PreSonus is shipping AudioBox 1.2, a free update.
The update is designed to enhance the performance and versatility of their AudioBox 1818VSL interface and provides new features for its AudioBox USB, AudioBox 22VSL and AudioBox 44VSL audio/MIDI interfaces.
One of the enhancements for the AudioBox 1818VSL is that support has been added for AB1818VSL Remote for iPad. With this free app, you can control parameters in Virtual StudioLive for AudioBox 1818VSL from an iPad, including volume, pan, aux sends, FX buses, and Fat Channel parameters.
As a result, users can use an AudioBox 1818VSL and USB-connected laptop as a mixer/recorder for small gigs, rehearsal spaces, and mobile churches, with the iPad serving as a touchscreen mixing surface. In the studio, you can manage the monitor mixes from your iPad while dedicating your computer screen to a DAW.
A firmware update rescales the preamp tapers on the AudioBox 1818VSL to add more headroom; Virtual StudioLive for 1818VSL now sends all channels to outputs 7/8 (headphones) by default.
With the AudioBox 1.2 update, AudioBox-series interfaces become compatible with USB 3.0.
This update is also designed to provide enhancements for specific AudioBox-series models:
- The AudioBox USB gains a new Windows driver and a new Windows control panel to adjust buffer size and sample rate.
- The meters in Virtual StudioLive for all AudioBox VSL-series interfaces have been recalibrated to match the RMS meters in PreSonus’ Studio One DAW.
- All AudioBox VSL-series interfaces have been integrated into Studio One Cue Mix, providing volume and pan control over monitor mixes with the same near-zero latency that Virtual StudioLive software provides.
This free update is recommended for all AudioBox-series users. AudioBox 1.2 can be downloaded from the Technical Support section of the PreSonus Web site.
AB1818VSL Remote is a free download from the Apple App Store.