Presonus

AUDIOBOX1818VSL Advanced 18x18 USB 2.0 Recording Interface

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  • $399.99
  • Regular price $629.95


Features:

A professional recording system you can grow with:

When youre recording a full band, you need an interface with enough I/O to handle the challenge. For these sessions, the AudioBox 1818VSL USB 2.0 audio/MIDI interface has you covered with six mic/line inputs and two mic/instruments inputs, each with a crystal-clear, high-headroom XMAX preamp. Want to track the whole band at once and send to multiple sets of monitors, headphone amps, and outboard gear? Connect a PreSonus DigiMaxTM D8 or DigiMax DP88 8-channel preamp/converter via ADAT Optical and a digital device via S/PDIF for a total of 18 inputs and 18 outputs.

XMAX preamps + 96 kHz sampling = great sound:

The AudioBox 1818VSL records and plays back at sampling rates up to 96 kHz, with remarkably low noise. It features the same Class A XMAX microphone preamplifiers as our StudioLive AI mixers, which are found in recording studios and live venues the world over. The result is clean, pure, audiophile-quality sound.

A versatile solution for almost any studio:

The AudioBox 1818VSLs two combo mic/instrument and six combo mic/line inputs make it extremely versatile, enabling you to use it with microphones, guitars, keyboards, DJ gear, and more. But thats just the start: The 1818VSL is loaded with features that make it suitable for almost any studio situation and on the road.

World-class recording software included:

Seamlessly integrated with the included PreSonus Studio One 3 Artist DAW, the AudioBox 1818VSL interface works with virtually all Mac and Windows audio-recording software. Built by creative people for creative music production, Studio One 3 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.

Designed for the studio. Built for the road:

Whether you're just getting into recording or are a veteran producer who wants to go mobile, the AudioBox 1818VSL will give you great sound in a rugged chassis that's ready to hit the road when you are. The perfect companion for any recording software, the AudioBox 1818VSL comes equipped with Studio One Artist to provide you with a complete recording solution right out of the box. Check out the AudioBox 1818VSL and Studio One at your favorite PreSonus dealer.

Features: Input/Output:

  • 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
  • MIDI In/Out
  • 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)
  • Digitalia:
  • 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)
  • Physical:
  • 1U rack-mountable
    • Road-rugged construction with all-metal chassis and metal knobs
  • Weighs 4.6 Lbs. (2.1 kg)
  • 18 VDC external power supply (included)
  • Included Software?:
  • Studio One Artist license included, PreSonus revolutionary digital audio workstation for Mac and Windows, with unlimited track count and 2 GB content
  • Computer system requirements: Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for the AudioBox 1818VSL: Windows:
  • Windows 7x 64/x86 SP1 or Windows 8/8.1 x64/x86 or Windows 10 x64/x86
  • Intel CoreTM 2 processor (Intel CoreTM i3 processor or better recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
  • 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 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
  • * Please Note: Starting with OS X 10.11, Apple has restricted kernel level mixing access for third party vendors. This means that the included VSL software will no longer function on Mac operating systems beyond version 10.10. On OS X version 10.11 or higher, AudioBox VSL devices will only operate as low-latency, class-complaint audio interfaces.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. Technical Specifications: Microphone Inputs:
  • Connector Type: Combo, XLR, female, balanced
  • Mic Preamp EIN: -133 dB, 20 kHz BW, max gain, Rs=40O, A-wtd
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 22 kHz, °±0.25 dB, unity gain
  • THD+N: 0.002%, +4 dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain, 22 kHz BW, A-wtd
  • S/N Ratio: 97 dB, +4 dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain, 22 kHz BW, A-wtd
  • Gain Control Range: -15 dB to +65 dB
  • Input Max Headroom: +16 dBu, < 0.5% THD
  • Input Impedance: 1.7 kO
  • Phantom Power: +48 VDC, 32 mA total unit
  • Line Inputs:
  • Connector Type: Combo, ¼" TRS, female, balanced
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 22 kHz, °±0.25 dB, unity gain
  • THD+N: 0.002%, +4 dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain, 22 kHz BW, A-wtd
  • S/N Ratio: 98 dB, +4 dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain, 22 kHz BW, A-wtd
  • Gain Control Range: -20 dB to +20 dB
  • Input Max Headroom: +21 dBu, < 0.5% THD
  • Input Impedance: 10 kO
  • Instrument Inputs:
  • Connector Type: Combo, ¼" TS, female, unbalanced
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 22 kHz, °±0.25 dB, unity gain
  • THD+N: 0.003%, +4 dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain, 22 kHz BW, A-wtd
  • S/N Ratio: 89 dB, +4 dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain, 22 kHz BW, A-wtd
  • Gain Control Range: -30 dB to +50 dB
  • Input Max Headroom: +21 dBu, < 0.5% THD
  • Input Impedance: 1 MO
  • Analog Outputs:
  • Connector Type: ¼" TRS, female, impedance balanced
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 22 kHz, °±0.25 dB
  • THD+N: 0.003%, 1 kHz, 22 kHz BW, A-wtd
  • S/N Ratio: 109 dB, 1 kHz, 22 kHz BW, A-wtd
  • Output Level: +10 dBu, <0.5% THD
  • Output Impedance: 51O
  • Headphone Outputs:
  • Connector Type: ¼" TRS, female, stereo
  • Maximum Power: 120 mW/ch @ 60O load
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz, °±0.5 dB, max gain
  • THD+N: 0.01%, 1 kHz, max gain, 20 kHz BW, A-wtd
  • S/N Ratio: 96 dB, 1 kHz, max gain, 20 kHz BW, A-wtd
  • Digital:
  • ADC Dynamic Range: 114 dB, 48 kHz, A-wtd
  • DAC Dynamic Range: 114 dB, 48 kHz, A-wtd
  • 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
  • ADAT Optical I/O: ToslinkTM connectors, ADAT/SMUX formats
  • S/PDIF I/O: RCA female connectors
  • Word Clock Output: BNC connector, 4.5 Vpp @ 75O load
  • MIDI I/O: 5-pin DIN connectors
  • Power:
  • External Power Adapter: +18 VDC, 2.6A, center-positive
  • Connector Type: Barrel: 5.5 mm OD, 2.1 mm ID, 9.5 mm length
  • Physical:
  • Dimensions: 1U rackmount
  • Height: 1.75" (44.45 mm)
  • Depth: 5.5" (139.7 mm)
  • Width: 19" (482.6 mm)
  • Weight: 4.6 Lbs. (2.1 kg)


  • Model: AUDIOBOX1818VSL
    Manufacturer: Presonus