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Is this a decent pre? mbox 2 pro
« on: December 05, 2007, 11:44:52 AM »
I found this digidesign mbox 2 pro....I think I can get a good deal on it...

Has anyone here ever used it?

Also, the same guy has a bluebird microphone....anyone know about that?

The mbox would also come with Pro tools 7.3....
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Re: Is this a decent pre? mbox 2 pro
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2007, 11:51:00 AM »
Depends on what you consider "decent".  Digi's pres and converters are not in the high end category, even on the TDM side.  The Mbox won't work stand-alone as far as I know, so you'll have to record into PT on a computer.

The Bluebird is an OK mic for vocals, but it's nothing special.  Never tried it on anything else.
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Re: Is this a decent pre? mbox 2 pro
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2007, 12:38:10 AM »
The pre's are alright...nothing amazing, but aren't bad either.
The new Mbox's are solid computer interfaces, and Protools is still my DAW of choice.  I have a mini, and use it as my soundcard  and to run protools.  If I'm recording directly into the computer, I'll usually run another pre and go line-in to the Mbox.

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Re: Is this a decent pre? mbox 2 pro
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2007, 04:48:35 PM »
+T's to both for your replies...

I think I am going to pass...the seller won't budge past $400 and I don't want to pay that much...he is local here, so I can always find him if I change my mind...if he keeps it....
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Re: Is this a decent pre? mbox 2 pro
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2007, 03:43:16 PM »
Yeah, I'd pass.  For a little more than $400 you could get a brand new Mbox 2.

The pres in the mbox are Focusrite pres, but as said before nothing to truly write home about.  Other than their cleanliness.

I like the blue bird, personally.

It's a little more to my liking than the baby bottle and definitely works on more than just vocals. (I've used 2 on rack toms that came out spectacular) 

How much was he asking for the bird?




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Re: Is this a decent pre? mbox 2 pro
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2007, 11:10:13 PM »
I use my mbox to plug in my Paul Reed Smith custom 22 guitar, record vocals, keyboards, drums and so forth. I use it as a 4 track along with pro tools.

Not really good for a pre unless you use USB and a computer.  Mbox's are mostly used to run your own intsturments

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