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PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 USB-B Audio/MIDI Interface (25th-Anniversary Black)

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PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 USB-B Audio/MIDI Interface (25th-Anniversary Black)
Key Features
  • Musicians, Podcasters, Producers
  • Bus Powered / Mac and Windows
  • 2 Mic / Hi-Z Preamp
  • 1 Headphone Output, 2 Line Out
A solid, affordable solution for singers, musicians, podcasters, and producers recording at home or on the go, the 25th-Anniversary Black 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 25th Anniversary 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
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A solid, affordable solution for singers, musicians, podcasters, and producers recording at home or on the go, the 25th-Anniversary Black 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.

  • Arturia Analog Lab Lite
  • Brainworx bx_opto
  • Brainworx bx_rockrack
  • Cherry Audio Voltage Nucleus
  • iZotope Neutron Elements
  • Klanghelm SDRR2tube
  • KV331 Audio Synthmaster Player
  • Lexicon MPX-i Reverb
  • Mäag Audio EQ2
  • Native Instruments REPLIKA
  • Output Movement
  • SPL Attacker Plus
  • Studio Linked Trophies
  • UJAM Virtual Drummer 2 PHAT
  • UVI Model D
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PreSonus AudioBox 96 25th Anniversary Specs

Key Specs
Channels of I/O
Analog:
2 Inputs / 2 Outputs at 96 kHz
Maximum Sampling Rate
96 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Microphone Inputs
2 Preamps
Analog Audio I/O
2x Combo XLR-1/4" TS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Hi-Z Input (Pin 2 Hot)
2x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line/Monitor Output
1x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
Host Connection
1x USB-B
OS Compatibility
macOS 10.11 or Later (64-Bit Only)
Windows 7 or Later (32-/64-Bit)
Power Requirements
USB Bus Power
Channels of I/O
Analog:
2 Inputs / 2 Outputs at 96 kHz
Maximum Sampling Rate
96 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Microphone Inputs
2 Preamps
Input Level Adjustment
2x Knob
Expansion Slots
No
Signal Processing
Pad
No
Gain/Trim Range
Mic Inputs:
0 dB to +60 dB
Hi-Z Inputs:
-10 dB to +30 dB
Monitor Outputs:
-80 dB to +10 dB
High-Pass Filter
No
Solo/Mute
No
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O
2x Combo XLR-1/4" TS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Hi-Z Input (Pin 2 Hot)
2x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line/Monitor Output
1x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
Phantom Power
48 V, Selectable On/Off (Applied to All Inputs)
Digital Audio I/O
No
Host Connection
1x USB-B
Host Connection Protocol
USB 2.0
USB (Non-Host)
No
Sync I/O
No
Network I/O
No
MIDI I/O
1x DIN 5-Pin Input
1x DIN 5-Pin Output
Performance
Frequency Response
Mic Inputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±3 dB
Headphone Outputs:
20 Hz to 30 kHz ±1 dB
Maximum Input Level
Mic Inputs:
-3 dBu (Unity Gain, 1 kHz)
Headphone Output Power
60 mW per Channel into 60 Ohms (Max)
Impedance
Mic Inputs:
1.2 Kilohms (Balanced)
Hi-Z Inputs:
0.5 Megohms (Unbalanced)
Outputs:
51 Ohms (Balanced)
Dynamic Range
AD/DA Converters:
105 dBA (48 kHz Sample Rate)
SNR
95 dB (at +4 dBu, 1 kHz, Unity Gain)
THD+N
Mic 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 Rates
44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 kHz
Sample Rate Conversion
No
Bit Depths
24-Bit
Sync Sources
Internal
Audio Storage & Playback
Memory Card Slot
No
Compatibility
OS Compatibility
macOS 10.11 or Later (64-Bit Only)
Windows 7 or Later (32-/64-Bit)
Processor Requirement
Mac:
Intel Core Duo
PC:
Intel Core 2
RAM Requirements
Mac:
2 GB, 4 GB Recommended
PC:
4 GB, 8 GB Recommended
Storage Requirements
20 GB
Minimum Display Resolution
1024 x 768
Mobile Device Compatibility
No
Required Hardware
Available USB 2.0 Port
USB Cable (Included)
Internet Connection
Required for Registration, Software/Driver Download
Power
Power Requirements
USB Bus Power
Physical
Rackmount Size
1 RU (with Optional Hardware, 1/3-Rack)
Anti-Theft Features
Kensington Security Slot
Dimensions
5.5 x 5.5 x 1.75" / 13.97 x 13.97 x 4.45 cm
Weight
1.3 lb / 0.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.27 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
10 x 6.8 x 3.5"

PreSonus AudioBox 96 25th Anniversary Reviews

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Is it compatible with iOS Big Sur?

Is it compatible with iOS Big Sur?
Asked by: Indianmusic
Yes, the AudioBox USB 96 is compatible with Mac OS Big Sur.
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2021-05-31

Is studio one 4or5 and or an upgrade?

Is studio one 4or5 and or an upgrade?
Asked by: Dave
This audio interfae comes with a Presonus Studo One Artist software download, which can be upgraded to the latest version of Pro. PreSonus Studio One 5PreSonus Studio One 5 Professional - Artist Upgrade - Complete Music Production Software (Activation Card), BH #PRS15ARTUPGC Professional - Artist Upgrade - Complete Music Production Software (Activation Card) would be one such apgrade currently available. BH #PRS15ARTUPGC
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2021-08-27

Does it have 48v per output so 48v for 1 and 2

Does it have 48v per output so 48v for 1 and 2
Asked by: Henry
+48v phantom power per input.
Answered by: daniel
Date published: 2021-02-22

Does it work with iPads?

Does it work with iPads?
Asked by: Dawn
No, this is compatible with Windows and Mac OS only.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2020-12-10
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