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Digidesign Mbox USB Interface

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It features Class A Focusrite mic preamps similar to the acclaimed Green Range units. The Mbox couples these with other highest-quality components to...Click To Read More About This Product

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Precision sound in a very small package.

It features Class A Focusrite mic preamps similar to the acclaimed Green Range units. The Mbox couples these with other highest-quality components to provide a 24-bit input-to-output signal path, guaranteeing the fidelity of your sound. Includes 2 analog inputs and outputs, 24-bit stereo S/PDIF I/O, 2 analog TRS inserts, headphone output with dedicated volume, zero-latency monitoring, 100% USB-powered.

Included With All Pro Tools LE Systems

When you buy a Pro Tools LE interface you get an incredible Music Production Enhancement Suite that includes Reason Adapted, Ableton Live Digidesign Edition, IK Multimedia SampleTank SE, IK Multimedia AmpliTube LE, and IK Multimedia T-RackS EQ.

Reason Adapted

An easy-to-use studio package providing a
virtual rack of innovative synthesizers, samplers, and effects along with a mixer and MIDI support. All sound from Reason Adapted can be streamed directly into the Pro Tools mixer via ReWire for additional processing.

Ableton Live Digidesign Edition

A flexible, incredibly intuitive sample sequencer application that enables you to both create, modify, and playback loops, phrases, and songs via Ableton's "elastic audio" technology. Multiple
samples can be automatically played back simultaneously at a user-defined tempo, and, as with Reason, all audio readily finds its way into Pro Tools via ReWire.

IK Multimedia AmpliTube LE

A guitar processing plug-in, AmpliTube LE gives
you easy access to several amplifier and cabinet
models as well as classic stompbox and other
effects. Use them on guitars and/or experiment with other track treatments.

IK Multimedia T-RackS EQ

The EQ module from IK Multimedia's acclaimed T-RackS analog mastering suite, T-RackS EQ, offers Pro Tools users a powerful, tube-modeled parametric EQ to use during mixing and mastering.

IK Multimedia SampleTank SE

A powerful sample playback module providing quick access to a host of included samples and the ability to easily move between them. Acting as a plug-in within the Pro Tools mixer, SampleTank SE enables you to start creating in Pro Tools immediately.

NOTE: Registered users of IK products are entitled to an upgrade to the IK Studio Bundle”an awesome suite of music production tools.

All features, specifications and prices subject to change without notice. Digidesign reserves the right to terminate this offer at any time.

FEATURES
  • 2 analog inputs and outputs featuring Focusrite mic preamps
  • 24-bit stereo S/PDIF I/O
  • Pristine 24-bit signal path from input-to-output
  • 2 analog TRS inserts
  • Headphone output with dedicated volume control
  • Zero-latency monitoring
  • 100% USB powered
  • Pro Tools LE 6.1 software
  • Drivers for Mac and Windows XP

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4.2

(based on 30 reviews)

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The Real Deal

I just received this after years of using CEP then Audition and Soundforge. I have to say that after just producing 3 ads for clients, this little box carries a BANG! this is...Read complete review

I just received this after years of using CEP then Audition and Soundforge. I have to say that after just producing 3 ads for clients, this little box carries a BANG! this is for you only if your serious about your audio quality. The pro Tools LE software is awesome BUT it has a steep learning curve. if you take your time, read everything before installing and configuration, you will NOT be sorry. I use this on my HP laptop along with the M-Audio Studio pro 4 monitors. The quality is just as good as a huge set-up, if not better. I am very happy with this purchase. AGAIN. Be patient with installation and the learning curve. You will be happier in the long run.

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Disappointed and Frustrated

I bought the Mbox with Protools LE about three weeks ago and have had no success with recording or correcting my protools software problems. I have not been able to record for more than...Read complete review

I bought the Mbox with Protools LE about three weeks ago and have had no success with recording or correcting my protools software problems. I have not been able to record for more than 2 minutes without an error message. This happens every time I attempt to record. I didn't have these problems with Cooledit or with Adobe Audition. I have posted these problems to discussion forums, Digidesigns forum, and waited on hold to try to get help from digidesign. I am still experiencing the same problems. I have noticed that there are quite a lot of people experiencing the same problems with no solutions. I would recommend that you check the home recording forums as well as Digidesigns forums and see for yourself before makeing a purchase.Personaly, I wish I had saved a few bucks and gone with a different interface and used Cubase as my software.The very short demos that I have been able to record have superb sound quality. Now it appears my choice is to change software and hardware or just go with very very short demo songs.Good luck!

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1.0

Buyer Beware!!

By eldopapopa

from Paonia, CO

I was led to believe by the item info that the software offered with this product was viable, "real" software - NOT demo versions. None of the software offered with this product aside from Pro Tools is, in fact a full version. Additionally, when working with Pro Tools, I found out that Pro Tools cannot read mp3 files for importation. How pathetic is that? I could not even transfer a previous file for work in Pro Tools. I highly recommend considering other options before buying this one.

 
5.0

The Real Deal

By Radiowriter63

from Pa

I just received this after years of using CEP then Audition and Soundforge. I have to say that after just producing 3 ads for clients, this little box carries a BANG! this is for you only if your serious about your audio quality. The pro Tools LE software is awesome BUT it has a steep learning curve. if you take your time, read everything before installing and configuration, you will NOT be sorry. I use this on my HP laptop along with the M-Audio Studio pro 4 monitors. The quality is just as good as a huge set-up, if not better. I am very happy with this purchase. AGAIN. Be patient with installation and the learning curve. You will be happier in the long run.

 
5.0

works great

By mrbond

from mexico

for a laptop user, its a dream come true

 
5.0

Great for beginner ProTools users

By T.C. Flame

from St. Louis

The M-Box is a great way to start out with ProTools. I was really surprised when I heard the sound quality that was coming out of the little box. It is amazing.

 
1.0

Its Great ... When it Works : (

By Quid

from Connecticut

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I just ordered this system.. and I have to say that I am greatly dissapointed. I guess my search for a reliable USB recording interface continues. You can not record for more than a couple of minutes (nor playback) without getting buffer errors. When you make changes to your buffer in playback settings.. no improvement. And.. asking me to turn off my Windows XP Hyper-Threading technology to make a product work is a backwards approach. The two or so minutes I was able to record actually sounded pretty good.. but; for the $$$ it needs to do a whole lot better.Don't waste your time or money on this product. Look for something else that has better reviews.

 
5.0

This is off the hook!!

By Art1bk

from Brooklyn

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I have to say. This is nice. Very easy to install and fast. The quality on this is amazing. I started doing demos already. I just wish it would have had more inputs but It is easy to install and understand and yeah by the way it's Protools.

 
5.0

HT's Productions

By HT Whitehacker

from Houston, Los Angeles, New Orleans

This is great for a one to two man show. Simple software and great effects for your money. It's a must for the quick show man. One man setup = 5 min. setup and 5 to 7 shutdown. On the run, the beach, street show, convention show, you name it its there. This is the way to go in style.

 
5.0

Review

By Lance-EgwVS

from Clovis, CA

Overall I really like the system. It may not be the best for full band set ups because of the limited inputs, but I've done little demos by rigging a mixer before entering the box. Pro Tools is great, first using may want to do a little reading up on the whole thing but overall it's a good product.

 
5.0

Great product/w decent software package

By josht_101

from New Mexico, USA

The mbox is great, the BNR feature in protools is awesome, but it's only a 2 week trial, without that particular feature, pro tools doesn't stand out as well. BNR is without a doubt the best noise reduction feature on any program I've ever used. It's a shame that after spending $$$ you still have to spend more to buy that.

 
5.0

MBOX THE BEST OF ITS KIND PERIOD

By JOHNSONATOR

from Los Angeles

mbox has been a blast working with .... studio grade quality and total manipulation of audio.

 
5.0

Mbox!?

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I bought mine and cannot go anywhere without it. It is a great peice of equipment and I love Pro Tools and the freedom you get from it. It has some flaws like no midi connectionon the box. And your restricted to having to buy an external midi adapter. The quality of the product is amazing and you can accomplish any kind of music needs!

 
5.0

Perfect

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

You cant go wrong with this. The latency can be issue, but can be adjusted accordingly. I had some minor tweaking after initial setup after that it sounds almost like the HD systems in my big studio. Only a real perfectionist engineer could hear the difference. To the average person, it sounds great and can be used for professional recording with some simple mixing and plug-in work. Sometimes I use it with Cubase SX, so saying you cant use the MBox as your soundcard or with any other program is a lie.

 
5.0

Excellent interface but needs midi

By Nino

from San Diego, CA

The only problem with the Mbox is that it doesn't have built in midi but other than that it's an excellent usb interface without using a power adapter.

 
4.0

M Box

By Devin David Stewart

from Yaak, MT

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I have owned the M-box for a year and still have not made a quality recording. The software included is merely a partial version of the real thing so you can't utilize it to it's full potential. There is however a lot of potential with the little unit. So much that I have not been able to figure it all out. If you want to start recording multi-track and you have little experience, I do not recommend this product. They have schools across the country to teach you how to use this type of recording gear (pro-tools). I have heard that pro-tools is the industry standard, but it is not for the beginner.

 
1.0

Grrrr....

By Second Act Overture

from Tyler, TX

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The MBox has been the bain of my exsistance, and even though I know this review won't matter since there's a new one out, I still have to let it out. I've had the MBox for MONTHS, and I still haven't found why I had to pay so much for it. First it had trouble with my computer, so I switched. Now I can't get my Kaoss Pad to work with it!!! I know Pro Tools is the best because I've seen it in action, but I haven't even gotten to use it and it's been on my computer for a LONG time. Buying the MBox is one of my greatest regrets in anything I've ever bought.

 
5.0

Wow!!

By JSMoov

from Salt Lake City, Ut

This thing is worth every penny. It enables you to produce near-studio quality recordings right at your desktop. Wanna save $100's on a demo? This is a definate way to do it. A must have for any up and coming band/musician.

 
1.0

Disappointed and Frustrated

By Be Careful

from Earth

I bought the Mbox with Protools LE about three weeks ago and have had no success with recording or correcting my protools software problems. I have not been able to record for more than 2 minutes without an error message. This happens every time I attempt to record. I didn't have these problems with Cooledit or with Adobe Audition. I have posted these problems to discussion forums, Digidesigns forum, and waited on hold to try to get help from digidesign. I am still experiencing the same problems. I have noticed that there are quite a lot of people experiencing the same problems with no solutions. I would recommend that you check the home recording forums as well as Digidesigns forums and see for yourself before makeing a purchase.Personaly, I wish I had saved a few bucks and gone with a different interface and used Cubase as my software.The very short demos that I have been able to record have superb sound quality. Now it appears my choice is to change software and hardware or just go with very very short demo songs.Good luck!

 
5.0

great buy

By 6KABRA6

from L.A, CA.

simple, fast, effective, and PRO TOOLS! ......what else do you need?

 
5.0

Lots of features for the money

By Tiny_Man_Inside

from Washington, DC

I picked up the Mbox to start doing some basic recording on my powerMac G5. I was quickly disappointed that I could not get the hardware to work well with Garageband due to large latency. I started to fiddle around in ProTools (included software) and got great results after putting in several hours learning the software. The total package of software+ the hardware+ 2 free mics (from musiciansfriend) is outstanding value and performance.

 
1.0

Computers are finicky...

By Little big man

from Yellowstone

I was hesitant to buy an Mbox after I read mixed reviews and saw the manufacturer's info on all the known hardware/chipset issues that this product has with various computers. I borrowed an Mbox from a friend and I'm glad that I did because the results were frustrating. I'm a software engineer and I've never had so much trouble getting a USB device to work properly. The IBM laptop I own is one of the recommended computers that digidesign recommends for use with the mbox, but I couldn't even get it to work with that. I got it to work fairly well (after an hour of setup) with my desktop, but now that I turned it off, the computer no longer recognizes it when I turn it back on and I have to reinstall EVERYTHING for it to work. There must be a simpler way to record audio into a computer!! When it was working it seemed to be a good product, but the maintenance is a let-down and I won't be buying one for myself. I hate to use a USB mic, but I'll have to make do and let Audition clean up the audio in post-processing.

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