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Mbox + Pro Tools Express

Mbox with Pro Tools Express

ITEM: 633294

What is Mbox?

Record, edit, and mix performances—with stunning sound quality—using the professional-grade Mbox audio interface. And now Mbox is an even better value with new Pro Tools Express software included at no additional charge. Or bundle it with Pro Tools instead and maximize your creativity and power. No matter what you choose, you can easily connect mics, instruments, monitors, and other analog, digital, and/or MIDI gear with your computer to capture and create studio-quality productions.

Designed by the Pro Tools|HD team
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.

Comes with Pro Tools Express
Compose, record, edit, and mix with Pro Tools Express using many of the same industry-standard tools as Pro Tools. View details

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. Capture and mix studio- quality sessions, with up to 24-bit/96 kHz audio resolution. And create anywhere inspiration takes you, thanks to its robust, ultra-compact, USB- powered housing.

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
  •     Stereo S/PDIF digital I/O
  •     One MIDI input, one MIDI output
  •     Monitor control section with Mono and Dim controls
  •     Dedicated monitor volume knob

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

Get the flexibility to work in more ways than ever. Use Mbox with the included Pro Tools Express software (you can upgrade to the full Pro Tools at any time at great savings), or opt for the Pro Tools + Mbox bundle and get more tracks, more plug-ins, additional advanced tools, and total session compatibility with Pro Tools studios worldwide.

And 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.

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.

Pro Tools Express (included with Mbox)

Compose, record, edit, and mix at the speed of your creativity—and get the professional tools you need to sound your very best. Pro Tools Express, included with Mbox and Mbox Mini interfaces, offers many of the same industry-standard tools of its big brother, Pro Tools 10, to help you turn the song in your head into reality, with professional results.

Key features

  •     Create music and sound for picture using many of the same industry-standard tools used by top producers, engineers, and artists
  •     Take your projects to the next level—and to studios around the world—with session file compatibility across all Pro Tools systems
  •     Sound your best when using professional-grade Mbox or Mbox Mini interfaces
  •     Record and mix up to 16 stereo audio tracks at 96 kHz (Mbox) or 48 kHz (Mbox Mini) resolution
  •     Compose music easily with virtual instruments, MIDI editing, and Sibelius notation tools
  •     Create pro-quality mixes with a collection of high-quality plug-ins and Automatic Delay Compensation
  •     Get a gigantic leap in sound and speed—and save over 40%—when you upgrade to Pro Tools 10

Bundled plug-ins

Virtual Instruments

  •     Boom drum machine and sequencer
  •     Structure Free sample player (based on Structure)
  •     Xpand!2 multitimbral synth and sample workstation

Sound processing, effects, and utility

  •     1-Band EQ III
  •     4-Band EQ III
  •     7-Band EQ III
  •     AIR Chorus
  •     AIR Distortion
  •     AIR Dynamic Delay
  •     AIR Flanger
  •     AIR Frequency Shifter
  •     AIR Lo-Fi
  •     AIR Multi-Delay
  •     AIR Phaser
  •     AIR Vintage Filter
  •     BF76 Compressor 1176 emulator
  •     Click
  •     Compressor/Limiter
  •     D-Verb reverb and ambience
  •     DC Offset Removal
  •     De-Esser
  •     DigiReWire
  •     Dither
  •     Duplicate
  •     Eleven Free (guitar amp emulator based on Eleven)
  •     Expander/Gate
  •     Invert
  •     Normalize
  •     Reverse
  •     Time Compression Expansion
  •     TL InTune digital tuner


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System Requirements


  •     Computer:  Avid-qualified computer
  •     OS: Windows 7 Home premium, professional, or Ultimate (32- or 64- bit)
  •     RAM: 2 GB (4 GB recommended)
  •     Hard disk space: 5 GB for Pro Tools Express (Mbox); 15 GB for Pro Tools (Pro Tools + Mbox)
  •     USB port: For Mbox connection
  •     USB port: For iLok authorization (iLok included)

Mac OS X

  •     Computer:  Avid-qualified Apple computer
  •     OS: Max OS X 10.6.8, Mac OS X Lion (10.7)
  •     RAM: 2 GB (4 GB recommended)
  •     Hard disk space: 5 GB for Pro Tools Express (Mbox); 15 GB for Pro Tools (Pro Tools + Mbox)
  •     USB port: For Mbox connection
  •     USB port: For iLok authorization (iLok included)


  •     Interface:Works with ASIO, Core Audio, WDM, MME, and multi-client drivers.
  •     Plug-ins:Supports AAX Native, RTAS, and AudioSuite formats in Pro Tools and Pro Tools Express

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