The Digidesign Mbox2 Mini is one of the world's smallest, most affordable Pro Tools LE recording, editing, and mixing systems ever. Whether you're a singer/songwriter who's new to recording or a seaso... Click To Read More About This Product
The Digidesign Mbox2 Mini is one of the world's smallest, most affordable Pro Tools LE recording, editing, and mixing systems ever. Whether you're a singer/songwriter who's new to recording or a seasoned pro on the go, Mbox 2 Mini packs professional features into a robust, ultra compact, easy-to-use audio workstation to record and mix music wherever your inspiration takes you. And with its diminutive size, Mbox 2 Mini literally puts the power of Pro Tools in the palm of your hand.
Like its siblings, Mbox 2, Mbox 2 Pro, and Mbox 2 Micro, the Digidesign Mbox 2 Mini delivers superior sound quality and includes plenty of powerful creation tools for composing, recording, and mixing music. The MBox 2 Mini comes with award-winning, easy-to-use Pro Tools LE software, which provides you with many of the same tools the pros use on major recordings and in films. And because Pro Tools is the industry standard, you can use your Mbox 2 Mini-recorded sessions in any Pro Tools-equipped studio around the world.
Mbox2 Mini is professionally and durably built to withstand all the knocks and bounces it encounters as your traveling companion, and delivers superior sound quality.
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.
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Most Liked Positive Review
check the specs first
The only problem I had was a very big problem. Once installing I was not able to record in pro-tools le due to constant errors telling me to adjust the buffersize. Once I went...Read complete review
The only problem I had was a very big problem. Once installing I was not able to record in pro-tools le due to constant errors telling me to adjust the buffersize. Once I went to the digidesign website, and got a couple of tips on how to fix the problem I finally got it to work. So for anyone considering buying this product I would advise you to make sure that your computer is a approved computer by the websites standards and not whats on the box. There is a big difference between the two. The quality of the sound is top of the line and it is very easy to use due to the ignition pack instruction CD that comes with it. The plug-ins are sweet especially reason adapted but they leave a little to be desired. Overall if you can get to work on your computer it's a very good buy especially at that price. But you may want to consider the M-Box 2 because it comes with more plug-ins and has midi inputs which you may eventually consider.
Most Liked Negative Review
expensive dongle (for existing protools le owners)
For people who have been using ProTools LE-based systems - like owners of digi001's or digi002's, the MBox2mini finally provides a way to use protools on the go for editing/mixing, without...Read complete review
For people who have been using ProTools LE-based systems - like owners of digi001's or digi002's, the MBox2mini finally provides a way to use protools on the go for editing/mixing, without having to carry around a big peripheral. One of the biggest drawbacks of the famed "easy to use" protools le software, is that it WON'T RUN WITHOUT protools le hardware connected to the computer. Perhaps this is digidesign's security system: no use of the software without hardware. When other manufactures have worked out ways to sell their products without hobbling the user (like Live's authorization scheme) surely digi could do likewise? In any case, if you already own/use a protools le system, with this box you can pay 300 dollars for a small device - effectively an expensive dongle - that will let you finally edit remotely - and even record a few extra bits too if need be. For folks in this position, that 300 may just be worth it.
Reviewed by 41 customers
my name is mitty im am from philadelphia i was always interested in makin beats and recording i just didnt know how 2 go about getting started and getting the right equiment a friend of mine introduced me 2 fruity loops and ive been using it ever since but i still wanted 2 know what could i use 4 high quality recording i used 2 always hear my favorite rappers mention protools i went online in did some research and i wound up on this website and the m box 2 mini is what they recomened if u ask me its very affordable 4 the quality and all the features u get TAKE NOTE U WILL NEED 2 GET AND EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE ALSO U SHOULD HAVE AT LEAST 2G OF RAM OR THE PROTOOLS PROGRAM WILL NOT FUNCTION CORRECTLY THE MORE Gs OF RAM THE BETTER THE PROGRAM WILL WORK ALSO USB HUDS ARE NOT SUPPORTED GOTTA PLUG IT STRAIGHT IN THE USB PORT
I bought this product, and returned it. To be fair, what it seems to offer for the price is impressive, but there is a lot they don't tell you. Even though many people seem to be using PCs, apparently, Mac is the only way to go with this stuff. My computer kept crashing both during install and when trying to run the program. You need a secondary hard drive in order to properly use the program, but if it is external, they only recommend firewire drives, not USB. When the computer did not crash, I would get wierd error messages about time sync. From the message boards, I never saw anyone come up with an answer to that problem. And when I set up to return it, I was told that there had been a lot of compatibility problems with Toshiba laptops. Mind you, the specs on my computer far exceed what the mbox and protools require. Bottom line, this became way too difficult, and I could never get it to work. If you can, you'll probably love it.
Bought it, installed it, LOVE IT!!!! I do not care that it needs an external drive because I have a 500GB Elements that works fine with this (USB by the way - not Firewire as everyone has complained about)). I just increase the H/W Buffer size as explained in the instructions and off I go! The BFD Lite plugin is my favorite but you also get compression/limiting, Amplitube LE, tuners, all kinds of plugins. IMO, you can't get a better studio for under $200. I have had it for 4 years now and it has survived a total wipe/reinstall of my Windows OS (got a nasty Trojan virus)about 2 months ago. I was even able to login to the AVID website to retrieve all of my activation codes to get back to exactly where I was when my PC froze. If you are looking to turn a computer into a Home Recording Studio for about $200 look no further. Just please read the specs and know that yes you will have to buy an external drive if yours doesn't match up.
This M-Box is so perfect. Over the past 10 years my studio has grown and shrunk and grown again and has now shrunk for the last time. II first got this M-Box because I needed a small rig to move about. I had a room full of gear centered around a digi002 complete with light pipe and a 32 channel analog board (not to mention the racks of out board gear. Long story short. I began to complete mixes inside the box and I my clients still thought I was using the strips on the board. the electric bill went down.This M-Box and Pro Tools (and good plug ins) has delivered quality mixes that are limited only by my mixing skills. ITB is the way to go.
I purchased this unit a month ago and I am a Mac User (MacBook Pro) ProTool 8.03 installed on my Mac no issues , I even like the DVD that it came with it with step by step on how to use the Pro tool. But , the driver was causing noise within Pro tool and Logic on my mac.. And I was to do a recording that day and no one in Guitar center and or Pro tool was able to help. Out of Curiosity I check the download section of the Pro tool LE for Snow Leopard OSX 10.6.4 and wallah ...There is an upgrade to 8.04 for Pro Tool LE and once downloaded (Big File) and installed , problem was resolved.. , It also works well with Reason and Logic Rewired. I hope this helps some one...else...
Ok, so I bought this without reading any reviews. It was recommended to me at a local music store. No, didn't get it from here but maybe this review will help those that follow.I looked on the box and read the system requirements. My computer greatly exceeded them all. I was all set. So I thought.Installation was smooth. The software is very robust and packed with features. That isn't the complaint.What you do NOT see on the box is the high recommendation that you use a hard drive that is NOT your main system drive. That means a different internal drive or an external firewire drive. External USB will not work. Also, the external firewire has to have a specific chipset. I found this out because the one I happened to have did not have the right chipset.Essentially what happens is after several seconds of recording, you get an abrupt error about a buffer or something. Just google 6086 error and you'll see. There are pages upon pages about this error on forums.So, with that said; I am returning this product. It's just too much hassle and work to get some simple recording done at home. If I were a pro-audio guy I'd tough it out and make it work. Rather, I'd probably have something a lot more high end in the first place.Bottom line: Do not buy unless you have done your homework as to whether it will run on your system.If it does then fantastic, you'll reap the rewards. If not, you'll be in for a headache.
The MBox 2 Mini is a very good compact recording product that is ideal and sounds great during vocal recording.
I bought this package a couple months ago. Everything works as it should. The Pro Tools package is AWESOME!! This actually does come with everything you need to produce professional recordings. Of course, if you want to record more than one source at a time, you will want a bigger interface.. But the Pro Tools package is well worth the price of this package by itself.
I've been making music for about 3 years and I didn't know what to use. I had started with a USB Condenser and Cool Edit Pro. Then upgraded to Adobe Audition using an AKG Perception 120 and an M-Audio Interface. The sound the m-box produces is amazing. I recommend to buy if you are looking for a good sound.
I spent hours trying to decifer and navigate through the Digidesign support website which is a labryth of jibberish and dead ends. Talking with their support techs on the phone trying to find a solution to my H/W Buffer problems was to no avail. My computer far exceeded the requirements. Their support techs were useless after long wait times and a short window (30 days) of phone support avialability. I found the whole endevour to be very complicated. Not for beginners or anyone but very HIGHLY competant computer wizards. What a nightmare!
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