#1
Whatcha think?

Thoughts on new look, new features, etc. Obviously, they're not out yet, so we can't judge how they sound, but they seem to be a pretty major step up from the MBox 2.

Anyone planning on trading up/buying one when they're released? I'd love to get a small rig to do some tracking/mixing so I don't monopolize the studio in my school (though it it AWESOME).
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#2
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Whatcha think?

Thoughts on new look, new features, etc. Obviously, they're not out yet, so we can't judge how they sound, but they seem to be a pretty major step up from the MBox 2.

Anyone planning on trading up/buying one when they're released? I'd love to get a small rig to do some tracking/mixing so I don't monopolize the studio in my school (though it it AWESOME).


I am going to 8-inputs. 4 isn't enough for me anymore, and so as soon as I get the chance I am going to 8, so not really too excited.
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#3
Looks pretty damm snazzy... The Mbox 2 records @ 48khz and the new one does up to 96Khz. Having said that i probably wont be upgrading, cant really afford it and a lot of the stuff im doing at the moment is MIDI based.
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#4
ProTools is only worth it on a grand scale. Anything less is a waste imo
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ProTools is only worth it on a grand scale. Anything less is a waste imo


Grand scale as in PTHD? I so I hope you're kidding. Current rig: 2x API3124 into Profire2626 (bypassing the pres) + Focuriste OctoPre mkII thru ADAT. 16 channels of pretty damn good pres @ 88.2 into Pro Tools M-Powered. 4 different headphone mixes @ zero latency (DSP mixer). Total more or less is about 7k depending how you calculate it. Doesn't really seem like a waste.

HD1 card (which is a joke, you need at least HD2) = 7/8k no pres, no interface. Just a 8 year old card with software.

ON TOPIC: New Mbox Pro looks pretty good, if I wasn't already pretty much set I would be darn interested. ADAT inputs would have made this a homerun but it already looks pretty sick. The ones under that seem kinda meh and more of the same but the Pro looks very promising.
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#6
I'm getting an MBox 2 Pro because I simply can't hold out another 3 weeks for this one to come out, but maybe I'll upgrade one of these days...besides its always good to get all the kinks worked out before you buy, so I'll upgrade later.
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#7
I won't be making the upgrade. I honestly don't think that being able to run at a higher sample rate is going to make much of an impact without specific tweaks and improvements across the entire rig, and that's after soundproofing. So I think that for a lot of people 96kHz+ will be a selling point rather than a practical improvement.

I think that some of the new features are extraneous: does anyone really need a guitar tuner built in? I'd rather have something with a simpler design that works. The volume pot and the buttons look pretty crappy on the MBox3 too, I'm sure it won't take long for them to wear out and get clogged. I appreciate that the MBox2 didn't exactly have pot construction going for it, but at least they were mounted inside the machine and were impossible to get dirty or break, assuming the device was properly cared for.
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#8
ProTools is a hyped up software and hardware combo IMO.
From what I saw at the Avid website, the prices for the new M-Boxes will be as follows.

Pro Tools Mbox Mini - $400
Pro Tools Mbox - $680
Pro Tools Mbox Pro - $900

Expect the prices to be lower in stores but that's what they are stating for now.
For the features you get, I just can't see spending that type of cash...

A Profire 2626 gives you way more features than any of the above hardware and costs much less.
Last edited by moody07747 at Sep 15, 2010,
#9
I'm definitely holding out (mainly because I have no money), but once I get some capital, I'll either be springing for the MBox 3 Pro (just can't seem to call it a "Pro Tools MBox"...doesn't flow) or the M-Audio Profire 610.
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#12
Not a big fan of the visuals. I really liked the knobs on the MBox 2; they were easy to make very small changes with. Can't say that the extras have improved either. No BFD Lite? That sucks. I do wonder if they've upgraded the pre-amps, couldn't find any real info on that.
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#13
They look pretty bangin' especially the pro but having just got my ProFire 2626 on the go so I don't think I'll be upgrading for a while.
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