As the much anticipated answer to one of the top requests from Pro Tools® users, ultra-small Mbox® 2 Micro enables Pro Tools users to edit, sequence, and mix sessions created on Pro Tools|HD®, Pro Tools LE®, and Pro Tools M-Powered™ systems on the go, as well as compose music with virtual instruments and loops.
About the size of a typical USB flash drive, Mbox 2 Micro offers high-quality 24-bit / 48 kHz sound, a 1/8-inch stereo output for headphone or speaker monitoring (no audio inputs*), and a convenient volume wheel, providing you with the freedom of true editing, sequencing, and mixing mobility. Whether you’re looking to work on studio-created or live sound Pro Tools sessions on the go, or create loop-based or virtual instrument-driven music, Mbox 2 Micro lets you work wherever inspiration takes you.
Edit and Mix On the Go
Forget about being cooped up in a recording studio or post-production suite; Mbox 2 Micro gives you the freedom to leave your Pro Tools interfaces behind and take your sessions anywhere you and your laptop computer can travel — whether it’s for business or for pleasure. With its robust, anodised aluminium design and diminutive size, you can simply tuck Mbox 2 Micro into any pocket and get ready to welcome the world as your new control room or editing suite.
Mbox 2 Micro comes with award-winning Pro Tools LE software, enabling you to open, edit, and mix your existing Pro Tools|HD-, Pro Tools LE-, or Pro Tools M-Powered-created sessions in high-fidelity audio. Play back sessions with up to 24-bit / 48 kHz high-quality audio, and enjoy access to the wide range of professional Pro Tools plug-ins and virtual instruments available (for higher sample rate Pro Tools|HD sessions, be sure to down-convert the sessions using your studio setup prior to using Mbox 2 Micro). Mbox 2 Micro even supports Music Production Toolkit and DV Toolkit™ 2 options, enabling you to work on larger projects (up to 48 stereo tracks) while on the road.
Create Music Anywhere
While Mbox 2 Micro is an output-only audio device, it also serves as a simple music creation studio thanks to the included Pro Tools LE software, bundled software, and wealth of compatible virtual instruments and plug-in options available.
Easily import audio files, MIDI files, and loops into Pro Tools, and edit and mix them to create musical masterpieces. Plug in a USB MIDI keyboard into your computer and capture an amazing virtual instrument performance in Pro Tools — one that you can admire for posterity or tweak to perfection. Or route compositions from your favorite ReWire-compatible applications right into Pro Tools for further tweaking and mixing.
Mbox 2 Micro comes with Xpand!™, a compelling sample-playback/synthesis workstation from the Digidesign Advanced Instrument Research (A.I.R.) group, to help get you started. Built for songwriters, soundtrack composers, DJs, electronic musicians, music producers, and sound designers, Xpand! provides fast and easy ways to access and manipulate thousands of high-quality sounds from within Pro Tools, enabling you to craft anything from pristine-sounding acoustic instruments to complex synthesized soundscapes or loop-driven techno tracks.
Mix Last Night’s Show on the Road
If you’re a Digidesign® VENUE live sound system engineer, Mbox 2 Micro makes it easy and super convenient to mix your live sound recordings while you’re on the way to the next gig. Whether you recorded the shows on an integrated Pro Tools|HD or Pro Tools LE system, Mbox 2 Micro allows you to open and work with the sessions outside of your usual rig. And because many of the plug-ins you use during the live shows are also available for Pro Tools LE, you’ll have access to much of the same professional processing in the tour bus with Mbox 2 Micro as you would with VENUE in front of the stage.
Little But Loaded
Sure, it’s small, but Mbox 2 Micro comes fully loaded with a big assortment of creative software and processing plug-ins to mix and master your sessions to completion — over 45 plug-ins! Along with powerful Pro Tools LE software and Xpand!, Mbox 2 Micro also includes a collection of Bomb Factory® plug-ins, which offer powerful effects and utilities from the makers of some of the very best digital emulations of classic analog processors in the industry, and DigiRack™ plug-ins, which offer a wide variety of professional real-time and file-based effects and studio utilities that are ideal for bringing your mixes to life.
Digidesign-qualified Windows XP- or Mac OS X 10.4-based computer
768 MB of RAM (1 GB highly recommended)
DVD-ROM (or equivalent) drive for software installation
Available USB port (USB hubs not supported)
Minimum 1024 x 768 screen resolution
* Mbox 2 Micro features analog outputs only. For a Pro Tools LE analog recording solution, check out the Mbox 2 Mini, or another member of the Mbox 2 or 003 families.
Mbox® 2 Micro sports a slick yet rugged anodized aluminum casing that’s small enough to fit in any size pocket, making it the ultimate mobile Pro Tools® editing and mixing solution.
Ultra-portable, anodized aluminum design for on-the-go editing, mixing, and music creation
High-quality sound up to 24-bit, 48 kHz (higher sample rates require pre-conversion)
1/8-inch stereo output jack for headphone or speaker monitoring (no audio inputs*)
Convenient volume wheel for quick headphone adjustments
Powered by USB (USB 1.1 connection, includes USB extension cable)
* Mbox 2 Micro features analog outputs only. If you’re looking to record vocals, real instruments, or sound from other devices, check out the analog and digital inputs available on other Digidesign products in the Pro Tools LE family.
Digidesign® Pro Tools LE® 7 software is the most powerful and easy-to-use application to produce professional-sounding music.
Award-winning Pro Tools® recording, editing, and mixing
32 simultaneous audio tracks (128 virtual audio tracks), expandable to 48 tracks*
Fully integrated MIDI sequencing with 256 simultaneous MIDI tracks
Over 50 processing plug-ins, virtual instruments, and compatible applications
Support for streaming ReWire applications into Pro Tools
Unique Beat Detective™ LE automatic groove analysis and correction tool
Support for the Digidesign C|24™ and Command|8® control surfaces
Huge selection of compatible third-party plug-ins and software options
Works on Windows and Mac computers
* Requires optional Music Production Toolkit or DV Toolkit™ 2
Pro Tools LE 7 software offers an unparalleled breadth of creative options when developing ideas. Easily import audio and MIDI files and loops. Take advantage of an unmatched range of unique, nondestructive audio editing tools like Beat Detective LE, which enables you to automatically correct timing on individual tracks. Develop MIDI compositions with the Pro Tools integrated, easy-to-use MIDI sequencer. Choose among a wide-range of effects and instrument plug-ins like the Xpand!™ sample-playback/synthesis workstation to develop the sounds you’re after, or integrate your favorite ReWire-compatible applications right into your mixes.
Audio manipulation with world-class editing tools
Import MIDI, REX, ACID, WAV, AIFF, AAC, MP3, and CD audio files
Built-in DigiBase™ file management tool
Beat Detective LE automatic groove analysis and correction tool
Fully nondestructive editing
Powerful, intuitive MIDI sequencing
Real-time audio and MIDI processing
Advanced virtual instrument integration
Wide-range of compatible third-party creative software options (AudioSuite™, RTAS®, and ReWire-compatible applications)
Pro Tools LE systems with Pro Tools LE software offer superior features and functionality to capture ideas quickly and easily. Choose the professional-sounding Pro Tools LE hardware interface to perfectly suit your recording needs (Mbox 2, Mbox 2 Pro, Mbox 2 Mini, 003, or 003 Rack). Use loop recording to capture several takes of a solo. Set an automatic punch-in/punch-out range to effortlessly fix a passage. Even create individual cue mixes for everyone in the recording session.
Superior sound quality
Record up to 24-bit/96 kHz (Mbox 2 Pro, 003, or 003 Rack) or up to 24-bit/48kHz (Mbox 2, Mbox 2 Mini)
Truly mobile recording options
Low-latency monitoring while recording
Powerful loop recording options
Pro Tools LE software offers the ultimate in mixing power and flexibility. Choose among a variety of professional plug-in effects to develop a mix. Take advantage of the most powerful automation in the industry to add motion to your music. Put more real-time plug-ins to work in your sessions via improved RTAS plug-in performance. Finally, connect a control surface such as Command|8 to your system and enjoy the familiar feel of a tactile faders and controls when mixing.
Industry-standard Pro Tools mixing environment
RTAS real-time effects processing
Advanced automation features
Wide-range of professional third-party processing options
Control surface options for hands-on mixing
When you work with Pro Tools software, you’re working with the standard for professional audio production. Enjoy full compatibility with countless Pro Tools–equipped professional and personal studios around the world. Exchange entire sessions, individual session elements, or stereo mixes for easy collaboration with your friends. Plus, export to numerous other standard audio file formats, including MP3.
Powerful options for importing a wide-variety of audio/MIDI files and session data elements
DV Toolkit option for desktop post production features
Session compatibility with Pro Tools|HD and Pro Tools M-Powered systems
Multiple export options
In addition to Pro Tools LE® 7 software, Mbox® 2 Micro comes with an impressive collection of over 45 valuable effects and instrument plug-ins. These outstanding plug-ins have been used on countless professional recordings, and many are exclusive to the Pro Tools® platform.
Structure Free Sample Player for Pro Tools
Developed by the acclaimed Digidesign® Advanced Instrument Research (A.I.R.) group, Structure Free is a free sample player that allows you to quickly and easily integrate a wide range of sounds into your Pro Tools sessions and tweak them to make them your own.
Xpand! Sample-Playback/Synthesis Workstation
The first plug-in from Digidesign’s Advanced Instrument Research group, Xpand!™ is a powerful instrument plug-in that puts more than 1,000 professional sounds at your fingertips.
Free Bomb Factory® Plug-ins
The Free Bomb Factory® plug-ins offer powerful effects and utilities from the makers of some of the very best digital emulations of classic analog processors in the industry.
Bomb Factory BF76 Compressor
BF Essential Clip Remover
BF Essential Correlation Meter
BF Essential Meter Bridge
BF Essential Noise Meter
BF Essential Tuner
Funk Logic Mastererizer
DigiRack™ plug-ins offer a wide variety of professional real-time and file-based effects and studio utilities that are ideal for bringing your mixes alive.
DC Offset Removal
Connector: One 1/8” stereo jack
(for headphone or speaker monitoring) with volume control
Maximum Output: +3 dBV into 600 Ohms
Frequency Response: -2/+0 dB, 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Dynamic Range: 103 dB A-weighted (THD+N: 0.002%)
Supported Sample Rates: 44.1, 48 kHz
Maximum Word Length: 24 bit
Host Connection: One USB 1.1 type A connector (extension cable included)
Size / Weight / Power
Weight: 1.2 oz.
Power Requirements: Powered by USB bus only