Avid Pro Audio Community

Avid Pro Audio Community

How to Join & Post  •  Community Terms of Use  •  Help Us Help You

Knowledge Base Search  •  Community Search  •  Learn & Support


Avid Home Page

Go Back   Avid Pro Audio Community > Legacy Products > 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Win)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-01-2004, 07:32 AM
dsw7777 dsw7777 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 28
Default Brand new Mbox user - some real BASIC questions!

Hello all, I just got my Mbox and have been playing with it all weekend. I plan to sit down this week with the manuals, but had a couple of basic questions. I'm sure I'll be posting more as I proceed!

Bouncing to harddrive - when saving as a .wav file the audio quality is terrible - I see in the user guide that it's says it will only save it at a quality of 6.5 and that you must use a "wma application" to convert it to a higher quality. What the heck is a wma application? Also, is there no way to hook this up so you can hear the playback (before bouncing it down) through the computer speakers (using soundblaster live card with good sub/speaker system), or are you limited to using headphones only? What about routing the spdif output on the Mbox to the spdif input on the soundcard?

Is there a book out there any one could recommend - I know there is tons of stuff here in the forum and in the user manuals, but wondered if there was a Mbox/LE "bible" that you might find helpful for a newbie.

Thanks in advance for your help!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-01-2004, 09:44 AM
badperson badperson is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: NYC
Posts: 1,025
Default Re: Brand new Mbox user - some real BASIC questions!

I use an 001 and have never used an mbox, but when you bounce to disk, select 16 bit stereo interleaved wave file.

That sound quality should be good.

I'm not familiar with the other conversion process you referred to. To rip mp3's, I use musicmatch.

bp
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-01-2004, 09:50 AM
soundsurfr soundsurfr is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Smithtown, NY, USA
Posts: 965
Default Re: Brand new Mbox user - some real BASIC questions!

You should not experience significant sound degradation bouncing to disk.

Select File-> Bounce to disk
Select Stereo Interleaved, 16-bit, 44.1K (Standard CD format), convert after bounce.
You should be going through a master fader, and you should probably insert a dither plugin to the master.

__________________
Soundsurfr
MAC Mini, 2.3GHz dual-core i5, 8GB DDR3, 500GB Hard drive, 288MB DDR3 SD RAM
M-Audio Firewire 1814
Yosemite OS
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mbox 3 Mini with Mavericks...Brand New User to Avid and home recording randomdude84 FireWire and USB Audio Interfaces (Mac) 6 11-09-2013 05:40 PM
connect mbox 2 and mixer basic questions ultimateguitarfish 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Win) 5 09-17-2010 08:05 AM
Brand New MBOX User Questions Sly Due 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Win) 4 12-10-2003 10:59 PM
Some basic Mbox questions didger 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 4 06-17-2003 10:42 PM
basic ignorant questions from a tdm user tomcat 003, Mbox 2, Digi 002, original Mbox, Digi 001 (Mac) 1 04-19-2002 12:34 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:12 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited. Forum Hosted By: URLJet.com