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Avid Pro Tools LE Mbox Pro 3 (3rd gen)

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The Pro Tools LE Mbox Pro 3 (3rd generation) is a 24-bit/192kHz, 8 x 8 FireWire interface offering exceptional sound quality. It has 4 XLR mic inputs with 48V phantom power, 4 x 1/4" TRS line inputs, ... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Pro Tools LE Mbox Pro 3 (3rd generation) is a 24-bit/192kHz, 8 x 8 FireWire interface offering exceptional sound quality. It has 4 XLR mic inputs with 48V phantom power, 4 x 1/4" TRS line inputs, 6 balanced outputs 2 unbalanced Alt line outputs, 2 x 1/4" headphone outs, onboard DSP, and an assignable Pro Tools multifunction button to give you fast access to software functions, and more. Rock-solid drivers ensure hardware compatibility with most major audio software (Logic, Live, Cubase, and more).

Professionals around the world have long been using Pro Tools systems to create award-winning music and sound for film and TV, and now you can get the same world-class results in your personal studio with Pro Tools LE Mbox Pro 3. This complete, integrated, computer-based music creation and production system was designed by the same engineering team responsible for Avid's high-end Pro Tools|HD systems. The Mbox Pro hardware interface features a premium analog signal path and high-performance converters for exceptional sound. It also comes bundled with Pro Tools LE software—the same platform used in commercial facilities around the world—ensuring pro studio compatibility and delivering everything you need to compose, record, edit, and mix music. Mbox Pro also provides third-party drivers for rock-solid integration with nearly every popular audio recording application.

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.


  • Compatible with most major audio software (Pro Tools LE, Logic, Live, Cubase, and more)
  • FireWire connection
  • Professional-grade circuitry and converters deliver exceptional audio performance
  • Up to 24-bit/192 kHz sample rates
  • Soft-clip limiter lets you track hot signals without clipping—providing a classic overdriven tape saturation sound
  • Built-in guitar tuner
  • Onboard DSP offers flexible cue mixing and reverb effects
  • Assignable Pro Tools multifunction button on interface gives you fast access to software functions
  • Connect up to three pairs of monitors or do 5.1 surround mixing
  • Hardware configuration:
  • 8 x 8 simultaneous channels of I/O
  • 4 mic inputs with 48 V phantom power and high pass filter (2 XLR/DI combo, 2 XLR)
  • 4 1/4" TRS line inputs
  • 2 unbalanced Alt line inputs (2 RCA, 1 mini 1/8”)
  • 6 1/4" TRS balanced line outputs
  • 2 discrete 1/4” stereo headphone outputs with separate volume controls
  • Stereo S/PDIF digital I/O
  • 1 MIDI input, 1 MIDI output
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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(31 of 62 customers found this review helpful)



By Jose

from Miami Beach FL

Really .. really disappointing. I have the Digi 002 and I bought the Mbox Pro because I thought it will be great to improve with the new interface, pre amps and sound quality plus the new pro tools 9 But when I got the Mbox Pro the Mic - Di 1 & 2 didn�ۡ���t work!!! the Line inputs 1, 2, 3 and 4 didn�ۡ���t work either. The headphones �ۡ��̏B�ۡ�ݕ�_ didn�ۡ���t work too and the worst is that comes with Pro tools 8!!! that I already have. You have to purchase Pro tools 9 to have all the new options Pro Tools have! I returned the Mbox Pro and definitely I will not buy it. I don't know Logic but looks like is going to be my next option! Bad for Avid and Digi design.

(29 of 33 customers found this review helpful)


Setting the Record Straight for Avid

By Sherwin

from Birmingham, Alabama

I have nothing but good things to say about Avid, Pro Tools 9 and the Mbox 3 Pro. Yes, it was somewhat of a wait for the new Mbox 3 Pro to arrive; however, the results of my sound quality has improve beyond measures, and to say the least, well worth the wait. Look people, wake up and except some responsibility if you're expecting to become a professional. All of us at some point in our musical careers experience defected gear from time to time. Its not uncommon, not even from some of your top name product manufactures. Just send it back and get a replacement. Stop making excuses to avoid the learning curve of using industry standard products such as Pro Tools and Avid Hardware. The worse you can do is dumb down for cheaper purchase and less quality.

(28 of 124 customers found this review helpful)


why is this taking so long?

By jacob

from LaVerne, California.

Okay, i've used the pro tools mboxes and they always work great. the problem with this one is that the date is continually being pushed back! I was excited a few weeks ago when it was told to come out and then the date was pushed back to november 11th and today I come on and it is pushed back AGAIN to december 12th. This is ridiculous to say the least.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)


The best interface in it's league!!!! Avid you really out did your selfs with this one!!!!

By Edify

from Pensacola

The Mbox pro 3 is one the best out there hands down!!! the sound quality is pristine you get exactly what you here. It has better preamps better converters & a better clock that leads up to a overall much better sound. If you don't have one or your thinking about getting one go for has no mix knob like the last mbox series so you don't that extra feed back & latency. I would give it 10 stars if they had the option to.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


This is what you need to go to the next level

By Milito

from Leesburg, VA

If you are in a band and want to go to the next level, this is the product to do it. It wasn't what I expected, its more! You can record, and mix your music with this package, and the included samples and loops do not dissapoint. I got a little depressed at first because I couldn't get it to work, but with support from Avid, they helped me to get this thing running and recording. It is very sturdy and heavy. The only drawback I experienced is getting this thing to work, because you got to change some system settings, but once you change them everything just flows. Five stars.

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