The PreSonus Studio 26c is a 2x4 USB Type-C audio/MIDI interface offering high-resolution conversion and a powerful software package for vocalists, musicians, and podcasters in home/project studios and mobile setups. Connect mic-, instrument-, or line-level sources via two XLR-1/4" combo inputs, each utilizing its own gain control and XMAX-L solid-state mic preamp with selectable phantom power. Operate at up to 24-bit / 192 kHz resolution without sacrificing channel count or interface functionality.

The Studio 26c has four balanced 1/4" line outputs; the first two are fed by a dedicated level control for use with a pair of active monitors. A 1/4" TRS stereo headphone output with a front-panel volume knob accommodates a set of headphones. 5-pin MIDI I/O jacks on the rear panel allow simple hookup of a MIDI controller, synthesizer, or sound module.

The bus-powered Studio 26c includes USB cables for easy connectivity to your compatible macOS or Windows computer. Also supplied is a software bundle featuring the Studio One Artist DAW and the Studio Magic plug-in suite—a slew of creative tools for producers, engineers, songwriters, and more.

 

Compact and portable audio/MIDI interface ideal for vocalists, musicians, and podcasters

Conveniently powered via USB connection to a macOS or Windows computer

AD/DA conversion at up to 24-bit / 192 kHz resolution

Two XLR-1/4" combo inputs support mic-, instrument-, or line-level sources

Line switch toggles inputs between line and instrument level

XMAX-L solid-state mic preamps with selectable 48 VDC phantom power

Dedicated controls for input gain, main output level, and headphone volume

Two balanced 1/4" main/line outputs and two additional balanced 1/4" line outputs

1/4" stereo headphone output with A/B button for easy monitoring of outputs 1-2 or 3-4

Mon switch allows low-latency direct input monitoring

Multi-segment LED meters display levels for inputs and main outputs

Includes Studio One Artist DAW software

Includes Studio Magic plug-in suite with seven plug-ins ranging from EQ to virtual instruments

 

Interface
Channels of I/O Analog:
2 Inputs / 4 Outputs at 192 kHz
Max Sample Rate/Resolution 192 kHz / 24-Bit
Display and Indicators 1 x LED (Host Connection)
1 x LED (+48V)
1 x LED (Monitoring Mode)
1 x LED (Input Selection)
1 x LED (Output Selection)
2 x Multi-Segment LED Meters (Input Level)
2 x Multi-Segment LED Meters (Output Level)
Connectivity
Host Connection 1 x USB Type-C (USB 2.0)
Analog I/O 2 x Combo XLR / 1/4" Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Line/Hi-Z Input
4 x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS Balanced Line Output
1 x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
Phantom Power +48 V (Applied to All Inputs)
Digital I/O None
MIDI I/O 1 x 5-Pin MIDI In
1 x 5-Pin MIDI Out
Memory Card Slot None
Performance
Frequency Response Mic/Line Inputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.1 dB (at 48 kHz, Min Gain) 
Hi-Z Inputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.15 dB (at 48 kHz, Min Gain) 
Monitor Outputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.1 dB (at 48 kHz, Unity Gain) 
Line Outputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz 0.1 dB (at 48 kHz, Unity Gain) 
Headphone Outputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz 0.2 dB (at 48 kHz) 
Gain Range Mic/Line/Hi-Z Inputs:
70 dB
Max Input Level Mic Inputs:
+4.5 dBu (Balanced, Min Gain) 
Line Inputs:
+19.5 dBu (Balanced, Min Gain) 
Hi-Z Inputs:
+14 dBu (Min Gain, Unbalanced) 
Max Output Level Monitor/Line Outputs:
+10 dBu (Balanced) 
Headphone Output Power 30 mW per Channel into 56 Ohms (Max)
Dynamic Range AD/DA Converters:
114 dB 
Mic/Line/Hi-Z Inputs:
110 dBA 
Monitor Outputs:
108 dBA 
Line Outputs:
113 dBA 
Headphone Out:
104 dBA 
Impedance Mic Inputs:
1.6 kOhms 
Line Inputs:
10 kOhms 
Hi-Z Inputs:
1 MOhm 
Headphone Outputs:
32 to 300 Ohms 
THD+N Mic Inputs:
 0.004% 
Line Inputs:
 0.007% 
Hi-Z Inputs:
 0.008% 
Monitor Outputs:
 0.0015% 
Line Outputs:
 0.008% 
Headphone Outputs:
 0.009% 
EIN Mic Inputs:
-125 dBu (A-Weighted) 
Digital Audio
Sample Rates Up to 192 kHz (AD/DA Conversion)
Bit Depth Up to 24-Bit (AD/DA Conversion)
Sync Sources Internal
Compatibility
OS Compatibility macOS 10.8.5 or Later
Windows 7 or Later
Processor Requirement Mac:
2 GHz Intel   
2 GHz AMD   
PC:
2 GHz Intel   
2 GHz AMD   
RAM Requirements 4 GB (8 GB Recommended)
Storage Requirements 32 GB
Minimum Display Resolution 1366 x 768
Required Hardware USB Cable (Included)
Available USB Port
Power
Power Requirements USB Bus-Power
Phantom Power Current 10 mA
Physical
Anti-Theft Features None
Dimensions 7.09 x 5.67 x 1.73" / 180 x 144 x 44 mm
Weight 1.6 lb / 0.7 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.33 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.0 x 7.55 x 2.1"

PreSonus Studio 26c 2x4 USB Type-C Audio/MIDI Interface