PreSonus AudioBox 44VSL USB 2.0 Recording System with Real-time Monitoring Effects


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About PreSonus

The AudioBox 44VSL is the second model in a new generation of PreSonus USB 2.0 audio/MIDI interfaces that take hardware/software integration to the logical next step. Using your computer CPU and PreSonus Virtual StudioLive (VSL) software, AudioBox VSL-series interfaces provide reverb 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.

The AudioBox 44VSL includes an 8x4 software mixer. As a result, with just an AudioBox 44VSL and your laptop or other computer running VSL, you can mix a studio session or a live show featuring, say, a guitar duo with vocals, a small band, a DJ rig with mixer and stereo synthesizer, or a panel discussion-all while monitoring and recording with or without real-time processing. 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.

To top it off, while the classic PreSonus AudioBox USB is a fine-sounding unit, the new AudioBox VSL series sounds even better, with 24-bit, 96 kHz recording and top-of-the-line PreSonus XMAX preamps.

PreSonus Features

  • 4 input/4 output 24-bit/96kHz USB 2.0 recording interface
  • 2 Class-A XMAX microphone/instrument preamps
  • 2 Class-A XMAX microphone/line preamps
  • Individual input channel-trim controls with 0 to +35dBu microphone gain range
  • 2 balanced 1/4" TRS phone main outputs with level control
  • 4 balanced 1/4" TRS phone auxiliary line outputs
  • Headphone amplifier with level control
  • Mixer control (blends the input signal with the computer playback stream for zero-latency analog monitoring)
  • VSL (Virtual Studio Live) 8 x 4 Kernel mode DSP mixer with StudioLive 16.0.2 Fat Channel dynamics processing and EQ for each analog input and its DAW return and two stereo effects buses with reverb and delay
  • VSL includes more than 50 Fat Channel DSP presets for enhancing instrument and vocal recordings
  • Near-zero-latency monitoring with extensive signal processing
  • Analog monitor mixing with playback/input mix control knob
  • Power/USB sync LED
  • Clip lights for each channels
  • Globally-switchable phantom power
  • MIDI I/O
  • Rugged metal chassis
  • 1/2-rack unit form factor
  • Includes Studio One Artist software with unlimited track count and over 4GB of third-party resources

PreSonus Specifications

Mic Preamps
Sample Rates
44.1, 48, 88.4 and 96kHz
4 x Combo XLR female
Input Impedance
Microphone: 10k ohm
Line: 10k ohm
Instrument: 1M ohm
Maximum Input Level
+21dBu, <0.5% THD
Microphone: -15dB to +65dB
Line: -20dB to +20dB
Instrument: -30dB to +50dB
6 x 1/4" TRS phone
1 x 1/4" TRS phone Headphone
Output Impedance
Line: 51 ohm
Maximum Output Level
Line: +10dBu, <0.5% THD
Headphone: 120mW/channel @ 60 ohm load
2 x 5-pin DIN I/O
Dynamic Range
114dB (ADC and DAC) @ 48kHz, A-weighted
Microphone: 0.002%, +4dBu, 1kHz, unity gain, 22kHz BW, A-weighted
Line Input: 0.002%, +4dBu, 1kHz, unity gain, 22kHz BW, A-weighted
Instrument Input: 0.003%, +4dBu, 1kHz, unity gain, 22kHz BW, A-weighted
Line Output: 0.003%, +4dBu, 1kHz, unity gain, 22kHz BW, A-weighted
Headphone: 0.01%, +4dBu, 1kHz, unity gain, 20kHz BW, A-weighted
S/N Ratio
Microphone: 98dB, +4dBu, 1kHz, unity gain, 22kHz BW, A-weighted
Line Input: 98dB, +4dBu, 1kHz, unity gain, 22kHz BW, A-weighted
Instrument Input: 89dB, +4dBu, 1kHz, unity gain, 22kHz BW, A-weighted
Line Output: 109dB, 1kHz, 22kHz BW, A-weighted
Headphone: 90dB, 1kHz, maximum gain, 20kHz BW, unweighted
Microphone EIN: -133dB, 20kHz BW, maximum gain, Rs=40 ohm, A-weighted
Frequency Response
Microphone: 20Hz to 22kHz, +/-0.25dB, unity gain
Line Input: 20Hz to 22kHz, +/-0.25dB, unity gain
Instrument Input: 20Hz to 22kHz, +/-0.25dB, unity gain
Line Output: 20Hz to 22kHz, +/-0.25dB
Headphone: 20Hz to 22kHz, +/-0.5dB, maximum gain
Phantom Power
48V, global switching
12 VDC external power supply (included) 1A, center-positive
ASIO, Core Audio, WDM, MME and multi-client drivers
System Requirements
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)
1GB RAM (2GB 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)
1GB RAM (2GB or more recommended)
Latency: 2.8mS to 6mS, analog in to out
Dimensions (W x D x H)
1/2 rack space
2.6 lb (1.2kg)
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