Should I replace my Mbox2 USB with a Firebox?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by odinsride, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. odinsride macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2007
    I am considering switching to a Firebox but have some questions. The reason I want to switch is because the Mbox2 has given me nothing but problems, from system lockups, kernel panics, weird functionality with WoW, etc. It works fine for recording, but whenever I want to do other things with my MBP the Mbox never plays nicely.

    So questions - will the Firebox work with ProTools LE that came with my Mbox?

    Will it make my monitors pop and hiss whenever I turn it off, unplug it, or shutdown my computer? My Mbox does this and it really irritates me.

    Does it seem like a good idea to switch to the Firebox? I have Yamaha HS50M monitors with mogami cables, so I want to put them to use, it's just the Mbox2 isn't helping me enjoy them.
  2. scottlinux macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2005
    Pro Tools requires that Digidesign or M-audio hardware.

    I know some people that use MOTU equipment with Pro Tools. They just have their mics/preamps going into their nice MOTU box, then the MOTU spdif outs going into their Digidesign hardware's optical in.

    So there are ways, if you are creative.

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