PreSonus is now shipping its Studio 26 and Studio 68 USB 2.0 audio/MIDI interfaces. Both interfaces record at up to 24-bit, 192 kHz resolution and feature PreSonus’ XMAX microphone preamps, audiophile-grade digital converters, ultra-low-jitter clocking, and MIDI I/O.
As with all PreSonus recording systems, Studio-series interfaces come with the company’s Studio One Artist DAW software and Studio Magic Plug-in Suite for Mac and Windows. The Studio Magic bundle includes seven popular plug-ins in VST, AU and AAX formats.
The Studio 26 2×4 bus-powered audio/MIDI interface features two front-panel combo mic and switchable line/instrument inputs with +48V phantom power for condenser mics. In addition to the L/R main outputs, you get two balanced line outputs for monitor mixing, while LED meters indicate input and output levels. A Cue Mix A/B function lets you toggle between two mixes while monitoring through headphones.
Designed for small studios, the Studio 68 six-in, six-out audio/MIDI interface sports two front-panel combo mic/line/instrument inputs and two rear-panel mic/line inputs. In addition to the L/R main outputs, you get two balanced line outputs for monitor mixing or speaker switching plus S/PDIF I/O. A Cue Mix A/B function lets you toggle between two mixes while monitoring through headphones — perfect for DJs and to listen in on a performer’s monitor mix.
Both PreSonus Studio-series audio/MIDI interfaces are available immediately and the Studio 26 is $199 while the Studio 68 is $299. All the details are here.