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If you're serious about recording, you'll want to know about the serious tools used in recording. Pro Tools 9 and the Avid Mbox is the best way to enter the world of recording using the industry standard Pro Tools software. This bundle which includes an Avid Mbox and Pro Tools 9 software includes the software, hardware and plugins you need to start recording top quality tracks. What's more, the Mbox is perfectly portable so whether you need an interface for a small home studio or for a mobile laptop recording rig, the Mbox will suit you.

The Mbox and Pro Tools combine to allow you to record 24bit 96 kHz audio from a microphone or direct input. The Mbox also features digital expandability which will allow you to record up to 4 channels at each time. The groundbreaking Pro Tools 9 software now enables you to record up to 96 stereo tracks; complex, fully fledged productions are no challenge with Pro Tools 9!

Here's what Avid say about the Mbox & Pro Tools 9 Bundle

Capture and fuel your creativity with Pro Tools + Mbox, a powerful hardware/software bundle that gives you the best of both worlds-the most advanced and trusted music creation and audio production software on the planet, and a professional-grade, portable hardware interface that delivers best-in-class sound quality and performance. With Pro Tools + Mbox, you get everything you need to create music and audio on your Mac or PC-all in one affordable bundle that offers incredible value. And you'll always sound amazing, as Mbox was designed by the same team who created our top-of-the-line Pro Tools HD Series interfaces, giving you the sonic clarity of interfaces costing much more.

Highlights

  • Get best-in-class audio quality and performance with hardware that's optimized for Pro Tools
  • Accelerate your creativity with Pro Tools software, the world's most advanced music and audio creation/production platform
  • Create studio-quality productions with audio resolutions up to 24-bit, 96 kHz
  • Work faster and easier with advanced features, including a multi-function button and Automatic Delay Compensation
  • Have the flexibility to work with Pro Tools and Mbox, with just Pro Tools, or use Mbox with other audio software
  • Connect mics, instruments, monitors, and more to a variety of analog, digital, and MIDI I/O
  • Get everything you need in one tightly integrated bundle-all at a great price

Features

Pro Tools + Mbox is designed by the same engineering team behind our top-of-the-line Pro Tools|HD systems. That means you get the exceptional audio quality and ease of use enjoyed by commercial studios in the comfort of your own home, project studio, or wherever inspiration takes you.

Sound amazing with Mbox

Whether you work solo or collaborate with others, you'll sound better than ever with the newly re-architected Mbox audio and MIDI computer recording interface.

  • Get best-in-class sound quality and performance with professional-grade circuitry and premium audio conversion
  • Capture and mix studio-quality sessions, with up to 24-bit/96 kHz audio resolution

Connect and control your gear with...

  • 4 x 4 simultaneous channels of I/O
  • Two XLR mic/line combo inputs with professional-grade mic preamps and 48V phantom power
  • Two 1/4" DI inputs on front panel for easy access
  • Two balanced 1/4" monitor outputs
  • One 1/4" stereo headphone output with volume control
  • Stereo S/PDIF digital I/O
  • One MIDI input, one MIDI output
  • Monitor control section with Mono and Dim controls
  • Dedicated monitor volume knob
  • Access and perform Pro Tools functions easily with the assignable multi-function button
  • Use Mbox with Pro Tools or with other audio software, including Logic, Live, Cubase, and more
  • Track hotter signals without clipping with the soft-clip limiter
  • Ensure your instruments are in tune with the built-in guitar tuner
  • Set up flexible cue mixing and reverb effects with the onboard DSP
  • Create anywhere you go with bus-powered USB 2.0 connectivity

Accelerate your creativity with Pro Tools software

  • Compose, record, edit, sequence, and mix with ease using the world's most popular, most advanced music creation and audio production platform (learn more about Pro Tools 9).
  • Have the flexibility to use Pro Tools software with your Mbox or completely standalone
  • Develop bigger, more complex productions with up to 96 simultaneous stereo audio tracks
  • Create better sounding, phase-accurate mixes with Automatic Delay Compensation
  • Be more creative with coveted pro features, including multitrack Beat Detective, full Import Session Data dialog, DigiBase Pro, and more
  • Get inspired and polish mixes with over 70 professional sound-processing plug-ins, virtual instruments, and effects included
  • Compose music quickly and easily with full MIDI and score notation tools
  • Adjust tempo, pitch, and time on the fly with Elastic Time and Elastic Pitch
  • Collaborate with other Pro Tools users directly, or with other audio/video software users using OMF/AAF/MXF file interchange
  • Expand your creative palette with RTAS/AudioSuite plug-ins from Avid and others
  • Work on a Mac or Windows

Pristine quality, powerful performance

Get best-in-class audio quality, exceptional performance, and the lowest possible latency in everything you do with Mbox, featuring professional-grade converters, advanced recording technology, and a premium analog signal path. Because Mbox tightly integrates with Pro Tools, you have a system that's fast enough to keep up with your creativity. And with our stringent testing standards, you're assured of rock-solid performance in even the most demanding environments.

Work the way you want

Get the flexibility to work in more ways than ever. Use Pro Tools with Mbox for maximum speed and creativity-and get total session compatibility with Pro Tools studios worldwide. Or unleash your studio and use Pro Tools standalone for complete on-the-go creation. What's more, you can even use Mbox with other Core Audio- and ASIO-compatible software such as Logic, Live, Record, Reason, Fruity Loops, Cubase, Nuendo, Sonar, and more.

Create effortlessly with extras

Mbox comes packed with advanced features, making it even easier to get great results. Instantly perform Pro Tools commands right from the interface-like tap session tempo, start/stop record, and create a new track-with the customizable multi-function button. Tune your guitar, bass, and other instruments using the integrated guitar tuner. Prevent distortion when tracking louder sources using the same professional-grade soft-clip limiter found in our Pro Tools HD Series interfaces. And set up more pleasing cue mixes with reverb using the onboard DSP.

Double your tracks and more with an option

Boost your power to tackle even larger, more complex music and post-production projects, mix in surround sound*, and work more easily with video with the Complete Production Toolkit 2, a software expansion option for Pro Tools 9. If you work in a Pro Tools|HD-equipped studio, this option gives you the ability to work on your HD projects at home or on the go-without losing session information.

* Please note: While you can mix surround sound with the Complete Production Toolkit 2 option, Mbox Pro is the only interface in the Mbox family that provides multiple output channels to monitor up to 5.1 surround.

Get everything you need to compose, record, edit, sequence, and mix music and audio. With the included Pro Tools 9 software, the world's most advanced and popular music and audio production platform, you can work smarter, faster, and easier than ever before. Plus, you have over 70 professional sound-processing plug-ins, virtual instruments, and effects-as well as a massive library of high-quality audio loops-at your fingertips to fuel your creativity.

Included Software

Virtual instruments and audio content

  • Big Fish Audio 8 GB sound library
  • Boom drum machine and sequencer
  • DB-33 tonewheel organ emulator with rotating speaker simulation
  • Mini Grand acoustic grand piano
  • Vacuum monophonic vacuum tube synthesizer
  • Xpand!2 multitimbral synth and sample workstation

Sound-processing, effects, and utility plug-ins

  • 1-Band EQ III
  • 4-Band EQ III
  • 7-Band EQ III
  • AIR Chorus
  • AIR Distortion
  • AIR Dynamic Delay
  • AIR Enhancer
  • AIR Ensemble
  • AIR Filter Gate
  • AIR Flanger
  • AIR Frequency Shifter
  • AIR FuzzWah
  • AIR KillEQ
  • AIR Lo-Fi
  • AIR MultiChorus
  • AIR Multi-Delay
  • AIR Nonlinear Reverb
  • AIR Phaser
  • AIR Reverb
  • AIR Spring Reverb
  • AIR StereoWidth
  • AIR Talkbox
  • AIR Vintage Filter
  • BF76 Compressor 1176 emulator
  • BF Essential Clip Remover
  • BF Essential Correlation Meter phase fixer
  • BF Essential Meter Bridge VU metering
  • BF Essential Noise Meter
  • Chorus
  • Click
  • Compressor/Limiter
  • D-Verb reverb and ambience
  • DC Offset Removal
  • De-Esser
  • Delay 
  • DigiReWire
  • Dither
  • Duplicate
  • Eleven Free (guitar amp emulator based on Eleven)
  • Expander/Gate
  • Extra Long Delay II
  • Flanger
  • Gain
  • Invert
  • Lo-Fi retro processing
  • Long Delay II
  • Maxim sound maximizer
  • Medium Delay II
  • Multi-Tap Delay
  • Normalize
  • Ping-Pong Delay
  • Pitch
  • Pitch Shift
  • POWr Dither
  • Recti-Fi harmonic synthesis
  • Reverse
  • SansAmp tube amp simulator
  • Sci-Fi ring modulator
  • Signal Generator
  • Short Delay II
  • Slap Delay II
  • Time Compression Expansion
  • Time Shift time/pitch stretching
  • TL AutoPan panning effects
  • TL InTune digital tuner
  • TL MasterMeter oversampling meter
  • TL Metro versatile metronome
  • Trim
  • Vari-Fi speed shifter

System Requirements

Mac

  • Avid-qualified Intel-based Mac running Mac OS X 10.6.2 or higher (32- or 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
  • 15 GB free hard disk space for Pro Tools installation
  • Two available USB ports for Mbox and iLok connections
  • iLok USB Smart Key (included, for software authorization)

PC

  • Avid-qualified PC running Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate (32- or 64-bit)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
  • 15 GB free hard disk space for Pro Tools installation
  • Two available USB ports for Mbox and iLok connections
  • iLok USB Smart Key (included, for software authorization)

Compatibility

  • Interface: Works with ASIO, Core Audio, WDM, MME, and multi-client drivers.
  • Plug-ins: Supports RTAS (Real-Time AudioSuite) and AudioSuite plug-ins.

What's Included

  • Mbox interface
  • Pro Tools 9 software DVD-ROMs (includes installers for all software, plus electronic user guides)
  • USB cable
  • iLok USB Smart Key
  • Pro Tools guides
  • Mbox quick setup guide
  • Registration cards

 

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