Anyone know PerSonus Audiobox/Studio 1??

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by Shlogo, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. Shlogo


    Dec 16, 2011
    Chicago, Illinois

    I'm currently at a point in my bass playing were I want to cover songs and put up videos online.
    The PreSonus AudioBox looks nice for the price (positive reviews out weigh the negative ones by a lot).
    And it comes with Studio One Artist.

    I'm not looking for anything fancy.
    All I want it to be able to plug in, play my track, do some simple adjustment (EQ) and place it over the song.
    All this with really simple editing (cutting out parts, in/decrease volume of song and/or track).

    Can I do this sort of stuff with PerSonus?
    If not, any other suggestions around $150?

    Thanks for the input!!
  2. DuraMorte


    Mar 3, 2011
    Will work great. Follow installation instructions exactly, and enjoy a very well-made interface.
  3. Shlogo


    Dec 16, 2011
    Chicago, Illinois
    Sweet. Thanks for the confirmation of my hopes!
  4. Just got the AudioBox 44 VSL USB2.0 with Studio One Artist. The box is excellent quality, but the software is a challenge. I say that; allow me to qualify myself. I know NOTHING about computer recording. The software installed trouble free into a Windows 7 system, and I did follow the directions to the letter, but the manuals are vague and there is not a lot of tutorials (I'm having trouble getting info). Multitracking has been a nightmare (latency issues) and the software is limited in what it can do (cannot master), so I'm getting ready to download some samples of other DAWs.

    I am impressed with the quality of the interface and would happily recommend it, but don't buy it for the software
  5. ric4682

    ric4682 Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2008
    I own exactly what you're talking about and it sounds great and works great.
  6. how do I get info on the software?
  7. I love the box, but Studio 1 has me in knots
  8. Shlogo


    Dec 16, 2011
    Chicago, Illinois
    Well, if the software does not work for me, is there any you would recommend??
    I only currently have the free Audacity...which is FAR less than perfect.
    But I also do not want to spend $500 on software...
  9. I don't want to sound like I'm trashing Studio 1. I'm new to recording and there is very little in the way of info. I just spent an hour putzing around and was able to sort of lay some tracks. It is a steep learning curve. Admittedly, all my problems are "Operator error."

    As a "lite" program, there's a lot it doesn't do. I see no reason why the Audiobox wouldn't work with Audacity. The Audiobox USB 2.0 is awesome. I guess I'd suggest picking it up and seeing what you can do with it.
  10. TheFantod

    TheFantod #5 of the Pentaverate. Took Col. Sanders' spot.

    Aug 7, 2009
    Eastern N.C.
    Studio One does have a bit of a learning curve. Fortunately, I got mine from Sweetwater, and they included a free month of video tutorials from I would HIGHLY recommend checking out that site if you do get the Audiobox.

    I've had mine for almost a year, and it's awesome The interface itself is very simple to use, and is well worth it for the software alone. I've recorded about 10 songs with it. They can be heard on the Reverbnation site on my profile, if you're interested.
  11. I just downloaded Reaper 4. I had it installed and tracking in less than 10 minutes. Everything worked great, although I do have some latency issues to overcome. An individual use license cost $60, so I'm happy for now
  12. seamonkey


    Aug 6, 2004
    Reaper is one of the best DAWs

    For low latency use WDM/KS drivers and not MME.

    ASIO4ALL provides an ASIO wrapper for your WDM/KS drivers.
  13. Went with ASIO drivers and latency problems seem to be solved. Thanks!
  14. I have the same objective as the original poster. I want to import a song from iTunes and practice the bass line over it. Then I want to critique my technique and sound by listening to the playback. Simple goal, right?

    I can't get Studio One to import a .m4a file from iTunes: "file format not supported." Any help here?

    Many thanks.
  15. Thanks to hellbastard (it's fun to say that) I think I know what to do. The DAW doesn't want the .m4a file, but apparentkly iTunes itself lets you convert those files to aiff or wav, which the DAW will take. I'll see when I get home. For now, at least, crisis is passed.