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PreSonus Audiobox 1818VSL
Presonus Audiobox 1818VSL
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PreSonus Audiobox 1818VSL

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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Product Code: SKU212244

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PreSonus Audiobox 1818VSL

The flagship in PreSonus’ new generation of USB 2.0 audio/MIDI interfaces, the AudioBox 1818VSL takes hardware/software integration to the next level and delivers a combination of features, audio quality, and value that is unprecedented in this product category. 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.

It’s a great choice for project studios, performing bands, school music labs, and a wide variety of corporate installations and other contractor applications.

This is a pro product all the way, with high-end 24-bit, 96 kHz converters; Class A XMAX preamps; ADAT optical I/O; S/PDIF coaxial I/O; word-clock output; and MIDI I/O, housed in a heavy-duty, rack-mount metal chassis.

Furthermore, thanks to the power of VSL, the AudioBox 1818VSL includes a 26x8 software mixer. As a result, with just an AudioBox 1818VSL and your laptop or other computer, you can mix a studio session or live show featuring a full band—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.


◦ 2 dual-purpose, front-panel, mic/instrument input channels with:
▪ Combo XLR mic and balanced 1/4 instrument input
▪ Class A XMAX mic / instrument preamp
▪ Individual channel-trim controls with 0 to +35 dBu mic gain range
◦ 6 dual-purpose, front-panel, mic/line input channels with:
▪ Combo XLR mic and balanced 1/4 line input
▪ Class A XMAX mic preamp
▪ Individual channel-trim controls with 0 to +35 dBu mic gain range
◦ 2 balanced 1/4 main (L/R) line outputs
◦ 8 balanced 1/4 auxiliary (L/R) line outputs
◦ 8 channels ADAT optical input and output (at 44.1 or 48 kHz; 4 channels at 88.2 or 96 kHz)
◦ 2 channels (stereo) S/PDIF coaxial input and output
◦ 1 stereo 1/4 headphone output with level control
◦ 1 BNC word-clock output
◦ MIDI In/Out
◦ 1 USB 2.0 port
• Meters, Controls, and Features
◦ True +48V phantom power for condenser microphones (switchable in two banks for channels 1-4 and 5-8)
◦ Main-output level control
◦ Power/USB sync LED
◦ LED clip indicator for each channel
◦ L/R main output meter (dual 7-segment LED ladder)

◦ 24-bit resolution and 44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96 kHz sampling rate
◦ Professional-grade A/D/A converters (+114 dBu dynamic range)
◦ Mac- and Windows®-compatible, including Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and Windows 7
◦ Supports ASIO, Core Audio, Direct Sound (Windows XP), Windows Audio Session API (Windows Vista and Windows 7)
• Physical
◦ 1U rack-mountable
▪ Road-rugged construction with all-metal chassis and metal knobs
◦ Weighs 4.6 lb. (2.1 kg)
◦ 18 VDC external power supply (included)

Bundled Software
◦ Virtual StudioLive (VSL) ultra-low-latency control and effects software for Mac® and Windows®; manages:
▪ Near-zero-latency monitoring with extensive signal processing
▪ 26 x 8 DSP mixer
▪ StudioLive16.0.2 Fat Channel compressor, limiter, expander, high-pass filter, and semi-parametric EQ for each input and analog output and its DAW return
▪ 2 stereo effects buses with reverb and delay
▪ More than 50 Fat Channel DSP presets for enhancing instrument and vocal recordings
◦ Studio One Artist 2
▪ PreSonus’ revolutionary digital audio workstation for Mac and Windows, with unlimited track count and 10+ GB of third-party resources. With Studio One's Nimbit extension, you can immediately start selling your music.
◦ AB1818VSL Remote (free from the Apple App Store)
▪ Provides iPad remote control over Virtual StudioLive Software

Studio Magic Bundle

PreSonus users rejoice! Both new and existing registered owners of any currently available PreSonus® audio interface or mixer are receiving a free bonus: the Studio Magic Plug-in Suite for Mac® and Windows®. Studio Magic includes seven popular plug-ins in VST, AU, and AAX formats.

Currently eligible interfaces and mixers include the PreSonus AudioBox USB, AudioBox i-series, and Studio-series interfaces and StudioLive Series III, StudioLive AR USB, and StudioLive RML-series mixers. Studio Magic is automatically added to registered users’ online MyPreSonus accounts and can be downloaded at any time—even if they bought the eligible PreSonus interface or mixer years ago.

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