PreSonus AudioBox 96 Studio 25th Anniversary Edition with Studio One Artist and Ableton Live Lite DAW Recording Software

(10 customer reviews)


Brand PreSonus
Compatible Devices Personal Computer
Supported Software Ableton Live Lite, Studio One Artist and Studio Magic
Connectivity Technology USB
Number of Channels 2

  • Everything you need to record and produce at home in a single purchase.
  • Rugged AudioBox USB 96 audio/MIDI interface for recording vocals and instruments.
  • Versatile M7 large-diaphragm condenser microphone; ideal for vocals, acoustic instruments, and more.
  • HD7 headphones let you mix, monitor, and produce without bothering your roommates.
  • Studio One Artist and Studio Magic included—that’s over $1000 USD of professional audio software.
  • All required cables included, plus a desktop mic stand.
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Product Description

Get everything you need to produce professional podcasts and music alike with the AudioBox 96 Studio—a complete recording and production package in a single purchase! At the heart of the AudioBox 96 Studio is the PreSonus’ best-selling AudioBox USB® 96 interface, which captures your recordings in stellar studio quality. It’s compatible with both microphones and real instruments, so it’s the right tool for the job—wherever imagination takes you! The versatile M7 large-diaphragm condenser microphone (with stand) is also included, ideal for recording… well, everything; from podcasts to acoustic guitar to voice over dialogue. The crystal-clear HD7 headphones will help you avoid any mic feedback issues during your live streams, while also letting you mix and produce late into the night without bothering anybody. Finally, you get over $1000 USD of inspiring professional audio software—including Studio One Artist and the Studio Magic Suite, so your productions will be a step ahead from day one. We even included all the cables required to hook it all up, so you’ll hit the ground running right out of the box and get your creative vision out into the world faster than anyone else.

From the Manufacturer

The AudioBox USB 96 is PreSonus’ all-time best-selling audio/MIDI interface with two class-A mic preamps and combo input jacks; Studio One Artist is an easy-to-use, intuitive, award-winning DAW for music production, podcasting, and more; versatile M7 condenser microphone sounds great recording nearly anything; HD7 headphones sound incredible and remain comfy through late-night sessions; Studio Magic Suite brings over $1000 USD worth of professional-grade plug-in mojo plus Ableton Live Lite; included cable and stand means no additional accessory purchases required.

From the manufacturer

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Everything you need to record and produce

Start recording today with this complete, all-PreSonus package! Based on the AudioBox USB 96 audio/MIDI interface and award-winning Studio One recording and production software, PreSonus AudioBox 96 Studio is great for creating multitrack recordings, demos, live recordings, podcasts, field recordings for video and sound effects, and much more.


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AudioBox USB 96: Simple, reliable, and portable.

The AudioBox USB 96 is the heart of the AudioBox 96 Studio. This simple, handy little audio/MIDI interface has just the right features for basic recording needs, including two combo mic/instrument inputs and zero-latency monitoring, so you can simply plug in and start recording right away. Bus-powered, built to travel, compatible with most recording software for Mac and Windows, and equipped with high-performance microphone preamplifiers and professional-quality, 24-bit, 96 kHz converters, the AudioBox USB 96 makes high-definition recording easy.

Capture every nuance with the M7 condenser microphone.

Get your mic collection off to a good start with the M7 large-diaphragm condenser microphone. Condenser mics are the overwhelming choice of recording studio professionals, enabling you to capture musical details, harmonics, and subtle nuances that would get lost with dynamic mics. Large-diaphragm condenser microphones, like the M7, tend to “warm up” a sound, making them the go-to microphone for recording vocals and a wide range of instruments.

Hear every detail with HD7 professional headphones.

PreSonus’ high-definition HD7 headphones take advantage of a patented, semi-open sound chamber to deliver exceptionally deep low frequencies with a balanced and yet powerful bass punch. Accurate midrange and extended treble response let you pick out the fine details of a mix or track. The lightweight, ergonomic design adjusts to any head size, offering a comfortable listening experience during long recording sessions.

A classic that deserves celebration.

The AudioBox USB96 has been responsible for the great sound on countless albums, podcasts, live streams, and Zoom calls and here at PreSonus, we wanted to honor that with a special 25th Anniversary Edition featuring a sleek, black enclosure. Now you can choose your color: classic PreSonus blue or 25th Anniversary matte black.

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Studio One Artist makes recording a breeze.

No other entry-level recording and production software is this easy to learn and use, yet is capable of creating studio-quality output. Studio One Artist lets you work quickly and stay focused on your inspiration, offers unlimited tracks and plug-ins, and delivers features not normally found in entry-level DAWs. Access powerful editing tools without wading through menus. Load and save audio clips, MIDI files, and effects by drag-and-drop. Studio One makes it easy! Read more about Studio One Artist.

Studio Magic 2020

Make your own magic.

At PreSonus, we want to make sure that our audio interfaces come with everything you need to craft your own mesmerizing spells in the studio. That’s why we include Studio One Artist with every audio interface product we make. But here in Louisiana, we have a word: lagniappe. It means “a little something extra,” and it’s in that spirit that we also include the Studio Magic Suite of software with our audio interface products.

The 2020 Studio Magic is a major step up from the 2019 edition, and includes Ableton Live Lite, tutorials from Melodics, 6 virtual instruments, and 9 effects plug-ins in VST, AU, and AAX formats… all unlocked for use inside Studio One Artist with a retail value of over one thousand USD!

Additional information

Weight 4.97 kg
Dimensions 9.5 × 13.2 × 5.8 cm
Item Weight

4.97 pounds

Product Dimensions

9.5 x 13.2 x 5.8 inches

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Date First Available

July 20, 2020

Color Name


Compatible Devices

Personal Computer

Hardware Interface

USB 2.0

Supported Software

Ableton Live Lite, Studio One Artist and Studio Magic


USB 96 25th (Matte Black) – 2 Mic Pres

Operating System




10 reviews for PreSonus AudioBox 96 Studio 25th Anniversary Edition with Studio One Artist and Ableton Live Lite DAW Recording Software

  1. Kwan L. Lowe

    Good controls, good sound reproducionI’m not even a hobbyist so take this as you will. I needed a way to pull in two sound inputs for a training video. It was problematic to have two USB inputs to the OBS Studio app I was using on Windows 11. When both mics were plugged in it was giving errors about USB bandwidth. An external audio interface was the recommended solution.Setup was easy enough. No external drivers needed, just plug it in to the USB port. I’m using dual Audio Technica AT2020 mics and a set of cheap monitoring headphones. Windows detected the device and it was immediately available in OBS Studio.Configuring the contols took a little longer. I found that I had to turn the gain on both mics almost all the way up. There’s just a small area where the input was loud enough without suddenly hearing a lot of background white noise. I.e., it didn’t gradually get louder but sounded almost like a switch was flipped.Once recorded the sound was quite good. This may be more to do with the mics themselves, but there was no background noise as I’d heard in the headphone monitor.The device also worked fine with a Linux desktop.Only concern I had is that the USB interface is the older style. I don’t know if this limits the bandwidth of if it evern matters, but it’s just another cable to carry around.

  2. TheFoozer

    Not much direction on setting it up but works wonderfully when you figure it out.My setup consists of an iPad Pro with the Apple USB-C HDMI USB adapter. I wrestled with this thing to get the iPad to recognize the PreSonus device. Tried multiple USB cables thinking it may be a compatibility issue etc. Turns out all you need to do is connect the USB PC/Mac Power cable to your iPad and leave the Device USB port empty on the back. It will pick up immediately! Using the Apple USB-C HDMI USB adapter will allow for USB-C power so you can run all night long. Works perfectly with GarageBand and other apps that allow for third party devices.Link for Apple USB Adapter:

  3. IT Joe

    Good valueIt records good clean audio signal to the computer. All the functions work, the microphone preamps are clean and have adequate gain. I have it paired with a AT-2035 and a Rhode podmic. The podmic needs an additional preamp, like the cloudlifter, since it is a dynamic microphone. It’s odd to have the headphones jack in the back of the unit instead of the front, but it functions. The bonus software was nice, but the “sonus one” application seems to only work with this interface. Overall this was a good purchase for the price

  4. Johnathan P.

    Works wonderfullyThe interface works perfectly. It was a solid replacement for my previous one. Looking to make wonderful music with this box

  5. Customer

    Works just as expectedI was oddly satifisified by the quality of this. People complain about the sound interference, but I have had this issue with a 1700 dollar mixer before. However, what makes this entirely worth the price is that it comes with some 500 dollars worth of free software, including at this time Studio One 6 Artist.

  6. A. Arroyo

    Perfect for starting with electronic music and podcasting.There are plenty reviews here that is obvious 1) they have no clue how this works and 2) somehow expect a $1000 audio interface for $99? Well this box has everything you’ll need for current and FUTURE needs. Why? Chances are you are starting to make music using your iPhone. This works perfect but you’ll need the Camera Connection Kit (CCK, $35~) and an original one if you want to save a LOT of headaches later. If you are using your laptop then no need for the CCK.This has MIDI IN/OUT an integral part of electronic music. You might not need it now but later when buying hardware, you’ll be happy you picked one box with MIDI. With the CCK you’ll be able to record video with DIRECT LINE IN AND IN STEREO. No horrendous sound from the phone internal mic. Connecting this box to the iphone/Ipad and you’ll have crystal clear sound. Yes you’ll also need mics (like shure sm57 and cables) but is worth it. Just go to youtube and you’ll hear the difference. So for podcasting like having 2 mics for the conversation while using the phone for VIDEO is just amazing. Add a Sandmarc iPhone lens and you’ll be golden.This works with ASIO beautifully. PreSonus has been working with ASIO for years and it shows. Other more obscure audio interfaces could be more finicky with WIndows but since PreSonus has already sold thousands of these things they have gotten plenty reports already to have it fixed. The more popular the item, the more chances you’ll have finding solutions in forums, Reddit, etc.The included software is adequate as well. Obviously they wont include the full version (full version of Ableton is $750 ffs) Ableton Live Lite is 8 tracks with plenty free sounds and synths so is a good way to give it a go. This isnt a 30 day trial or anything, the limit is 8 tracks and if you buy full version then tracks are limited only by how powerful is your computer. So those reviews about software not working… sorry person, this hobbie aint for you. Cannot say about PreSonus’ Studio One since I dont use it.For the negatives I think the knobs are somewhat crowded and that the volume knob would be cool to have a big one on top like other audio interfaces but inmy case, once I find the sweet spot I rarely touch the knobs and control volume and other things in the software. Also no knob on top allowed me to put the ipad on top which has a magnetic case so it’ll stick securely with the audio interface (didn’t plan it but hey, better then expected!). I would recommend it to a friend and I wouldn’t sell mine even if I have a big mixer, it too damn versatile when you know all it’s possibilities.

  7. Erick Garcia

    GNU+Linux FriendlyNo Dislikes so far, my first audio interface and I am happy with it. Works out of the box on all the Linux distros I’ve tested so far. It is powering a Sennhesier E935, have to use max volume to hear it well, no audio quality issues with the microphone either. I am using Audiotechnia M50x headphones plugged into the interface, way better than using my motherboards input/output jacks.

  8. P (free willy) Diddly

    May be suceptable to interference problems for some users.My PC isn’t the most ‘noisy’ of devices but it has issues with it. This noise gets picked up and destroys the signal in my Audiobox. The cable it came with was not shielded (Why?? This is audio not fun and games.) so I switched to a shielded cable to barley better results. I then spent $35 on a more professional shielded cable and that solved the problem only enough to use most (keyword) of the time. The Support team did not think there was an interference problem but none of their attempts to fix the problem worked. Meanwhile… They were kind though.So the Audiobox doesn’t have proper shielding within itself, AND with the supplied unshielded cable (disappointing). I would like to mention that any audio device that doesn’t come with a shielded cable should probably be questioned heavily before purchase. Audio is super susceptible to interference and it can ruin the signal to your headphones and with he right gear you can absolutely hear it. Be careful. And Audiophiles beware.The sound quality when it did work, was absolutely okay. It is what it is and there’s not much to really say. Audio is audio and it sounded like it to me. The knobs are nice, but really I don’t know what else to speak about for this Box o’ Audio.For $100 more you can get a UR 22C from Steinberg and it has more features and better sound capabilities. I’ve been trouble free with it while using at the same time as my my Headbox S2 Digital and I love them both. When buying audio products, evaluate your choices. If you think you’re going to upgrade to something just a little bit better than what you’re getting now, you probably are better off spending a little more money. I know in this instance, I regret my purchase, especially when there was a better product sitting right there in my face.So if your mic doesn’t work but your headphones do, or your audio sounds crunchy and your mic isn’t working, and you know it works through other devices, get a refund or have a sledgehammer ready and buy something else. I am reluctant to send this to a friend to use.

  9. TrustMe

    Overall, does a good job, but… WORST KNOBS ever!Sonically, it does the job nicely. I really appreciate the ability to mix the level of the new signal with the playback. It would be nice to have meters instead of a single 0dB light, but I could have spent more, so that’s on me. However, if you want to use the knobs for any reason, forget it. Small, stumpy, and smooth as a baby’s bottom. Nearly impossible to get a grip when adjustment is necessary. Even the giant volume knob is a pain. I would blame the sweet-looking finish on these things for making finger tip traction impossible.

  10. Shameka C.

    GreatI needed a new PreSonus audio interface. My old one was worn out so I purchased this version. I use it for singing. PreSonus never fails me.

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