This tutorial will guide you through connecting your audio mixer to a PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 Audio Interface. Since the PreSonus AudioBox only has a 1/4″ instrument-level input, we need to use a DI box to reduce the audio mixer to an XLR mic level input.

How To Connect Audio Mixer To PreSonus AudioBox

Follow these steps to connect an audio mixer to the PreSonus AudioBox USB 96

  1. Connect PreSonus AudioBox To Computer

    Using USB Cable

  2. Connect Audio Mixer To Power & Turn On

  3. Connect Microphone To Audio Mixer

    Use phantom power if you’re using a condenser microphone

  4. Set Gain Properly on Microphone

  5. Turn Down Preamps on PreSonus AudioBox

  6. Connect Balanced 1/4″ Cable From Mixer To DI Box

    This will step the mixer down from line level to mic level

  7. Connect XLR Cables from DI Box To PreSonus AudioBox

  8. Open Audio Software & Select PreSonus AudioBox as Interface

    Garageband, Logic, Ableton, ProTools, Cuebase, etc.

  9. Record!

Audio Mixer & PreSonus AudioBox Pricing

Audio Mixer & PreSonus AudioBox Topics

  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 0:22 – Audio Mixer with USB
  • 0:49 – Line Level, Instrument Level, Mic Level
  • 1:14 – Connect XLR Microphone To Audio Mixer
  • 1:40 – Audio Mixer Gain Setup
  • 2:14 – Connecting Mixer Directly to AudioBox
  • 3:28 – Connecting Mixer to DI Box then to AudioBox
  • 4:50 – Everything Connected
  • 5:44 – Phantom Power
  • 5:58 – Final Thoughts

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