PreSonus has added the Studio 26 and Studio 68 to their range of interfaces, both of which promise to deliver on quality for the musician on a budget…
Here’s what PreSonus have to say about them.
The new PreSonus® Studio 26 and Studio 68 USB 2.0 audio/MIDI interfaces are affordable ultra-high-definition recording solutions for a wide range of users. 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.
The Studio 26 and Studio 68 are available now from PreSonus dealers and are expected to sell for an estimated street price of $199 (Studio 26) and $299 (Studio 68).