It has been a busy NAMM 2017 this year from new Pocket Operators and the REV2 Poly synth to a complete Logic Pro X update and more. After seeing the new iRig Pro I/O interface for Mac/iOS from IK, it’s time to take a look at the new PreSonus Studio 26 and 68 boxes. PreSonus is well known in the audio production world and has made its mark in the home recording space with great sounding and affordable products like the PreSonus Ceres Powered Monitors with Bluetooth. The Studio 26 and 28 audio/MIDI interfaces continue that trend with loads of connectivity for podcasters, singer/songwriters, DJs and small home studios.
The 26 features 2 front panel combo mic/line/instrument inputs, a 48v boost for condenser mics and the sort, balanced line outputs, two cue mixes, “audiophile-grade digital converters” (up to 24-bit, 192 kHz resolution) and full MIDI I/O.
The Studio 68 takes it up a notch with a 6-in, 6-out setup (4-analog inputs) at 24-bit/192 kHz, S/PDIF I/O, the same dual cues and an additional output for speaker switching and more.
Both interfaces record at up to 24-bit, 192 kHz resolution and feature PreSonus’ coveted 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 award-winning Studio One® Artist DAW software for Mac and Windows.
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–perfect for DJs and to listen in on a performer’s monitor mix. This combination makes Studio 26 a great choice for podcasters, singer/songwriters, DJs, live streaming, or a couple of guitarists who want to collaborate or jam. Use it for recording sermons and teaching music, too!
An excellent choice for small studios, the Studio 68 6-in, 6-out audio/MIDI interface sports 2 front-panel combo mic/line/instrument inputs and 2 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.