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FireWire Audio Interface/MIDI Interface with Pro Tools LE and Additional Software in Mac/PC - 6-in, 8-out 24-bit/96kHz
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New Audio Power for Pro Tools LE - with Additional Plug-ins!

With the new FireWire-based Mbox 2 Pro Factory, Pro Tools LE just got even cooler! Digidesign has taken the concept of a portable, compact Pro Tools LE rig to even greater heights. It's a powerful box that offers a great deal of flexibility and capability. Now you can choose the Mbox that's best for you: the USB Mbox 2 or the new FireWire Mbox 2 Pro.

Digidesign Mbox 2 Pro Factory at a Glance:
  • A high-quality audio solution for both pro and project studios
  • Expanded I/O with plenty of hands-on control
  • S/PDIF digital audio and word clock I/O
  • Exclusive 24/7 Sweetwater Support
  • Includes dozens of plug-in effects and instruments
  • Use the same software the pros use
  • Five professional Factory bundle plug-ins

A high-quality audio solution for both pro and project studios
Digidesign's Mbox and Mbox 2 have proven tremendously popular - not only with "entry-level" and "home" users (whatever those terms mean) but also with high-end professionals, who use the portable interfaces for editing tracks on location and on airplanes, for tracking smaller sessions, for mixing on the run, and for working on projects from home or project studios, then taking those projects into full-on Pro Tools TDM-based studios for the finishing touches. The Mbox 2 Pro raises the bar, giving you the ability to use up to four simultaneous inputs (using the S/PDIF ins and external clocking, up to six inputs!) and eight simultaneous outputs.

Expanded I/O with plenty of hands-on control
The clean and streamlined front panel of the Mbox 2 Pro offers plenty of up-front, hands-on control. Starting from the left, there are indicators for power, external clock sync, and MIDI activity. Two 1/4-inch headphone jacks, each with its own dedicated volume knob follow - you can create two independent headphone mixes using the 3/4 button - after which comes the monitor output volume knob. Next up is the stereo Aux Input control, with accompanying peak LED and switch/indicator for phono operation. On the right are two inputs, each with a level control, peak LED indicator, and switches for selecting either the front-panel 1/4-inch DI jacks or the rear-panel mic/line-level connections.

S/PDIF digital audio and word clock I/O
Flipping the Mbox 2 Pro around to check out the back panel, you'll find a plethora of input/output options. Starting from the left you have two 1/4-inch/XLR combo mic/line inputs, then the stereo Aux Input, which offers a choice of 1/4-inch line inputs or RCA inputs for phono operation, and features a grounding lug for use with turntables. Stereo 1/4-inch monitor outputs appear next, along with four 1/4-inch line outputs. S/PDIF digital I/O on coaxial connections follows, along with line outs 5/6 (which share one jack), a footswitch jack, MIDI in and out (with time-stamping), and two FireWire ports for connecting the unit to your computer and daisy-chaining additional FireWire gear. Of special note are the word clock input and output on BNC connectors, for synchronizing the Mbox 2 Pro to the rest of your digital gear. The back panel is rounded out with a connector for the external power supply.

Exclusive 24/7 Sweetwater Support
When you buy your Pro Tools system from Sweetwater, you have a team of Pro Tools experts standing behind you. We have helped literally thousands of our customers get started with their Pro Tools|HD, Pro Tools LE, and Pro Tools M-Powered systems, and we've even created a Sweetwater-exclusive online Pro Tools Resource Center that answers many of the most common Pro Tools questions - everything from how to set up your first session, to the latest compatibility details. All of these resources - including our award-winning tech support team - are absolutely free to Sweetwater customers, and you'll have immediate access to them from the moment you open the box!

Includes Dozens of Plug-in Effects and Instruments
Powered by award-winning, easy-to-use Pro Tools LE software, the Mbox 2 system turns your PC or Mac into a full-fledged recording studio that's packed with many of the same tools the pros use. The Mbox 2 also comes with an incredible suite of virtual instruments, including the Boom drum machine and sequencer, the DB-33 tonewheel organ emulator, the Mini Grand acoustic grand piano, and the Vacuum tube synthesizer. Plus, you also get the Structure Free sampler player, the powerful Xpand!2 multitimbral synthesizer and sample workstation from Digidesign, and the amazingly realistic sounding BFD Lite acoustic drum virtual instrument.

Pro Tools 8 - The same software the pros use
Of course, the heart of the Mbox 2 Pro system is the powerful Digidesign Pro Tools LE 8 software - the same software used in countless professional recording studios and post houses across the world. The tracks that you create in Pro Tools LE 8 can be instantly opened and used in those same pro studios - take your sessions to a Pro Tools|HD-equipped studio and have them mixed by a pro, or enjoy having your entire body of work be fully compatible and usable whenever it's time to make the move into a larger system - with Pro Tools LE 8, you become a part of the largest community of digital audio workstation users in the world.

This version of the industry standard gives you unprecedented Pro Tools LE recording, mixing, and editing power, offering an impressive 48 simultaneous mono or stereo audio tracks - expandable up to 128 tracks with full 7.1 surround sound mixing! You'll also enjoy robust MIDI sequencing and editing abilities, built-in music notation tools with the Score Editor, Elastic Time and Elastic Pitch control, easy track-comping tools, convenient automation and controller lanes, and a time-saving update-checking feature for Pro Tools and all of your plug-ins. Plus, Pro Tools LE 8 includes a comprehensive collection of professional sound-processing plug-ins and 20 new effects - on top of a host of incredible virtual instruments. There are a Mini Grand piano, the Boom drum machine, the DB-33 tonewheel organ, and Vacuum and Xpand!2 synths, and more - as well as more than 9GB of high-quality loops and a ton of plug-ins and tools to fix, enhance, and polish your mixes. In short, you'll have all the tools you need to create radio-ready tracks - right from the moment you open the box.

Five additional Factory bundle plug-ins!
With the Digidesign Mbox 2 Pro Factory bundle, you get five more great plug-ins to make your mixes really sing. Plus, you even get an iLok Smart Key to hold all of your plug-in licenses - which is practically worth choosing the Factory bundle in itself! All in all, from the classic sound of the Moogerfooger Analog Delay to the far-out vibe of the Cosmonaut Voice, these additional plug-ins and iLok Smart Key make the Mbox 2 Pro Factory Bundle an even more incredible value.

Digidesign Mbox 2 Pro Factory Bundle Plug-Ins:
  • Moogerfooger Analog Delay
  • JOEMEEK SC2 Compressor
  • JOEMEEK VC5 Meequalizer
  • Digidesign Maxim
  • Cosmonaut Voice
Digidesign Mbox 2 Pro Factory Features:
  • Award-winning Pro Tools LE recording, editing, and mixing software
  • Comprehensive Pro Tools Ignition Pack software and audio tool collection
  • Producer's Factory plug-in bundle
  • Professional sound quality
  • Powered by FireWire or included power supply
  • Supports up to 24-bit/96 kHz resolution
  • 4 analog inputs (2 XLR/1/4" TRS combo jacks & 2 1/4" TRS jacks)
  • 6 analog outputs (1/4" jacks)
  • 2 instrument DI inputs on the front panel
  • 2 channels of S/PDIF digital I/O (RCA)
  • Built-in phono preamp input (RCA) for direct turntable connection
  • 1 MIDI input and output (16 channels in/16 channels out)
  • MIDI Time Stamping (MTS) support for superior timing and accuracy
  • BNC word clock I/O
  • Low-latency monitoring
  • Dedicated studio monitor outputs with volume control
  • 2 stereo headphone outputs with independent volume controls
  • 48V phantom power for condenser microphones
Included Factory Bundle Plug-ins
  • Moogerfooger Analog Delay
  • JOEMEEK SC2 Compressor
  • JOEMEEK VC5 Meequalizer
  • Digidesign Maxim
  • Cosmonaut Voice
Included Virtual Instruments and Audio Content:
  • Boom drum machine and sequencer
  • DB-33 tonewheel organ emulator with rotating speaker simulation
  • Mini Grand acoustic grand piano
  • Vacuum monophonic vacuum tube synthesizer
  • Xpand!2 multitimbral synth and sample workstation
  • Structure Free sample player (RTAS)
  • FXpansion BFD Lite acoustic drum module
  • 8GB of loops from Big Fish Audio
  • M-Audio Torq LE DJ Software
Included Bomb Factory Plug-ins:
  • BF76 Compressor
  • BF Essential Clip Remover
  • BF Essential Correlation Meter
  • BF Essential Meter Bridge
  • BF Essential Noise Meter
Included Effects, Sound-Processing, and Utility Plug-ins:
  • 1-Band EQ III
  • 4-Band EQ III
  • 7-Band EQ III
  • AIR Chorus
  • AIR Distortion
  • AIR Dynamic Delay
  • AIR Enhancer
  • AIR Ensemble
  • AIR Filter Gate
  • AIR Flanger
  • AIR Frequency Shifter
  • AIR FuzzWah
  • AIR KillEQ
  • AIR Lo-Fi
  • AIR MultiChorus
  • AIR Multi-Delay
  • AIR Nonlinear Reverb
  • AIR Phaser
  • AIR Reverb
  • AIR Spring Reverb
  • AIR StereoWidth
  • AIR Talkbox
  • AIR Vintage Filter
  • Celemony Melodyne Essential
  • Chorus
  • Click
  • Compressor/Limiter
  • D-Verb
  • DC Offset Removal
  • De-Esser
  • Delay
  • DigiReWire
  • Dither
  • Duplicate
  • Eleven Free
  • Expander/Gate
  • Extra Long Delay II
  • Flanger
  • Gain
  • Invert
  • Lo-Fi
  • Long Delay II
  • Maxim
  • Medium Delay II
  • Multi-Tap Delay
  • Normalize
  • Ping-Pong Delay
  • Pitch
  • Pitch Shift
  • POWr Dither
  • Recti-Fi
  • Reverse
  • SansAmp
  • Sci-Fi
  • Signal Generator
  • Short Delay II
  • Slap Delay II
  • Time Compression Expansion
  • Time Shift
  • TL AutoPan
  • TL InTune
  • TL MasterMeter
  • TL Metro
  • Trim
  • Vari-Fi
The Mbox 2 Pro is a professional audio powerhouse!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number 9900-39149-02

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See also: FireWire Interfaces, Digidesign, Digidesign FireWire Audio Interfaces