Presonus Studio 1824c


USB-C 18x18 Audio Interface

  • 24 Bit / 192 kHz
  • 2 Combo inputs Mic/Line/Inst on the front: XLR/jack
  • 6 Combo inputs Mic/Line on the back: XLR/jack
  • +48 V phantom power
  • 8 XMAX L mic preamps
  • Optical ADAT input: 8-Channel / 48 kHz, 4-channel / 96 kHz
  • 2 TRS jack outputs with level control
  • Mono and mute buttons
  • 8 TRS jack line outputs
  • DC-coupled line outputs allow CV/Gate signals to be sent out of the DAW
  • 2 Stereo headphone outputs with independent mixes
  • LED meter on all analogue inputs and main outputs
  • S/PDIF and MIDI I/Os
  • BNC word clock output
  • Flexible routing
  • Latency-free monitoring
  • Power supply via external power adapter (included)
  • Compatible with Windows 10, Mac OSX 10.11 or higher
  • Dimensions: 19" / 1 U
  • Includes USB-C to USB-C and USB-C to USB-A cable as well as Presonus Studio One Artist software + Studio Magic plug-in suite (Ableton - Live Lite, Arturia - Analog Lab Lite 3 and much more)
available since February 2019
Item number 457475
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Recording / Playback Channels 18x18
Number of Mic Inputs 8
Number of Line Inputs 8
Number of Instrument Inputs 2
Number of Line Outs 10
Headphone Outs 2
Phantom power Yes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 1
Number of ADAT Connectors 1
Numer of AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 0
Other Connectors No
MIDI interface Yes
Word Clock 1xOut
Max. sample rate (kHz) 192 kHz
Max. resolution in bit 24 bit
USB Bus-Powered No
Incl. power supply Yes
USB Version 2.0
Width in mm 483 mm
Depth in mm 140 mm
Height in mm 44 mm
Connection Format USB port Type C
Included in delivery incl. USB-C to USB-C and USB-C to USB-A Cable
Zero latency monitoring 1
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KMickP 19.11.2020
I upgraded to the 1824C, having used a basic Presonus audio interface for 5 years, as my skills around Studio One have increased and my requirements are increasing as my knowledge improves. I use the interface in my home studio to produce radio/cd quality music and the fact that it used the same DAW & software and the fact that unlike a lot of the rackmount products, did not bust the bank!
The first impression is that 1824c is a quality product, solidly built and with great basic features. I don’t need 8 inputs as I generally record in stereo, so only use 2 at a time but, the others are there if required in future to record more instruments at the same time. Right out of the box it slotted into my rack & was up and running immediately as I have a Presonus user account so log in, register the product & you are all set!
The only advice I would give is that when you upgrade from Studio One, finish current projects/songs before upgrading as even though it is “compatible”, there are issues which will have you tearing your hair out! Presonus Studio is not exactly intuitive but you figure it out and even though there are copious online manuals, learning by doing will be the route most will take!
So great product but be prepared for some messing around at the outset, mainly due to software/ system issues!

Thanks to the Thomann guys who cleared up a couple of questions I had prior to placing the order, which arrived in a couple of days, so great service as usual.


Audio drift is unnaceptable for work with video
Mattias Krantz 03.11.2021
I bought this product to record a virtual instrument. I wanted to start using it for my Youtube videos but I realised that everything I recorded got out of synch with my camera, even after 3 minutes. Compared to my Focusrite were the drift is barely noticable at 30 minutes. After 20 hours of problem solving and anxiety, matching sample rates, trying different computers. You know all that stuff. I came to the conclussion that it's the internal clock of the interface.

So I sent it back to Thomann which said it was nothing wrong with it. However I doubt the technician opened up a Da vinci resolve and recorded a video to test the drift... I got it sent back and then decided to give it a new chans. However every 5 recording I made gave me 5 minutes of added time to fix the audio drift. repeat that 100 times and you could have used that time of labor to buy a Focusrite which i have no issues with.

I contacted Presonous directly and showed them the bad drift. They said it was within their standards. Which leads me to the conclussion: Presonous standards most be exceptionally low. I'm actually here to order a Focusrite instead and try to forget that I spent 600 USD on this device which I'll have to put aside. It's a shame they couldn't at least take it back.


Perfect audio interface for a small studio
PolyTrigger 02.04.2021
I have been searching for a professional audio interface with a decent amount of line inputs (since I have a lot of hardware synths) and a trustworthy upgrade for my Steinberg UR-44.
After the necessary research I ended up with the Presonus because the specifications were attractive and it did the job "on paper".
I opted for a USB 3.0 interface. There was some doubt on going for the Quantum 48/48 range but that is (way) more expensive and to be honest: after using the Studio 1824c for a while now, it does its job perfectly.

The provided software is easy to configure (channel routing).
Build quality is excellent, this is professional equipment!

Low-latency "promise" is excellent. I haven't got a beast of a computer but once you get it set up right, the interface works like a charm.

I would highly recommend it over other interfaces because it is a modern looking interface, has excellent build quality and does what is says it does.


Good and reliable
Aovi 26.09.2022
Purchased this as an upgrade from a Studio 68c, to add more inputs. I have been using Presonus interfaces for about a decade now, starting with my original Audiobox 44VSL. All have worked well and provide pretty low latency and ease of use.


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