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Digidesign MBox 2 Educational 889406888043

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The Educational Edition of the Mbox 2 is specially priced for purchase by K-12 and higher education institutions, instructors at such institutions and currently enrolled students (including those who ... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Educational Edition of the Mbox 2 is specially priced for purchase by K-12 and higher education institutions, instructors at such institutions and currently enrolled students (including those who are home-schooled). Proper documentation, such as a school PO, faculty/student ID, or documentation from an applicable governing body recognizing the school/home school as an accredited education institution, must be provided in order to use and register this product.

Mbox 2 is a next-generation, USB-powered audio/MIDI production system that builds on the performance and simplicity of the original Mbox—Digidesign's most popular personal studio system ever. Featuring a wide range of connection options, including analog, digital, and MIDI I/O, Mbox 2 delivers professional performance in an incredibly compact package. Mbox 2 also includes award-winning, easy-to-use Pro Tools LE software, that offers many of the same features that top studios rely on to produce Grammy-winning albums and Academy Award—winning film sound. Projects created with Mbox 2 and Pro Tools LE software also open on Pro Tools"HD and Pro Tools M-Powered systems—providing instant compatibility with countless Pro Tools—equipped project and professional studios around the globe.

Hardware
The Digidesign Mbox 2 hardware interface is both powerful and easy to use, featuring a distinctive industrial design, impressive sound quality, and extensive input and output options.

Software
Pro Tools software is used in countless professional studios around the world, and includes all the tools you need to easily compose, record, edit, mix, and master your projects with pro results—every time.

Product Availability: Pro Tools 8.0.4
Free downloadable update offers Windows support (LE and M-Powered); improvements for all Pro Tools systems. Avid is pleased to announce the availability of Pro Tools 8.0.4, a free upgrade for all registered Pro Tools users. This latest update offers many performance enhancements and fixes, plus adds Windows 7 support for Pro Tools LE and Pro Tools M-Powered systems.

Features

Hardware
100% USB powered for maximum portability
2 analog inputs, 2 analog outputs
2 channels of S/PDIF digital I/O
1 MIDI input and 1 MIDI output (16 channels in/16 channels out)
Zero-latency monitoring
Superior sonic performance
48V phantom power for condenser microphones
Separate source selection and gain control per channel
Headphone output with dedicated volume control
Dedicated studio monitor volume control

Pro Tools LE 8 new features
Award-winning Pro Tools recording, editing, and mixing
48 simultaneous stereo audio tracks (expandable with Toolkit options)
Includes dozens of pro effects processing plug-ins 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 you favorite applications right into Pro Tools
Support for the Digidesign C"24 and Command"8 control surfaces
Huge selection of compatible third-party plug-ins and software options

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! multitimbral synth and sample workstation
Structure Free sample player
FXpansion BFD Lite acoustic drum module

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
Specifications
System Requirements
Digidesign-qualified Windows Vista- (32-bit Business or Ultimate), Windows XP- or Mac OS X 10.5-based computer
Minimum 1GB of RAM
DVD-ROM or equivalent optical drive for software installation
Available USB port for for Mbox 2 system (USB hubs not supported)
Available USB port for iLok USB Smart Key

Analog Inputs—2
Separate source selection and gain control per channel
Mic: XLR with 48V phantom power
Mic preamp: >120 db EIN @ > 50 dB gain
Line: 1/4"
DI: 1/4"
Maximum Input: 8.7 V RMS (balanced), or +21 dBu
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
90 day warranty on M-Box. One year parts and labor warranty on all other products.


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3.0

Decent Small Mixer

By Michael Wong

from Boston MA

This is good when on a tight budget, or when not many instruments need to be recorded at a time. It's not good for drums though, because only two inputs may run at a time. Also, if it runs for too long, all the inputs will clip really loud into a distorted static mumbo jumbo hiss. It's extremely scary. It doesn't have latency monitoring like other mixers.

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