PreSonus AudioBox 44VSL
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PreSonus AudioBox 44VSL

AudioBox 44VSL, USB audio interface from PreSonus in the Audiobox series.

public price: $299 VAT
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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 4 reviews )
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Value For Money : Excellent
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sw8011/12/2012

sw80's review"Low latency and great preamps"

PreSonus AudioBox 44VSL
The PreSonus AudioBox 44VSL connects to your computer through USB connection. It is a 4in and 4out interface that has 2 preamps built in and MIDI options as well. My band has been using this interface since March and the first thing that I noticed with it is how great the preamps are. I did not expect to get nice and quiet preamps that have a nice warm sound for such an affordable price. Though we do not use this interface for all of our recordings because sometimes we need more ins and outs but when we do use it, it never gives us any troubles. The audio connections are TRS, there are no digital inputs or outputs on the 44VSL.

UTILIZATION

We have not experienced any latency when recording this interface, it is not 0 latency though because the latency is so low that the naked ear can not hear it. The drivers are very stable, I am running this interface most of the time on a VISTA laptop and I have run it with Cubase and Reason. It has worked great on all interfaces.

GETTING STARTED

Getting started with the 44VSL is pretty simple, once you get the drivers squared away it is pretty much plug and play. You just need to make sure you fully understand setting up an interface within your DAW software. In Reason it was very quick, it only took a few minutes and we were able to start using it right away. In Cubase it took a little more tweaking to get it to work like it does in Reason. The manual does come with it, it will help you set it up and get it running.

OVERALL OPINION

This interface is solid, and it is very affordable. I would recommend this to someone who is not recording that many tracks simultaneously and has a small or home studio. The sound quality when recording is top notch!
triton5911/14/2014

triton59's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

PreSonus AudioBox 44VSL
What characteristics have motivated your choice?
The price and 4 outputs: one plays on sequences for about 450 € (at the time it has fallen since) I can send the bass in his amp, the rest in the sound and put a metronome drummer.

For what purpose? Mainly home studio. It is also used to record some of our sessions and get a better result with a simple micro

What is your config (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard, ...)? Asus ROG one with 8GB of RAM and Windows 7

Which instruments and systems (console, preamp, DTD ...) you use it and how connections? Electric and acoustic guitars, bass, beta57 / 58, rode NT2A the usual electronic cables, battery alesis dm10, VoiceLive 2

UTILIZATION

The drivers are stable? Never had to worry
Are they often updated? Often enough
What software do you use most often? Cubase Elements 7
What you get lag? Imperceptible
How many tracks you get to record / playback simultaneously? Register: 4, read: it depends on the number of VST and ASIO load but I never needed to limit.

GETTING STARTED

The installation is done it without problems?
To have done many times, is no installation problem

Have you experienced any incompatibilities?
Do not talk about bad luck! Never far

The general configuration is easy?
Child

The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
It is very complete, we even learned a few tricks of mixing.

OVERALL OPINION

How long have you use it?
Long, I think 3-4 years

What is so special that you like most and least?
The price for about € 450 (250 now) A 4 inputs / outputs with 48V power supply that's all good. In addition, the sound is clean.

Have you tried many other models before buying it?
I had a Tascam us-122L at the beginning and then I spent the step up with this one.

How would you rate the quality / price?
Very good, that's what made me decide

With experience, you do again this choice?
No, speed or what kind of equipment is changing so I had to consider changing the sound card after three years of use I would choose a newer model. Just fear that the drivers are not updated after a moment.
Kergo02/08/2013

Kergo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent product!"

PreSonus AudioBox 44VSL
What motivated my choice:
Input / output noon.
4 Inputs: 2 line / instrument inputs + 2 Mic / line
Phantom power
Front:
independent monitor and headphone volume.
1 gain knob for each channel.
Button mix his computer / direct
Class A preamps XMAS reputable.
Presonus recognized brand on the market.
The preamps are very good quality. It must be brought to the limit of peak determined by a red LED to draw the quintessence.

Used with Nuendo and Cubase on a laptop with Vista dual core 4 gigabytes of RAM and another PC running Windows 7 4 GB of ram and quad. This system is less stable ... In both cases the DD are partitioned into 2.
The card is plugged in USB 2.

In this config I can make models of quality.
I record guitars, vocals and keyboard via MIDI and / or via a USB keyboard plugged into the pc with Halion, Sample Tank and Kompletes Elements from Native.

UTILIZATION

The driver is stable whatever happens sometimes when you open the setting interface sound card, once closed you can not re-open without re-start the PC.

The software most used by me is Nuendo.

I currently recorded two tracks simultaneously. I could save 4.
Read more carefree 25 tracks.

Latency I get is less than 7 ms.

However, I prefer playing sometimes increase the buffer to be less rowing the computer.

GETTING STARTED

Installation is fast and without any problem.

The control interface is very easy to use. The settings are simple.
One caveat, it should not be forgotten in the management interface, click the Off button before starting a recording session with the DAW.

This card can be used without a DAW or startup and entering the management interface of the card by putting it ON can incorporate effects, equalize the sound input.

The manual is sufficient.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for about 1 year.
I had previously an Alesis I / O 2 and a Yamaha Audiogram 3. Neither of these cards arrive at the ankle of the Presonus.

What I like is the sound quality.
Least that often, once open the setting interface we can not reopen it again without re-start the PC. But this is not really a problem because once set, there is no change to mix history except for the computer less tiring. But this is not mandatory.

A quality / price excellent.
profx01/25/2013

profx's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Almost flawless, but it's good"

PreSonus AudioBox 44VSL
The next design is pretty cool, too bad there is not enough to put it in a rack with brackets (for now).
Obviously being able to 96Khz registered with 114dB I decided for the price.
Most of this card is to have integrated digital effects for inputs, supported by the sound card (compression, reverb ...). You can register using the registration effects in or out.
And for us, Windows user, the USB indispensable.
My config includes a Korg R3, snow Virus, Blofeld Wardolf, analog effect pedal Boss ...
And a laptop Windows Seven Duo CPU + RAM 3GB 2x2GHz with a SSD hard drive. Why the SSD? Simply loading speed and disk usage in recording audio inputs and the use of VST and VSTi ...
The little thing indispensable, USB HUB, practice to have only taken to connect to the laptop. For the time being no conflict between machines using USB sound card.
Oh and for the use of music software, screen to17 additional.

UTILIZATION

May have to turn off and on the sound card if she is not taking the first shot (I disconnect the USB often as I turn on my laptop and he travels a lot).
Just a bug when a vst kidding, audio software Studio One plant.
I have not tried recording 4 tracks with effects whether it takes the impact. But recording 4 tracks no effect, no complaints.

GETTING STARTED

The supplied software to configure the sound card is not very intuitive for a novice. Was struggling to understand how to use the audio outputs. You should know that outputs 1 and 2 are identical to the master output and headphone jack, not great, but good.
Once the use of options and effects similar card, it runs well.

OVERALL OPINION

The advantage of using the 96Khz and 114dB card is to record audio lossless or small. We do not differentiate between live and recorded sound. And for VSTi, no complaints, great sound spring, unless you config 44Khz.
But the only concern is that my computer can not bear the load processor 96Khz.
In use, I work for everything 96Khz audio recording then create a virtual instrument and recording a track continuous conversion of a VSTi audio ... and all that formatting, setting Preset ... I am working in 44Khz to reduce CPU load.
There is a version with 8 voice sound card, but personally, it suits me. Easy to carry if necessary audio output 3 and 4 to send sound effects or other analog to tweak and re-record ... robust housing, the main facade.
I hesitated with the RME Babyface, but I do not regret the purchase, since my use for electro, it amply meets its share of the work.