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Avid Pro Tools Express + Mbox Mini - ProTools Studio Bundle

B&H # AVPTEMZ MFR # 9900-65337-00
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Product Highlights
  • Pro Tools Express Software
  • Mbox Mini USB Interface
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows 7

The Pro Tools Express + Mbox Mini from Avid combines a 2 input/2 output USB interface with another iteration of the company's industry-standard software, Pro Tools Express. While partially restricted when compared to Pro Tools 10, Pro Tools Express still features many of its sibling's features.

The software has 16 mono/stereo audio tracks, and allows for 8 channels of simultaneous input and output (hardware dependant). Automatic Delay Compensation (ADC) is fully supported, as is video support. Maximum sampling rate is capped at 96kHz (again hardware dependant). The software also fully supports the use of third party plug-ins.

The Mbox Mini is an ultra-portable third generation USB digital audio interface that allows for recording, editing and mixing performances and is perfect for the solo musicians and audio creators. Easily connect microphones, instruments, and monitors with a computer to capture and create studio-quality productions.

Note! Software I/O is restricted to 2 input/2 output by the bundled hardware. Maximum sample rate is also limited to 48 kHz by the Mbox Mini.

Pro Tools Express
  • Industry-standard recording software
  • Full edit-screen display configuration
  • Separate Edit and Mix windows
  • Full Pro Tools file-support and session compatibility
  • Full routing with sends, inserts and bussing
  • High-quality virtual-instruments
  • Dozens of effect and audio-processing plug-ins
Mbox Mini
  • Professional-grade circuitry and premium audio conversion
  • Capture and mix high-quality sessions with up to 24-bit/48 kHz audio resolution
  • Connect and control equipment with 2 x 2 simultaneous channels of I/O
  • XLR microphone/line combo input with a professional-grade microphone preamp and 48V phantom power
  • Two 1/4" instrument inputs (one DI, one line-level/DI)
  • Two balanced 1/4" TRS monitor outputs
  • Stereo headphone output on a 1/4" TRS connector
  • Mix control for low-latency monitoring
  • Dedicated monitor volume knob
Included Plug-Ins
  • Boom
  • Structure Free
  • Xpand!2
  • 1-Band EQ III
  • 4-Band EQ III
  • 7-Band EQ III
  • AIR Chorus
  • AIR Distortion
  • AIR Dynamic Delay
  • AIR Flanger
  • AIR Frequency Shifter
  • AIR Lo-Fi
  • AIR Multi-Delay
  • AIR Phaser
  • AIR Vintage Filter
  • BF76 Compressor
  • Click
  • Compressor/Limiter
  • D-Verb
  • DC Offset Removal (AS)
  • De-Esser
  • DigiReWire
  • Dither
  • Duplicate (AS)
  • Eleven Free
  • Expander/Gate
  • Invert (AS)
  • Normalize (AS)
  • Reverse (AS)
  • Time Compression Expansion (AS)
  • TL InTune digital tuner
System Requirements Avid-qualified Mac or PC
Available USB port for Mbox Mini connection
Avid Pro Tools Express + Mbox Mini - ProTools Studio Bundle
  • Pro Tools Express Software
  • Mbox Mini - USB Digital Audio Interface
  • USB Cable
  • iLok Software Authorization Key
  • One (1) Year Warranty on Hardware
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    AvidPro Tools Express + Mbox Mini - ProTools Studio Bundle
     
    4.8

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    • 3 Stars

       

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    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (7)
    • Easy to use (6)
    • Good audio (4)
    • Durable (3)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

    • Limited functions (3)

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (7)
    • Amateur recording (3)
    • Professional recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

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    5.0

    Great Product

    By Mighty Mic

    from Islip Terrace NY

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about Avid Pro Tools Express + Mbox Mini - ProTools Studio Bundle:

        ProTools Express is a great way to get introduced to the gold standard of sound editing software. Glad I bought it.

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        5.0

        The Little Bundle That Could

        By Aj the jaja

        from Jacksonville, Florida

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Low Distortion
        • Powerful
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Avid Pro Tools Express + Mbox Mini - ProTools Studio Bundle:

            Holy cow. This thing is amazing. Where do I start? Is there a character limit for this comment? I wanna let the folks at B&H know YOU ARE LOVED. First off, the the Mbox boasts a sexy design that's sleek, portable, and downright jazzy. The purple AVID logo flirts with the glistening grey coat like geometric wave of bliss. I'm so impressed with this product that my only complaint is that you folks didn't send two! The Pro Tools Express program is easy to configure, and extremely fun to use. It's the perfect compliment to my Mbox. The checkout process for these items couldn't have been quicker, and you guys were spot on with the delivery estimate. With teary appreciative eyes I thank you B&H, and I commend your undisputed stance as a premium online electronics store. Please continue this wonderful environment of customer satisfaction.

            Thanks, Aharoun Thompson.

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            5.0

            Great Purchase!

            By Toasted Rav

            from Austin, TX

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Avid Pro Tools Express + Mbox Mini - ProTools Studio Bundle:

              I have only had this product for several weeks, but it has been fantastic so far. ProTools is the way to go and this bundle was a great introduction to the best recording software out there without breaking the bank. B&H had the best deal for this package and is always my go-to source for electronics/software/etc. I use this software and interface for personal song-sketching and recording; although, I know it holds up to the rigors of live and professional studio recording. Highly recommended!

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              4.0

              simple, Sounds good, good deal.

              By trod

              from Vancouver, BC

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Limited Functions

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio

              Comments about Avid Pro Tools Express + Mbox Mini - ProTools Studio Bundle:

              I do post sound and needed something simple to record ADR and voiceover as well as power a couple of monitor speakers. So far it fits the bill nicely, sounds pretty good. A difinite upgrade from my old M-Audio 2496 audiophile card. The real attraction is the overal package, for the price you get a very good sound card plus Pro Tools EX (that can be upgrade) and an Ilock (which is $[$] on its own). Good deal, great card.

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              4.0

              No .mp3 export

              By Happy to be Here

              from Earth

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Limited Functions
              • Pricey / Poor Value

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Avid Pro Tools Express + Mbox Mini - ProTools Studio Bundle:

              I replaced my old Mbox 2 and PT LE with this bundle, and a new Mac Mini with 16 GB RAM. Running a voice-over business, I send out .mp3 auditions all day long. After dealing with some installation issues about licenses not appearing to PT Express from my iLok, and sometimes the iLok would not be recognized at all, a driver update seemed to solve all that. BUT! When I asked AVID Customer support why won't it recognize my .mp3 export license....he told me that PT Express does not allow .mp3 export. I can upgrade to PT 10 to have that. Well that's a pricey upgrade. My PT LE allowed that. I feel like they tricked me. I can either buy another software and learn that, or upgrade. I am attached to Pro Tools visual set-up.Good Thing to Share: The actual hardware Mbox Mini is solid, and the sound I hear from it seems lots better than the old Mbox 2. That may be the DAC. It's VERY pleasing.

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              5.0

              Wonderful!

              By On the Mark

              from Little Rock, AR

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about Avid Pro Tools Express + Mbox Mini - ProTools Studio Bundle:

                Still "breaking it in", but the Mbox Mini and Pro Tools Express were easy to install and start editing.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perfecta para dar clases!

                By Camilo

                from Medellín, Colombia

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Mobile DJ

                  Comments about Avid Pro Tools Express + Mbox Mini - ProTools Studio Bundle:

                  It is a seamless interface to start a project of homestudio! or to teach Pro Tools! Greetings from Colombia!

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great introduction to ProTools

                  By LibraLibra

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Limited Functions

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Avid Pro Tools Express + Mbox Mini - ProTools Studio Bundle:

                  I do audio book narration and needed to upgrade my system, especially the software. Pro Tools is the industry standard, but it's very pricey, especially for those of us who just need to record spoken word. The Mbox Mini is a good I/O source, but what makes it really great is that it comes with Pro Tools Express, a stripped-down version of Pro Tools that offers the functionality I need at a much lower price point. The only down side is it's just as finicky as regular Pro Tools, so I have to be ready to quit out and restart. Which, I am assured, is SOP with Pro Tools. ;)

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