Baton Rouge, Louisiana—January 2018 - Following up on its Studio 26 and Studio 68 ultra-high-definition recording solutions, PreSonus has announced the Studio 18|10 and Studio 18|24 USB 2.0 audio/MIDI interfaces. The new interfaces record at up to 24-bit/192 kHz resolution and feature PreSonus’ famed XMAX Class A microphone preamps, audiophile-grade digital converters, ultra-low-jitter clocking, and MIDI I/O. All analog inputs and the main L/R outputs have eight-LED, ladder-style level meters.
Both interfaces’ outputs offer flexible routing with zero-latency DSP-based monitor mixing and control-room integration with included PreSonus Studio One Artist for Mac and Windows and free PreSonus UC Surface for Mac, Windows, iPad, and Android. You also get the Studio Magic Plug-in Suite for Mac and Windows, which provides seven popular plug-ins in VST, AU, and AAX formats.
A fine choice for project studios, the Studio 18|10 USB 2.0 audio/MIDI interface ($399.95 street) records up to 18 simultaneous inputs. This includes 2 combo mic/instrument/line inputs and 2 combo mic/line inputs, all with XMAX Class A mic preamps and global +48V phantom power; 4 back-panel, ¼” TRS line inputs; 8 channels of ADAT Optical input (4 channels at 96 kHz); and stereo S/PDIF inputs. You get eight outputs, including left and right, ¼” TRS balanced main outputs with dedicated level control and Mute, four ¼” TRS balanced line outputs, and stereo S/PDIF outputs. All analog line outputs are DC coupled for sending control voltages. Two loud, clear headphone outputs include A/B switching for monitoring different mix streams.
The Studio-series top-of-the-line Studio 18|24 audio/MIDI interface ($499.95) records up to 18 simultaneous inputs (8x8 at 192 kHz), including 2 mic/instrument/line inputs and 6 mic/line inputs, all with XMAX Class A mic preamps and global +48V phantom power, plus 8 channels of ADAT Optical input (4 channels at 96 kHz) and stereo S/PDIF. The Studio 18|24’s generous 18 outputs include 8 ¼” TRS balanced line outputs; stereo main outputs (which duplicate line outs 1/2), with dedicated Mute and Mono buttons; 8 channels of ADAT Optical output (4 channels at 96 kHz); and stereo S/PDIF.
As with the Studio 18|10, all Studio 18|24 line outputs are DC coupled for sending control voltages, and you get two stereo headphone outputs with independent mix streams. The Studio 18|24 also provides BNC word clock output.
The Studio 18|10 and Studio 18|24 are expected to be available in the second quarter of 2018, with anticipated street prices of $399.95 and $499.95, respectively.
About PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc.
Founded in 1995, PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc., is a leading designer and manufacturer of audio-recording and live-sound software, hardware, and related accessories. PreSonus's software, microphone preamps, signal processors, digital audio interfaces, digital mixers, control surfaces, loudspeakers, and other products are used worldwide for recording, sound reinforcement, broadcast, sound design, and Internet audio.