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Presonus AudioBox USB Audio Interface

 
3.0

(5 reviews)

$99.95 MSRP: $179.95 Save : $80.00 (44%)
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Description

Capture your ideas in high quality wherever you are with the PreSonus AudioBox USB 2x2 USB recording system.

What can be more clever and handy than employing a 1-stop recording solution whether you are a seasoned professional or new to the recording world? What if that solution just happened to yield 1st class, audiophile results in a compact, feature rich package with a very inviting price tag? Well then we’d be talking about the Presonus AudioBox USB!

The Presonus AudioBox USB is a 2x2 recording system powered by USB bus. It features 2 microphone/instrument inputs on the front panel with 48V phantom power, 2 balanced TRS outputs and MIDI in/out around the back. Presonus has collected multiple awards for their mic preamplifier technology over the years so it’s of no great surprise that the mic pres on the AudioBox sound stellar, yielding little noise and boasting specs rivaled by pricey boutique pre amps costing thousands of dollars more. You’ll enjoy a pure, rich, clean sound that truly allows your trusted microphones to “be themselves” and shine right through unscathed. High-quality, 24-bit A/D digital conversion ensures that your recorded signal remains pure and true to the source, mostly due to the 102dB dynamic range. Outputs include 2 main ¼” outs, a stereo headphone output.

The Presonus AudioBox USB is housed in a sturdy, metal frame and accented with sturdy metal knobs. It’s a welcome sight and feel for anyone who’s had experience with affordable audio solutions but were left somewhat cold due to the less-than-sturdy construction and details of those designs. This is not so with the AudioBox USB.

Now to make this package a truly amazing deal, Presonus has included their very own exceptional software package, Studio One Artist for Mac OS X and Windows XP and Vista helps make producing high-quality projects easier than ever before. As part of the Studio One Artist package, you get 20 new PreSonus Native Effects plug-ins and virtual instruments and a generous bundle of third-party loops, software, and instrument sounds. Gigabytes of third-party resources include Native Instruments™ Kore™ Player with custom SoundPack (150 instruments), Native Instruments™ Guitar Rig LE, Toontrack™ EZDrummer Lite, and over 1.4 GB of loops!

Features:
  • All-meat, no-bloat, music-creation software with an intuitive, practical, single-window interface
  • Unlimited tracks, insert effects, sends, virtual instruments, buses, and effects channels
  • Powerful drag-and-drop functionality
  • Content browser with convenient sort options and preview player
  • Full-featured, flexible automation
  • Powerful real-time auto/manual time-stretching and resampling engine
  • Control Link™ (advanced MIDI mapping made easy)
  • Twenty 32-bit Native Sound™ plug-ins, including reverbs, amp modeling, and EQ
  • Four new virtual instruments, including a sampler and an analog-type subtractive synth
  • Ability to control the software mixer in any FireStudio-series interface to create zero-latency cue mixes.
  • Gigabytes of third-party resources, including Native Instruments™ Kore™ Player with custom SoundPack (150 instruments), Native Instruments™ Guitar Rig LE, Toontrack™ EZDrummer Lite, and over 1.4 GB of loops!

Things You Will Get:

    AudioBox USB Audio Interface
    Studio One Artist CD
    Native Instruments Kore Player with custom SoundPack (150 instruments)
    Native Instruments Guitar Rig LE
    Toontrack EZDrummer Lite
    1.4+ GB of Loops
    USB Cable
    Owner's Mamual
Reviews

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Presonus Audiobox Usb Audio Interface
 
3.0

(based on 5 reviews)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (4)
  • Amateur recording (3)
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5.0

Home Studio Must-Have!

By 

from Edison, NJ

About Me Professional Musician

Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Presonus Audiobox Usb Audio Interface:

    This is one of the most 'beginner' friendly units on the market at a great price point for a novice to justify. The recording system features 2 input on the front and 2 TRS outputs with MIDI in/out on the back of the unit. Presonus includes 20 pre-loaded plug-ins, 4 virtual instruments, and multiple third-party resources making the possibilities nearly limitless.

    This unit is a no-brainer for any amateur producer who still desires quality on a budget.

     
    1.0

    Makes Noise

    By 

    from lakewood nj

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor Sound Quality
    • Pricey / Poor Value
    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Presonus Audiobox Usb Audio Interface:

    This unit makes clicks after the sound terminates. Those clicks drive the amplifier to non-linearity and you can hear the resulting cackling noise as well. Don't buy this unit if you want to record anything. In fact Sam should take it off the catalog. No one has paid me to say this and I had to send mine back because it was totally un-useable.

    regards,

     
    1.0

    Don't buy if you have Windows 10

    By 

    from Lakewood, NJ

    About Me Professional Musician

    Comments about Presonus Audiobox Usb Audio Interface:

    If you have windows 10 you should forget about this product. Windows 10 will not install the driver because it says that the driver is "corrupt or invalid". The web site is no help because it just sends you around and around in circles until you get frustrated with the whole thing. There is no reason why it can't be made to install with 1 click. They are just too lazy to modify the code for windows 10. I am returning it to try something else.

     
    5.0

    Excellent for little home studio!

    By 

    from Cincinnati, OH

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Sound

    Cons

    • Headphone jack in back

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ

    Comments about Presonus Audiobox Usb Audio Interface:

    I am very impressed with the audiobox. I record acoustic and electric guitar along with some vocals. I've read some reviews about the preamps being too hot. I have had NO trouble with them. If anything, they are just barely not hot enough. The construction is strong and sturdy.

    There are only two downsides. The head phone jack is in the back of the box...big deal. Also, it comes with Studio One Artist instead of Studio One Pro. I didn't realize this when I bought it. Pay the little extra to get the Pro version.

    If you are recording electric guitar, you might want to use a separate preamp or mixer to adjust the tone. I tried going through a series of effects pedals and directly into the audiobox. It sounded a little trebley, but still had a good sound. I like more of a fatter sound so I run through a mixer to adjust the tone. I would definitely recommend this product.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Good preamps bad design

    By 

    from columbus ohio

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Low Distortion
    • Sturdy

    Cons

    • Unnecessary Functions

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about Presonus Audiobox Usb Audio Interface:

    The Preamps are great but when you plug in a condenser, even with the gains all the way down you will peak it out every time (no pad.) Why bother with phantom power if you dont have the headroom.
    great for low level recordings though.

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    Specs
    Model AudioBox
    Interface Type USB
    Mic Preamps 2
    Audio Resolution 24-bit/48kHz
    Analog Inputs XLR/TRS Combo x 2
    Analog Outputs Main Out TRS x 2, Headphone TRS x 1
    S/PDIF I/O No
    Optical I/O No
    Wordclock No
    Bus Powered Yes
    MIDI I/O Yes
    Phantom Power Yes
    Dimensions 5.5 x 5.5 x 1.75 inches (WxHxD)
    Weight 5 lbs.
    More Info
    Warranty Info:

    AudioBox USB Audio Interface

    The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.