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USB Audio Interface/MIDI Interface with 2 Mic Preamps, DI, S/PDIF Audio I/O, and Pro Tools LE Software - 24-bit
Item ID: MBox2

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The Mbox 2 from Digidesign packs in just the right amount of inputs and outputs to satisfy the needs of beginning recordists and pro recordists alike. A favorite among singer/songwriters, the Mbox 2 offers two microphone inputs with awesome sound quality, so you can plug a guitar microphone and vocal microphone right in and capture your songs. Built-in MIDI inputs on the back streamline your setup, so you can bring in a MIDI controller to control the abundance of virtual instruments that come included with Pro Tools LE (more on that in a second!).

Ideal for desktop production and a grand-slam winner for your mobile recording needs, the Mbox 2 lets you use the same software the big-time studios use — and makes sure your tracks are compatible with high-end Pro Tools|HD studios when you hit the big time.

One of the biggest things that we hear from customers is how tremendous of a value the Mbox 2 is. It offers 4-in/2-out recording at a high quality, so your tracks are ready for release. And a big part of that value proposition is the massive software package that comes included — you guessed it, Pro Tools LE 8... 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!

Digidesign Mbox 2 4-in/2-out USB Audio/MIDI Interface Features at a Glance:
  • 4-in, 2-out audio/MIDI interface
  • Superior sonic performance
  • New mic preamps with better power supply design and better phantom power circuit
  • 100% USB powered for maximum portability
  • Separate Inputs for mic, line & DI, all on I/O rear panel
  • 2 analog inputs (XLR and 1/4" jacks) & 2 analog outputs (1/4" jacks)
  • 2 channels of S/PDIF digital I/O (coax)
  • 4 simultaneous channels of input using both analog and digital I/O
  • 1 MIDI input & 1 MIDI output (16 channels in/16 channels out)
  • Zero-latency monitoring
  • 48-volt phantom power for condenser microphones
  • Separate source selection and gain control per channel
  • Headphone output with dedicated volume control
  • Dedicated studio monitor volume control
  • True multi-client audio/MIDI drivers (for Mac OS X; Windows XP drivers coming soon)
  • Includes award-winning Pro Tools LE recording, editing, and mixing software
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 Digidesign Mbox 2 is the perfect way to start using Pro Tools!

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Digidesign Mbox 2 Review

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number 9900-37246-00

Customer Reviews

Based on 22 reviews

Sweetwater Advice

Ryan Scherb

This unit was very easy to setup and start using. The instruction manual is well written and easy to follow. Each step is laid out for you, to include optimizing your host computer system for the best audio performance. This is great for someone who knows little about audio recording devices and is on their own to figure it out. Working with the hardware was a breeze. The control panel is laid out in a logical, user friendly way. The beginner will find this feature of particular benefit. This is also great for the professional working on the clock who won't have to waist valuable time searching the manual trying to learn the unit. With the sturdy construction, compact size, and handle, this unit is ready to travel from the studio, to the practice space, to the live show. If you need to take your tracks from your bedroom studio to the pro studio, no problem, the Pro Tools Software is the industry standard. This is great for the beginner who creates tracks at home and then goes to a professional studio to mix on a Pro Tools HD rig, the LE tracks will transfer easily into that HD system. With the essential I/O on board, the beginner has all they need to make professional sounding recordings and mixes. The mic pre's are of the highest quality, and for the guitar or bass player there are two direct inputs. Even the pro who needs a mobile solution for those quick "on the spot recordings" will find the features on the Mbox 2 professional. Whether it's the home studio or the professional studio, the Mbox 2 has the quality and features to find its place in each. I would recommend this product to anyone of any level as a mobile recording solution.
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See also: USB Interfaces, Digidesign, Digidesign USB Audio Interfaces