At an exclusive, press-only event on December 13, Digidesign showed off its new headquarters at 2001 Junipero Serra Boulevard, Daly City, CA 94014–just south of San Francisco.
The expanded facilities also include a full-blown, surround-equipped studio for demos or in-house product testing under real-world conditions. During the event and facility tours, Digi talked about future developments and showed the “M Box,” a low-cost/high-performance workstation front end with USB interfacing to PCs or Macs. Co-developed with Focusrite, the 2-in/out M Box has two mic/line inputs (with 48VDC phantom power and insert points), two analog line outs, stereo S/PDIF I/O and is powered via the USB port (no wallwart!). M Box is bundled with Pro Tools LE software, and will retail at $495 when it’s officially unveiled at next month’s NAMM show.