Digidesign MBox 2 Mini Educational  

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This educational edition of Digidesign Mbox 2 Mini Portable Audio Workstation is specially priced for educational institutions and their staff, post-secondary (college) students, and 501(c)(3)... Read More

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Overview

This educational edition of Digidesign Mbox 2 Mini Portable Audio Workstation is specially priced for educational institutions and their staff, post-secondary (college) students, and 501(c)(3) organizations. Proper documentation, such as a school PO, faculty/student ID, or IRS determination letter, must be provided in order to use and register this product.

Digidesign Mbox 2 Mini is an incredibly compact and easy-to-use USB Pro Tools LE audio workstation. Mbox 2 Mini is an ideal solution for beginners (like your students) getting into recording music on their computers or learning how to work with a mobile Pro Tools system. The Mini has two channels of simultaneous analog I/O, 24-bit/48kHz sound quality, an XLR jack with 48V phantom power, two 1/4" line-/instrument-level jacks, zero-latency monitoring, two 1/4" monitor outputs, headphone jack, and front-panel volume and mute controls. The compact design makes it perfectly portable, as does the USB-bus power support.

The Mbox 2 Mini also includes Pro Tools LE software with over 50 effects and instrument plug-ins from Bomb Factory, Digidesign, and more. There's enough here to get your pupils off and running, making music any which way they want.

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
  • Professional sound quality (up to 24-bit/48 kHz)
  • Two simultaneous analog inputs and outputs
  • One XLR analog input for connecting a microphone
  • Two 1/4" line-/instrument-level (DI) analog inputs for connecting guitars, basses, keyboards, synthesizers, drum machines, and more
  • Zero-latency monitoring
  • Compact, rugged metal enclosure for maximum portability and durability
  • Powered by USB (USB 1.1 connection, cable included)
  • Front-panel volume control and monitor mute switch
  • Two 1/4" analog monitor outputs
  • Stereo headphone output
  • 48V phantom power
  • Kensington Security Lock
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 your 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
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
  • Mic Input
  • Connector: One balanced XLR jack
  • Mic Phantom Power: 48V
  • Equivalent Input Noise: -129 dBu
  • Frequency Response: ±0.1 dB
  • Dynamic Range: 103 dB/106dB A-weighted
  • THD + N @ 1kHz: 0.0006% (-104db)
  • Input Sensitivity, Pad off: +1dBu minimum gain, -52dBu maximum gain
  • Input Sensitivity, Pad on: +21dBu minimum gain, -32dBu maximum gain
  • Input Impedance (pad off): 9.5k ohm
  • Line/DI Inputs
  • Connector: Two unbalanced 1/4" jacks with independent gain controls
  • Frequency Response: ±0.1dB
  • Dynamic Range: 103dB/106dB A-weighted
  • THD + N @ 1kHz: 0.006% (-84db)
  • Input Sensitivity, Pad off: +1dBu minimum gain, -52dBu maximum gain
  • Input Sensitivity, Pad on: +21dBu minimum gain, -32dBu maximum gain
  • Input Impedance (pad off): Inputs are DI only
  • Monitor Outputs
  • Connector: Two 1/4" unbalanced jacks
  • Frequency Response: ±0.25 dB
  • Dynamic Range: 105dB/107dB A-weighted
  • Output Sensitivity: +6 dBu maximum
  • Headphone Outputs
  • Connector: One 1/4" stereo jack
  • Output Sensitivity: 1.6V RMS maximum gain
  • Frequency Response: ±0.25 dB
  • Dynamic Range: 99dB/101dB A-weighted
  • Digital Specifications
  • Supported Sample Rates: 44.1, 48kHz
  • Maximum Word Length: 24 bit
  • Host Connection: One USB 1.1 type B jack (cable included)
  • Size/Weight/Power
  • Height: 1.75"/ 4.44cm
  • Width: 5.0" / 12.7cm
  • Depth: 6.0" / 15.24cm
  • Weight: 1.12lb. / 508 grams
  • Power Requirements: Powered off USB bus only
  • PC requirements: Intel Pentium 4, Centrino, Core Duo, or AMD Athlon XP and 64-class processors and chips; Windows XP Home or Professional, Service Pack 2 (Vista not supported); 768MB RAM; Open USB port (USB hubs not supported); DVD-ROM drive
  • Mac requirements: G4 processor (933MHz or higher), G5 processor, or Intel-based Macs; Mac OS X version 10.4; 768MB RAM; Open USB port (USB hubs not supported); DVD-ROM drive
  • Note:
  • Pro Tools 7.4.2 is now compatible with Leopard 10.5.3. Version 7.4.2 is available for free download at digidesign.com
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
90 day warranty on M-Box. One year parts and labor warranty on all other products.


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DigidesignMBox 2 Mini Educational
 
3.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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1.0

Causes iMac to crash

By Boycot Avid

from North Pole, Ak

Comments about Digidesign MBox 2 Mini Educational:

I use to love the Mbox 2 mini but after updating to pro tools LE 8.05 it sucks hard. I keep getting Kernel Panics and then the gray screen of death that says restart your system. The report shows that the Mbox 2 is the cause. I had to replace my 7 month old iMac with a brand new i5 quad core in hopes that the mbox 2 mini would work and of course it crashed my system. I have tried to contact avid via forums just to find out that this is an on going problem. I cant believe they want to charge $70.00 plus dollars just to ask one question! Try to email them the question instead the link takes you to the Avid forum or to purchase the trouble ticket. This issue is almost two years old and of course avid says do this do that remove this and so on and of course it does not work and they will not respond to their avid forum regarding the the post saying the fix they issued did not address the problem. One person posted to them "694 people cant be wrong." Avids reply silence. Get something else from another company who takes customer service seriously and not living off accolades from years ago as the industry standard.

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4.0

the switch

By Clint Strayhorn

from Cook NE

Comments about Digidesign MBox 2 Mini Educational:

I finally made the switch to pro tools with this interface. I'm glad I did. I've been able to operate it since it came out of the box using only you tube tutorials. I'm new to software based recording, and this box is user friendly yet as capable as you will need it to be for home recording. It really is "plug and play".

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

sounds good

By hector

from for tworth texas

Comments about Digidesign MBox 2 Mini Educational:

i switched from the tascam us144 to this and man it was a big difference.the quality sounds good and the price does too so if you are trying to get some good sound with little money this is the way to go and it also comes withe the software what else could u ask for. thumbs up for this.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect Home Studio Interface

By Dr Ray

from Seattle, Washington

Comments about Digidesign MBox 2 Mini Educational:

The mxbox mini is perfect for a good home studio. It has perfect sounding audio inputs. While you may need some power amplifiers and preamps and extensions for headphones and usb inputs to really have the mbox mini be professional, it is a great start and a great price for a typically expensive peice of equipment.

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4.0

Does what it needs to

By Chris Conforti

from Las Vegas, NV

Comments about Digidesign MBox 2 Mini Educational:

I bought this interface just to fufill my need for ProTools compatibility. For the price it definitely does that. Plus the new version of PT you get with it has alot of bells and whistles. Also its nice that its bus powered so its easy to travel with and to hook up. If you want to get in the game (the protools game that is) then you cant go wrong for the money with this one.

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4.0

Mbox mini Rocks!

By Daniel

from Caracas, Venezuela.

Comments about Digidesign MBox 2 Mini Educational:

This thing works great! If you want to start working with protools without spending much money this is the way to go! The only bad thing is that it doesn't have midi.. but for the price you can't go wrong with this! The preamps work good for home recordings!

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