PreSonus 1824 Audio Interface (USB 2.0 - 18 x 20 - 192 kHz)

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PreSonus 1824 Audio Interface (USB 2.0 - 18 x 20 - 192 kHz) (PreSonus-Studio-1824)
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PreSonus 1824 Audio Interface (USB 2.0 - 18 x 20 - 192 kHz)
18 x 20, 192 kHz, USB 2.0 Audio Interface

PreSonus been making recording interfaces for a long time. From the top-of-the-line Quantum family to the AudioBox USB 96, we prioritize sound quality, ease-of-use, and construction quality. Whether you use Mac, Windows, or iOS, we have an interface that fits your application and budget.

The Hitmaker. 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.

World-class recording software included. The Studio 1824 audio interface works with virtually all Mac and Windows audio-recording software but it really shines when used with the included PreSonus Studio One® Artist DAW. Built by creative people for creative music production, Studio One is easy to learn and enables you to compose, record, and produce your masterpiece without getting distracted by the tools. The mix controls for the Studio 1824’s onboard monitor mixer are seamlessly integrated into Studio One so you can easily create near-zero-latency monitor mixes from within your recording environment. You also can remote-control monitor mixes using free PreSonus UC Surface touch-control software for Mac, Windows, iPad, and Android tablet.

Designed for producers who need more. With ample connectivity, onboard monitor mixing, sweet-sounding preamps, and up to 192 kHz sample rate, the Studio 1824 audio interface will give you the ultra-high-definition sound and versatile connectivity you need to make state-of-the-art recordings. The perfect companion for any recording software, the Studio 1824’s integration with Studio One Artist and remote control with UC Surface provide a complete and thoroughly professional recording solution. Check out the Studio 1824 at your favorite PreSonus dealer.

Includes Studio Magic Plug-in Suite. This suite of plug-ins adds a wealth of fresh virtual instruments and effects to Studio One. Cherry-picked from the first names in virtual instruments and effects, each plug-in brings a different flavor of practical magic to your songs. These plug-ins aren't gimmicky one-trick ponies — these are real-deal workhorses that you'll rely on for countless mixes.

Features

Input/Output

  • Up to 18 inputs/20 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

Computer system requirements
Below are the minimum computer-system requirements.

Mac

  • macOS® 10.11 or higher (64-bit only)
  • Intel® i-series 2 GHz multicore processor (or AMD equivalent) or faster
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Windows

  • Windows® 7 x64 SP1 + platform update, Windows 8.1 x64, Windows 10 x64
  • Intel i-series 2 GHz multicore processor (or AMD equivalent) or faster
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Mac and Windows Systems

  • USB 2.0 port
  • 32 GB hard disk space
  • PreSonus Universal Control 2.0 or higher
  • Monitor with 1366x768 resolution (high-dpi monitor recommended)
  • Multitouch-enabled monitor required for touch operation

iOS

  • iOS 10 or later
  • iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 4, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad (4th generation)


Android

  • Android™ 5.0 (Lollipop) or later
  • Android tablet (8-inch) with 1024x768 resolution (UC Surface)

Technical Specifications

General  
Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, or 192 kHz
Converter Resolution  24-Bit 
ADC Converter Dynamic Range  114 dB 
DAC Converter Dynamic Range  114 dB 
Microphone Inputs   
Maximum Level  +16 dBu (balanced, min gain)
Gain Range 80 dB 
Frequency Response  20 Hz - 20 kHz (unity gain) 
Dynamic Range  110 dB (A-wtd, min gain)
THD + N  0.005% (1 kHz, 0dBu, unity gain)

EIN 

-128 dBu (A-wtd, 20 kHz BW, Rs=150Ω, max gain)
Input Impedance  1400Ω
Phantom Power  48V (>10 mA per channel)
Line Inputs   
Maximum Level  +21 dBu (balanced, min gain)
Gain Range  40 dB 
Frequency Response  20 Hz-20 kHz (unity gain)
Dynamic Range  112 dB (A-wtd, min gain)
THD + N  0.005% (1 kHz, +18 dBu, min gain)
Input Impedance  10 kΩ 
Instrument Inputs   
Maximum Level  +15 dBu (unbalanced, min gain)
Gain Range  80 dB 
Frequency Response  20 Hz - 20 kHz (min gain)
Dynamic Range  112 dB (A-wtd, min gain)
THD + N  0.020% (1 kHz, +10 dBu, min gain)
Input Impedance  1M Ω
Line Outputs (Mains)  
Type  ¼" TRS Female, DC Coupled*
Maximum Level  +18 dBu (balanced) 
Frequency Response  20 Hz - 20 kHz
Dynamic Range  108 dB (A-wtd, -60 dBFS)
THD + N  0.004% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, unity gain)
Line Outputs
 
Type  ¼" TRS Female, DC Coupled* 
Maximum Level  +18 dBu (balanced)
Frequency Response  20 Hz - 20 kHz
Dynamic Range  108 dB (A-wtd, -60 dBFS)
THD + N  0.004% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, unity gain)
Headphone Outputs   
Maximum Power  150 mW/channel (60Ω load)
Frequency Response  20 Hz - 20 kHz (unity gain)
Dynamic Range  103 dB (A-weighted, 1 kHz, unity gain)
THD + N  0.250% (1 kHz, 150 mW, unity gain)
Impedance Working Range  32Ω to 600Ω 
Physical   
Height  1.75" (44 mm) 
Width  7" (180 mm) 
Depth  5.5" (144 mm) 
Weight  4.8 lbs. (2.2 kg) 

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