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.
The MXL 440/441 is a beautiful microphone ensemble designed to complement a wide variety of vocal and instrument applications. The 440 studio condenser microphone combines a FET preamp with an electrically-balanced output and delivers an uncompromised tonal quality perfect for all studio applications. The MXL 441 instrument microphone delivers the dynamic range required in the most demanding instrument applications and is perfect for use on the road as well as on acoustic instruments and overhead studio drums.
(1) PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL
(1) USB Cable
(1) USA Power Plug
(1) Studio One Artist Installation Disc
(1) Virtual Studio Live Software Installation Disc
(1) User Guide
(1) MXL 440
(1) MXL 441
(2) Mic Stand Adapters
(1) Carrying Case
(1) User Guide
(2) 20' XLR Cables
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:
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