PreSonus Studio 1824
18x18 USB 2.0 Audio Interface

OUR PART #  STUDIO-1824


Made for working professional Producers searching for a feature-rich USB recording solution with extensive connectivity, the Studio 1824 audio/MIDI interface from PreSonus is loaded with analog and digital I/O along with an 18x8 DSP monitor mixer, and is able to record up to 24-bit, 192 kHz audio. It has flexible routing, near-zero-latency monitor mixing, and control-room integration available from within the included Studio One® Artist software for Mac® and Windows® and UC Surface for Mac, Windows, iPad®, and Android™ tablets. Equipped with PreSonus' renowned XMAX Class A preamps and high-quality converters, it brings the superior audio and features you need in order to create your next hit and/or keep clients coming back for more.

XMAX Mic Preamps
These Class A preamps not only offer incredibly high headroom, but deep lows, smooth highs, and high-quality, rich overall sound as well, allowing you hear every breath, every transient, and all the detail in your recordings – excellent for both vocal production and sampling.

High-grade digital converters
Located on every input and output, and providing 115 dB of dynamic range, these enable you to capture complex musical harmonics smoothly, naturally, and with no audible distortion.

The central hub of your studio
The Studio 1824 comes equipped with 2 front-panel combo mic and switchable line/instrument inputs plus 6 rear-panel mic/line inputs, all of which include +48V phantom power for use with condenser mics. Its 8 channels of ADAT Optical I/O (4 channels at 96 kHz) allows expandability of the unit with a multichannel preamp/ADC, such as PreSonus' premium-quality DigiMax DP88 (sold separately). Along with its L/R main outputs that include front-panel Mute, Mono, and level controls, the unit provides you with 8 balanced line outputs for monitor mixing as well as stereo S/PDIF digital I/O and 2 stereo headphone outputs. All line-level outputs are DC coupled, so they're capable of sending control voltages. With the 1824's built-in DSP, you can create 4 stereo near-zero latency monitor mixes. If all that weren't enough, a BNC word clock output enables synchronization with other digital devices, and integral MIDI I/O offers a MIDI connection to a keyboard, sound module, or control surface. To sum it all up, with the Studio 1824, you get a true central hub for your studio.

World-class recording software included
The Studio 1824 interface works great when used with virtually any Mac®- or Windows®-based audio-recording software, but it especially shines when used with the included PreSonus Studio One® Artist DAW software.

Designed for producers who need more
With sweet-sounding preamps, onboard monitor mixing, up to 192 kHz sample rate, and ample connectivity, the Studio 1824 gives you the ultra-high-definition sound and flexible interfacing you need to create state-of-the-art recordings. It's the ideal companion for any recording software, and its integration with Studio One Artist plus remote control with UC Surface all deliver a complete, thoroughly professional recording solution.

PreSonus Studio 1824 Features:

Input/Output

  • Up to 18 inputs/18 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™

Meters, Controls, and Features

  • Studio One Artist® included
  • 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

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

PreSonus Studio 1824 Specifications:


Computer System Requirements

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements.

  • Mac
    • Mac® OS X 10.8.5 64-bit or later
    • Intel® i-series 2 GHz multicore processor (or AMD equivalent) or faster
    • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
  • Windows
    • Windows® 7 x64/x86 SP1 + platform update, Windows 8.1 x64/x86, Windows 10 x64/x86
    • 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

Technical Specifications

  • General

    • Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
    • Converter Resolution: 24-bit
    • Converter Dynamic Range: 114 dB
  • Inputs
    • Microphone:
      • Maximum Level: +16 dBu, 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=150 O, max gain)
        Input Impedance: 1400 Ohms
        Phantom Power: 48V (>10 mA per channel)
    • Line:
      • 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 kOhms
    • Instrument:
      • 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: 1 MOhm
  • Outputs
    • Main:
      • Type: ¼" TRS female, DC Coupled
      • Maximum Level: +18 dBu, balanced
      • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz (unity gain)
      • Dynamic Range: 108 dB (A-wtd, unity gain)
      • THD + N: 0.004% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, unity gain)
    • Line:
      • 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:
      • Maximum Power: 150 mW/channel (60 Ohm 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: 32 Ohms to 600 Ohms
  • Physical
    • Dimensions (H x W x D): 1.75" x 19" x 5.5" (44 x 483 x 140mm)
    • Weight: 4.8 lbs. (2.2 kg)

PreSonus Studio 1824
18x18 USB 2.0 Audio Interface

OUR PART #  STUDIO-1824

Product Information:

Made for working professional Producers searching for a feature-rich USB recording solution with extensive connectivity, the Studio 1824 audio/MIDI interface from PreSonus is loaded with analog and digital I/O along with an 18x8 DSP monitor mixer, and is able to record up to 24-bit, 192 kHz audio. It has flexible routing, near-zero-latency monitor mixing, and control-room integration available from within the included Studio One® Artist software for Mac® and Windows® and UC Surface for Mac, Windows, iPad®, and Android™ tablets. Equipped with PreSonus' renowned XMAX Class A preamps and high-quality converters, it brings the superior audio and features you need in order to create your next hit and/or keep clients coming back for more.

XMAX Mic Preamps
These Class A preamps not only offer incredibly high headroom, but deep lows, smooth highs, and high-quality, rich overall sound as well, allowing you hear every breath, every transient, and all the detail in your recordings – excellent for both vocal production and sampling.

High-grade digital converters
Located on every input and output, and providing 115 dB of dynamic range, these enable you to capture complex musical harmonics smoothly, naturally, and with no audible distortion.

The central hub of your studio
The Studio 1824 comes equipped with 2 front-panel combo mic and switchable line/instrument inputs plus 6 rear-panel mic/line inputs, all of which include +48V phantom power for use with condenser mics. Its 8 channels of ADAT Optical I/O (4 channels at 96 kHz) allows expandability of the unit with a multichannel preamp/ADC, such as PreSonus' premium-quality DigiMax DP88 (sold separately). Along with its L/R main outputs that include front-panel Mute, Mono, and level controls, the unit provides you with 8 balanced line outputs for monitor mixing as well as stereo S/PDIF digital I/O and 2 stereo headphone outputs. All line-level outputs are DC coupled, so they're capable of sending control voltages. With the 1824's built-in DSP, you can create 4 stereo near-zero latency monitor mixes. If all that weren't enough, a BNC word clock output enables synchronization with other digital devices, and integral MIDI I/O offers a MIDI connection to a keyboard, sound module, or control surface. To sum it all up, with the Studio 1824, you get a true central hub for your studio.

World-class recording software included
The Studio 1824 interface works great when used with virtually any Mac®- or Windows®-based audio-recording software, but it especially shines when used with the included PreSonus Studio One® Artist DAW software.

Designed for producers who need more
With sweet-sounding preamps, onboard monitor mixing, up to 192 kHz sample rate, and ample connectivity, the Studio 1824 gives you the ultra-high-definition sound and flexible interfacing you need to create state-of-the-art recordings. It's the ideal companion for any recording software, and its integration with Studio One Artist plus remote control with UC Surface all deliver a complete, thoroughly professional recording solution.

PreSonus Studio 1824 Features:

Input/Output

  • Up to 18 inputs/18 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™

Meters, Controls, and Features

  • Studio One Artist® included
  • 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

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

PreSonus Studio 1824 Specifications:


Computer System Requirements

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements.

  • Mac
    • Mac® OS X 10.8.5 64-bit or later
    • Intel® i-series 2 GHz multicore processor (or AMD equivalent) or faster
    • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
  • Windows
    • Windows® 7 x64/x86 SP1 + platform update, Windows 8.1 x64/x86, Windows 10 x64/x86
    • 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

Technical Specifications

  • General

    • Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
    • Converter Resolution: 24-bit
    • Converter Dynamic Range: 114 dB
  • Inputs
    • Microphone:
      • Maximum Level: +16 dBu, 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=150 O, max gain)
        Input Impedance: 1400 Ohms
        Phantom Power: 48V (>10 mA per channel)
    • Line:
      • 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 kOhms
    • Instrument:
      • 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: 1 MOhm
  • Outputs
    • Main:
      • Type: ¼" TRS female, DC Coupled
      • Maximum Level: +18 dBu, balanced
      • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz (unity gain)
      • Dynamic Range: 108 dB (A-wtd, unity gain)
      • THD + N: 0.004% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, unity gain)
    • Line:
      • 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:
      • Maximum Power: 150 mW/channel (60 Ohm 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: 32 Ohms to 600 Ohms
  • Physical
    • Dimensions (H x W x D): 1.75" x 19" x 5.5" (44 x 483 x 140mm)
    • Weight: 4.8 lbs. (2.2 kg)
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