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PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL USB Audio Interface, New

Need more channels from your USB interface? The AudioBox1818VSL gives you 8 XMAX mic preamps, plus ADAT and S/PDIF I/O for up to 18 inputs and 18 outputs. (11) Read 7 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Home-studio owners and recording bands will have no shortage of ins or outs with the PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL -- the USB 2.0 audio and MIDI interface supports up to 18 channels of connectivity, thanks to its 8 XMAX mic preamps and ADAT and S/PDIF inputs and outputs. Designed to integrate hardware and software seamlessly, the recording system offers more than just a lot of I/O; the AudioBox 1818VSL also offers a computer-based mixer, signal processing with no audible delay, a range of professional effects, Studio One Artist digital audio workstation (DAW) software, and more. This multi-functional interface is ideal for both touring musicians and desktop producers.

I/O Galore

Housed in a heavy-duty, rackmount metal chassis, this USB audio interface boasts high-quality 96 kHz/24-bit converters, 8 XMAX mic press, ADAT optical I/O and S/PDIF coaxial I/O for additional channels, word-clock output, MIDI I/O, 2 front-panel combo mic/instrument inputs, 6 front-panel combo mic/line inputs with high headroom, +48V phantom power, and 8 line-level outputs. The PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL puts all the essentials at your fingertips in a sleek, efficient layout.

Tight Integration of PreSonus Hardware and Software

Having the AudioBox 1818VSL in your rack is like having a PreSonus StudioLive digital mixer on hand, since the unit includes the same reverb and delay effects and the same Fat Channel effects as the StudioLive digital mixer, when used with PreSonus Virtual StudioLive (VSL) software and your computer. Virtual StudioLive Fat Channel software helps create a virtual 26 x 18 mixer for effects-driven monitoring and mixing; use it to get reverb, delay, high-pass filter, dynamics processing, and EQ for each analog input and playback stream, with almost no latency.

Features:

- 18 x 18 USB 2.0 audio and MIDI interface
- Virtual StudioLive Fat Channel software creates a 26 x 18 mixer for monitoring with reverb, delay, high-pass filter, dynamics processing, and EQ
- VSL software lets you manage processing and mixing functions from a Mac or PC
- 2 Combo mic/instrument inputs and 6 combo mic/line inputs with high headroom for efficient recording
- Sports the same high-headroom XMAX mic preamplifiers as PreSonus StudioLive mixers
- 96 kHz/24-bit converters with 114 dB dynamic range deliver clear, clean audio
- Comes with Studio One Artist DAW software
- 120 mW headphone output onboard so you can hear your work loud and clear

Since Studio One Artist software comes with the AudioBox 1818VSL, you have everything you need to get started recording, right out of the box: DAW software, an 18-channel audio interface, a virtual mixer, dynamics processing and EQ, and reverb and delay effects on dedicated buses.

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Microphone Inputs

Connector Type: Combo, XLR, female, balanced
Mic Preamp EIN: -133 dB, 20 kHz BW, max gain, Rs=40, A-wtd
Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz, +/-0.25 dB, unity gain
THD+N: 0.002%, +4 dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain, 22 kHz BW, A-wtd
S/N Ratio: 97 dB, +4 dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain, 22 kHz BW, A-wtd
Gain Control Range: -15 dB to +65 dB
Input Max Headroom: +16 dBu, < 0.5% THD
Input Impedance: 1.7 k
Phantom Power: +48 VDC, 10 mA total

Line Inputs

Connector Type: Combo, TS, female, unbalanced
Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz, +/-0.25 dB, unity gain
THD+N: 0.002%, +4 dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain, 22 kHz BW, A-wtd
S/N Ratio:
98 dB, +4 dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain, 22 kHz BW, A-wtd

Gain Control Range: -20 dB to +20 dB
Input Max Headroom: +21 dBu, < 0.5% THD
Input Impedance: 10 k

Instrument Inputs

Connector Type: Combo, 1/4-inch TS, female, unbalanced
Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz, +/-0.25 dB, unity gain
THD+N: 0.003%, +4 dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain, 22 kHz BW, A-wtd
S/N Ratio:
89 dB, 0 dBu, 1 kHz, unity gain, 20 kHz BW, unwtd

Gain Control Range: -30 dB to +50 dB
Input Max Headroom: +21 dBu, < 0.5% THD
Input Impedance: 1 M

Analog Outputs

Connector Type: TRS, female, impedance balanced
Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz, +/-0.25 dB
THD+N: 0.003%, 1 kHz, 22 kHz BW, A-wtd
S/N Ratio: 109 dB, 1 kHz, 22 kHz BW, A-wtd
Output Level: +10 dBu, <0.5% THD
Output Impedance: 51

Headphone Outputs

Connector Type: 1/4-inch TRS, female, stereo
Maximum Power: 120 mW/ch @ 60 load
Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz, +/-0.5 dB, max gain
THD+N: 0.01%, 1 kHz, max gain, 20 kHz BW, A-wtd
S/N Ratio: 96 dB, 1 kHz, max gain, 20 kHz BW, A-wtd

Power

External Power Adapter: +18 VDC, 2.6A, center-positive
Connector Type: 5.5 mm OD, 2.1 mm ID, 9.5 mm length

Digital

ADC Dynamic Range: 114 dB, 48 kHz, A-wtd
DAC Dynamic Range: 114 dB, 48 kHz, A-wtd
Host Interface: USB 2.0 high-speed
Bit Depth: 24-bit
Sample Rates: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz
Latency: 2.8 ms - 6 ms, analog in to out
ADAT Optical I/O: Toslink(TM) connectors, ADAT/SMUX formats
S/PDIF I/O: RCA female connectors
Word Clock Output: BNC connector, 4.5 Vpp @ 75 load
MIDI I/O: 5-pin DIN connectors

Physical

1U rack-mountable
Road-rugged construction with all-metal chassis and metal knobs
Weight 4.6 lb. (2.1 kg)
18 VDC external power supply (included)

System requirements:

Below are the minimum computer system requirements for the AudioBox 1818VSL.

Windows

- Windows XP SP3, Vista x64/x32 SP2, Windows 7 x64/x32 SP1, Windows 8 x64/x32
- Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon X2 processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X4 or better recommended)
- 2 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)

Macintosh

- Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
- Intel Core Duo processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or Intel Core i3 or better recommended)
- 2 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)

Windows and Mac Systems

- USB 2.0 Port
- Internet connection (only for activation)
- DVD-ROM drive
- Monitor with at least 1024x768 resolution
- 20 GB hard-disk space
- Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended

Note that the speed of your processor, amount of RAM and size and speed of your hard drive will greatly affect the overall performance of your recording system. Also, a more powerful system (faster processor with more RAM) will allow for lower latency (signal delay) that you might experience while monitoring audio or MIDI signals.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 9 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 24 x 12 x 5 in
with Eris E8 Package
Shipping Weight: 63 lbs
Presonus Warranty Presonus offers a one year warranty (parts and labor) on all new products. All non-new Presonus products carry a limited warranty of 90 days.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 225-216-7887

Product Description

Recording bands and project-studio owners will love the revolutionary 18-channel, rack-mount PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL because it has the power of an 18 x18 StudioLive digital mixer, including signal processing with near-zero latency and the same high-end pro audio quality, including high-headroom XMAX Class A preamps. Plus delay, reverb, and a complete PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2 Fat Channel for compression, limiting, downward expansion, parametric EQ, and high-pass filter on all inputs and playback streams. These effects are so good that you can print them to disk or route them through your P.A. onstage!

The PreSonus 1818VSL sports 2 mic/instrument inputs and 6 mic/line inputs with high headroom XMAX(tm) preamps, 8-channel ADAT I/O, 2 effects buses, and more. It comes with PreSonus Studio One(tm) Artist DAW (Mac/Windows) and is compatible with virtually any recording software.

Features

- Next-generation 18 x 18 USB 2.0 audio and MIDI interface
- Virtual StudioLive(tm) Fat Channel software creates a 26 x 18 mixer for monitoring with near-zero-latency reverb, delay, high-pass filter, dynamics processing, and EQ for each analog input and playback stream
- 2 combo mic/instrument inputs and 6 combo mic/line inputs with high headroom, Class A MAX(tm) mic preamplifiers
- 24-bit resolution; 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz sampling rate
- Studio One Artist DAW software included
Customer Reviews
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Overall: Nicely built unit..Very quiet preamps.Virtual Studio Live is awesome. IPAD control not out at the time of this review. I use this in conjunction with Studio One Professional. Very easy to get set up...
Style of Music: Hip Hop, R&B
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Overall: I was hesitant about buying this interface because of the last review submitted June 5, 2013. It made me feel as though I'd be missing a feature I wasn't even sure I'd need. CAN IT BE USED AS A MIXER OR NOT? However I own the 44vsl which has pretty much the same front panel controls as the 1818 VSL, except the 1818VSL has 4 more mic pres and 4 more gain knobs. "YES IT CAN!!!" What the previous reviewer didn't realize is that while this interface is designed to work primarily with a USB computer setup and the VSL software, it also works great in "standalone" mode even as a mixer. "HOW?" This is possible by tuning the front panel knob labeled "Inputs"/"VSL"(MIXER).In actuality when the knob is turned to "VSL" it causes the interface to depend on the computer and DAW to route any audio signal coming in through the inputs or out to the headphones or back panel outputs. When the knob is turned to the side labeled "Inputs", the interface acts as a small format mixer with very basic controls. "TRIED AND TRUE" I plugged in my electric guitar, turned the knob all the way to "Inputs" turned up the gain a bit and with a pair of headphones in the Headphone jack I could hear the guitar signal loud and clear. It wasn't designed to work as a Mackie or an Allen and Heath mixer, although on a very basic level the Presonus Engineers did a good job of designing it so that it can take in and route sound without the use of a computer. How a professional sound engineer overlooks this I don't know! PRESONUS makes a quality interface!
Style of Music: All Types
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