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Old 07-24-2008, 05:08 PM
hankreas hankreas is offline
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Default Macbook w/ Mbox Mini 2 Issue

Thanks ahead of time for those willing to help.

I have a MacBook with my Mbox 2 Mini hooked up and running ProTools. The problem I'm having is that when I plug my Gibson electric guitar (passive pickups) directly into the Mbox, the input comes in very high. What I'm trying to say is, no matter how low I have the corresponding input knob turned down, when I give the guitar a good strumming, it comes into ProTools "too hot." It hits the reds and altogether does not sound clear. Do I need a mixer in between the guitar and the Mbox or is there something with ProTools that I need to tweek?

I'm fairly tech savvy so straight forward answers will help.
Thanks again,
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:45 PM
JChance JChance is offline
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You'll probably want to post this in the "Pro Tools LE" Section, since these threads are for M-Powered users.

But to answer your question, doesn't the mBox mini have an input pad?

If so, plug your guitar into an input and engage the pad. This will reduce your incoming signal level, which is very useful for guitar, bass, etc. with passive pickups.

Then adjust your input knob to get the signal level you want.

Good luck-
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