Digidesign has announced the Mbox 2 Pro ($799), a portable audio/MIDI production system that provides FireWire-powered connectivity, up to 24-bit/96 kHz audio resolution, and a range of analog and digital I/O. It also features MIDI Time Stamping support, Word Clock I/O, studio monitor outputs, and support for up to six simultaneous inputs and eight outputs.
Mbox 2 Pro comes with Pro Tools LE software; over 50 plug-ins including DigiRack plug-ins, Bomb Factory plug-ins, the Xpand sample-playback/synthesis workstation; and the Pro Tools Ignition Pack.
For $100 more, you can purchase Mbox 2 Pro Factory ($899), which includes an additional five Digidesign and Bomb Factory plug-ins (worth over $1,000), the Mbox 2 Pro system, and an iLok USB Smart Key.
Mbox 2 Pro and Mbox 2 Pro Factory will be available September 15th, 2006.