Digidesign Mbox 2 Announced

US More Channels, higher spec      02/09/05

Digidesign Mbox 2 Announced

Digidesign continue to target the prosumer market with the release of the new Mbox 2. Following from their recent addition of ProTools M-Powered, Digidesign are enhancing their own range of audio interfaces with this new desktop studio module. The Mbox 2 is USB powered and comes with ProTools LE, taking over where the original and highly successful Mbox left off. 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 a 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. 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.
Mbox 2 Hardware 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)
  • 2 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 DigiRackâ„¢ 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.
    An equalizer that recreates a custom Joe Meek box that featured a treble and bass circuit with a sweepable mid control. Cosmonaut Voiceâ„¢
    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. Mbox 2 retails at $495 US
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