Presonus - Studio 1824c

18x24, USB-C Audio Interface 192 kHz, w/8 Mic inputs, ADAT I/O

Created for demanding producers.

The Studio 1824c 192 kHz USB-C audio interface is ideal for producers interested in recording full bands, including multi-channel drums. It records up to 18 simultaneous inputs and features 8 XMAX Class A mic preamps, as well as MIDI I/O. Its 20 outputs offer flexible routing with zero-latency DSP-based monitor mixing and control-room integration with included Studio One® Artist music production software and UC Surface control software.

World-class recording software included.

Seamlessly integrated with the included PreSonus UC Surface control software for macOS®, Windows®, iPad®, and Android™ tablet and Studio One Artist music production software, the Studio 1824c audio interface works with virtually all macOS and Windows recording software. Easy to learn, Studio One enables you to compose, record, and produce without getting distracted by the tools. Need a new loop or sample for your latest production? Studio One lets you shop, audition, and purchase new content right from your production environment—including powerful extensions for Studio One like the CTC-1 Console Shaper and Presence XT Editor.

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The Studio 1824c audio interface features USB-C computer connectivity and records up to 18 simultaneous inputs, including two combo mic and switchable line/instrument inputs and six mic/line inputs, all with XMAX mic preamps and +48V phantom power. Digital inputs include eight channels of ADAT Optical I/O (four channels at 96 kHz) and stereo S/PDIF I/O. In addition to the main L/R outputs, you get eight DC-coupled line-level outputs that can send control voltages. You also get two headphone outputs. A built-in MIDI interface enables connection to a keyboard, sound module, or control surface.

Superior sound.

The Studio 1824c audio interface operates at up to 192 kHz for ultra-high-definition mixing and recording. High-quality converters on every input and output and PreSonus’ professional-grade XMAX mic preamps deliver incredibly high headroom, deep lows, smooth highs, and a rich overall sound.

Designed for producers who need more.

With ample connectivity, onboard monitor mixing, pristine mic preamps, and up to a 192 kHz sample rate, the Studio 1824c audio interface will give you the ultra-high-definition sound and versatile connectivity you need to make state-of-the-art recordings. The perfect companion for any recording software, the Studio 1824c’s integration with Studio One and remote control with UC Surface provide a complete and thoroughly professional recording studio.

Includes Studio Magic Plug-in Suite.

This suite of plug-ins adds a wealth of fresh sounds and effects to Studio One. Cherry-picked from the first names in virtual instruments and effects, each plug-in brings a different flavor of practical magic to your songs. These plug-ins aren't gimmicky one-trick ponies — these are real-deal workhorses that you'll rely on for countless mixes.

Specifications

Computer system requirements:

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements.

Mac

  • Mac® OS X 10.8.5 64-bit or later
  • Intel® i-series 2 GHz multicore processor (or AMD equivalent) or faster
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Windows

  • Windows® 7 x64/x86 SP1 + platform update, Windows 8.1 x64/x86, Windows 10 x64/x86
  • 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
  • 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

iOS

  • iOS 9.3 or later
  • iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 4, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2


Android

  • Android™ 5.0 (Lollipop) or later
  • Android tablet (8-inch) with 1024x768 resolution (UC Surface)

Technical Specifications

General

 
Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
Converter Resolution 24-bit
Converter Dynamic Range 114 dB
Converter Dynamic Range 114 dB

Microphone Inputs

 
Maximum Level +16 dBu, min gain
Gain Range 80 dB
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz (unity gain)
Dynamic Range 110 dB (A-wtd, min gain)
THD + N 0.005% (1 kHz, 0dBu, unity gain)
EIN -128 dBu (A-wtd, 20 kHz BW, Rs=150Ω, max gain)
Input Impedance 1400Ω
Phantom Power 48V (>10 mA per channel)

Line Inputs

 
Maximum Level +21 dBu (balanced, min gain)
Gain Range 40 dB
Frequency Response 20 Hz-20 kHz (unity gain)
Dynamic Range 112 dB (A-wtd, min gain)
THD + N 0.005% (1 kHz, +18 dBu, min gain)
Input Impedance 10 kΩ

Instrument Inputs

 
Maximum Level +15 dBu (unbalanced, min gain)
Gain Range 80 dB
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz (min gain)
Dynamic Range 112 dB (A-wtd, min gain)
THD + N 0.020% (1 kHz, +10 dBu, min gain)
Input Impedance 1M Ω

Main Outputs

 
Type ¼" TRS female, DC Coupled
Maximum Level +18 dBu, balanced
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz (unity gain)
Dynamic Range 108 dB (A-wtd, unity gain)
THD + N 0.004% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, unity gain)

Line Outputs

 
Type ¼" TRS female, DC coupled
Maximum Level +18 dBu, balanced
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Dynamic Range 108 dB (A-wtd, -60 dBFS)
THD + N 0.004% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, unity gain)

Headphone Outputs

 
Maximum Power 150 mW/channel (60Ω load)
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz (unity gain)
Dynamic Range 103 dB (A-weighted, 1 kHz, unity gain)
THD + N 0.250% (1 kHz, 150 mW, unity gain)
Impedance Working Range 32Ω to 600Ω

Physical

 
Height 1.75" (44 mm)
Width 19" (483 mm)
Depth 5.5" (140 mm)
Weight 4.8 lbs (2.2 kg)