Digidesign Announces Mbox 2

Mbox2_NewsThe Digidesign Mbox 2 audio/MIDI production system improves on the best-selling Mbox with better sound quality, the addition of MIDI ports, and much more.

Mbox 2 delivers professional performance in an incredibly compact package. Mbox 2 includes Digidesign Pro Tools LE software and the new Pro Tools Ignition Pack. With the addition of the Pro Tools Ignition Pack, Mbox 2 includes more than 50 plug-ins and instruments.

Mbox 2 features a sleek, more practical and flexible design that allows the unit to lie down flat, sit with a convenient upwards tilt for easy access to the front panel controls, or simply stand vertically to fit smaller workspaces. Pricing will be identical with the discontinued Mbox.

Mbox 2 Hardware Features:
– Superior sonic performance
– 100% USB powered for maximum portability
– 2 analogue inputs (XLR and ¼” jacks) & 2 analogue outputs (¼” jacks)
– 2 channels of S/PDIF digital I/O (RCA)
– 4 simultaneous channels of input using both analogue and digital I/O
– 1 MIDI input & 1 MIDI output (16 channels in/16 channels out)
– Zero-latency monitoring
– 48V phantom power for condenser microphones
– Separate source selection and gain control per channel
– Headphone output with dedicated volume control
– Dedicated studio monitor volume control
– True multi-client audio/MIDI drivers (Mac OS X only; Windows XP drivers coming soon)