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PreSonus AudioBox 44 VSL
Item Id: AUDIOBOX44VSL
PreSonus AudioBox 44 VSL
PreSonus AudioBox 44 VSL
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The AudioBox 44VSL is the second model in a new generation of PreSonus USB 2.0 audio/MIDI interfaces that take hardware/software integration to the logical next step.
 
Furthermore, thanks to the power of VSL, the AudioBox 44VSL includes an 8x4 software mixer. As a result, with just an AudioBox 44VSL and your laptop or other computer running VSL, you can mix a studio session or a live show featuring, say, a guitar duo with vocals, a small band, a DJ rig with mixer and stereo synthesizer, or a panel discussion—all while monitoring and recording with or without real-time effects!
 
What’s so great about effects and processing on monitors?

Tracking without hearing effects and signal processing is like playing a video game with your eyes closed. Musicians rely on aural cues when performing, and their performance can vary depending on what they hear in their monitors.

Adding just the right amount of compression, EQ, and reverb can make a huge difference in their ability to hear themselves clearly and to experience their performance as if it occurred in a natural space rather than in the artificial sonic environment of the studio. The result is a better performance and ultimately a better recording.
 
Overcoming the Latency Problem

You have plenty of effects plug-ins for your DAW, but processing audio with a DAW takes more time than you might think. True, we’re talking milliseconds, but it’s long enough that if you put DAW effects in your monitors, you’ll either hear the original sound slightly before the processed signal, or play a note on your instrument and have to wait a moment to hear the result of your action. Both of which are very disorienting.

Fortunately, our engineering wizards have dramatically reduced processing delay in the AudioBox VSL series. The result: dynamics processing, EQ, reverb, and effects that feel real, with no audible delay.

Top 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
  • 2 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
  • 4 balanced ¼” auxiliary (L/R) line outputs
  • 1 stereo ¼” headphone output with level control
  • MIDI In/Out
  • 1 USB 2.0 port
  • Meters, Controls, and Features
    • True +48V phantom power for condenser microphones (global)
    • Mixer control (blends the input signal with the computer playback stream for zero-latency analog monitoring)
    • Main-output level control
    • Power/USB sync LED
    • LED clip indicator for each channel
    • Mix, adjust input and playback-returns levels, and add effects and signal processing from your laptop or other computer
  • 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)
    • Zero-latency analog monitoring with playback/input Mix control knob
    • 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
    • 1/2U rack-mountable (screw-mount to standard rack tray, not included)
    • Road-rugged construction with all-metal chassis and metal knobs
    • Weighs 2.6 lb. (1.2 kg)
    • 12 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
      • 8x4 DSP mixer
      • StudioLive™16.0.2 Fat Channel compressor, limiter, expander, high-pass filter, and semi-parametric EQ for each analog 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.
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