PreSonus Studio 1824c 18x20 USB Type-C Audio/MIDI Interface

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Product Overview

PreSonus Studio 1824c Overview


The PreSonus Studio 1824c is an 18x20 USB Type-C audio/MIDI interface offering high-resolution conversion and a powerful software package for bands and audio engineers in home/project studios and mobile setups. Connect mic-, instrument-, or line-level sources via eight XLR-1/4" combo inputs, each utilizing its own gain control and XMAX Class-A mic preamp with phantom power. Integrate digital equipment via 8-channel ADAT optical I/O and stereo S/PDIF I/O. A BNC word clock is provided to ensure proper synchronization of other interfaces or digital mixers. Operate at up to 24-bit / 48 kHz resolution without sacrificing channel count or at 176.4 kHz or 192 kHz sample rates with 8x8 I/O functionality.


The Studio 1824c has two 1/4" main outputs with a dedicated level control, mute switch, and mono button for use with a pair of active monitors, plus eight balanced 1/4" TRS line outputs. Two 1/4" TRS stereo headphone outputs with front-panel volume knobs accommodate two sets of headphones. The 5-pin MIDI I/O jacks on the rear panel allow simple hookup of a MIDI controller, synthesizer, or sound module.

The Studio 1824c includes USB cables for easy connectivity to your compatible macOS- or Windows-equipped computer. It is powered via an included external power supply. Also supplied is a software bundle featuring the Studio One Artist DAW and the Studio Magic plug-in suite—a slew of creative tools for producers, engineers, songwriters, and more.

Flexible multichannel audio/MIDI interface ideal for bands, audio engineers, and producers
AD/DA conversion at up to 24-bit / 192 kHz resolution
Eight XLR-1/4" combo inputs—two support mic/instrument/line level, six support mic/line level
Line switch toggles inputs 1-2 between line and instrument level
XMAX Class-A mic preamps with selectable 48 VDC phantom power
Dedicated controls for input gain, main output level/mute/mono, and headphone volume
Two 1/4" main/line outputs and eight DC-coupled 1/4" line outputs
Two independent 1/4" stereo headphone outputs
ADAT optical ports supports eight channels of I/O at 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz, or four channels at 88.2 kHz or 96 kHz
Coaxial S/PDIF ports for two extra digital I/O channels
BNC word clock output ensures proper synchronization of other digital equipment
Multi-segment LED meters display levels for inputs and main outputs
Monitor mix control with free UC Surface for macOS, Windows, iPad, and Android
Includes Studio One Artist DAW software with flexible routing, zero-latency monitor mixing, and control room integration
Includes Studio Magic plug-in suite with seven plug-ins ranging from EQ to virtual instruments

PreSonus Studio 1824c Specs

Channels of I/O Analog:
8 Inputs / 10 Outputs at 192 kHz
10 Inputs / 10 Outputs at 48 kHz
Max Sample Rate/Resolution 192 kHz / 24-Bit
Display and Indicators 1 x LED (Host Connection)
1 x LED (+48V)
1 x LED (Mute)
1 x LED (Input Selection)
1 x LED (Mono)
2 x Multi-Segment LED Meters (Input Level)
2 x Multi-Segment LED Meters (Output Level)
Host Connection 1 x USB Type-C (USB 2.0)
Analog I/O 2 x Combo XLR / 1/4" Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Line/Hi-Z Input
6 x Combo XLR / 1/4" Balanced Mic/Line Input
2 x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS Balanced Monitor Output
8 x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS Balanced Line Output
2 x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
Phantom Power +48 V (Applied to All Inputs)
Digital I/O 1 x TOSLINK / ADAT (I/O) Input
1 x TOSLINK / ADAT (I/O) Output
1 x RCA Coaxial / S/PDIF (I/O) Input
1 x RCA Coaxial / S/PDIF (I/O) Output
1 x BNC (Word Clock) Output
MIDI I/O 1 x 5-Pin MIDI In
1 x 5-Pin MIDI Out
Memory Card Slot None
Frequency Response Mic/Line Inputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz   (Unity Gain) 
Hi-Z Inputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz   (Min Gain) 
Monitor Outputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz   (Unity Gain) 
Line Outputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz   
Headphone Outputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz   (Unity Gain) 
Gain Range Mic Inputs:
80 dB
Line Inputs:
40 dB
Hi-Z Inputs:
80 dB
Max Input Level Mic Inputs:
+16 dBu (Balanced, Min Gain) 
Line Inputs:
+21 dBu (Balanced, Min Gain) 
Hi-Z Inputs:
+15 dBu (Min Gain, Unbalanced) 
Max Output Level Monitor/Line Outputs:
+18 dBu (Balanced) 
Headphone Output Power 150 mW per Channel into 60 Ohms (Max)
Dynamic Range AD/DA Converters:
114 dB 
Mic Inputs:
110 dBA 
Line/Hi-Z Inputs:
112 dBA 
Monitor Outputs:
108 dBA 
Line Outputs:
108 dBA 
Headphone Out:
103 dBA 
Impedance Mic Inputs:
1.4 kOhms 
Line Inputs:
10 kOhms 
Hi-Z Inputs:
1 MOhm 
Headphone Outputs:
32 to 600 Ohms 
THD+N Mic/Line Inputs:
Hi-Z Inputs:
Monitor Outputs:
Line Outputs:
Headphone Outputs:
EIN Mic Inputs:
-128 dBu (A-Weighted) 
Digital Audio
Sample Rates Up to 192 kHz (AD/DA Conversion)
Bit Depth Up to 24-Bit (AD/DA Conversion)
Sync Sources ADAT, Internal, S/PDIF
OS Compatibility macOS 10.8.5 or Later
Windows 7 or Later
iOS 9.3 or Later
Android 5.0 or Later
Processor Requirement Mac:
2 GHz Intel   
2 GHz AMD   
2 GHz Intel   
2 GHz AMD   
RAM Requirements 4 GB (8 GB Recommended)
Storage Requirements 32 GB
Minimum Display Resolution 1366 x 768
Mobile Device Compatibility iPad Pro  
iPad Air  
iPad Air 2 
iPad Mini  
iPad Mini with Retina 
iPad Mini 4 
iPad 2nd Gen., 3rd Gen., 4th Gen. 
Required Hardware USB Cable (Included)
Available USB Port
Power Requirements AC/DC Power Adapter (Included)
AC/DC Power Adapter 12 V, Center-Positive (Included)
Phantom Power Current >10 mA per Channel
Anti-Theft Features None
Rackmount Size 1 RU (With Included Hardware)
Dimensions 19 x 5.5 x 1.75" / 482.6 x 139.7 x 44.45 mm
Weight 4.8 lb / 2.2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 6.91 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 24.5 x 9.4 x 0.3"


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