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PreSonus Studio 1824C USB-C Audio MIDI Interface

Get 18 inputs, eight XMAX mic preamps, two headphone outs, ADAT and SPDIF I/O, and USB-C connectivity with the PreSonus Studio 1824C audio interface. (2) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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PreSonus Studio 1824C Audio Interface

The PreSonus Studio 1824c USB-C audio interface is ideal for project studios and bands/producers interested in recording full bands including multi-channel drums. It records up to 18 simultaneous inputs at up to 24-bit/192 kHz and offers 8 microphone inputs with XMAX Class A preamps and ADAT and S/PDIF I/O. Its 18 outputs offer flexible routing with zero-latency DSP-based monitor mixing and control-room integration with included Studio One Artist for macOS and Windows and UC Surface for macOS, Windows, iPad, and Android.

Get a closer look at the Studio USB-C family of interfaces in this video from PreSonus:


In addition to stereo main outputs with a dedicated mute and mono button, you get eight balanced, DC-coupled line outputs; two headphone outputs with independent mix streams; word clock output; and MIDI I/O. PreSonus' Studio Magic Plug-in Suite is included, and USB-C to USB-C and USB-C to USB-A cables are provided for compatibility with most computers.

Features:

- 24-bit/192 kHz, USB-C 18x18 1U rack mounted audio interface (8x8 at 192 kHz)
- 2 mic/instrument/line inputs and 6 mic/line inputs all with XMAX Class A mic preamps and +48V phantom power
- 8 channels of ADAT Optical I/O (4 channels at 96 kHz)
- 2 " TRS balanced main outputs with front-panel level control and dedicated Mute and Mono buttons (duplicate line outs 1/2)
- 8 " TRS balanced DC coupled line outputs
- 2 stereo headphone outputs with independent mix streams
- LED metering on all analog inputs and main outs
- S/PDIF I/O
- MIDI I/O
- BNC word clock output
- Flexible routing, zero-latency monitor mixing, and control-room integration with included Studio One Artist
- Monitor mix control with free UC Surface for macOS, Windows, iPad, and Android
- USB-C to USB-C and USB-C to USB-A cables included
- Studio Magic Plug-in Suite included

This PreSonus product comes with the Studio Magic plug-in bundle -- free!


See how to install your Studio Magic plug-ins in this video:


Includes Studio Magic Plug-in Suite: Over $1000 in Free Software!

With over $1000 of virtual instruments, effects plug-ins and more, PreSonus' Studio Magic plug-in suite offers something for everyone -- and it's included as a free download with this product. Here's a look at everything included in this bundle:

Ableton Live Lite (a standalone DAW) is a lightweight edition of Ableton Live, with essential instruments and effects. (PreSonus also throws in their Studio One Artist software as a free download, so if you're in need of modern DAW software, you've got two solid choices right off the bat.)

Arturia's Analog Lab Lite 3 (VST, VST3, AAX, AU, Standalone) is a "Greatest Hits" collection of physically modeled — not sampled — classic analog synths, organs, string machines, and pianos from Arturia's V-Collection of virtual instruments.

Brainworx bx_opto compressor (VST, VST3, AU, AAX Native, AAX DSP) combines the best aspects and anomalies from several legendary, light-dependent compressor circuits. The result is a powerful dynamics processor, teeming with character and delivering sounds that can't be achieved with analog optical compressors.

Brainworx bx_rockrack V3 guitar amp modeling plug-in (VST, VST3, AU, AAX Native, AAX DSP) provides boutique tube guitar amp simulations that sound and feel like the real thing, with 8 famous amp models and 40 impulse responses in one plug-in.

Cherry Audio Voltage Modular Nucleus (VST, AU, AAX) is a terrific introduction to modular synthesis with 22 modules and 67 presets.

iZotope Neutron Elements (VST, VST3, AAX, AU, Standalone) features futuristic, assistive technology and four fantastic-sounding audio processors: Compressor, EQ, Exciter, and Transient Shaper. Like having a virtual assistant, Neutron Elements will listen to your audio, identify instruments, and offer custom starting points for your mix decisions while leaving the creative control to you.

Klanghelm SDRR2tube (VST, AU, AAX) can be a saturation processor, a compressor, an EQ, a bit-crusher, or a subtle stereo widener to add warmth, depth, and character to your tracks.

KV331 Audio Synthmaster Player (VST, AU, AAX) is a simplified version of the developer's SynthMaster semi-modular software synthesizer and effects plug-in, with limited editing capabilities. It comes with 1,800 factory presets from a world-class team of sound designers and offers 12 editable parameters.

Lexicon's MPX-i Reverb (VST, AU, AAX) delivers seven classic Lexicon plate, hall, chamber, and room reverbs. A streamlined interface and 100 versatile, finely crafted presets enable you to quickly get the sound you want.

Mäag Audio EQ2 (VST, VST3, AU, AAX Native, AAX DSP) delivers the sound of the Mäag Audio EQ2 two-band hardware equalizer. Mäag Audio's EQ design allows for exceptionally low phase shift across all EQ adjustments, which helps maintain the integrity of your mix's original sound while enhancing the very high "air" frequencies.

Native Instruments' Replika delay plug-in (VST, VST3, AU, AAX Native, AAX DSP) packs two professional quality delays and a powerful diffusion algorithm into a sleek, streamlined interface.

Output Movement (VST, VST3, AU, AAX) is an exciting effects plug-in for the studio or stage that adds powerful rhythms to any input in real-time. Movement's four rhythm engines blend seamlessly, while analog modeled effects optimized for modulation let you add rhythm with reverb and compressors pumping, filters and EQs opening and closing, delays morphing, and tube distortion warming and cooling.

SPL Attacker Plus (VST, VST3, AU, AAX Native, AAX DSP), from Plugin Alliance, is a micro-plug-in that enables all attack events to be amplified, regardless of their signal level. By focusing on the initial transient instead of specific frequencies, SPL Attacker Plus amplifies just the attack curves of a sound event, allowing instruments to be mixed at lower levels.

StudioLinked Trophies (VST, VST3, AAX, AU, Standalone) is an intuitive and easy-to-use collection of R&B sounds assembled by nine-time Grammy-winning producer Bryan-Michael Cox. It includes 500 multi-sampled presets across 13 categories, onboard effects, ADSR controls, filtering controls, and a robust library of chord progressions that you can drag and drop into your instrument track.

UJAM Virtual Drummer 2 "Phat" (VST, VST3, AAX, AU, Standalone) is all about funky urban drums suitable for everything from retro soul to g-funk. You get 30 different drum styles and 720 patterns recorded across 5 drum kits.

UVI Model D (VST, AU, AAX) lets you experience the presence and power of a Concert Grand Model D piano, captured in the brilliant Guillaume Tell soundstage in Paris.

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Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 7 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 25 x 9 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): Studio 1824C
PreSonus Warranty Presonus offers a one year warranty (parts and labor) on all new products. All non-new Presonus products are not covered by any warranty.
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 225-216-7887
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Overall: Purchased this to replace my Presonus 1818vsl that I had for a few yrs. Quality of build is solid. All the lighting illuminates well. Lots of I/O options... Sounds is great...Great pre amps... DSP is much better than my 1818...Buffer at 256 input quantizing is no prob. Only hitch was the UC software that comes with it is a streamlined version which doesn't allow adding effects on the input. Still not much of an issue as both of my DAWs allow option for this. This is a mid level interface (hence the price) if you need multiple DSP chips or unlimited I/O options.... USB 3.0 or thunderbolt you will need a premium interface like the Quantum.. Apollo... RME or Antelope Audio.
Style of Music: Hip Hop.. RnB
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Overall: I got this because I use Studio One 4.5 Pro and figured it would work best with their software. NIGHTMARE soon as you add a second pair of monitors. AND no support pprovided by Presonus, despite having their software, interface and monitors. Seems there's no way to use outputs 3/4 as an alt pair of monitors for AB or control room in any direct fashion. The workarounds are tedious at best and their best suggestion was to spend more money on a controller rather than simply making it possible to do it by software within the device. In sharp contrast. Focusrite does this automatically from about halfway up their line. Mackie also thought of it. Leaves me wondering about the decision to deal with Presonus at all, but definitely makes their interface a no-way. Sound was good, but that's only part of the deal. Again, Focusrite shines brighter.
Style of Music: From folk rock to hip-hop
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