PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 Studio Bundle

Start recording now with a PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 audio interface, condenser mic, headphones, and Studio One Artist DAW software. Just add your computer!

The PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 Studio Bundle Recording Package has everything you need to satisfy the DIY musician inside you! Unless you struggle to open cardboard boxes or can't figure out how undo twist ties, it'll take you all of five minutes to pull this gear out of the box and start laying down tracks! And with a 96 kHz audio interface, condenser microphone, software, and headphones all in one package, all you need to add is your own musical ideas.


See how to set up your AudioBox USB 96 for streaming in our tutorial video:


PreSonus AudioBox 96 2-Channel USB Audio Interface

At the heart of the bundle is the AudioBox 96 USB interface itself. It runs right into your computer with a single USB cable and draws its power straight from the bus. No separate power adapter needed! This way, if you're using a laptop, you'll be able to take your audio interface along wherever you go.

On the front of the AudioBox you've got two balanced Mic/Instrument inputs, which can each accommodate an XLR vocal microphone, 1/4" guitar cable, 1/4" keyboard input, or other instrument-level or line-level source. Each XLR input can deliver phantom power to a microphone when needed. Separate gain knobs with a handy red clip light allow you to keep the gain from getting too hot. The Left and Right main outputs come from two balanced 1/4-inch jacks and can be easily connected to powered speakers for mixing. Or you can run them to a house PA/mixer for live performance. A read more headphone jack with its own volume knob lets you send a mix directly to the ears of that vocalist you're recording -- or to continue your mixing work after everyone else has gone to sleep. And PreSonus has thoughtfully included a pair of HD7 headphones just for this purpose.

PreSonus M7 Microphone: Capture Vocals and More

This sweet package wouldn't be complete with the PreSonus M7 large-diaphragm microphone. It's a great all-around microphone for male and female vocals, acoustic guitars, and keyboard or guitar amplifiers. Like most condenser mics, it's going to need phantom power. When you plug it into the AudioBox, just hit the 48V button in the middle of the unit and you'll be good to go!

DAW Software Included -- Or Use Your Own

If you've already got DAW software you dig, the AudioBox will work with it. If you're new to the world of DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software, the included Studio One Artist software is a free download when you register your hardware with PreSonus. This easy-to-use recording software is capable of creating music at a professional level. It offers unlimited tracks for recording, and high quality FX plug-ins to add reverb, delay, band pass filters, and much more to your tracks. The MIDI input and outputs on the AudioBox will come in handy here if you're creating music using a MIDI keyboard or MIDI pad controller.

Quality A/D Converters on Board

The PreSonus label means that you're not sacrificing great sound on a less expensive interface. The audio processes with 24-bit resolution at sampling rates up to 96 kHz. The AD/DA converters are professional-grade converters with a +105 dB dynamic range. The internal mixer offers low-latency monitoring. The AudioBox is Mac and Windows compatible.

Features:

- Bus-powered USB 2.0 audio and MIDI interface
- Compatible with almost all recording software for Mac and Windows
- 24-bit resolution, 44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96 kHz sampling rates
- 2 combo mic/instrument inputs with high-performance, low-noise, high-headroom mic preamplifiers
- 48V phantom power
- Zero-latency monitoring via internal analog mixer
- Headphone jack with level control
- Includes Studio One Artist DAW software and 6+ GB of third-party resources
- 1/3 U rack-mountable
- Includes HD7 headphones and M7 condenser mic

Note: Software is a free download. Box or disc is not included.

This PreSonus product comes with the Studio Magic plug-in bundle -- free!


Includes Studio Magic Plug-in Suite: Over $1000 in Free Software!

With over $1000 of virtual instruments, effects plug-ins and more, PreSonus' Studio Magic plug-in suite offers something for everyone -- and it's included as a free download with this product. Here's a look at everything included in this bundle:

Ableton Live Lite (a standalone DAW) is a lightweight edition of Ableton Live, with essential instruments and effects. It comes with all of Live's essential workflows, instruments and effects -- everything you need to record songs, create hands-on with your controller, take music made in your apps further and so much more. (PreSonus also throws in their Studio One Artist software as a free download, so if you're in need of modern DAW software, you've got two solid choices right off the bat.)

Arturia's Analog Lab Intro gives you access to the most iconic synth and keyboard sounds of all time, taken from Arturia's 28 expertly crafted V Collection instrument emulations. From analog synthesizers to revolutionary digital workstations, these are the sounds that made history.

Brainworx bx_opto compressor compressor combines the best aspects and anomalies from several legendary, light-dependent compressor circuits. The result is a powerful dynamics processor, teeming with character and delivering sounds that can't be achieved with analog optical compressors.

Brainworx bx_rockrack V3 guitar amp modeling plug-in boasts eight famous amp models in a single plug-in. On top of that, 40 impulse responses are included, offering just the right variety of tone and timbre for your guitar rig. Brainworx gives you a powerful selection of perfectly recorded boutique cabinets captured with complete effects chains from studios featuring great-sounding amp rooms and stellar gear.

Cherry Audio Voltage Modular Nucleus is the ultimate introduction to modular synthesis -- a collection of 22 modules and 67 presets. This package includes all of the fundamentals of subtractive analog synthesis. With Voltage Modular Nucleus, you can discover the thrill of patching modules together in new and endlessly creative ways and explore all of the capabilities of Voltage Modular.

Cherry Audio Surrealistic MG-1 Plus is a fun and funky virtual synthesizer from Cherry Audio -- a super-authentic recreation of the Realistic MG-1 synthesizer sold in Radio Shack stores in the '80s. The Surrealistic MG-1 Plus delivers fat analog tone in spades, along with a unique polyphonic oscillator section, "bell tone" ring modulation, glide, auto repeat note triggering, oscillator sync, and a number of improvements that tremendously expand its capabilities.

Ghosthack Essential Sounds is the perfect sound pack for music producers and content creators alike. Expect professional one-shots, loops, MIDI files and full music tracks.

iZotope Neutron Elements is part of iZotope's Neutron family of mixing plug-ins, featuring futuristic assistive technology and four fantastic-sounding audio processors: Compressor, EQ, Exciter, and Transient Shaper. Like having a virtual assistant, Neutron Elements will listen to your audio, identify instruments, and offer custom starting points for your mix decisions while leaving the creative control to you.

Klanghelm SDRR2tube adds warmth, depth and character to your tracks. SDRR2tube can be a saturation processor, a compressor, an EQ, a bit-crusher, or a subtle stereo widener -- or it can simply add movement to your tracks. A comprehensive set of controls enables you to manipulate the character of the saturation to make it sit perfectly in your mix.

KV331 Audio Synthmaster Player is a simplified version of SynthMaster with limited editing capabilities designed for users who prefer to use presets rather than designing their own sounds. It comes with 1800 factory presets. Users can edit the 12 easy parameters or the bypass states of layer/global effects assigned for each preset by the sound designer.

Lexicon's MPX-i Reverb delivers seven classic Lexicon plate, hall, chamber, and room reverbs. A streamlined interface and 100 versatile, finely crafted presets enable you to quickly get the sound you want. Input and output metering let you monitor levels at a glance.

Mäag Audio EQ2 delivers the sound of the Mäag Audio EQ2 two-band hardware equalizer. Mäag Audio's EQ design allows for exceptionally low phase shift across all EQ adjustments, which helps maintain the integrity of your mix's original sound while enhancing the very high "air" frequencies. An input attenuator lets you normalize levels after applying EQ.

Melodics is the ultimate tool for developing your playing skills and building better practice habits. Musicians around the world are using it to stay motivated with their daily practice, work on their rhythm and timing, and practice with music they love. Unlock an exclusive course of piano lessons for free with your qualifying PreSonus product.

Native Instruments' Replika packs two professional-quality delays and a powerful diffusion algorithm into a sleek, streamlined interface. Simple to use with a resonant filter and classic phaser built in, REPLIKA is a versatile delay for anything from subtle slapback to warped sheets of noise.

Output Movement is an exciting effects plug-in for the studio or stage that lets you transform any instrument, synth, raw sound, or full track, by adding powerful rhythms to any input in real-time. Movement's four rhythm engines let you add rhythm with reverb and compressors pumping, filters and EQs opening and closing, delays morphing, and tube distortion warming and cooling.

Soundsnap is home to over 380,00 high-quality, project-ready sound effects. Soundsnap members include filmmakers, podcasters, game designers, and musicians. Working with some of the world's best recordists & sound designers guarantees top-quality sound effects ready to be used in your next project. Join the next .wav today by joining the number one SFX source for some of the industry's biggest names. Studio Magic owners get access to Soundsnap for 30 days.

SPL Attacker Plus Microplug delivers part of the same magical envelope shaping provided by the original Transient Designer hardware, replicating the edge and punch provided by the Attack knob. Providing just a single knob that lets you dial in all the transient punch you could ever need, Attacker Plus also sports a soft peak limiter and a dry/wet control, allowing total flexibility across a wide range of content and a worry-free workflow in the digital world.

UJAM Virtual Bassist Rowdy is your loudmouthed, high-energy bassist with bite! If your bass has to cut through heavy drums and a wall of guitars, ROWDY is the perfect solution. ROWDY confidently adds picked, overdriven electric bass sounds to your track, suitable for a variety of styles, from powerful punk to rock and modern metal. It can be tame, but it's wild. With a hand-picked, heavily modified vintage bass guitar, hot amps, a fuzz box and even an octave guitar. It's definitely a rocker and could use a shower, but we're too scared to ask...

UVI Model D lets you experience the presence and power of a Concert Grand Model D, captured in one of the finest studios in the world with deep tone-shaping tools, pro-grade effects, and adjustable mic positions. Model D delivers a finely tempered software piano exhibiting the effortless playability and sound of a real concert grand. Each note was carefully multi-sampled at a number of velocity levels with and without sustain. These samples were then carefully scripted with advanced keygroup layers and rule switching provided by the UVI Engine, allowing the sustain pedal and release samples to articulate in a natural way, reflective of the physical instrument to ensure the most natural feel and the best playability possible.
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Microphone Preamp
- Type: XLR Female Balanced
- Frequency Response (+/-3.0 dB): 20 Hz to 20 kHz
- Input Impedance (Balanced): 1200 ohm
- THD+N (unwtd, 1 kHz @ +4 dBu Output, Unity Gain): < 0.008%
- S/N Ratio (Unity Gain, Ref. = +4 dBu, 20 Hz to 22 kHz): > 95 dB
- Common Mode Rejection Ratio (1 kHz, 55 dB Gain): > 45 dB
- Gain Control Range (+/- 1 dB): 0 dB to 35 dB
- Max Input Level (Unity Gain, 1 kHz @ 0.5% THD+N): -3 dBu
- Phantom Power (+/- 2 VDC): 48 VDC
Instrument Input
- Type: 1/4" TS Female Unbalanced
- Input Impedance: 0.5 M ohms
Line Outputs
- Type: 1/4" Balanced
- Output Impedance: 51 ohms
Headphone Output
- Type: 1/4" TRS Active Stereo
- Maximum Output: 60 mW/Ch @ 60 ohm Load
- Frequency Response (+/- 1.0 dB): 20 Hz - 30 kHz
MIDI I/O
- Type: Dual 5-pin Female DIN
Digital Audio
- ADC Dynamic Range (A-wtd, 48 kHz Sample Rate): 105 dB
- DAC Dynamic Range (A-wtd, 48 kHz Sample Rate): 105 dB
- Bit Depth: 24
- Reference Level for 0 dBFS: Plus 4 dBu
- Internal Sample Frequency Selections (kHz): 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96
- Power: USB 2.0 bus-powered
Physical
- Dimensions: 1/3U (steel chassis)
- Height: 5.5" (139.7 mm)
- Depth: 1.75" (44.45 mm)
- Width: 5.5" (139.7 mm)
- Weight: 5 lbs (2.27 kg)

Computer system requirements:
Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for AudioBox USB 96.

Mac
- Mac OS X 10.8.5 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
- Windows 7x 64/x86 SP1 or Windows 8/8.1 x64/x86 or Windows 10 x64/x86
- Intel Core 2 processor (Intel Core i3 processor or better recommended)
- 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Windows and Mac Systems
- USB 2.0 Port
- Internet connection (for activation)
- Monitor with at least 1024x768 resolution
- 20 GB hard-disk space
- Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended
- The minimum system requirements may differ for DAWs other than Studio One. Please check the requirements for your DAW of choice with its manufacturer.

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.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Limited-Edition Black
Shipping Weight: 4.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 14 x 10 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ABOX 96 STUDIO BLK
Blemished, Limited-Edition Black, USED
Shipping Weight: 4 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 13 x 9 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ABOX 96 STUDIO BLK

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 225-216-7887
Web: https://www.presonus.com/support

PreSonus AudioBox 96 USB Studio Bundle

The PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 Studio Bundle includes everything you need to record anywhere at up to 96 kHz, and all in one box! What makes it such a great choice for mobile musicians and podcasters? It all starts with the interface -- the AudioBox USB 96 Studio is bus-powered, compact, ruggedly built, and works with virtually any PC or Mac recording software. It boasts high-performance Class A mic preamplifiers and professional-quality, 24-bit, 96 kHz converters. And it comes with PreSonus' amazing Studio One Artist DAW software for Mac and Windows. The AudioBox 96 Studio also includes pair of PreSonus HD7 reference headphones and natural-sounding M7 large-diaphragm condenser mic to help you capture every nuance of your performance.


See how to set up your AudioBox USB 96 for streaming in our tutorial video:


Just the right size.

The AudioBox USB 96's two front-panel combo mic/instrument inputs make it ideal for singer/songwriters, podcasters, and guitar or guitar-bass collaborations. Simply connect a couple of mics and you have an easy-to-use stereo recording system. A mix control lets you control the level between the input signal and computer playback, without hearing annoying delays. You also get a pair of balanced line-level outputs, an ultra-loud, crystal-clear headphone out, plus MIDI I/O, so you can connect your favorite synth or MIDI controller. The result is a simple, affordable, mobile recording solution.

Roadworthy and ready to travel.

Here is a mobile interface in the best sense of the term. We gave the AudioBox USB 96 a heavy-duty steel chassis so it can take a serious pounding and remain completely reliable. Its screaming-loud headphone output ensures you can hear your music loud and clear, even in noisy locations. And it's USB 2.0 bus-powered, so you can record with it anywhere you can use a laptop. Simply drop it in your laptop bag or slap it on a tabletop.

Built for the studio and the road.

Whether you're just getting into recording or are a veteran producer who wants to go mobile, the AudioBox USB 96 will give you great sound in a bus-powered, rugged chassis that's ready to hit the road when you are. The perfect companion for any recording software, the AudioBox USB 96 comes equipped with Studio One Artist software to provide you with a complete recording solution right out of the box.

Features:

- Bus-powered USB 2.0 audio and MIDI interface
- Compatible with almost all recording software for Mac and Windows
- 24-bit resolution, 44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96 kHz sampling rates
- 2 combo mic/instrument inputs with high-performance, low-noise, high-headroom mic preamplifiers
- 48V phantom power
- Zero-latency monitoring via internal analog mixer
- Headphone jack with level control
- Includes Studio One Artist DAW software and 6+ GB of third-party resources
- 1/3 U rack-mountable
- Includes HD7 headphones and M7 condenser mic

This PreSonus product comes with the Studio Magic plug-in bundle -- free!


Includes Studio Magic Plug-in Suite: Over $1000 in Free Software!

With over $1000 of virtual instruments, effects plug-ins and more, PreSonus' Studio Magic plug-in suite offers something for everyone -- and it's included as a free download with this product. Here's a look at everything included in this bundle:

Ableton Live Lite (a standalone DAW) is a lightweight edition of Ableton Live, with essential instruments and effects. It comes with all of Live's essential workflows, instruments and effects -- everything you need to record songs, create hands-on with your controller, take music made in your apps further and so much more. (PreSonus also throws in their Studio One Artist software as a free download, so if you're in need of modern DAW software, you've got two solid choices right off the bat.)

Arturia's Analog Lab Intro gives you access to the most iconic synth and keyboard sounds of all time, taken from Arturia's 28 expertly crafted V Collection instrument emulations. From analog synthesizers to revolutionary digital workstations, these are the sounds that made history.

Brainworx bx_opto compressor compressor combines the best aspects and anomalies from several legendary, light-dependent compressor circuits. The result is a powerful dynamics processor, teeming with character and delivering sounds that can't be achieved with analog optical compressors.

Brainworx bx_rockrack V3 guitar amp modeling plug-in boasts eight famous amp models in a single plug-in. On top of that, 40 impulse responses are included, offering just the right variety of tone and timbre for your guitar rig. Brainworx gives you a powerful selection of perfectly recorded boutique cabinets captured with complete effects chains from studios featuring great-sounding amp rooms and stellar gear.

Cherry Audio Voltage Modular Nucleus is the ultimate introduction to modular synthesis -- a collection of 22 modules and 67 presets. This package includes all of the fundamentals of subtractive analog synthesis. With Voltage Modular Nucleus, you can discover the thrill of patching modules together in new and endlessly creative ways and explore all of the capabilities of Voltage Modular.

Cherry Audio Surrealistic MG-1 Plus is a fun and funky virtual synthesizer from Cherry Audio -- a super-authentic recreation of the Realistic MG-1 synthesizer sold in Radio Shack stores in the '80s. The Surrealistic MG-1 Plus delivers fat analog tone in spades, along with a unique polyphonic oscillator section, "bell tone" ring modulation, glide, auto repeat note triggering, oscillator sync, and a number of improvements that tremendously expand its capabilities.

Ghosthack Essential Sounds is the perfect sound pack for music producers and content creators alike. Expect professional one-shots, loops, MIDI files and full music tracks.

iZotope Neutron Elements is part of iZotope's Neutron family of mixing plug-ins, featuring futuristic assistive technology and four fantastic-sounding audio processors: Compressor, EQ, Exciter, and Transient Shaper. Like having a virtual assistant, Neutron Elements will listen to your audio, identify instruments, and offer custom starting points for your mix decisions while leaving the creative control to you.

Klanghelm SDRR2tube adds warmth, depth and character to your tracks. SDRR2tube can be a saturation processor, a compressor, an EQ, a bit-crusher, or a subtle stereo widener -- or it can simply add movement to your tracks. A comprehensive set of controls enables you to manipulate the character of the saturation to make it sit perfectly in your mix.

KV331 Audio Synthmaster Player is a simplified version of SynthMaster with limited editing capabilities designed for users who prefer to use presets rather than designing their own sounds. It comes with 1800 factory presets. Users can edit the 12 easy parameters or the bypass states of layer/global effects assigned for each preset by the sound designer.

Lexicon's MPX-i Reverb delivers seven classic Lexicon plate, hall, chamber, and room reverbs. A streamlined interface and 100 versatile, finely crafted presets enable you to quickly get the sound you want. Input and output metering let you monitor levels at a glance.

Mäag Audio EQ2 delivers the sound of the Mäag Audio EQ2 two-band hardware equalizer. Mäag Audio's EQ design allows for exceptionally low phase shift across all EQ adjustments, which helps maintain the integrity of your mix's original sound while enhancing the very high "air" frequencies. An input attenuator lets you normalize levels after applying EQ.

Melodics is the ultimate tool for developing your playing skills and building better practice habits. Musicians around the world are using it to stay motivated with their daily practice, work on their rhythm and timing, and practice with music they love. Unlock an exclusive course of piano lessons for free with your qualifying PreSonus product.

Native Instruments' Replika packs two professional-quality delays and a powerful diffusion algorithm into a sleek, streamlined interface. Simple to use with a resonant filter and classic phaser built in, REPLIKA is a versatile delay for anything from subtle slapback to warped sheets of noise.

Output Movement is an exciting effects plug-in for the studio or stage that lets you transform any instrument, synth, raw sound, or full track, by adding powerful rhythms to any input in real-time. Movement's four rhythm engines let you add rhythm with reverb and compressors pumping, filters and EQs opening and closing, delays morphing, and tube distortion warming and cooling.

Soundsnap is home to over 380,00 high-quality, project-ready sound effects. Soundsnap members include filmmakers, podcasters, game designers, and musicians. Working with some of the world's best recordists & sound designers guarantees top-quality sound effects ready to be used in your next project. Join the next .wav today by joining the number one SFX source for some of the industry's biggest names. Studio Magic owners get access to Soundsnap for 30 days.

SPL Attacker Plus Microplug delivers part of the same magical envelope shaping provided by the original Transient Designer hardware, replicating the edge and punch provided by the Attack knob. Providing just a single knob that lets you dial in all the transient punch you could ever need, Attacker Plus also sports a soft peak limiter and a dry/wet control, allowing total flexibility across a wide range of content and a worry-free workflow in the digital world.

UJAM Virtual Bassist Rowdy is your loudmouthed, high-energy bassist with bite! If your bass has to cut through heavy drums and a wall of guitars, ROWDY is the perfect solution. ROWDY confidently adds picked, overdriven electric bass sounds to your track, suitable for a variety of styles, from powerful punk to rock and modern metal. It can be tame, but it's wild. With a hand-picked, heavily modified vintage bass guitar, hot amps, a fuzz box and even an octave guitar. It's definitely a rocker and could use a shower, but we're too scared to ask...

UVI Model D lets you experience the presence and power of a Concert Grand Model D, captured in one of the finest studios in the world with deep tone-shaping tools, pro-grade effects, and adjustable mic positions. Model D delivers a finely tempered software piano exhibiting the effortless playability and sound of a real concert grand. Each note was carefully multi-sampled at a number of velocity levels with and without sustain. These samples were then carefully scripted with advanced keygroup layers and rule switching provided by the UVI Engine, allowing the sustain pedal and release samples to articulate in a natural way, reflective of the physical instrument to ensure the most natural feel and the best playability possible.