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Old 05-09-2008, 04:30 PM
zuma zuma is offline
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Default Would you have bought M-Powered instead?

Given the larger selection of hardware options available with the M-Audio gear, would any of the Mbox 2 users have gone the M-Powered way instead. If not, I'd be interested in your reasons.

I am buying my first Pro Tools setup and have been looking at the Mbox 2 mini as I will use a separate mixer for input. ( I do realize the 2 input limit even with the mixer when using the mini )

Looking at the upgrade path though it seems as though I may be making a mistake with the mini as there seems to be several upgrade options available at different price points with M-powered. With the Digi stuff you pretty much go from the Mbox 2 options to the Digi 003 and that's it.

The mini is bottom line the cheapest way for me to get into pro tools, but the M-Powered version would get me into a firewire 96khz interface cheaper than the Digi options.

Any input would be appreciated as I am starting to feel bogged down with options.

Thanks in advance
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Old 05-09-2008, 04:54 PM
erthquake erthquake is offline
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Default Re: Would you have bought M-Powered instead?

I'd recommend getting a used 002 Rack, then when you can afford it, send it in to Black Lion to get it modded. I just got my 002 console modded by them, and it's awesome. I only wish I had the rack version so I could've gotten the HD mod. And today I just got an email from them announcing a new "Signature" mod for the 002...rack version only
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