PreSonus introduces revolutionary AudioBoxT VSL-series interfaces
PreSonus has introduced the AudioBoxT 22VSL, AudioBox 44VSL, and AudioBox 1818VSL interfaces.
The manufacturer describes the series as ‘revolutionary’ due to the fact that all processing is done on a computer, using bundled PreSonus Virtual StudioLive (VSL) software that boasts ‘extremely low latency’.
The ‘bargain-priced’ interfaces deliver reverb and delay effects with dedicated effects buses and include the same fat channel compression, limiting, three-band semi-parametric EQ, and high-pass filter options found in the new StudioLive 16.0.2 mixer.
The first of these interfaces is the compact, two-in, two-out AudioBox 22VSL. The bus-powered interface offers two combo mic/instrument inputs and two balanced L/R main outputs. Due to the included VSL software, it provides two stereo effects buses with reverb and delay and fat channel dynamics processors, EQ, and high pass filter on both inputs and both DAW returns.
The four-in, four-out AudioBox 44VSL, meanwhile, gives users an 8x4 software mixer with low-latency, fat channel processing for each analogue input and DAW return, plus two stereo effects buses with reverb and delay. The interface offers two mic/line inputs, two mic/instrument inputs, two balanced main L/R outputs, and four additional balanced line outputs.
Lastly, the new AudioBox 1818VSL is a professional interface incorporating two mic/instrument inputs and six mic/line inputs. It also features eight-channel ADAT I/O, stereo S/PDIF I/O, Midi I/O, and a word-clock output. With the included VSL software, the AudioBox 1818VSL provides a computer-based 26 x 18 ultra-low latency mixer with two stereo effects buses for reverb and delay.
All three AudioBox VSL-series interfaces feature Class A XMAXT preamps with 48V phantom power, 24-bit, 96 kHz converters with 114dB dynamic range, and a 150mW headphone output.
The manufacturer is keen to state that the AudioBox VSL-series do not replace the current AudioBox USB.