PreSonus AudioBox iOne: A Quick Look

Especially designed for songwriters and guitarists on the move, the PreSonus AudioBox iOne 2×2 USB/iPad Recording System allows you to record voices and instrument compositions on a Windows PC, Mac, or iPad.

This is a plug-and-play recorder capable of creating highly professional recordings with the help of its easy-to-use recording software.

Connections

Opt for the affordable Capture for iPad to increase recording capacity to 32 tracks. USB bus powered, the AudioBox iOne is the recommended recording and production software for Mac and Windows.

Transfer wirelessly all your recordings to Studio One 3 DAW software to edit and mix your transferred files. Complete projects on your laptop using this same Studio One 3 DAW software. 

Connect your guitar or other instrument through the iOne’s instrument input, then capture your voice through its mic input. The PreSonus AudioBox iOne will connect you with professional- quality 24-bit/96 kHz converters, sweet-sounding class A mic preamplifier, and balanced TRS monitor outputs.

PreSonus AudioBox iOne 2x2 USB/iPad Audio Interface with Studio One Artist and Ableton Live Lite DAW Recording Software
  • Bus-powered USB 2.0/iPad audio interface
  • 1 instrument input & 1 microphone input with low-noise, high-headroom, Class A mic preamplifier & +48V phantom power
  • Start recordings with Capture Duo for iPad one-tap recording application, then finish songs with wireless transfer to included, easy-to-use Studio One 3 DAW software (Mac/Windows)
  • Software includes 30 Native Effects, 4 virtual Instruments, and over 6 GB of beats and sample content
  • Compatible with almost all recording software for Mac, Windows, and iPad

Compatible with standard iOS power accessories, this recorder is tenaciously built but weighs just 1.35 lbs. Sonic functionalities are extended with the inclusion of the Studio Magic plug-in suite.

You’ll have access to 7 plug-ins in AAX, VST, and AU formats including Eventide H910, Eventide 2016 Stereo Room, Arturia Analog Lab Lite, Lexicon MPX – i Reverb, Brainworx bx_opto, SPL Attacker, Plugin Alliance, and Maag Audio EQ2.

The PreSonus AudioBox iOne 2×2 USB/iPad Recording System includes virtual instruments and effects, interfaces and mixers like the AudioBox i-series, Studio-series interfaces, PreSonus AudioBox USB, StudioLive Series III, StudioLive RML-series mixers, and StudioLive AR USB.

Features Of The PreSonus AudioBox IOne

  • Has item dimensions of 3.25” x 9” x 8.75”
  • Weighs approximately 1.4 lbs.
  • Powered by USB bus 2.0/iPad audio interface
  • Comes with 1 mic & 1 instrument input with Class A mic preamp & +48V phantom power
  • Creates studio-quality 24-bit resolution with 44.1, 88.2, and 96 kHz sampling rates
  • Create full songs with unlimited audio with the Studio One 3 Artist for Mac and PCs
  • Control the master out and headphone out separately

Pros  

  • Includes the free Capture Duo to capture stereo recordings on iPad
  • Includes the Studio One Artist 3 for PC/Mac music production
  • Gain access to 4 virtual instruments
  • Access and use 6+ GB sample content and beats
  • Mix your recordings with 30 native effects
  • Includes the Studio Magic plug-in suite for virtual instruments and effects
  • Choose the optional, affordable Capture for iPad to record up to 32 tracks
  • Control the master out and headphone out separately

Cons

  • Incompatible with some PCs
  • Does not come with the driver CD, requires download from Apple Mac store
PreSonus AudioBox iOne 2x2 USB/iPad Audio Interface with Studio One Artist and Ableton Live Lite DAW Recording Software
  • Bus-powered USB 2.0/iPad audio interface
  • 1 instrument input & 1 microphone input with low-noise, high-headroom, Class A mic preamplifier & +48V phantom power
  • Start recordings with Capture Duo for iPad one-tap recording application, then finish songs with wireless transfer to included, easy-to-use Studio One 3 DAW software (Mac/Windows)
  • Software includes 30 Native Effects, 4 virtual Instruments, and over 6 GB of beats and sample content
  • Compatible with almost all recording software for Mac, Windows, and iPad

Verdict on the PreSonus AudioBox IOne

If you are a guitarist or a songwriter, the PreSonus AudioBox iOne 2×2 USB/iPad Recording System offers you the perfect plug-and-play recorder to record your voice and instrument in stereophonic sound.

This is one handy tool that all budding musicians and recordists must have in their toolkits, especially if they fancy achieving sophisticated recordings on their iPads.