The Presonus AudioBox 44VSL USB audio interface is a perfect example, of how excellent design can result in a harmonious integration of hardware and software to create an exquisite recording experience. Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned pro, the AudioBox 44VSL provides professional quality results at an affordable price.
The AudioBox 44VSL is built to make recording as straightforward as possible, without making sacrifices with regard to versatility, expandability, and signal fidelity. Presonus appreciate that when recording to a click, or recording overdubs, latency can be an overwhelming obstacle to overcome. The streamlined design of this little beauty means that whatever DAW you decide to record into, and whatever platform you use - Mac or PC - you can expect superb results every time.
The AudioBox 44VSL comes with Presonus' Virtual StudioLive software, which allows you to perform a huge range of tasks with ease that includes: adjusting levels, panning signal streams, adjusting FX send levels and parameters, soloing and muting each input and playback stream. Thanks to their expert technical team, real-time FX processing, including: dynamics processing, EQ and reverb are executed with absolute precision and near-zero latency!
The front panel is home to four dual-purpose input channels: two combo XLR mic and balanced 1/4" instrument connections, and two combo XLR mic and balanced 1/4" line inputs. In order to ensure optimum signal integrity, Presonus have included their class-A XMAX mic/instrument preamps - as used on their flagship audio interfaces - in all inputs. Each channel has an individual trim control with 0 to +35dBu mic gain range as well as 48V phantom power for condenser microphones. Professional-grade analogue to digital to analogue converters offer a very generous +114 dBu dynamic range, giving more than enough headroom to ensure clean and concise signal levels.
Along the rear panel are two balanced 1/4" main outputs for a direct send to your monitors, four balanced 1/4" auxiliary line outputs, MIDI In and Out ports for connecting external devices, a USB 2.0 connection that connects directly to your Mac or PC, and a headphone output for a direct monitor feed when you want to record in private.
The Studio One Artist 2 digital audio workstation (DAW) provides an elegant single-window work environment. Studio One Artist 2 has the same functionality of other popular DAWs, but the key here is enabling a streamlined workflow. Laying down tracks, editing and mixing, are all very simple tasks thanks to intuitive layout, and you'll be flying in no time. As with the hardware, the Studio One Artist 2 DAW is compatible with both Mac and Windows, allowing it to fit perfectly into your existing setup and workflow.
The Presonus AudioBox 44VSL USB Audio Interface is the perfect piece of kit for musicians who want a no-nonsense unit that is road-ready, reliable, and records to an incredibly high standard of quality. The price may be ludicrously affordable, but you can rest assured that no expense has been spared in order to make the AudioBox 44VSL a little beauty.
Manufacturer Presonus Model Audiobox 44VSL USB Audio Interface Dimensions (H x W x D) 44.45 x 241.3 x 139.7 mm Weight 1.2 kg Power USB bus-powered, +5 VDC, < 500 mA System Compatibility Mac Mac OS X 10.8 or later Intel Core Duo processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or Intel Core i3 or better recommended) 2 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended) Windows Windows 7 x64/x32 SP1, Windows 8 x64/x32 Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon X2 processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X4 or better recommended) 2 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended) Mac and Windows systems USB 2.0 Port Internet connection (only for activation) DVD-ROM drive Monitor with at least 1024x768 resolution 20 GB hard-disk space Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended
The minimum system requirements may differ for DAWs other than Studio One. Please check the requirements for your DAW of choice with its manufacturer.
Note that the speed of your processor, amount of RAM and size and speed of your hard drive will greatly affect the overall performance of your recording system. Also, a more powerful system (faster processor with more RAM) will allow for lower latency (signal delay) than you might experience while monitoring audio or MIDI signals. Monitor resolution for both PC and Macintosh should be no lower than 1024x768 pixels.
Microphone Inputs Connector Type Combo, XLR, female, balanced Mic Preamp EIN -129 dB, 20 kHz BW, max gain, Rs = 40 Ohms, A-wtd Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz, +/-0.3 dB, unity gain THD+N 0.005%, 0 dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain, 20 kHz BW, A-wtd S/N Ratio 94 dB, 0 dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain, 20 kHz BW, unwtd Gain Control Range -15 dB to +65 dB Input Max Headroom +10 dBu, < 0.5% THD Input Impedance 1.7 kOhms Phantom Power +48 VDC, 10 mA total unit Instrument Inputs Connector Type Combo, ¼” TS, female, unbalanced Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz, +/- 0.3 dB, unity gain THD+N 0.006%, 0 dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain, 20 kHz BW, A-wtd S/N Ratio 89 dB, 0 dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain, 20 kHz BW, unwtd Gain Control Range -30 dB to +50 dB Input Max Headroom +15 dBu, < 0.5% THD Input Impedance 1 MOhms Analog Outputs Connector Type 1/4” TRS, female, impedance balanced Frequency Response 20 Hz - 22 kHz, +/- 0.2 dB THD+N 0.002%, 1 kHz, 20 kHz BW, A-wtd S/N Ratio 107 dB, 1 kHz, max gain, 20 kHz BW, unwtd Gain Control Range -30 dB to +50 dB Output Level +10 dBu Input Impedance 51 Ohms Headphone Outputs Connector Type 1/4” TRS, female, stereo Maximum Power 30 mW/ch @ 60Ohms load Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz, +/- 0.5 dB, max gain THD+N 0.08%, 1 kHz, max gain, 20 kHz BW, A-wtd S/N Ratio 90 dB, 1 kHz, max gain, 20 kHz BW, unwtd Digital Host Interface USB 2.0 high-speed Bit Depth 24-bit Sample Rates 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz Maximum Latency 6 mS, analog input to analog output ADC Dynamic Range 114 dB, 48 kHz sample rate, A-wtd DAC Dynamic Range 114 dB, 48 kHz sample rate, A-wtd
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