Full Compass announced sales of over 650 Digidesign's Mbox since adding the units to the catalog in February of 2002. Says Full Compass systems integration specialist Erik Muchka, "Mbox has brought Pro Tools to the masses in a truly large fashion. It is, after all, an inexpensive way for a lot of people to bring the full power of Pro Tools right to their desktops with no fuss at all."
Home studio owners, TV, radio broadcasters and educators have made up a large percentage of Mbox sales, with customers such as the University of Iowa (Ames, IA).
"Pro Tools has become such a standard over the past few years that educators at all levels are starting to feel remiss if they don't provide classes covering its use," Muchka adds. "Mbox is perfect in a teaching environment in both form and function, and the economics of the technology can't be overlooked either."
Featuring a pair of Focusrite mic preamps and 24-bit stereo S/PDIF digital I/O, each Mbox comes packaged with Pro Tools LE software supporting both Windows XP and Mac OS X. Pro Tools LE software offers 32 tracks of record and playback, 256 MIDI tracks, real-time plug-in support and a variety of other features. Mbox can be used with a number of other products also available from Full Compass designed to enhance its signal processing, sound design, and editing performance.
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