Audio Interfaces for the Home Studio

The PreSonus AudioBox USB 2×2

PreSonus AudioBox USB 2×2

If you’re a mobile musician or podcaster on a tight budget, relying mainly on software and a couple of mics or instruments, we have just the recording interface for you: the AudioBox USB.

This simple, handy little box connects to a computer via USB 1.1, works with virtually any PC or Mac, and it has just the right features for your basic guitar and mic recording needs. The AudioBox USB may be small and simple, but it boasts PreSonus quality inside and out. It offers excellent audio performance, thanks to two dual-purpose front-panel mic/instrument inputs with sweet-sounding Class A mic preamplifiers and professional-quality, 24-bit converters that sample at rates up to 48 kHz.

You get a pair of line-level outputs and an ultra-loud, crystal-clear headphone output. MIDI In and Out ports ensure that you can use controllers and keyboards without needing a separate MIDI interface. We could have stopped right there, but we included an internal analog mixer with zero-latency monitoring, enabling you to monitor recorded tracks and overdubs with no annoying delay time. It weighs just 5 pounds and can sit on a tabletop or be mounted in 1/3 of a rackspace.

It’s powered by the USB bus, so you don’t have to mess with a “wall wart” power supply or AC cord. And it’s built to withstand the rigors of travel. We designed AudioBox USB to take a serious pounding and remain completely reliable. It’s built like a small tank, with an all-metal chassis and metal knobs.

Then we added the finishing touch by bundling a free copy of our amazing Studio One® Artist 2 DAW software, PreSonus’ revolutionary new digital audio workstation, with unlimited track count and 6+ GB of 3rd-party resources. And with Studio One’s Nimbit® extension, you can immediately start selling your music.

So throw the AudioBox USB in your laptop bag and take it to your gig, to your hotel room, even to the beach. Wherever your travels take you, your AudioBox USB will be ready to perform.

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The Presonus AudioBox 22VSL

Presonus AudioBox 22VSL

The AudioBox 22VSL introduces 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, the AudioBox 22VSL interface provides a 4×2 mixer, 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.

Now you can monitor and record with or without real-time effects! 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.

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The Presonus Audiobox 44VSL

Presonus Audiobox 44VSL

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. Furthermore, thanks to the power of VSL, the AudioBox 44VSL includes an 8×4 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 effects!

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.

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The Presonus Audiobox iTwo

Presonus Audiobox iTwo

With the Blue Tube DP V2 dual-path mic/instrument preamp, you get both types of high-quality sound in one unit. No wonder the original BlueTube DP became a classic!

Now we’ve improved on the classic unit with the BlueTube DP V2. The solid-state path now feeds PreSonus’ top-of-the-line Class A XMAX mic preamplifier with 80 dB of variable gain-an upgrade from the original BlueTube DP’s solid-state stage.

The tube path features a 12AX7 tube that operates on voltages double that of other preamplifiers in its class, producing lots of headroom and big tone. We’ve done an assortment of other tweaks as well.

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The PreSonus FireStudio Project

PreSonus FireStudio Project

In addition to XMAX preamps, the FireStudio Project features high-definition, 24-bit digital converters that sample at up to 96 kHz and provide 114 dB dynamic range.

And with PreSonus’ lauded JetPLLTM jitter-elimination technology, you get the tightest, most reliable digital sync in the industry. Translated into plain English, you can rely on clear, clean audio with great imaging.”

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The Avid Fast Track Solo

Avid Fast Track Solo

Take your creativity to go. Designed for singer/songwriters, Fast Track® Solo comes with everything you need to turn your Mac, PC, or iPad into a portable, easy-to-use songwriting and audio recording system.

Featuring a high-quality mic preamp, instrument input, and Pro Tools® Express software, the studio-grade Solo enables you to sound your best, providing an easy entry into Pro Tools, the music industry standard.

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The Avid Fast Track Duo

Avid Fast Track Duo

iPad-compatible USB Interface with Pro Tools Express – Fast Track Duo aimed at budding solo musicians and offers everything you need to convert your Mac or PC or iPad into a portable and easy to use Songwriting- or Recording System. Duo comes with two Microphone preamps / Instrument ports, Line level inputs and Pro Tools Express Software.

With this system, you’ll sound better than ever before, and get started with the industry- Pro Tools in music production.

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The Universal Audio Apollo Twin Solo

Universal Audio Apollo Twin Solo

“With its class-leading resolution and Realtime UAD Processing, Apollo Twin USB sets the standard for desktop music production for Windows-based systems. This 2×6 USB 3 audio interface allows you to record with near-zero latency through the full range of UAD Powered Plug-Ins – ingeniously merging classic analog tones with cutting-edge features.

With the highest dynamic range and lowest noise of any desktop interface, Apollo Twin USB gives you stellar 24-bit/192 kHz sound and breathtaking clarity. Its premium mic preamps and class-leading conversion translate into rich three-dimensional recordings with exceptional depth and punch. Digitally controlled analog monitor outputs provide full resolution audio at all listening levels – letting you create better mixes in real-world environments.

Imagine having access to a classic analog recording studio, right on your desktop. Apollo Twin USB lets you record and mix through the full range of UAD Powered Plug-Ins – including vintage EQs, compressors, reverbs, tape machines and more – at near-zero latency, regardless of your audio software buffer size.

The key to its analog magic is onboard UAD-2 DUO DSP Processing, which powers the UAD plug-ins while reducing the strain on your host CPU. Apollo Twin USB includes the “”Realtime Analog Classics”” plug-in bundle.”

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The Apogee Duet USB

Apogee Duet USB

The Apogee Duet iOS is an award-winning audio interface, headphone amp and MIDI interface making it easy to create professional recordings anywhere on your iPod touch, iPhone, iPad or Mac. With Apogee’s legendary digital audio conversion and world-class mic preamps, Duet is the best way to capture your music with incredible dimension and detail.

The new Duet for iPad and Mac features special circuitry designed to deliver professional performance for iPad use along with low latency USB 2.0 performance for Mac. And with the addition of MIDI I/O you can connect and power a Core MID compatible keyboard/controller while using Duet with your iPad or iOS device.

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The Apogee Quartet

Apogee Quartet

Apogee Quartet for iPAD and Mac Overview by GAKThe Apogee Quartet is a desktop studio interface and control centre for Mac computers and iPads. This professional USB audio interface features 4 inputs and 8 outputs of Apogee’s industry-leading AD/DA conversion technology.

The Apogee Quartet allows you to connect up to 4 microphones, keyboards, instruments or line inputs giving you the freedom to record multiple channels at once, plus you can also connect your MIDI controller or MIDI keyboard.

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The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2nd Gen

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 2nd Gen

Scarlett 2i2 is the best selling USB audio interface in the world, and for good reason. It focuses on just three things; achieving the best sound, the fastest speed and the easiest experience.

Our latest generation continues to improve in all three areas. It is compact yet versatile, with two natural-sounding Scarlett mic preamps, super-low latency* and the same class-leading sound quality and digital conversion as the rest of the latest Scarlett range. Take it anywhere, connect by a single USB cable, plug two mics or instruments straight in, and easily record studio quality audio.

Focusrite is the perfect partner for Pro Tools. To celebrate this Scarlett 2i2 now comes with an exclusive version of Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack, as well as Ableton Live Lite. It is compatible with all major DAWs, on Mac and PC. * Super-low roundtrip latency was measured at 2.74ms, working at 96kHz with a 32 samples buffer on Logic Pro X, running on a Mac Pro and OS 10.11

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The Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 2nd Gen

Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 2nd Gen

Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 is ideal for producers, recording artists, multi-instrumentalists and small bands that want to record vocals, guitar and keyboards simultaneously. Compact yet flexible, its two natural-sounding Scarlett mic preamps, super-low latency* and class-leading sound quality and digital conversion are complemented by the essential inputs and outputs; two extra line inputs, digital I/O, four analogue outputs, MIDI I/O and two headphone outputs, allowing different monitoring settings for two artists, or an engineer and artist.

Focusrite is the perfect partner for Pro Tools, and to celebrate this Scarlett 6i6 now comes with an exclusive version of Pro Tools | First Focusrite Creative Pack, as well as Ableton Live Lite. It is also compatible with all other major DAWs, on Mac and PC. * Super-low roundtrip latency was measured at 2.74ms, working at 96kHz with a 32 samples buffer on Logic Pro X, running on a Mac Pro and OS 10.11

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