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NAMM 2017: PreSonus Unveils Studio 26 and Studio 68 Ultra-Hi Def Recording Interfaces

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Posted on: February 3, 2017
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PreSonus has launched two new hi-def USB2 recording interfaces aimed at mobile music-makers and smaller studios. With support for sample rates up to 192kHz and a copy of Studio One included, they are designed to provide all the tools you need to track audio wherever you are. They share a similar core feature set, with the Studio 68 providing a higher I/O count for those who need more channels.  

Both interfaces share a core of features including:

  • Direct monitoring
  • Cue mix A/B (for headphone output)
  • Front-panel level controls for main outputs
  • True +48V phantom power for condenser microphones (global)
  • 4 ladder-style LED level meters (2 input, 2 main output)
  • USB 2.0
  • 24-bit resolution
  • 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz sampling rates
  • Studio One® Artist included

In terms of I/O they differ slightly:

Studio 26

  • Simultaneous I/O up to 2 inputs/4 outputs
  • 2 mic/instrument/line inputs with XMAX Class A mic preamps
  • 2 balanced ¼” TRS main outputs
  • 2 balanced ¼” TRS line outputs for monitor mixing or speaker switching
  • 1 stereo headphone output
  • MIDI In/Out

 

Studio 26 Rear Panel

Studio 26 Rear Panel

Studio 68

  • Simultaneous I/O up to 6 inputs/6 outputs (4×4 at 192 kHz)
  • 2 mic/instrument/line inputs with XMAX Class A mic preamps
  • 2 mic/line inputs with XMAX Class A mic preamps
  • 2 balanced ¼” TRS main outputs
  • 2 balanced ¼” TRS line outputs for monitor mixing or speaker switching
  • 1 stereo headphone output
  • MIDI In/Out
  • Stereo S/PDIF digital I/O
Studio 68 Rear Panel

Studio 68 Rear Panel 

Both interfaces will be released in Q1 2017 with the Studio 26 priced at $199 and the Studio 68 at $299. 

Find out more about the new interfaces here.

 

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