M-Audio is shipping the new GuitarBox ($495.95) and GuitarBox Pro ($695.95) music production systems. Both systems combine M-Audio Black Box and Pro Tools M-Powered software, and also feature a suite of seven Bomb Factory plug-ins, 33 DigiRack plug-ins, the Digidesign Xpand! virtual instrument, Pro Tools Method One instructional DVD and Ableton Live Lite Digidesign Edition.
GuitarBox ships with the G-Rack plug-in effects bundle, which includes the SansAmp PSA-1 amp- and cabinet-modeling plug-in, Tel-Ray Variable Delay, Moogerfooger bundle, Voce Chorus/Vibrato and Spin and TL Space Native Edition convolution reverb. GuitarBox Pro ships with the more extensive G-Rack Producer plug-in effects bundle, which includes all of the G-Rack plug-ins, plus the Fairchild 660 and 670 boutique tube-modeled compressors/limiters, Pultec Bundle vintage tube-modeled EQs, Maxim mastering limiter/sound-level maximizer and DINR LE noise reduction plug-in.
Co-designed by Roger Linn, the Black Box now incorporates 40 amp models, 100 drum patterns and 121 effects, many of which are rhythmic and beat-sync to Pro Tools M-Powered. A built-in microphone preamp is also included. The Black Box connects to a Pro Tools M-Powered system on a Mac or PC via a built-in 24-bit USB audio interface.
For more information, visit www.m-audio.com.