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Okay here is the deal> I just upgraded form the new macbook to the new macbook pro. Ihad a friend of mine install protools 8 hd and Im trying to use this with my audio interface which is a mbox2, just like I was doing with my macbook. Apparently, this isnot working because the usb light on the mbox 2 isn't coming on! Now in order to make sound come from the protools I have to manually enable an application called XVX (which I really don't know what its for besides activating the built-in output.)Im simply trying to track a beat into pro-tools llike I used to do with my macbook but it is not letting me because my interface isn't being turned on by the macbook pro. the mic lights are dimly on and when i can press the phantom power 48v light on and that will come on but the light where it says usb and spdif is not coming on at all!! So how can i simply put this beat into protools...is therr something internally i have to do...Im a novice at this so im calling ALL the experts to help me out...reall quick...Thank you in advance and im hear to answer any questions about this problem. Once again, thank you all....
That XVX app is a crack (hardware emulator) that allows you to run the cracked version of PTHD with any hardware (even built in). Probably not wise to be talking about the use of pirate software on a public forum :) But since you have an Mbox, you don't even need XVX, since you should just run Protools LE.
As for your original issue, I'd suggest as Ian does, try a new cable and maybe another USB port. Also, delete XVX, if you are running Digidesign hardware, it may be causing issues.
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XVX is known to cause issues, like any 'cracked' software.
The new MBP (i7/i5) do have issues with the USB ports when it comes to the Mbox/Mbox2.
Make sure your Mbox is connected to the port that is away from the screen (check the DUC for a response from Digi). The other port isnt Mbox friendly.
Remove the XVX app, uninstall Pro Tools (App > Digidesign > Pro Tools > Utilities) and reinstall LE with the Core Audio driver.
I just also pirated Pro Tools HD and XVX hardware emulator and i wanna know if my Pro tools HD will work with my Mbox 2? my manager said it should.
i just wanted to know if anybody knew different? thanks! lol