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Old 05-13-2017, 07:39 PM
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Default Comparable upgrading from 7.4 and mbox2 pro to protools 12. terface

I am an amateur protools user. I have been happily using PT LE 7.4 w maudio mbox2 pro interface for several years. I have been slow to upgrade until now since my needs were simple and fulfilled by this. Old computer now dead, I have more experience and comfort using PT now and am looking to update equiptment and software.
Im planning on getting PT 12 and am looking for advice on what interface would be most comparable to the mbox2 pro and which software closest to PT LE

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Old 05-13-2017, 07:49 PM
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Hi and welcome to the community

What computer are you using for PT12 in this case and what do you need in preamp count etc.

Focusrite or UA Twin Duo is an interface I would look at. RME has a few basic interfaces but it does come down to what you "need" your interface to do and budget is another important part.
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Old 05-14-2017, 03:56 AM
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I am an amateur protools user. I have been happily using PT LE 7.4 w maudio mbox2 pro interface for several years. I have been slow to upgrade until now since my needs were simple and fulfilled by this. Old computer now dead, I have more experience and comfort using PT now and am looking to update equiptment and software.
Im planning on getting PT 12 and am looking for advice on what interface would be most comparable to the mbox2 pro and which software closest to PT LE

Thanks
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If you don't need lots of inputs, the Audient iD14 is a budget interface with a big sound that's comparable with many of the more expensive interfaces.

Software-wise, Pro Tools is still what it's always been, with a few added features. Version 12.4 has been relatively stable (7.4 was rock-solid!), though we're hoping 12.8 will address the major issues we've had with versions after 12.4. Stability may depend on your hardware and workflow.
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Old 05-15-2017, 02:22 PM
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Previously I had an iMac desktop computer running PT. Since my computer crashed I am in the ideal position to start from scratch. I am used to PT on the Mac so will likely stay with this computer. My computer budget is about $12-$1500.

As far as what I need for an interface, the Mbox2 pro worked very well for me.
It had:
4 channels analog audio input
6 channels analog audio output
2 channels analog monitor output
2 headphone outputs (one is probably fine)
it also came with pro quality mic preamps

I am an amateur solo songwriter covering several genres. I play everything except live drums.
I use and collaborate online on wikiloops.

They no longer bundle the interface w/ the protools software?

Thanks again all for the warm welcome and great replies! So glad I finally started asking questions to the right people!
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Old 05-15-2017, 03:33 PM
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The mbox2pro will continue to work just fine.
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Old 05-15-2017, 03:46 PM
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YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!! Thank you!
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Old 05-16-2017, 03:08 PM
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The MBox 2 should work BUT the drivers are flaky in my experience. I've got both the big one and the mini and I've had various issues on Mac and Windows. But it's worth trying if your needs haven't outgrown it.

Going from 7.4 to 12 is a huge jump, be prepared for some surprises. 12 is worlds better, when it behaves
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matthewresnick1@gmail:

If you haven't done so, you should research which of your plugins will be AAX format and which won't. Expect to have a few moments of downloading fun.
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