PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL - USB 2.0 Recording System

PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL - USB 2.0 Recording System

PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL - USB 2.0 Recording System

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Product Highlights

  • 18 Input / 18 Output
  • 8 Class-A Microphone Preamps
  • Phantom Power
  • MIDI I/O
  • Digital I/O and Wordclock Out
  • 24-bit/96kHz
  • Near-Zero-Latency Monitoring
  • Over 50 Fat Channel DSP Presets
  • Studio One Artist/Studio Magic Software
  • Metal Chassis
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PreSonus 1818VSL overview

  • 1Description

The AudioBox 1818VSL from Presonus is a an 18 input/18 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 six microphone/line combo inputs, phantom power switchable in groups of four, and ten 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 26 x 8 software mixer that along with a laptop or other computer running VSL allows you to mix a studio session or live show featuring a full band, all while monitoring and recording with or without real-time processing. Seamlessly integrated with the included Studio One Artist DAW and VSL, the AudioBox 1818VSL interface works with virtually all Mac and Windows audio-recording software.

18 input/18 output 24-bit/96kHz USB 2.0 recording interface
2 Class-A XMAX microphone/instrument preamps
6 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
8 balanced 1/4" TRS phone auxiliary line outputs
Coaxial S/PDIF and ADAT optical I/O
Headphone amplifier with level control
Mix, adjust input and playback-returns levels, and add effects and signal processing from your laptop or other computer
VSL (Virtual Studio Live) 26 x 8 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
Power/USB sync LED
Clip lights for each channels
Left/Right main output meter (dual 7-segment LED ladder)
Phantom power switchable in groups of 4
Rugged metal chassis
19" 1U rack mount form factor
Includes Studio One Artist software with unlimited track count and over 4GB of third-party resources
Includes Studio Magic Plug-In Suite with Maag Audio EQ 2, SPL Attacker, Arturia Instruments and more
UPC: 673454001277
In the Box
PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL - USB 2.0 Recording System
  • External Power Supply
  • USB Cable
  • Virtual StudioLive DSP Software
  • Studio One Artist Software
  • Studio Magic Plug-In Suite Software
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    PreSonus 1818VSL specs

    Mic Preamps 8
    Converters 24-bit
    Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.4 and 96kHz
    Inputs 8 x Combo XLR female
    1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF
    1 x TOSLink ADAT optical
    Input Impedance Microphone: 1.7kΩ
    Line: 10kΩ
    Instrument: 1MΩ
    Maximum Input Level Microphone: +16dBu, <0.5% THD
    Line: +21dBu, <0.5% THD
    Instrument: +21dBu, <0.5% THD
    Gain Microphone: -15dB to +65dB
    Line: -20dB to +20dB
    Instrument: -30dB to +50dB
    Outputs 10 x 1/4" TRS phone
    1 x 1/4" TRS phone Headphone
    1 x RCA coaxial S/PDIF
    1 x TOSLink ADAT optical 1 x BNC Sync
    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: 97dB, +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, switching in groups of 4
    Controls Trim
    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

    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) 1U rack mount
    Weight 4.6 lb (2.1kg)
    Specialties Latency: 2.8mS to 6mS, analog in to out
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 9.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 24.0 x 12.0 x 5.0"

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