In the Pro Tools Expert 2017 Christmas Competition, we offered the chance of winning a PreSonus Quantum 2 Worth $999, as one of 31 great prizes on offer worth over $16,000 in total. We can announce that Chris Pawlusek is the lucky winner.
PreSonus Quantum 2
Taking full advantage of the high-speed Thunderbolt 2 bus and ADAT Optical I/O, the PreSonus® Quantum 2 audio/MIDI interface delivers up to 22 inputs and 24 outputs, with extremely low latency. Boasting superb audio quality; 24-bit, 192 kHz recording and playback; recallable XMAX microphone preamps; and the ability to expand your system as your needs grow, it’s a great choice for a wide variety of professional and semi-pro producers and electronic musicians.
- 22x24 Thunderbolt™ 2 ultra-low-latency audio interface
- PreSonus’ fastest interface; record direct to DAW (no DSP)
- Stack up to four Quantum interfaces via Thunderbolt for a monster system
- Assignable output level control
- 6 8-segment LED meters (4 input, 2 output)
- Tight integration with included Studio One® Artist DAW software (Mac/Windows) for multitrack music production and studio command features
- Wireless control over preamp levels from free UC Surface touch-control software (Mac®/Windows®/iPad®/Android™) and from free Studio One Remote for iPad
- Compatible with most recording software for Mac and Windows
- Studio Magic Plug-in Suite included
- Simultaneous I/O up to 22 inputs/24 outputs (at 44.1 or 48 kHz)
- 2 front-panel combo microphone/instrument inputs
- 2 rear-panel combo microphone/line-level inputs
- 4 XMAX remote-controllable, Class A mic preamps with individually switched 48V phantom power
- 4 balanced ¼” TRS line-level outputs
- Line outputs are DC coupled for sending control voltages for analog gear
- ADAT Optical/Dual SMUX inputs/outputs: 16x16 channels at 44.1 or 48 kHz; 8x8 channels at 88.2 or 96 kHz
- Stereo S/PDIF coaxial input and output
- 1 high-volume headphone output with dedicated volume controls
- Thunderbolt 2 high-speed bus
- 24-bit resolution and up to 192 kHz sampling rate
- Top-quality 120 dB A/D/A converters
- BNC word clock input and output with low-jitter clocking
- MIDI I/O on 5-pin DIN connectors
- Road-rugged construction with all-metal chassis and metal knobs
- 12 VDC external power supply (included)
Free Tutorial - Setting Up The PreSonus Quantum I/O In Pro Tools
As you may have known, PreSonus recently released their latest flagship thunderbolt 2 audio interface - The Quantum. Needless to say, it's been making some wave's due to its impressive Round Trip Latency, & did extremely well in a recent shootout against the Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt in terms of quality.
As per usual, whenever a new interface is added to your Pro Tools system, it becomes beneficial to properly setup the I/O to have full access to all the in's & out's as reported by the driver.
In this free video tutorial, team member Marcus Huyskens demonstrates how to set up the I/O for the PreSonus Quantum thunderbolt interface in Pro Tools. In addition, he also covers how to save & export an I/O preset, as well as some of the basic software controls for the Quantum.
The Results Of The PreSonus Quantum And Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt Audio Interface Shoot Out
The results are in from the shoot-out between the Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt and the new Quantum Thunderbolt audio interfaces undertaken by Russ Hughes, from our sister site Studio One Expert.
The aim of the test was to focus was on audio quality, so they set up so that they could record the same audio using both interfaces and then compare the audio quality.
They used an AKG414 mic sent to a passive splitter to feed both interfaces, each running on its own Apple Mac computer. All audio was recorded in PreSonus Studio One 3.51 at 96/24.
To find out the results and read the rest of the story go to The Results Of The PreSonus Quantum And Apogee Ensemble Thunderbolt Audio Interface Shoot Out.
Chris Pawlusek Wins PreSonus Quantum 2 Thunderbolt 2 Interface Worth $999
In the Pro Tools Expert 2017 Christmas Competition, we offered the chance to win one of 31 great prizes worth over $16,000 in total. Chris Pawlusek wins the PreSonus Quantum 2 Thunderbolt 2 Interface Worth $999
I am a 26 year old music producer and mixing engineer.
I currently work at West One Music Group, a global production music company, as an engineer in their head office and studio facility in Soho, London.
In my free time I enjoy working with various other artists and bands, typically from my home studio.
The Presonus Quantum 2 is going to be fantastic for my workflow and will fit right in at my home studio for overdubs, mixing and session preps.
On top of that the compact size and built in high quality mic amps are going to be real useful for any location recording work. I was actually looking into saving for the Quantum 2 to replace my old FireWire interface, after seeing the recent shootouts of the Quantum against the Apogee. Thanks so much!
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