Avid Mbox 3
Avid Mbox 3

Mbox 3, USB audio interface from Avid in the Mbox series.

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stompboxjon 12/05/2012

Avid Mbox 3 : stompboxjon のユーザーレビュー (content in English)

"Similar to the older MBox as far as quality goes"

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I have been using the MBox 3 by Avid for a while now and it has never given us any issues. I have used it on about 3 different computers and on all systems it works great and it was easy to set up. All you have to do is install the drivers and get your DAW to recognize it and that is all. Depending on which DAW you use with it will change how easy it is to set up. I do admit, some of the DAW software programs are a little trickier than other ones are when trying to set up a 3rd party interface. You can record up to 4 tracks at the same time with this interface, it will also give you MIDI in and MIDI outs. It is all powered by plugging it into your computer and there is no AC power provided.


This interface has never let us down and it has never crashed on us. Since we have been using it, we have not received any driver updates and do not need any as of now. The MBox 3 comes with Pro Tools Express; Pro Tools Express is not the full version of Pro Tools but it is great for use to demo a project and then save the file and open it up in Pro Tools 10 on my Mac later on. There are some basic built in effects that you are going to get with this interface but they are nothing to get that excited about because they are pretty simple.


This interface cannot be racked, but it is small and portable and you will have no problems with it being on your desktop workspace. There is not latency between playback and the interface is very quiet. The preamps are decent, but could be better.


This version of the MBox really didn’t differ from the previous version too much to me. It has an updated design and maybe slightly better preamps but besides that it is basically a carbon copy of the previous model.