Studio 26c *

Product Details

  • USB-C bus-powered, 2x4 audio interface with MIDI
  • 24-bit resolution; 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192 kHz sampling rates
  • 2 mic/instrument/line inputs with XMAX-L solid-state mic preamps
  • 2 balanced ¼” TRS line outputs
  • 2 balanced ¼” TRS main outputs with front-panel level control
  • USB-C to USB-C and USB-C to USB-A cables included for compatibility with most computers
  • Studio One® Artist and Studio Magic Plug-in Suite included

Ideal for DJs, mobile musicians, and electronic musicians who want excellent audio quality in a sturdy, portable form factor, the Studio 26c 2x4 bus-powered audio interface features USB-C connectivity, can record at up to 192 kHz, and offers 2 front-panel combo mic and switchable line/instrument inputs with XMAX-L solid-state mic preamps and MIDI I/O. In addition to the L/R main outputs, you get two balanced line outputs for monitor mixing. A Cue Mix A/B function lets you toggle between two mixes while monitoring through headphones—perfect for DJs or to listen in on a performer’s monitor mix. A complete mobile recording solution, the Studio 26c comes with PreSonus’ Studio One® Artist recording software and Studio Magic Plug-in Suite for macOS® and Windows®. USB-C to USB-C and USB-C to USB-A cables are included for compatibility with most computers.

Computer system requirements:

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements.

Mac

  • Mac® OS X 10.8.5 64-bit or later
  • Intel® i-series 2 GHz multicore processor (or AMD equivalent) or faster
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Windows

  • Windows® 7 x64/x86 SP1 + platform update, Windows 8.1 x64/x86, Windows 10 x64/x86
  • 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-C or USB-A 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

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Technical Specifications

General

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

Microphone Inputs

Maximum Level +4.5 dBu (balanced, min gain)
Gain Range 70 dB
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz (±0.1 dB, min gain, 48 kHz)
Dynamic Range 110 dB (A-wtd, min gain)
THD + N 0.004% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, unity gain)
EIN -125 dBu (max gain, 150Ω, A-wtd)
Input Impedance 1.6 kΩ
Phantom Power +48 VDC (10 mA total)

Line Inputs

Maximum Level +19.5 dBu (balanced, min gain)
Gain Range 70 dB
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz (±0.1 dB, min gain, 48 kHz)
Dynamic Range 110 dB (A-wtd, min gain)
THD + N 0.007% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, min gain)
Input Impedance 10 kΩ

Instrument Inputs

Maximum Level +14 dBu (unbalanced, min gain)
Gain Range 70 dB
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz (±0.15 dB, 48 kHz, min gain)
Dynamic Range 110 dB (A-wtd, min gain)
THD + N 0.008% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, min gain)
Input Impedance 1 MΩ

Line Outputs (Mains)

Type ¼" TRS Female, DC Coupled*
Maximum Level +10 dBu (balanced)
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz (±0.1 dB, unity gain, 48 kHz)
Dynamic Range 108 dB (A-wtd)
THD + N 0.0015% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS)

Line Outputs (3/4)

Type ¼" TRS Female, DC Coupled*
Maximum Level +10 dBu (balanced)
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz (±0.1dB, unity gain, 48 kHz)
Dynamic Range 113 dB (A-wtd)
THD + N 0.008% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS)

Headphone Outputs

Maximum Power 30 mW/channel (56Ω load)
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz (±0.2 dB, 56Ω load, 48 kHz)
Dynamic Range 104 dB (A-wtd, 56Ω load)
THD + N 0.009% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, no load)
Impedance Working Range 32Ω to 300Ω

Physical

Height 1.75" (44 mm)
Width 7" (180 mm)
Depth 5.5" (144 mm)
Weight 1.6 lbs. (0.7 kg)
* Since it is a bus-powered device, the Studio 26c has lower voltage rails than other Studio-series interfaces, resulting in reduced control-voltage range (positive to negative voltage).

As a commitment to constant improvement, PreSonus® Audio Electronics, Inc., reserves the right to change any specification stated herein, at any time, without notification.

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