DigiDesign M-Box vs. Mackie Spike???

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by jokerjkny, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA

    but seriously, anyone have experience btwn the two? what did you think?

    does Protools need the MBox to work? can i use my own program i.e. Cubase, Goldwave, etc.? and anyone have any experience with Tracktion? is it a Mackie pure program, or is it a dumbed down port of Cubase? how flexible and versatile is it? and finally, the focusrite pre's vs. the mackie pre's? which did you prefer?

    which one reigns supreme!

    DigiDesign MBox


    Mackie Spike

  2. Droog


    Aug 14, 2003
    Don't know a whole lot about Spike and Traction, though it is supposed to be "musician proof". Seems like a solid piece of hardware, and I know you can use pretty much whatever software you want.

    Pro Tools does need the M-box to function. Thats just how Digi is.
  3. bassjamn


    Jan 4, 2002
    San Francisco
    Round 1...FIIIGGGHHT!

  4. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
    Tracktion is an excellent program. It has nothing to do with Cubase. And not much more to do with Mackie: Mackie doesn't develop it, they just market it.

    It has a great user interface IMO and is surprisingly powerful.