[NAMM] PreSonus Unveils AudioBox VSL-series Interfaces
PreSonus has introduced the AudioBox 22VSL, AudioBox 44VSL, and the AudioBox 1818VSL.
These three interfaces deliver reverb and delay effects with dedicated effects buses and the same Fat Channel compression, limiting, 3-band semi-parametric EQ, and high-pass filter found in the new StudioLive 16.0.2 mixer—except that the processing is done on your computer, using bundled PreSonus Virtual StudioLive (VSL) software. VSL also provides editor/librarian functions, and 50 programmed Fat Channel processor presets are included, according to the company.
The new AudioBox VSL-series units ship with PreSonus Studio One Artist DAW (Mac/Windows) and support Core Audio and ASIO.
The first of these interfaces to hit the market will be the 2-in, 2-out AudioBox 22VSL. This AudioBox is bus-powered, offers two combo mic/instrument inputs and two balanced L/R main outputs, and is housed in a steel case. The AudioBox 22VSL is expected to be available in August 2011 with an anticipated street price of $199.
Designed for small bands and home recording, the 4-in, 4-out AudioBox 44VSL offers the same basic features as the AudioBox 22VSL and more. Using the included VSL software, the AudioBox 44VSL gives you an 8x4 software mixer, Fat Channel processing for each analog input and DAW return, plus two stereo effects buses with reverb and delay. The ½U rack-mount interface offers two mic/line inputs, two mic/instrument inputs, two balanced main L/R outputs, and four additional balanced line outputs. The AudioBox 44VSL is expected to ship in September 2011 with an anticipated street price of $299.
The new AudioBox 1818VSL sports 2 mic/instrument inputs and 6 mic/line inputs, all with XMAX preamps; 8-channel ADAT I/O (4 channels at 88.1 or 96 kHz); stereo S/PDIF I/O; MIDI I/O; and word-clock output. With the included VSL software, the AudioBox 1818VSL provides a computer-based 26 x 18 (22x14 at 88.1 or 96 kHz), with two stereo effects buses for the reverb and delay plus the Fat Channel processing from the StudioLive 16.0.2.
The AudioBox 1818VSL is expected to ship in September 2011, with an anticipated street price of $499.
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