PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 Desktop 2x2 USB Audio/MIDI Interface (Blue)

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PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 Desktop 2x2 USB Audio/MIDI Interface (Blue)
Key Features
  • Musicians, Podcasters, Producers
  • USB Type-A Connectivity
  • 2 Class-A Mic/Instrument Preamps
  • 1 Headphone Output, 2 Line/Monitor Outs
A solid, affordable solution for singers, musicians, podcasters, and producers recording at home or on the go, the blue PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 desktop 2x2 USB audio interface offers Class-A mic preamps with phantom power, MIDI I/O, and simple operability in a portable and sturdy steel chassis that is conveniently bus powered.
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PreSonus AudioBox 96 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Class-A Microphone Preamps
  • 3High-Resolution Converters
  • 4Headphone and Monitor Outputs
  • 5Latency-Free Monitoring
  • 6MIDI I/O
  • 7Bus Powered over USB
  • 8Sturdy and Small
  • 9Studio One Artist Software
  • 10Studio Magic Plug-In Suite

A solid, affordable solution for singers, musicians, podcasters, and producers recording at home or on the go, the blue PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 desktop 2x2 USB audio interface offers Class-A mic preamps with phantom power, MIDI I/O, and simple operability in a portable and sturdy steel chassis that is conveniently bus powered.

The AudioBox USB 96 utilizes 24-bit converters at sampling rates up to 96 kHz to ensure the integrity and detail of your signals, whether recording or mixing. The two XLR-1/4" combo inputs let you record microphones (dynamic or condenser) or instruments such as electric guitar while monitoring with zero latency via the adjustable direct monitor mix.

With two 1/4" line/monitor outs and a stereo headphone output, the interface can drive a set of speakers and headphones while offering independent volume controls for both. If you have MIDI gear such as a keyboard controller, synthesizer, or drum machine, simply connect them to the interface's 5-pin MIDI ports to smoothly integrate them into your production setup.

The AudioBox USB 96 is bundled with Studio One Artist DAW software for Mac and Windows and includes the Studio Magic plug-in suite, delivering a host of effects, virtual instruments, and third-party loops, software, and instrument sounds.

Class-A Microphone Preamps

The AudioBox USB 96's two Class-A mic preamps treat your sources to sound quality typical of more expensive devices. With switchable 48V phantom power and XLR-1/4" combo inputs, the interface is more than capable of accommodating dynamic or condenser microphones and electric instruments such as guitar, bass, and keyboard.

High-Resolution Converters

Boasting support for digital resolutions up to 24-bit / 96 kHz, the AudioBox USB 96 is equipped to perform AD/DA conversion with clarity and precision. It can also serve as a quality DAC for playback of high-resolution files from your computer.

Headphone and Monitor Outputs

Thanks to the interface's two 1/4" line/monitor outputs and stereo headphone output, you can easily hook up a pair of speakers and studio headphones and independently adjust their volume levels via separate knobs on the front panel.

Latency-Free Monitoring

The AudioBox USB 96 features a direct monitor function with a mix control, allowing you to make the perfect blend of the zero-latency live input signal and the return signal from your computer.

MIDI I/O

Integration of MIDI equipment is no problem for the AudioBox USB 96. It offers traditional 5-pin MIDI I/O for straightforward connectivity with common gear such as a MIDI keyboard controller, synthesizer, or drum machine.

Bus Powered over USB

Travel light with the AudioBox USB 96; it is powered via a USB connection (USB cable included) to your Mac or Windows computer, so you don't need to bring an external power supply.

Sturdy and Small

Not only is the interface compact to conserve space on your desk or in your backpack, but it is also sturdy. The steel chassis occupies just 1/3 of a rack space and it can be mounted in a 19" equipment rack with optional hardware.

Studio One Artist Software

  • Single-window work environment
  • Powerful drag-and-drop functionality
  • Unlimited audio tracks, MIDI tracks, virtual instruments, buses, and FX channels
  • Content browser with convenient sort options and preview player
  • Intuitive MIDI-mapping system
  • Real-time audio time-stretching and resampling
  • Multitrack comping and MIDI editing
  • Transient detection and editing plus groove extraction
  • Automatic delay compensation
  • Advanced automation
  • Integrates tightly with Celemony Melodyne
  • Instantly configures to PreSonus interfaces
  • Compatible with ASIO, Windows Audio, and Core Audio compliant interfaces
  • 26 native effects (32-bit effects) and virtual instrument plug-ins
  • Over 10GB of third-party software, loops, and instruments
  • Mac and Windows compatible

Studio Magic Plug-In Suite

The Studio Magic Plug-in Suite for Mac and Windows includes Ableton Live Lite, tutorials from Melodics, six virtual instruments, and nine popular plug-ins in VST, AU, and AAX formats.

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  • Studio Linked Trophies
  • UJAM Virtual Drummer 2 PHAT
  • UVI Model D
UPC: 673454005381

PreSonus AudioBox 96 Specs

Form FactorTabletop (Rack-Mountable with Optional Hardware)
DisplayNone
Channels of I/OAnalog:
2 Inputs / 2 Outputs at 96 kHz
Max Sample Rate/Resolution96 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Mic Preamps2
Input Level Adjustment2 x Knob
Solo/MuteNone
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Expansion SlotsNone
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O2 x Combo XLR-1/4" TS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Hi-Z Input (Pin 2 Hot)
2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line/Monitor Output
1 x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
Phantom Power+48 V, Selectable On/Off (Applied to All Inputs)
Digital Audio I/ONone
Host Connection / USB1 x USB Type-B (USB 2.0)
USB (Non-Host)None
Sync I/ONone
Network I/ONone
MIDI I/O1 x DIN 5-Pin Input
1 x DIN 5-Pin Output
Wireless ConnectivityNone
Memory Card SlotNone
Performance
Frequency ResponseMic Inputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±3 dB
Headphone Outputs:
20 Hz to 30 kHz ±1 dB
Gain/Trim RangeMic Inputs:
0 dB to +60 dB
Hi-Z Inputs:
-10 dB to +30 dB
Monitor Outputs:
-80 dB to +10 dB
Max Input LevelMic Inputs:
-3 dBu (Unity Gain, 1 kHz)
Headphone Output Power60 mW per Channel into 60 Ohms (Max)
ImpedanceMic Inputs:
1.2 Kilohms (Balanced)
Hi-Z Inputs:
0.5 Megohms (Unbalanced)
Outputs:
51 Ohms (Balanced)
Dynamic RangeAD/DA Converters:
105 dBA (48 kHz Sample Rate)
SNR95 dB (at +4 dBu, 1 kHz, Unity Gain)
THD+NMic Inputs:
< 0.008% (Unweighted, 1 kHz, Unity Gain)
CMRR> 45 dB (1 kHz, 55 dB Gain)
Digital Audio
dBFS Reference Level+4 dBu = 0 dBFS
Sample Rates44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 kHz
Sample Rate ConversionNone
Bit Depths24-Bit
Sync SourcesInternal
Compatibility
OS CompatibilitymacOS 10.11 or Later (64-Bit Only)
Windows 7 or Later (32-Bit, 64-Bit)
Included SoftwareStudio One Artist
Compatible Software (Not Included)Any Core Audio (Mac) Compliant Software
Processor RequirementMac:
Intel Core Duo
PC:
Intel Core 2
RAM RequirementsMac:
2 GB, 4 GB Recommended
PC:
4 GB, 8 GB Recommended
Storage Requirements20 GB
Minimum Display Resolution1024 x 768
Mobile Device CompatibilityNone
Required HardwareAvailable USB 2.0 Port
USB Cable (Included)
Internet ConnectionRequired for Registration, Software/Driver Download
Power
Power RequirementsUSB Bus Power
Physical
Rackmount Size1 RU (with Optional Hardware, 1/3-Rack)
Anti-Theft FeaturesKensington Security Slot
Dimensions5.5 x 5.5 x 1.75" / 13.97 x 13.97 x 4.45 cm
Weight1.3 lb / 0.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.33 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.05 x 6.75 x 3.7"
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