Excerpt: Overall, it works pretty good in Pro Tools but that?s if you understand pro tools. Don purchase this if you plan on using on a different daw that doesn?t come with it. You will have major issues plus I think you have to pay for updates which is ridiculous. So if you are a pro tools user you will love this, but if not run away from it and get som... [ read more on Audiofanzine ] Bottom Line? There is no substitute for the Mbox-Protools combo.
Summary: If you're intending to buy a Firewire or USB 2 interface, Digidesign's revamp of the M Box is unlikely to change your mind. However, if you're content with USB 1.1, it's still one of the best options, and the improvements do make the M Box 2 superior to the original.
Pros: Good sound quality, with decent preamps and a powerful headphone amp., Buss-powered, yet offers phantom power to mics., Now offers MIDI I/O, an output level control and the ability to record analogue and digital inputs simultaneously.
Cons: Still no option to disable input monitoring in software., Zero-latency monitoring still doesn't apply to digital inputs., Not entirely happy at low latencies in the review system., Lacks the M Box's insert points., Uninstalling Pro Tools on Windows can be a minefield.