PreSonus AudioBox 22VSL
PreSonus AudioBox 22VSL

AudioBox 22VSL, USB audio interface from PreSonus in the Audiobox series.

Public price: $199 VAT
mrjason 02/05/2013

PreSonus AudioBox 22VSL : mrjason's user review

« Preamp is not that good »

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The AudioBox 22VSL from PreSonus is one of those interfaces that I didn’t expect to be able to do much with. Mainly because I know how these type of interfaces (in t his price range) usually have horrible preamps and they are not warm. The 22VSL did have a rather noisy preamp and it would definitely affect the recordings. When I was using this interface I was recording with Studio One DAW and sometimes Cubase. Studio One actually came with it so I just started recording with that program because this was before I even thought about Pro Tools.


For the money I was able to do exactly what I wanted to do with this interface and that was just record some ideas and songs that I have in my head. I was able to use this interface right from my bedroom, it is small and well built.


If you have a little understanding of working with EQ and adding effects and really working with the vocals you can probably get a pretty good sound with this interface. But I didn’t have any knowledge of that stuff at the time so I just didn’t understand how to make anything sound better. I was only using a Shure SM58 microphone with it because at the time I didn’t have the money to get a better mic.


This interface was very easy to set up, and using Studio One was pretty easy considering it was the first time I had even used that program. It really wasn’t until I purchased a better micropohone and better interface that I realized how poor the recording quality was with this interface. This interface is only for the artists who want to record some small stuff from the privacy of their own home or room. The quality you can get if you have a better microphone might be a little better but I still think there is no way you can get a great recording out of this interface. It does have 2 instrument inputs though which was great for my guitars.