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Mbox 2 Has Arrived!

Thursday September 08, 2005
With superb sound, a compact hardware design, and easy operation, the original Digidesign® Mbox® changed the way songwriters, DJs, studio mixers, and post production engineers create and produce music. The seamless integration of an innovative USB-powered hardware interface and intuitive Pro Tools LE™ software offered an easy, affordable way to access the power and flexibility of the industry-standard Pro Tools® platform...
Mbox 2 Has Arrived!

With superb sound, a compact hardware design, and easy operation, the original Digidesign® Mbox® changed the way songwriters, DJs, studio mixers, and post production engineers create and produce music. The seamless integration of an innovative USB-powered hardware interface and intuitive Pro Tools LE™ software offered an easy, affordable way to access the power and flexibility of the industry-standard Pro Tools® platform.

Now Digidesign has made a good thing even better.

Mbox 2 is a next-generation USB-powered audio/MIDI production system that builds on the performance and simplicity of the original Mbox. Mbox 2 combines pristine sound and a wide range of connection options (including analog, digital, and MIDI) for professional performance in an incredibly compact package.

Along with its flexible hardware interface, Mbox 2 includes the easy-to-use, award-winning Digidesign Pro Tools LE software, which offers many of the same features that top studios rely on to record, edit, mix, and master commercial albums and produce sound for blockbuster films. In addition, Mbox 2 comes with the Pro Tools Ignition Pack™ — an impressive collection of powerful plug-ins, creative applications, and additional tools to help you professionally produce and promote your music. With the addition of the Pro Tools Ignition Pack, Mbox 2 includes more than 50 plug-ins and instruments.

Meticulous Sound
Mbox 2 delivers superior sound quality that easily surpasses the sound of almost any other bus-powered USB-audio interface. With Mbox 2, you can record your ideas more accurately and play them back in greater fidelity than ever before.

MIDI In/Out
Mbox 2 features MIDI in and out ports for easy integration of MIDI controllers, hardware synthesizers and samplers, and virtual instruments.

Multiple Inputs
Mbox 2 lets you to use two analog inputs and two channels of S/PDIF digital input at the same time to achieve four simultaneous channels of audio input.

Macro Studio
With the massive production power of Pro Tools LE software plus the included Pro Tools Ignition Pack, Mbox 2 can be the foundation for a comprehensive, macro studio.

Micro Design
Mbox 2 features a sleek, practical, and flexible hardware design that can be positioned vertically or horizontally to fit into any workspace.

Mini Price
All this for just $495 USD. Mbox 2 offers an incredibly affordable way to enter the world of Pro Tools.

Mbox 2 Hardware Features

  • Superior sound quality
  • Four simultaneous inputs with analog and digital I/O
  • Two analog inputs (XLR, 1/4" line, and 1/4" DI jacks) and two analog outputs (1/4" jacks)
  • Two channels of S/PDIF digital I/O (RCA)
  • 48V phantom power for condenser mics
  • 24-bit/48 kHz audio
  • MIDI in/out
  • Zero-latency monitoring
  • 100% USB powered
Mbox 2 Software Features
  • Award-winning Pro Tools LE software (Windows XP and Mac OS X)
  • 32 simultaneous audio tracks (128 virtual audio tracks)
  • Integrated MIDI sequencer with 256 simultaneous MIDI tracks
  • 37 DigiRack™ and 7 Bomb Factory plug-ins
  • Includes the Pro Tools Ignition Pack software and tools
  • Support for streaming ReWire applications
  • Beat Detective LE groove analysis and correction tool
Pro Tools Ignition Pack
  • Propellerhead Software Reason Adapted 3
  • Ableton Live Lite 4 Digidesign Edition
  • FXpansion BFD Lite
  • IK Multimedia SampleTank 2 SE
  • IK Multimedia AmpliTube LE
  • IK Multimedia T-RackS EQ
  • Celemony Melodyne uno essential
  • Pro Tools Method One instructional DVD
  • Bunker 8 REX File CD
  • 1-year membership to Broadjam.com
  • Limited-time free trade magazine subscription
Mbox 2 Factory
For even more creative options right out of the box, there is Mbox 2 Factory, which offers more than $1,050 in plug-ins for only $100 USD more than Mbox 2. The Mbox 2 Factory bundle includes a complete Mbox 2 system and an iLok USB Smart Key with the following additional Digidesign and Bomb Factory® plug-ins pre-authorized:

Maxim™
A must-have, world-class peak limiting and sound level maximizing plug-in that optimizes the overall level of audio input while preserving the integrity of the original sound.

moogerfooger® Analog Delay
A warm delay meticulously based on Bob Moog’s classic analog design.

JOEMEEK® SC2™ Compressor
A compressor with a unique edge, modeled after hardware units used by top producers around the globe.

JOEMEEK VC5™ Meequalizer®
An equalizer that recreates a custom Joe Meek box that featured a treble and bass circuit with a sweepable mid control.

Cosmonaut Voice™
An “out-of-this-world” plug-in that offers a telephone voice, interplanetary effects, distortion, squelch, and even an authentic tone culled from recently declassified Russian space footage, all through a funky-looking interface.

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David Mellor has been creating music and recording in professional and home studios for more than 30 years. This website is all about learning how to improve and have more fun with music and recording. If you enjoy creating music and recording it, then you're definitely in the right place :-)
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