ioStation 24c *

Product Details

  • USB-C™ compatible (USB 2.0), 24-bit/192 kHz 2x2 audio interface and production controller
  • 2 transparent XMAX Class A mic preamps to capture every detail plus 2 high-headroom instrument/line inputs to record guitar, bass, and your favorite synths
  • Single touch-sensitive, 100 mm long-throw, motorized fader
  • Transport and innovative Session Navigator controls make mixing and controlling DAWs quick and easy
  • Seamless, native support for Studio One (Studio One Artist included) and compatible with Logic Pro X, Cubase, Ableton Live, and Pro Tools via MCU and HUI
     

High-definition, desktop audio interface and production controller with USB-C™ compatible connectivity; two transparent XMAX mic preamps plus two switchable line/instrument inputs combined with a powerful DAW controller that includes a touch-sensitive, motorized, 100 mm fader; DAW recording transport; innovative Session Navigator that simplifies controlling and recording in your favorite DAW; support for HUI and Mackie Control emulation; native control of Studio One®; Studio One Artist included.

Computer system requirements:

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for the ioStation 24c.

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-C™ or USB-A 2.0 port compatibility
  • 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
Note: The minimum system requirements may differ for DAWs other than Studio One. Please check the requirements for your DAW of choice with its manufacturer.
Note that the speed of your processor, amount of RAM and size and speed of your hard drive will greatly affect the overall performance of your recording system. Also, a more powerful system (faster processor with more RAM) will allow for lower latency (signal delay) than you might experience while monitoring audio signals.

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Technical Specifications

Microphone Preamp

Type XLR Female (via Combo), Balanced
Maximum Input Level +16 dBu (Balanced, min. gain)
Gain Control Range 80 dB
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.15 dB, unity gain, 48 kHz)
Dynamic Range > 107 dB (A-wtd, min. gain)
Total Harmonic Distortion < 0.007% (1 kHz, min. gain)
EIN < -128 dBu (max gain, 40Ω, 22 kHz BW, A-wtd)
Input Impedance 1.6 kΩ
Phantom Power +48V, > 8 mA per input

Instrument Inputs

Type ¼” TS Female (via Combo), Unbalanced
Maximum Input Level +15 dBu (Unbalanced, min. gain)
Gain Control Range 80 dB
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.2 dB, unity gain, 48 kHz)
Dynamic Range > 110 dB (A-wtd, min. gain)
Total Harmonic Distortion < 0.012% (1kHz, -1 dBFS, min. gain)
Input Impedance > 1 MΩ

Line Inputs

Type ¼” TRS Female (via Combo), Balanced
Maximum Input Level + 22 dBu (Balanced, min. gain)
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.05 dB, unity gain, 48 kHz)
Dynamic Range > 114 dB (A-wtd, min. gain)
Total Harmonic Distortion < 0.007% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, min. gain)
Input Impedance 10 kΩ

Main and Line Outputs

Type ¼” TRS Female, impedance balanced
Maximum Output Level +18 dBu (Balanced)
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.2 dB, unity gain, 48 kHz)
Dynamic Range > 109 dB (A-wtd)
Total Harmonic Distortion < 0.005% (1 kHz, +4 dBu)

Headphone Outputs

Type ¼” TRS Female, Stereo, Unbalanced
Maximum Output Level 150 mW/channel (56Ω load)
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.2 dB, 56Ω load, 48 kHz)
Dynamic Range > 107 dB (A-wtd)
Total Harmonic Distortion < 0.02% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, no load)
Headphone Impedance (working range) 32Ω to 300Ω

Digital Audio

Connection Type USB 2.0 over USB-C™ Compatible Connection
ADC Dynamic Range 115 dB (A-wtd)
DAC Dynamic Range 115 dB (A-wtd)
Bit Depth 24 bits
Internally Supported Sample Rates 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz

Clock

Jitter < 70 ps RMS (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
Jitter Attenuation > 60 dB (1 ns in => 1 ps out)

Power

12 VDC, 1.2A, external power supply

Physical

Height 2.4" (61 mm)
Depth 6.8" (172 mm)
Width 9.6" (244 mm)
Weight 2.2 lbs (1 kg)
 

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

Interface ioStation 24c review (issue 245, June-July 2021; Dutch)

“De ioStation is een unieke combinatie van daw-controller en audio-interface. Beide onderdelen presteren absoluut naar behoren. [The ioStation is a unique combination of daw controller and audio interface. Both parts perform absolutely fine.]”

Stefan Robbers, Interface, June 2021

American Songwriter ioStation 24c review

“What I saw right away was that learning even just a couple of these Navigation controls can give you some serious power over your workflow and your mix.”

Andy McDonough, American Songwriter, April 2021

Audio Technology ioStation 24c review

“Studio One in combination with the ioStation is a marriage made in heaven.”

Rob Holder, Audio Technology, April 2021

Computer Music ioStation 24c review

“... one great-sounding interface, a versatile DAW controller (with the luxury of a moving fader) and all the software you need.”

Staff, Computer Music, December 2020

Everything Recording FaderPort and ioStation 24c dual review

“...the absolute perfect companion for anyone.”

Bryan Adams, Everything Recording, December 2020

Recording mag ioStation 24c review

“...perfect for bedroom producers, podcasters, beginners looking for their first interface, or anybody who wants two channels of great sounding audio I/O coupled with a very capable compact control surface.”

David Blascoe, Recording (U.S.), December 2020

Kreatve Sound ioStation 24c review

“Remarkable...works best for my workflow.”

Kevn Elib, Kreatve Sound, October 2020

SonicState ioStation 24c review

“...all that you need in terms of a simple desktop interface.”

Nick Batt, SonicState, October 2020

Resolution ioStation 24c review

“..makes a powerful case for it’s position on your desk.”

Nigel Jopson, Resolution, October 2020

Crossfadr ioStation 24c review

“"PreSonus continues to impress and crush the competition with its innovative designs and great audio products... this device will not disappoint."”

David Larkin, Crossfadr, August 2020

DJ Times ioStation 24c review

“...the more I used it, the more I liked it, and the more efficiency I realized from using it.”

Wesley Bryant-King, DJ Times, August 2020

Performer Magazine - PreSonus ioStation 24c Audio Interface Controller

“...your new BFF in the studio.”

Chris Devine, Performer Magazine, August 2020

Bonedo.de ioStation 24c review

“"... eine tolle Kombi!"”

Felix Klostermann, Bonedo.de, August 2020

Amazona.de ioStation 24c review

“Für den platzsparenden Einsatz im Homestudio ist die ioStation nahezu perfekt.”

Felix Thoma, Amazona.de, August 2020

Sanjay C ioStation 24c Review (article)

“" ...two really useful devices in one."”

Sanjay C, www.SanjayC.com, April 2020

Sanjay C ioStation 24c review (full video)

“If you use Studio One, you're gonna like it. If you use Ableton, you're gonna like. If you use Logic, Pro Tools, Cubase... this thing is compatible with the best DAWs out there and it has a motorized fader; mic drop.”

Sanjay C, Sanjay C (YouTube), April 2020