PreSonus® Studio 1824c

PreSonus® Studio 1824c

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PreSonus® was a pioneer in high-channel-count audio interfaces and has spent the last 20 years creating the best audio interfaces for recording large sessions. Building on this legacy, the Studio 1824c provides amazing sound-quality with eight of PreSonus’ lauded XMAX analog mic preamps onboard and pristine 24-bit 192 kHz conversion. Add two low-noise instrument preamps, balanced line-level inputs, and an ADAT input to add 8 more channels whenever you need them, and you have an audio interface ready to record just about any session.

When you have the right tools, any job is easier and faster to finish. High-quality converters and PreSonus’ professional-grade XMAX mic preamps capture complex musical harmonics smoothly and naturally, with no audible distortion. XMAX mic preamps deliver incredibly high headroom, deep lows, smooth highs, and a rich overall sound, so you’ll hear every breath, transient, and detail in your recordings. Professional input and output metering let you keep an eye on your levels. A flexible DSP mixer lets you create four discrete near-zero-latency monitor mixes. Front-panel Mute, Mono, and level controls let you work with your main mix.

Whether you're upgrading your studio or building a new space for your band to record, the Studio 1824c has you covered with superior mic preamps, expandable inputs, and powerful, easy-to-use onboard monitor mixing to give you the world-class results you want.

Computer System Requirements

  • Up to 18 inputs/20 outputs simultaneously (8x8 at 192 kHz)
  • 2 mic/instrument/line inputs with XMAX Class A mic preamps
  • 6 mic/line inputs with XMAX Class A mic preamps
  • 8 channels of ADAT Optical I/O (4 channels at 96 kHz)
  • 2 balanced ¼-inch TRS main outputs and 8 balanced ¼-inch TRS line outputs for monitor mixing, all DC coupled for sending control voltages
  • 2 stereo headphone outputs with individual level controls
  • Stereo S/PDIF digital I/O and MIDI In/Out
  • 18x8 onboard DSP monitor mixer
  • Front-panel level controls plus Mono and Mute buttons for the main outputs
  • True +48V phantom power for condenser microphones (global)
  • 10 ladder-style 8-LED level meters (8 input, 2 main output)
  • 24-bit resolution, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz sampling rates
  • USB-C to USB-C and USB-C to USB-A cables included for compatibility with most computers
  • Includes Studio One Artist®, Studio Magic Software Suite, and Ableton® Live Lite

Highlights & Specs
World-Class Recording Software Included.

The Studio 1824c works with virtually all macOS, Windows, iOS and iPadOS audio-recording software and comes with a license for PreSonus®’ Studio One® Artist for a complete recording solution. Studio One is easy to learn and enables you to compose, record, and produce without getting distracted by the tools.

World-class recording software included.
Make Your Own Magic.

Expand your Studio One® experience with the Studio Magic Suite of software. Studio Magic includes tutorials from Melodics, sound libraries from Ghost Hack, 7 virtual instruments, and 9 effects plug-ins in VST, AU and AAX formats to use in Studio One Artist or your DAW of choice, with a retail value of over $1,000 (US).

Make your own magic.
  • Voltage
  • Inputs
    Eight - Eight Combo Mic/Instrument/Line Inputs (XLR Female Balance, 1/4" TS Female Unbalanced (Inst))
  • Jack
    1/8" TRS Active Stereo
  • Line Out
    Four - 1/4" TRS Balanced, DC Coupled
  • Connection Type
    12 VDC, External Power Supply
  • MIDI I/O
    Dual 5-Pin Female DIN
Microphone Preamp
  • Total Harmonic Distortion
    0.005% (1 kHz, 0dBu, Unity Gain)
  • Gain Control Range
    80 dB
  • Maximum Input Level
    +16 dBu, Minimum Gain
  • Phantom Power
    48V (>10 mA per Channel)
  • Frequency Response
    20 Hz - 20 kHz (Unity Gain)
  • Input Impedance
    1.4 kΩ
  • Dynamic Range
    110 dB (A-Weighted, Minimum Gain)
  • Equivalent Input Noise
    -128 dBu (A-Weighted, 20 kHz BW, Rs=150Ω, Maximum Gain)
Line Inputs
  • Maximum Level
    +21 dBu (Balanced, Minimum Gain)
  • Line Inputs Gain Range
    40 dB
  • Line Inputs Frequency Response
    20 Hz - 20 kHz (Unity Gain)
  • Line Inputs Dynamic Range
    112 dB (A-Weighted, Minimum Gain)
  • Line Inputs Total Harmonic Distortion
    0.005% (1 kHz, +18 dBu, Minimum Gain)
  • Line Inputs Impedance
    10 kΩ
Main And Line Outputs
  • Main And Line Outputs Maximum Level
    +18 dBu (Balanced)
  • Main And Line Outputs Frequency Response
    20 Hz - 20 kHz (Unity Gain)
  • Main And Line Outputs Total Harmonic Distortion
    0.004% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, Unity Gain)
  • Main And Line Outputs Dynamic Range
    108 dB (A-Weighted, Unity Gain)
Headphone Outputs
  • Maximum Output
    150 mW/Channel (60Ω Load)
  • Frequency Response
    20 Hz - 20 kHz (Unity Gain)
  • Dynamic Range
    103 dB (A-weighted, 1 kHz, Unity Gain)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion
    0.250% (1 kHz, 150 mW, Unity Gain)
  • Impedance Working Range
    32Ω to 600Ω
Digital Audio
  • Dynamic Range
    114 dB
  • Bit Depth
    24 Bit
  • Supported Sample Rates
    44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz (kHz)