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  • Input/Output
    • 2 dual-purpose, front-panel, mic/instrument input channels with:
      • Combo XLR mic and balanced ¼" instrument input
      • Class A XMAX™ mic / instrument preamp
      • Individual channel-trim controls with 0 to +35 dBu mic gain range
    • 6 dual-purpose, front-panel, mic/line input channels with:
      • Combo XLR mic and balanced ¼" line input
      • Class A XMAX™ mic preamp
      • Individual channel-trim controls with 0 to +35 dBu mic gain range
    • 2 balanced ¼” main (L/R) line outputs
    • 8 balanced ¼” auxiliary (L/R) line outputs
    • 8 channels ADAT optical input and output (at 44.1 or 48 kHz; 4 channels at 88.2 or 96 kHz)
    • 2 channels (stereo) S/PDIF coaxial input and output
    • 1 stereo ¼” headphone output with level control
    • 1 BNC word-clock output
    • MIDI In/Out
    • 1 USB 2.0 port
  • Meters, Controls, and Features
    • True +48V phantom power for condenser microphones (switchable in two banks for channels 1-4 and 5-8)
    • Main-output level control
    • Power/USB sync LED
    • LED clip indicator for each channel
    • L/R main output meter (dual 7-segment LED ladder)
  • Digitalia
    • 24-bit resolution and 44.1, 48, 88.2, and 96 kHz sampling rate
    • Professional-grade A/D/A converters (+114 dBu dynamic range)
    • Mac®- and Windows®-compatible, including Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and Windows 7
    • Supports ASIO, Core Audio, Direct Sound (Windows XP), Windows Audio Session API (Windows Vista and Windows 7)
  • Physical
    • 1U rack-mountable
      • Road-rugged construction with all-metal chassis and metal knobs
    • Weighs 4.6 lb. (2.1 kg)
    • 18 VDC external power supply (included)
  • Bundled Software
    • Virtual StudioLive™ (VSL) ultra-low-latency control and effects software for Mac® and Windows®; manages:
      • Near-zero-latency monitoring with extensive signal processing
      • 26 x 8 DSP mixer
      • StudioLive™16.0.2 Fat Channel compressor, limiter, expander, high-pass filter, and semi-parametric EQ for each input, and analog output and its DAW return
      • 2 stereo effects buses with reverb and delay
      • More than 50 Fat Channel DSP presets for enhancing instrument and vocal recordings
    • Studio One® Artist 2
      • PreSonus’ revolutionary digital audio workstation for Mac and Windows, with unlimited track count and 10+ GB of third-party resources. With Studio One's Nimbit® extension, you can immediately start selling your music.
    • AB1818VSL Remote (free from the Apple App Store)
      • Provides iPad® remote control over Virtual StudioLive Software

Leo Montoya

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