updated 04:00 pm EDT, Fri October 13, 2006
M-Audio ships GuitarBox
M-Audio today began shipping its new GuitarBox and GuitarBox Pro complete music production systems for guitarists. Both systems combine the M-Audio Black Box and Pro Tools M-Powered software. Both also feature a suite of 7 Bomb Factory plug-ins, 33 DigiRack plug-ins, Digidesign Xpand! virtual instrument, Pro Tools Method One instructional DVD, and Ableton Live Lite Digidesign Edition. The GuitarBox ships with the G-Rack premium plug-in effects bundle including SansAmp PSA-1 amp- and cabinet-modeling plug-in, Tel-Ray Variable Delay, Moogerfooger bundle, Voce Chorus/Vibrato, and Spin and TL Space Native Edition convolution reverb. The GuitarBox Pro ships with the more extensive G-Rack Producer premium plug-in effects bundle including all of the G-Rack plug-ins, plus the Fairchild 660 and 670 boutique tube-modeled compressors/limiters, Pultec Bundle vintage tube-modeled EQs, Maxim mastering limiter/sound-level maximizer, and DINR LE noise reduction plug-in to remove noise or buzz from pickups. GuitarBox and GuitarBox Pro are currently shipping for $500 and $700, respectively.
"The Black Box and Pro Tools M-Powered complement each other as incredible power tools for guitar processing and music production, respectively," said Adam Castillo of M-Audio. "Combined, they form a complete professional solution for guitarists embracing cutting-edge, computer-based recording. Add the G-Rack and G-Rack Producer premium effects bundles to the already stunning array of 45 Bomb Factory and DigiRack plug-ins and the value in these packages is simply unmatched. The GuitarBox and GuitarBox Pro have it all—signature tone, groundbreaking effects, huge beats, seamless integration and the industry standard in music production software."
The Black Box provides 40 amp models which include emulations of numerous well-known guitar amps. Black Box also includes more than 120 unique effects, many of which are rhythmic and beat-sync to Pro Tools M-Powered. "Users can dial in the perfect patch for recording, then bring that sound to their gigs because it's where they want it." The Black Box also includes a built-in microphone preamp for recording and processing vocals as well as acoustic instruments.
Pro Tools M-Powered
Pro Tools M-Powered is designed to give musicians the industry-standard audio production software used by recording professionals around the globe. Sessions are compatible with all current Pro Tools systems, making it easy to collaborate with other musicians or take project sessions to world-class pro studios, according to M-Audio. Pro Tools M-Powered features include:
- Industry-standard audio/MIDI production environment.
- 32-track audio recording, editing, and mixing up to 24-bit/96kHz.
- Session compatibility with all current Pro Tools systems.
- Unique Beat Detective LE automatic groove analysis and correction tool.