PreSonus Studio 68c Desktop 6x6 USB Type-C Audio/MIDI Interface

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PreSonus Studio 68c Desktop 6x6 USB Type-C Audio/MIDI Interface
Key Features
  • Musicians, Small Bands, Producers
  • USB Type-C and USB Type-A Connectivity
  • 4 Class-A Mic/Line Preamps (2 w/ Hi-Z)
  • 1 Headphone Out, 4 DC-Coupled Line Outs
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Offering ultra-high-resolution conversion, four Class-A preamps, and a powerful software package for vocalists, musicians, producers, and podcasters in home studios and mobile setups, the PreSonus Studio 68c desktop 6x6 USB audio/MIDI interface blends studio-quality sonic performance, versatile I/O, and refreshing ease of use.
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PreSonus Studio 68c Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2XMAX Class-A Microphone Preamps
  • 3High-Resolution Converters
  • 4Headphone and Monitor Outputs
  • 5DC-Coupled Outputs
  • 6Input and Output Metering
  • 7Direct Monitoring
  • 8MIDI I/O
  • 9S/PDIF Digital I/O
  • 10Studio One Artist Software
  • 11Studio Magic Plug-In Suite

Offering ultra-high-resolution conversion, four Class-A preamps, and a powerful software package for vocalists, musicians, producers, and podcasters in home studios and mobile setups, the PreSonus Studio 68c desktop 6x6 USB audio/MIDI interface blends studio-quality sonic performance, versatile I/O, and refreshing ease of use.

With selectable 48V phantom power and four XMAX Class-A mic preamps fed via XLR-1/4" combo inputs, the Studio 68c 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 let the interface operate at resolutions up to 24-bit / 96 kHz resolution without sacrificing channel count or at 176.4 kHz or 192 kHz sample rates with 4x4 I/O functionality.

Whether you monitor through speakers, headphones, or both, the Studio 68c provides equally ideal operability with its 1/4" headphone output, two main line/monitor outs, two additional line outputs, and independent main/headphone volume controls. The four line outputs are DC-coupled, so you can send MIDI sync and sequencer data from your DAW as CV (control voltage) to external analog synthesizers and drum modules.

The headphone mix can be sourced from outputs 1-2 or 3-4 via the A/B switch, a simple solution for getting a special cue mix to the artist. A quick press of the Mon button enables direct monitoring, mixing the latency-free analog input signal with the return from your computer. Unlike many budget interfaces, the Studio 68c sports 4-segment LED meters for all four analog inputs and the main outs.

The supplied breakout cable provides 5-pin MIDI I/O jacks to allow simple hookup of a MIDI controller, synthesizer, or groovebox, making the Studio 68c advantageous for beatmakers, keyboardists, and electronic music producers. Also on the breakout cable are RCA coaxial jacks, which are a welcome bonus for interconnecting digital audio equipment outfitted with S/PDIF digital I/O.

The Studio 68c is powered by the included 12 VDC power supply and is supplied with 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 Class-A Microphone Preamps

The Studio 68c's four XMAX Class-A mic preamps use discrete components and are known for their high headroom, musicality, and transparency along with ultralow noise. With switchable 48V phantom power, XLR-1/4" combo inputs, and a line/instrument switch (for inputs 1-2), 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 68c is equipped to perform AD/DA conversion with clarity and precision. It can also serve as a quality DAC for playback of ultra-high-resolution files from your computer.

Headphone and Monitor Outputs

Thanks to the interface's two 1/4" main 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. The A/B button toggles between each mix (out 1-2 and 3-4), while you listen in on headphones.

DC-Coupled Outputs

All four line outputs on the Studio 68c are DC-coupled, allowing them to send MIDI sync and sequencer data from your DAW as CV (control voltage) to external analog synthesizers and drum modules. This makes the Studio 68c well suited for marrying analog sequencers, synths, and Eurorack gear with your DAW.

Input and Output Metering

The front panel of the Studio 68c is adorned with 4-segment LED meters for all four analog inputs and the main outputs, letting you keep an eye on your input and mix levels when you're recording by yourself.

Direct Monitoring

The Studio 68c features a straightforward direct monitor function. Just press the Mon button on the front panel to enable direct monitoring, which mixes the latency-free analog input signal with the return from your computer.

MIDI I/O

Integration of MIDI equipment is no problem for the Studio 68c. It offers traditional 5-pin MIDI I/O via the included breakout cable for straightforward connectivity with common gear such as a MIDI keyboard controller, synthesizer, or drum machine.

S/PDIF Digital I/O

The supplied breakout cable also provides RCA coaxial jacks, which are a welcome bonus for interconnecting digital audio equipment outfitted with S/PDIF digital I/O. DJ mixers, outboard mic preamps, and external converters can often be found with S/PDIF input and output 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: 673454007972

PreSonus Studio 68c Specs

Form FactorTabletop
Display6 x Multi-Segment LED Meter
Channels of I/OAnalog:
4 Inputs / 4 Outputs
Digital:
2 Inputs / 2 Outputs
Max Sample Rate/Resolution192 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Mic Preamps4
Input Level Adjustment4 x Knob
Solo/MuteNone
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Expansion SlotsNone
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O2 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Line/Hi-Z Input
2 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced Mic/Line Input
4 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line/Monitor Output (DC-Coupled)
1 x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
Phantom Power+48 V, Selectable On/Off (Applied to All Inputs)
Phantom Power Current10 mA per Channel
Digital Audio I/O1 x RCA Coaxial S/PDIF Input (on Included Breakout Cable)
1 x RCA Coaxial S/PDIF Output (on Included Breakout Cable)
Host Connection / USB1 x USB Type-C (Class-Compliant USB 2.0)
USB (Non-Host)None
Network I/ONone
Sync I/ONone
MIDI I/O1 x DIN 5-Pin Input (on Breakout Cable)
1 x DIN 5-Pin Output (on Breakout Cable)
Other I/O1 x DE-9/DB-9 Breakout Cable In/Out
Wireless ConnectivityNone
Memory Card SlotNone
Performance
Frequency ResponseMic, Line Inputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.15 dB (at 48 kHz, Min Gain)
Hi-Z Inputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.1 dB (at 48 kHz, Min Gain)
Monitor Outputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.2 dB (at 48 kHz, Unity Gain)
Line Outputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.2 dB (at 48 kHz, Unity Gain)
Headphone Outputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.2 dB (at 48 kHz)
Gain/Trim RangeMic Inputs:
80 dB
Line Inputs:
40 dB
Hi-Z Inputs:
80 dB
Max Input LevelMic Inputs:
+16 dBu (Balanced, Min Gain)
Line Inputs:
+22 dBu (Balanced, Min Gain)
Hi-Z Inputs:
+15 dBu (Unbalanced, Min Gain)
Max Output LevelLine/Monitor Outputs:
+18 dBu (Balanced)
Headphone Output Power150 mW per Channel into 56 Ohms (Max)
Dynamic RangeAD/DA Converters:
114 dB
Mic Inputs:
114 dBA (Min Gain)
Line Inputs:
113.9 dBA (Min Gain)
Hi-Z Inputs:
114.7 dBA (Min Gain)
Monitor Outputs:
109 dBA
Line Outputs:
109 dBA
Headphone Outputs:
107 dBA
ImpedanceMic Inputs:
1.6 Kilohms
Line Inputs:
10 Kilohms
Hi-Z Inputs:
1 Megohm
Headphone Outputs:
32 to 300 Ohms
THD+NMic/Line Inputs:
0.007% (1 kHz, Min Gain, at -1 dBFS)
Hi-Z Inputs:
0.012% (1 kHz, Min Gain, at -1 dBFS)
Monitor Outputs:
0.001% (1 kHz, at -1 dBFS)
Line Outputs:
0.0015% (1 kHz, at -1 dBFS)
Headphone Outputs:
0.002% (1 kHz, at -1 dBFS)
EINMic Inputs:
-130 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, S/PDIF
Compatibility
OS CompatibilitymacOS 10.13 or Later (64-Bit Only)
Windows 10 (64-Bit Only)
Compatible Software (Not Included)Any Core Audio (Mac) Compliant Software
Included SoftwareStudio One Artist
Ableton Live Lite
Supported Drivers/APImacOS Class-Compliant (No Driver Needed)
Processor RequirementMac:
Intel Core i3
PC:
Intel Core i3
AMD
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
Power RequirementsAC/DC Power Adapter (Included)
Rail VoltagePreamp:
+30 V
AC/DC Power Adapter12 V at 1 A, Center-Positive (Included)
Physical
Dimensions9 x 5.5 x 1.75" / 22.9 x 14 x 4.45 cm
Weight2.4 lb / 1.1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.95 x 8.85 x 3.6"
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