Presonus - Studio 26c

2x4, USB-C Audio Interface 192 kHz, w/2 Mic inputs

Professional quality in your home recording studio and on the go.

Ideal for DJs, mobile musicians, and electronic musicians who want excellent audio quality in a sturdy, portable form factor, the bus-powered Studio 26c 2-in, 4-out audio interface records at up to 192 kHz and features mic/line/instrument inputs, DC-coupled line outputs, MIDI I/O, and a Cue Mix A/B button. A complete, all-in-one recording package, the Studio 26c comes with PreSonus’ award-winning Studio One® Artistmusic production software for macOS® and Windows® and includes USB-C to USB-C and USB-C to USB-A cables for compatibility with most computers.

World-class recording software included.

Seamlessly integrated with the included PreSonus® Studio One Artist music production software, the Studio 26c 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.

Take the tour.

The 2-in, 4-out Studio 26c audio interface features USB-C computer connectivity and includes combo mic/instrument/line inputs with +48V phantom power for condenser mics; balanced, ¼-inch TRS, line-level main outputs; and an output level control. All line-level outputs are DC coupled, enabling them to send control voltages. A Cue Mix A/B function lets you toggle between two mixes while monitoring through headphones—perfect for DJs and to listen in on a performer’s monitor mix. The Studio 26c’s built-in MIDI interface enables connection to a keyboard, sound module, or control surface.

Superior sound.

The Studio 26c operates at up to 192 kHz for ultra-high-definition recording and mixing. High-quality converters on every input and output and PreSonus’ professional-grade XMAX-L mic preamps capture complex musical harmonics smoothly and naturally, with no audible distortion.

Designed for the home recording studio. Built for the road.

Whether you're just getting into recording or are a veteran producer who wants to go mobile, the Studio 26c will give you clear, clean, ultra-high-def sound in a bus-powered, rugged unit. While it’s a perfect companion for any recording software, the Studio 26c and included Studio One Artist provide you with a complete, affordable, home and mobile 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

echnical Specifications

General

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

Microphone Inputs

 
Maximum Level +4.5 dBu (balanced, min gain)
Gain Range 70 dB
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz (±0.1 dB, min gain, 48 kHz)
Dynamic Range 110 dB (A-wtd, min gain)
THD + N 0.004% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, unity gain)
EIN -125 dBu (max gain, 150Ω, A-wtd)
Input Impedance 1.6 kΩ
Phantom Power +48 VDC (10 mA total)

Line Inputs

 
Maximum Level +19.5 dBu (balanced, min gain)
Gain Range 70 dB
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz (±0.1 dB, min gain, 48 kHz)
Dynamic Range 110 dB (A-wtd, min gain)
THD + N 0.007% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, min gain)
Input Impedance 10 kΩ

nstrument Inputs

 
Maximum Level +14 dBu (unbalanced, min gain)
Gain Range 70 dB
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz (±0.15 dB, 48 kHz, min gain)
Dynamic Range 110 dB (A-wtd, min gain)
THD + N 0.008% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, min gain)
Input Impedance 1 MΩ

Line Outputs (Mains)

 
Type ¼" TRS Female, DC Coupled*
Maximum Level +10 dBu (balanced)
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz (±0.1 dB, unity gain, 48 kHz)
Dynamic Range 108 dB (A-wtd)
THD + N 0.0015% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS)

Line Outputs (3/4)

 
Type ¼" TRS Female, DC Coupled*
Maximum Level +10 dBu (balanced)
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz (±0.1dB, unity gain, 48 kHz)
Dynamic Range 113 dB (A-wtd)
THD + N 0.008% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS)

Headphone Outputs

 
Maximum Power 30 mW/channel (56Ω load)
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz (±0.2 dB, 56Ω load, 48 kHz)
Dynamic Range 104 dB (A-wtd, 56Ω load)
THD + N 0.009% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, no load)
Impedance Working Range 32Ω to 300Ω

Physical

 
Height 1.75" (44 mm)
Width 7" (180 mm)
Depth 5.5" (144 mm)
Weight 1.6 lbs. (0.7 kg)

 

* Since it is a bus-powered device, the Studio 26c has lower voltage rails than other Studio-series interfaces, resulting in reduced control-voltage range (positive to negative voltage).

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