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High-quality pres and pro-grade A/D conversion turn your laptop into a powerful recording rig.

The PreSonus AudioBox USB 2x2 USB recording system is an excellent solution for achieving high-quality, professional-sounding recordings no matter where you are. The AudioBox USB is a USB bus-powered audio recording interface loaded with 2 microphone/instrument inputs with 48V phantom power, 2 balanced TRS outputs, and MIDI I/O so you can stay portable without sacrificing your sound. The AudioBox USB also comes with Studio One Artist music creation and production software which has the same platform and intuitive interface as Studio One Pro but with an unlimited track count so you can start recording right out of the box.

PreSonus Audio has won numerous awards for designing quality microphone preamplifiers for all price levels. The AudioBox USB is loaded with preamps that deliver high headroom, low noise, and high gain to give you pure, full, and rich sound. Most USB recording devices operate at a 16-bit sample rate and use converters with dynamic ranges of less than 90dB which gives you a pinched and relatively small sound. The AudioBox USB, however, uses professional-grade analog to digital converters with a dynamic range of 102dB and 24-bit sample rate so that the digital conversion is big, quiet, and musical, making it one of the best sounding USB bus-powered interface on the market.

The AudioBox USB is bus-powered giving you the flexibility you need with no wall warts, line lumps, or power cables. Just plug in to a powered USB port and you are ready to record. The AudioBox USB is housed in an all-metal chassis with metal knobs able to withstand the rigors of travel and your touring adventures. Just toss the AudioBox USB in your laptop bag and mobilize your music creation and production. Whether you're recording your shows, creating a mix on the plane, or writing songs in your hotel room, the AudioBox is ready to go.

PreSonus AudioBox USB 2X2 USB Recording System Features:

  • 24-bit/44.1, 48k USB audio recording interface
    2 Class A XMAX microphone/instrument preamplifiers
    48V phantom power
    2 balanced TRS outputs
    MIDI input/output
    Powered via USB
    Studio One Artist Software:
    Elegant, single-window work environment
    Powerful drag-and-drop functionality
    Unlimited audio tracks, MIDI tracks, virtual instruments, buses, and FX channels
    Content browser with convenient sort options and preview player
    Automatic delay compensation
    Advanced automation
    32-bit audio processing
    Easy-to-use sidechain routing
    Stunning virtual instruments
    User-friendly sampler
    Most intuitive MIDI-mapping system available
    Realtime audio timestretching and resampling
    K-System metering
    Compatible with any ASIO-, Windows Audio-, or Core Audio-compliant audio interface
    Works with key commands from Pro Tools, Cubase, and Logic.
    Native Effects 32-bit effects library with 20 dynamics processors, reverbs, modulations effects, amp simulators, etc.
    Ampire - Amplifier-Modeling
    Auto Filter - Envelope Filter
    Beat Delay - Tempo-Synchronized Delay
    Binaural Pan - Stereo Panning Effect
    Channel Strip - Dynamics Processing and Equalizer
    Chorus - Mono/Stereo Chorus
    Compressor - Mono/Stereo Variable Compressor
    Flanger - Stereo/Mono Flanger
    Limiter - Mono/Stereo Limiter
    Mixtool - Phase and MS Utility
    MixVerb - Mono/Stereo Reverb
    Phase Meter phase-correlation analysis
    Phaser mono/stereo phaser
    Pro EQ 7-band parametric EQ
    Red Light Distortion distortion processor
    Room Reverb stereo/mono room reverb
    Spectrum Meter frequency analyzer
    Tricomp 3-band compressor
    Tuner instrument tuner
    X-Trem mono/stereo tremolo
    Four virtual instruments
    Impact Sample Trigger Drum Instrument with 32 drum kits by Ueberschall
    Presence Sample Player Virtual Instrument with 200 sampled instruments by Digital Sound Factory
    SampleOne Sampler Virtual Instrument
    Mojito Analog-Modeling Subtractive Synthesizer
    Native Instruments Kore Player with 150 instruments
    Native Instruments Guitar Rig LE
    Nearly 1,400 drum loops (1.4GB) by Bandmate Loops


PreSonus AudioBox USB 2X2 USB Recording System Specifications:

  • System Requirements
    Windows
    OS: Microsoft Windows XP or Vista
    Peripherals: Powered USB 1.1 or 2.0 port
    CPU/Clock: Pentium or Athlon at 900MHz or higher recommended
    Memory (RAM): 512MB or higher recommended

    Macintosh
    OS: OS-X version 10.3.7 or later
    Peripherals: Powered USB 1.1 or 2.0 port
    CPU/Clock: PowerPC G4/800MHz or higher recommended
    Memory (RAM): 512MB or higher recommended

    Note: 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) that you might experience while monitoring audio or MIDI signals.

    System Requirements for Studio One Artist
    Mac: Mac OS X 10.4.11 or Mac OS X 10.5.2 or higher, PowerPC G4 1.25 GHz or Intel Core Solo 1.5 GHz processor, 1GB RAM
    Recommended: PowerPC G5 or better or Intel Core Duo or Intel Xeon processor or better, 2GB or more RAM
    Win: Windows XP or Vista, Intel Pentium 4 1.6GHz processor or AMD Athlon 64 (Turion), 1GB RAM
    Recommended: Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz EM64T or better or AMD Athlon 64 3000+ or better, 2GB or more RAM
    Windows and Macintosh Systems: Internet connection, DVD-ROM drive, a monitor resolution no lower than 1024x768 pixels

    Microphone Preamp
    Type: XLR female balanced
    Frequency response (±3.0 dB): 14Hz to 70kHz
    Input impedance (balanced): 1200 ohms
    THD+N (unwtd, 1kHz at +4 dBu output, unity gain): < 0.008%
    EIN (A-weighted, 55dB Gain, 150 ohms Input, 20Hz to 22kHz): -115 dBu
    S/N ratio (Unity Gain, Ref. = +4 dBu, 20Hz to 22kHz): > 95 dB
    Common mode rejection ratio (1kHz, 55dB gain): > 45 dB
    Gain control range (±1dB): 0dB to 35dB
    Max input level (unity gain, 1 kHz at 0.5% THD+N): -3 dBu
    Phantom power (±2 VDC): +48 VDC

    Instrument Input
    Type: 1/4"
    TRS female unbalanced input impedance: 0.5 megohm

    Line Outputs
    Type: 1/4" TRS
    Balanced output impedance: 51 megohms

    Headphone Output
    Type: 1/4" TRS active stereo
    Maximum output: 60 mW/Ch at 60 ohm load
    Frequency Response: (±1.0 dB): 20Hz — 30kHz

    MIDI I/O
    Type: Dual 5-pin female DIN

    Digital Audio
    ADC dynamic range (Awtd, 48kHz sample rate): 102dB
    DAC dynamic range (Awtd, 48kHz sample rate): 110dB
    Bit depth: 24
    Reference level for 0dBFS: +4 dBu
    Internal sample frequency selections (kHz): 44.1, 48


PreSonus AudioBox USB 2X2 USB Recording System

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  • Very Good Product

    As reviewed by Ramon Clemons on 2/13/2010

    This is a very nice product.. i was going to get the mbox but did not have enough cash for it.So the tech guy suggested this instead and it preforms excellent!! Very Easy to use plug and play!! very strong!!I like to do my music on the go and it goes everywere with me and my laptop! If your low in money but wanting top quality i suggest this usb driver.. one of the best things is that it becomes your sound card and the quality it produces will blow your mind!! Get it and make music everywere!!!!

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful.
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  • Awesome interface

    As reviewed by JR on 6/4/2010

    I bought this interface for my live rig. Operating a laptop with plugs. CPU usage absolutly had to as minimul as possible. No complaints about this unit. USB powered. Drivers are very non-parasitic to the CPU usage. MIDI in and out is a very convienient feature. Very pleased. I have a Presonus 1394 in the studio that I've been using for about 8 months now and its been flawless. Presonus makes good products, you just have to pay attenion to the system requirements before you buy.

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful.
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  • Read before buying this part 2

    As reviewed by Noah on 1/10/2011

    Sorry I just thought of some other good things about this product. It has ZERO LATENCY ISSUES! :D Which is really good. So it records what is played and doesn't throw it off timing. And I was also working on a project last night and decided that if you record your keyboard , or whatever it is, quieter, then double it and boost the volume in your DAW, You get a more professional sound. So all in all it just takes some tweaking, then once you figure it all out it'll sound good.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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