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Avid Pro Tools Mbox, M-Audio MobilePre, Pro Tools SE, M-Audio Oxygen 88

September 22, 2010
Pro Tools Mbox

Pro Tools Mbox

Designed for musicians and audio engineers looking to turn their Mac or PC into a portable professional recording, mixing and production studio, the third generation of the Pro Tools Mbox family—Pro Tools Mbox Pro, Pro Tools Mbox and Pro Tools Mbox Mini—offers customers high-quality sound and open workflows with support for the industry's most popular DAWs. Based on customer feedback, new features in the Pro Tools Mbox family include a professional-grade soft-clip limiter that improves overall audio quality by letting users capture hotter signals while recording; and a multifunction button allowing Pro Tools Mbox and Pro Tools Mbox Pro users to control software parameters without using the computer mouse or keyboard. New drivers include ASIO, Core Audio, WDM, MME and multi-client drivers.

The new Avid Recording Studio, Avid KeyStudio and Avid Vocal Studio systems provide everything needed to easily create and record music at home, including new Pro Tools SE software and proven M-Audio hardware. The Pro Tools SE Family includes Avid KeyStudio, Avid Recording Studio and Avid Vocal Studio. With Pro Tools SE software, users can mix up to 24 tracks (16 audio tracks, eight virtual instrument tracks) and use the included pro-quality effects (reverb, EQ, and guitar amp/distortion effects); use more than 100 different virtual instruments and more than 3 GB of audio loops to quickly construct songs and ideas; view integrated, intuitive tutorials that make it easy to learn how to compose, record, edit and mix on the Pro Tools SE platform; and record two instruments at once, and take advantage of built-in composing features including MIDI sequencing and score editing.

MobilePre delivers musicians an easy-to-use, full-featured studio-quality recording, mixing and production solution for use with Mac or PC. Customers can easily record anything from guitar, vocals, keyboards and more directly into their computer, and have the option to compose, record, edit and mix with included Pro Tools SE software, or any of the industry's most popular DAWs.

Ideal for use in the studio or onstage, the new M-Audio Oxygen 88 USB MIDI controller keyboard is designed to satisfy players who need the feel of a piano combined with the power of a modern MIDI controller. The latest addition to Avid's Oxygen family of USB MIDI keyboard controllers include such features as DirectLink technology, 88-note hammer-action keybed and 32 assignable buttons, knobs and faders.

Pro Tools Mbox family pricing begins at $399 for the Pro Tools Mbox Mini, $679 for Pro Tools Mbox and $899 for the Pro Tools Mbox Pro. Pro Tools Mbox and Pro Tools Mbox Mini are available worldwide this month. Pro Tools Mbox Pro will be available worldwide in Q4.

Pro Tools SE bundles begin at $99.99 for Avid Vocal Studio, $119.99 for Avid Recording Studio and $129.99 for Avid KeyStudio and will be available in the US this month.

MobilePre is currently available worldwide for $179.

Oxygen 88 is available worldwide for $749.95 beginning this month.

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