Digidesign Mbox 2 Factory : stompboxjon's user review
"MBox 2 gave me issues"
The Digidesign Mbox 2 is an interface that I had my eye on for quite a while after the original Mbox was a great buy for me. So I just right in and purchased it, one of the things that I liked about it a lot was the handle that it has on it, made it easy for carrying. But then I felt the knobs on the front of the unit and they art very cheap felling. They are plastic and didn’t feel as well built as the rest of the unit. If you purchase the Mbox 2 in a bundle you will get all the goods including iLok and a ton of good plug ins to use like Maxim and moogerfooger.
Latency was very minimal but the drivers gave me huge issues. I was installing drivers left and right trying to get this thing to work, and these were not updates they are the drivers that came with it. It was really a pain on my laptop I was running Windows Vista, after numerous attempts I finally just called the tech support for Digidesign and had them walk me through it. It still took a couple tries with them.
I had a lot of compatibility issues with Mbox 2 , it was crazy because Mbox 1 was so easy to install and actually I still own the original Mbox I just don’t use it anymore. I have traded in the Mbox 2 about 4 months after owning it because it was so much of a hassle to use it. I really wanted it to work but I didn’t want to deal with the driver issue. After spending aver 7 hundred dollars on a bundle I was really frustrated with the Mbox 2.
The Driver issues where a deal breaker for me and that’s the reason that I don’t recommend using it if you have a windows computer. If you are on a Mac then it will probably work better from what I heard, but I would choose the original Mbox over the Mbox 2 any day!