Original MBOX Compatibility with Yosemite?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by jez14, May 10, 2015.

  1. jez14 macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2015
    This is my first post so go easy.

    I have a Macbook Pro Retina running 10.10.3 Yosemite. I would like to use my original MBOX to play music through iTunes or any application/program (like youtube or garageband). Basically I want to use the MBOX as the sound output device for my Macbook.

    I have tried going into system preferences to switch the sound output device, however the MBOX doesn't appear there.

    I have also checked the system report and located the MBOX device - therefore it is recognized.

    I have also attempted to locate the AVID core audio drivers for my Macbook, but they are all for MBOX 2's and up.

    Is the Original MBOX a lost cause, or is there a way in which I can get my Macbook to recognize the MBOX? I know there are threads discussing the lack of compatibility for particular devices with the new OS and I want to know if anyone else is still using this ancient MIDI interface and if they've ha any luck. :)



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  2. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

    simon lefisch

    Sep 29, 2014
    I've always hated how digidesign/avid was always behind on updating drivers for their interfaces. I have a digi 002r and run it on my late 2011 MBP using the 10.3.3 drivers. It works, thankfully. However when I ran my windows desktop with windows 7 when it first came out, it took them forever to update drivers. You had to do some weird mod with the FireWire driver in order for you to use it.

    Since you have the original MBox, you might be better off looking at a newer interface. Maybe a presonus or motu (that's what I'm looking at).
  3. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    Simon is probably correct in his post above this one.

    You might do better to pose this question in the digital audio forum here at macrumors.com, or -- perhaps your best bet -- over at the gearslutz.com message boards.

    I don't have an mBox, but I sense that there are no drivers that will work with it on 10.10.

    Only alternative may be a new interface...

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