Sonic State Studio / Audio Cards/Hardware / DIGIDESIGN MBox

Average rating: 6.5/10 out of 10

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Bob Guzman from USA writes:
DON'T BUY MBOX!I have never regreted a purchase more than this. I was talked into this instead of the Omega by some idiot kid at Guitar Center (I guess I'm now the bigger idiot.)Everything I read about the nightmares people were having came true. The Digidesign support is a nightmare. I couldn't even register it online. It said there was a syntax error and gave me websites to go to so I could research syntax problems. I couldn't even go back a page to see what I inputed. After a week of trying to lay down a simple track, I called customer service. I waited over an hour and got an arrogant jerk who determined I need a new computer. Even though mine is 1.8 gig with a gig of ram. I purchaced a new computer, paid extra for overnite Sat. delivery, and it won't authorize. Plus the box is noisy as hell. DON'T BUY!

posted Saturday, 31-Mar-07 at 18:36
Beautiful a Professional user from USA writes:
I'm having a problem with my M-Box, it seems that running the M-Box on a PC is horrible.I'm not impreesed at all. To sync it up to my MPC and Motif seems insurmountable. I've read the book ,all the settings are right. What Gives , can somebody out there in Pro tools world give me some advice on this matter, to make sure I've coverd all the proper steps. Thanks

Rating: 5 out of 10 posted Thursday, 01-Mar-07 at 15:38
Russell Butterfield a part-timer user from UK writes:
I dunno whats going on, I have read lots of negative responses here about the M-Box 2, I got mine up and working with in 20 mins, it runs flawlessly, and I would never go back to Sonar or Cubase, or my Yamaha SW1000XC and DS2416 set up. However there are a few things which may help some people here who may experience some probelms. And the 1 main thing is, when you do connect your M-Box for the first time, and when you do install the drivers (embedded in the Pro-Tools software) make sure that ALL your USB periferals are disconnected (except the M-Box of course) The M-Box can be very fussy and it needs to be connected to the computer directly and NOT a USB hub.

The sound of the M-Box is very, very clean, its lacking a tad in the low end region.

And Pro Tools LE?.

You wont want to go back to Sonar or Cubase after you have used this for a week.

100% stable, and its brilliant.

You wont find better!!!!

Rating: 10 out of 10 posted Tuesday, 13-Feb-07 at 8:45
Keith a hobbyist user from Texas writes:
MBox Protools LE is very limited in terms of having very specific hardware/operating system/hard disk chip set/and interface requirements to function properly. If you have EXACTLY the right system you're in luck but it is not truly compatible with MOST brand new PCs on the shelf at Best Buy today. If you want to spend hours jerking around with all kinds of system and bios settings and external cards and adapters etc only to encounter more errors and frustration then this is the package for you. The MBox Protools LE requirements are so stringent that this system should only be sold self-contained with the necessary hardware etc. and not as software for general consumption by PC users. I'm returning mine.

Rating: 2 out of 10 posted Thursday, 04-Jan-07 at 16:25
Sam a part-timer user from USA writes:
Hello All! PROBLEMO! Bought the Mbox 2 a few months back and I recently installed on my 2.2 ghz AMD Athlon 64. It seems that PT is running fine (haven't done any serious tracking yet), but the Mbox puts out this sizzling hum noise from the 1/4 inch outputs? Tried plugging cpu into furman pwr cond and turned off all gear except the powered monitors/cpu/Mbox. Still the sizzle persists? It's not audio as I can turn the Mbox mix to full without the noise getting louder? I'm absolutely frustrated to no end as I've come this far! Any suggestions????

posted Monday, 04-Dec-06 at 1:13
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