Digidesign announce the ultra-compact Mbox 2 Micro 26/10/07
Digidesign have unveiled the latest member of its Mbox 2 family. Mbox 2 Micro is a pocket-sized Pro Tools LE system that provides Pro Tools users with an ultra-portable sequencing, editing and mixing solution.
The size of a typical USB flash drive, Mbox 2 Micro is basically a dongle with a headphone output, combining high-quality audio output/monitoring capabilities with the power of Pro Tools LE software, allowing Pro Tools users to easily edit and mix live or studio-recorded sessions created on Pro Tools|HD, Pro Tools LE, or Pro Tools M-Powered systems anywhere they go, or create loop-based and virtual instrument-driven tracks in Pro Tools LE.
Mbox 2 Micro features a rugged, ultra-compact, anodized aluminium case for ultimate portability. Its 1/8-inch stereo output jack supports up to 24-bit/48 kHz audio playback, allowing for high-quality monitoring, while a convenient volume wheel makes headphone adjustments easy. It comes with Pro Tools LE software, a collection of over 45 Bomb Factory and DigiRack effects plug-ins, and Digidesignâ€™s Xpand! sample-playback/synthesis workstation.
Dusty DiMercurio, marketing manager for Digidesign personal studio products, told us, â€œDigidesign is fortunate to have an extremely dedicated user base that is exceptionally diverse, spanning a full range of disciplines and musical genres. Weâ€™ve received many requests from customers across the entire user spectrum seeking a greater degree of portability when using Pro Tools on the road, and weâ€™re very excited to introduce Mbox 2 Micro as a response to that growing demand. Mbox 2 Micro not only enables on-the-go mixing and editing, but when combined with our growing family of virtual instruments, it becomes a very compelling solution for easily creating loop- and sample-based music wherever and whenever inspiration strikes.â€�
Robert Scovill, Digidesignâ€™s live sound market manager, adds, â€œFor our VENUE live sound engineers, Mbox 2 Micro is ideal for reviewing, editing and mixing live recordings while en route to the next gig. For example, a FOH or monitor engineer can now easily open a previous nightâ€™s Pro Tools|HD file with the Mbox 2 Micro and Pro Tools LE. They can then re-mix the session with RTAS versions of many of the same plug-ins used on the VENUE live system. Think of it this wayâ€”now the tour bus back lounge or even the airline seat can become your own personal post facility.â€� Pricing and Availability:
Mbox 2 Micro has a manufacturerâ€™s suggested retail price of $279 and Â£155 exc. VAT (Â£182.13 inc. VAT). It will be available in November 2007 through authorised Digidesign dealers. More information: