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PreSonus AudioBox 44VSL USB 2.0 Recording System

USB 2.0 4 x 4 Recording System
Part No: AUDIOBOX44VSL

The PreSonus AudioBox 44VSL is a fully integrated USB 2.0 and MIDI interface that gives you real-time, low latency effects and both mic/line and mic/instument inputs at a low price!

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Product Description

Details

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.

Using your computer CPU and PreSonus Virtual StudioLive (VSL) software, AudioBox VSL-series interfaces provide reverb and delay effects and the same Fat Channel compression, limiting, semi-parametric EQ, and high-pass filter, as the PreSonus StudioLive™ 16.0.2 digital mixer—all with inaudible latency.

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!

And you can do it simply and easily, with no hardware mixer, no outboard effects rack, and minimal wiring, thanks to the tight integration between PreSonus hardware and software.

To top it off, while the classic PreSonus AudioBox USB is a fine-sounding unit, the new AudioBox VSL series sounds even better, with 24-bit, 96 kHz recording and top-of-the-line PreSonus XMAX™ preamps. 

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.

Specifications

Additional Information

Specification

Computer system requirements:

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for the AudioBox 44VSL:

 

Windows

  • Windows® 7 x64/x32 SP1, Windows 8 x64/x32
  • Intel® Core™ Duo or AMD Athlon™ X2 processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X4 or better recommended)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 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

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.

 

Microphone Inputs

  • Connector Type: Combo, XLR, female, balanced
  • Mic Preamp EIN: -133 dB, 20 kHz BW, max gain, Rs=40Ω, 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 kΩ
  • 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 kΩ

 

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 MΩ

 

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: 51Ω

 

Headphone Outputs

  • Connector Type: ¼” TRS, female, stereo
  • Maximum Power: 120 mW/ch @ 60Ω 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
  • MIDI I/O: 5-pin DIN connectors

 

Power

  • External Power Adapter: +12 VDC, 1 A, center-positive (included)
  • Connector Type: Barrel:  5.5 mm OD, 2.1 mm ID, 9.5 mm length

 

Physical

  • Dimensions: 1/2U rack-mount (with standard rack tray, not included)
  • Height: 1.75” (44.45 mm)
  • Depth: 5.5” (139.7 mm)
  • Width: 9.5” (241.3 mm)
  • Road-rugged construction with all-metal chassis and metal knobs
  • Weight: 2.6 lb. (1.2 kg)

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