Mbox2 not showing up in Ableton. ?!

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by seeking_the_marbles, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Hi there, I am a newb-to-the-max trying out Ableton 7 right now. I purchased mbox2 some time ago, which came with Protools, which ate my old computer. I've tried Cubase and love it but it's too expensive for me right now.

    So, I'm trying Ableton 7 on my mac... and... and... I put the mbox's USB into the mac... and... no lights come on x.X

    It needs a driver, doesn't it? What sort of driver, and is this free? *oh please please let it be free*.

    I don't want to install PT on this mac just so that I can use the Mbox2 because this mac is DEFINITELY not capable of handling PT.

    Thank you :)

  2. cfaalm

    cfaalm Active Member

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    When you uninstalled PT you might have also uninstalled the USB driver for the mBox. Just reinstall the audio driver from the CD that came with the mBox. Then I guess you have to select it in the Audio Midi setup screen.
    I don't know about Ableton, but in Cubase I can select it if it is plugged in.
  3. Thank you so much :)

    Are you also saying that I can select an option to only install the audio driver instead of all of protools, when I put my disk in?
  4. Mbox should be CoreAudio. You shouldn't need a driver at all.

    If the lights aren't coming on, its not getting power. Try another USB port. Or is it just not the syncing light? My drummer uses the same interface and has the biggest syncing problems on a previous gen Macbook (before the unibody.)

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