Studio 1824 *

Product Details

  • 24-bit/192 kHz, USB 2.0 18x18 1U rack-mounted audio interface (8x8 at 192 kHz)
  • 2 mic/instrument/line inputs and 6 mic/line inputs all with XMAX Class A mic preamps and +48V phantom power
  • 8 channels of ADAT Optical I/O (4 channels at 96 kHz)
  • 2 ¼” TRS balanced main outputs
  • 8 ¼” TRS balanced DC coupled line outputs
  • Studio One Artist DAW and Studio Magic Plug-in Suite included

The Studio-series top-of-the-line Studio 1824 USB 2.0 audio interface records up to 18 simultaneous inputs at up to 24-bit/192 kHz and offers 8 microphone inputs with XMAX Class A preamps and ADAT and S/PDIF I/O. Its 18 outputs offer flexible routing with zero-latency DSP-based monitor mixing and control-room integration with included Studio One® Artist for Mac® and Windows® and UC Surface for Mac, Windows, iPad®, and Android™. In addition to stereo main outputs with a dedicated mute and mono button, you get eight balanced DC coupled line outputs, two headphone outputs with independent mix streams, word clock output, and MIDI I/O.

Computer system requirements:

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements.

Mac

  • macOS® 10.11 or higher (64-bit only)
  • Intel® i-series 2 GHz multicore processor (or AMD equivalent) or faster
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Windows

  • Windows® 7 x64 SP1 + platform update, Windows 8.1 x64, Windows 10 x64
  • Intel i-series 2 GHz multicore processor (or AMD equivalent) or faster
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Mac and Windows Systems

  • USB 2.0 port
  • 32 GB hard disk space
  • PreSonus Universal Control 2.0 or higher
  • Monitor with 1366x768 resolution (high-dpi monitor recommended)
  • Multitouch-enabled monitor required for touch operation

iOS

  • iOS 10 or later
  • iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 4, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad (4th generation)


Android

  • Android™ 5.0 (Lollipop) or later
  • Android tablet (8-inch) with 1024x768 resolution (UC Surface)

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Technical Specifications

General

Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
Converter Resolution 24-bit
Converter Dynamic Range 114 dB
Converter Dynamic Range 114 dB

Microphone Inputs

Maximum Level +16 dBu, min gain
Gain Range 80 dB
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz (unity gain)
Dynamic Range 110 dB (A-wtd, min gain)
THD + N 0.005% (1 kHz, 0dBu, unity gain)
EIN -128 dBu (A-wtd, 20 kHz BW, Rs=150Ω, max gain)
Input Impedance 1400Ω
Phantom Power 48V (>10 mA per channel)

Line Inputs

Maximum Level +21 dBu (balanced, min gain)
Gain Range 40 dB
Frequency Response 20 Hz-20 kHz (unity gain)
Dynamic Range 112 dB (A-wtd, min gain)
THD + N 0.005% (1 kHz, +18 dBu, min gain)
Input Impedance 10 kΩ

Instrument Inputs

Maximum Level +15 dBu (unbalanced, min gain)
Gain Range 80 dB
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz (min gain)
Dynamic Range 112 dB (A-wtd, min gain)
THD + N 0.020% (1 kHz, +10 dBu, min gain)
Input Impedance 1M Ω

Main Outputs

Type ¼" TRS female, DC Coupled
Maximum Level +18 dBu, balanced
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz (unity gain)
Dynamic Range 108 dB (A-wtd, unity gain)
THD + N 0.004% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, unity gain)

Line Outputs

Type ¼" TRS female, DC coupled
Maximum Level +18 dBu, balanced
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Dynamic Range 108 dB (A-wtd, -60 dBFS)
THD + N 0.004% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, unity gain)

Headphone Outputs

Maximum Power 150 mW/channel (60Ω load)
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz (unity gain)
Dynamic Range 103 dB (A-weighted, 1 kHz, unity gain)
THD + N 0.250% (1 kHz, 150 mW, unity gain)
Impedance Working Range 32Ω to 600Ω

Physical

Height 1.75" (44 mm)
Width 19" (483 mm)
Depth 5.5" (140 mm)
Weight 4.8 lbs (2.2 kg)

Tape Op Studio 1824 review

“I seriously have no idea how PreSonus is developing hardware at this level, bundling it with a ton of valuable freebies, even throwing in an entry-level edition of a heavenly DAW, and then selling the whole caboodle for pennies on the dollar.”

Dana Gumbiner, Tape Op, March 2019

Buenasideas Studio 1824 review

“The first-class and high-quality workmanship paired with extremely low-noise and neutral-sounding preamps is more than worth their price.”

Klaus Feurich, Buenasideas, July 2018