Presonus STUDIO 26C 2x4 USB-C Audio MIDI Recording Interface + Software Upgrade

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Product Description
Package Includes:
  • (1) PRESONUS STUDIO 26C 2x4 USB-C Audio MIDI Recording Interface, 2 XMAX Mic Preamps
  • (1) PRESONUS S15 ART UPG Studio One 5 Professional Upgrade from Artist All Versions

Description:

Professional quality in your home recording studio and on the go.
Ideal for DJs, mobile musicians, and electronic musicians who want excellent audio quality in a sturdy, portable form factor, the bus-powered Studio 26c 2-in, 4-out audio interface records at up to 192 kHz and features mic/line/instrument inputs, DC-coupled line outputs, MIDI I/O, and a Cue Mix A/B button. A complete, all-in-one recording package, the Studio 26c comes with PreSonus’ award-winning Studio One® Artist music production software for macOS® and Windows® and includes USB-C™ compatible to USB-C™ compatible and USB-C™ compatible to USB-A cables for compatibility with most computers.

World-class recording software included.
Seamlessly integrated with the included PreSonus® Studio One Artist music production software, the Studio 26c interface works with virtually all macOS and Windows recording software. Easy to learn, Studio One enables you to compose, record, and produce without getting distracted by the tools. Need a new loop or sample for your latest production? Studio One lets you shop, audition, and purchase new content right from your production environment.

Take the tour.
The 2-in, 4-out Studio 26c audio interface features USB-C™ compatible computer connectivity and includes combo mic/instrument/line inputs with +48V phantom power for condenser mics; balanced, ¼-inch TRS, line-level main outputs; and an output level control. All line-level outputs are DC coupled, enabling them to send control voltages. 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 26c’s built-in MIDI interface enables connection to a keyboard, sound module, or control surface.

Superior sound.
The Studio 26c operates at up to 192 kHz for ultra-high-definition recording and mixing. High-quality converters on every input and output and PreSonus’ professional-grade XMAX-L mic preamps capture complex musical harmonics smoothly and naturally, with no audible distortion.

Designed for the home recording studio. Built for the road.
Whether you're just getting into recording or are a veteran producer who wants to go mobile, the Studio 26c will give you clear, clean, ultra-high-def sound in a bus-powered, rugged unit. While it’s a perfect companion for any recording software, the Studio 26c and included Studio One Artist provide you with a complete, affordable, home and mobile recording studio.

Includes Studio Magic Plug-in Suite.
This suite of plug-ins adds a wealth of fresh virtual instruments and effects to Studio One. Cherry-picked from the first names in virtual instruments and effects, each plug-in brings a different flavor of practical magic to your songs. These plug-ins aren't gimmicky one-trick ponies — these are real-deal workhorses that you'll rely on for countless mixes.

Features:

Input/Output

  • Simultaneous I/O up to 2 inputs/4 outputs
  • 2 mic/instrument/line inputs with XMAX-L mic preamps
  • 2 balanced ¼” TRS main outputs
  • DC coupled for sending control voltages*
  • 2 balanced ¼” TRS line outputs for monitor mixing
  • DC coupled for sending control voltages*
  • 1 stereo headphone output
  • MIDI In/Out
  • 1 USB-C™ compatible 2.0 port
  • USB-C™ to USB-C™ and USB-C™ to USB-A cables included for compatibility with most computers
Meters, Controls, and Features
  • 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)
Integrated Software
  • Studio One Artist®
  • Studio Magic Plug-in Suite
Digital
  • USB-C™ compatible port (USB 2.0)
  • 24-bit resolution
  • 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz sampling rates
Physical
  • Road-rugged construction with all-metal chassis and metal knobs
  • USB bus-powered

Computer system requirements:

  • Below are the minimum computer-system requirements.
Mac
  • macOS® 10.11 or higher (64-bit only)
  • Intel® i-series 2 GHz multicore processor (or AMD equivalent) or faster
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
Windows
  • Windows® 7 x64 SP1 + platform update, Windows 8.1 x64, Windows 10 x64
  • Intel i-series 2 GHz multicore processor (or AMD equivalent) or faster
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
Mac and Windows Systems
  • USB-C™ or USB-A 2.0 port compatiblity
  • 32 GB hard disk space
  • PreSonus Universal Control 2.0 or higher
  • Monitor with 1366x768 resolution (high-dpi monitor recommended)
  • Multitouch-enabled monitor required for touch operation

Technical Specifications:

General

  • Sample Rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, or 192 kHz
  • Converter Resolution: 24 bit
  • Converter Dynamic Range: 114 dB
  • Converter Dynamic Range: 114 dB

Microphone Inputs

  • Maximum Level: +4.5 dBu (balanced, min gain)
  • Gain Range: 70 dB
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz (±0.1 dB, min gain, 48 kHz)
  • Dynamic Range: 110 dB (A-wtd, min gain)
  • THD + N: 0.004% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, unity gain)
  • EIN: -125 dBu (max gain, 150O, A-wtd)
  • Input Impedance: 1.6 kO
  • Phantom Power: +48 VDC (10 mA total)

Line Inputs

  • Maximum Level: +19.5 dBu (balanced, min gain)
  • Gain Range: 70 dB
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz (±0.1 dB, min gain, 48 kHz)
  • Dynamic Range: 110 dB (A-wtd, min gain)
  • THD + N: 0.007% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, min gain)
  • Input Impedance: 10 kO

Instrument Inputs

  • Maximum Level: +14 dBu (unbalanced, min gain)
  • Gain Range: 70 dB
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz (±0.15 dB, 48 kHz, min gain)
  • Dynamic Range: 110 dB (A-wtd, min gain)
  • THD + N: 0.008% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, min gain)
  • Input Impedance: 1 MO

Line Outputs (Mains)

  • Type: ¼" TRS Female, DC Coupled*
  • Maximum Level: +10 dBu (balanced)
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz (±0.1 dB, unity gain, 48 kHz)
  • Dynamic Range: 108 dB (A-wtd)
  • THD + N: 0.0015% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS)

Line Outputs (3/4)

  • Type: ¼" TRS Female, DC Coupled*
  • Maximum Level: +10 dBu (balanced)
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz (±0.1dB, unity gain, 48 kHz)
  • Dynamic Range: 113 dB (A-wtd)
  • THD + N: 0.008% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS)

Headphone Outputs

  • Maximum Power: 30 mW/channel (56O load)
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz (±0.2 dB, 56O load, 48 kHz)
  • Dynamic Range: 104 dB (A-wtd, 56O load)
  • THD + N: 0.009% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, no load)
  • Impedance Working Range: 32O to 300O

Physical

  • Height: 1.75" (44 mm)
  • Width: 7" (180 mm)
  • Depth: 5.5" (144 mm)
  • Weight: 1.6 lbs. (0.7 kg)

Included Studio Magic Plug-ins:

  • Ableton Live Lite
  • Arturia Analog Lab Lite
  • Brainworx bx-opto Compressor
  • Brainworx bx_rockrack
  • Cherry Audio Voltage Nucleus
  • iZotope Neutron Elements
  • Klanghelm SDRR2tube compressor
  • KV331 Audio Synthmaster Player
  • Lexicon MPX-i Reverb
  • Maag Audio EQ2
  • Melodics rehearsal tool
  • Native Instruments REPLIKA
  • Output Movement
  • SPL Attacker Plus
  • Studio Linked Trophies
  • UJAM Virtual Drummer 2 PHAT
  • UVI Model D Piano

Description:

Record, produce, compose, mix, master, and perform all from a single, intuitive application. Designed with ease of use at its core, Studio One® 5 is your creative partner from studio to stage. The Start Page provides what you need to begin your creative process, including a dashboard with all your songs, projects, and shows, plus a personalized user profile that allows you to add custom metadata to all your creations.

Open the Song Page and you’ll find everything you need to record, compose, edit, produce, and mix with a complete set of virtual instruments, effects, groundbreaking arrangement tools, and a new advanced Score View based on PreSonus’ award-winning Notion notation application. Integrate your external instruments with the drag-and-drop ease of a virtual instrument. Next, assemble and master your masterpiece in the Project Page. Projects and Songs are linked, so you know the mix you’re mastering is always up to date.

And when you’re ready to hit the stage, Studio One is right there with you. New in Version 5, the Show Page lets you add backing tracks, virtual instruments, and plug-in effects to your live instruments with an easy-to-use Setlist that lets you sculpt your performance and change your show each night or do a quick edit on the fly when inspiration strikes. The standard for end-to-end production, only Studio One 5 seamlessly moves with you from initial inspiration to full production, final mix to mastered album, digital release to stage production… and lets you truly create without boundaries.

What’s new in Version 5:

  • Show Page
    Studio One’s new Show Page lets you add backing tracks, virtual instruments, and plug-in racks for live musicians all from a single, intuitive, drag-and-drop interface that can easily receive content directly from any track on the Studio One Song Page.
  • Score View
    Based on our award-winning Notion composition and notation software, the new Score View lets you enter, view, and edit notes using standard notation.
  • Clip Gain Envelopes
    The newly-added Clip Gain Envelope is the perfect tool for correcting sections of audio that are either too loud or too soft, without adding a compressor or limiter plug-in. 
  • Melodyne Essential 5 integration
    The new Melodyne Essential 5 adds vastly improved vocal editing tools, integrated chord detection and a chord grid.
  • Redesigned Native Effects™ plug-in suite
    The complete suite of Studio One’s Native Effect plug-ins have a fresh new look and some amazing new features. Several plug-ins—including Analog Delay, Rotor and Tricomp—have been updated with an State Space Modeled drive stage for natural analog saturation.
  • Extended Mixer Scenes
    Capture your entire console state and recall the entire mixer scenes or selectively recall Volume, Pan, Mute, Inserts, Sends, and more on any or every channel.
  • Aux Channels
    A new channel type that allows any external instruments and audio sources to be fed into Studio One®’s mixer without the need to create an audio track that clutters your session.
  • Independent Listen Bus
    Use the Listen Bus to provide a control room feed, independent of the main output, with its own level control, AFL/PFL solo option, and insert slots for your favorite room calibration plug-ins.
  • Key Switches and Note Controllers support
    Key switches are now filtered and excluded from any type of playback processing, and Studio One now supports Note Controllers and MIDI Polyphonic Expression.
  • MTC/MMC Sync
    Studio One can now be synced to external hardware devices via MIDI Time Code.

Features:

  • The only DAW that lets you compose, record, produce, mix, master, and perform all from a single, intuitive application.
  • Perform live with Studio One! Use your recorded assets to bring your album sound to the live show; play virtual amps live; sequence and re-arrange your setlist.
  • Intuitive single-window work environment with quick and easy drag-and-drop functionality and multi-touch support.
  • Unlimited audio and instrument tracks, advanced automation features, virtual instruments, buses, and FX channels.
  • Console Shaper emulates the sound of an analog console with control over drive, noise, and even true channel crosstalk, thanks to Mix Engine FX’s cross-channel processing.
  • Pristine sound quality with native 64-bit resolution and support for up to 384 kHz audio.
  • Integrated mastering suite with automatic mix updating, DDP, Redbook CD burning, and digital release.
  • Integrated online Cloud Services including the PreSonus Shop, PreSonus Exchange, and bi-directional SoundCloud integration.
  • Chord Track manipulates audio and note data of any or all tracks for Harmonic Editing and song prototyping.
  • Five powerful virtual instruments including: Impact XT drum sampler; Presence XT virtual sample-player; Mai Tai polyphonic analog modeling synthesizer; Mojito monophonic subtractive synthesizer; and Sample One XT live sampler and sample editor.
  • Patterns allow for intuitive drum and melody composition via familiar drum machine/sequencer style UI.
  • Score View for traditional notation.
  • Easily integrate external hardware with new Aux Inputs or Pipeline XT; sync Studio One to external hardware with MTC support.
  • Store and recall entire Mixer Scenes.
  • AAF support for easy song/session exchange with other applications for collaboration (Pro Tools, Logic, Nuendo, Final Cut Pro, Premiere, and more).
  • Arranger Track with innovative Scratch Pads.
  • Build unique sounds with Multi Instrument and Extended FX Chains.
  • Presence XT virtual sample-player instrument(14 GB library included) and Mai Tai polyphonic analog modeling synth with character morphing and modulation matrix.
  • VCA Faders that act as group faders for any number of tracks.
  • Integrated Melodyne Essentials 5 pitch and timing editor with Chord Track integration (a $99 value).
  • Integrated online Cloud Services include the PreSonus Shop, PreSonus Sphere, PreSonus Exchange, and unique bi-directional SoundCloud integration.
  • Integrated mastering suite with automatic mix updating, DDP, Redbook CD burning, and digital release.
  • 37 Native Effects with freshly redesigned UI, 5 virtual instruments, 4 Note FX, plus 64-bit AU, VST2, VST3, and ReWire support.
  • Use Pro Tools, Cubase, Sonar, and Logic shortcut key commands or create your own.
  • Compatible with ASIO-, Windows Audio-, and Core Audio-compliant audio interfaces.
  • Available standalone or as part of the PreSonus Sphere membership.
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