Avid Technologies Mbox 3 Mini (3rd Gen) - USB Personal Studio/Recording System - Educational Discount

Avid Technologies Mbox 3 Mini (3rd Gen) - USB Personal Studio/Recording System - Educational Discount

Avid Technologies Mbox 3 Mini (3rd Gen) - USB Personal Studio/Recording System - Educational Discount

B&H # AVMB3ME MFR # 9900-53113-13
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Product Highlights

  • 2 Input / 2 Output (Analog and Digital)
  • Mic Preamp with Phantom Power
  • Dual DI Inputs
  • Pro Tools LE 8 Software
  • 24-bit/48kHz
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista/7
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Avid Technologies 3 Mini overview

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The Mbox 3 Mini from Avid is a high-quality audio interface and recording system that delivers premium-quality audio in a compact and durable design. The Mbox 3 Mini is designed by the same engineering team behind Pro Tools|HD systems to ensure excellent performance. The Mbox 3 Mini connects to your Mac or PC via a USB 1.1 connection and is totally bus-powered. It supports audio rates up to 24-bit/48kHz and has pro-grade circuitry and converters for clean, clear audio.

The Mbox 3 Mini offers an XLR/TRS combo input that accepts mic or line level signals, and provides 48V phantom power to condenser microphones. It also has 2 1/4" DI instrument inputs, one of which can also be switched to a line input. A pair of 1/4" monitor outputs let you connect monitor speakers, mixers, or recorders. The front panel offers gain controls for each channel, as well as a mix control for zero-latency recording. A 1/4" headphone jack provides private monitoring. An oversized monitor volume knob gives you easy control over master volume.

The Mbox 3 Mini includes Pro Tools LE 8 software, which has over 70 effects and virtual instruments, plus other tools and features for quick and easy music creation. It also comes loaded with drivers that provide compatibility with Logic, Live, Record, Reason, Fruity Loops, Cubase, Nuendo, Sonar, and more, allowing you to use your favorite DAW solution.

Note: This is an educational package for both individual students and institutions and requires proof of current educational status.


  • Compact and durable design for excellent mobility - ideal for use with laptops
  • 2 x 2 simultaneous channels of I/O
  • USB 2.0 for easy connection to Macs and PCs
  • Professional-grade circuitry and converters for exceptional audio performance
  • Supports up to 24-bit/48kHz sample rates
  • Single XLR/TRS combo microphone/line input with 48V phantom power
  • Pair of front-panel 1/4" DI instrument inputs for easy access
  • Balanced 1/4" monitor outputs
  • Mix control for zero-latency recording
  • Stereo 1/4" headphone jack with volume control
  • Speaker mute control
  • Large dedicated monitor volume knob
  • Compatible with most major audio software, including Logic, Live, Record, Reason, Fruity Loops, Cubase, Sonar, and more
  • USB bus-powered


  • Award-winning Pro Tools recording, editing, and mixing
  • 48 simultaneous stereo audio tracks (expandable with Toolkit options)
  • Includes over 70 professional effects 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
  • Huge selection of compatible third-party plug-ins and software options
  • Works on Windows and Mac computers

Bundled Plug-Ins

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!2 multi-timbral synthesizer and sample workstation
  • Structure Free sample player

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
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Avid Technologies 3 Mini specs

Total # Of Channels 2 x In, 2 x Out (Simultaneous)
Mic Preamps 1
Direct Inputs 2 x Instrument DIs
Phantom Power Yes, 48V
Max Resolution 24-bit/48kHz
Connectors 1 x XLR/TRS Mic/Line Combo Input
2 x 1/4" Instrument Inputs (1 DI, 1 DI/Line)
2 x Balanced 1/4" Monitor Outputs
1 x 1/4" Stereo Headphone Jack
1 x USB 1.1 Port
Power USB Bus Power
Compatibility ASIO, Core Audio, WDM, MME, and Multi-Client Drivers
Dimensions (WxDxH) 6.73 x 6.22 x 2.28" (17.1 x 15.8 x 5.8cm)
Weight 1.98 lbs (0.9kg)
System Requirements Mac
OS X Leopard 10.5.8 or Snow Leopard 10.6.3
1GB RAM (2GB Recommended)
6GB Free Disk Space
Intel Processor (No PowerPC Support)
One Native USB Port
Windows XP 32-bit SP3, Windows Vista 32-bit SP2, Windows 7 32-bit Native, or Windows 7 64-bit Native
1GB RAM (2GB Recommended) 5GB Free Disk Space
One Native USB Port

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