Presonus AUDIOBOX1818VSL

Advanced 18 x 18 USB Recording System

Order Code: AUDIOBOX1818VSL
Our Price: $599.00

If you've followed Factory Sound for a while, you'll already know we admire Presonus. Their flagship USB 2.0 audio/MIDI interface, AudioBox 1818VSL, takes hardware/software integration up a notch with a swank combination of features, audio quality, and value. High-end 24-bit, 96 kHz converters; Class A XMAX preamps; ADAT optical I/O; S/PDIF coaxial I/O; word-clock output; and MIDI I/O, housed in a heavy-duty, rack-mount metal chassis.

Furthermore, thanks to the power of VSL, the AudioBox 1818VSL includes a 26x8 software mixer. As a result, with just an AudioBox 1818VSL and your laptop or other computer, you can mix a studio session or live show featuring a full band - all while monitoring and recording with or without real-time effects.

2 convenient front-panel mic/instrument combo inputs and 6 front-panel mic/line combo inputs, true 48V phantom power (switchable in 2 banks), and 8 line-level outputs. ADAT Optical I/O provides 8 more channels of input and output. S/PDIF coaxial digital I/O adds 2 more channels, bringing the total to 18 audio input channels and 18 output channels.

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2 dual-purpose, front-panel, mic/instrument input channels with:
     Combo XLR mic and balanced ¼" instrument input
     Class A XMAX™ mic / instrument preamp
     Individual channel-trim controls with 0 to +35 dBu mic gain range
6 dual-purpose, front-panel, mic/line input channels with:
     Combo XLR mic and balanced ¼" line input
     Class A XMAX™ mic preamp
     Individual channel-trim controls with 0 to +35 dBu mic gain range
2 balanced ¼” main (L/R) line outputs
8 balanced ¼” auxiliary (L/R) line outputs
8 channels ADAT optical input and output (at 44.1 or 48 kHz; 4 channels at 88.2 or 96 kHz)
2 channels (stereo) S/PDIF coaxial input and output
1 stereo ¼” headphone output with level control
1 BNC word-clock output
1 USB 2.0 port

Meters, Controls, and Features
True +48V phantom power for condenser microphones (switchable in two banks for channels 1-4 and 5-8)
Main-output level control
Power/USB sync LED
LED clip indicator for each channel
L/R main output meter (dual 7-segment LED ladder)

24-bit resolution and 44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96 kHz sampling rate
Professional-grade A/D/A converters (+114 dBu dynamic range)
Mac®- and Windows®-compatible, including Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and Windows 7
Supports ASIO, Core Audio, Direct Sound (Windows XP), Windows Audio Session API (Windows Vista and Windows 7)

1U rack-mountable
Road-rugged construction with all-metal chassis and metal knobs
Weight: 2.1 kg
18 VDC external power supply (included)

Bundled Software
Virtual StudioLive™ (VSL) ultra-low-latency control and effects software for Mac® and Windows®; manages:
     Near-zero-latency monitoring with extensive signal processing
     26 x 8 DSP mixer
     StudioLive™16.0.2 Fat Channel compressor, limiter, expander, high-pass filter, and semi-parametric EQ for each input, and analog output and its DAW return
     2 stereo effects buses with reverb and delay
     More than 50 Fat Channel DSP presets for enhancing instrument and vocal recordings
Studio One® Artist 2
     PreSonus’ revolutionary digital audio workstation for Mac and Windows, with unlimited track count and 10+ GB of third-party resources. With Studio One's Nimbit® extension, you can immediately start selling your music.
AB1818VSL Remote (free from the Apple App Store)
     Provides iPad® remote control over Virtual StudioLive Software