Presonus Studio 26
Presonus are pitching this one as great for podcasters, live streaming, DJs, and musicians on the road or in the studio.
The Studio 26 2x4 USB 2.0 bus-powered audio/MIDI interface can record up to 24-bit, 192 kHz audio and is fitted with the PreSonus XMAX-L solid-state preamps and high-end converters and the Studio 26 comes with the PreSonus Studio One Artist DAW software for Mac and Windows.
The Studio 26 features two front-panel combo mic and switchable line/instrument inputs with +48V phantom power for condenser mics. In addition to L/R main outputs, there are two balanced line outputs for monitor mixing or speaker switching, and LED meters indicate input and output levels. MIDI I/O enables connection to a keyboard, sound module, or control surface.
Presonus Studio 68
Presonus tell us that this one is an excellent choice for producers and musicians working in small studios.
The Studio 68 is equipped with four XMAX Class A preamps, high-end converters, and cue mix monitoring with what Presonus describe as "an ear-bleedingly loud headphone amp" and like its smaller brother the Studio 68 comes with the PreSonus Studio One Artist DAW software for Mac and Windows.
The Studio 68 features two front-panel combo mic and switchable line/instrument inputs and two mic/line inputs with +48V phantom power for condenser mics, In addition to L/R main outputs with front-panel level controls, there are two balanced line outputs for monitor mixing or speaker switching plus stereo S/PDIF digital I/O. MIDI I/O enables connection to a keyboard, sound module, or control surface.
Other Presonus Releases
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