PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSLItem ID: AudioBox1818
USB Audio Interface, 18-in/18-out, with 2 Microphone/Instrument Preamplifiers, 8 Microphone/Line Preamplifiers, MIDI I/O, ADAT I/O, S/PDIF I/O, Word Clock I/O, and Studio One Artist DAW Software
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High Channel Count at a Low Price from PreSonusCheck 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
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.
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:
The PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL USB Audio Interface gives you a lot of recording potential at a friendly price
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David, Renton, WA
Reviewsbased on 15 reviews
Best monitoring rig for the money.
by TM from LA, CAOkay so I don’t use this in the studio, I would still rather use something higher in quality like an Apogee Symphony system. But for live use… this thing is PERFECT. I should say 2 of the these things... read more [+] are perfect. 16x16 i/o, low latency verbs, the ability to fine tune the mix from an iPad, combo jacks on all inputs, in the front no less… perfect. Here’s how I use my rig: Macbook Pro Retina (very fast, no crashes), Pro Tools for the show and tracks, some processing done in there, about 50/50 split between MBPR and 1818VSL for DSP. Tracks get grouped into subs inside PT, Outs 1-4 are used for Monitor mixes, 5-16 are used to go to FOH. I thought FOH engineers would hate me for just giving them stems, but most of them love how much easier it makes their jobs. Just make sure you give them some extra gaff tape for their trouble. This is in a small rack with some wireless units, sits right next to the stage snake. Just have extra snakes just in case they have multiples around the stage. Sounds great, truly. Would love to use a nice A&H rig, but this is literally a small fraction of the price and the quality difference is much smaller than the price difference. close [-]
March 22, 2013
Music Background: Engineer
by Tracy Franklin from Columbus, Oh USAthis thing is awsome!! my recording experiences havnt been the same since my recent purchase of the 1818vsl and I.......AM .....MOVING ......FORWARD!!
November 16, 2012
Music Background: Praise team, choir member, recording artist, lead vocalist and producer
Awesome with auria and iPad!
by Lucas Johnson from Murphy, NCI use this along with a small USB hub (around 8 bucks on eBay) plugged straight into the iPad. I know a lot of folks have been researching this, so hopefully this review will help. I use the iPad 3. <... read more [+]br /> I had been using the io dock by alesis up until a few months ago and was not too pleased with it. Only having two channels was frustrating, especially having eight microphones on my drum kit. The preamps were also not the best. The presonus quickly solved both of those problems, with eight inputs ready to use out of the box and excellent, quiet preamps. I'm able to record 8 inputs no problem, with no dropouts whatsoever, and no loss of sound quality. 24 bit, 96 kHz. It sounds great. A guitar or bass plugged straight into channel 1 or 2 also sounds great, no amp needed. I was worried about monitoring on the iPad, but a set of earbuds plugged into the iPad's headphone jack works great and with no latency issues. I can't comment on the headphone out on the unit.
November 14, 2012
The interface is great. If you're looking for 8 or more channels to use With the iPad or a computer, I don't see why you would buy something else. The price is the best you'll find for something of this quality. Also, auria is the best daw for the iPad. Get it. You won't regret it. close [-]
by Russ from FlI have an iPad, and got the Auria app, so now I need an interface. I liked the presonus product lines. The AudioBox 1818VSL fits my needs. I also just got a new laptop. Laptops now have the power of ... read more [+]the desktop. Either way, iPad, or laptop, I basically have a portable recording studio. It just works for me. close [-]
August 30, 2012
Music Background: Guitarist
PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL
by Dale from San Luis Obispo, CAThe AudioBox integrated with Virtual Studio Live and Presonus Studio One 2 Professional is a package that can not be beat! Versatility, power and ease of use WOW!
March 30, 2012
Music Background: Musician, recording eng., live sound...
PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL
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