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PreSonus Studio 24c Desktop 2x2 USB Type-C Audio/MIDI Interface

PreSonus Studio 24c Desktop 2x2 USB Type-C Audio/MIDI Interface
Key Features
  • Musicians, Podcasters, Producers
  • USB Type-C and USB Type-A Connectivity
  • 2 XMAX-L Mic/Line/Instrument Preamps
  • 1 Headphone Output, 2 Line/Monitor Outs
Offering ultrahigh-resolution conversion, two pro-grade preamps, and a powerful software package for vocalists, musicians, producers, and podcasters in home studios and mobile setups, the PreSonus Studio 24c desktop 2x2 USB audio/MIDI interface blends studio-quality sonic performance, liberating portability, and refreshing ease of use.
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PreSonus Studio 24c Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2XMAX-L Microphone Preamps
  • 3High-Resolution Converters
  • 4Headphone and Monitor Outputs
  • 5Input and Output Metering
  • 6Latency-Free Monitoring
  • 7MIDI I/O
  • 8Bus Powered over USB
  • 9Studio One Artist Software
  • 10Studio Magic Plug-In Suite

Offering ultrahigh-resolution conversion, two pro-grade preamps, and a powerful software package for vocalists, musicians, producers, and podcasters in home studios and mobile setups, the PreSonus Studio 24c desktop 2x2 USB audio/MIDI interface blends studio-quality sonic performance, liberating portability, and refreshing ease of use.

With selectable 48V phantom power and two XMAX-L solid-state mic preamps fed via XLR-1/4" combo inputs, the Studio 24c can accommodate any source from condenser microphones and active DI boxes to electric instruments and line-level mixer outputs with clarity and natural tonality. All inputs and outputs feature quality converters that can operate at resolutions up to 24-bit / 192 kHz without sacrificing channel count or interface functionality.

Whether you monitor through speakers, headphones, or both, the Studio 24c provides equally ideal operability with its 1/4" headphone output, stereo line/monitor outs, and independent volume controls. Use the mixer knob to quickly dial in a custom monitor mix with your preferred balance of input signal and computer output. Unlike many budget interfaces, the Studio 24c sports 4-segment LED meters for both inputs and the main outs.

The 5-pin MIDI I/O jacks on the rear panel allow simple hookup with a MIDI controller, synthesizer, or groovebox, making the Studio 24c advantageous for beatmakers, keyboardists, and electronic music producers.

The bus-powered Studio 24c includes USB Type-C and USB Type-A cables for easy connectivity to your compatible macOS- or Windows-equipped computer. The interface is bundled with the robust and versatile Studio One Artist DAW software and the Studio Magic plug-in suite, delivering a host of effects, virtual instruments, and third-party loops, software, and instrument sounds to kickstart your creativity.

XMAX-L Microphone Preamps
The Studio 24c's two XMAX-L solid-state mic preamps are designed to perform optimally on bus power, allowing you to take great sound with you wherever you record. With switchable 48V phantom power and XLR-1/4" combo inputs, the interface is more than capable of accommodating dynamic or condenser microphones, electric instruments such as guitar, bass, and keyboard, or line-level signals from mixing consoles or outboard mic preamps.
High-Resolution Converters
Boasting support for digital resolutions up to 24-bit / 192 kHz, the Studio 24c is equipped to perform AD/DA conversion with clarity and precision. It can also serve as a quality DAC for playback of ultrahigh-resolution files from your computer.
Headphone and Monitor Outputs
Thanks to the interface's two 1/4" line/monitor outputs and stereo headphone output, you can easily hook up a pair of speakers and studio headphones and independently adjust their volume levels via separate knobs on the front panel.
Input and Output Metering
The front panel of the Studio 24c is adorned with 4-segment LED meters for both inputs and the main outputs, letting you keep an eye on your input and mix levels when you're recording by yourself.
Latency-Free Monitoring
The Studio 24c features a direct monitor function with a mix control, allowing you to make the perfect blend of the zero-latency live input signal and the return signal from your computer.
Integration of MIDI equipment is no problem for the Studio 24c. It offers traditional 5-pin MIDI I/O for straightforward connectivity with common gear such as a MIDI keyboard controller, synthesizer, or drum machine.
Bus Powered over USB
Travel light with the Studio 24c; it is powered via a USB connection to your Mac or Windows computer, so you don't need to bring an external power supply. Two USB cables are included for proper hookup to USB Type-C or Type-A ports.
Studio One Artist Software
  • Single-window work environment
  • Powerful drag-and-drop functionality
  • Unlimited audio tracks, MIDI tracks, virtual instruments, buses, and FX channels
  • Content browser with convenient sort options and preview player
  • Intuitive MIDI-mapping system
  • Real-time audio time-stretching and resampling
  • Multitrack comping and MIDI editing
  • Transient detection and editing, plus groove extraction
  • Automatic delay compensation
  • Advanced automation
  • Integrates tightly with Celemony Melodyne
  • Instantly configures to PreSonus interfaces
  • Compatible with ASIO, Windows Audio, and Core Audio compliant interfaces
  • 26 native effects (32-bit effects) and virtual instrument plug-ins
  • Over 10GB of third-party software, loops, and instruments
  • Mac and Windows compatible
Studio Magic Plug-In Suite
The Studio Magic Plug-in Suite for Mac and Windows includes Ableton Live Lite, tutorials from Melodics, six virtual instruments, and nine popular plug-ins in VST, AU, and AAX formats.

  • Arturia Analog Lab Lite
  • Brainworx bx_opto
  • Brainworx bx_rockrack
  • Cherry Audio Voltage Nucleus
  • iZotope Neutron Elements
  • Klanghelm SDRR2tube
  • KV331 Audio Synthmaster Player
  • Lexicon MPX-i Reverb
  • Mäag Audio EQ2
  • Native Instruments REPLIKA
  • Output Movement
  • SPL Attacker Plus
  • Studio Linked Trophies
  • UJAM Virtual Drummer 2 PHAT
  • UVI Model D
UPC: 673454007910

PreSonus Studio 24c Specs

Form FactorDesktop
Display4 x Multi-Segment LED Meter
Channels of I/OAnalog:
2 Inputs / 2 Outputs at 192 kHz
Maximum Sampling Rate192 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Microphone Preamps2 Preamps
Input Level Adjustment2 x Knob
Expansion SlotsNone
Signal Processing
Gain/Trim RangeInputs:
50 dB
High-Pass FilterNone
Analog Audio I/O2 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Line/Hi-Z Input
2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line/Monitor Output
1 x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
Phantom Power48 V, Selectable On/Off (Applied to All Inputs)
Phantom Power Current10 mA
Digital Audio I/ONone
Host Connection / USB1 x USB Type-C (Class-Compliant)
Host Connection ProtocolUSB 2.0
USB (Non-Host)None
Sync I/ONone
Network I/ONone
MIDI I/O1 x DIN 5-Pin Input
1 x DIN 5-Pin Output
Wireless ConnectivityNone
Frequency ResponseMic Inputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.3 dB (Unity Gain)
Hi-Z Inputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.1 dB (Unity Gain)
Monitor Outputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.3 dB (Unity Gain)
Headphone Outputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.5 dB (Unity Gain)
Maximum Input LevelMic Inputs:
+10 dBu (Min Gain)
Hi-Z Inputs:
+19 dBu (Min Gain)
Maximum Output LevelMonitor Outputs:
+10 dBu (Balanced)
Headphone Output Power47 mW per Channel into 56 Ohms (Max)
ImpedanceMic Inputs:
1.4 Kilohms
Hi-Z Inputs:
750 Kilohms
Headphone Outputs:
32 to 300 Ohms
Dynamic RangeAD/DA Converters:
108 dB
Mic Inputs:
106 dBA
Hi-Z Inputs:
105 dBA
Monitor Outputs:
104 dB (Unweighted)
Headphone Outputs:
83 dBA
THD+NMic Inputs:
0.004% (1 kHz, Min Gain, at -1 dBFS)
Hi-Z Inputs:
0.002% (1 kHz, Min Gain)
Monitor Outputs:
0.001% (1 kHz, Unity Gain, at -1 dBFS)
Headphone Outputs:
0.01% (1 kHz, at 0 dBFS)
EINMic Inputs:
-126 dBu A-Weighted
Digital Audio
Sample RatesUp to 192 kHz (AD/DA Conversion)
Sample Rate ConversionNone
Bit DepthsUp to 24-Bit (AD/DA Conversion)
Sync SourcesInternal
Audio Storage & Playback
Memory Card SlotNone
OS CompatibilitymacOS 10.13 or Later (64-Bit Only)
Windows 10 or Later (64-Bit Only)
*As of November, 2021: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Included SoftwareStudio One Artist
Ableton Live Lite
Compatible Software (Not Included)Any Core Audio (Mac) Compliant Software
Supported Drivers/API & Plug-InsmacOS Class-Compliant (No Driver Needed)
Processor RequirementMac:
Intel Core i3
Intel Core i3
RAM Requirements4 GB, 8 GB Recommended
Storage Requirements30 GB
Minimum Display Resolution1366 x 768
Mobile Device CompatibilityNone
Required HardwareUSB Cable (Included)
Available USB 2.0 Port or USB Type-C Port
Internet ConnectionRequired for Registration, Software/Driver Download
Power RequirementsUSB Bus Power
Anti-Theft FeaturesKensington Security Slot
Dimensions7 x 5.5 x 1.75" / 17.8 x 14 x 4.45 cm
Weight2.0 lb / 0.9 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.285 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.3 x 9.3 x 8.1"

PreSonus Studio 24c Reviews

FINALLY, an audio interface that works

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-27

I love the Studio 24C...used it recently at home on a Zoom job interview; the interviewer said my voice sounded like I was in a studio (thanks to my Sennheiser shotgun mic).

easy peasy

By Ian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-26

works great, wonderful sound quality, easy to get started.

Great unit for a budget

By Joy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-01

very easy to set up. Downloaded the software/drivers, plugged it in and was ready to go.

Great podcasting interface

By Eric
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-14

I use this with two pod mics as an interface to my Mac mini. I record a podcast with a co-host in the same room and then we have people call in via zoom or FaceTime. It was easy to setup and came with studio one 4, I have since upgraded to 5. I keep it plugged in now and use it for my audio out for the computer as well as an interface for the mics whenever needed.

Handy interface

By Elliot
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-20

I have a 24 track Studio Live, an eight track Firestudio and I have added this 2 input Presonus unit for traveling with a laptop. Great unit and it interfaces with all presonus stuff.

LOVE this interface!

By Robin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-19

Super simple to use. Plugged it in and it was up and running. Controls are easy to that there's a meter on the front. The introductory Studio One Artist software that comes with it is awesome. Im sold on PreSonus.

Quality product

By Andrew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-10

The quality and function of this product exceeded my expectations. I originally saw a review for it on Youtube channel InTheMix. I originally purchased this to record in FL Studio. This product came with the Artist edition of Studio One. I was really impressed with this DAW. I like the fact that it integrates with FL Studio. Thank you PreSonus! I now have a more complete sound studio. I highly recommend this product.

Works well

By Randy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-30

Needed a way to boost audio output from a mixing board going to a computer which we use to stream church services with. The 24c worked perfectly.

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Is the Studio Artist one software included with ...

Is the Studio Artist one software included with the Presonus 24c only a trial version or is it a regular program? Also, is it cloud based?
Asked by: William
Yes, all PreSonus professional recording products come with Studio One Artist recording and production software. It's the regular software, not a trial version, and not cloud based.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2021-08-25

Could I use this to connect to my ...

Could I use this to connect to my iPhone/iPad/Camcorder to record video with sound from my condenser mic? How to and what accessories do I need?
Asked by: Phi
To connect the Presonus to your iphone / pad you will need this Apple adpter : Apple Lightning to USB 3.0 Type-A Camera Adapter And to connect presunus to your camcorder you will need these cables : Hosa Technology Stereo Mini Male to Stereo 1/4" Male Cable - 5' Sescom LN2MIC-ZOOMH4N - Line to Microphone Attenuation Cable for HDSLR Cameras Comprehensive MJ-BL 3.5mm Mini Female to 3.5mm Mini Female Adapter This is all you need , Hope this helps
Answered by: Raul
Date published: 2020-12-13

Will the PreSonus Studio 24c also run on USB 2.0 ...

Will the PreSonus Studio 24c also run on USB 2.0 ports?
Asked by: Robert
Answered by: David
Date published: 2020-10-01

Will the PreSonus Studio 24c work with Zoom or ...

Will the PreSonus Studio 24c work with Zoom or other video conferencing software?
Asked by: Keith
Yes. The PreSonus Studio 24c Desktop 2x2 USB Type-C Audio/MIDI Interface can be used to connect microphones to a computer and enable higher quality audio for Zoom and other audio/video conferencing applications, as well as for recording.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2022-07-18

Looking for an audio interface to control the ...

Looking for an audio interface to control the amount of latency up to 3 seconds of delay. Idea king it would be an audio to usb interface with a delay knob?
Asked by: Eric
If you are trying to control the round trip latency of a source connected an interface- going through a DAW- and back to your headphones, you would need to adjust that in the buffer settings of the DAW you're recording into. If you are experiencing latency or "sync issues" between audio and video of a live stream, then you would need to adjust the Input Delay in the streaming software being used. (ie OBS, LiveStream Studio, etc.)
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2020-12-28
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