I have a Digidesign Mbox. I also have Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. According to what I am reading online, Digidesign does not like to support their own products, and as such, there is currently no Win7 64-bit support.
During the day I’m a staff engineer in a recording studio, and I also do some work (friends..personal) at home when my ears aren’t too tired..
and I can tell you one thing, the digi/avid drivers, Asio, CoreAudio or even proprietary (DAE) have always been a real mess.
Just do a search on here or Gearslutz, you’ll see all the topics (“DAE errors”..”why can’t I get a lower latency with LE” “Mbox/Cubase lots of pops and clicks”) there are thousand of threads about it.
First off, they give you the choice between 512 and 1024 samples for buffers, it’s like ….a joke. (for the original mbox anyway)
Most modern interfaces can go down to 64 or even 32..
Second they always caused all sort of drop out and CPU peaks.
Which is why I (and all the mbox users who where “in the know”) replaced these digi drivers with alternative low-latency USB drivers (developped by Propagamma) back in 2006, and never looked back.(for other apps than pro tools)
I think now they are developped by a company called ploytec. same drivers though.
Extremely stable, low on CPU and down to 64 samples, which means low latency.
The DIGI/AVID drivers have never been working “reliably” for me.
These ones are. Iv’e been working with Reaper, the old Mbox, under OS 10.6. since Snow Leopard has been launched, without a problem.
…might not be “supported” or “endorsed by”, but they allow professional consistent reliable work.
And the icing on the cake : they are constantly updated with new OS, so no problems with W7 or SL.
You can find the drivers mentioned on USB-Audio’s website.
Alright, so for now, I’m just trying to get audio through my Mbox1 into Adobe Soundbooth. I’ve succeeded using the USB-Audio ASIO driver/software.
Christopher in the comments requested the driver file. I’m not sure which it is, but here are some that may do the trick:
Link 1 and 2 may be the exact same thing, i’m not sure.