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PreSonus Studio 1824 18x18 USB 2.0 24-bit 192 kHz Audio Interface

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Created for demanding producers.

Working professionals in search of a feature-rich USB recording solution with a wealth of connections need look no further than the Studio 1824 audio interface. Loaded with analog and digital I/O and an 18x8 DSP monitor mixer, the Studio 1824 records up to 24-bit, 192 kHz audio. Flexible routing, near-zero-latency monitor mixing, and control-room integration are available from within included Studio One® Artist for Mac® and Windows® and UC Surface for Mac, Windows, iPad®, and Android™ tablet. Equipped with our famous XMAX Class A preamps and high-end converters, it delivers superior audio and the features you need to create your next hit and keep clients coming back for more.

Superior sound.

High-grade digital converters, ultra-low-jitter clocking, and our famous XMAX preamps add up to a superior recording and listening experience. The Studio 1824 audio interface operates at up to 192 kHz for ultra-high-definition mixing and recording. High-quality converters on every input and output provide 115 dB of dynamic range to capture complex musical harmonics smoothly and naturally with no audible distortion. XMAX Class A microphone 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. Your music never sounded better!

The central hub of your studio.

The Studio 1824 audio interface features two front-panel combo mic and switchable line/instrument inputs and six rear-panel mic/line inputs, all with +48V phantom power for condenser mics. Its eight channels of ADAT Optical I/O (four channels at 96 kHz) enable you to expand the unit with a multichannel preamp/ADC, such as our premium-quality DigiMax DP88. In addition to L/R main outputs with front-panel Mute, Mono, and level controls, you get eight balanced line outputs for monitor mixing plus stereo S/PDIF digital I/O and two stereo headphone outputs. All line-level outputs are DC coupled, enabling them to send control voltages. The onboard DSP lets you create four stereo near-zero latency monitor mixes. A BNC word clock output enables synchronization with other digital devices. Studio 1824’s MIDI I/O enables connection to a keyboard, sound module, or control surface, making it your studio's central hub.

Features

Input/Output

  • Up to 18 inputs/18 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” TRS main outputs
    • DC coupled for sending control voltages
  • 8 balanced ¼” TRS line outputs for monitor mixing
    • DC coupled for sending control voltages
  • 2 stereo headphone outputs with individual level controls
  • MIDI In/Out
  • Stereo S/PDIF digital I/O
  • 1 USB 2.0 port
  • BNC word clock output

Integrated Software

  • Studio One® Artist for Mac® and Windows®
  • UC Surface control software for Mac, Windows, iPad®, and Android™
  • Studio Magic Plug-in Suite

Meters, Controls, and Features

  • 18x8 onboard DSP monitor mixer
  • Front-panel level controls for main outputs
  • 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)

Digital

  • 24-bit resolution
  • 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192 kHz sampling rates

Physical

  • 1U rack-mountable
  • Road-rugged construction with all-metal chassis and metal knobs


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