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Avid Pro Tools LE Mbox Mini 3 (3rd-Gen)

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The Pro Tools LE Mbox Mini 3 (3rd Gen) is part of the next-generation of Avid's Pro Tools Mbox family”some of the highest quality, most flexible personal recording systems ever. Professionals around t... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Pro Tools LE Mbox Mini 3 (3rd Gen) is part of the next-generation of Avid's Pro Tools Mbox family”some of the highest quality, most flexible personal recording systems ever. Professionals around the world have long been using Pro Tools recording systems to create award-winning music and sound for film and TV. Now you can get the same professional results in your personal studio with Pro Tools LE Mbox Mini 3”a complete, integrated, computer-based music creation and production system. The ultra-portable Pro Tools LE Mbox Mini 3 features the key ingredients you need to easily compose, record, edit, and mix music”including studio-standard Pro Tools LE software. You get over 70 stunning effects and virtual instruments, plus other tools and features to help you create music quickly and easily.

The highly mobile Mini is a 24-bit/48kHz, USB bus-powered 2 x 2 interface featuring an XLR mic/line combo input with 48V phantom power, two 1/4" instrument inputs, as well a balanced output and headphone out. It also offers you a mix control for zero-latency monitoring and a monitor volume knob.

Premium Quality
Designed by the same engineering team behind their top-of-the-line Pro Tools|HD systems, the Mbox Mini 3 interface features advanced recording technology for exceptional quality. A premium analog signal path and high-performance converters deliver pristine 24-bit, 48kHz sound. Stringent testing standards ensure rock-solid performance in the most demanding environments.

Highly Flexible
Mbox Mini 3 is designed for ultra-tight integration with the included Pro Tools LE software, which is based on the same platform trusted by professional musicians, engineers, and producers around the world. The Mbox Mini interface also works with other major recording applications, so you can make music any way you want. All-new drivers provide superior performance with Logic, Live, Record, Reason, Fruity Loops, Cubase, Nuendo, Sonar, and more. So go ahead, use your favorite third-party DAW from start to finish, or record, with the included Pro Tools LE software to ensure your sessions are compatible with pro studios around the world. No matter how you work, you'll sound great with Mbox Mini.

Bundled Plug-ins
In addition to an incredible 8GB collection of pro-quality loops from industry sound heavyweights Big Fish Audio, the included Pro Tools LE 8 software includes a comprehensive bundle of amazing virtual instruments, effects, and utility plug-ins.


  • Ultra-portable audio interface
  • Compatible with most major audio software: Pro Tools LE (included), Logic, Live, Cubase, and more
  • Bus-powered USB connection for maximum mobility
  • Professional-grade circuitry and converters deliver exceptional audio performance
  • Up to 24-bit, 48 kHz sample rates
  • Mix control for zero-latency recording
  • Hardware configuration:
    • 2 x 2 simultaneous channels of I/O
    • 1 XLR mic/line combo input with 48 V phantom power
    • 2 1/4" instrument inputs (1 DI, 1 line/DI)
    • 2 balanced 1/4" monitor outputs
    • 1 1/4" stereo headphone output
    • Dedicated monitor volume knob
    Pro Tools LE 8 Software included
    • Award-winning Pro Tools recording, editing, and mixing
    • 48 simultaneous stereo audio tracks (expandable with Toolkit options)
    • Includes over 70 professional effects 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 your favorite applications right into Pro Tools
    • Huge selection of compatible third-party plug-ins and software options
    • Works on Windows and Mac computers
    Included Virtual Instruments
    • 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
    Included Effects, Sound-Processing, 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
    • BF76 Compressor
    • BF Essential Clip Remover
    • BF Essential Correlation Meter
    • BF Essential Meter Bridge
    • BF Essential Noise Meter
    • 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
    System Requirements
    • Mac
    • Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard) or 10.6.1-10.6.4 (Snow Leopard)
    • 1GB RAM (2GB recommended)
    • 6GB free disk space
    • Intel processor (no PowerPC support)
    • One USB port
    • Win
    • Windows XP 32-bit SP3, Windows Vista® 32-bit SP2, Windows 7 32-bit, or Windows 7 64-bit
    • 1GB RAM (2GB recommended)
    • 5GB free disk space
    • One USB port
    • ASIO, Core Audio, WDM, MME, and multi-client drivers
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    (23 of 24 customers found this review helpful)


    Way Better Than Expected

    By Jonathan

    from prattville, al

    I've been dying to try pro tools for quite sometime, but i've been using sonar as my daw for the last 4 years. I recently replaced my presonus audiobox with the mbox mini and right away there are quite a few differences between the two. The mbox has a louder output to my monitors (bx5a's) and records at a louder level with way less noise than the audiobox. For it to be 24/48k the sound quality is much better than I expected it to be. The speaker/mute button in the front is a great feature because you dont have to turn the monitors down or mess with the mix knob when you record/monitor in the same room. Another plus are 2 DI on the back of the interface and one doubles as a line input for connecting outboard gear like your preamp or effects processor. The mbox mini is a great way to become a pro tools user plus it has more features than most of the 24/48k interfaces have. Oh yeah, and as an end note, I use windows vista sp2 and have had no problems with installation or use of the mbox and pro tools.

    (8 of 29 customers found this review helpful)


    Amazing Audio Interface!!!!

    By K. Marvel

    from San Diego, CA

    First off I would like to say don't use Mbox Mni 3 for PC, go get a Mac if you don't have one already. It gives you issues trying to recording. Other than that go get it. It's good for any home studio, gives good quality.

    (3 of 11 customers found this review helpful)


    Not For Me

    By john

    from MD

    To keep it short and simple the Mbox clips alot!!! and is very high quality when recording synthesizer with silver 1/4 cables

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


    So quick and easy!

    By Giovanni Martello

    from Quakertown, Pennsylvania

    I bought this from my local guitar center the other day. Installation on my Windows 7 Laptop was a breeze. I followed the enclosed instructions on how to set this device up and I had no issues. I then popped in the instructional DVD that comes with it and they give you a quick crash course in creating audio tracks, click tracks, and a lot of other little things that will get you started making music very quick. I immediately started recording a bunch of acoustic guitar tracks, imported a drum track that I created in FLStudio 9 and then recorded Bass tracks and Vocals. This device and program are so easy to use and it looks like there are a billion other things to learn in the software if you want to dig deeper. All in all if you can follow simple directions you can begin recording in your home today with no frustration. I would recommend this product to my friends and in fact already recommended it to 2 other of my musician friends who have been looking for an easy to use all in one interface for simple home recording.


    MBox 3 Mini is Great


    from Music land

    This little guy is great. Works seemlessly with a mac. Pro tools is awesome with a ton of options. Pro-tools definitely has a learning curve but it comes with great resources. The dvd tutorial is awesome to get you started. The instruction manual is over 1000 pages but is very resourceful. If you don't mind investing time to learn protools this is an excellent way to get in. The good thing is a lot of industry pros use protools so it will be worth learning.

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