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External Inserts on Mbox

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Squelch, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. Squelch

    Squelch Guest

    Aight I have the cable that goes off to two unbalanced cables with tip in the input and ring in the output. Now when I try to insert it on a track on pro tools it is telling me that the I/O is already being used by another device which is my output for the overall mix. Having only two input and outputs on the Mbox, how am I supposed to insert the effect on a track in the software? It is treating the insert 1 and 2 like they are also analog input 1 and 2!!
     
  2. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    I think you will find that the insert on the mBox is only an analog insert between the MIC to ADC ( then to the software )

    not a software /hardware insert for things once already in the DAW software.

    Mic to Mic-pre
    Mic-pre to Insert Out
    normalled to
    Line Input to ADC.

    mbox one only has two ADC's and two DAC's
    ( I think mBox2 has 2 additional digital inputs )
    it would require more to get a software/hardware intsert happening while recording from Mic ... or you would have to loose your monitoring ?? not practicle.

    hope all that makes some sort of sense
    :(
     
  3. Squelch

    Squelch Guest

    Oh I got it now, had to read that a few times but I get it. Pretty much what your sayin is that the external effects can only be used while tracking because there is no way to return on a track. Thanks.
     

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