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Digidesign Mbox 2 USB Audio Interface with Pro Tools LE

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Digidesign Mbox2 is a next-generation 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 Mbox 2 still is a compact USB powered unit with the capability of 4x2 simultaneous channels of I/O on analog, digital and MIDI connections but still retains the easy operation of the original Mbox. The original Mbox changed the way songwriters, DJs, studio mixers, and post production engineers created and produced music. Mbox 2 delivers professional performance which makes it an important evolutionary step from the original Mbox.

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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 Factory
The same great interface as the Mbox 2 but with over $1,000 worth of additional professional-grade Digidesign and Bomb Factory plug-ins included. The Mbox 2 Factory bundle provides more creative processing options right out of the box with these outstanding plug-ins.
  • Moogerfooger Analog Delay
  • JoeMeek SC2T Photo Optical Compressor
  • JoeMeek VC5T Meequalizer
  • Cosmonaut Voice
  • Digidesign Maxim
  • iLok USB Smart Key

Digidesign Mbox 2 Hardware Features
  • Superior sound quality
  • Four simultaneous inputs with analog and digital I/O
  • Two analog inputs (XLR and 1/4-inch jacks) and two analog outputs (1/4-inch 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

Bundled Plugins
In addition to Pro Tools LE  software, an impressive collection of over 50 valuable plug-ins and applications are included with every Mbox 2 system. These outstanding plug-ins have been used on countless professional recordings and many are exclusive to the Pro Tools platform. For added creative processing options right out of the box, Digidesign presents the Mbox 2 Factory bundle, a complete Mbox 2 system plus a set of potent Digidesign and Bomb Factory plug-ins with an iLok USB Smart Key that has those plug-ins preauthorized.

  • Mbox 2 Factory plug-ins
  • moogerfooger Analog Delay
  • JOEMEEK SC2T Photo Optical Compressor
  • JOEMEEK VC5T Meequalizer
  • Cosmonaut Voice
  • Digidesign Maxim
  • iLok USB Smart Key
Xpand! Sample-Playback/Synthesis Workstation
The first plug-in from Digidesign’s Advanced Instrument Research group, Xpand! is a powerful instrument plug-in that puts more than 1,000 professional sounds at your fingertips.

Free Bomb Factory Plug-Ins
The Free Bomb Factory plug-ins offer powerful effects and utilities from the makers of some of the very best digital emulations of classic analog processors in the industry.
  • Bomb Factory BF76 Compressor
  • BF Essential Clip Remover
  • BF Essential Correlation Meter
  • BF Essential Meter Bridge
  • BF Essential Noise Meter
  • BF Essential Tuner
  • Funk Logic Mastererizer
Pro Tools Ignition Pack 2
The Pro Tools Ignition Pack 2 includes a collection of powerful third-party instrument and effects plug-ins and other tools to help expand the power of your Pro Tools system.

  • Ableton Live Lite 6 Digidesign Edition
  • Propellerhead Software Reason Adapted
  • IK Multimedia Amplitube LE
  • FXpansion BFD Lite
  • Celemony Melodyne uno essential
  • Digidesign Xpand! by Advanced Instrument
    Research (A.I.R>)
  • Digidesign Synchronic
  • Sound Libraries
  • Way Out Ware TimewARP 2600 Lite
  • Arturia Analog Factory SE
  • iZotope Effects
  • Trillium Lane Labs TL EveryPhase
  • Trillium Lane Labs TL Utilities
  • Pro Tools Method One Instructional DVD
  • One-year Broadjam.com Membership
  • One-year Sonicbids.com Subscription
  • Free GarageBand.com Contest Entries
  • Free Plug-in with Pro Tools Education

  • DigiRack Plug-ins
    DigiRack plug-ins offer a wide variety of professional real-time and file-based effects and studio utilities that are ideal for bringing your mixes alive.

  • 1-Band EQ
  • 4-Band EQ
  • Chorus
  • Click
  • Compressor
  • D-Verb
  • D-Verb-AS
  • DC Offset Removal
  • DeEsser
  • Delay
  • DigiReWire
  • Dither
  • Duplicate
  • Dynamics II
  • Dynamics III
  • EQ II
  • EQ III
  • Expander-Gate
  • Extra-Long Delay
  • Flanger
  • Gain
  • Gate
  • Invert
  • Limiter
  • Long Delay
  • Medium Delay
  • Mod Delay II
  • Multi-Tap Delay
  • Normalize-Gain Change
  • Ping-Pong Delay
  • Pitch Shift
  • POWr Dither
  • Reverse-DC Removal
  • Signal Generator
  • Short Delay
  • Slap Delay
  • Time Comp-Exp-Pitch Shift
  • Trim



  • Digidesign products that include ProTools software cannot be returned once the manufacturer's seal has been broken. If a product is found to be defective, you must contact Digidesign customer support at 1-650-731-6100 to obtain a case number. If Digidesign determines that the product is defective, please contact our returns department.

    Product Specifications
    Digidesign Mbox 2 Specifications Analog Inputs — 2
    • Separate source selection and gain control per channel
    • Mic: XLR with 48V phantom power
    • Mic Preamp: >120 db EIN @ > 40 dB gain
    • Line: 1/4-inch
    • DI: 1/4-inch
    • Maximum Input: 8.7 V RMS (balanced), or +21 dBu
    Analog Line Outputs — 2
    • Maximum Output: +4 dBV into 1 kohm
    • Unbalanced output connectors
    Headphone Output
    • Separate volume control—1/4-inch output
    • > 6 mW into 50 ohm
    Digital I/O
    • S/PDIF I/O (24-bit)
    • RCA jacks
    Miscellaneous
    • 24-bit clean to/from the computer
    • USB type B socket (v. 1.1); cable included (does not support passive USB hubs)
    Dimensions — measured with Mbox 2 in horizontal (handle-down) configuration
    • Height, box: 1.93 inches (4.9 cm); with handle: 3.03 inches (7.7 cm); with handle cover: 2.20 inches (5.6 cm)
    • Width: 8.82 inches (22.4 cm)
    • Depth: 7.24 inches (18.4 cm) (includes knobs)
    • Weight: 2.71 pounds (1.23 kg)
    A/D
    • Sample Rate: 44.1, 48 kHz
    • Dynamic Range: 106 dB (A-weighted), 103 dB (unweighted)1,2
    • THD+N (line input): 0.00079% (-102 dB) @ 1 kHz1,3
    • THD+N @ 40 dB gain (mic input): 0.006% (-84 dB) @ 1 kHz1
    • Mic EIN (unweighted): -120 dB @ 40 dB gain, 150 ohm source
    • Frequency Response: +0/-0.5 dB, 20 Hz – 20 kHz3
    • Maximum Input: +21 dBu
    • Input Impedance (pad off): Mic=3.5 kOhm; Line=10 kOhm; DI= >1 MOhm.
    D/A
    • Sample Rate: 44.1, 48 kHz
    • Dynamic Range: 106 dB (A-weighted), 103 dB (unweighted)1,4
    • THD+N: 0.003% (-90.4 dB); -1 dBFS @ 1 kHz1,3
    • Frequency Response: +/-0.5 dB, 20 Hz – 20 kHz3
      1 - Measurement made using balanced connectors
      2 - ADC measured -60 dBFS method with minimum gain setting
      3 - Measured relative to level at 1 kHz
      4 - Measured with digital input at -60 dBFS @ 1 kHz
    Minimum System Requirements*
    • 768 MB of RAM
    • USB port for Mbox 2 Mini (USB hubs are not supported)
    • DVD-ROM or equivalent optical drive
    Windows XP
    • Intel Pentium 4, Centrino, Core Duo, or AMD Athlon XP and 64-class processors and chips**
    • Windows XP Home or Professional, Service Pack 2
    Mac OS X
    • G4 processor (933 MHz or higher), G5 processor, or Intel-based Macs
    • Mac OS X version 10.4
    *Digidesign is constantly working on supporting the latest computer configurations. For the most up-to-date system requirements, compatibility information and online support, please visit www.digidesign.com.

    ** Please see Digidesign’s online compatibility information for specific details on supported processors and chip sets.

    Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
    Phone:  650-731-6300 Warranty:  All Digidesign hardware is warranteed for a period of 1 year from date of original purchase from an authorized Digidesign Dealer.
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