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Old 1st January 2011 | Show parent
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So only two preamps with phantom then?
Old 2nd January 2011 | Show parent
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Sorry, I thought you were talking about the regular Mbox 3.

I checked the Mbox Pro 3 manual and on page 43 it says that the switch turns the power on for all 4 mic inputs. So no independent switching.
Old 2nd January 2011 | Show parent
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Which means no u87 + Coles 4038 with mbox3?
How would you do?
Old 2nd January 2011 | Show parent
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The main thing is that you want to power up the mikes after everything is plugged in.
Old 17th January 2011 | Show parent
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Hey guys, I just wanted to make sure you've all seen the recently posted Mbox Technology Guide. This guide includes details on the design as well as full specifications and Audio Precision graphs of the THD and Frequency Response. Here's a link to download the PDF.

http://www.avid.com/static/resources...logy_Guide.pdf

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Old 17th January 2011 | Show parent
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I'm curious if there are any plans on offering a hardware exchange?

Also, concerning the Mbox Pro, does anyone know of a way to use the alt inputs 6/8 as line inputs for external pres? I know they are meant for a CD player or iPod etc. input, but I'm curious if, in a pinch, you can potentially get 8 inputs from mics into this thing.
Old 19th January 2011
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avid mbox 3

Thanks stingray for your .pdf link, hmm so all mbox 3 family have 106db (a-weightened) Dynamic Range for their DA.
Old 20th January 2011 | Show parent
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Thanks stingray for your .pdf link, hmm so all mbox 3 family have 106db (a-weightened) Dynamic Range for their DA.
Nope. 109dB (A-wt)
Old 20th January 2011 | Show parent
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It's all registered and the drivers were updated. The unit should power up regardless.
did you ever work your problem out? my guess would be you have a faulty firewire setup on your computer.
Old 9th February 2011 | Show parent
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Considering buying the MBox 3 Pro - Mixer Standalone Mode?

When in mixer sub-standalone mode, can different mixer preset "scenes" (different mixes) be set up and used or is mixer sub-standalone mode just a one-size-fits-all mix?
Old 20th February 2011 | Show parent
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I'm curious if there are any plans on offering a hardware exchange?

Also, concerning the Mbox Pro, does anyone know of a way to use the alt inputs 6/8 as line inputs for external pres? I know they are meant for a CD player or iPod etc. input, but I'm curious if, in a pinch, you can potentially get 8 inputs from mics into this thing.
I have been using inputs 7/8 with a DBX 386 2 channel pre-amp with no problems so far. The DBX has A/D converters and outputs a 2-channel S/PDIF signal, which I have connected to the S/PDIF input (channels 7/8) of the Mbox Pro. I don't have another external preamp, but the analog RCA inputs of the MBox's channels 5/6 accept line level sources, so I would think you can run an external preamp into those. Just keep in mind in order to do that you have to run the output of your preamp into the RCA input in the MBox Pro, so you probably need a couple 1/4" to RCA adaptors.

Long story short, there is a way to run 8 mics into the MBox Pro, but it's not as simple as it could be.
Old 23rd February 2011 | Show parent
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Yea, just use a different preamp, lower the Mbox 3 preamps to nothing, and crank your preamp. That basically completely overrides them while still using the mbox 3 converters.... at least I think.
IS this true? Also would a Daking Mic pre one or GAP 73 perform better than the Pre-amp on the Mbox 3?
Old 23rd February 2011 | Show parent
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IS this true? Also would a Daking Mic pre one or GAP 73 perform better than the Pre-amp on the Mbox 3?
Anyone
Old 26th February 2011 | Show parent
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Just use the Line Level inputs on the back, they bypass the MBox 3 preamp circuit entirely.
Old 1st March 2011 | Show parent
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If I was to guess (having heard neither) the Daking would probably be nicer than the Mbox pre. But I'm sure the new mbox pre's are more than usable.
Old 1st March 2011
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Just use the Line Level inputs on the back, they bypass the MBox 3 preamp circuit entirely.
Update*** I checked the signal path diagram on all three mbox3 models and only the pro has a signal path that can bypass the pre's on the box.


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Old 3rd June 2011 | Show parent
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OSX/Mbox3/MboxPro users:

- at what buffer settings do you normally use it?
- do you use it with PT 8/9 or another DAW?
- how's stability?
- does CPU overhead increase noticeably when you select lower buffer settings like 64 samples?

Contemplating whether this would make a good partner for Cubase on OSX.
Old 5th June 2011 | Show parent
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Bump.

Nobody? Would love to know how it performs with CoreAudio at <128 buffers.
Old 5th June 2011 | Show parent
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OSX/Mbox3/MboxPro users:

- at what buffer settings do you normally use it?
- do you use it with PT 8/9 or another DAW?
- how's stability?
- does CPU overhead increase noticeably when you select lower buffer settings like 64 samples?

Contemplating whether this would make a good partner for Cubase on OSX.
Mbox Pro has almost zero latency monitoring through its mixer software.
Just set the hbs in pt to 512 samples and forget about it.

How to set up zero latency monitoring :
http://duc.avid.com/showthread.php?p...72#post1797172


I use it with pt9. Works just fine here, and my sessions are at 96 kHz.
Works fine even at 192 kHz.

CPU overhead will increase with lower buffer settings. That's why i reccomend you
set it to 512 or higher, and setup zero latency monitoring through the mixer (se link above)
Old 7th June 2011 | Show parent
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Hello Fnulnu , I have been having trouble trying to connect my Dbx 386 to my Mbox Pro (3rd gen) via the spdif input and noticed that you have the same set up! i am using LE 8.4 on a windows 7 computer. Can let me know your Routing and how you have your cables connected and what cables you are using ? this would be a huge help to me !!

thanks for your time
Old 9th June 2011 | Show parent
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Mbox Pro has almost zero latency monitoring through its mixer software.
Just set the hbs in pt to 512 samples and forget about it.

How to set up zero latency monitoring :
Low Latency Monitoring not working- MBox Pro - Page 3 - Avid Audio Forums


I use it with pt9. Works just fine here, and my sessions are at 96 kHz.
Works fine even at 192 kHz.

CPU overhead will increase with lower buffer settings. That's why i reccomend you
set it to 512 or higher, and setup zero latency monitoring through the mixer (se link above)
Thanks for your reply. However, I plan to use it with Cubase primarily and just learn the bundled ProTools at a leisurely pace. As such I find a hardware buffer of 512 unacceptable for playing software instruments. 256 is workable, 128 (or lower) is better. I just wonder how much of a hit CPU performance takes when running at these buffer sizes?

Thanks.
Old 8th August 2012 | Show parent
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Mbox 3 pro converters and 192KHz

The new MBox 3 Pro features all new converters over the MBox 2.
Black Lion Mod states the following:

"The Mbox3 Pro is Avid’s redesign of the old consumer-grade Pro Tools interface, the Mbox2, but now with Cirrus Logic CS4272 converters, which feature 24-bit/192kHz conversion and a dynamic range of 114dB (the same converters used in the Apogee Duet and Ensemble).

So in terms of just the converters I would say the MBox 3 Pro is probably doing a pretty good job.

Kirk
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