Studio 26c: The portable ultra-high-def USB-C™ compatible audio interface.

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The artist's audio interface

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Professional tools. Professional results.

Created with the needs of DJs and electronic musicians in mind, the Studio 26c delivers excellent audio quality with professional metering and flexible monitoring options. With two of PreSonus’ pristine XMAX-L mic preamps for recording vocals and custom samples; both MIDI I/O and line inputs for your favorite synths; plus professional input and output metering so you can keep track of your recording and performance levels, the Studio 26c delivers amazing sound quality in a rugged, compact form factor. A complete recording studio right out of the box, the Studio 26c audio interface comes with a complimentary license of PreSonus’ award-winning Studio One® Artist music production software, so you can get creating right away.

World-class recording software included.

Seamlessly integrated with the included PreSonus Studio One Artist music production software, the Studio 26c interface works with virtually all macOS and Windows recording software. Easy to learn, Studio One enables you to compose, record, and produce without getting distracted by the tools or hemmed in with track limitations. Need a new loop or sample for your latest production? Studio One lets you shop, audition, and purchase new content right from your production environment. And when you’re ready for more features, you can purchase add-ons or even an upgrade to Studio One Professional to add mastering, Mix Effects, and much more.

Superior sound.

The Studio 26c operates at up to 192 kHz for ultra-high-definition recording and mixing. High-quality converters on every input and output and PreSonus’ professional-grade XMAX-L mic preamps enable you to capture complex musical harmonics smoothly and naturally, with no audible distortion. XMAX-L mic preamps are designed to perform optimally on bus-powered audio interfaces, allowing you to take great sound with you wherever you record.

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Stress-free recording.

Professional tools make any job easier. That’s why we included professional input and output metering on the Studio 26c, allowing you to keep an eye on your input and mix levels when you’re recording by yourself. An easy to use direct monitor control blends the analog input signals with playback from your computer, simplifying monitoring. Two pairs of outputs afford two different stereo mixes. The Cue A/B button allows you to toggle between each mix while listening in on headphones, great for live performance and studio alike.

Digital Mixing Redefined. Again.

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Wherever sound is made.

Whether you're just getting into music production or looking to upgrade your DJ rig, the Studio 26c will give you clear, clean, ultra-high-def sound in a bus-powered, rugged unit. While it’s a perfect companion for any recording software, the Studio 26c and included Studio One Artist provide you with a complete, affordable recording solution that will make you sound great.

Digital Mixing Redefined. Again.

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Digital Mixing Redefined. Again.

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Make your own magic.

At PreSonus, we want to make sure that our audio interfaces come with everything you need to craft your own mesmerizing spells in the studio. That’s why we include Studio One Artist with every audio interface product we make. But here in Louisiana, we have a word: lagniappe. It means "a little something extra," and it’s in that spirit that we also include the Studio Magic Suite of software with our audio interface products.

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-C™ or USB-A 2.0 port compatiblity
  • 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

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)