Capture your ideas wherever you are with the PreSonus AudioBox USB 2x2 USB recording system. The AudioBox USB is a USB bus-powered audio recording interface featuring 2 microphone/instrument inputs with 48V phantom power, 2 balanced TRS outputs, and MIDI in/out.
The AudioBox USB is bundled with PreSonus Studio One Artist, our groundbreaking music creation program, and over 4 GB of virtual instruments, plug-ins, loops, and samples to get you started making music immediately.
PreSonus Audio has won numerous awards for designing the highest quality microphone preamplifiers in the industry at all price levels. The AudioBox USB is loaded with preamps that out perform any USB-based interface hands down. The preamplifiers in the AudioBox deliver high headroom, low noise and high gain giving you pure, full and rich sound.
Professional 24-bit converters
Most USB recording devices operate at 16-bit sample rate and use converters with dynamic range of less than 90dB. This translates into a pinched and relatively small sound. The AudioBox USB uses professional-grade analog to digital converters with dynamic range of 102dB and 24-bit sample rate so that the digital conversion is big, quiet and musical.
The AudioBox USB is USB bus-powered allowing you to take it anywhere inspiration hits. No wall warts, line lumps or power cables, just plug in to a powered USB port and you are ready to record.
Ready to hit the road
There's no plastic here. The AudioBox USB is housed in an all-metal chassis with metal knobs ready to withstand the rigors of travel. Toss it in your laptop bag and mobilize your music creation and production. Whether you want to record your shows, mix on the plane or write songs in your hotel room, the AudioBox is ready.
Studio One Artist-Plus Gigabytes of Creative Resources
The AudioBox USB is bundled with an exceptional software package, featuring PreSonus Studio One Artist, the amazing new DAW software for Mac OS X and Windows XP and Vista that makes 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.
Compare Studio One Artist and bundled extras to what comes with competing mobile interfaces:
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!
2 dual-purpose front-panel input channels, each with high-quality mic preamplifiers2 combo mic/instrument inputsIndividual channel-trim controls with 0 to +35 dBu mic gain range48V phantom power for condenser microphonesMixer control (blends the input signal with the computer playback stream for zero-latency monitoring)Headphone jack with level controlMain-output level controlLED clip indicator for each channelStudio One Artist digital audio workstation software includedInput/Output1 USB 1.1 port2 combo XLR/1/4" mic/instrument inputs2 balanced 1/4" main (L/R) line outputs1 stereo 1/4" headphone outputMIDI in/outDigitalia24-bit resolution and 44.1 and 48 kHz sampling rateProfessional-grade A/D/A converters (+102 dBu dynamic range)Zero-latency monitoring via internal mixerMac- and Windows-compatible, including Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and Windows 7Supports ASIO, Core Audio, Direct Sound (Windows XP), Windows Audio Session API (Windows Vista and Windows 7)Physical1/3U rack-mountable (with optional 3UMR rack-mounting system)Road-rugged construction with all-metal chassis and metal knobsWeighs just 5 lbs/2.3 kgPowered via USB bus-no wall wart!SoftwareStudio One ArtistPreSonus' revolutionary new digital audio workstation, with unlimited track count and 4+ GB of 3rd-party resources.
Microphone PreampType: XLR Female BalancedFrequency Response (+/-3.0 dB): 14 Hz to 70 kHzInput Impedance (Balanced): 1200 ΩTHD+N (unwtd, 1 kHz @ +4 dBu Output, Unity Gain): < 0.008%EIN (A-weighted, 55dB Gain, 150 Ω Input, 20Hz to 22 kHz): -115 dBuS/N Ratio (Unity Gain, Ref. = +4 dBu, 20Hz to 22 kHz): > 95 dBCommon Mode Rejection Ratio (1 kHz, 55 dB Gain): > 45 dBGain Control Range (+/- 1dB): 0 dB to 35 dBMax Input Level (Unity Gain, 1 kHz @ 0.5% THD+N): -3 dBuPhantom Power (+/-2 VDC): +48 VDCInstrument InputType: 1/4"TRS Female Unbalanced Input Impedance: 0.5 M ΩLine OutputsType: 1/4" TRSBalanced Output Impedance: 51 ΩHeadphone OutputType: 1/4" TRS Active StereoMaximum Output: 60 mW/Ch @ 60 Ω LoadFrequency Response (+/-1.0 dB): 20 Hz - 30 kHzMIDI I/OType: Dual 5-pin Female DINDigital AudioADC Dynamic Range (Awtd, 48 kHz Sample Rate): 102 dBDAC Dynamic Range (Awtd, 48 kHz Sample Rate): 110 dBBit Depth: 24Reference Level for 0dBFS: +4 dBuInternal Sample Frequency Selections (kHz): 44.1, 48Power: USB Bus-poweredPhysicalMain ChassisPackage Type: 1/3U - steel chassisDimensions: 5.5(W) X 5.5(H) X 1.75(D) inchesWeight: 5.0lbs
WindowsWindows XP SP2 or later, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit)Intel Pentium 4 1.6 GHz processor or AMD Athlon 64 (Turion) (2.5 GHz or faster recommended)1 GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended)MacintoshMac OS X 10.4.11 or later (10.5.2 or later or 10.6 recommended)PowerPC G4 1.25 GHz or Intel Core Solo 1.5 GHz processor (2 GHz or faster recommended)1 GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended)Windows and Macintosh SystemsUSB 1.1 PortInternet connection recommendedDVD-ROM driveInternal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended