Computer audio production doesn't get much easier than this. If you want to produce music or podcasts, the PreSonus AudioBox USB is a great way to get started. This audio interface includes the hardware and software you need to create professional-sounding recordings. A simple USB connection to your Mac® or PC will allow you to start making music right out of the box. We love the simplicity of this device, and we also love its heavy-duty construction. The steel chassis and sturdy knobs give this interface pro-grade feel for an entry-level price. It's also a great match for older computers thanks to its USB 1.1 port.
Mic, instrument, and MIDI inputs
The front-panel of the AudioBox USB has two combination mic/instrument inputs. You can plug in an XLR cable to send your mic signal to a high-quality, low-noise Class A mic preamp, even activating phantom power for both inputs for use with condenser mics. Or connect a 1/4" instrument cable from an electric guitar or bass. Both inputs have dedicated gain knobs along with LED clipping indicators. If you have a MIDI controller, there are MIDI input/output jacks on the rear panel. It's just the right amount of connectivity to provide a solid introduction to solo music production in your home.
Monitor without latency hang-ups
The AudioBox USB offers both headphone and speaker monitoring. There are 1/4" balanced outputs for connection to active studio monitors, which are great for mixing. While you record, you'll want to plug your headphones into the built-in headphone amplifier through the 1/4" jack. You can choose to monitor with the mic/instrument inputs or with the returned signal from the computer. Use the Mixer fader to dial in your ideal mix to minimize latency while you record, so your live performance is in time with the signal in your headphones.
With two microphone/instrument inputs and MIDI connectivity, the AudioBox USB is a great introduction to music production with a computer.
Includes Studio One® Artist digital recording software
Just because the AudioBox USB is simple to use, doesn't mean it isn't powerful. It comes with PreSonus Studio One® Artist 2, sophisticated recording software that lets you create dozens of tracks within a project and add effects like compression and reverb. Once you've recorded your song in the Studio One digital audio workstation, the possibilities for editing and mixing are endless. Tweak your performance to make it just right before mixing down to a 24-bit file for high-resolution sound quality or an MP3 for easy sharing with friends.