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Old 07-27-2008, 08:02 PM
LUISMI LUISMI is offline
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Smile Mbox 2 pro or 003 rack??

I'm willing to upgrade my mbox 2 (USB) to a faster interface MBOX 2 PRO.This is mainly because I'm fed up of buffer errors and stuff.I'm really need my system for the stage performance (trigering loops and playing along) and I need something wich is reliable ,rock solid.Don't really mind about the diference of money between the MBOX 2 PRO and the 003 Rack.I'm just want something that works.
I'm running everithyng on my MBP 2.4 ,4G RAM. and external lacie HD (7200).And don't really need so many inputs as he 003 offers but as I said I don't mind to spend the money if the firewire conexion is faster or makes any difference.
Please let me know your thougts ,experiences.It would be much apprecited.
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Old 07-27-2008, 11:22 PM
Naagzh Naagzh is offline
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A FW interface might be more stable, but rock-solid? I dunno. I think you'll still get the occasional hiccup.

If I were triggering loops live, I'd think DJ software might be better suited, don't you?
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Old 07-28-2008, 02:26 AM
JohnO JohnO is offline
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Mbox 2 pro

I use both and it's more solid. Also, you can play back PT and other CoreAudio Apps at the same time, the the MBox 2 Pro, can't do that on a 003.

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Old 07-28-2008, 04:07 AM
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I give you my opinion, about your question, I Have one MBOX2 and one DIGI002R, and let me tell you this advice, I use my MBOX because I am a Dj, so I carry with my MACBOOK PRO and sometimes i would like carry my DIGI002R, I feel when I record my Live seeion during 6-8 hours, the MBOX stops by any reason, simply stops, when I do this on my Studio, with the 002R, I never have that problem, and other think is the I/O, at some moment you will need all I/O, so thats my advice.
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Old 07-28-2008, 04:12 AM
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Now I'm touring with a band who has both, and with us, the digi003 is more stable, but the mbox2pro is not bad. The difference is we had some hiccups with the mbox2pro during 2 weeks, and experienced only one hiccups with the 003 in two months.
Of course both can be rocksolid if you keep your mac sane.
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:38 AM
LUISMI LUISMI is offline
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Thanks guys for your comments. I've just purchased a f/w m powered interface (just to get the f/w plug) but eventually I'll get the 003.
Thanks again
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Old 08-14-2008, 09:37 AM
brentrains brentrains is offline
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Does anybody have an opinion on which sounds better?
I am looking at the same decision for a home studio setup, but only want to invest the extra green if it is going to make that much of a difference....

The actual decision I was trying to make is:
A)Buy a 003R if it sounds better (better pre's/better conversion)
B)Buy an MBOX 2 Pro and a nicer preamp (Grace m101)

Any thoughts......
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