PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 – 25th Anniversary Matte Black 2×2 USB 2.0 Audio Interface

SKU: AudioBox USB 96 25th Anniversary 

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2×2 USB 2.0 Audio Interface

Our Price: $99.95

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AudioBox USB 96

Whether you are a musician, producer, or podcaster on a tight budget, the AudioBox USB® 96 audio interface is for you! This simple, handy little audio/MIDI interface has just the right features for basic recording needs, allowing you to plug in and start recording up to 24-bit, 96 kHz audio right away. Bus-powered and built to travel, the AudioBox USB 96 makes recording easy.

Just the right size.

The AudioBox USB 96 audio interface’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 audio 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.

World-class recording software included.

While the AudioBox USB 96 audio interface works with virtually all Mac and Windows audio-recording software, it comes with a free license for PreSonus’ Studio One® Artist DAW, giving you a complete recording solution. Built by creative people for creative music production, Studio One is easy to learn and enables you to compose, record, and produce your masterpiece without getting distracted by the tools. Studio One also enjoys a robust online community of enthusiastic and helpful users you can turn to for advice.

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 audio interface 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 to provide you with a complete recording solution right out of the box. Check out the AudioBox USB 96 and Studio One at your favorite PreSonus dealer.

A classic that deserves celebration.

The AudioBox USB96 has been responsible for the great sound on countless albums, podcasts, live streams, and Zoom calls and here at PreSonus, we wanted to honor that with a special 25th Anniversary Edition featuring a sleek, black enclosure. Now you can choose your color: classic PreSonus blue or 25th Anniversary matte black.

​Make your own magic.

At PreSonus, we want to make sure that our audio interfaces come with everything you need to craft your own mesmerizing spells in the studio. That’s why we include Studio One Artist with every audio interface product we make. But here in Louisiana, we have a word: lagniappe. It means “a little something extra,” and it’s in that spirit that we also include the Studio Magic Suite of software with our audio interface products.

The 2020 Studio Magic is a major step up from the 2019 edition, and includes Ableton Live Lite, tutorials from Melodics, 6 virtual instruments, and 9 effects plug-ins in VST, AU, and AAX formats… all unlocked for use inside Studio One Artist with a retail value of over $1000 (US).

Features

  • 2 dual-purpose front-panel input channels, each with high-quality mic preamplifiers
  • 2 combo mic/instrument inputs
  • Individual channel-trim controls with 0 to +35 dBu mic gain range
  • 48V phantom power for condenser microphones
  • Mixer control (blends the input signal with the computer playback stream for zero-latency monitoring)
  • Headphone jack with level control
  • Main-output level control
  • LED clip indicator for each channel

Input/Output

  • 1 USB 2.0 port
  • 2 combo XLR/¼” mic/instrument inputs
  • 2 balanced ¼” main (L/R) line outputs
  • 1 stereo ¼” headphone output
  • MIDI in/out

Digitalia

  • 24-bit resolution and 44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96 kHz sampling rate
  • Professional-grade A/D/A converters (+105 dBu dynamic range)
  • Zero-latency monitoring via internal mixer
  • Compatible with most Mac® and Windows® recording software

Included Software

  • Studio One® Artist
  • Studio Magic Plug-in Suite

Physical

  • 1/3U rack-mountable (with optional 3UMR rack-mounting system)
  • Road-rugged construction with all-metal chassis and metal knobs
  • Weighs just 5 lbs (2.3 kg)
  • Powered via USB bus—no wall wart!

Computer system requirements:

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

macOS®

  • macOS® 10.13 or higher (64-bit only)
  • Intel® Core™ i3 or better
  • Minimum 4GB RAM / Recommended 8GB or more

Windows®

  • Windows® 10 (64-bit only)
  • Intel® Core™ i3/AMD A10 processor or better
  • Minimum 4GB RAM / Recommended 8GB or more

Mac and Windows Systems

  • USB 2.0 port
  • Internet connection
  • Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended
  • 30 GB hard disk space
  • Monitor with 1366×768 resolution

Apple iPad

  • iPad® Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad (4th generation)
  • iOS® 9.0.3 or higher

 

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.

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Technical Specifications

Microphone Preamp

TypeXLR Female Balanced
Frequency Response (±3.0 dB)20 Hz to 20 kHz
Input Impedance (Balanced)1200Ω
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)+10 dB to 55 dB
Max Input Level (Unity Gain, 1 kHz @ 0.5% THD+N)-3 dBu
Phantom Power (±2 VDC)+48 VDC

Instrument Input

Type¼” TS Female Unbalanced
Input Impedance0.5 MΩ
Gain Control Range (± 1 dB)+5 dB to 50 dB

Line Outputs

Type¼” Balanced
Output Impedance51Ω

Headphone Output

Type¼” TRS Active Stereo
Maximum Output60 mW/Ch @ 60Ω Load
Frequency Response (±1.0 dB)20 Hz – 30 kHz

MIDI I/O

TypeDual 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 Depth24
Reference Level for 0 dBFS+4 dBu
Internal Sample Frequency Selections (kHz)44.1, 48, 88.2, 96
PowerUSB 2.0 bus-powered

Physical

Dimensions1/3U (steel chassis)
Height5.5” (139.7 mm)
Depth1.75″ (44.45 mm)
Width5.5” (139.7 mm)
Weight1.3 lbs (0.59 kg)

As a commitment to constant improvement, PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc., reserves the right to change any specification stated herein, at any time, without notification.