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    How to get more inputs with SPDIF and Mbox 2

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    I heard I could get two more inputs with my Mbox 2 via SPDIF. How do I go about this? What do I need exactly? A mixer?

    Can anyone recommend anything?
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    some preamp/mixer that advertises S/PDIF output on it. There are lots.

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    Has anyone done this with an Mbox 2? Is it worth the effort? Or, should I just buy a 002 or 003?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blkdog7 View Post
    Is it worth the effort?
    Well how badly do you want those extra 2 inputs? It's really not much effort...buy a spdif interface, plug it in...good to go!

    Quote Originally Posted by blkdog7 View Post
    Or, should I just buy a 002 or 003?
    well...do you need 18inputs/outputs? or do you just need 4i/o?

    There's going to be a BIG difference in price..what do you plan on doing with your rig?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MessianicDreams View Post
    Well how badly do you want those extra 2 inputs? It's really not much effort...buy a spdif interface, plug it in...good to go!



    well...do you need 18inputs/outputs? or do you just need 4i/o?

    There's going to be a BIG difference in price..what do you plan on doing with your rig?
    The main thing is being able to properly record drums. And, I would like to have a better mic-pre than the one on the Mbox 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blkdog7 View Post
    The main thing is being able to properly record drums.
    what does "properly" mean to you? Will you be happy with only 4 tracks, 2 of which are Mbox pres?

    Quote Originally Posted by blkdog7 View Post
    And, I would like to have a better mic-pre than the one on the Mbox 2.
    well that's easily done with the SPDIF input of the mbox...
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