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Digidesign MBox 2 Mini Educational  

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A small audio workstation that can make a big impact on your classroom's projects.

This educational edition of Digidesign Mbox 2 Mini Portable Audio Workstation is specially priced for educational institutions and their staff, post-secondary (college) students, and 501(c)(3) organizations. Proper documentation, such as a school PO, faculty/student ID, or IRS determination letter, must be provided in order to use and register this product.

Digidesign Mbox 2 Mini is an incredibly compact and easy-to-use USB Pro Tools LE audio workstation. Mbox 2 Mini is an ideal solution for beginners (like your students) getting into recording music on their computers or learning how to work with a mobile Pro Tools system. The Mini has two channels of simultaneous analog I/O, 24-bit/48kHz sound quality, an XLR jack with 48V phantom power, two 1/4" line-/instrument-level jacks, zero-latency monitoring, two 1/4" monitor outputs, headphone jack, and front-panel volume and mute controls. The compact design makes it perfectly portable, as does the USB-bus power support.

The Mbox 2 Mini also includes Pro Tools LE software with over 50 effects and instrument plug-ins from Bomb Factory, Digidesign, and more. There's enough here to get your pupils off and running, making music any which way they want.

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  • Professional sound quality (up to 24-bit/48 kHz)
  • Two simultaneous analog inputs and outputs
  • One XLR analog input for connecting a microphone
  • Two 1/4" line-/instrument-level (DI) analog inputs for connecting guitars, basses, keyboards, synthesizers, drum machines, and more
  • Zero-latency monitoring
  • Compact, rugged metal enclosure for maximum portability and durability
  • Powered by USB (USB 1.1 connection, cable included)
  • Front-panel volume control and monitor mute switch
  • Two 1/4" analog monitor outputs
  • Stereo headphone output
  • 48V phantom power
  • Kensington Security Lock
  • Pro Tools LE 8 new features
    • Award-winning Pro Tools recording, editing, and mixing
    • 48 simultaneous stereo audio tracks (expandable with Toolkit options)
    • Includes dozens of pro effects processing plug-ins and virtual instruments
    • Professional MIDI sequencing with dedicated MIDI Editor window
    • Integrated Score Editor based on award-winning Sibelius notation software
    • Full Elastic Time and Elastic Pitch to easily adjust timing and pitch on your tracks
    • Unique Beat Detective LE automatic groove analysis and correction tool
    • ReWire support for streaming your favorite applications right into Pro Tools
    • Support for the Digidesign C|24 and Command|8 control surfaces
    • Huge selection of compatible third-party plug-ins and software options
    Virtual Instruments
    • Boom drum machine and sequencer
    • DB-33 tonewheel organ emulator with rotating speaker simulation
    • Mini Grand acoustic grand piano
    • Vacuum monophonic vacuum tube synthesizer
    • Xpand! multitimbral synth and sample workstation
    • Structure Free sample player
    • FXpansion BFD Lite acoustic drum module
    Effects, Sound-Processing, Utility Plug-ins
    • 1-Band EQ III
    • 4-Band EQ III
    • 7-Band EQ III
    • AIR Chorus
    • AIR Distortion
    • AIR Dynamic Delay
    • AIR Enhancer
    • AIR Ensemble
    • AIR Filter Gate
    • AIR Flanger
    • AIR Frequency Shifter
    • AIR FuzzWah
    • AIR KillEQ
    • AIR Lo-Fi
    • AIR MultiChorus
    • AIR Multi-Delay
    • AIR Nonlinear Reverb
    • AIR Phaser
    • AIR Reverb
    • AIR Spring Reverb
    • AIR StereoWidth
    • AIR Talkbox
    • AIR Vintage Filter
    • BF76 Compressor
    • BF Essential Clip Remover
    • BF Essential Correlation Meter
    • BF Essential Meter Bridge
    • BF Essential Noise Meter
    • Celemony Melodyne Essential
    • Chorus
    • Click
    • Compressor/Limiter
    • D-Verb
    • DC Offset Removal
    • De-Esser
    • Delay
    • DigiReWire
    • Dither
    • Duplicate
    • Eleven Free
    • Expander/Gate
    • Extra Long Delay II
    • Flanger
    • Gain
    • Invert
    • Lo-Fi
    • Long Delay II
    • Maxim
    • Medium Delay II
    • Multi-Tap Delay
    • Normalize
    • Ping-Pong Delay
    • Pitch
    • Pitch Shift
    • POWr Dither
    • Recti-Fi
    • Reverse
    • SansAmp
    • Sci-Fi
    • Signal Generator
    • Short Delay II
    • Slap Delay II
    • Time Compression Expansion
    • Time Shift
    • TL AutoPan
    • TL InTune
    • TL MasterMeter
    • TL Metro
    • Trim
    • Vari-Fi
    • Works on Windows and Mac computers

    Give your pupils a small, yet highly effective audio workstation to learn on. Order today!


    MBox 2 Mini Educational Specifications:

    Mic Input
    • Connector: One balanced XLR jack
    • Mic Phantom Power: 48V
    • Equivalent Input Noise: -129 dBu
    • Frequency Response: ±0.1 dB
    • Dynamic Range: 103 dB/106dB A-weighted
    • THD + N @ 1kHz: 0.0006% (-104db)
    • Input Sensitivity, Pad off: +1dBu minimum gain, -52dBu maximum gain
    • Input Sensitivity, Pad on: +21dBu minimum gain, -32dBu maximum gain
    • Input Impedance (pad off): 9.5k ohm
    Line/DI Inputs
    • Connector: Two unbalanced 1/4" jacks with independent gain controls
    • Frequency Response: ±0.1dB
    • Dynamic Range: 103dB/106dB A-weighted
    • THD + N @ 1kHz: 0.006% (-84db)
    • Input Sensitivity, Pad off: +1dBu minimum gain, -52dBu maximum gain
    • Input Sensitivity, Pad on: +21dBu minimum gain, -32dBu maximum gain
    • Input Impedance (pad off): Inputs are DI only
    • Monitor Outputs
    • Connector: Two 1/4" unbalanced jacks
    • Frequency Response: ±0.25 dB
    • Dynamic Range: 105dB/107dB A-weighted
    • Output Sensitivity: +6 dBu maximum
    Headphone Outputs
    • Connector: One 1/4" stereo jack
    • Output Sensitivity: 1.6V RMS maximum gain
    • Frequency Response: ±0.25 dB
    • Dynamic Range: 99dB/101dB A-weighted
    Digital SpecificationsSupported Sample Rates:
    • 44.1, 48kHz
    • Maximum Word Length: 24 bit
    • Host Connection: One USB 1.1 type B jack (cable included)
    • Height: 1.75"/ 4.44cm
    • Width: 5.0" / 12.7cm
    • Depth: 6.0" / 15.24cm
    • Weight: 1.12lb. / 508 grams
    • Power Requirements: Powered off USB bus only
    PC requirements:
    • Intel Pentium 4, Centrino, Core Duo, or AMD Athlon XP and 64-class processors and chips; Windows XP Home or Professional, Service Pack 2 (Vista not supported); 768MB RAM; Open USB port (USB hubs not supported); DVD-ROM drive
    Mac requirements:
    • G4 processor (933MHz or higher), G5 processor, or Intel-based Macs; Mac OS X version 10.4; 768MB RAM; Open USB port (USB hubs not supported); DVD-ROM drive
    • Pro Tools 7.4.2 is now compatible with Leopard 10.5.3. Version 7.4.2 is available for free download at
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