Mix on the Move
This is quite a handy bit of kit for the recording artist/producer on the go.Â Â It’sÂ roughlyÂ the size of a typical USB flash drive but theÂ Digidesign Mbox 2 Micro offers high-quality 24-bit / 48 kHz sound, a 1/8-inch stereo output for headphone or speaker monitoring and a volume wheel, providing you with the freedom of true editing, sequencing, and mixing mobility.
Don’t be fooled by it’s size.Â Â It comes fully loaded with an assortment of creative software and processing plug-ins to mix and master your sessions.Â Along with theÂ Pro Tools LE software and Xpand! there’sÂ also a collection of Bomb Factory and DigiRack plug-ins.
While the Mbox 2 Micro is an output-only audio device, it also serves as a simple music creation studio thanks to the included Pro Tools LE software and bundled software.Â You can easily import audio files, MIDI files, and loops into Pro Tools, and edit and mix them.Â Plug in a USB MIDI keyboard into your computer and capture the virtual instrument performance in Pro Tools.
Unfortunately, like the Pro Tools suites, it’s not exactly 2 bob and a pickled egg.Â This tiny tool will hurt your wallet about Â£155Â worth – but as a pretty handy widget for someone with a Pro-Tools studio or someone that records gigs via the front-of-house desk and needs to mix between gigs, this could be quite a handy thing.