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Avid MBox Pro Audio Interface with Pro Tools 11

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Are you looking to record, edit, and then mix your performances with stunning audio fidelity? You can do it easily with the professional-grade Avid Mbox PRO audio interface. You can easily connect instruments, studio monitors, microphones and almost any other analog, digital or MIDI equipment to your computer to record and create studio-quality productions. You can pair the Avid Mbox PRO with whatever audio recording or music creation software you currently use such as Ableton Live, Fruity Loops, Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, andmany more. No matter which music productio software you choose, you'll always sound incredible because the Avid Mbox PRO was designed by the same team of engineers that created the top-of-the-line Pro Tools HD Series audio interfaces.

Get best-in-class audio quality and performance with professional-grade hardware
Create studio-quality productions at the highest audio resolutions - up to 24-bit, 192 kHz
Have the flexibility to use Mbox Pro with your favorite software (Core Audio, ASIO, WDM, MME, and multi-client drivers included)
Record yourself or a small band/ensemble through a variety of analog, digital, and MIDI I/O
Create at your desktop or on the go, thanks to its robust, portable housing

Mbox Pro 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 or project studio.

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

Get best-in-class audio fidelity and performance with professional-grade circuitry and premium audio conversion
Capture and mix studio-quality sessions, with up to 24-bit/192 kHz audio resolution
Connect and control your gear with:
8 x 8 simultaneous channels of I/O
Four microphone inputs (two XLR mic/DI combo, two XLR) with professional-grade microphone preamps, 48V phantom power, and high-pass filters
Four 1/4" TRS line-level inputs
Two unbalanced Alt line-level inputs (two RCA, one stereo mini 1/8")
Six balanced 1/4" TRS line-level outputs
Two 1/4" stereo headphone outputs with discrete volume controls
Stereo S/PDIF digital I/O
One MIDI input, one MIDI output
Word Clock I/O
Monitor control section with Mono, Mute, Dim, Alt Source, and Speaker A/B/C switching controls
Dedicated monitor volume knob
Use Mbox Pro with your favorite recording/music creation software, including Pro Tools, 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
Connect up to three pairs of speakers for A/B monitoring or monitor 5.1 surround
Set up flexible cue mixing and reverb effects with the onboard DSP
Get fast and easy desktop connectivity through FireWire
Pristine quality, powerful performance
Get best-in-class audio quality, exceptional performance, and the lowest possible latency in everything you do with Mbox Pro, featuring professional-grade converters, advanced recording technology, and a premium analog signal path. And with our stringent testing standards, you're assured of rock-solid performance in even the most demanding environments.

All the ins and outs you need - and more
Because you can work with up to eight inputs and eight outputs simultaneously, Mbox Pro is perfect for recording yourself and a small band or ensemble. Connect mics, instruments, line-level equipment, MIDI gear, and digital devices to the wide array of analog and digital I/O. You can also add your favorite outboard signal processors to your mixes using the four insert jacks, attach a footswitch to control punch ins/outs, and maintain perfect sync with other digital devices through Word Clock I/O.

Work the way you want
Get the flexibility to work in more ways than ever. Use Mbox Mini with Pro Tools (not included) for maximum speed and ease - and get total session compatibility with Pro Tools studios worldwide. Or get superior performance when you use Mbox with any Core Audio- or ASIO-compatible software, such as Logic, Live, Record, Reason, Digital Performer, Fruity Loops, Cubase, Nuendo, Sonar, and more.

Create effortlessly with extras
Mbox Pro comes packed with advanced features, making it even easier to get great results. 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.

System Requirements*
Avid-qualified Mac or PC (see the latest supported computers)
Audio recording/music creation software (Core Audio, ASIO, WDM, MME, and multi-client drivers included; audio software not included)
One available FireWire port for Mbox Pro connection
* Please note that other minimum system requirements (such as the operating system, memory, and hard disk space) will be dependent on the software you choose to use with Mbox Pro.

Interface: Works with ASIO, Core Audio, WDM, MME, and multi-client drivers.

What's Included
Mbox Pro interface
Drivers installation disc
FireWire cable
Mbox quick setup guide
Registration card

Total simultaneous channels of I/O 2 4 8
Simultaneous analog inputs/outputs 2 2 6
Mic preamps 1 2 4
Inserts No No 4
Instrument DIs 2 2 2
Onboard DSP effects No Yes Yes
Built-in guitar tuner No Yes Yes
48V phantom power Yes Yes Yes
Softclip limiter No 2 (on microphone pres) 4 (on microphone pres)
Maximum resolution 24-bit/48kHz 24-bit/96kHz 24-bit/192kHz
Assignable software control button No Yes Yes
Alternate source inputs No No Yes
Mono monitor control No Yes Yes
Dim monitor control No Yes Yes
Mute monitor control No No Yes
Digital I/O No S/PDIF S/PDIF
MIDI I/O ports No Yes (1/1) Yes (1/1)
Wordclock I/O No No Yes
Stereo headphone outputs 1 1 2
Footswitch input No No Yes
Connection USB 1.1 USB 2.0 FireWire
Power source USB bus USB bus Included

The Word on the Street

Check out what artists and the press are saying about the 3rd-generation Mbox family interfaces.

We love the Mbox... it's amazing. -Terrible Things
See the Mbox on the Warped Tour 2011. Watch video

I gotta say - the test results/specs [for Mbox Pro] are impressive, as in, extremely impressive.
-Craig Anderton (Harmony Central)

The [3rd generation] Mbox is a huge leap forward for the Mbox family.
-Mike Hiller (Music Tech Magazine)

The latest Mbox is a polished and well-thought-out product that will appeal to you of Pro Tools and other DAWs alike.
-Sam Inglis, (Sound on Sound)

If Avid was trying to impress us with the build quality of the Mbox Mini, they succeeded admirably.
-Larry Oppenheimer (Gearwire)

The new Mbox is a huge improvement, it's amazing.
-Jesse F. Keeler (MSTRKRFT)

The Mbox Pro has been vital for me at home and on the road. The quality of recording it delivers for the cost is pretty much unparalleled.
-Kelly Pratt (Beirut, Arcade Fire)

I love my Mbox Pro. It's a must-have when I'm on the road - for Pro Tools and other recording/sequencing software.
-Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park)

The new Mbox Pro is an indispensable part of both my live show and my music recording process - whether or not I'm using Pro Tools. Between its portability and improved audio fidelity, the new Mbox Pro never leaves my side.
-DJ Shadow


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