Digidesign Introduces Mbox 2

Daly City, CA (September 7, 2005)--Digidesign has introduced the Mbox 2, a USB-powered audio/MIDI production system that builds on the performance and simplicity of the original Mbox, used by songwriters, DJs, studio mixers, and post production engineers. According to Digidesign, Mbox 2 is an important evolutionary step from the original Mbox, incorporating a wide range of connection options (including analog, digital, and MIDI), plug-ins and instruments in a compact package.
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Daly City, CA (September 7, 2005)--Digidesign has introduced the Mbox 2, a USB-powered audio/MIDI production system that builds on the performance and simplicity of the original Mbox, used by songwriters, DJs, studio mixers, and post production engineers. According to Digidesign, Mbox 2 is an important evolutionary step from the original Mbox, incorporating a wide range of connection options (including analog, digital, and MIDI), plug-ins and instruments in a compact package.

Along with its flexible hardware interface, Mbox 2 includes the Digidesign Pro Tools LE software, which offers many of the same features that top studios rely on to record, edit, mix, and master albums and produce sound for films. In addition, Mbox 2 comes with the Pro Tools Ignition Pack--a collection of plug-ins, creative applications, and additional tools to help produce and promote music. With the addition of the Pro Tools Ignition Pack, Mbox 2 includes more than 50 plug-ins and instruments.

The 100 percent USB-powered Mbox 2 features:

* Four simultaneous inputs with analog and digital I/O
* Two analog inputs (XLR and 1/4" jacks) and two analog outputs (1/4" jacks)
* Two channels of S/PDIF digital I/O (RCA)
* 48V phantom power for condenser mics
* 24-bit/48 kHz audio
* MIDI in/out
* Zero-latency monitoring
* Pro Tools LE software (Windows XP and Mac OS X)
o 32 simultaneous audio tracks (128 virtual audio tracks)
o Integrated MIDI sequencer with 256 simultaneous MIDI tracks
o 37 DigiRack and 7 Bomb Factory plug-ins
* Includes the Pro Tools Ignition Pack software and tools
* Support for streaming ReWire applications
* Beat Detective LE groove analysis and correction tool

Pro Tools Ignition Pack

* Propellerhead Software Reason Adapted 3
* Ableton Live Lite 4 Digidesign Edition
* FXpansion BFD Lite
* IK Multimedia SampleTank 2 SE
* IK Multimedia AmpliTube LE
* IK Multimedia T-RackS EQ
* Celemony Melodyne uno essential
* Pro Tools Method One instructional DVD
* Bunker 8 REX File CD
* 1-year membership to Broadjam.com
* Limited-time free trade magazine subscription

Mbox 2 Factory
For more creative options right out of the box, there is Mbox 2 Factory, which offers more than $1,050 in plug-ins for only $100 more than Mbox 2. The Mbox 2 Factory bundle includes a complete Mbox 2 system and an iLok USB Smart Key with the following additional Digidesign and Bomb Factory plug-ins pre-authorized:

* Maxim
* moogerfooger Analog Delay
* JOEMEEK SC2 Compressor
* JOEMEEK VC5 Meequalizer
* Cosmonaut Voice

For more information, visit Digidesign's website at www.digidesign.com.