M-Audio Intros Black Box at Winter NAMM

M-Audio Black BoxThe M-Audio Black Box is a creative tool for guitarists that combines amp modeling, beat-synced effects and drum tracks with an audio interface for computer-based recording.

The Black Box can be used as a stand-alone amp-modeling and effects unit featuring extremely realistic models of 12 of the greatest guitar amps of all time. 99 built-in drum patterns with tap tempo make it easy to try out different grooves and tempos.

The Black Box incorporates Roger Linn’s AdrenaLinn DSP technology for a palette of unique effects that automatically beat-sync to your drum patterns. A built-in microphone preamp is also included for recording and processing vocals and acoustic instruments. One simple USB connection sends your output to your favorite computer-based recording software—and syncs the Black Box’s drums and effects to your tracks. The Black Box gives you great tone, innovative effects, inspiring beats and recording convenience all in a single, easy-to-use package.


12 virtual amp models with programmable drive and tone controls based on*:

  • Fender Bassman
  • Fender Deluxe
  • Fender Twin
  • Vox AC 30
  • Marshall JTM-45
  • Marshall Plexi
  • Marshall JCM-2000
  • Hiwatt DR-103
  • Soldano SLO-100
  • Mesa Boogie Maverick
  • Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier
  • Bogner Uberschall

43 beat-synced effects based on Roger Linn’s AdrenaLinn™ DSP technology including:

  • tremolo
  • flanger
  • chorus
  • random filters (1/8, 1/8th triplets and 1/16)
  • tremolo sequences
  • filter sequences
  • wah wah
  • auto wah
  • talk box
  • arpeggiators
  • MIDI effects

Other features:

  • 99 drum patterns
  • effects processing of guitar, mic or drums
  • effects and drum machine sync to tap tempo or external MIDI clock
  • 99 factory presets, 99 user presets
  • built-in USB audio interface (24-bit/44.1kHz)
  • guitar preamp (1/4” TS input)
  • microphone preamp (XLR input)
  • signal and clip LEDs on inputs
  • 1/4” headphone jack
  • balanced outputs (1/4” TRS)
  • S/PDIF digital output (24-bit/44.1kHz)
  • integral tuner
  • easy-to-use interface with LCD and multi-function rotary encoders
  • expression pedal input for amp gain, wah, delay volume, delay repeats, effects depth, wet/dry and more
  • two momentary pedal inputs for tap tempo, tuner activation and preset selection and more
  • field upgradable for future
  • mic stand adapter for convenient mounting
  • 9V AC power supply connection
  • Kensington lock slot
  • includes special edition of Ableton Live software

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