Originally Posted by WillMitch
I have recently purchased a used Mbox 2 with Pro Tools LE 7.0 off of Ebay. Unfortunately as I tried to install it, it asked for "Authorization Code" which is supposed to be in the manual. Now all I received from the seller was the Mbox 2, the usb cord and all the disc. I had been using the manual I downloaded from the digidesign site. I have 2 questions: 1st, since I've gotten no response from the seller, WHAT DO I DO NOW?!, 2nd, since this is my 1st time working with protools what books are suggested? I thank whomever for any help.
Perhaps it's an honest mistake from the seller. If you contact them and ask
for the authorization code, they should provide it to you. They probably got an
ignition pack .. and if so, then there are lot of other codes than just for
PT (like the IK Media, Melodyne, etc.).
If they don't or won't, you can purchase a 7.4 full install from the digi store
(Digidesign - The Industry Leader in Digital Audio and Live Sound
.... go to store). It will set you back $75.00. 7.4 is
worth the upgrade (IMHO).
As far as books go . there are a lot of them. I would suggest the Protools 101
courseware is probably the best to start with. 101 has been around for
years and Digi decided to make it available without having to go to a
Digi authorized instructional facility. It's $49.95 comes with a book and a
DVD. There's an online practice exam and if you decide to take other
courses in the future, you can get 101 out of the way cheap.
I think Guitar Center sells them at the store .. but you can get it from the Digi store