Offering ultrahigh-resolution conversion, four Class-A preamps, a host of outputs, and a powerful software package for vocalists, musicians, producers, and podcasters in home/project studios and mobile setups, the PreSonus Studio 1810c desktop 18x8 USB audio/MIDI interface blends studio-quality sonic performance, versatile and expandable 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 1810c can accommodate any source, from condenser microphones and active DI boxes to electric instruments and line-level mixer outputs, with clarity and natural tonality. Utilize the four rear-panel 1/4" inputs to plug in outboard mic preamps or extra line-level sources directly to the A/D converters. All inputs and outputs feature quality converters that let the interface operate at up to 24-bit / 48 kHz resolution without sacrificing channel count, or at a 192 kHz sample rate with 8x6 I/O functionality.
Whether you use speakers, multiple headphones, or both, the Studio 1810c provides equally ideal operability with its two independent 1/4" headphone outputs, two main line/monitor outs, four additional line outputs, and separate volume controls for both headphone outs and the main output. The six 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 mute button cuts the main outputs, so you can communicate with clients in the room without shouting over the music. Unlike many budget interfaces, the Studio 1810c sports 4-segment LED meters for all four analog inputs and the main outs.
The 5-pin MIDI I/O jacks on the rear panel allow simple hookup of a MIDI controller, synthesizer, or groovebox, making the Studio 1810c advantageous for beatmakers, keyboardists, and electronic music producers. Also on the rear panel are RCA coaxial jacks, which are a welcome bonus for interconnecting digital audio equipment outfitted with S/PDIF digital I/O. Additional input expansion is possible by routing the digital output of an ADAT-equipped multichannel mic preamp into the TOSLINK optical input on the Studio 1810c.
The Studio 1810c 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
Four Rear-Panel Line Inputs
Multiple Headphone and Monitor Outputs
Easy-to-use DSP monitor mixing lets you create four discrete mixes for you and three others. The A/B button toggles between monitoring outputs 1-2 and 3-4 while listening in on headphones through the first headphone output.
Input and Output Metering
ADAT Optical Input
S/PDIF Digital I/O
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
- 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