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AudioBox USB 2X2 USB Recording System

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Overview

High-quality pres and pro-grade A/D conversion turn your laptop into a powerful recording rig.

The PreSonus AudioBox USB 2x2 USB recording system is an excellent solution for achieving high-quality, professional-sounding recordings no matter where you are. The AudioBox USB is a USB bus-powered audio recording interface loaded with 2 microphone/instrument inputs with 48V phantom power, 2 balanced TRS outputs, and MIDI I/O so you can stay portable without sacrificing your sound. The AudioBox USB also comes with Studio One Artist music creation and production software which has the same platform and intuitive interface as Studio One Pro but with an unlimited track count so you can start recording right out of the box.

PreSonus Audio has won numerous awards for designing quality microphone preamplifiers for all price levels. The AudioBox USB is loaded with preamps that deliver high headroom, low noise, and high gain to give you pure, full, and rich sound. Most USB recording devices operate at a 16-bit sample rate and use converters with dynamic ranges of less than 90dB which gives you a pinched and relatively small sound. The AudioBox USB, however, uses professional-grade analog to digital converters with a dynamic range of 102dB and 24-bit sample rate so that the digital conversion is big, quiet, and musical, making it one of the best sounding USB bus-powered interface on the market.

The AudioBox USB is bus-powered giving you the flexibility you need with no wall warts, line lumps, or power cables. Just plug in to a powered USB port and you are ready to record. The AudioBox USB is housed in an all-metal chassis with metal knobs able to withstand the rigors of travel and your touring adventures. Just toss the AudioBox USB in your laptop bag and mobilize your music creation and production. Whether you're recording your shows, creating a mix on the plane, or writing songs in your hotel room, the AudioBox is ready to go.

Features

  • 24-bit/44.1, 48k USB audio recording interface
  • 2 Class A XMAX microphone/instrument preamplifiers
  • 48V phantom power
  • 2 balanced TRS outputs
  • MIDI input/output
  • Powered via USB
  • Studio One Artist Software:
    • Elegant, 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
    • Automatic delay compensation
    • Advanced automation
    • 32-bit audio processing
    • Easy-to-use sidechain routing
    • Stunning virtual instruments
    • User-friendly sampler
    • Most intuitive MIDI-mapping system available
    • Realtime audio timestretching and resampling
    • K-System metering
    • Compatible with any ASIO-, Windows Audio-, or Core Audio-compliant audio interface
    • Works with key commands from Pro Tools, Cubase, and Logic.
    • Native Effects 32-bit effects library with 20 dynamics processors, reverbs, modulations effects, amp simulators, etc.
    • Ampire - Amplifier-Modeling
    • Auto Filter - Envelope Filter
    • Beat Delay - Tempo-Synchronized Delay
    • Binaural Pan - Stereo Panning Effect
    • Channel Strip - Dynamics Processing and Equalizer
    • Chorus - Mono/Stereo Chorus
    • Compressor - Mono/Stereo Variable Compressor
    • Flanger - Stereo/Mono Flanger
    • Limiter - Mono/Stereo Limiter
    • Mixtool - Phase and MS Utility
    • MixVerb - Mono/Stereo Reverb
    • Phase Meter phase-correlation analysis
    • Phaser mono/stereo phaser
    • Pro EQ 7-band parametric EQ
    • Red Light Distortion distortion processor
    • Room Reverb stereo/mono room reverb
    • Spectrum Meter frequency analyzer
    • Tricomp 3-band compressor
    • Tuner instrument tuner
    • X-Trem mono/stereo tremolo
    • Four virtual instruments
    • Impact Sample Trigger Drum Instrument with 32 drum kits by Ueberschall
    • Presence Sample Player Virtual Instrument with 200 sampled instruments by Digital Sound Factory
    • SampleOne Sampler Virtual Instrument
    • Mojito Analog-Modeling Subtractive Synthesizer
    • Nearly 1,400 drum loops (1.4GB) by Bandmate Loops
    Specs

    AudioBox USB 2X2 USB Recording System Specifications:

    System Requirements

        Windows
        • Windows 7x 64/x86 SP1 or Windows 8/8.1 x64/x86 or Windows 10 x64/x86
        • Intel Core 2 processor (Intel Core i3 processor or better recommended)
        • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
        Mac
        • Mac OS X 10.8.5 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 and Mac 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)
        System Requirements for Studio One Artist
        • Mac: Mac OS X 10.4.11 or Mac OS X 10.5.2 or higher, PowerPC G4 1.25 GHz or Intel Core Solo 1.5 GHz processor, 1GB RAM
        • Recommended: PowerPC G5 or better or Intel Core Duo or Intel Xeon processor or better, 2GB or more RAM
        • Win: Windows XP or Vista, Intel Pentium 4 1.6GHz processor or AMD Athlon 64 (Turion), 1GB RAM
        • Recommended: Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz EM64T or better or AMD Athlon 64 3000+ or better, 2GB or more RAM
        • Windows and Macintosh Systems: Internet connection, DVD-ROM drive, a monitor resolution no lower than 1024x768 pixels
        Microphone Preamp
        • Type: XLR female balanced
        • Frequency response (±3.0 dB): 14 Hz to 70 kHz
        • Input impedance (balanced): 1200 ohms
        • THD+N (unwtd, 1kHz at +4 dBu output, unity gain): < 0.008%
        • EIN (A-weighted, 55dB Gain, 150 ohms Input, 20 Hz to 22 kHz): -115 dBu
        • S/N ratio (Unity Gain, Ref. = +4 dBu, 20 Hz to 22 kHz): > 95 dB
        • Common mode rejection ratio (1 kHz, 55 dB gain): > 45 dB
        • Gain control range (±1 dB): 0dB to 35 dB
        • Max input level (unity gain, 1 kHz at 0.5% THD+N): -3 dBu
        • Phantom power (±2 VDC): +48 VDC
        Instrument Input
        • Type: 1/4 in.
        • TRS female unbalanced input impedance: 0.5 megohm
        Line Outputs
        • Type: 1/4 in. TRS
        • Balanced output impedance: 51 megohms
        Headphone Output
        • Type: 1/4 in. TRS active stereo
        • Maximum output: 60 mW/Ch at 60 ohm load
        • Frequency Response: (±1.0 dB): 20Hz ” 30kHz
        MIDI I/O
        • Type: Dual 5-pin female DIN
        Digital Audio
        • ADC dynamic range (Awtd, 48kHz sample rate): 102 dB
        • DAC dynamic range (Awtd, 48kHz sample rate): 110 dB
        • Bit depth: 24
        • Reference level for 0dBFS: +4 dBu
        • Internal sample frequency selections (kHz): 44.1, 48
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