Presonus - Studio 68c

6x6, USB-C Audio Interface 192 kHz, w/4 Mic inputs

Professional quality for small and mid-sized studios.

An excellent choice for small bands, producers, and small and mid-sized studios, the Studio 68c 6-in, 6-out, USB-C audio interface records at up to 192 kHz. You get two mic/line/instrument and two mic/line inputs, all with PreSonus® XMAX mic preamps, plus DC-coupled line outputs and MIDI I/O. A complete, all-in-one recording studio, the Studio 68c comes with PreSonus’ award-winning Studio One® Artist music production software for macOS® and Windows® and is backward compatible with USB 2.0 and 3.0 connections.

World-class recording software included.

Seamlessly integrated with the included PreSonus Studio One Artist music production software, the Studio 68c 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 6-in, 6-out Studio 68c audio interface features USB-C computer connectivity and includes 2 combo mic/instrument/line inputs and 2 combo mic/line inputs with +48V phantom power for condenser mics, plus S/PDIF digital I/O. All four ¼-inch TRS, 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 68c’s built-in MIDI interface enables connection to a keyboard, sound module, or control surface.

Superior sound.

The Studio 68c 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 mic preamps deliver incredibly high headroom, deep lows, smooth highs, and a rich overall sound.

Designed for the studio. Built for the road.

Whether you need a high-quality audio interface for DJing, are a veteran producer, or both, the Studio 68c will give you the ultra-high-def sound and versatile connectivity you need to make state-of-the-art recordings and perform them live. While it’s a perfect companion for any recording software, the Studio 68c and included Studio One Artist provide you with a complete, affordable, 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

Technical 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 +16 dBu (balanced, min gain)
Gain Range 80 dB
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz (±0.15 dB, min gain, 48 kHz)
Dynamic Range 114 dB (A-wtd, min gain)
THD + N 0.007% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, min gain)
EIN -130 dBu (max gain, 150Ω, A-wtd)
Input Impedance 1.6 kΩ
Phantom Power +48 VDC (10 mA per channel)

Line Inputs

 
Maximum Level +22 dBu (balanced, min gain)
Gain Range 40 dB
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz (±0.15 dB, min gain, 48 kHz)
Dynamic Range 113.9 dB (A-wtd, min gain)
THD + N 0.007% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, 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 (±0.1 dB, 48 kHz, min gain)
Dynamic Range 114.7 dB (A-wtd, min gain)
THD + N 0.012% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, min gain)
Input Impedance 1 MΩ

Line Outputs (Mains)

 
Type ¼" TRS Female, DC Coupled
Maximum Level +18 dBu (balanced)
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz (±0.2dB, unity gain, 48 kHz)
Dynamic Range 109 dB (A-wtd)
THD + N 0.001% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS)

Line Outputs (3/4)

 
Type ¼" TRS Female, DC coupled
Maximum Level +18 dBu (balanced)
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz (+/- 0.2 dB, unity gain, 48 kHz)
Dynamic Range 109 dB (A-wtd)
THD + N 0.0015% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS)

Headphone Outputs

 
Maximum Power 150 mW/channel (56Ω load)
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz (±0.2 dB, 56Ω load, 48 kHz)
Dynamic Range 107 dB (A-wtd, 56Ω load)
THD + N 0.002% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, no load)
Impedance Working Range 32Ω to 300Ω

Physical

 
Height 1.75" (44 mm)
Width 9" (229 mm)
Depth 5.5" (140 mm)
Weight 2.4 lbs (1 kg)