Mbox vs Mbox 2 - Jemsite
Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic Gear, Equipment, and Recording discussed here. Amps, pedals, whatever.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-19-2005, 12:49 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Morgan Hill, CA
Posts: 1,813
Mbox vs Mbox 2

Which one should I get? I'm deciding weather or not to get the first or second version. Any differences?
RSVampire is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-19-2005, 01:25 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Portland, Or
Posts: 223
Re: Mbox vs Mbox 2

mbox2 a little smaller, improved internals, MIDI, few other things i cant recall offhand...plus, grab new mbox2, pt7 is free once released.

on the other hand...mbox is cool, and with mbox2 out, used for even less...but to upgrade Pro Tools fron used mbox to Pro Tools 7, costs money

i'd go mbox2...
ns9 is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-19-2005, 01:33 PM
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Posts: 397
Re: Mbox vs Mbox 2

If you check out the digidesign forums, there are a few threads devoted to the differences. The biggist differences are:

1) New look
2) The software (you can upgrade to the mb2 plugins for $90 if you have the mb1), but upgrading to pt 7 is not free for mb1 users
3) The mbox 2 does not have the focusrite preamps. Many people suspect that the mb2 preamps are inferior to the mb1 preamps, but whether or not you'll even notice is up in the air.

I'd probably get an mb2, but as an mb1 owner, there is no reason for me to upgrade.
fyrie is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mbox 3 & Revalver CarvinRose Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic 0 03-07-2014 07:00 AM
TonePort UX2 or MBOX 2 Wolfram Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic 7 08-30-2007 05:50 PM
WTT; Digidesign Mbox for RG 570 dgbaker33 Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear 0 01-06-2006 01:21 PM
Mbox Two hands31 Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic 10 08-17-2003 06:05 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome