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Digidesign Mbox 2 Pro Factory Bundle

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Overview

The Mbox 2 Pro is a portable, high-definition audio/MIDI production system that delivers truly professional sound quality. Packing an impressive variety of connection options into a compact interface, Mbox 2 Pro puts powerful multitrack recording and mixing capabilities into your hands, so you can create wherever inspiration strikes. Mbox 2 Pro also includes award-winning, industry-standard Pro Tools LE software and a huge collection of pro effects and instrument plug-ins to get you started creating right away.

Mbox 2 Pro Factory also includes over $1,000 worth of additional professional plug-ins, plus an iLok USB Smart Key to handle your plug-in authorizations.

Hardware
The Mbox 2 Pro is the ultimate high-definition portable Pro Tools LE system, packing a wide-range of analog and digital I/O connections into a mobile audio workstation. Take it wherever inspiration strikes.

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.

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

FEATURES

Hardware
Professional sound quality
Powered by FireWire* or included power supply
Supports up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution**
6 simultaneous inputs, 8 simultaneous outputs
4 analog inputs (2 XLR/1/4" TRS combo jacks & 2" TRS jacks)
6 analog outputs (1/4" jacks)
2 instrument DI inputs on the front panel
2 channels of S/PDIF digital I/O (RCA)
Built-in phono preamp input (RCA) for direct turntable connection
1 MIDI input and output (16 channels in/16 channels out)
MIDI Time Stamping (MTS) support for superior timing and accuracy
BNC Word Clock I/O
Low-latency monitoring
Dedicated studio monitor outputs with volume control
2 stereo headphone outputs with independent volume controls
48V phantom power for condenser microphones

*Requires 6-pin connection for power via FireWire.
**Mbox 2 Pro does not support external sync at 88.2 and 96kHz sample rates.

New in Pro Tools 8 Software
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
Works on Windows and Mac computers

Mbox 2 Factory Plug-in Bundle
Cosmonaut Voice
JOEMEEK SC2 Photo Optical Compressor
JOEMEEK VC5 Meequalizer
Moogerfooger 12-Stage Phaser
Moogerfooger Analog Delay
Moogerfooger Lowpass Filter
Moogerfooger Ring Modulator

IMPORTANT: The Factory bundle listed here is the most current bundle; your bundle may include a different assortment of plug-ins depending on when your Pro Tools LE Factory bundle system was purchased.

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
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
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 FireWire port for Mbox 2 Pro system
Available USB port for iLok USB Smart Key

Mic/Line Inputs 1 & 2
Connector: 2 balanced XLR / 1/4" combo jacks with independent gain controls
Mic Phantom Power: 48V
Equivalent Input Noise: -129 dBu
Frequency Response: ±0.1 dB
Dynamic Range: 105dB/107dB A-weighted
THD + N (Mic/Line): 0.001% (-100dB)
THD + N (Mic w/40dB gain): 0.005% (-86dB)
Input Sensitivity, Pad off: 1dBu minimum gain, -39dBu maximum gain
Input Sensitivity, Pad on: 21dBu minimum gain, -19dBu maximum gain
Input Impedance: 3.5kOhm mic, 10kOhm line

Line Inputs (1-6)
Connector: Channels 1-4: 4 impedance balanced 1/4" jacks. Channel 5-6: One unbalanced stereo 1/4" jack
Frequency Response: ±0.25 dB
Dynamic Range: 104dB/109dB A-weighted
THD + N: 0.0015% (-96 dB)
Output Sensitivity: 4dBV

DI Inputs
Connector: 2 unbalanced 1/4" jacks (on front) with independent gain controls
Frequency Response: ±0.1dB
Dynamic Range: 105dB/107dB A-weighted
THD + N: 0.008% (-82 dB)
Input Sensitivity, Pad off: 1dBu minimum gain, -39dBu maximum gain
Input Sensitivity, Pad on: 21dBu minimum gain, -19dBu maximum gain
Input Impedance: 5MOhm

Monitor Outputs
Connector: 2 - 1/4" impedance balanced jacks
Frequency Response: ±0.25dB
Dynamic Range: 106dB/110 dB A-weighted
Output Sensitivity: 6dBV at max gain 100kOhm load

Aux Line Inputs 3/4
Connector: 2 balanced 1/4" jacks
Frequency Response: ±0.1dB
Dynamic Range: 104dB/106dB A-weighted
THD + N: 0.001% (-100 dB)
Input Sensitivity: 10dBu minimum gain, -10dBu maximum gain
Input Impedance: 16kOhm

Headphone Outputs
Connector: 2 - 1/4" stereo jacks: one is channel 1&2, one is channel 1&2 or 3&4 (switchable). Independent volume controls.
Output Sensitivity: 2 Vms @ 600 Ohm load, maximum gain
Frequency Response: ±0.25 dB
Dynamic Range: 104dB/109dB A-weighted

Phono Inputs 3/4 *
Connector: RCA pair
Frequency Response: ±1dB
Dynamic Range: 97dB/104dB A-weighted
THD + N: 0.01 % (-80dB)
Input Sensitivity: -20dBV minimum gain, -40dBV maximum gain @ 1kHz
Input Impedance: 47kOhm resistive, 150pF capacitive

Digital Specifications
Supported Sample Rates**: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96kHz
Maximum Word Length: 24-bit
S/PDIF: RCA jacks
Word Clock: BNC jacks
Host Connection: 2 IEEE-1394a (FireWire) jacks.
MIDI: 2 - 5-pin MIDI DIN connectors

Size/Weight/Power
Height: Including lip: 2.26 inches/5.74 cm.
Width: 10.28 inches/26.11 cm.
Depth: Including lip, excluding rear connectors: 9.15 inches/23.24 cm.
Weight: 3.3 lb./1.5 kg.
Power Requirements: Powered off 6-pin IEEE-1394a (FireWire) jack or 9 to 24 Volts DC jack (A/C power adaptor included)
Maximum Power Consumption: 6 Watts


All noise and dynamic range measurements with 20Hz to 20kHz bandwidth at 48kHz sample rates, unless otherwise noted.

ADC measured -60dBFS at 1kHz with minimum gain setting; DAC with digital playback at -60dBFS at 1kHz.

Frequency response measurements relative to level at 1kHz.

* RIAA equalization and sensitivity measured at 1kHz.

** External clock supports up to 48kHz sample rates
Pro Coverage
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
90 day warranty on M-Box. One year parts and labor warranty on all other products.


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4.1

(based on 10 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wow

The features on this new Mbox 2 pro is amazing. I've been waiting for a reason to upgrade and the Mbox 2 pro is it. With the ability to finally record at 96khz and...Read complete review

The features on this new Mbox 2 pro is amazing. I've been waiting for a reason to upgrade and the Mbox 2 pro is it. With the ability to finally record at 96khz and still be mobile, not only are my recordings that much clearer and smoother but I am still able to bring my studio to the customer. Initial set up is still pretty fast as well. Just like the usual hook up you just have to go threw the regular installation procedures. Start up time after that is fast even with a laptop. Within 1 to 3 minuets your ready to rock and role. Just hook the box up start the software and hook up your cables,mic or other equipment and your good to go. I also love the fact that with all the new inputs I am able to hook up to just about any equipment there is without needing another means to interface. Some of my recordings required me to Gerry rig a mic or hook up a bunch of equipment to pick up the sound but now I can hook up directly keeping the sound clean and clear. I haven't used the Turntable pre input yet but I'm sure I will soon. The pre amp built in to the mbox2 pro is still amazing and is enough to get you by. It isn't an Avalon but it still records a smooth warm sound. I love the fact that there is also a dedicated studio monitor outs with volume control. This eliminates the need for a mixer to control the monitor outs without affecting the signal volume going to the monitor headphones. As you know any change to the headphones can greatly change how the artist delivers his/her music. The software is still the amazing Protools 7. Enough said. The only problem is that the price is a little high. For what your getting its still a bargain but I think a couple of bills could still be shaved off the top to make it more affordable. We are all just struggling artist here. All in all. I'm glad that I waited to upgrade, Digi out did them selves this time. I dont know how I managed without it. Good by Mbox hello MBOX 2 PRO.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

'Pro'? Not really...

On the surface, it's got a nice feature set. In real use - the word mediocre fits very well here: - mediocre headphone amps - mediocre mic preamps - unbalanced monitor outputs, at...Read complete review

On the surface, it's got a nice feature set. In real use - the word mediocre fits very well here: - mediocre headphone amps - mediocre mic preamps - unbalanced monitor outputs, at what appears to be consumer -10 level - semi-operable S/PDIF I/O - caused problems when used at the same time as an Oxford 922 FW800 RAID drive, which works fine with several other FW audio interfaces. My guess is that those who wrote the glowing reviews haven't used any 'pro' gear, like an Apogee Ensemble, RME Fireface, Metric Halo. This hardware doesn't compare well against more modest gear such as the Presonus Firebox or Focusrite Saffire, and isn't even the quality of a scaled down Digidesign 002 Rack. I returned mine after 5 days.

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(23 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

'Pro'? Not really...

By Robert

from Brooklyn

On the surface, it's got a nice feature set. In real use - the word mediocre fits very well here: - mediocre headphone amps - mediocre mic preamps - unbalanced monitor outputs, at what appears to be consumer -10 level - semi-operable S/PDIF I/O - caused problems when used at the same time as an Oxford 922 FW800 RAID drive, which works fine with several other FW audio interfaces. My guess is that those who wrote the glowing reviews haven't used any 'pro' gear, like an Apogee Ensemble, RME Fireface, Metric Halo. This hardware doesn't compare well against more modest gear such as the Presonus Firebox or Focusrite Saffire, and isn't even the quality of a scaled down Digidesign 002 Rack. I returned mine after 5 days.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow

By Brada B

from Lancaster, CA

The features on this new Mbox 2 pro is amazing. I've been waiting for a reason to upgrade and the Mbox 2 pro is it. With the ability to finally record at 96khz and still be mobile, not only are my recordings that much clearer and smoother but I am still able to bring my studio to the customer. Initial set up is still pretty fast as well. Just like the usual hook up you just have to go threw the regular installation procedures. Start up time after that is fast even with a laptop. Within 1 to 3 minuets your ready to rock and role. Just hook the box up start the software and hook up your cables,mic or other equipment and your good to go. I also love the fact that with all the new inputs I am able to hook up to just about any equipment there is without needing another means to interface. Some of my recordings required me to Gerry rig a mic or hook up a bunch of equipment to pick up the sound but now I can hook up directly keeping the sound clean and clear. I haven't used the Turntable pre input yet but I'm sure I will soon. The pre amp built in to the mbox2 pro is still amazing and is enough to get you by. It isn't an Avalon but it still records a smooth warm sound. I love the fact that there is also a dedicated studio monitor outs with volume control. This eliminates the need for a mixer to control the monitor outs without affecting the signal volume going to the monitor headphones. As you know any change to the headphones can greatly change how the artist delivers his/her music. The software is still the amazing Protools 7. Enough said. The only problem is that the price is a little high. For what your getting its still a bargain but I think a couple of bills could still be shaved off the top to make it more affordable. We are all just struggling artist here. All in all. I'm glad that I waited to upgrade, Digi out did them selves this time. I dont know how I managed without it. Good by Mbox hello MBOX 2 PRO.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By RatherBeSurfin

from Orlando, Fl

This is a great unit. No suprise - its Digidesign. The industry standard. The people that wrote bad reviews obviously shouldnt own one since they dont know how to use it. ProTools is a great program, I guess it would have been a little better if more plug ins came with it, and it wasnt such a pain to do the authorizing and licensing. Thats really the only down side. Other than that it perfect. The sound has that pro touch to it, and the mic pre's are clear and crisp as well. Get one!!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bang For Buck!

By Bossman

from Atlanta, GA

For $800 this is a great buy. With the right accessories you can really produce professional sounding recordings. When I decided to set up a home studio versus pay for studio time like i've done in the past, I didn't expect to sound this good in such a short time. The Mbox 2 pro isn't perfect but it has exceeded my expectations.

(3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

A Mistake

By nickfu1981

from VA

The best part about this product was that the software that came with it, because it turned me onto Ableton Live which I upgraded to full and love to death. The interface itself...well, do yourself a favor and buy a presonus firepod or something. This interface works decently, most of the time. The rest of the time, drops the signals I'm monitoring, so I have to unplug it and restart my DAW. Your money would be better spent elsewhere.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great program

By MRD3k

from North Port, FL

This is the standard for an affordable way of recording. It's options are endless. The bundle makes this a great deal for anybody wanting to start recording. The software ProTools is used by many popular producers and boy does this program do it all. If you want to begin recording your music, buying the Mbox2 is the best deal out there.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Setup & Support

By glmtrm

from Maplewood, Minnesota

The product itself is good but the time it took to set it up, install, and FINALLY get it to operate correctly was practically a nightmare. Tech support was almost non-exsistent, I had to buy extra hardware (not mentioned in the advertisement) in order to get it operational. In the end it cost more than I thought it was worth in both time and money. Not recommended for the average computer user. It takes considerable knowledge in order to get it up and running. Try something else before deciding on this program.

 
5.0

Digidesign Rules!

By Jeries2003

from Phoenix AZ

I was thrilled with the original MBOX i owned so I did not hesitate to get the latest version. Although its much more expensive than the first MBOX its worth the value. The additional Factory software is an incredible value. Easy to use and install. AMAZING for mobile recording, works great with a laptop.

 
5.0

Industry Standard

By Musicmaddness

from Undisclosed

For all of you interested in recording, this is an essential piece. It spans all spectrums of production-from professional, to enthusiast-enabeling you to work in multiple environments. You can even easily transition your project in a HD environment. It is a great way to work with the industry standard for well under $1000 bucks.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

WIll not install

By King

from Baltimore,Md

I have knowledge about Pro tools and all of its features. But Pro tools 8 LE will not install. Everyone on the web has had the same problem and spent over 2000 having to buy a new cpu just for it to install fully. When it installs the cpu has to reboot, but when it does it states pace error 3. The website states they know of this issue but as of right now doesn't know how to fix it. They don't even have an available CSR to help you, no number. For the amount of money that you spend on this product they should.

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