply connect mics, instruments, and monitors with your computer to capture and create studio-quality productions with ease.

Sound amazing with Mbox Mini
Record, edit, and mix performances”with stunning sound quality”using the professional-grade Mbox Mini audio interface. Easily connect mics, instruments, monitors, and other gear with your computer to capture and create studio-quality productions.

Pristine quality, powerful performance
Get best-in-class audio quality, exceptional performance, and the lowest possible latency in everything you do with Mbox Mini, featuring professional-grade converters, advanced recording technology, and a premium analog signal path. And with Avid' stringent testing standards, you'e assured of rock-solid performance in even the most demanding environments.

Work the way you want
Get the flexibility to work in more ways than ever. Use Mbox Mini with the included Pro Tools Express for maximum speed, ease, and additional functionality”and get total session compatibility with Pro Tools studios worldwide. Or get superior performance when you use Mbox Mini with any Core Audio- or ASIO-compatible software, such as Logic, Live, Fruity Loops, Cubase, and more.

  • Mbox Mini Hardware
  • Get best-in-class sound quality and performance with professional-grade circuitry and premium audio conversion
  • 2 x 2 Simultaneous channels of I/O
  • One XLR mic/line combo inputs with professional-grade mic preamps and 48V phantom power
  • Two 1/4" DI inputs on front panel for easy access
  • Two balanced 1/4" monitor outputs
  • One 1/4" stereo headphone output with volume control
  • Mix control for low-latency monitoring
  • Dedicated monitor volume knob
  • Create anywhere you go with bus-powered USB 1.1 connectivity
  • Use Mbox with your favorite recording/music creation software, including Pro Tools, Logic, Live, Cubase, and more
  • Pro Tools Express
  • Create music and sound for picture using the core industry-standard tools used by top producers, engineers, and artists
  • Sound your best and get optimal performance, as Pro Tools Express tightly integrates with Mbox
  • Record and mix up to 16 stereo audio tracks at 32-bit, 48kHz resolution
  • Compose music easily with AIR virtual instruments, MIDI editing, and Sibelius notation tools
  • Change tempo, timing, and pitch, and create harmonies in real time with Elastic Time and Elastic Pitch
  • Create pro-quality mixes with a collection of high-quality plug-ins and Automatic Delay Compensation

Get top-notch audio quality, exceptional performance, in a compact, portable solution with Mbox Mini. Order today.


Mbox 3 Mini and Pro Tools Express

  • General
    Total simultaneous channels of I/O: 2/2
    Simultaneous analog inputs/outputs: 2/2
    Mic preamps: 1
    Instrument DIs: 2
    48V Phantom power: Yes
    Maximum resolution: 32-bit/48kHz
    Stereo headphone outputs: 1 (1/4)
    Connection: USB 1.1
    Power source: USB
    Dimensions (WxHxD): 6-3/4 x 2-1/4 x 6-1/4
    Weight: 1.98 lb
    Hardware Compatibility
    Works with ASIO, Core Audio, WDM, MME, and multi-client drivers (included)
    Minimum System Requirements
    Avid-qualified Mac or PC
    Mac OS X 10.6.8, Mac OS X Lion (10.7), or Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate (32- or 64-bit)
    2 GB of RAM (4 GB recommended)
    USB port for Mbox Mini connection
    USB port for iLok authorization (iLok 2 included)
    In The Box
    Mbox Mini interface
    Pro Tools Express software activation card (download required)
    Drivers installation disc
    iLok 2 USB key
    USB cable
    Mbox Mini quick setup guide
    Registration card

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Mbox Mini Yea, Pro Tools Express Nay

By Jerry

from California

About Me Experienced

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Comments about Avid Mbox 3 Mini and Pro Tools Express:

Mbox Mini:
Works great, solid construction, smooth pots. ASIO driver works fine with other DAWs. Excellent, 5 stars.

Pro Tools Express (PTX):
The Good: Works fine, good features, no problems.
The Bad: Manual has all versions of Pro Tools, more than 1000 pages, hard to dig out PTX stuff. PTX uses Ilock USB dongle for copy protection, which is annoyingly complicated, but works fine eventually.
The Ugly: Plug-ins, virtual instruments, only proprietary RTAS and AAX. VST not welcome. My Dimension Pro RTAS and Steven Slate Drums RTAS don't work at all. Only real choice is Avid online store and bring money.
The Really Ugly: The slowest program to start I have ever seen! Slower than Win 7 from power on! I even did a clean Win 7 install formatting C: and installed PTX first. No change. Unless you start PTX once a day and leave it running, you will tear your hair out.
There are numerous DAWs with equal or more features and none of the problems. I put the Ilock back in the box and uninstalled PTX.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Little steps forward in mixing

By Dr. Sound

from Oregon

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer


  • Beautiful Sound
  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Excellent Headphone Amp
  • Far Better Than Audacity


  • But Well Worth It
  • Install Not Easy
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  • None Other Than Listed

Best Uses

  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about Avid Mbox 3 Mini and Pro Tools Express:

I've been a musician/PA engineer for 50 years and just got into mixing tracks six years ago. I have been using Audacity and Sound Forge Home Studio so this is an excellent step up. A lot of mouse movement moves the sliders very slowly so it's easy to do very small increments in changes. The Mbox mini has superior sound to any of my other sound cards. It makes mixing so much easier. Installation is a bit tricky but if you follow the directions after some time it will install just fine.

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