The Presonus Studio 1824 is a USB 2.0 audio/MIDI interface capable of recording up to 18 simultaneous inputs at up to 24-bit / 192 kHz and offers XMAX Class-A preamps, ADAT I/O, and S/PDIF I/O. Its 18 outputs offer flexible routing with zero-latency DSP-based monitor mixing and control-room integration with the included Studio One Artist for Mac and Windows, and UC Surface for Mac, Windows, iPad, and Android. The interface features mute and level controls for the main output, two headphone outputs with independent mix streams, a BNC word clock output, and MIDI I/O with 5-pin DIN connectors.

  • Input/Output
    • Simultaneous I/O up to 18 inputs/18 outputs (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 input (4 channels at 96 kHz)
    • Two balanced 1/4" TRS main outputs
      • DC coupled for sending control voltages
    • 8 balanced 1/4" TRS line outputs for monitor mixing
      • DC coupled for sending control voltages
    • 2 stereo headphone outputs with the same mix or independent mixes
    • 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
  • Meters, Controls, and Features
    • 18x8 on-board 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 outputs)
  • Digital
    • 24-bit resolution
    • 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz sampling rates
  • Physical
    • 1RU rack-mountable
    • Road-rugged construction with all-metal chassis and metal knobs
  • Interface
    Max Sample Rate/Resolution 192 kHz / 24-Bit
    Connectivity
    Host Connection USB Type-B (USB 2.0)
    Analog I/O 2 x Combo XLR / 1/4" Mic/Line/Hi-Z Input
    6 x Combo XLR / 1/4" Mic/Line Input
    8 x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS Balanced Line Output
    2 x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS Balanced Monitor Output
    2 x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS Headphone Output
    Phantom Power +48 V
    Digital I/O None
    MIDI I/O None
    Performance
    Frequency Response Headphone Outputs:
    20 Hz to 20 kHz   (Unity Gain) 
    Hi-Z Inputs:
    20 Hz to 20 kHz   (Min Gain) 
    Line Inputs:
    20 Hz to 20 kHz   (Unity Gain) 
    Mic Inputs:
    20 Hz to 20 kHz   (Unity Gain) 
    Line Outputs:
    20 Hz to 20 kHz   
    Gain Range Hi-Z Inputs:
    80 dB
    Line Inputs:
    40 dB
    Mic Inputs:
    80 dB
    Max Input Level Hi-Z Inputs:
    +15 dBu (Min Gain, Unbalanced) 
    Line Inputs:
    +21 dBu (Balanced, Min Gain) 
    Mic Inputs:
    +16 dBu (Min Gain) 
    Max Output Level Outputs:
    +18 dBu (Balanced) 
    Headphone Output Power 150 mW per Channel into 60 Ohms
    Dynamic Range Outputs:
    103 dBA 
    Hi-Z Inputs:
    112 dBA 
    Line Inputs:
    112 dBA 
    Mic Inputs:
    110 dBA 
    Outputs:
    108 dBA 
    Impedance Headphone Outputs:
    32 to 600 Ohms 
    Hi-Z Inputs:
    1 MOhm 
    Line Inputs:
    10 kOhms 
    Mic Inputs:
    1400 Ohms 
    THD+N Headphone Outputs:
     0.25% 
    Hi-Z Inputs:
     0.02% 
    Line Inputs:
     0.005% 
    Mic Inputs:
     0.005% 
    Outputs:
     0.004% 
    EIN Mic Inputs:
    -128 dBu (A-Weighted) 
    Digital Audio
    Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192 kHz
    Compatibility
    OS Compatibility Android 5.0 or Later
    macOS 10.8.5 or Later
    Windows 7
    Windows 8.1
    Windows 10
    Processor Requirement Mac:
    2 GHz Intel   
    PC:
    2 GHz Intel Core i3 
    RAM Requirements 4 GB (8 GB Recommended)
    Storage Requirements 32 GB
    Minimum Display Resolution 1366 x 768
    Required Hardware Available USB 2.0 Port

PreSonus Studio 1824 - 18x18 USB 2.0 Audio Interface