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Simple, reliable, and portable.

Whether you are a musician, producer, or podcaster on a tight budget, the AudioBox USB® 96 audio interface is for you! This simple, handy little audio/MIDI interface has just the right features for basic recording needs, allowing you to plug in and start recording up to 24-bit, 96 kHz audio right away. Bus-powered and built to travel, the AudioBox USB 96 makes recording easy.

The AudioBox USB 96 audio interface’s two front-panel combo mic/instrument inputs make it ideal for singer/songwriters, podcasters, and guitar or guitar-bass collaborations. Simply connect a couple of mics and you have an easy-to-use stereo recording system. A mix control lets you control the level between the input signal and computer playback, without hearing annoying delays. You also get a pair of balanced line-level outputs, an ultra-loud, crystal-clear headphone out, plus MIDI I/O, so you can connect your favorite synth or MIDI controller. The result is a simple, affordable, mobile recording solution.

Just the right size.

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Roadworthy and ready to travel.

Here is a mobile audio interface in the best sense of the term. We gave the AudioBox USB 96 a heavy-duty steel chassis so it can take a serious pounding and remain completely reliable. Its screaming-loud headphone output ensures you can hear your music loud and clear, even in noisy locations. And it’s USB 2.0 bus-powered, so you can record with it anywhere you can use a laptop. Simply drop it in your laptop bag or slap it on a tabletop.

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World-class recording software included.

While the AudioBox USB 96 audio interface works with virtually all Mac and Windows audio-recording software, it comes with a free license for PreSonus’ Studio One® Artist DAW, giving you a complete recording solution. Built by creative people for creative music production, Studio One is easy to learn and enables you to compose, record, and produce your masterpiece without getting distracted by the tools. Studio One also enjoys a robust online community of enthusiastic and helpful users you can turn to for advice.

Built for the studio and the road.

Whether you're just getting into recording or are a veteran producer who wants to go mobile, the AudioBox USB 96 audio interface will give you great sound in a bus-powered, rugged chassis that's ready to hit the road when you are. The perfect companion for any recording software, the AudioBox USB 96 comes equipped with Studio One Artist to provide you with a complete recording solution right out of the box. Check out the AudioBox USB 96 and Studio One at your favorite PreSonus dealer.

Digital Mixing Redefined. Again.

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A classic that deserves celebration.

The AudioBox USB96 has been responsible for the great sound on countless albums, podcasts, live streams, and Zoom calls and here at PreSonus, we wanted to honor that with a special 25th Anniversary Edition featuring a sleek, black enclosure. Now you can choose your color: classic PreSonus blue or 25th Anniversary matte black.

Digital Mixing Redefined. Again.

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Computer system requirements:

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for AudioBox USB 96.

Mac

  • macOS® 10.11 or higher (64-bit only) or later
  • Intel® Core Duo processor (Intel Core™ 2 Duo or Intel Core i3 or better recommended)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)

Windows

  • Windows® 7x 64/x86 SP1 or Windows 8/8.1 x64/x86 or Windows 10 x64/x86
  • Intel Core 2 processor (Intel Core i3 processor or better recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Windows and Mac Systems

  • USB 2.0 Port
  • Internet connection (for activation)
  • Monitor with at least 1024x768 resolution
  • 20 GB hard-disk space
  • Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended

The minimum system requirements may differ for DAWs other than Studio One. Please check the requirements for your DAW of choice with its manufacturer.

Note that the speed of your processor, amount of RAM and size and speed of your hard drive will greatly affect the overall performance of your recording system.

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Technical Specifications

Microphone Preamp

Type XLR Female Balanced
Frequency Response (±3.0 dB) 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Input Impedance (Balanced) 1200Ω
THD+N (unwtd, 1 kHz @ +4 dBu Output, Unity Gain) < 0.008%
S/N Ratio (Unity Gain, Ref. = +4 dBu, 20 Hz to 22 kHz) > 95 dB
Common Mode Rejection Ratio (1 kHz, 55 dB Gain) > 45 dB
Gain Control Range (± 1 dB) +10 dB to 55 dB
Max Input Level (Unity Gain, 1 kHz @ 0.5% THD+N) -3 dBu
Phantom Power (±2 VDC) +48 VDC

Instrument Input

Type ¼" TS Female Unbalanced
Input Impedance 0.5 MΩ
Gain Control Range (± 1 dB) +5 dB to 50 dB

Line Outputs

Type ¼" Balanced
Output Impedance 51Ω

Headphone Output

Type ¼" TRS Active Stereo
Maximum Output 60 mW/Ch @ 60Ω Load
Frequency Response (±1.0 dB) 20 Hz - 30 kHz

MIDI I/O

Type Dual 5-pin Female DIN

Digital Audio

ADC Dynamic Range (A-wtd, 48 kHz Sample Rate) 105 dB
DAC Dynamic Range (A-wtd, 48 kHz Sample Rate) 105 dB
Bit Depth 24
Reference Level for 0 dBFS +4 dBu
Internal Sample Frequency Selections (kHz) 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96
Power USB 2.0 bus-powered

Physical

Dimensions 1/3U (steel chassis)
Height 5.5” (139.7 mm)
Depth 1.75" (44.45 mm)
Width 5.5” (139.7 mm)
Weight 1.3 lbs (0.59 kg)