Avid Mbox and Mbox Mini now come with 16-tracks of Pro Tools power 21/03/12
Avid has announced that its ultra-portable Mbox and Mbox Mini audio interfaces now come with Pro Tools® Express software included at no additional charge, giving customers the Pro Tools software experience at a great value. These offerings are in addition to the current Pro Tools + Mbox bundles offered for the three Mbox designs.
An Avid PR person told Sonic State, "With Pro Tools Express, customers can record, edit, and mix up to 16 stereo audio tracks--in addition to virtual instrument and MIDI tracks--using the core industry-standard toolset embraced by top producers, engineers, and artists. Paired with Mbox and Mbox Mini interfaces, which offer best-in-class audio quality and performance, Pro Tools Express empowers users to create their best work with more affordable, professional solutions." Pro Tools Express key features
Record and mix up to 16 stereo audio tracks at 96 kHz (Mbox) or 48 kHz (Mbox Mini) resolution
Compose music easily with premium AIR virtual instruments, plus the same MIDI editing and Sibelius notation tools as Pro Tools
Create pro-quality mixes with Automatic Delay Compensation and a collection of high-quality plug-ins
Change tempo, timing, pitch, and create harmonies in real time with Elastic Time and Elastic Pitch
Take projects to the next level--and to studios around the world--with session file compatibility across all Pro Tools systems
Tony Cariddi, Avid pro audio marketing manager, had this to say..."Customers and critics have raved about the audio quality of the Mbox and Mbox Mini interfaces. And while they work brilliantly with Core Audio- and ASIO-compatible systems, they really shine the brightest as part of the Pro Tools experience. We're excited to now share that professional Pro Tools experience with all Mbox users, whether they opt for a Pro Tools + Mbox bundle or a standalone Mbox with Pro Tools Express. This perfect union of hardware and software tools delivers the performance, sound quality, and stability that let's them focus on composing, recording, editing, and mixing their very best work." Pricing and Availability:
Mbox (with Pro Tools Express) and Mbox Mini (with Pro Tools Express) are available today worldwide for $499 (£399 inc vat,€489) and $299 (£239 inc vat,€295) USMSRP, respectively. As customers needs and skills grow, they can upgrade from Pro Tools Express to Pro Tools 10 for just $399(£310 inc vat,€385).