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    The Pro Tools system that fits in your gig bag.

    The Digidesign Mbox2 Mini is one of the world's smallest, most affordable Pro Tools LE recording, editing, and mixing systems ever. Whether you're a singer/songwriter who's new to recording or a seasoned pro on the go, Mbox 2 Mini packs professional features into a robust, ultra compact, easy-to-use audio workstation to record and mix music wherever your inspiration takes you. And with its diminutive size, Mbox 2 Mini literally puts the power of Pro Tools in the palm of your hand.

    Like its siblings, Mbox 2, Mbox 2 Pro, and Mbox 2 Micro, the Digidesign Mbox 2 Mini delivers superior sound quality and includes plenty of powerful creation tools for composing, recording, and mixing music. The MBox 2 Mini comes with award-winning, easy-to-use Pro Tools LE software, which provides you with many of the same tools the pros use on major recordings and in films. And because Pro Tools is the industry standard, you can use your Mbox 2 Mini-recorded sessions in any Pro Tools-equipped studio around the world.

    Hardware
    Mbox2 Mini is professionally and durably built to withstand all the knocks and bounces it encounters as your traveling companion, and delivers superior sound quality.

    Software
    Pro Tools software is used in countless professional studios around the world, and includes all the tools you need to easily compose, record, edit, mix, and master your projects with pro results—every time.

    Product Availability: Pro Tools 8.0.4
    Free downloadable update offers Windows support (LE and M-Powered); improvements for all Pro Tools systems. Avid is pleased to announce the availability of Pro Tools 8.0.4, a free upgrade for all registered Pro Tools users. This latest update offers many performance enhancements and fixes, plus adds Windows 7 support for Pro Tools LE and Pro Tools M-Powered systems.

    Features Hardware
    • Professional sound quality (up to 24-bit/48 kHz)
    • Two simultaneous analog inputs and outputs
    • •One XLR analog input for connecting a microphone
    • •Two 1/4" line-/instrument-level (DI) analog inputs for connecting guitars, basses, keyboards, synthesizers, drum machines, and more
    • Zero-latency monitoring
    • Compact, rugged metal enclosure for maximum portability and durability
    • Powered by USB (USB 1.1 connection, cable included)
    • Front-panel volume control and monitor mute switch
    • Two 1⁄4" analog monitor outputs
    • Stereo headphone output
    • 48V phantom power
    • Kensington Security Lock
    New in Pro Tools 8 software
    • Award-winning Pro Tools®recording, editing, and mixing
    • 48 simultaneous stereo audio tracks (expandable with Toolkit options)
    • Includes dozens of pro effects processing plug-ins and virtual instruments
    • Professional MIDI sequencing with dedicated MIDI Editor window
    • Integrated Score Editor based on award-winning Sibelius notation software
    • Full Elastic Time and Elastic Pitch to easily adjust timing and pitch on your tracks
    • Unique Beat Detective™ LE automatic groove analysis and correction tool
    • ReWire support for streaming you favorite applications right into Pro Tools
    • Support for the Digidesign C"24™ and Command"8®control surfaces
    • Huge selection of compatible third-party plug-ins and software options
    • Works on Windows and Mac computers
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    • BF76 Compressor
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    • Compressor/Limiter
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    • Short Delay II
    • Slap Delay II
    • Time Compression Expansion
    • Time Shift
    • TL AutoPan
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    • Trim
    • Vari-Fi

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    Mbox 2 Mini Specifications:

    • System Requirements
    • Digidesign-qualified Windows Vista- (32-bit Business or Ultimate), Windows XP- or Mac OS X 10.5-based computer
    • Minimum 1 GB of RAM
    • DVD-ROM or equivalent optical drive for software installation
    • Available USB port for Mbox 2 Mini system (USB hubs not supported)
    • Mic Input
    • Connector: One balanced XLR jack
    • Mic Phantom Power: 48V
    • Equivalent Input Noise: -129 dBu
    • Frequency Response: +/- 0.1 dB
    • Dynamic Range: 103 dB / 106 dB A-weighted
    • THD + N @ 1kHz: 0.0006% (-104 db)
    • Input Sensitivity, Pad off: +1 dBu minimum gain, -52 dBu maximum gain
    • Input Sensitivity, Pad on: +21 dBu minimum gain, -32 dBu maximum gain
    • Input Impedance (pad off): 9.5 k ohm
    • Line/DI Inputs
    • Connector: Two unbalanced " jacks with independent gain controls
    • Frequency Response: +/- 0.1 dB
    • Dynamic Range: 103 dB / 106 dB A-weighted
    • THD + N @ 1kHz: 0.006% (-84 db)
    • Input Sensitivity, Pad off: +1 dBu minimum gain, -52 dBu maximum gain
    • Input Sensitivity, Pad on: +21 dBu minimum gain, -32 dBu maximum gain
    • Input Impedance (pad off): Inputs are DI only
    • Monitor Outputs
    • Connector: Two " unbalanced jacks
    • Frequency Response: +/- 0.25 dB
    • Dynamic Range: 105 dB / 107 dB A-weighted
    • Output Sensitivity: +6 dBu maximum
    • Headphone Outputs
    • Connector: One " stereo jack
    • Output Sensitivity: 1.6V RMS maximum gain
    • Frequency Response: +/- 0.25 dB
    • Dynamic Range: 99 dB / 101 dB A-weighted
    • Digital Specifications
    • Supported Sample Rates: 44.1, 48 kHz
    • Maximum Word Length: 24 bit
    • Host Connection: One USB 1.1 type B jack (cable included)
    • Size / Weight / Power
    • Height: 1.75 inches / 4.44 cm
    • Width: 5.0 inches / 12.7 cm
    • Depth: 6.0 inches / 15.24 cm
    • Weight: 1.12 lbs / 508 grams
    • Power Requirements: Powered off USB bus only
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    DigidesignMbox 2 Mini
     
    3.8

    (based on 23 reviews)

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    i recomend if you are new 2 recording and music production

    my name is mitty im am from philadelphia i was always interested in makin beats and recording i just didnt know how 2 go about getting started and getting the right equiment a friend of...Read complete review

    my name is mitty im am from philadelphia i was always interested in makin beats and recording i just didnt know how 2 go about getting started and getting the right equiment a friend of mine introduced me 2 fruity loops and ive been using it ever since but i still wanted 2 know what could i use 4 high quality recording i used 2 always hear my favorite rappers mention protools i went online in did some research and i wound up on this website and the m box 2 mini is what they recomened if u ask me its very affordable 4 the quality and all the features u get TAKE NOTE U WILL NEED 2 GET AND EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE ALSO U SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST 2G OF RAM OR THE PROTOOLS PROGRAM WILL NOT FUNCTION CORRECTLY THE MORE Gs OF RAM THE BETTER THE PROGRAM WILL WORK ALSO USB HUDS ARE NOT SUPPORTED GOTTA PLUG IT STRAIGHT IN THE USB PORT

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Lots of features - if you have the right system

    Ok, so I bought this without reading any reviews. It was recommended to me at a local music store. No, didn't get it from here but maybe this review will help those that...Read complete review

    Ok, so I bought this without reading any reviews. It was recommended to me at a local music store. No, didn't get it from here but maybe this review will help those that follow.I looked on the box and read the system requirements. My computer greatly exceeded them all. I was all set. So I thought.Installation was smooth. The software is very robust and packed with features. That isn't the complaint.What you do NOT see on the box is the high recommendation that you use a hard drive that is NOT your main system drive. That means a different internal drive or an external firewire drive. External USB will not work. Also, the external firewire has to have a specific chipset. I found this out because the one I happened to have did not have the right chipset.Essentially what happens is after several seconds of recording, you get an abrupt error about a buffer or something. Just google 6086 error and you'll see. There are pages upon pages about this error on forums.So, with that said; I am returning this product. It's just too much hassle and work to get some simple recording done at home. If I were a pro-audio guy I'd tough it out and make it work. Rather, I'd probably have something a lot more high end in the first place.Bottom line: Do not buy unless you have done your homework as to whether it will run on your system.If it does then fantastic, you'll reap the rewards. If not, you'll be in for a headache.

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    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    i recomend if you are new 2 recording and music production

    By mark lee

    from PHILLY

    Comments about Digidesign Mbox 2 Mini:

    my name is mitty im am from philadelphia i was always interested in makin beats and recording i just didnt know how 2 go about getting started and getting the right equiment a friend of mine introduced me 2 fruity loops and ive been using it ever since but i still wanted 2 know what could i use 4 high quality recording i used 2 always hear my favorite rappers mention protools i went online in did some research and i wound up on this website and the m box 2 mini is what they recomened if u ask me its very affordable 4 the quality and all the features u get TAKE NOTE U WILL NEED 2 GET AND EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE ALSO U SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST 2G OF RAM OR THE PROTOOLS PROGRAM WILL NOT FUNCTION CORRECTLY THE MORE Gs OF RAM THE BETTER THE PROGRAM WILL WORK ALSO USB HUDS ARE NOT SUPPORTED GOTTA PLUG IT STRAIGHT IN THE USB PORT

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fantastic for Home Studios!

    By Davey B2

    from Atlanta, GA

    Comments about Digidesign Mbox 2 Mini:

    Bought it, installed it, LOVE IT!!!! I do not care that it needs an external drive because I have a 500GB Elements that works fine with this (USB by the way - not Firewire as everyone has complained about)). I just increase the H/W Buffer size as explained in the instructions and off I go! The BFD Lite plugin is my favorite but you also get compression/limiting, Amplitube LE, tuners, all kinds of plugins. IMO, you can't get a better studio for under $200. I have had it for 4 years now and it has survived a total wipe/reinstall of my Windows OS (got a nasty Trojan virus)about 2 months ago. I was even able to login to the AVID website to retrieve all of my activation codes to get back to exactly where I was when my PC froze. If you are looking to turn a computer into a Home Recording Studio for about $200 look no further. Just please read the specs and know that yes you will have to buy an external drive if yours doesn't match up.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Mixing Engineer/Underground Producer

    By bigwillis8000

    from The Bay Area

    Comments about Digidesign Mbox 2 Mini:

    This M-Box is so perfect. Over the past 10 years my studio has grown and shrunk and grown again and has now shrunk for the last time. II first got this M-Box because I needed a small rig to move about. I had a room full of gear centered around a digi002 complete with light pipe and a 32 channel analog board (not to mention the racks of out board gear. Long story short. I began to complete mixes inside the box and I my clients still thought I was using the strips on the board. the electric bill went down.This M-Box and Pro Tools (and good plug ins) has delivered quality mixes that are limited only by my mixing skills. ITB is the way to go.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Lots of features - if you have the right system

    By Laserfloyd

    from Atlanta, GA

    Comments about Digidesign Mbox 2 Mini:

    Ok, so I bought this without reading any reviews. It was recommended to me at a local music store. No, didn't get it from here but maybe this review will help those that follow.I looked on the box and read the system requirements. My computer greatly exceeded them all. I was all set. So I thought.Installation was smooth. The software is very robust and packed with features. That isn't the complaint.What you do NOT see on the box is the high recommendation that you use a hard drive that is NOT your main system drive. That means a different internal drive or an external firewire drive. External USB will not work. Also, the external firewire has to have a specific chipset. I found this out because the one I happened to have did not have the right chipset.Essentially what happens is after several seconds of recording, you get an abrupt error about a buffer or something. Just google 6086 error and you'll see. There are pages upon pages about this error on forums.So, with that said; I am returning this product. It's just too much hassle and work to get some simple recording done at home. If I were a pro-audio guy I'd tough it out and make it work. Rather, I'd probably have something a lot more high end in the first place.Bottom line: Do not buy unless you have done your homework as to whether it will run on your system.If it does then fantastic, you'll reap the rewards. If not, you'll be in for a headache.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very happy with this purchase

    By Grubbie

    from In the sticks

    Comments about Digidesign Mbox 2 Mini:

    I bought this package a couple months ago. Everything works as it should. The Pro Tools package is AWESOME!! This actually does come with everything you need to produce professional recordings. Of course, if you want to record more than one source at a time, you will want a bigger interface.. But the Pro Tools package is well worth the price of this package by itself.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Overall its good

    By Reem

    from Charlotte NY native

    Comments about Digidesign Mbox 2 Mini:

    I've owned mines for about 7 months. When I first bought it, it wasnt compatiable with my laptop so I had to buy another cpu. It wasnt hard to get up and running and I've owned a previous M-Powered protools setup. The preamps in the M-box itself kinda suck in my opinion. My M-Audio Mobile pre that records AT 16BIT sounded better without a preamp in my opinion.. Know the goodness of this box is that it ships with protools le. Everything sounds better in protools in my opinion. I have a AT2020 running into a Presonus preamp ran into my Mbox mini. I also have the sound output of the mini running into my mixer. With a little mixing and compression I can say that I am proud of my Budget studio sound. Not to mention that I use Ozone to sort of master my finish product. I'm working on my fourth album and I must say that this is probably the best product i have done so far...

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    1.0

    Seperate Hard Drive!!?!!

    By Jonny L

    from NYC

    Comments about Digidesign Mbox 2 Mini:

    After installation issues (with a 32 bit Vista Ultimate laptop) were resolved by downloading the program from digidesign (apparently I had a bum CD)the program ran terribly. The demo tune sputtered and stalled!So after digging in the digidesign user group I discover they recommend not running it on the system drive but on a seperate hard drive!! Not a USB hard drive (God Forbid) but a firewire or SCSI approved drive. THIS IS NOWHERE IN THE SPECS!! Not on Musicians Friend, nor on the digi website, nor in the manual.Thank God Digi let me return it. BUT WHY ARE THESE SPECS NOT PROMINENTLY DISPLAYED? Am I the only newbie at Pro Tools that didnt know about this?

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    4.0

    Great for beginning, but not for expanding

    By Mike-Pj.Vq

    from Minneapolis, MN

    Comments about Digidesign Mbox 2 Mini:

    As a Recording Engineer who is half way through college for recording, I bought this because i was starting out and had little money. It is a good purchase for starting out and for mixing. The lack of features (limited ins/outs/mic pres) is what brings it down. It will get you through the day and is a great tool while learning but for expansion, you cant do much. I have found ways to make it work but if you have the money, save it for a Digi 002 or 003.

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    4.0

    Great Introduction

    By MFSF

    from San Francisco,CA

    Comments about Digidesign Mbox 2 Mini:

    I have been very pleased with this product. I was up and running very quickly. The installation went very and the hardware works great. The only issues I have had are related to my inexperience. However, I will say the way Digidesign's product support is a little disapointing. I understand the tech industry and how they love to pinch pennies out of everything, and Digidesign is no different it seems.Other than that I am pleased and will probably upgrade soon.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Mbox Mini ROCKS!

    By rafta182

    from Caracas, Venezuela

    Comments about Digidesign Mbox 2 Mini:

    I bought the Mbox mini a few months ago and I can say that It works very good! The only bad thing is that it doesn't have Midi! But well! Is great for begginers or for people that want to record with protools without Spending much money! I own a new macbook and it works just great with protools! Just read the specifications before buying it!

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