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PreSonus AudioBox 44VSL - USB 2.0 Recording System

Price: $299.95
Instant Savings: $50.00
You Pay: $249.95
Product Highlights
  • 4 Input / 4 Output
  • 4 Class-A Microphone Preamps
  • Phantom Power
  • MIDI I/O
  • 24-bit/96kHz
  • Near-Zero-Latency Monitoring
  • Over 50 Fat Channel DSP Presets
  • Studio One Artist Software
  • Metal Chassis

The AudioBox 44VSL from Presonus is a portable 4 input/4 output USB 2.0 audio and MIDI interface that allows for monitoring with low-latency effects. Using the computer's CPU and PreSonus Virtual StudioLive software, the interface provide reverb and delay effects and the same Fat Channel compression, limiting, semi-parametric EQ, and high-pass filter, as the PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2 digital mixer, all with inaudible latency.

Compact and rugged, the interface offers two front-panel microphone/instrument combo and two microphone/line combo inputs, global phantom power, and six line-level outputs. It features the same high-headroom, Class-A XMAX preamps as the StudioLive mixers, and has 24-bit/96kHz converters with 114dB dynamic range for clear, clean audio.

The preamplifiers offer three key advantages - high voltage, discrete components and Class-A circuitry. The net result is low noise, wide dynamic range, extended frequency response, and most importantly, musicality and transparency. The unit is housed in a ruggedly built metal chassis. Clip lights are provided for all channels.

The interface includes an 8 x 4 software mixer that along with a laptop or other computer running VSL allows you to mix a studio session or a live show featuring, say, a guitar duo with vocals, a small band, a DJ rig with mixer and stereo synthesizer, or a panel discussion, all while monitoring and recording with or without real-time processing.

Seamlessly integrated with the included Studio One Artist DAW and VSL, the AudioBox 44VSL interface works with virtually all Mac and Windows audio-recording software.

4 input/4 output 24-bit/96kHz USB 2.0 recording interface
2 Class-A XMAX microphone/instrument preamps
2 Class-A XMAX microphone/line preamps
Individual input channel-trim controls with 0 to +35dBu microphone gain range
2 balanced 1/4" TRS phone main outputs with level control
4 balanced 1/4" TRS phone auxiliary line outputs
Headphone amplifier with level control
Mixer control (blends the input signal with the computer playback stream for zero-latency analog monitoring)
VSL (Virtual Studio Live) 8 x 4 Kernel mode DSP mixer with StudioLive 16.0.2 Fat Channel dynamics processing and EQ for each analog input and its DAW return and two stereo effects buses with reverb and delay
VSL includes more than 50 Fat Channel DSP presets for enhancing instrument and vocal recordings
Near-zero-latency monitoring with extensive signal processing
Analog monitor mixing with playback/input mix control knob
Power/USB sync LED
Clip lights for each channels
Globally-switchable phantom power
MIDI I/O
Rugged metal chassis
1/2-rack unit form factor
Includes Studio One Artist software with unlimited track count and over 4GB of third-party resources
Mic Preamps 4
Converters 24-bit
Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.4 and 96kHz
Inputs 4 x Combo XLR female
Input Impedance Microphone: 10kΩ
Line: 10kΩ
Instrument: 1MΩ
Maximum Input Level +21dBu, <0.5% THD
Gain Microphone: -15dB to +65dB
Line: -20dB to +20dB
Instrument: -30dB to +50dB
Outputs 6 x 1/4" TRS phone
1 x 1/4" TRS phone Headphone
Output Impedance Line: 51Ω
Maximum Output Level Line: +10dBu, <0.5% THD
Headphone: 120mW/channel @ 60Ω load
MIDI 2 x 5-pin DIN I/O
Dynamic Range 114dB (ADC and DAC) @ 48kHz, A-weighted
THD + N Microphone: 0.002%, +4dBu, 1kHz, unity gain, 22kHz BW, A-weighted
Line Input: 0.002%, +4dBu, 1kHz, unity gain, 22kHz BW, A-weighted
Instrument Input: 0.003%, +4dBu, 1kHz, unity gain, 22kHz BW, A-weighted
Line Output: 0.003%, +4dBu, 1kHz, unity gain, 22kHz BW, A-weighted
Headphone: 0.01%, +4dBu, 1kHz, unity gain, 20kHz BW, A-weighted
S/N Ratio Microphone: 98dB, +4dBu, 1kHz, unity gain, 22kHz BW, A-weighted
Line Input: 98dB, +4dBu, 1kHz, unity gain, 22kHz BW, A-weighted
Instrument Input: 89dB, +4dBu, 1kHz, unity gain, 22kHz BW, A-weighted
Line Output: 109dB, 1kHz, 22kHz BW, A-weighted
Headphone: 90dB, 1kHz, maximum gain, 20kHz BW, unweighted
Noise Microphone EIN: -133dB, 20kHz BW, maximum gain, Rs=40Ω, A-weighted
Frequency Response Microphone: 20Hz to 22kHz, +/-0.25dB, unity gain
Line Input: 20Hz to 22kHz, +/-0.25dB, unity gain
Instrument Input: 20Hz to 22kHz, +/-0.25dB, unity gain
Line Output: 20Hz to 22kHz, +/-0.25dB
Headphone: 20Hz to 22kHz, +/-0.5dB, maximum gain
Phantom Power 48V, global switching
Controls Trim
Mains
Phones
Mixer
48V
Power 12 VDC external power supply (included) 1A, center-positive
Compatibility ASIO, Core Audio, WDM, MME and multi-client drivers
System Requirements Mac
Intel Core 1 Solo 1.5GHz processor (Intel Core Duo or Intel Xeon processor recommended)
OS X 10.6 or later (32- and 64-bit)
1GB RAM (2GB or more recommended)
USB 2.0 Port
DVD-ROM drive (required to install Studio One Artist)
Internet connection recommended

PC
Intel Pentium IV 1.6GHz processor or AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (Turion) (2.8GHz or faster recommended)
Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit)
1GB RAM (2GB or more recommended)
USB 2.0 Port
DVD-ROM drive (required to install Studio One Artist)
Internet connection recommended
Dimensions (WxDxH) 1/2 rack space
Weight 2.6 lb (1.2kg)
Specialties Latency: 2.8mS to 6mS, analog in to out
PreSonus AudioBox 44VSL - USB 2.0 Recording System
  • External Power Supply
  • USB Cable
  • Virtual StudioLive DSP Software
  • Studio One Artist Software
  • One (1) Year Warranty
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    PreSonusAudioBox 44VSL - USB 2.0 Recording System
     
    4.0

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    5.0

    Great interface!!

    By JCReyes

    from New York, NY

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Customize
    • Easy to Navigate

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Multimedia

      Comments about PreSonus AudioBox 44VSL - USB 2.0 Recording System:

      I use it to record music with my friends at church. Virtually zero latency. I haven't been able to figure out how the Studio One software works but the disc comes with loads of loops, effects (delay, reverb etc). Haven't been able to get it to work with Adobe Audition. I'll look into it, over 100% recommended

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      4.0

      "Made in China" has its repercussions

      By Aftab

      from Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to install
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Nice Preamps
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Lacks Digital IO

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about PreSonus AudioBox 44VSL - USB 2.0 Recording System:

      I loved this product. Easy to install. Good built. Portable with my laptop and a good frequency response.Could have been better if the resolution had touched 24bit/192kHz which none of the Presonus product offers. (Please convey to Presonus)Should have been Bus Powered. The Power adapter seems so cheap.

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      2.0

      Bad Clicking Noise

      By DR. J

      from Ridgewood, NY

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

        Cons

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            Comments about PreSonus AudioBox 44VSL - USB 2.0 Recording System:

            I was unable to get rid of a constant clicking noise using this with my mac os x. Updated the drivers, updated my OS, turned off my Airport, etc...Otherwise would have been great!

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            5.0

            Amazing preamps and quality for low $$$

            By Michael Biggins AKA Blackout

            from NYC

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            Pros

            • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
            • Easy to Customize
            • Easy to Navigate
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Multimedia

              Comments about PreSonus AudioBox 44VSL - USB 2.0 Recording System:

              I have had the RME hamerfall firewire interface which costs twice to three times what this does and I really can't say it's sound was 'better' just slightly colored different. These preamps are awesome and make even a standard old sm 58 loud, clear, warm, and crisp with plenty of head room and powerful warm clean preamps.

              The box is sturdy, the software works perfectly first install, no glitches. Headphone am is powerful and load. I love it. I just wish it didn't need a plug so it would be easier to use with my laptop but then the preamps and phantom power wouldn't be as good as they are.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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