PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL

USB Audio Interface, 18-in/18-out, with 2 Microphone/Instrument Preamplifiers, 6 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 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
  • 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.

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
  • 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

Additional Media

Audio Interface Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Computer Connectivity USB 2.0
Form Factor Rackmount
Simultaneous I/O 18 x 18
A/D Resolution 24-bit/96kHz
Analog Inputs 2 x XLR/TS Combo, 6 x XLR/TRS Combo
Analog Outputs 8 x TRS
Digital Inputs 1 x S/PDIF (Coax), 1 x ADAT (Optical)
Digital Outputs 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
Rack Spaces 1U
Manufacturer Part Number AUDIOBOX 1818VSL

Customer Reviews

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AdioBox 1818VSL

This is a great device. Converters are Great! latency with this isn't and issue at all. Just gotta learn how to use its DSP mixer for monitoring and you are home free.
Music background: Recording Engineer, Live Sound Engineer, Pro Musician.

Great interface

I 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 the desktop. Either way, iPad, or laptop, I basically have a portable recording studio. It just works for me.
Music background: Guitarist

I Can't Wait

FINALLY!!! I have been waiting a long time for any company to create a product that meets ALL of my needs for recording. Rack space, 8 front inputs and gain control, midi, adat, EVERYTHING! Thank you PreSonus, I will be purchacing this product Immediately.
Music background: Drummer, Am. recording, Guitar, Singer

I forgot the most important feature that had me sold.

USB!!!! Finally an interface that has all the features I need and it has a USB port.


Just got mine in 2 day ago. It rocks! Easy set up and installation. Zero issues syncing my other devices. And...It sounds great! The VSL software and fat channel work flawlessly.
Music background: Gigging Musician
See also: USB Interfaces, PreSonus, PreSonus USB Audio Interfaces