M-Audio Ships GuitarBox and GuitarBox Pro

September 20, 2006

Both systems combine two award-winning products—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.

“The Black Box and Pro Tools M-Powered complement each other as incredible power tools for guitar processing and music production, respectively,” says Adam Castillo, marketing director at 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.”

About the Black Box

Co-designed by Roger Linn, the Black Box is now reloaded with 40 amp models—including incredible emulations of many of the greatest guitar amps of all time. It also incorporates over 120 unique and inspiring 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—in the Black Box, not at home in their computer. A built-in microphone preamp is also included for recording and processing vocals and acoustic instruments. Seamless connection to Pro Tools M-Powered on a Mac or PC makes the Black Box the ultimate choice for recording guitarists.

• 40 realistic models of the greatest amps of all time

• 121 effects for incredible creative versatility

• effects sync to tap tempo or Pro Tools M-Powered

• built-in 24-bit USB audio interface connects directly to your computer

• 100 drum patterns and guitar tuner built in

About Pro Tools M-Powered

Pro Tools M-Powered gives musicians the industry-standard audio production software used by recording professionals the world over. This robust system delivers everything musicians need to take their music from idea to final mix. Pro Tools and Pro Tools M-Powered users are members of the largest professional recording community in the world. Once a user knows how to make music with Pro Tools M-Powered, they also know how to make music with all Pro Tools systems. 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.

• 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

• powerful yet easy to learn and use

*Expandable to 48 tracks with optional Music Production Toolkit.

GuitarBox and GuitarBox Pro are currently shipping at MSRPs of $495.95 and $695.95, respectively.

About M-Audio

M-Audio, a part of Avid Technology, Inc., is a leading provider of creative tools for today’s electronic musicians and audio professionals. Founded in 1988, M-Audio now has independent offices in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France and Japan, as well as independent distribution in most of the rest of the world. M-Audio’s ability to parlay advanced technology into affordable products has led the company to win some of the international audio community’s highest praise and awards. M-Audio’s mission of “Redefining the Studio” delivers new levels of control, virtualization and mobility that transform the way computer-centric musicians compose, perform and live their creative lives. In addition to manufacturing its own product lines like the popular Delta™ audio cards, Studiophile™ reference monitors and USB MIDI controllers, M-Audio also wholly owns Evolution Electronics, LTD., and distributes other best-of-class products such as Ableton Live, GForce virtual vintage instruments, iZotope processing solutions, Way Out Ware TimewARP, and Wizoo virtual instruments. In 2002, the company successfully launched a product line that brings professional-quality audio to the consumer electronics market.

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