Presonus - ioStation 24c

2x2 USB-C™ compatible audio interface and production controller

The collaborative partner for the solo artist.

When you’re a solo artist, you have to be more than just creative to realize your vision—you must also be a producer and an audio engineer. The ioStation 24c audio interface and production controller provides the tools needed for all of these diverse roles in a compact, ergonomic desktop design that will fit into any home studio. Record your audio through two pristine XMAX mic preamps and high-definition 24-bit, 192 kHz analog-to-digital converters. Navigate your recordings with easy-to-use transport controls. Edit your production and automate parameters in your favorite DAW with the powerful Session Navigator and mix it all with a 100 mm touch-sensitive motorized fader. Whether you’re a musician producing your latest album or just getting started with your first podcast, the ioStation 24c gives you all the tools you need to record and mix with the ease of hands-on, tactile control—all in a single device that doesn’t clutter your creative space.

Superior front-end for superior results.

Audiophile-grade digital converters and transparent preamps create a superior recording and listening experience. The ioStation 24c audio interface features two of PreSonus®’ acclaimed XMAX Class A analog microphone preamps that deliver incredibly high headroom, deep lows, shared smooth highs, and a rich overall sound—you’ll hear every breath, transient, and detail in your recordings. High-quality converters provide 115 dB of dynamic range to capture complex musical harmonics smoothly and naturally. The result is clear, consistent audio that makes mixing easier and creating a polished sound faster.

Work smarter.

We've incorporated elements from the award-winning FaderPort®-series controllers into the ioStation 24c. Rather than forcing you to reinvent your mixing method, the ioStation 24 augments the way you currently mix. You will still use your faithful keyboard and mouse for things they do well, while the ioStation 24c handles what you really want to get your fingers on: your mix. This is DAW control the way you always hoped it could be!

Streamlined workflow and support for the Mackie Control and HUI protocols make it fast and easy to control Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Cubase, Ableton Live, and more. No driver installation is necessary; just plug in your ioStation 24c and take command of your mix. Deep integration with the included PreSonus Studio One® Artist will let you mix at lightning speed.

World-class recording software included.

Seamlessly integrated with the included PreSonus Studio One Artist music production software, the ioStation 24c audio interface works with virtually all macOS® and Windows®x recording software. Easy to learn, Studio One enables you to compose, record, and produce without getting distracted by the tools or hemmed in by track limitations. Need a new loop or sample for your latest production? Studio One lets you shop, audition, and purchase new content and upgrades without even opening your browser—you’ll build the version of Studio One that’s right for you. By combining a flexible single-window user interface with a modern, beat-based production workflow, Studio One’s drag-and-drop approach doesn’t dictate how you work or what you work on; you do.

One is the happiest number.

Whether you're just getting into audio production or looking to streamline your recording rig, the ioStation 24c audio interface and production controller will give you clear, clean, ultra-high-def sound with professional mixing tools in a compact, space-saving design. While it’s a perfect companion for any recording software, the ioStation 24c and included Studio One Artist provide you with a complete, affordable recording solution that will make you sound great.

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 $1000 (US).

Specifications

Computer system requirements:

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for the ioStation 24c.

Mac

  • macOS® 10.11 or higher (64-bit only)
  • Intel® i-series 2 GHz multicore processor (or AMD equivalent) or faster
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Windows

  • Windows® 7 x64 SP1 + platform update, Windows 8.1 x64, Windows 10 x64
  • Intel i-series 2 GHz multicore processor (or AMD equivalent) or faster
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Mac and Windows Systems

  • USB-C™ or USB-A 2.0 port compatibility
  • 32 GB hard disk space
  • PreSonus Universal Control 2.0 or higher
  • Monitor with 1366x768 resolution (high-dpi monitor recommended)
  • Multitouch-enabled monitor required for touch operation

Note: 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 signals.

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Technical Specifications

Microphone Preamp

 
Type XLR Female (via Combo), Balanced
Maximum Input Level +16 dBu (Balanced, min. gain)
Gain Control Range 80 dB
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.15 dB, unity gain, 48 kHz)
Dynamic Range > 107 dB (A-wtd, min. gain)
Total Harmonic Distortion < 0.007% (1 kHz, min. gain)
EIN < -128 dBu (max gain, 40Ω, 22 kHz BW, A-wtd)
Input Impedance 1.6 kΩ
Phantom Power +48V, > 8 mA per input

Instrument Inputs

 
Type ¼” TS Female (via Combo), Unbalanced
Maximum Input Level +15 dBu (Unbalanced, min. gain)
Gain Control Range 80 dB
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.2 dB, unity gain, 48 kHz)
Dynamic Range > 110 dB (A-wtd, min. gain)
Total Harmonic Distortion < 0.012% (1kHz, -1 dBFS, min. gain)
Input Impedance > 1 MΩ

Line Inputs

 
Type ¼” TRS Female (via Combo), Balanced
Maximum Input Level + 22 dBu (Balanced, min. gain)
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.05 dB, unity gain, 48 kHz)
Dynamic Range > 114 dB (A-wtd, min. gain)
Total Harmonic Distortion < 0.007% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, min. gain)
Input Impedance 10 kΩ

Main and Line Outputs

 
Type ¼” TRS Female, impedance balanced
Maximum Output Level +18 dBu (Balanced)
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.2 dB, unity gain, 48 kHz)
Dynamic Range > 109 dB (A-wtd)
Total Harmonic Distortion < 0.005% (1 kHz, +4 dBu)

Headphone Outputs

 
Type ¼” TRS Female, Stereo, Unbalanced
Maximum Output Level 150 mW/channel (56Ω load)
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.2 dB, 56Ω load, 48 kHz)
Dynamic Range > 107 dB (A-wtd)
Total Harmonic Distortion < 0.02% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, no load)
Headphone Impedance (working range) 32Ω to 300Ω

Digital Audio

 
Connection Type USB 2.0 over USB-C™ Compatible Connection
ADC Dynamic Range 115 dB (A-wtd)
DAC Dynamic Range 115 dB (A-wtd)
Bit Depth 24 bits
Internally Supported Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz

Clock

 
Jitter < 70 ps RMS (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
Jitter Attenuation > 60 dB (1 ns in => 1 ps out)

Power

 
  12 VDC, 1.2A, external power supply

Physical

 
Height 2.4" (61 mm)
Depth 6.8" (172 mm)
Width 9.6" (244 mm)
Weight 2.2 lbs (1 kg)

 

As a commitment to constant improvement, PreSonus® Audio Electronics, Inc., reserves the right to change any specification stated herein, at any time, without notification.