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

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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.
MIDI I/O
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

Key Specs
Channels of I/O
Analog:
2 Inputs / 2 Outputs at 192 kHz
Maximum Sampling Rate
192 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Microphone Inputs
2 Preamps
Analog Audio I/O
2x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Line/Hi-Z Input
2x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line/Monitor Output
1x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
Host Connection
1x USB-C (Class-Compliant)
OS Compatibility
macOS 10.13 or Later (64-Bit Only)
Windows 10 or Later (64-Bit Only)
Power Requirements
USB Bus Power
Channels of I/O
Analog:
2 Inputs / 2 Outputs at 192 kHz
Maximum Sampling Rate
192 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Microphone Inputs
2 Preamps
Input Level Adjustment
2x Knob
Expansion Slots
No
Signal Processing
Pad
No
Gain/Trim Range
Inputs:
50 dB
High-Pass Filter
No
Solo/Mute
No
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O
2x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Line/Hi-Z Input
2x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line/Monitor Output
1x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
Phantom Power
48 V, Selectable On/Off (Applied to All Inputs)
Phantom Power Current
10 mA
Digital Audio I/O
No
Host Connection
1x USB-C (Class-Compliant)
Host Connection Protocol
USB 2.0
USB (Non-Host)
No
Sync I/O
No
Network I/O
No
MIDI I/O
1x DIN 5-Pin Input
1x DIN 5-Pin Output
Performance
Frequency Response
Mic 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 Level
Mic Inputs:
+10 dBu (Min Gain)
Hi-Z Inputs:
+19 dBu (Min Gain)
Maximum Output Level
Monitor Outputs:
+10 dBu (Balanced)
Headphone Output Power
47 mW per Channel into 56 Ohms (Max)
Impedance
Mic Inputs:
1.4 Kilohms
Hi-Z Inputs:
750 Kilohms
Headphone Outputs:
32 to 300 Ohms
Dynamic Range
AD/DA Converters:
108 dB
Mic Inputs:
106 dBA
Hi-Z Inputs:
105 dBA
Monitor Outputs:
104 dB (Unweighted)
Headphone Outputs:
83 dBA
THD+N
Mic 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)
EIN
Mic Inputs:
-126 dBu A-Weighted
Digital Audio
Sample Rates
Up to 192 kHz (AD/DA Conversion)
Sample Rate Conversion
No
Bit Depths
Up to 24-Bit (AD/DA Conversion)
Sync Sources
Internal
Audio Storage & Playback
Memory Card Slot
No
Compatibility
OS Compatibility
macOS 10.13 or Later (64-Bit Only)
Windows 10 or Later (64-Bit Only)
Processor Requirement
Mac:
Intel Core i3
PC:
Intel Core i3
AMD
RAM Requirements
4 GB, 8 GB Recommended
Storage Requirements
30 GB
Minimum Display Resolution
1366 x 768
Mobile Device Compatibility
No
Required Hardware
USB Cable (Included)
Available USB 2.0 Port or USB-C Port
Internet Connection
Required for Registration, Software/Driver Download
Power
Power Requirements
USB Bus Power
Physical
Anti-Theft Features
Kensington Security Slot
Dimensions
7 x 5.5 x 1.75" / 17.8 x 14 x 4.45 cm
Weight
2.0 lb / 0.9 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.285 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.8 x 7.5 x 2"

PreSonus Studio 24c Reviews

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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 S
Date published: 2021-08-25

Compatible with "Ventura?"

Compatible with "Ventura?"
Asked by: John
UPDATE: On December 6, 2022, PreSonus posted an update regarding compatibility of PreSonus hardware products, including the PreSonus Studio 24c Desktop 2x2 USB Type-C Audio/MIDI Interface, and Mac OS X 13.0 Ventura. Universal Control 4.0.0 was released on December 6, 2022 and it enables support for macOS 13 Ventura. It can be downloaded from your MyPreSonus account or on the PreSonus website: https://www.presonus.com/products/Universal-Control/downloads
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2023-02-14

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
Yes
Answered by: David M
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 S
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

Why are they putting the headphone jack on the ...

Why are they putting the headphone jack on the back?
Asked by: Wesley
The PreSonus Studio 24c Desktop 2x2 USB Type-C Audio/MIDI Interface is housed in a compact enclosure, so in order to include all of the features and controls that it offers on the front panel, and maintain its form factor, the headphone jack would need to be located on the back panel.
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2023-01-20

Which audio interface has the best ...

Which audio interface has the best quality?Presonus 96, Presonus 24c, Steinberg ur22c, Tascam hr 22 or Arturia minifus1 ?
Asked by: Civil Field
"Quality" is not something that can be objectively measured from a device's specs, but out of the interfaces mentioned the Steinberg UR22C's converters have the highest bit depth at 32-bit and the most available gain (60 dB) on its mic inputs.
Answered by: Calvin M
Date published: 2023-09-04
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