PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL Advanced 18x18 USB 2.0 Recording System The flagship in PreSonus' new generation of USB 2.0 audio/MIDI interfaces, the AudioBox 1818VSL takes hardware/software integration to the next level and delivers a combination of features, audio quality, and value that is unprecedented in this product category. Using your computer CPU and PreSonus Virtual StudioLive™ (VSL) software, AudioBox VSL-series interfaces provide reverb and 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. It's a great choice for project studios, performing bands, school music labs, and a wide variety of corporate installations and other contractor applications. This is a pro product all the way, with 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! 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. 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. 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 studio monitors, you'll hear the original sound slightly before the processed signal, which is very disorienting. That much delay might be acceptable for live gigs, where the band is playing together in an ambient space that has natural delay. But you can't record that way in the studio. 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. And if you like what you hear, you can record with AudioBox VSL-series effects, too! These are the same high-quality StudioLive 16.0.2 Fat Channel dynamics processors and EQs that professional musicians, engineers, and producers record with every day.
|UPC (Universal Product Code)||00673454001277|
|MPN (manufacturer part number)||AUDIOBOX 1818 VSL|
|Features||-24-bit / 96 kHz 18x18 USB 2.0 recording interface -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 +3|
|Specs||Computer system requirements: Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for the AudioBox 1818VSL. -Windows Windows Vista, Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit) Intel Pentium 4 1.6 GHz processor or AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (Turion) (2.8 GHz or faster recommended) 1 GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended) -Macintosh Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later (32- and 64-bit) Intel Core 1 Solo 1.5 GHz processor (Intel Core Duo or Intel Xeon processor recommended) 1 GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended) -Windows and Macintosh Systems USB 2.0 Port Internet connection recommended DVD-ROM drive (required to install Studio One Artist) -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 - 20 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, 10 mA total -Line Inputs Connector Type Combo, ¼" TS, female, unbalanced Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 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 - 20 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, 0 dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain, 20 kHz BW, unwtd 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 - 20 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 -Power External Power Adapter +18 VDC, 2.6A, center-positive Connector Type 5.5 mm OD, 2.1 mm ID, 9.5 mm length -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 Latency 2.8 ms - 6 ms, analog in to out ADAT Optical I/O Toslink™ connectors, ADAT/SMUX formats S/PDIF I/O RCA female connectors Word Clock Output BNC connector, 4.5 Vpp @ 75Ω load MIDI I/O 5-pin DIN connectors -Physical 1U rack-mountable Road-rugged construction with all-metal chassis and metal knobs Weight 4.6 lb. (2.1 kg) 18 VDC external power supply (included)|