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Digidesign Mbox 2 Mini USB Audio Interface (Macintosh and Windows)

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What's Included
Mbox 2 Mini

USB cable

Pro Tools LE software DVD-ROM installer (includes electronic versions of user guides)

Registration information card

System Requirements
Digidesign-qualified Windows Vista- (32-bit Business or Ultimate), Windows XP- or Mac OS X 10.5-based computer

Minimum 1 GB of RAM

DVD-ROM or equivalent optical drive for software installation

Available USB port for Mbox 2 Mini system (USB hubs not supported)

*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 the Digidesign website.

**Please see Digidesign's online compatibility information for specific details on supported processors and chip sets.
Digidesign Warranty ´╗┐Digidesign offers a 90 days parts and labor warranty.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 650-731-6300

Digidesign MBox Mini USB Audio Interface

Meet Digidesign Mbox 2 Mini the worlds smallest, most affordable Pro Tools LE recording, editing, and mixing system ever. Whether youre a singer/songwriter whos new to recording or a seasoned pro on the go, Digidesign Mbox 2 Mini packs professional features into a robust, ultra compact, easy-to-use audio workstation to record and mix music wherever your inspiration takes you. And with its diminutive size, Digidesign Mbox 2 Mini literally puts the power of Pro Tools in the palm of your hand.

Like its Digidesign siblings, Mbox 2, Mbox 2 Pro, and Mbox 2 Micro, the Mbox 2 Mini delivers superior sound quality and includes plenty of powerful creation tools for composing, recording, and mixing music. It comes with award-winning, easy-to-use Pro Tools LE software, which provides you with many of the same tools the pros use on major recordings and in films. And because Pro Tools is the industry standard, you can use your Digidesign Mbox 2 Mini-recorded sessions in any Pro Tools-equipped studio around the world.

Digidesign Hardware

Mbox 2 Mini is professionally and durably built to withstand all the knocks and bounces it encounters as your traveling companion, and delivers superior sound quality.

Digidesign Mbox 2 Mini Hardware Features

- Professional sound quality (up to 24-bit/48 kHz)
- Two simultaneous analog inputs and outputs
- Zero-latency monitoring
- Compact, rugged metal enclosure for maximum portability and durability
- Powered by USB (USB 1.1 connection, cable included)
- Front-panel volume control and monitor mute switch
- Two analog monitor outputs
- Stereo headphone output
- 48V phantom power
- Kensington Security Lock

Digidesign Pro Tools Software

Pro Tools software is used in countless professional studios around the world, and includes all the tools you need to easily compose, record, edit, mix, and master your projects with pro results every time.

Pro Tools Features

- Award-winning Pro Tools recording, editing, and mixing
- 48 simultaneous stereo audio tracks (expandable with Toolkit options)
- Includes dozens of pro effects processing plug-ins and virtual instruments
- Professional MIDI sequencing with dedicated MIDI Editor window
- Integrated Score Editor based on award-winning Sibelius notation software
- Full Elastic Time and Elastic Pitch to easily adjust timing and pitch on your tracks
- Unique Beat Detective LE automatic groove analysis and correction tool
- ReWire support for streaming you favorite applications right into Pro Tools
- Support for the Digidesign C|24 and Command|8 control surfaces
- Huge selection of compatible third-party plug-ins and software options
- Works on Windows and Mac computers

Bundled Mbox 2 Mini Plug-ins

In addition to M-Audio Torq LE DJ software and an incredible 8 GB collection of pro-quality loops from industry sound heavyweights Big Fish Audio, Pro Tools software includes a comprehensive bundle of amazing virtual instruments, effects, and utility plug-ins.
(49 ratings)
Submitted November 8, 2007 by a customer from uswest.net
"Nice for the price and does what you need."
The thing I don't like most about it is the fact that it doesn't act like a regular sound card for certain functions. You have to edit the registry or use the Digi MME helper just to get it to play sounds out of normal programs like IE explorer, iTunes, Battlefield 2...etc. But other than that, it does what it's supposed to do!

Sound
To be honest...other interfaces in this league sound pretty much the same. It's really how you work with what you have and the final output that really matters. Just think...they never had stuff like this back in the 50's...so why would people be so determined that they can't get good sound quality just because the pre's aren't API pre's or something? Most people out there using these devices are amatures anyway. And if you're just using softsynths...the pre's don't even make a difference anyway until you start recording.

Features
Nice and small: perfect for portability and laptops.

Ease of Use
Install the software, plug it in when it tells ya, and you're ready to go. Couldn't be any simpler. Why people are having problems is beyond me. But I would suggest they get a "real" computer. I've never had problems with my mbox mini, delta 1010lt or even my HD 192 I/O so, it's not that protools has bugs...or is difficult to install and use...it's the operators that are the problems.

Quality
I could probably depend on this little guy for plenty of years to come! But to be honest...we only bought it read more for the software for our Digi 002...lol. Well a friend of mine did and he didn't need the hardware and gave it to me. If I could sell it for like $200, I sure would.

Value
I think the price is right for what it is.

Manufacturer Support
Never had to call Digidesign for anything except to see why it was taking so long for my Control|24 to get to the house.

The Wow Factor
It's alright. Like I said earlier, it's small and portable especially for someone with a laptop being bus powered. Sexy? It's a piece of hardware!

Musical Background:
Recording Engineer / Producer

Musical Style:
Hip Hop / R&B
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