PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL Recording Interface w/ Audix FP7 Drum Mic Kit & XLR Cables

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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.


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.


Versatile and portable, the AudioBox 1818VSL offers 2 convenient front-panel mic/instrument combo inputs and 6 front-panel mic/instrument combo inputs, true 48V phantom power (switchable in 2 banks), and 8 line-level outputs. ADAT optical I/O provides 8 more channels of input and output (at 44.1 or 48 kHz; 4 channels at 88.1 or 96 kHz). S/PDIF coaxial digital I/O adds 2 more channels, bringing the total to 18 audio input channels and 18 output channels.


F5 Snare, Timbale, Guitar Cabinet Microphone

The F5 is characterized with a hypercardioid pickup pattern for isolation and feedback control and is equipped with a LM™ Type A (Low Mass) diaphragm for natural, accurate sound reproduction. The F5 is sturdy, compact and easy to position. With a wide frequency response of 55Hz - 15kHz, the F5 provides clear, accurate, natural sound reproduction without having to rely on EQ. Other features include roadworthy construction, precision cast zinc alloy body, steel mesh grill, black coat finish, laser etched model number, gold XLR connector and a heavy duty nylon mic clip.

F2 Rack Toms, Floor Toms, Conga Microphone

The F2 is characterized with a hypercardioid pickup pattern for isolation and feedback control and is equipped with a LM™ Type A (Low Mass) diaphragm for natural, accurate sound reproduction. The F2 is lightweight, compact and easy to position, with a wide frequency response of 52Hz - 15kHz and the ability to handle sound pressure levels of 139 dB. Other features include roadworthy construction, a precision cast zinc alloy body, black coat finish, laser etched model, steel mesh grill, gold XLR connector and a tension-fit heavy duty nylon mic clip.

F6 Kick Drum, Cajon, Djembe, Bass Cabinet Microphone

The F6, which is characterized with a hypercardioid pickup pattern for isolation and feedback control, is equipped with a LM™ Type A (Low Mass) diaphragm for natural, accurate sound reproduction. The F6 is lightweight, compact and easy to position. With a wide frequency response of 40Hz - 16kHz and the ability to handle sound pressure levels of 140 dB, the F6 is an excellent choice for miking kick drum and instruments requiring extended low frequency reproduction such as large toms and bass cabinets, leslie bottom, cajon. Roadworthy construction includes a precision cast zinc alloy body, black coat finish, laser etched model and serial number, steel mesh grill, gold XLR connector and a tension-fit heavy duty nylon mic clip.

F9 Overheads, Cymbals, High-Hat, Snare Bottom Microphone

The F9 is a professional pre-polarized condenser microphone used for stage and studio applications. The F9 is known for its clear, accurate response particularly in the upper frequency range. The F9 features a 16mm pre-polarized capsule with gold vapor diaphragm and a frequency response of 40Hz - 20kHz. The F9 is easy to position, durable and manufactured with high standards and tight tolerances. Roadworthy construction includes a precision cast zinc alloy body, black coat finish, laser etched model number, steel mesh grill, gold XLR connector and a tension-fit heavy duty nylon mic clip.

SKU PRE-AUDIOBOX1818VSL-KIT05
MPN AUDIOBOX1818VSL-KIT05
Features

Recording bands and project-studio owners will love the revolutionary 18- channel, rack-mount AudioBox™ 1818VSL! It has the power of an 18x18 StudioLive digital mixer, including signal processing with near-zero latency and the same high-end pro audio quality, including high-headroom XMAX™ Class A preamps. Plus delay, reverb, and a complete StudioLive™ 16.0.2 Fat Channel for compression, limiting, downward expansion, parametric EQ, and high-pass filter on all inputs and playback streams. These effects are so good that you can print them to disk or route them through your P.A. onstage! The 1818VSL sports 2 mic/instrument inputs and 6 mic/line inputs with high- headroom XMAX™ preamps, 8-channel ADAT I/O, 2 effects buses, and more. It comes with PreSonus’ Studio One® Artist DAW (Mac/Windows) and is compatible with virtually any recording software. And with free AB1818VSL Remote, it can be controlled from an iPad®!


PreSonus has raised the bar high for audio interfaces with the introduction of the AudioBox 22VSL, AudioBox 44VSL, and AudioBox 1818VSL. For the first time, you can get a compact, rack-mountable USB 2.0 interface with tightly integrated software that provides the dynamics processing and EQ of a StudioLive-series mixer with latency so low that you can record and monitor with effects in real time.


PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL Features:
  • 24-bit / 96 kHz 18x18 USB 2.0 recording interface
  • 2 dual-purpose, front-panel, mic/instrument input channels
  • 6 dual-purpose, front-panel, mic/line input channels
  • True +48V phantom power for condenser microphones (switchable in two banks for channels 1-4 and 5-8)
  • Headphone jack with level control
  • Main-output level control
  • Power/USB sync LED
  • LED clip indicator for each channel
  • L/R main output meter (dual 7-segment LED ladder)
  • Mix, adjust input and playback-returns levels, and add effects and signal processing from your laptop or other computer
  • Studio One Artist digital audio workstation software included
  • Virtual StudioLive (VSL) control software included

The Audix FP7 7-Piece Fusion Drum Microphone Package is a 7-piece microphone kit, designed to cover the gamut of drum and percussion instruments. Ideal for both live sound and recording applications; the FP7 package is delivered with some of the best microphones the Fusion series has to offer. The package also includes all mounting accessories and a foam-lined carrying case.


Audix FP7, 7-Piece Fusion Drum Microphone Package Features:
  • All-in-one solution for drum miking
  • Instrument-specific mics for optimal results
  • Rugged Audix quality
  • Aluminum carrying case
Specifications
AUDIX FP4 Specifications
Audix F2 Microphone
Application: Rack toms, floor tom, congas, djembe, bongos and timbales, bass cabs, and brass
Features: Tailored frequency response,upper mid-range attack and clarity
Transducer Type: Dynamic
Frequency Type: 52 Hz - 15 kHz
Polar Pattern: Hypercardioid
Output Impedance: 580 ohms
Sensitivity: 2 mV / Pa @ 1k
Maximum SPL: 139 dB
Off-axis Rejection: >20 dB
Power Requirements: None
Housing/Finish: Cast Zinc Alloy / Black Coat
Weight: 247 g / 8.7 ounces
Audix F5 Microphone
Application: Snare drum, bongos, timbales, guitar cabs, and general purpose acoustic instruments
Features: Tailored frequency response, upper mid-range attack and clarity
Transducer Type: Dynamic
Frequency Type: 55 Hz - 15 kHz
Polar Pattern: Hypercardioid
Output Impedance: 580 ohms
Sensitivity: 22 mV / Pa @ 1k
Maximum SPL: 137 dB
Off-axis Rejection: >20 dB
Power Requirements: None
Housing/Finish: Cast Zinc Alloy / Black Coat
Weight: 283 g / 10 ounces
Audix F6 Microphone
Application: Kick drum, cajon, and other low frequency instruments
Features: Tailored frequency response, low-end punch and mid-range clarity
Transducer Type: Dynamic
Frequency Type: 40 Hz - 16 kHz
Polar Pattern: Hypercardioid
Output Impedance: 580 ohms
Sensitivity: 0.6 mV / Pa @ 1k
Maximum SPL: 140 dB
Off-axis Rejection: >23 dB
Power Requirements: None
Housing/Finish: Cast Zinc Alloy / Black Coat
Weight: 311 g / 11 ounces
Audix F9 Microphone
Application: Cymbals, overheads, high hat, goodie table, audience mic
Features: Multi-purpose instrument microphone, captures high frequencies, easy to position, roadworthy construction
Transducer Type: Pre-polarized condenser
Frequency Type: 40 Hz - 20 kHz
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Output Impedance: 200 ohms
Sensitivity: 8 mV / Pa @ 1k
Maximum SPL: 137 dB
Off-axis Rejection: >24 dB
Power Requirements: None
Housing/Finish: Cast Zinc Alloy / Black Coat
Weight: 111 g / 4.37 ounces
System Requirements
PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL System Requirements:
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)
Package Contents

(1) PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL

(1) USB Cable

(1) USA Power Plug

[100-240V 50/60Hz]

(1) Studio One Artist Installation Disc

(1) Virtual Studio Live Software Installation Disc

(1) User Guide


Includes:

(1) Audix F5 Dynamic Microphone

(3) Audix F2 Dynamic Microphone

(1) Audix F6 Dynamic Microphone

(2) Audix F9 Condenser Microphone

(6) D-Cilps

(1) MC1 Clip

(1) Aluminum Carrying Case

(7) 20' XLR Cables

Warranty Details
Warranty Information

Product: Period:
PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL 1 Year
Audix FP5 Microphone Kit 5 Years (Dynamic Mics), 3 Years (Condenser Mics)

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Description

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.


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.


Versatile and portable, the AudioBox 1818VSL offers 2 convenient front-panel mic/instrument combo inputs and 6 front-panel mic/instrument combo inputs, true 48V phantom power (switchable in 2 banks), and 8 line-level outputs. ADAT optical I/O provides 8 more channels of input and output (at 44.1 or 48 kHz; 4 channels at 88.1 or 96 kHz). S/PDIF coaxial digital I/O adds 2 more channels, bringing the total to 18 audio input channels and 18 output channels.


F5 Snare, Timbale, Guitar Cabinet Microphone

The F5 is characterized with a hypercardioid pickup pattern for isolation and feedback control and is equipped with a LM™ Type A (Low Mass) diaphragm for natural, accurate sound reproduction. The F5 is sturdy, compact and easy to position. With a wide frequency response of 55Hz - 15kHz, the F5 provides clear, accurate, natural sound reproduction without having to rely on EQ. Other features include roadworthy construction, precision cast zinc alloy body, steel mesh grill, black coat finish, laser etched model number, gold XLR connector and a heavy duty nylon mic clip.

F2 Rack Toms, Floor Toms, Conga Microphone

The F2 is characterized with a hypercardioid pickup pattern for isolation and feedback control and is equipped with a LM™ Type A (Low Mass) diaphragm for natural, accurate sound reproduction. The F2 is lightweight, compact and easy to position, with a wide frequency response of 52Hz - 15kHz and the ability to handle sound pressure levels of 139 dB. Other features include roadworthy construction, a precision cast zinc alloy body, black coat finish, laser etched model, steel mesh grill, gold XLR connector and a tension-fit heavy duty nylon mic clip.

F6 Kick Drum, Cajon, Djembe, Bass Cabinet Microphone

The F6, which is characterized with a hypercardioid pickup pattern for isolation and feedback control, is equipped with a LM™ Type A (Low Mass) diaphragm for natural, accurate sound reproduction. The F6 is lightweight, compact and easy to position. With a wide frequency response of 40Hz - 16kHz and the ability to handle sound pressure levels of 140 dB, the F6 is an excellent choice for miking kick drum and instruments requiring extended low frequency reproduction such as large toms and bass cabinets, leslie bottom, cajon. Roadworthy construction includes a precision cast zinc alloy body, black coat finish, laser etched model and serial number, steel mesh grill, gold XLR connector and a tension-fit heavy duty nylon mic clip.

F9 Overheads, Cymbals, High-Hat, Snare Bottom Microphone

The F9 is a professional pre-polarized condenser microphone used for stage and studio applications. The F9 is known for its clear, accurate response particularly in the upper frequency range. The F9 features a 16mm pre-polarized capsule with gold vapor diaphragm and a frequency response of 40Hz - 20kHz. The F9 is easy to position, durable and manufactured with high standards and tight tolerances. Roadworthy construction includes a precision cast zinc alloy body, black coat finish, laser etched model number, steel mesh grill, gold XLR connector and a tension-fit heavy duty nylon mic clip.

SKU PRE-AUDIOBOX1818VSL-KIT05
MPN AUDIOBOX1818VSL-KIT05

Features

Features

Recording bands and project-studio owners will love the revolutionary 18- channel, rack-mount AudioBox™ 1818VSL! It has the power of an 18x18 StudioLive digital mixer, including signal processing with near-zero latency and the same high-end pro audio quality, including high-headroom XMAX™ Class A preamps. Plus delay, reverb, and a complete StudioLive™ 16.0.2 Fat Channel for compression, limiting, downward expansion, parametric EQ, and high-pass filter on all inputs and playback streams. These effects are so good that you can print them to disk or route them through your P.A. onstage! The 1818VSL sports 2 mic/instrument inputs and 6 mic/line inputs with high- headroom XMAX™ preamps, 8-channel ADAT I/O, 2 effects buses, and more. It comes with PreSonus’ Studio One® Artist DAW (Mac/Windows) and is compatible with virtually any recording software. And with free AB1818VSL Remote, it can be controlled from an iPad®!


PreSonus has raised the bar high for audio interfaces with the introduction of the AudioBox 22VSL, AudioBox 44VSL, and AudioBox 1818VSL. For the first time, you can get a compact, rack-mountable USB 2.0 interface with tightly integrated software that provides the dynamics processing and EQ of a StudioLive-series mixer with latency so low that you can record and monitor with effects in real time.


PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL Features:
  • 24-bit / 96 kHz 18x18 USB 2.0 recording interface
  • 2 dual-purpose, front-panel, mic/instrument input channels
  • 6 dual-purpose, front-panel, mic/line input channels
  • True +48V phantom power for condenser microphones (switchable in two banks for channels 1-4 and 5-8)
  • Headphone jack with level control
  • Main-output level control
  • Power/USB sync LED
  • LED clip indicator for each channel
  • L/R main output meter (dual 7-segment LED ladder)
  • Mix, adjust input and playback-returns levels, and add effects and signal processing from your laptop or other computer
  • Studio One Artist digital audio workstation software included
  • Virtual StudioLive (VSL) control software included

The Audix FP7 7-Piece Fusion Drum Microphone Package is a 7-piece microphone kit, designed to cover the gamut of drum and percussion instruments. Ideal for both live sound and recording applications; the FP7 package is delivered with some of the best microphones the Fusion series has to offer. The package also includes all mounting accessories and a foam-lined carrying case.


Audix FP7, 7-Piece Fusion Drum Microphone Package Features:
  • All-in-one solution for drum miking
  • Instrument-specific mics for optimal results
  • Rugged Audix quality
  • Aluminum carrying case

Specs

Specifications
AUDIX FP4 Specifications
Audix F2 Microphone
Application: Rack toms, floor tom, congas, djembe, bongos and timbales, bass cabs, and brass
Features: Tailored frequency response,upper mid-range attack and clarity
Transducer Type: Dynamic
Frequency Type: 52 Hz - 15 kHz
Polar Pattern: Hypercardioid
Output Impedance: 580 ohms
Sensitivity: 2 mV / Pa @ 1k
Maximum SPL: 139 dB
Off-axis Rejection: >20 dB
Power Requirements: None
Housing/Finish: Cast Zinc Alloy / Black Coat
Weight: 247 g / 8.7 ounces
Audix F5 Microphone
Application: Snare drum, bongos, timbales, guitar cabs, and general purpose acoustic instruments
Features: Tailored frequency response, upper mid-range attack and clarity
Transducer Type: Dynamic
Frequency Type: 55 Hz - 15 kHz
Polar Pattern: Hypercardioid
Output Impedance: 580 ohms
Sensitivity: 22 mV / Pa @ 1k
Maximum SPL: 137 dB
Off-axis Rejection: >20 dB
Power Requirements: None
Housing/Finish: Cast Zinc Alloy / Black Coat
Weight: 283 g / 10 ounces
Audix F6 Microphone
Application: Kick drum, cajon, and other low frequency instruments
Features: Tailored frequency response, low-end punch and mid-range clarity
Transducer Type: Dynamic
Frequency Type: 40 Hz - 16 kHz
Polar Pattern: Hypercardioid
Output Impedance: 580 ohms
Sensitivity: 0.6 mV / Pa @ 1k
Maximum SPL: 140 dB
Off-axis Rejection: >23 dB
Power Requirements: None
Housing/Finish: Cast Zinc Alloy / Black Coat
Weight: 311 g / 11 ounces
Audix F9 Microphone
Application: Cymbals, overheads, high hat, goodie table, audience mic
Features: Multi-purpose instrument microphone, captures high frequencies, easy to position, roadworthy construction
Transducer Type: Pre-polarized condenser
Frequency Type: 40 Hz - 20 kHz
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Output Impedance: 200 ohms
Sensitivity: 8 mV / Pa @ 1k
Maximum SPL: 137 dB
Off-axis Rejection: >24 dB
Power Requirements: None
Housing/Finish: Cast Zinc Alloy / Black Coat
Weight: 111 g / 4.37 ounces

Sys Req.

System Requirements
PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL System Requirements:
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)

Contents

Package Contents

(1) PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL

(1) USB Cable

(1) USA Power Plug

[100-240V 50/60Hz]

(1) Studio One Artist Installation Disc

(1) Virtual Studio Live Software Installation Disc

(1) User Guide


Includes:

(1) Audix F5 Dynamic Microphone

(3) Audix F2 Dynamic Microphone

(1) Audix F6 Dynamic Microphone

(2) Audix F9 Condenser Microphone

(6) D-Cilps

(1) MC1 Clip

(1) Aluminum Carrying Case

(7) 20' XLR Cables

Warranty

Warranty Details
Warranty Information

Product: Period:
PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL 1 Year
Audix FP5 Microphone Kit 5 Years (Dynamic Mics), 3 Years (Condenser Mics)

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