Digidesign Introduces Mbox 2

MboxDigidesign has introduced the Mbox 2, a USB-powered audio/MIDI production system that builds on the performance and simplicity of the original Mbox—Digidesign’s most popular personal studio product ever. The original Mbox offered superb sound, a compact hardware design, and easy operation that changed the way songwriters, DJs, studio mixers, and post production engineers created and produced music.

Mbox 2 is an important evolutionary step from the original Mbox. Combining pristine sound and a wide range of connection options (including analog, digital, and MIDI), Mbox 2 delivers 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 professionally produce and promote music. With the addition of the Pro Tools Ignition Pack, Mbox 2 includes more than 50 plug-ins and instruments.

Mbox 2 Features

  • Superior sound quality
  • Four simultaneous inputs with analog and digital I/O
    • Two analog inputs (XLR and 1/4″ 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
  • 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
  • moogerfooger Analog Delay
  • JOEMEEK SC2 Compressor
  • JOEMEEK VC5 Meequalizer
  • Cosmonaut Voice

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