Avid Mbox Studio

Bring professional recording power to your personal studio. Powered by Pro Tools Studio, the MBOX Studio USB audio interface provides everything you need to make music and more. From finding inspiration and composing ideas to recording, monitoring, and mixing the next big hit, its intuitive design puts pure creative power at your fingertips, reducing your time to fun.

Sound incredible with a powerful USB audio interface

MBOX Studio is designed with only the highest quality components, preamps, and audio converters in its class, enabling you to capture and mix up to 24-bit, 192 kHz audio from input to output. Variable Z opens up a whole range of tonal options. And with built-in real-time EQ, delay, and reverb, plus independent cue mixing, you can deliver your best performances with low-latency tracking.

Quickly bring your ideas to life

Easily create, record, edit, and mix music, plus podcast and live stream, without technology getting in the way.

  • Access a full range of functions right from the interface to keep your creativity flowing
  • Capture and mix music in pristine sound quality with four mic preamps and premium convertors, with the ability to connect eight mics
  • Record with mics, instruments, effects, and more with 21 x 22 simultaneous I/O

Everything you need to make music

Plug in and play right away with Pro Tools Studio, MBOX Ignition Pack, and more. Whether making beats and parts with virtual instruments or connecting real ones to your computer for recording, you have a massive collection of tools, plugins, instruments, loops, and samples ready for you to explore, get inspired, and keep you in your creative zone. Plus, get three months of recording and mixing training from Secrets of the Pros.

Create GRAMMY-level productions

When you need to sound your best, nothing delivers like Pro Tools. Pro Tools Studio makes music production fast and easy, enabling you to work with audio, MIDI, notation, and 4K video all in one application.

Elevate your sound with world-class processing

Shape and enhance tracks with over 130 studio-coveted plugins—from authentic emulations of classic compressors, EQs, and other outboard gear to innovative instruments, reverbs, filters, and other sound-processing plugins.

Get unmatched monitoring flexibility

Track and monitor performances like a commercial studio with outputs for two headphones, two stereo sets of speakers, and Bluetooth, plus cue mixing and a built-in talkback mic. No other audio interface in its class provides as many options.

Expand and accelerate your workflow

Write music and score films and TV shows with Sibelius Artist. Manipulate pitch and time with Melodyne 5 essential. Automate your workflow with SoundFlow Cloud Avid Edition. And get Inner Circle rewards worth over $2K for free.

A guitar player’s dream

With Variable Z on instrument inputs, you can change up the tone of your guitar when recording direct to complement your effects chain. Play through the world’s greatest amps with Eleven MK II, bx_rockrack, tons of emulated stompbox effects, and more included. Integrate your own outboard effects. Reamplify tracks. And stay pitch-perfect with the built-in tuner.

Endless creative possibilities

MBOX Studio is more than the simple USB audio interface of years past; it expands and accelerates your workflow. Map its buttons to access your favorite functions fast. Jam with your iPhone over Bluetooth. Record voiceovers and design sound for picture. Podcast and live stream with Loopback mixing. Even use it as a standalone monitor controller, and if you've got access to two, you can capture your entire band.

Perform actions at the press of a button

Along with dedicated switches and encoders to control a variety of functions, you can perform frequently used actions fast using four assignable user buttons. Even customize the button colors to fit your design aesthetic or mood.

Work with your favorite DAWs and apps

Get the freedom to create with what you want. You can use MBOX Studio with Pro Tools and all other popular DAWs, content creation, and media streaming applications.

Produce professional podcasts and livestreams

Record yourself and your guests, optimize each mic tone, and add real-time EQ and effects. And with Loopback enabled, you can capture your dialogue along with audio played from another application, ideal for podcasting.

Inputs and outputs


  • 2 combo mic/line/instrument inputs with Variable Z (impedance) on the front panel (inputs 1–2)
  • 2 combo mic/line inputs with Variable Z on the back panel (inputs 3–4)
  • 4 line inputs (inputs 7–8 shared with FX Returns; can also be used to connect four dynamic mics, which don't require phantom power)
  • 1 Optical input (8 channels of ADAT or 2 channels S/PDIF)
  • 1 coaxial S/PDIF input


  • 2 stereo monitor outputs (Main and Alt)
  • 2 headphone outputs
  • 2 Hi-Z switchable FX Loops Sends
  • 1 Hi-Z out to amp (mirrors FX Send 2)
  • 1 Optical output (8 channels of ADAT or 2 channels S/PDIF)
  • 1 coaxial S/PDIF output

Other I/O

  • MIDI I/O
  • 2 footswitch/expression pedal inputs

A/D conversion

Mic preamps

  • Max Input Level: 14 dBu
  • Gain Range: 60 dB
  • Dynamic Range: 112 dB
  • THD+N: 0.001%
  • EIN: -129 dB (A-weighted)
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz–20 kHz, ±0.125 dB

Line inputs

  • Max Input Level: 14 dBu
  • Gain Range: 60 dB
  • Dynamic Range: 112 dB
  • THD+N: 0.001%
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz–20 kHz, ±0.125 dB

Instrument inputs

  • Max Input Level: 14 dBu
  • Gain Range: 60 dB
  • Dynamic Range: 108 dB
  • THD+N: 0.004%
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz–20 kHz, ±0.125 dB

D/A conversion

Line outputs

  • Max Output: 19 dBu
  • Dynamic Range: 110 dB
  • THD+N: 0.002%
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz–20 kHz, ±0.125 dB

Monitor outputs

  • Max Output: 19 dBu
  • Dynamic Range: 110 dB
  • THD+N: 0.0012%
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz–20 kHz, ±0.125 dB

Headphone outputs

  • Dynamic Range: 102 dB
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz–20 kHz, ±0.2 dB
  • Output Power: 120 mW > 32 Ohm

Hi-Z output (reamp)

  • Dynamic Range: 103 dB
  • THD+N: 0.002%
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz–20 kHz, ±0.3 dB

Get all of this with your MBOX Studio USB interface

Included hardware and accessories

  • MBOX Studio USB interface
  • USB-C cable
  • USB-C female to USB-A male adapter
  • Power adapter
  • Registration card

Included software

  • Pro Tools Studio 1-year subscription
  • Sibelius Artist 1-year subscription (desktop and mobile app)
  • MBOX Control
  • Celemony Melodyne 5 essential (part of the Pro Tools Studio bundle)
  • SoundFlow Cloud Avid Edition (part of the Pro Tools Studio bundle)

Included plugins and sounds + training

  • All plugins included with Pro Tools Studio
  • MBOX Ignition Pack
  • Avid Loopmasters Sample Pack (part of the Pro Tools Studio bundle)



  • 21 x 22 Simultaneous I/O
  • 24-bit, 44.1/48 kHz 21 x 22; 24-bit, 88.2/96 kHz 17 x 18; 24-bit, 176.4/192kHz 8 x 10 Audio resolution
  • Avid FX—EQ, Delay, Reverb, Tuner Built-in DSP
  • 4 Mic preamps
  • +48V switch
  • Desktop interface Form factor

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