PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 Studio Hardware and Software Recording Kit (Black)

PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 Studio Hardware and Software Recording Kit (Black)


The PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 is a serious candidate for the best audio USB interface for less than $100. This small, convenient audio/MIDI interface offers just the essential capabilities for basic recording needs, allowing you to plug it in and start recording audio at up to 24-bit, 96-kHz right away.

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You’ve become obsessed with podcasting. You know your idea for a new program on how best to raise show goats will take off like a dog chasing a squirrel. First, you need some equipment, but what? A microphone? Headphones? A USB audio interface? What about software? How do you decide what to buy?

Instead of spending hours researching each piece of equipment, all you need is the PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 Studio Hardware and Software Recording Kit. This hardware and software bundle is all you’ll need to get started – with some top quality equipment to boot.

Everything comes with this bundle: audio USB interface, a large diaphragm condenser microphone, comfortable over-the-ear headphones, Studio One Artist Edition, Studio Magic plug-in suite and all the cables you’ll need. PreSonus is good about that.

This bundle is perfect for beginning podcasters, budding music producers and artists sticking their toes into the digital recording water.

First, let’s look at the PreSonus AudioBox USB 96. The audio USB interface comes with two front-panel input channels, two combo microphone and instrument inputs, headphone jack with level control, mixer control, MIDI I/O and main output level control. The equipment is powered by USB and has a sturdy construction.

The PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 is the third iteration of PreSonus’s audio USB interface. This 25th Anniversary edition comes in all black with an all-metal chassis and metal knobs. It is compatible with both Windows and Mac computers.

Next, the bundle includes the PreSonus M7 large-diaphragm condenser microphone, a mic stand, cloth carrying bag and a 10-foot XLR cable. PreSonus says this mic was designed for performers and entry-level podcasters who need great quality on a budget.

The PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 bundle also includes PreSonus HD7 over-the-ear headphones. They’re lightweight with comfortable ear pads and an 8-foot connection cable. The headphones feature high resolution drivers, a precision-tuned acoustic chamber and extended bass response. These headphones are easy to wear and just what you need for a long day of recording, mixing or editing.

But all that equipment needs software. And this bundle has you covered with its popular Studio One Artist Edition software. All you need is Studio One to record, produce, mix, compose, master and perform your music. The software has integrated tools that can take you from concept to concert. PreSonus says Studio One is the “DAW that does it all.”

Other features for Studio One include a drag-and-drop workflow, Harmonic Editing, a boatload of plug-ins, Mix Engine FX, Scratch Pads, Clip Gain Envelopes, Impact XT, Sample One XT, Presence XT, Notion, score, drum and piano roll views, Sound Variations and third-party plug-ins.

As if that wasn’t enough, PreSonus also threw in Studio Magic, which includes tutorials, sound libraries, virtual instruments and effects plug-ins to use with Studio One.

You won’t find a better beginning bundle than this one from PreSonus. Combine the versatility of the PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 Studio Hardware and Software Recording Kit with the fine customer service from GigaSonic, and you have a deal that’s hard to pass up.

Now that you have the equipment you need, it’s time to start scheduling interviews with professional goat breeders and show judges. Then you’ll be able to launch your podcast and expose the public to the exciting world of goat breeding.

Everything in the PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 Studio Hardware and Software Recording Kit is of superb quality, just like the service and attention you’ll get from GigaSonic technicians. And the kit is covered by GigaSonic’s 1-year Giga Guarantee. At GigaSonic, we’ve got your back!


  • AudioBox USB 96:
    Bus-powered USB audio and MIDI interface
    Perfect match with Studio One Artist software for Mac and Windows
    24-bit resolution
    44.1, 48, 88.1, and 96 kHz sampling rates
    Two XLR-1/4" combo mic/instrument inputs with Class-A mic preamplifiers
    48V phantom power (for included M7 microphone or other condenser microphones)
    Zero-latency monitoring via internal analog mixer
    Headphone jack with level control (for included HD7 headphones or other headphones)
    1/3 RU rackmountable
    Computer-to-interface connection cable included
  • M7 Microphone:
    Large-diaphragm condenser
    Cardioid polar pattern
    40 Hz to 18 kHz frequency response
    136 dB maximum SPL
    Mic stand adapter
    Phantom-powered via AudioBox USB interface
    9' cable included
    Cloth carry bag included
  • HD7 Headphones:
    Neodymium resolution drivers
    Precision-tuned acoustic chamber
    Extended bass response
    Built tough to withstand abuse
    Auto-fit head pads
    Comfortable and long-lasting earpads
    8.2' single-sided cable
    Optimized pressure
  • 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


  • AudioBox USB 96:
    Type: USB Interface
    Computer Connectivity: USB 2.0
    Form Factor: Portable, Desktop
    Simultaneous I/O: 2 x 2
    Number of Preamps: 2
    Phantom Power: Yes
    A/D Resolution: 24-bit/96kHz
    Built In DSP/FX: 20 Native effect plug-ins
    Analog Inputs: 2 x XLR-1/4" combo (mic/instrument)
    Analog Outputs: 2 x 1/4" (main out)
    Headphones: 1 x 1/4"
    MIDI I/O: In/Out
    USB: 1 x Type B
    Software: Studio One Artist (included)
    OS Requirements - Mac: OS X 10.11 or later, Intel Core i3 or higher, 8GB RAM or more recommended
    OS Requirements - PC: Windows 7 SP1 64-bit or later, Intel Core i3 or higher, 8GB RAM or more recommended
    Bus Powered: Yes
    Power Supply: USB bus powered
    Height: 5.5"
    Width: 5.5"
    Depth: 1.75"
    Weight: 5 lbs.
Weight 10 lbs