PreSonus AudioBox USB 96
PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 overview from GAK
Aspiring players, singers, podcasters and producers rejoice! The AudioBox USB 96 is here to accommodate your recording needs at home, in the studio and on the move! A heavy-duty, steel chassis, two-channel USB 2.0 bus powered audio interface weighing in at just 5lbs? That is correct.
Compatible for PC and Mac, this user-friendly portable audio interface from PreSonus provides you with dual combo mic/instrument inputs powered by Class A mic preamps, combined this with its 48V+ phantom power and you can be sure that any mic, guitar or instrument you plug into this thing will spring to life. Additionally, utilize the rear-facing MIDI/IO input to also incorporate your Synths and MIDI controllers.
Experience zero-latency during recording and playback thanks to internal mixer monitoring and a super loud adjustable-level headphone input, so no matter the environment you find yourself recording, you can always closely monitor and adjust your levels whilst using the individual channel trim controls and main output level control!
Record high-quality 24-bit, 96kHz audio straight into the fantastic Presonus Studio One© Artist, included free of charge with the USB 96! This incredibly user-friendly DAW will allow you to record, arrange, edit and mix entire tracks, podcasts and more with ease. Furthermore, you will have access to a wide-range of FX, EQ’s, instruments and more available via the Studio Magic Plug-In Suite, which can be downloaded with the purchase of the USB 96.
The USB 96 may only be 5lbs in weight but its steel chassis ensures it can take a beating, fitting easily into your bag due to its compact frame, we were impressed by the refined look of the unit and the clear strength of its build, this interface is ideal if you find yourself recording on the move!
I’m a beginner, is the set up for this interface quick and easy?
The UBS 96 is incredibly quick and simple to set up and begin using, start by installing the included Studio One Artist DAW onto your computer or laptop to capture your recordings, this takes very little time. Then Plug the unit into your laptop via the included USB 2.0 cable and the bus powered unit will jolt in action. From here take your microphone or instrument and simply connect via XLR, ¼ Jack or MIDI cable via the front and rear facing inputs and you are ready to go, it’s that easy!
Can this interface record more than just guitar and microphones?
Yes, thanks to the USB 96's two combo mic/instrument inputs plus the rear facing MIDI/IO input, you can record a multitude of instruments, synths, MIDI controllers and more, not just your standard microphone/guitar setup!
Can I go from a bare-recording to a finished song with this product?
Yes, thanks to the inclusion of the PreSonus' Studio One Artist DAW (worth £85.00) you can record direct into this user-friendly production software and continue on to edit, arrange and mix your final track utilising cutting edge plug-ins, instruments, effects and mix tools.
- 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, low-noise, high-headroom mic preamplifiers
- 48V phantom power
- Zero-latency monitoring via internal analog mixer
- Headphone jack with level control
- Includes Studio One 3 Artist DAW software and 6+ GB of third-party resources
- 1/3U rack-mountable