Digidesign releases Mbox 2 USB

Digidesign introduced the Mbox 2, a next-generation USB-powered audio/MIDI production system that builds on the performance and simplicity of the original Mbox, Digidesigns 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)
o 32 simultaneous audio tracks (128 virtual audio tracks)
o Integrated MIDI sequencer with 256 simultaneous MIDI tracks
o 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

Digidesign priced the Mbox 2 at $495 USD (Euro 394). For more information and screenshots please visit our Mbox 2 product page (link below).

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