PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL – USB Audio Interface

$679.00

Description

High Channel Count at a Low Price from PreSonus

Check out the PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL USB audio interface. Whether you’re just getting started with recording or if you need more I/O than your interface gives you, the AudioBox 1818VSL is what you’re looking for. Eight sweet XMAX preamps give your mics and instruments a big, open sound that’s very impressive at this price! Extra ADAT and S/PDIF digital I/O gives you the flexibility you need to record up to 18 inputs at once. You also get 18 outputs for extra monitoring flexibility and external effects processing possibilities. And when you’ve got your sound dialed in you can start recording right away with the included PreSonus Studio One Artist software! 

If you’re just getting started with recording, the PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL will give you everything you need to hit the ground running – just add music! If you’ve been recording for a while and need to upgrade your existing interface for more I/O or better functionality, the AudioBox 1818VSL will not disappoint. No matter what kind of recording you do, the PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL USB audio interface will exceed your expectations!

PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL USB Audio Interface at a Glance:

  • Exceptional audio quality
  • Virtual StudioLive software for low-latency monitoring with effects
  • AudioBox 1.2 update adds USB 3.0 compatibility, plus more
  • PreSonus Studio One Artist DAW included
  • Wireless interface control from your iPad

Exceptional audio quality
From the XMAX microphone preamps to the high-resolution 24-bit/96kHz converters, the PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL’s audio quality belies its price. XMAX preamps run on 30V power rails, while most budget preamps run on 10V-18V. The higher voltage gives you more headroom and a richer overall sound. Whether you’re plugging in your favorite studio microphone or recording your guitar or bass direct, you’ll love the results you get with the AudioBox 1818VSL.

Virtual StudioLive software for low-latency monitoring with effects
The included Virtual StudioLive software gives your AudioBox 1818VSL the ability to provide reverb and delay effects for your monitor mixes, with near-zero latency. On top of that, the Virtual StudioLive software gives you the same Fat Channel compression, limiting, semi-parametric EQ, and highpass filter from the acclaimed PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2 digital mixer. Artists perform better when they’re listening to a top-notch headphone mix, and the AudioBox 1818VSL makes it easy.

AudioBox 1.2 update adds USB 3.0 compatibility, plus more
With the AudioBox 1.2 software update pushes the outstanding capabilities of your AudioBox 1818VSL even further with USB 3.0 compatibility! Now you can use your AudioBox with any USB 2.0- or USB 3.0-equipped computer. The AudioBox 1.2 software update also tweaks the preamplifier tapers to give you more recording headroom. And if you use PreSonus Studio One DAW software, this update enhances the integration of your AudioBox interface with the Cue Mix feature, and also recalibrates the meters in Virtual StudioLive to match the RMS meters in Studio One. 

PreSonus Studio One Artist DAW included
The AudioBox 1818VSL comes with PreSonus StudioOne Artist DAW software, ready for you to start making music right out of the box. With unlimited recording tracks, an easy-to-use interface, and over 4GB of third-party content to get you started, you’ll be amazed at what you can produce with this DAW software – and it’s free with your AudioBox 1818VSL!

Wireless interface control from your iPad
Thanks to PreSonus’ AB1818VSL Remote app for the Apple iPad, you can control the AudioBox VSL software wirelessly! No matter where you’re at in your studio, you’ll have control over the most-used parameters like channel levels, mutes, panning, EQ curves, and more. It’s highly convenient, and perfect for those sessions where you’re both the engineer and a musician!

PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL USB Audio Interface Features:

  • XMAX preamps sound fantastic, especially at this price point
  • Monitor mix control lets you easily balance and monitor input sources with computer playback
  • Included Virtual StudioLive software lets you add reverb and delay effects to headphone mixes with near-zero latency
  • AudioBox 1.2 software update adds USB 3.0 compatibility, enhances preamplifier headroom, and more
  • Wireless hardware control available via AB1818VSL Remote app for Apple iPad (AudioBox 1.2 update required)
  • Comes with PreSonus Studio One Artist DAW software for a complete music making experience, right out of the box

The PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL USB Audio Interface gives you a lot of recording potential at a friendly price 

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Specification Detail
Computer Connection Type USB 2.0
Form Factor Rackmount
Simultaneous I/O 18 x 18
A/D Resolution 24-bit/96kHz
Built In DSP/FX No
Number of Audio Inputs 8
Audio Inputs Types 2 x XLR/TS combo, 6 x XLR/TRS combo
Number of Audio Outputs 8
Audio Output Types 8 x TRS
Number of Digital Inputs 10
Digital Input Types 1 x S/PDIF (coax), 1 x ADAT (optical)
Number of Digital Outputs 10
Digital Output Types 1 x S/PDIF (coax), 1 x ADAT (optical)
Number of Preamps 8
Phantom Power Yes
MIDI I/O In/Out/Thru
Clock I/O 1 x Word Clock
Bus Powered No
Rack Units 1U
Manufacturer Part Number AB1818VSL

Additional information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 20 x 2 x 6 in