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Sound amazing with Mbox

Whether you work solo or collaborate with others, you'll sound better than ever with the newly rearchitected Mbox audio and MIDI computer recording interface. Get best-in-class sound quality and performance with professional-grade circuitry and premium audio conversion.

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Connect and control your gear

  • 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
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Mbox I/O connections
Pro Tools software includes sound-processing plugins, virtual instruments, effects, and audio loops.

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. And with our stringent testing standards, you’re assured of rock-solid performance in even the most demanding environments.

Work with the software you want

Use Mbox with the included Pro Tools Express software (you can upgrade to the full Pro Tools at any time at great savings) for maximum creativity and performance, or get great 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.

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Pro Tools Express software included with Mbox
Mbox features include a built-in guitar tuner, soft clip limiter, onboard DSP, and USB 2.0 connectivity

Create effortlessly with extras

Mbox 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.

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General

Maximum audio resolution

24-bit/96 kHz

24-bit/192 kHz

Connection type USB 2.0 (USB-powered) FireWire (with power supply)
Software
  • Pro Tools Express
  • 30+ virtual instruments and plug-ins
  • Drivers for third-party software use

Analog and digital inputs/outputs (I/O) and preamps

Simultaneous channels of I/O 4/4 8/8
Simultaneous analog I/O 2/2 16
Mic preamps 2 4
Inserts None 4
Instrument DI (Direct Input) 2 2
Digital I/O S/PDIF (2 channels) S/PDIF (2 channels)
MIDI I/O 1/1 1/1

Built-in features

Onboard DSP effects
Built-in guitar tuner
Phantom power (48V)
Soft-clip limiter 2 (on mic preamps) 4 (on mic preamps)
Assignable software control button
Monitor controls Mono, Dim Mono, Dim, Mute

Additional I/O

Alternate source inputs with multiple monitor switching  
World Clock I/O  
Stereo headphone output 1 (1/4") with volume control 2 (1/4") with discrete volume controls
Footswitch input