PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 Desktop 2×2 USB Audio/MIDI Interface (25th-Anniversary Black)


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PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 MIDI Interface
PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 Desktop 2×2 USB Audio/MIDI Interface (25th-Anniversary Black)


PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 MIDI Interface 25th-Anniversary – Musicians, Podcasters, Producers – USB Type-A Connectivity – 1 Headphone Output, 2 Line/Monitor Outs – Phantom Power, Direct Monitor, MIDI I/O

PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 MIDI Interface 25th-Anniversary desktop 2×2 USB audio interface offers Class-A mic preamps with phantom power, MIDI I/O, and simple operability in a portable and sturdy steel chassis that is conveniently bus-powered.

The PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 MIDI Interface 25th-Anniversary utilizes 24-bit converters at sampling rates up to 96 kHz to ensure the integrity and detail of your signals, whether recording or mixing. The two XLR-1/4″ combo inputs let you record microphones (dynamic or condenser) or instruments such as electric guitar while monitoring with zero latency via the adjustable direct monitor mix.

With two 1/4″ line/monitor outs and a stereo headphone output, the interface can drive a set of speakers and headphones while offering independent volume controls for both. If you have MIDI gear such as a keyboard controller, synthesizer, or drum machine, simply connect them to the interface’s 5-pin MIDI ports to smoothly integrate them into your production setup.

The PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 MIDI Interface 25th-Anniversary is bundled with Studio One Artist DAW software for Mac and Windows and includes the Studio Magic plug-in suite, delivering a host of effects, virtual instruments, and third-party loops, software, and instruments sounds.

Class-A Microphone Preamps

The PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 MIDI Interface 25th-Anniversary two Class-A mic preamps treat your sources to sound quality typical of more expensive devices. With switchable 48V phantom power and XLR-1/4″ combo inputs, the interface is more than capable of accommodating dynamic or condenser microphones and electric instruments such as guitar, bass, and keyboard.

High-Resolution Converters

Boasting support for digital resolutions up to 24-bit / 96 kHz, the AudioBox USB 96 is equipped to perform AD/DA conversion with clarity and precision. It can also serve as a quality DAC for playback of high-resolution files from your computer.

Headphone and Monitor Outputs

Thanks to the interface’s two 1/4″ line/monitor outputs and stereo headphone output, you can easily hook up a pair of speakers and studio headphones and independently adjust their volume levels via separate knobs on the front panel.

Latency-Free Monitoring

The PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 MIDI Interface 25th-Anniversary features a direct monitor function with a mix control, allowing you to make the perfect blend of the zero-latency live input signal and the return signal from your computer.


Integration of MIDI equipment is no problem for the PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 MIDI Interface. It offers traditional 5-pin MIDI I/O for straightforward connectivity with common gear such as a MIDI keyboard controller, synthesizer, or drum machine.

Bus Powered over USB

Travel light with the PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 MIDI Interface; it is powered via a USB connection (USB cable included) to your Mac or Windows computer, so you don’t need to bring an external power supply.

Sturdy and Small

Not only is the interface compact to conserve space on your desk or in your backpack, but it is also sturdy. The steel chassis occupies just 1/3 of a rack space and it can be mounted in a 19″ equipment rack with optional hardware.

Studio One Artist Software

  • Single-window work environment
  • Powerful drag-and-drop functionality
  • Unlimited audio tracks, MIDI tracks, virtual instruments, buses, and FX channels
  • Content browser with convenient sort options and preview player
  • Intuitive MIDI-mapping system
  • Real-time audio time-stretching and resampling
  • Multitrack comping and MIDI editing
  • Transient detection and editing plus groove extraction
  • Automatic delay compensation
  • Advanced automation
  • Integrates tightly with Celemony Melodyne
  • Instantly configures to PreSonus interfaces
  • Compatible with ASIO, Windows Audio, and Core Audio compliant interfaces
  • 26 native effects (32-bit effects) and virtual instrument plug-ins
  • Over 10GB of third-party software, loops, and instruments
  • Mac and Windows compatible

Studio Magic Plug-In Suite

The Studio Magic Plug-in Suite for Mac and Windows includes Ableton Live Lite, tutorials from Melodics, six virtual instruments, and nine popular plug-ins in VST, AU, and AAX formats.

  • Arturia Analog Lab Lite
  • Brainworx bx_opto
  • Brainworx bx_rockrack
  • Cherry Audio Voltage Nucleus
  • iZotope Neutron Elements
  • Klanghelm SDRR2tube
  • KV331 Audio Synthmaster Player
  • Lexicon MPX-i Reverb
  • Mäag Audio EQ2
  • Native Instruments REPLIKA
  • Output Movement
  • SPL Attacker Plus
  • Studio Linked Trophies
  • UJAM Virtual Drummer 2 PHAT
  • UVI Model D



Analog Audio I/O

2 x Combo XLR-1/4" TS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Hi-Z Input (Pin 2 Hot)
2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line/Monitor Output
1 x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output

Phantom Power

+48 V, Selectable On/Off (Applied to All Inputs)

Digital Audio I/O


Host Connection / USB

1 x USB Type-B (USB 2.0)

USB (Non-Host)


Sync I/O


Network I/O



1 x DIN 5-Pin Input
1 x DIN 5-Pin Output

Wireless Connectivity


Memory Card Slot



Frequency Response

Mic Inputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±3 dB
Headphone Outputs:
20 Hz to 30 kHz ±1 dB

Gain/Trim Range

Mic Inputs:
0 dB to +60 dB
Hi-Z Inputs:
-10 dB to +30 dB
Monitor Outputs:
-80 dB to +10 dB

Max Input Level

Mic Inputs:
-3 dBu (Unity Gain, 1 kHz)

Headphone Output Power

60 mW per Channel into 60 Ohms (Max)


Mic Inputs:
1.2 Kilohms (Balanced)
Hi-Z Inputs:
0.5 Megohms (Unbalanced)
51 Ohms (Balanced)

Dynamic Range

AD/DA Converters:
105 dBA (48 kHz Sample Rate)


95 dB (at +4 dBu, 1 kHz, Unity Gain)


Mic Inputs:
< 0.008% (Unweighted, 1 kHz, Unity Gain)


> 45 dB (1 kHz, 55 dB Gain)

Digital Audio

dBFS Reference Level

+4 dBu = 0 dBFS

Sample Rates

44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 kHz

Sample Rate Conversion


Bit Depths


Sync Sources



OS Compatibility

macOS 10.11 or Later (64-Bit Only)
Windows 7 or Later (32-Bit, 64-Bit)

Included Software

Studio One Artist

Compatible Software (Not Included)

Any Core Audio (Mac) Compliant Software

Processor Requirement

Intel Core Duo
Intel Core 2

RAM Requirements

2 GB, 4 GB Recommended
4 GB, 8 GB Recommended

Storage Requirements

20 GB

Minimum Display Resolution

1024 x 768

Mobile Device Compatibility


Required Hardware

Available USB 2.0 Port
USB Cable (Included)

Internet Connection

Required for Registration, Software/Driver Download


Power Requirements

USB Bus Power


Form Factor

Tabletop (Rack-Mountable with Optional Hardware)



Channels of I/O

2 Inputs / 2 Outputs at 96 kHz

Max Sample Rate/Resolution

96 kHz / 24-Bit

Number of Mic Preamps


Input Level Adjustment

2 x Knob





High-Pass Filter


Expansion Slots


Rackmount Size

1 RU (with Optional Hardware, 1/3-Rack)

Anti-Theft Features

Kensington Security Slot


5.5 x 5.5 x 1.75" / 13.97 x 13.97 x 4.45 cm


1.3 lb / 0.6 kg

Packaging Info

Package Weight

2.27 lb

Box Dimensions (LxWxH)

10 x 6.8 x 3.5"

No of Preamps


Inputs / Outputs


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