Designed for musicians and audio engineers looking to turn their Mac or PC into a portable professional recording, mixing and production studio, the third generation of the Pro Tools Mbox family—Pro Tools Mbox Pro, Pro Tools Mbox and Pro Tools Mbox Mini—offers customers premium sound and open workflows with support for the industry’s most popular DAWs.
Pro Tools Mbox family pricing begins at $399 USD for the Pro Tools Mbox Mini, $679 USD for Pro Tools Mbox and $899 USD for the Pro Tools Mbox Pro. Pro Tools Mbox and Pro Tools Mbox Mini are available worldwide this month. Pro Tools Mbox Pro will be available worldwide in Q4.
Mark Hallum, UK marketing manager for Mac Tools, said: “Our global R&D teams have worked hard to incorporate valuable features into our cordless tools, such as higher torque in reverse, improved plastics for harsh environments and quick changing systems for sockets, without compromising their durability and robustness. The new BWP050 has been built to the highest specifications and offers our customers in the production, industrial maintenance and automotive sectors a powerful, convenient and reliable cordless impact wrench, suitable for a wide range of applications.”
I continue to be amazed at how this tool category continues to expand in the wake of Fein’s patent expiration. While marketers might have you believe that oscillating multi-tools are perfect for nearly every job (I recall when Radial Arm Saws were marketed in much the same manner) – they do provide good functionality to earn a place in most toolkits replacing other more specialized tools. As an example we had a few jamb saws and toe-kick saws (Roberts and Crain) that mostly got relegated to the storage room – once we started using the much safer and more versatile multi-tool.