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Pro Tools + Mbox Pro
High-resolution, high-performance, 8x8 Pro Tools studio bundle for Mac and Windows

Capture and create using the highest audio standards with Pro Tools + Mbox Pro, 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, desktop hardware interface that consistently delivers best-in-class sound quality and performance.

With Pro Tools + Mbox Pro, 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 Pro 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, 192 kHz
  • Work faster and easier with advanced workflows, including a multi-function button and Automatic Delay Compensation
  • Have the flexibility to work with Pro Tools and Mbox Pro, with just Pro Tools, or use Mbox Pro with other audio software
  • Connect mics, instruments, monitors, and more to a variety of analog, digital, and MIDI I/O
  • Work with your favorite outboard effects and monitor 5.1 surround*
  • Get everything you need in one tightly integrated solution-all at a great price
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.

Pro Tools + 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 comforts of your own home or project studio.

  • 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/192 kHz audio resolution
  • Connect and control your gear with:
    • 8 x 8 simultaneous channels of I/O
    • Four mic inputs (two XLR mic/DI combo, two XLR) with professional-grade mic 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
  • Access and perform Pro Tools functions easily with the assignable multi-function button
  • Use Mbox Pro 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
  • 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
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.

  • Have the flexibility to use Pro Tools software with your Mbox Pro 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 Pro, featuring professional-grade converters, advanced recording technology, and a premium analog signal path. Because Mbox Pro 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.

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 ideal 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 Pro Tools with Mbox Pro 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 Pro 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 Pro 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.

Mac System Requirements
  • 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
  • One available FireWire port for Mbox Pro connection
  • One available USB ports for iLok connections
  • iLok USB Smart Key (included, for software authorization)
PC System Requirements
  • 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
  • One available FireWire port for Mbox Pro connection
  • One available USB ports for 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 Pro interface
  • Pro Tools 9 software DVD-ROMs (includes installers for all software, plus electronic user guides)
  • FireWire cable
  • Power supply
  • iLok USB Smart Key
  • Pro Tools guides
  • Mbox Pro quick setup guide
  • Registration cards

* Mixing surround sound requires Complete Production Toolkit 2, a software option for Pro Tools.

Compare All Mbox Systems

Mbox Mini Mbox Mbox Pro
General
Maximum Audio Resolution 24-bit/48 kHz 24-bit/96 kHz 24-bit/192 kHz
Connection Type USB 1.1 (USB-powered) USB 2.0 (USB-powered) FireWire
(includes power supply)
Software* Included with Pro Tools + Mbox Mini only:
-Pro Tools Software
-70+ effects and virtual instruments
-8 GB sound library
Included with Pro Tools + Mbox only:
-Pro Tools Software
-70+ effects and virtual instruments
-8 GB sound library
Included with Pro Tools + Mbox Pro only:
-Pro Tools Software
-70+ effects and virtual instruments
-8 GB sound library
Analog & Digital Inputs/Outputs (I/O) & Preamps
Total Simultaneous Channels of I/O 2/2 4/4 8/8
Simultaneous Analog I/O 2/2 2/2 6/6
Mic Preamps 1 2 4
Inserts None None 4
Instrument DI (Direct Input) 2 2 2
Digital I/O None S/PDIF (2 channels) S/PDIF (2 channels)
MIDI I/O None 1/1 1/1
Built-In Features
Onboard DSP Effects No Yes Yes
Built-In Guitar Tuner No Yes Yes
Phantom Power (48V) Yes Yes Yes
Soft-Clip Limiter No 2 (on mic preamps) 4 (on mic preamps)
Assignable Software Control Button No Yes Yes
Monitor Controls No Mono, Dim Mono, Dim, Mute
Additional I/O
Alternate Source Inputs With Multiple Monitor Switching No No Yes
Word Clock I/O No No Yes
Stereo Headphone Output 1 (1/4") with volume control 1 (1/4") with volume control 2 (1/4") with discrete volume controls
Footswitch Input No No Yes

* Please note that no software is included with the standalone Mbox, Mbox Mini, or Mbox Pro.

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Avid Mbox 3 Pro Firewire Interface w/ Pro Tools 11
 
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4.0

A Step Up!

By Nu Mogul

from Palm Bay, Fl.

About Me Quality Oriented

Pros

  • Durable construction
  • Reliable
  • Room To Grow

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    Best Uses

    • Studio Environment

    Comments about Avid Mbox 3 Pro Firewire Interface w/ Pro Tools 11:

    Very nice interface, I like that it's firewire that's a plus not to be slowed down by USB errors. Updraded from MBOX 2 and so it solved some clashing and feedback problems between Pro Tools/Logic'Itunes!

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac

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      if i had the mbox3 pro what would i need to to go hd with this
      Asked on 10/24/2011 by donmac from charlotte nc

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        PRO TOOLS 9 or another DAW software.

        Answered on 11/1/2011 by Rafael from Cypress CA
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