PreSonus 26c Audio Interface (USB-C - 2 x 4 - 192 kHz)

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PreSonus 26c Audio Interface (USB-C - 2 x 4 - 192 kHz) (PreSonus-Studio-26c)

PreSonus 26c Audio Interface (USB-C - 2 x 4 - 192 kHz)
2 x 4, 192 kHz, USB-C 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.

One for the Road. Professional quality in your home recording studio and on the go. Ideal for DJs, mobile musicians, and electronic musicians who want excellent audio quality in a sturdy, portable form factor, the bus-powered Studio 26c 2-in, 4-out audio interface records at up to 192 kHz and features mic/line/instrument inputs, DC-coupled line outputs, MIDI I/O, and a Cue Mix A/B button. A complete, all-in-one recording package, the Studio 26c comes with PreSonus’ award-winning Studio One® Artist music production software for macOS® and Windows® and includes USB-C to USB-C and USB-C to USB-A cables for compatibility with most computers.

World-class recording software included. Seamlessly integrated with the included PreSonus® Studio One Artist music production software, the Studio 26c interface works with virtually all macOS and Windows recording software. Easy to learn, Studio One enables you to compose, record, and produce without getting distracted by the tools. Need a new loop or sample for your latest production? Studio One lets you shop, audition, and purchase new content right from your production environment.

World-class recording software included. Seamlessly integrated with the included PreSonus® Studio One Artist music production software, the Studio 26c interface works with virtually all macOS and Windows recording software. Easy to learn, Studio One enables you to compose, record, and produce without getting distracted by the tools. Need a new loop or sample for your latest production? Studio One lets you shop, audition, and purchase new content right from your production environment.

Superior sound. The Studio 26c operates at up to 192 kHz for ultra-high-definition recording and mixing. High-quality converters on every input and output and PreSonus’ professional-grade XMAX-L mic preamps capture complex musical harmonics smoothly and naturally, with no audible distortion.

Designed for the home recording studio. Built for the road. Whether you're just getting into recording or are a veteran producer who wants to go mobile, the Studio 26c will give you clear, clean, ultra-high-def sound in a bus-powered, rugged unit. While it’s a perfect companion for any recording software, the Studio 26c and included Studio One Artist provide you with a complete, affordable, home and mobile recording studio.

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

  • Simultaneous I/O up to 2 inputs/4 outputs
  • 2 mic/instrument/line inputs with XMAX-L mic preamps
  • 2 balanced ¼” TRS main outputs
    • DC coupled for sending control voltages*
  • 2 balanced ¼” TRS line outputs for monitor mixing
    • DC coupled for sending control voltages*
  • 1 stereo headphone output
  • MIDI In/Out
  • 1 USB-C 2.0 port
    • USB-C to USB-C and USB-C to USB-A cables included for compatibility with most computers

Meters, Controls, and Features

  • Direct monitoring
  • Cue mix A/B (for headphone output)
  • Front-panel level controls for main outputs
  • True +48V phantom power for condenser microphones (global)
  • 4 ladder-style LED level meters (2 input, 2 main output)

Integrated Software

  • Studio One Artist®
  • Studio Magic Plug-in Suite

Digital

  • USB 2.0 Port (USB 2.0)
  • 24-bit resolution
  • 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz sampling rates

Physical

  • Road-rugged construction with all-metal chassis and metal knobs
  • USB Bus-Powered

* Since it is a bus-powered device, the Studio 26 has lower voltage rails than other Studio-series interfaces, resulting in reduced control-voltage range (positive to negative voltage).

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-C or 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

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  +4.5 dBu (balanced, min gain)
Gain Range 70 dB 
Frequency Response  20 Hz - 20 kHz (±0.1 dB, min gain, 48 kHz) 
Dynamic Range  110 dB (A-wtd, min gain)
THD + N  0.004% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, min gain) 

EIN 

125 dBu (A-weighted, 150Ω, max gain) 
Input Impedance  1.6 kΩ 
Phantom Power  +48 VDC (10 mA total) 
Line Inputs   
Maximum Level  +19.5 dBu (min gain) 
Gain Range  70 dB 
Frequency Response  20 Hz – 20 kHz (±0.1 dBu, unity gain, unwtd) 
Dynamic Range  110 dB (A-wtd, unity gain) 
THD + N  0.007% (1 kHz, min gain) 
Input Impedance  10 kΩ 
Instrument Inputs   
Maximum Level  +14 dBu (min gain) 
Gain Range  70 dB 
Frequency Response  20 Hz - 20 kHz (±0.15 dB, 48 kHz, min gain) 
Dynamic Range  110 dB (A-wtd, unity gain) 
THD + N  0.008% (1 kHz, min gain) 
Input Impedance  1 MΩ 
Line Outputs (Mains)  
Type  ¼" TRS Female, DC Coupled*
Maximum Level  +10 dBu (balanced) 
Frequency Response  20 Hz - 20 kHz (±0.1 dB, unity gain, 48 kHz)
Dynamic Range  108 dB (A-nwtd) 
THD + N  0.0015% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS) 
Line Outputs (3/4)  
Type  ¼" TRS Female, DC Coupled* 
Maximum Level  +10 dBu (balanced)
Frequency Response  20 Hz - 20 kHz (±0.1dB, unity gain, 48 kHz)
Dynamic Range  113 dB (A-wtd)
THD + N  0.008% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS)
Headphone Outputs   
Maximum Power  30 mW/channel (56Ω load)
Frequency Response  20 Hz - 20 kHz (±0.2 dB, 56Ω load, 48 kHz)
Dynamic Range  104 dB (A-wtd, 56Ω load)
THD + N  0.009% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, no load)
Impedance Working Range  32Ω to 300Ω 
Physical   
Height  1.75" (44 mm) 
Width  7" (180 mm) 
Depth  5.5" (144 mm) 
Weight  1.6 lbs. (0.7 kg) 

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