Music Creation Bundle

Get everything you need to create music, podcasts, and more and distribute projects on the Web 

The PreSonus® Music Creation Suite recording kit is a complete solution for classrooms, school labs, churches, and home studios! This special all-PreSonus system combines an AudioBox USB interface with Studio One® Artist music-production software,Notion music-notation and composition software, the PS49 USB MIDI keyboard, HD3 monitoring headphones, an M7 large-diaphragm condenser microphone, a free Nimbit account, a powered USB hub, and all necessary cables and mounts.

 

 

AudioBox USB: simple, reliable, portable.

Get pro quality in a compact, bus-powered interface.

Perfect for desktop and mobile recording, the 2-channel AudioBox USB boasts high-performance Class A microphone preamplifiers, a headphone jack with level control, 48V phantom power, and professional-quality, 24-bit, 44.1/48 kHz converters. USB bus-powered, it’s compact, easy to use, ruggedly built, and designed to work perfectly with Studio One recording software but also works great with other audio software that supports ASIO or Core Audio.

We could have stopped right there, but it’s not our way to stop when we can give you even more for your money. So we included an internal analog mixer with zero-latency monitoring, enabling you to monitor recorded tracks and overdubs with no annoying delay time. We included a USB cable, too!

Studio One Artist 2 makes recording easy.

No other entry-level recording and production software is as easy to use as Studio One® Artist 2, yet is capable of creating studio-quality output.

Studio One® Artist 2 lets you work quickly and stay focused on your inspiration. Incredibly easy to learn, it offers unlimited tracks and plug-in instantiations and delivers features not normally found in entry-level DAWs.

Studio One automatically configures to the AudioBox USB interface and is compatible with any ASIO-, Windows Audio-, and Core Audio-compliant interface.

Access powerful editing tools without wading through menus. Load and save audio clips, MIDI files, effects, and VIs by drag-and-drop. Take advantage of multitrack comping, multitrack MIDI editing, and transient detection and editing with groove extraction. Enhance your music with 26 Native Effects™ 32-bit effects and virtual instrument plug-ins plus 10+ GB of third-party software, loops, and instruments.

Market and sell music via the integrated Nimbit® upload and informational dashboard and your free Nimbit account. PreSonus Exchange technology enables users to share Web-based resources.

Score big-time with Notion music-notation and composition software.

Create scores and hear them played back with sounds by the London Symphony!

Compose, play back, and edit music with ease! Notion makes it simple to write and edit your musical ideas quickly, then hear them played back with superb orchestral samples recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios, as well as guitar samples by Neil Zaza, bass samples by Victor Wooten, and drum samples by Roy “Futureman” Wooten. You can even perform scores using Notion as a live instrument and save your performance.

Only Notion allows you to create a score on your Mac or Windows computer and transfer it to your iPad (Notion for iPad not included), where you can continue to edit and play back your music. Notion plays well with others: You can share files via MusicXML and use Notion as a ReWire host or slave.

Playing parts is a snap with the PS49 USB MIDI keyboard.

Get in on the action with this cool controller.

Studio One and Notion virtual instruments provide the sounds; the PS49 USB 2.0 49-key, unweighted, velocity-sensitive MIDI keyboard provides the action—and the controls. You get seven assignable controllers, including pitch and modulation wheels, a volume slider, and four control knobs, plus a sustain-pedal jack (pedal not included).

The PS49 auto-configures with Studio One, so no setup is required. Quickly tweak all plug-in parameters using Studio One's unique Control Link feature, control virtual instruments with no setup hassles, easily map volume automation, and more.

An Octave Shift button lets you transpose the keyboard up to +4 or -3 octaves. And of course you can send Program Change commands and change the MIDI Out channel. A USB cable is included.

Capture the subtle nuances with an M7 microphone.

Record great-sounding vocals and instruments with this side-address, large-diaphragm condenser mic.

Condenser mics are the overwhelming choice of recording studio professionals, due to the very small mass that must be moved by the in-coming sound wave. This means you can capture musical details, harmonics, and subtle nuances that would get lost with dynamic mics. From vocals to acoustic guitar recordings, you’ll hear the difference.

Large diaphragm microphones like the M7 tend to “warm up” a sound and are a great choice for recording vocals and for recording instruments when you want a “deep” sound.

The M7 can be phantom powered from the AudioBox USB interface and comes with a mic-stand adapter, nine-foot (three-meter) mic cable, desktop mic stand, and soft carry bag.

Hear every detail with HD3 studio monitoring headphones.

Whether you’re monitoring, tracking or mixing, you can expect impressive sonic performance from your HD3 headphones.

PreSonus’ HD3 headphones take advantage of a patented, semi-open sound chamber to deliver extended low frequencies. Lightweight and durable, they feature a comfortable design for extended use in class or at home and are adjustable to fit adults and children.

Promote your creative content with Nimbit.

Sell music, merchandise, and event tickets through beautiful stores for Facebook, your Web site, and Nimbit.com.

Nimbit provides the easiest way to share and promote your creative content on the Web while helping you to build a supportive fan base. Use Nimbit's marketing tools to help you organize and publish upcoming events, manage your fan list, and email supporters.

Sharable, interactive promotions for Facebook and email will drive supporters to your store and grow your fanbase. Fundraise using Nimbit's innovative "tip-jar" for purchases and free downloads; 1 in 20 transactions receive support averaging $7.80. Understand your fans and build your following thanks to enhanced analytics and sales reporting.

It’s all possible with Nimbit.

Easily Connect All of Your USB Devices.

Connect your interface and keyboard with ports to spare, using this powered USB hub!

Four USB 2.0 ports and a dedicated power supply help ensure that your USB devices receive the power required for optimal performance. 

Features:

AudioBox USB Interface

  • Bus-powered USB audio and MIDI interface
  • Perfect match with Studio One® Artist and Notion™ software for Mac® and Windows®
  • 24-bit resolution, 44.1 and 48 kHz sampling rate
  • 2 combo mic/instrument inputs with Class A mic preamplifiers
  • 48V phantom power (for included M7 microphone or other condenser microphones)
  • Zero-latency monitoring via internal analog mixer
  • Headphone jack with level control (for included HD7 headphones or other headphones)
  • 1/3U rack-mountable
  • Computer-to-interface connection cable included


Studio One® Artist 2 DAW Software 

  • Elegant single-window work environment
  • Powerful drag-and-drop functionality
  • Unlimited audio tracks, MIDI tracks, virtual instruments, buses, and FX channels
  • Content browser with convenient sort options and preview player
  • Most intuitive MIDI-mapping system available
  • Real-time audio time-stretching and resampling
  • Multitrack comping and MIDI editing
  • Transient detection and editing and groove extraction
  • Automatic delay compensation
  • Advanced automation
  • Integrates tightly with Celemony Melodyne
  • Instantly configures to PreSonus interfaces
  • With Studio One's Nimbit® extension, you can immediately start selling your music.
  • Compatible with ASIO-, Windows Audio-, and Core Audio-compliant interfaces
  • 26 Native Effects™ 32-bit effects and virtual instrument plug-ins
  • 10+ GB of third-party software, loops, and instruments
  • Mac®- and Windows®-compatible


Notion Music-Notation Software

  • Easily compose, play back, and edit music
  • Best playback of any notation product, with orchestral samples recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra and more
  • Perform scores using Notion as a live instrument and save your performance
  • Create a score on a Mac or Windows computer and continue to edit on iPad using Notion for iPad (not included)
  • Import/export files to/from Finale and Sibelius via MusicXML
  • ReWire support (host and slave)
  • Mac®- and Windows®-compatible
  • Optional iPad version available


PS49 USB MIDI Keyboard

  • 49-key, unweighted, velocity-sensitive keyboard
  • Pitch and modulation wheels (assignable)
  • Volume slider (assignable)
  • Sustain-pedal jack (pedal not included)
  • 4 control knobs (assignable)
  • Octave Shift button
    • Transpose keyboard up to +4 or -3 octaves
    • Send Program Change commands
    • Change keyboard’s MIDI Out channel
  • USB cable


M7 Microphone

  • Large-diaphragm design
  • Captures far more detail than a dynamic mic
  • Mic stand adapter
  • Desktop mic stand
  • Phantom-powered via AudioBox USB
  • 9' / 3 m cable included
  • Cloth carry bag included


HD3 Headphones 

  • Lightweight and durable
  • Comfortable design for extended use in class or at home
  • Adjustable size fits students and adults
  • Extended frequency response – from extreme highs to deep lows


Nimbit Account

  • Sell MP3s, CDs, and merchandise through beautiful stores for Facebook and your Web site.
  • Drive sales and grow your fan base with sharable promotions for Facebook, Twitter, and email that feature music and video players, personal messages, free downloads, and discounts.
  • Get additional funding with an in-cart "tip-jar" for purchases and free downloads. One in 20 transactions on Nimbit receive support averaging $7.80.
  • Get discovered by selling music on iTunes and getting placement on Spotify.
  • Understand your fans and build your following thanks to enhanced analytics and sales reporting.


Powered USB 2.0 Hub

  • Four USB 2.0 ports
  • Power supply included

 

Specifications

Computer system requirements:

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for AudioBox USB and Studio One Artist 2.

Windows

  • Windows® 7 x64/x86 SP1, Windows 8 x64/x86
  • Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon™ X2 processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X4 or better recommended)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)


Mac

  • Mac® OS X 10.7.2 or later
  • Intel® Core™ Duo processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or Core i3 or better recommended)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)


Windows and Mac Systems

  • Internet connection (required for activation and installation)
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Monitor with 1280x768 resolution
  • 20 GB hard-drive space

 

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for Notion 4.

Windows

  • Windows® XP, Vista, 7, 8
  • Pentium 2 GHz (Intel® Core™ Duo 2 GHz or better recommended)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)


Mac

  • Mac® OS X 10.5 to 10.8
  • Intel Core Duo 1.8 GHz (Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz or better recommended)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)


Windows and Mac Systems

  • 8 GB hard-disk space

 

The minimum system requirements may differ for DAWs other than Studio One. Please check the requirements for your DAW of choice with its manufacturer.

 

Note that the speed of your processor, amount of RAM and size and speed of your hard drive will greatly affect the overall performance of your recording system. Also, a more powerful system (faster processor with more RAM) will allow for lower latency (signal delay) than you might experience while monitoring audio or MIDI signals. Monitor resolution for both PC and Macintosh should be no lower than 1024x768 pixels.


AudioBox USB Interface Specifications

 

Microphone Preamp 

Type XLR Female Balanced
Frequency Response (±3.0 dB) 14 Hz to 70 kHz
Input Impedance (Balanced) 1200Ω
THD+N (unwtd, 1 kHz @ +4 dBu Output, Unity Gain) < 0.008%
S/N Ratio (Unity Gain, Ref. = +4 dBu, 20 Hz to 22 kHz) > 95 dB
Common Mode Rejection Ratio (1 kHz, 55 dB Gain) > 45 dB
Gain Control Range (± 1 dB) 0 dB to 35 dB
Max Input Level (Unity Gain, 1 kHz @ 0.5% THD+N) -3 dBu
Phantom Power (±2 VDC) +48 VDC

Instrument Input 

Type ¼"
TRS Female Unbalanced Input Impedance 0.5 MΩ

Line Outputs 

Type ¼"
Balanced Output Impedance 51Ω

Headphone Output 

Type ¼" TRS Active Stereo
Maximum Output 60 mW/Ch @ 60Ω Load
Frequency Response (±1.0 dB) 20 Hz - 30 kHz

MIDI I/O 

Type Dual 5-pin Female DIN

Digital Audio

ADC Dynamic Range (A-wtd, 48 kHz Sample Rate) 105 dB
DAC Dynamic Range (A-wtd, 48 kHz Sample Rate) 105 dB
Bit Depth 24
Reference Level for 0 dBFS +4 dBu
Internal Sample Frequency Selections (kHz) 44.1, 48
Power USB Bus-powered

Physical 

Dimensions 1/3U (steel chassis)
Height 5.5” (139.7 mm)
Depth 1.75" (44.45 mm)
Width 5.5” (139.7 mm)
Weight 5 lbs (2.27 kg)

PS49 Keyboard Specifications

Keyboard Action 49, unweighted, velocity-sensitive
USB Port USB 2.0, class-compliant
Memory Nonvolatile, retains settings on power-off
Display 3-digit red LED
Sustain pedal jack Polarity-sensing

M7 Microphone Specifications

Type Large-diaphragm condenser microphone
Element Electret
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 40 Hz - 18 kHz
Sensitivity -39 dBV/pa (12.2 mV/pa)
Rated Impedance 200Ω
Equivalent Input Noise (EIN) 20 dB
Maximum SPL 136 dB SPL
Phantom Power Required +12 to +52 VDC, 3 mA
S/N Ratio 74 dB
Dynamic Range 11 dB
Current Consumption 3.5 mA

Physical

Diameter 2.13" (54 mm), maximum
Length 6.69" (170 mm)
Weight 11.3 oz. (320g)

HD3 Headphone Specifications

Acoustic Design Dynamic, semi-open
Driver 54 mm
Frequency Response 15 Hz to 22 kHz
Sensitivity 98 dB SPL (1 mW, ±3 dB)
Maximum Power 400 mW
Rated Impedance 32Ω
Earpad Leather
Weight, without Cable 7.8 oz (222g)
Cable 8' 2" (2.5m) straight, single-sided
Plug Adapter 1/8" to ¼" (3.5 to 6.3 mm), screw-on, gold-plated, stereo mini-plug

Downloads
Music Creation Suite Flyer
Presonus_Music_Creation_Suite_Flyer.pdf (2014/05/28)