The PreSonus AudioBox USB 2x2 USB recording system is an excellent solution for achieving high-quality, professional-sounding recordings no matter where you are. The AudioBox USB is a USB bus-powered audio recording interface loaded with 2 microph...
Whether you are a musician, producer, or podcaster on a tight budget, the AudioBox USB® is for you! This simple, handy little recording interface has just the right features for basic recording needs, allowing you to plug in and start recording right away. Bus-powered and built to travel, the AudioBox USB makes recording easy.more
The PreSonus AudioBox USB 2x2 USB recording system is an excellent solution for achieving high-quality, professional-sounding recordings no matter where you are. The AudioBox USB is a USB bus-powered audio recording interface loaded with 2 microphone/instrument inputs with 48V phantom power, 2 balanced TRS outputs, and MIDI I/O so you can stay portable without sacrificing your sound. The AudioBox USB also comes with Studio One Artist music creation and production software which has the same platform and intuitive interface as Studio One Pro but with an unlimited track count so you can start recording right out of the box.
PreSonus Audio has won numerous awards for designing quality microphone preamplifiers for all price levels. The AudioBox USB is loaded with preamps that deliver high headroom, low noise, and high gain to give you pure, full, and rich sound. Most USB recording devices operate at a 16-bit sample rate and use converters with dynamic ranges of less than 90dB which gives you a pinched and relatively small sound. The AudioBox USB, however, uses professional-grade analog to digital converters with a dynamic range of 102dB and 24-bit sample rate so that the digital conversion is big, quiet, and musical, making it one of the best sounding USB bus-powered interface on the market.
The AudioBox USB is bus-powered giving you the flexibility you need with no wall warts, line lumps, or power cables. Just plug in to a powered USB port and you are ready to record. The AudioBox USB is housed in an all-metal chassis with metal knobs able to withstand the rigors of travel and your touring adventures. Just toss the AudioBox USB in your laptop bag and mobilize your music creation and production. Whether you're recording your shows, creating a mix on the plane, or writing songs in your hotel room, the AudioBox is ready to go.
I bought this interface to be able to practice without an amp and for recording into the computer. It works well and provides for the most basic controls when recording. There is some feedback when used with headphones, but that is the only inconsistency with this product.
Bought this off of a friend for $60, though they retail at Guitar Center for $130, and damn that was a steal. This thing drives the core of my studio. All of my mic and vocal recordings go through here.
This was/is my first audio interface though, i never used the midi input and ive only used the mic input messing around, so its mainly just connected to monitors and headphones. i first picked it up in a bundle with headphones (hd7s), a condensor mic (m7). And studio live Daw which ive also never really used because i lost the install disk haha.
This audio interface is very good for beginners. Its sound quality is good but can be better but for the price, I'm happy. Once you have a grasp on how to work audio interfaces this should definitely be upgraded. Also very good for recording things like bass and guitar.
Of course, if I had a lot of money to throw around, I probably would have gotten a more expensive and professional device. HOWEVER, this little thing is no joke. I use my Sterling Audio ST51 (about $100 mic), pop filter, and vocal shield. The results are phenomenal. Zero "white" noise, pure raw vocals, and not much effort software wise (Studio One 2 Artist). I recommend this to any beginner.
It works ok, latency is a problem. If you are wanting to use it for Ableton know it won't support curious g. You need an audio interface with two sets of outs 1/2 & 3/4