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Avid Mbox Audio Interface + Pro Tools Express


The Avid Mbox is a professional quality 4x4 USB 2.0 audio interface designed for home and portable recording. The Mbox is capable of high-definition recording up to 24-bit/96kHz. The Mbox comes with Avid's Pro Tools Express recording software for up to 16 tracks of audio recording and mixing.
List Price: $499.00
Sale Price: $499.00

Avid Mbox - High-Quality Portable Recording

Looking for an affordable entry into the world of Pro Tools recording? The Avid Mbox is the most affordable way to get started using Pro Tools and making great sounding records at home. Designed by the same team that engineered Avid's top-of-the-line and award winning Pro Tools HD series of hardware, the Mbox can record pristine audio from a variety of different sources and it simply sounds amazing. Included with the Mbox is Pro Tools Express, a basic version of the industry standard Pro Tools that allows up to 16 tracks of 24-bit/96kHz audio. Compose, record, edit, and mix with Pro Tools Express using many of the same tools as the full version.

Mbox Design

The Mbox is in the 3rd generation of Mbox interfaces, but was designed from the ground up to be the absolute best-in-class. Using professional-grade components and converters, the Mbox sounds incredible and has to be heard to be believed. The Mbox is USB powered so no external power is required making it extremely portable. It has an extremely robust and rugged chassis, making it the perfect interface to throw in a gig bag on the way out the door.

Professional I/O

The Avid Mbox has a host of professional I/O connections for microphones, instruments, MIDI, analog line level, and digital components making it ready for anything you throw at it. The Mbox has the following I/O:

Photo of the front and back of the Avid Mbox audio interface.
  • 4 x 4 simultaneous channels of I/O
  • Two XLR mic/line combo inputs with professional-grade microphone 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

Works with Any Software

With the Mbox, you can work with whatever software you choose. Use the included Pro Tools Express, or use it with just about any 3rd party software. The Mbox is ASIO and Core Audio compatible so it will work with Logic, Live, Record, Reason, Digital Performer, Fruity Loops, Cubase, Nuendo, Sonar, Final Cut Pro, and many many more.

Pro Tools Express

The included Pro Tools Express allows you to create music and sound for video and picture. With Pro Tools Express, you can take your projects to any studio in the world that runs any version of Pro Tools and the sessions will be fully compatible. Pro Tools Express allows you to record up to 16 stereo audio tracks at up to 96kHz (Mbox's limit) resolution and compose with lots of virtual instruments, MIDI editing, and Sibelius notation tools. Also, when you're ready to upgrade to the full version of Pro Tools 11, you'll save over 25% off the cost of the full version with special upgrade pricing!

What's Included with the Mbox:

  • Mbox audio interface
  • Pro Tools Express software activation card (download required)
  • Drivers installation disc
  • iLok 2 USB key
  • USB Cable
  • Mbox quick setup guide
  • Registration card

Avid Mbox System Requirements


  • Computer: Avid-qualified computer
  • OS: Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate (32- or 64- bit)
  • RAM: 2GB (4GB recommended)
  • Hard Disk Space: 5GB for Pro Tools Express
  • USB Port: For Mbox connection
  • USB Port: For iLok authorization (iLok included)

Mac OS X

  • Computer: Avid-qualified computer
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.6.8, Mac OS X Lion (10.7)
  • RAM: 2GB (4GB recommended)
  • Hard Disk Space: 5GB for Pro Tools Express
  • USB Port: For Mbox connection
  • USB Port: For iLok authorization (iLok included)

Avid Mbox Compatibility

Interface: Works with ASIO, Core Audio, WDM, MME, and multi-client drivers.

Plugins: Supports AAX Native, RTAS, and AudioSuite formats in Pro Tools and Pro Tools Express

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