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PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 2x2 USB Recording System

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Product Price $99.95
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A great choice for mobile musicians and podcasters, the 2-channel AudioBox USB 96 is bus-powered, compact, ruggedly built, and works with virtually a...Click To Read More About This Product

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High-definition recording made easy.

A great choice for mobile musicians and podcasters, the 2-channel AudioBox USB 96 is bus-powered, compact, ruggedly built, and works with virtually any PC or Mac recording software. It boasts high-performance Class A mic preamplifiers and professional-quality, 24-bit, 96 kHz converters. And it comes with PreSonus’ amazing Studio One 3 Artist DAW software for Mac and Windows.

Just The Right Size
The AudioBox USB 96’s two front-panel combo mic/instrument inputs make it ideal for singer/songwriters, podcasters, and guitar or guitar-bass collaborations. Simply connect a couple of mics and you have an easy-to-use stereo recording system. A mix control lets you control the level between the input signal and computer playback, without hearing annoying delays. You also get a pair of balanced line-level outputs, an ultra-loud, crystal-clear headphone out, plus MIDI I/O, so you can connect your favorite synth or MIDI controller. The result is a simple, affordable, mobile recording solution.

Roadworthy And Ready To Travel
Here is a mobile interface in the best sense of the term. PreSonus gave the AudioBox USB 96 a heavy-duty steel chassis so it can take a serious pounding and remain completely reliable. Its screaming-loud headphone output ensures you can hear your music loud and clear, even in noisy locations. And it’s USB 2.0 bus-powered, so you can record with it anywhere you can use a laptop. Simply drop it in your laptop bag or slap it on a tabletop.

World-Class Recording Software Included
While the AudioBox USB 96 works with virtually all Mac and Windows audio-recording software, it comes with a free license for PreSonus’ Studio One® Artist DAW, giving you a complete recording solution. Built by creative people for creative music production, Studio One is easy to learn and enables you to compose, record, and produce your masterpiece without getting distracted by the tools. Studio One also enjoys a robust online community of enthusiastic and helpful users you can turn to for advice.

Built For The Studio And The Road
Whether you're just getting into recording or are a veteran producer who wants to go mobile, the AudioBox USB 96 will give you great sound in a bus-powered, rugged chassis that's ready to hit the road when you are. The perfect companion for any recording software, the AudioBox USB 96 comes equipped with Studio One Artist to provide you with a complete recording solution right out of the box. Check out the AudioBox USB 96 and Studio One at your favorite PreSonus dealer.

Now Includes Studio Magic Plug-In Suite
This suite of plug-ins brings extended sonic functionality into Studio One. Cherry-picked from the first names in virtual instruments and effects, each one brings a different flavor of practical magic to your songs. These plug-ins aren't gimmicky one-trick ponies — these are real-deal workhorses that you'll find yourself relying on for countless mixes.

FEATURES
Bus-powered USB 2.0 audio and MIDI interface
Compatible with almost all recording software for Mac and Windows
24-bit resolution, 44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96 kHz sampling rates
2 combo mic/instrument inputs with high-performance mic preamplifiers
Zero-latency monitoring via internal analog mixer

High-resolution sound for on-the-go recording.

SPECIFICATIONS
Audio Quality		
Max bit depth: 24-bit
Max sampling rate: 96 kHz
Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz

Inputs
Total inputs: 2
Analog inputs: 2
Digital inputs: 0
Mic preamps: 2
XLR/TRS combo jacks: 2
XLR only jacks: 0
1/4” only jacks: 0
DB25: 0
S/PDIF in: 0
ADAT/optical in: 0
RCA in: 0
AES/EBU: 0
MADI: 0
Dante: 0

Outputs
Total outputs: 2
Analog outputs: 2
Digital outputs: 0
XLR out: 0
1/4” out: 2
DB25: 0
S/PDIF out: 0
ADAT/optical out: 0
RCA out: 0
AES / EBU: 0
MADI: 0
Dante: 0

Other Connectivity
Connections: USB
MIDI I/O: In/Out
Headphone output(s): 1
Word-clock I/O: No

Onboard Features
Computer platform: Mac, Windows
Phantom power: Yes
Direct monitoring: Yes
Onboard DSP: No
Metering: No
Display: No
Latency control: Yes
Monitor control: Yes
Headphone control: Yes

Other
Width: Not specified
Height: Not specified
Depth: Not specified
Weight: Not specified
Rack-mountable: No
Included software: Yes
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PreSonusAudioBox USB 96 2x2 USB Recording System
 
3.9

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (5)
  • Durable (4)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Good audio (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (5)
  • Amateur recording (3)
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    • Experienced (4)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Stay away from Presonus unless you are a software expert

By Doctor D

from New Jersey

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Comments about PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 2x2 USB Recording System:

The product looks great on paper but, I can't get it to work due to failed downloads. Presonus says it has live tech support but, when I called they said the only support for the Audiobox usb 96 is by way of email communications. You send them a description of the problem and they tell you to look up the fix on a forum.
When you can't find or understand the fix,if there is one ,you have a paper weight .
Don't buy the product unless you are well versed in audio software because with Presonus you are apparently on your own .
If you get a product that properly installs I assume all is well. If you have installation problems Presonus will only help you with certain products and the Audiobox USB 96 is not one of the products they will help with .If I ever get it to work I'll let you know what I think of it . Right now all I can say is that it looks nice .

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding quality

By Kevmo

from Peru, Il USA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 2x2 USB Recording System:

    Easily integrated into the DAW. Very quiet.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Huge power great interface

    By DALLAS

    from Grants Pass Oregon

    About Me Experienced

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 2x2 USB Recording System:

      This comes with information to download Studio one by presonus and gets you to register products create a log in and then takes you to recommended downloads and driver updates then you set up and get ready to record

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Incredible Audio I/O

      By southsidesmoka

      from Columbia, SC, USA

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 2x2 USB Recording System:

        Completely capable USB 2.0 bus-powered hardware unit suitable for most smaller scale production tasks. Includes XLR, 1/4" and MIDI ports. Bundled Studio One Artist software provides some utility - available Studio One Professional upgrade from manufacturer is a must for professionals.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I would buy this product again

        By Leftyman

        from Jacksonville. FL

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 2x2 USB Recording System:

        I'm recording guitar parts and sending to my remote band members. Easy to use with quick learning curve.
        I love it. Great product.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Hot metal workhorse

        By Ta

        from Orlando

        About Me Professional Musician

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 2x2 USB Recording System:

          I have 11 different boxes passed around 3 PC studios over the years. Audio Box is the smallest and has the hottest preamps of them all. Super clean, easy setup.Plugins only work with provided host. 1 and 2 knob arrangement takes off the 5th star but Im nitpicking. Unbeatable value for the money.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Thanks MF for the 5 star purchase and great return policy!

           
          4.0

          Great for home studios

          By Brett

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 2x2 USB Recording System:

            Just what the doctor ordered to connect to my DAW

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