PreSonus Studio 192 USB Audio Interface

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With 8 recallable XMAX preamps, 26x32 I/O, Fat Channel processing, monitor control and more, this USB 3.0 192 kHz interface is your front end for Studio One.

The PreSonus Studio 192 is an audio interface and studio command center combined in one rack space. Its ultra-low latency USB 3.0 audio interface offers 26 x 32 I/O and pristine audio quality up to 192 kHz, with eight remote-controlled XMAX class A mic preamps; eight balanced TRS outputs, balanced stereo Main outputs, two headphone amps, onboard Talkback mic, advanced monitoring features, and much more.

Tight integration with the included Studio One digital audio workstation provides remote control over every Studio 192 microphone preamp plus onboard zero-latency monitor mixing control right from your recording environment. Studio One's exclusive hybrid Fat Channel plug-in can run on your computer's processor and switch to the onboard DSP on your Studio 192 with a sonically seamless transition. Now you can monitor with award-winning StudioLive EQ and dynamics while switching between playback and recording with no audible change. Zero-latency monitoring with effects is also available from UC Surface for third-party DAW users.

More than just abundant I/O, Studio 192 is designed to be the central hub for any project or professional studio. The onboard Talkback mic can be routed to any mix. The outputs can be used for monitor mixing or for speaker switching. Onboard Dim and Mono options let you take control of your Main mix. Studio 192's two headphone amps each have a dedicated stereo output and can listen in on any mix -- perfect for in-studio collaboration.


- read more Your audio interface and studio command center in one rack space: pristine audio up to 192 kHz, remote controllable mic preamps, monitor mixing, speaker switching from included Studio One Artist or UC Surface
- Zero-latency monitoring with award-winning StudioLive Fat Channel processing on every analog input
- Ultra low latency, 24-bit, 192 kHz USB 3.0 audio interface
- Simultaneous I/O up to 26 inputs / 32 outputs (8x14 at 192 kHz)
- 8 XMAX remote controllable mic preamps, 2 instrument inputs, 6 balanced line level inputs
- Flawless analog signal path with top-quality 118 dB digital conversion
- 8 balanced outputs for monitor mixing
- Individual stereo main balanced outputs with mono, dim, mute, and level control accessible from front panel or UC Surface
- Onboard talkback mic
- Two high-volume headphone outs with dedicated DACs for optimal headphone monitoring
- Flexible routing and zero-latency monitor mixing options
- Tight integration with Studio One for multitrack music production, Studio One Artist included
- Compatible with most music software for Mac or PC
- Backwards compatible with USB 2.0

Studio Magic Plug-in Suite -- Included Free!

Register your PreSonus audio interface or mixer to get a free bonus: the Studio Magic Plug-in Suite for Mac and Windows. Studio Magic includes seven popular virtual instrument and effects plug-ins in VST, AU, and AAX formats from Brainworx, Arturia, iZotope, Output and more -- all available as a free download when you register your qualifying PreSonus product.

SPL Attacker is a micro-plug-in that employs the same Differential Envelope processing technique as SPL's famed Transient Designer. Using SPL Attacker, all attack events can be amplified, regardless of their signal level. By focusing on the initial transient instead of specific frequencies, SPL Attacker amplifies just the attack curves of a sound event. This allows instruments to be mixed at lower levels, which opens up space in the mix, while the relationship between tracks is preserved.

Maag Audio EQ2 delivers the sound of the Maag Audio EQ2 two-band hardware equalizer. Maag 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. An input attenuator lets you normalize levels after applying EQ.

Lexicon MPX-i Reverb 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. Input and output metering let you monitor levels at a glance.

Klanghelm SDRR2tube can add warmth, depth and character to your tracks. SDRR2tube can be a saturation processor, a compressor, an EQ, a bit-crusher, or a subtle stereo widener -- or it can simply add movement to your tracks. A comprehensive set of controls enables you to manipulate the character of the saturation to make it sit perfectly in your mix.

Output Movement 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 with sidechains, proprietary Flux mode, LFOs, step sequencers, and macros blend seamlessly. 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. Transform any instrument, synth, raw sound or full track in real time!

Brainworx bx_opto is a compressor plug-in that 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.
Arturia Analog Lab Lite.

Arturia Analog Lab Lite 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. Enjoy models of iconic instruments from Oberheim, Roland, Sequential Circuits, ARP, Hammond, Fender, Wurlitzer, Moog, and Vox.
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Minimum computer system requirements:

- Operating System: OS X 10.8 or later Hardware
- Minimum: Intel Core 2 processor, 4 GB RAM
- Recommended Hardware: Intel Core i3 processor or better, 8 GB or more RAM

Windows PC:
- Operating Systems: Windows 7x 64/x86 SP1 or Windows 8x64/x86
- Hardware Minimum: Intel Core 2 processor, 4 GB RAM
- Recommended Hardware: Intel Core i3 processor or better, 8 GB or more RAM

Windows and Mac:
- USB 2.0 port (USB 3.0 recommended)
- Internet connection
- Monitor resolution of 1280 x 800 px or higher
- 20 GB hard-disk space
- Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended

Note: The minimum system requirements may differ for DAWs other than Studio One. Please check the requirements for your DAW of choice with its manufacturer. The speed of your processor, amount of RAM and size and speed of your hard drive will greatly affect the overall performance of your recording system.

Microphone Preamps:
- Type: XLR Female (via Combo), Balanced Remote
- Maximum Input level (min. gain, 1 kHz@0.5% THD+N): +12 dBu, +/-0.5 dB
- Gain Control Range: 85 dB, +/-1 dB
- Frequency Response (A-D): 10 Hz to 40 kHz, +/-0.2 dB
- Dynamic Range (min. gain, a-weighted): > 110 dB
- Dynamic Range (mid. Gain, unweighted): > 105 dB
- THD+N (min. gain, unweighted): < 0.005%
- Input Impedance: 1600 ohms
- EIN (+55 dB gain, 150ohms input, 20 Hz-22 kHz, A-weighted): < 128 dBu
- Common Mode Rejection Ratio (1 kHz, +55dB gain) > 55 dB
- Phantom Power: +48 V, +/- 3 V, > 8mA per channel

Instrument Inputs:
- Type: 1/4" TS Female (via Combo), Unbalanced
- Maximum Input Level (min. gain, 1 kHz@0.5% THD+N): +16 dBu +/-0.5 dB
- Gain Control Range: 85 dB, +/-1 dB
- Frequency Response (A-D): 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +/-0.2 dB
- Dynamic Range (min. gain, A-weighted): > 110 dB dB
- Dynamic Range (mid. Gain, unweighted): > 105 dB
- THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, A-weighted): < 0.005%
- THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, unweighted): < 0.005%
- Input Impedance: > 1 Mohms
- Crosstalk (1 kHz, channel-to-channel): < -80 dB

Line Inputs:
- Type: 1/4" TRS Female (via Combo), Balanced
- Maximum Input Level (min. gain, 1 kHz@0.5% THD+N): + 18 dBu, +/-0.5 dB
- Frequency Response (A-D): 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +/-0.2 dB
- Dynamic Range (min. gain, A-weighted): > 114 dB
- Dynamic Range (mid. gain, unweighted): > 105 dB
- THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, A-weighted): < 0.005%
- Input Impedance: 10 kohms
- Crosstalk (1 kHz, channel-to-channel): < -80 dB

Main and Line Outputs:
- Type (Line Outputs): 1/4" TRS Female, Impedance Balanced
- Type (Main Outputs): XLR Male, Impedance Balanced
- Maximum Output Level: +18 dBu, +/-0.5 dB
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +/-0.2 dB
- Dynamic Range (A-weighted): > 112 dB
- THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, unweighted): < 0.005%
- Output Impedance: 51 ohms
- Crosstalk (1 kHz, channel-to-channel): < -80 dB

Headphone Outputs:
- Type: 1/4" TRS Female, Stereo, Unbalanced
- Maximum Output Level: 150 mW/channel @ 60 ohms
- Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +/-0.3 dB
- Dynamic Range (A-weighted): > 103 dB
- THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, unweighted): < 0.005%
- Crosstalk (1 kHz, channel-to-channel): < -80 dB

Internal Talkback Microphone:
- Type: Electret Condenser
- Sensitivity: -42 dB

Signal Level LEDs:
- Signal 1: -50 dBFS
- Signal 2: -30 dBFS
- Signal 3: -20 dBFS
- Signal 4: -10 dBFS
- Signal 5: -6 dBFS
- Signal 6: -4 dBFS
- Signal 7: -2 dBFS
- Clip: -0.5 dBFS

Digital Audio:
- Host Interface: USB 3.0 (backwards compatible to USB 2.0)
- ADC Dynamic Range (A-weighted, 48 kHz): 118 dB
- DAC Dynamic Range (A-weighted, 48 kHz): 118 dB
- Bit Depth: 24 bits
- Internally Supported Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
- ADAT Optical I/O: ADAT/SMUX II formats supported [16x16 (44.1/48 kHz), 8x8 (88.2/96 kHz)]
- S/PDIF I/O: RCA female connections, supported up to 96 kHz
- Word Clock I/O: BNC connector, 4.5 Vpp @75ohms load

- Jitter: <50 ps RMS (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
- Jitter Attenuation: >60 dB (1 ns in => 1 ps out)

- External Power Adapter: +18 VDC, 2.6A, center-positive
- Connector Type: Barrel: 5.5 mm OD, 2.1 mm ID, 9.5 mm length

- Dimensions: 1U rackmount
- Height: 1.75" (44.45 mm)
- Depth: 5.5" (139.7 mm)
- Width: 19" (482.6 mm)
- Weight: 4.9 lb. (2.22 kg)

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

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 225-216-7887

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars. (6 ratings)
Submitted March 1, 2016 by Tom H in Rockledge, FL

"Studio Live 192"

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
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Great converters! Hard to beat for the money. The unit has so much capability if you're using with Studio One, it sounds awesome. I compared it against my other DAW and interface and I was very pleased at the difference. It's definitely audible in my opinion. If you're using it with Windows 7 and you're on a USB 3.0 PCIe card, I had problems with one of the cards I bought. Switched to a card with Renesas drivers and all was well. I am told the TI drivers work fine as well.

Musical Background:

40 years, Professional Bass player, guitar, drums.

Musical Style:

Rock, Pop, Reggae, Blues and just about everything else.
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