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Avid MBOX Studio Desktop 21x22 USB-C Audio/MIDI Interface with Pro Tools Software

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Avid MBOX Studio Desktop 21x22 USB-C Audio/MIDI Interface with Pro Tools Software
Key Features
  • Producers, Artists, and Content Creators
  • USB-C for Computer Connectivity
  • 4 Variable Z Mic Preamps (2 with Hi-Z)
  • Main & Alt Monitor Outs, 2 Headphone Out
With a feature set that reads like a wish list for serious music makers and content creators, Avid's MBOX Studio brings not only a powerhouse desktop audio interface, but also industry-standard Pro Tools software and a stout pack of rousing plug-ins, virtual instruments, samples, and more. The MBOX Studio's extensive multipurpose I/O and upscale audio quality combine with guitar-centric specialties, streamer friendliness, and pro-level workflow to make your personal studio an audio production mecca.
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Avid MBOX STUDIO Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Professional Pedigree
  • 3The Complete Solution
  • 4High-End Sound
  • 5Goodies for Guitarists
  • 6Plugging In
  • 7All Your Monitoring Needs
  • 8I/O for Streaming and Expansion
  • 9Empowering Software Included
  • 10Advanced Functionality
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Professional Pedigree
With a feature set that reads like a wish list for serious music makers and content creators, Avid's MBOX Studio brings not only a powerhouse desktop audio interface, but also industry-standard Pro Tools software and a stout pack of rousing plug-ins, virtual instruments, samples, and more. The MBOX Studio's extensive multipurpose I/O and upscale audio quality combine with guitar-centric specialties, streamer friendliness, and pro-level workflow to make your personal studio an audio production mecca.
The Complete Solution
Thoughtfully designed hardware and industry-standard software make the MBOX Studio an impressively well-rounded system that's equally advantageous for producers, musicians, podcasters, voiceover artists, and other creatives.

Team it with the Pro Tools Studio music production DAW (1-year subscription included) or integrate it with your third-party DAW of choice, such as Ableton Live, Logic Pro, or Studio One.

The bundled software suite also provides a 1-year subscription to the Sibelius Artist music notation program, Celemony's Melodyne 5 essential pitch and time editor, and SoundFlow Cloud Avid Edition for automating your workflow.

The MBOX Ignition Pack offers emulations of popular guitar and bass amps, stompboxes, compressors, effects, and a classic analog mixing console, as well as sound packs, samples, loops, and more.

High-End Sound
With top-shelf components and high-class 24-bit / 192 kHz converters, MBOX Studio gets you on track to sounding your best. Each mic preamp features Variable Z (adjustable impedance) to allow tonal tweaks right at the input stage, +48V phantom power for condenser mics, an input pad to prevent clipping loud sources, a rumble-reducing high-pass filter, and switchable polarity. Thanks to its built-in DSP, MBOX Studio delivers low-latency monitoring with real-time effects, ensuring optimal cue mixes for every tracking session.
Goodies for Guitarists
MBOX Studio is robustly equipped for discerning guitarists and bass players. The presence of an onboard tuner, two Hi-Z inputs with Variable Z tone-shaping options, and respected virtual amps and stomps elevate this interface's direct recording power.

Utilize the FX loops to patch in outboard rack effects or pedals, or feed the impedance-matched reamp out (with switchable ground lift to kill 60-cycle hum) through your own pedalboard and amplifier.

Plugging In
When it comes to connecting your gear, MBOX Studio is stocked. There are four XLR-1/4" combo inputs for mics or line-level signals (two also support Hi-Z instruments), two extra dedicated 1/4" line inputs, and two FX loops in which the returns can be used as two more line inputs, pushing the total number of analog input channels to eight.
All Your Monitoring Needs
Whether you're the artist or the engineer, you'll always hear the mix clearly. MBOX Studio offers main and alternate stereo monitor outputs with linkable level control, two 1/4" headphone outs that support independent cue mixes, and pro-level monitor switching including mute, dim, and mono sum.

Effortlessly communicate from the control room to the tracking space via the integrated talkback mic and dedicated talkback button.

I/O for Streaming and Expansion
Use the Bluetooth input to wirelessly bring in audio from your smartphone for podcast call-in guests or A/B mix comparisons, even while using the Bluetooth output to stream your stereo mix to a Bluetooth speaker or headphones. 5-pin MIDI I/O is on the rear panel in case you need to hook up a synth, beat machine, or keyboard controller. Interconnecting digital equipment is always an option when you factor in the 10 channels of digital I/O—stereo S/PDIF coaxial and multichannel optical (up to 8-channel ADAT or 2-channel S/PDIF).
Empowering Software Included
The Pro Tools Studio DAW excels in music production with its highly regarded audio, MIDI, and notation functions, support for 4K video, and 100+ plug-ins. Plus, Sibelius Artist is prime for writing music or scoring for TV and film. Utilize Melodyne 5 essential to perfect the pitch and timing of your audio tracks, speed up routine tasks by automating your workflow with SoundFlow Cloud Avid Edition, and access over $2000 worth of plug-ins, music and sound libraries, training materials, and more via Avid's Inner Circle.
Advanced Functionality
  • Loopback through the MBOX Control app to record any computer audio—remote callers, game sound, music beds, and sound effects—into your DAW
  • Four user-assignable buttons offer fast recall of MBOX Control app configurations or MBOX Studio hardware functions
  • Connect up to two footswitches or expression pedals and assign their functionality in the MBOX Control app
  • MBOX Control app accesses the onboard processor and firmware of MBOX Studio for cue mixing, low-latency monitoring, onboard digital 4-band channel EQ, and Avid delay and reverb
  • Connect to your Mac or Windows computer via USB (USB-C cable and USB-A adapter included) or use MBOX Studio as a standalone audio device and studio monitor controller

Avid MBOX STUDIO Specs

Key Specs
Channels of I/O
Analog:
9 Inputs / 10 Outputs
Digital:
12 Inputs / 12 Outputs
Maximum Sampling Rate
192 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Microphone Inputs
4 Preamps
Analog Audio I/O
2x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Line/Hi-Z Input (Front Panel)
2x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Line Input
2x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line Input
2x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line/FX Return
2x 1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Line/Hi-Z/FX Send
2x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
4x 1/4" TRS Balanced Monitor Output
1x 1/4" TS Unbalanced Re-Amp Output
Digital Audio I/O
1x TOSLINK Optical ADAT Input
1x TOSLINK Optical ADAT Output
1x RCA Coaxial S/PDIF Input
1x RCA Coaxial S/PDIF Output
Host Connection
1x USB-C (Class-Compliant, on Interface)
OS Compatibility
macOS
Windows
Power Requirements
AC/DC Power Adapter (Included)
Channels of I/O
Analog:
9 Inputs / 10 Outputs
Digital:
12 Inputs / 12 Outputs
Built-In DSP
Yes
Maximum Sampling Rate
192 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Microphone Inputs
4 Preamps
Built-In Microphone
(Talkback)
Input Level Adjustment
1x Knob
Expansion Slots
No
Signal Processing
Pad
-10 dB (Switchable per Channel)
Gain/Trim Range
Mic/Line/Hi-Z Inputs:
60 dB
High-Pass Filter
100 Hz (via Software)
Solo/Mute
Mute per Master
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O
2x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Line/Hi-Z Input (Front Panel)
2x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Line Input
2x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line Input
2x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line/FX Return
2x 1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Line/Hi-Z/FX Send
2x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
4x 1/4" TRS Balanced Monitor Output
1x 1/4" TS Unbalanced Re-Amp Output
Phantom Power
48 V, Selectable On/Off (Selectable on Individual Inputs)
Digital Audio I/O
1x TOSLINK Optical ADAT Input
1x TOSLINK Optical ADAT Output
1x RCA Coaxial S/PDIF Input
1x RCA Coaxial S/PDIF Output
Host Connection
1x USB-C (Class-Compliant, on Interface)
Host Connection Protocol
USB 2.0
USB (Non-Host)
No
Sync I/O
No
Network I/O
No
MIDI I/O
1x DIN 5-Pin Input
1x DIN 5-Pin Output
Other I/O
2x 1/4" Footswitch/Control Input
Wireless
Bluetooth 
Wireless Connectivity
Bluetooth (Audio Streaming)
Performance
Frequency Response
Mic, Line, Hi-Z Inputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.125 dB
Line, Monitor Outputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.125 dB
Headphone Outputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.2 dB
Hi-Z Outputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.3 dB
Maximum Input Level
Mic/Line/Hi-Z Inputs:
+14 dBu
Maximum Output Level
Line/Main Outputs:
+19 dBu
Headphone Output Power
120 mW into 32 Ohms
Dynamic Range
Mic/Line Inputs:
112 dB
Hi-Z Inputs:
108 dB
Line/Monitor Outputs:
110 dB
Headphone Outputs:
102 dB
Hi-Z Outputs:
103 dB
THD+N
Mic/Line Inputs:
0.001%
Hi-Z Inputs:
0.004%
Monitor Outputs:
0.0012%
Line/Hi-Z Outputs:
0.002%
EIN
Mic Inputs:
-129 dBu A-Weighted
Digital Audio
Sample Rates
Up to 192 kHz
Sample Rate Conversion
No
Bit Depths
24-Bit
Sync Sources
ADAT, Internal, S/PDIF
Audio Storage & Playback
Memory Card Slot
No
Compatibility
OS Compatibility
macOS
Windows
Mobile Device Compatibility
No
Required Hardware
USB Cable (Included)
Available USB-A Port or USB-C Port
Internet Connection
Required for Registration, Software/Driver Download
Power
Power Requirements
AC/DC Power Adapter (Included)
AC/DC Power Adapter
12 VDC, Center-Positive (Included)
Physical
Anti-Theft Features
Kensington Security Slot
Dimensions
11.3 x 8.9 x 4.1" / 28.7 x 22.6 x 10.4 cm
Weight
6.1 lb / 2.8 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
10.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
17.8 x 14.3 x 9.8"

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