Avid MBOX Studio Desktop 21x22 USB-C Audio/MIDI Interface with Pro Tools Software

SKU: 1305
Avid MBOX Studio Desktop 21x22 USB-C Audio/MIDI Interface with Pro Tools Software
Avid MBOX Studio Desktop 21x22 USB-C Audio/MIDI Interface with Pro Tools Software
Avid MBOX Studio Desktop 21x22 USB-C Audio/MIDI Interface with Pro Tools Software
Avid MBOX Studio Desktop 21x22 USB-C Audio/MIDI Interface with Pro Tools Software
Avid MBOX Studio Desktop 21x22 USB-C Audio/MIDI Interface with Pro Tools Software
Avid MBOX Studio Desktop 21x22 USB-C Audio/MIDI Interface with Pro Tools Software
Avid MBOX Studio Desktop 21x22 USB-C Audio/MIDI Interface with Pro Tools Software

Avid MBOX Studio Desktop 21x22 USB-C Audio/MIDI Interface with Pro Tools Software

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Professional Pedigree

With a feature set that reads like a wish list for serious music makers and content creators, Avid's MBOX Studio brings not only a powerhouse desktop audio interface, but also industry-standard Pro Tools software and a stout pack of rousing plug-ins, virtual instruments, samples, and more. The MBOX Studio's extensive multipurpose I/O and upscale audio quality combine with guitar-centric specialties, streamer friendliness, and pro-level workflow to make your personal studio an audio production Mecca.

The Complete Solution

Thoughtfully designed hardware and industry-standard software make the MBOX Studio an impressively well-rounded system that's equally advantageous for producers, musicians, podcasters, voiceover artists, and other creatives.

Team it with the Pro Tools Studio music production DAW (1-year subscription included) or integrate it with your third-party DAW of choice, such as Ableton Live, Logic Pro, or Studio One.

The bundled software suite also provides a 1-year subscription to the Sibelius Artist music notation program, Celemony's Melodyne 5 essential pitch and time editor, and SoundFlow Cloud Avid Edition for automating your workflow.

The MBOX Ignition Pack offers emulations of popular guitar and bass amps, stompboxes, compressors, effects, and a classic analog mixing console, as well as sound packs, samples, loops, and more.

High-End Sound

With top-shelf components and high-class 24-bit / 192 kHz converters, MBOX Studio gets you on track to sounding your best. Each mic preamp features Variable Z (adjustable impedance) to allow tonal tweaks right at the input stage, +48V phantom power for condenser mics, an input pad to prevent clipping loud sources, a rumble-reducing high-pass filter, and switchable polarity. Thanks to its built-in DSP, MBOX Studio delivers low-latency monitoring with real-time effects, ensuring optimal cue mixes for every tracking session.

Goodies for Guitarists

MBOX Studio is robustly equipped for discerning guitarists and bass players. The presence of an onboard tuner, two Hi-Z inputs with Variable Z tone-shaping options, and respected virtual amps and stomps elevate this interface's direct recording power.

Utilize the FX loops to patch in outboard rack effects or pedals, or feed the impedance-matched reamp out (with switchable ground lift to kill 60-cycle hum) through your own pedalboard and amplifier.

Plugging In

When it comes to connecting your gear, MBOX Studio is stocked. There are four XLR-1/4" combo inputs for mics or line-level signals (two also support Hi-Z instruments), two extra dedicated 1/4" line inputs, and two FX loops in which the returns can be used as two more line inputs, pushing the total number of analog input channels to eight.

All Your Monitoring Needs

Whether you're the artist or the engineer, you'll always hear the mix clearly. MBOX Studio offers main and alternate stereo monitor outputs with linkable level control, two 1/4" headphone outs that support independent cue mixes, and pro-level monitor switching including mute, dim, and mono sum.

Effortlessly communicate from the control room to the tracking space via the integrated talkback mic and dedicated talkback button.

I/O for Streaming and Expansion

Use the Bluetooth input to wirelessly bring in audio from your smartphone for podcast call-in guests or A/B mix comparisons, even while using the Bluetooth output to stream your stereo mix to a Bluetooth speaker or headphones. 5-pin MIDI I/O is on the rear panel in case you need to hook up a synth, beat machine, or keyboard controller. Interconnecting digital equipment is always an option when you factor in the 10 channels of digital I/O‚ÄĒstereo S/PDIF coaxial and multichannel optical (up to 8-channel ADAT or 2-channel S/PDIF).

Empowering Software Included

The Pro Tools Studio DAW excels in music production with its highly regarded audio, MIDI, and notation functions, support for 4K video, and 100+ plug-ins. Plus, Sibelius Artist is prime for writing music or scoring for TV and film. Utilize Melodyne 5 essential to perfect the pitch and timing of your audio tracks, speed up routine tasks by automating your workflow with SoundFlow Cloud Avid Edition, and access over $2000 worth of plug-ins, music and sound libraries, training materials, and more via Avid's Inner Circle.

Advanced Functionality

  • Loopback through the MBOX Control app to record any computer audio‚ÄĒremote callers, game sound, music beds, and sound effects‚ÄĒinto your DAW
  • Four user-assignable buttons offer fast recall of MBOX Control app configurations or MBOX Studio hardware functions
  • Connect up to two footswitches or expression pedals and assign their functionality in the MBOX Control app
  • MBOX Control app accesses the onboard processor and firmware of MBOX Studio for cue mixing, low-latency monitoring, onboard digital 4-band channel EQ, and Avid delay and reverb
  • Connect to your Mac or Windows computer via USB (USB-C cable and USB-A adapter included) or use MBOX Studio as a standalone audio device and studio monitor controller

In The Box

Avid MBOX Studio Desktop 21x22 USB-C Audio/MIDI Interface with Pro Tools Software

Multiregion Power Supply

USB-C to USB-C Cable

USB-C to USB-A Adapter

1-Year Pro Tools Studio Subcription

1-Year Sibelius Artist Subcription

Limited 1-Year Warranty


Form Factor 

Display  10 x Color Multi-Segment LED Meter
Channels of I/O  Analog:
9 Inputs / 10 Outputs
12 Inputs / 12 Outputs
Built-In DSP  Yes
Maximum Sampling Rate 192 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Microphone Preamps  4 Preamps
Built-In Microphone  (Talkback)
Input Level Adjustment  1 x Knob
Expansion Slots  None
Pad  -10 dB (Switchable per Channel)
Gain/Trim Range  Mic/Line/Hi-Z Inputs:
60 dB
High-Pass Filter  100 Hz (via Software)
Solo/Mute  Mute per Master
Analog Audio I/O  2 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Line/Hi-Z Input (Front Panel)
2 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Line Input
2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line Input
2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line/FX Return
2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Line/Hi-Z/FX Send
2 x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
4 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Monitor Output
1 x 1/4" TS Unbalanced Re-Amp Output
Phantom Power n/Off (Selectable on Individual Inputs) 48 V, Selectable O
Digital Audio I/O  1 x TOSLINK Optical ADAT Input
1 x TOSLINK Optical ADAT Output
1 x RCA Coaxial S/PDIF Input
1 x RCA Coaxial S/PDIF Output
Host Connection / USB  1 x USB-C (Class-Compliant, on Interface)
Host Connection Protocol  USB 2.0
USB (Non-Host) None
Sync I/O   None
Network I/O  None
MIDI I/O  1 x DIN 5-Pin Input
1 x DIN 5-Pin Output
Other I/O  2 x 1/4" Control/Footswitch Input
Wireless Connectivity  Bluetooth (Audio Streaming)
Frequency Response  Mic, Line, Hi-Z Inputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ¬Ī0.125 dB
Line, Monitor Outputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ¬Ī0.125 dB
Headphone Outputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ¬Ī0.2 dB
Hi-Z Outputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ¬Ī0.3 dB
Maximum Input Level  Mic/Line/Hi-Z Inputs:
+14 dBu
Maximum Output Level  Line/Main Outputs:
+19 dBu
Headphone Output Power  120 mW into 32 Ohms
Dynamic Range  Mic/Line Inputs:
112 dB
Hi-Z Inputs:
108 dB
Line/Monitor Outputs:
110 dB
Headphone Outputs:
102 dB
Hi-Z Outputs:
103 dB
THD+N  Mic/Line Inputs:
Hi-Z Inputs:
Monitor Outputs:
Line/Hi-Z Outputs:
EIN  Mic Inputs:
-129 dBu A-Weighted
Sample Rates  Up to 192 kHz
Sample Rate Conversion  None
Bit Depths  24-Bit
Sync Sources  ADAT, Internal, S/PDIF
Memory Card Slot  None
OS Compatibility  macOS
*As of October, 2022: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Included Software  Pro Tools Studio
Compatible Software (Not Included)  Any Core Audio (Mac) Compliant Software
Included Plug-Ins  Dynamics:
Brainworx bx_opto Compressor
Gauge Lush Vox
Guitar & Bass:
Ampeg SVT-VR Classic
Brainworx bx_megadual
Brainworx bx_greenscreamer Overdrive
ADA Flanger
Brainworx bx_bluechorus2
Preamp & Channel Strip:
Brainworx bx_console N
Special Processing:
Baby Audio Vibe Box
Supported Drivers/API & Plug-Ins  Proprietary
Mobile Device Compatibility  None
Required Hardware  USB Cable (Included)
Available USB-A Port or USB-C Port
Internet Connection Required for Registration, Software/Driver Download
Power Requirements  AC/DC Power Adapter (Included)
AC/DC Power Adapter  12 VDC, Center-Positive (Included)
Anti-Theft Features  Kensington Security Slot
Dimensions  11.3 x 8.9 x 4.1" / 28.7 x 22.6 x 10.4 cm
Weight  6.1 lb / 2.8 kg
Package Weight  11.005 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)  17.8 x 14.3 x 9.8"
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