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PreSonus Studio 1824C




Record the entire band.

PreSonus® was a pioneer in high-channel-count audio interfaces and has spent the last 20 years listening to our customers and creating the best audio interfaces for recording large sessions. The Studio 1824c provides amazing sound-quality with eight of PreSonus’ lauded XMAX analog mic preamps onboard and pristine 24-bit 192 kHz conversion. Add two low-noise instrument preamps, balanced line-level inputs, and an ADAT input to add 8 more channels whenever you need them, and you have an audio interface ready to record just about any session. A complete, all-in-one recording package, Studio One® Artist music production software, is included with the Studio 1824c, offering unlimited tracking with tight control-room integration.

Superior sound.

The Studio 1824c operates at up to 192 kHz for ultra-high-definition recording and mixing. High-quality converters on every input and output and eight of PreSonus’ professional-grade XMAX mic preamps enable you to capture complex musical harmonics smoothly and naturally, with no audible distortion. XMAX mic preamps are known the world over for their ability to 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.

Stress-free recording.

Professional tools make any job easier. That’s why we included professional input and output metering on the Studio 1824c, allowing you to keep an eye on your input and mix levels while running your session. Easy-to-use DSP monitor mixing lets you create four discrete near-zero-latency monitor mixes, enough for even the largest ensembles. All line-level outputs are also DC coupled, enabling them to send control voltages. Front-panel Mute, Mono, and level controls let you work with your main mix.

Wherever sound takes you.

Whether you’re upgrading your studio or building a new space for your band to record, the Studio 1824c has you covered with superior mic preamps, expandable inputs, and powerful, easy-to-use onboard monitor mixing to give you the world-class results you want. While it’s a perfect companion for any recording software, the Studio 1824c combines with the included Studio One Artist to provide a complete, affordable recording solution that will make you sound great.

Works with iOS and iPadOS devices.

The PreSonus Studio 1824c is compatible with iOS and iPadOS devices including iPad Pro, iPad, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPod Touch, and iPhone. Because it’s USB class-compliant, there are no special drivers or applications to download and install. You’ll be able to produce on the go—everything from podcasts to folk rock to trap—wherever sound takes you.



  • Up to 18 inputs/20 outputs simultaneously (8×8 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-inch TRS main outputs
    • DC coupled for sending control voltages
  • 8 balanced ¼-inch 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-C® -compatible 2.0 port
    • USB-C to USB-C and USB-C to USB-A cables included for compatibility with most computers
  • BNC word clock output

Integrated Software

  • Studio One® Artist for macOS® and Windows®
  • UC Surface control software for macOS, Windows, iPad®, and Android™
  • Studio Magic Software Suite

Meters, Controls, and Features

  • 18×8 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)


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


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

Technical Specifications


Sample Rates44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
Converter Resolution24-bit
Converter Dynamic Range114 dB
Converter Dynamic Range114 dB


Microphone Inputs
Maximum Level+16 dBu, min gain
Gain Range80 dB
Frequency Response20 Hz – 20 kHz (unity gain)
Dynamic Range110 dB (A-wtd, min gain)
THD + N0.005% (1 kHz, 0dBu, unity gain)
EIN-128 dBu (A-wtd, 20 kHz BW, Rs=150Ω, max gain)
Input Impedance1400Ω
Phantom Power48V (>10 mA per channel)


Line Inputs
Maximum Level+21 dBu (balanced, min gain)
Gain Range40 dB
Frequency Response20 Hz-20 kHz (unity gain)
Dynamic Range112 dB (A-wtd, min gain)
THD + N0.005% (1 kHz, +18 dBu, min gain)
Input Impedance10 kΩ


Instrument Inputs
Maximum Level+15 dBu (unbalanced, min gain)
Gain Range80 dB
Frequency Response20 Hz – 20 kHz (min gain)
Dynamic Range112 dB (A-wtd, min gain)
THD + N0.020% (1 kHz, +10 dBu, min gain)
Input Impedance1M Ω


Main Outputs
Type¼” TRS female, DC Coupled
Maximum Level+18 dBu, balanced
Frequency Response20Hz – 20kHz (unity gain)
Dynamic Range108 dB (A-wtd, unity gain)
THD + N0.004% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, unity gain)


Line Outputs
Type¼” TRS female, DC coupled
Maximum Level+18 dBu, balanced
Frequency Response20 Hz – 20 kHz
Dynamic Range108 dB (A-wtd, -60 dBFS)
THD + N0.004% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, unity gain)


Headphone Outputs
Maximum Power150 mW/channel (60Ω load)
Frequency Response20 Hz – 20 kHz (unity gain)
Dynamic Range103 dB (A-weighted, 1 kHz, unity gain)
THD + N0.250% (1 kHz, 150 mW, unity gain)
Impedance Working Range32Ω to 600Ω


Height1.75″ (44 mm)
Width19″ (483 mm)
Depth5.5″ (140 mm)
Weight4.8 lbs (2.2 kg)