Presonus Studio 24c


USB-C 2x2 Audio Interface

  • 24-Bit / 192kHz
  • 2 Front combo inputs Mic/Line/Inst: XLR/jack
  • 48V phantom power
  • 2 XMAX L mic preamps
  • 2 Balanced TRS main outputs with front panel level controls
  • DC-coupled line outputs allow CV/Gate signals to be sent out of the DAW
  • Stereo headphone output
  • LED Level Meters - 2 inputs, 2 main outputs
  • MIDI in and out
  • Zero-latency monitoring
  • Bus powered
  • Compatible from Windows 7, Mac OSX 10.11 or higher
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 44 x 180 x 144 mm
  • System requirements interface: from Windows 10, Mac OSX 10.11 or higher
  • Weight: 0.9kg
  • Includes USB-C to USB-C and USB-C to USB-A cable as well as Presonus Studio One Artist Software + Studio Magic Plugin-Suite (Ableton - Live Lite, Arturia - Analog Lab Lite 3 and much more)
Available since February 2019
Item number 457479
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Recording / Playback Channels 2x2
Number of Mic Inputs 2
Number of Line Inputs 2
Instrument Inputs 2
Number of Line Outs 2
Headphone Outs 1
Phantom power Yes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 0
Number of ADAT Connectors 0
Numer of AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 0
Other Connectors No
MIDI interface Yes
Word Clock No
Max. sample rate (kHz) 192 kHz
Max. resolution in bit 24 bit
USB Bus-Powered Yes
Incl. power supply No
USB Version 2.0
Width in mm 180 mm
Depth in mm 144 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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Portable USB-C audio interface

The Presonus Studio 24c is a 2-in/2-out audio interface with a USB-C connection that can be operated with Windows 7 and above and macOS from version 10.11 onwards. Two input signals can be processed simultenaously, and the two XLR/jack combo sockets on the front of the interface can be used to connect not only microphones and keyboards but also stringed instruments with high-impedance outputs such as electric guitars and electric basses (the interface automatically adjusts the input impedance). Another very practical feature is the integrated MIDI interface, to which external controllers, keyboards, and drum pads can be connected. To allow the user to get started straight away, the scope of delivery additionally includes two USB cables and the StudioOne Artist software.

Controls on the Presonus Studio 24c USB-C 2x2 Audio Interface

Plug-and-play at its finest

The Presonus Studio 24c is USB-powered, which allows the compact interface to be operated on the go, and its two four-segment LED meters allow visual monitoring of the input and output levels on the unit itself. The monitor control lets the user seamlessly adjust the ratio between the input signals and the DAW playback signal, allowing the latency-free monitor signal to be conveniently regulated directly on the unit without having to reach for the mouse or keyboard. Switchable phantom power for condenser microphones is also provided, which can be activated for both channels using the dedicated button on the front of the unit. The Studio 24c has separate volume controls for its line and headphone outputs, which is practical because experience shows that musicians need a louder monitoring level than sound engineers would like. The headphone output is definitely loud enough, however, as it goes up to eleven.

Connections on the Presonus Studio 24c USB-C 2x2 Audio Interface

A two-channel studio

The term "studio" in the Presonus Studio 24c's name does a lot more than simply describe its appearance: Anyone who can get by with two high-quality channels can build a small but impressive recording or home studio with this USB audio interface. In many cases, two channels are sufficient for everyday studio use, and the Presonus Studio 24c packs these two channels into a compact format and delivers an impressively high-quality sound thanks to its 24-bit converter resolution and 192kHz sample rate. Worthy of note is also the fact that this interface features the same excellent-sounding XMAX-L microphone preamps as Presonus uses in its high-end digital consoles, and as mentioned above the Studio 24c can be powered via the USB socket and is therefore also suitable for mobile use.

Inputs on the Presonus Studio 24c USB-C 2x2 Audio Interface

About Presonus

Presonus is a US company founded in 1995 by Jim Odom and Brian Smith in Baton Rouge, Lousiana. The firm designs hardware and software at both professional and more affordable levels for musicians and producers. Presonus first made a splash in the mid-1990s with the DCP8, an eight-channel analogue compressor/limiter/gate with fader and mute automation that could be digitally controlled by MIDI. In the early 2000s followed a series of microphone amplifiers and the first audio interfaces for the then-emerging home studio scene. Today, the company's product range includes audio interfaces, microphone preamps, digital mixing consoles, and studio monitors as well as the established DAW software Studio One.

A creative tool for on the go

The Presonus Studio 24c gives users who don't need more than two channels a portable creative tool for all kinds of applications. The interface is compact enough that singer-songwriters can easily take it to gigs or capture ideas on the go, and the sound quality is sufficient for recordings that can even be used in professional production environments. Musicians can record vocals and guitar or keyboard at the same time thanks to the Presonus Studio 24c's two-channel design and thus refine their ideas in the Studio One Artist software with virtual instruments and effects. In addition, the Studio 24c gives users everything they need to record musicians or speakers in a separate recording room, for example, making this interface ideal as the central element of a compact home studio setup.

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Perfect for beginner recording and musicians
deepimpactfruit 21.08.2021
Excellent entry level interface, and depending on use case is peerless when factoring in software as well. It has everything you need for tracking, recording and streaming/desktop set-up and does more than stellar job for the price range.

- Software, is brilliant and should not be overlooked. If just starting out the Studio One DAW is worth the price of the unit alone. Also guitar players it includes Ampire which imho is more than adequate compared to other aftermarket solutions. Guitar singer/song write should be looking at this unit for these factors along.
- Great build quality. This might be very superficial but feels like professional piece of kit with full metal construction compared to some prosumer offerings.
- The drivers/software on PC systems is great and lightweight.
- Mixer switch on front is also great at this price point compared to peers.
- Comes with a basic meter on front panel. It’s no substitute to a proper meter but gives immediate feedback for ballpark gain setting etc, but very appreciated at this price point
- The headphone out does enough to power my HD650s, but I am a bit of an audiophile snob so pair it with external amp which gives better performance. But this is to be expected, point is headphone amp does the job and don’t need external amp unless want skull crushing volumes or have some enthusiast headphones. HD560S would be excellent match with this interface for music production/recording.

Things to consider/negatives:
- The mic preamp amp does not have large amount of gain. If running dynamic mics the gain will be cranked and the case of my SM-58 is probably 5db short of where I want it to be. The Focusrite solo mic preamps do measure a bit better, with bit more gain and less noise, and if just want a unit for tracking that might be preferred. It’s workable, but I wouldn’t be matching a SM7B with this without factoring in a preamp for it.
- The 48V phantom power can not be separate per channel. So if planning to record guitar + condenser mic at same time, can’t send the 48V just to the mic.
- There is very little information out there regarding the converters. If want top-tier DAC for audiophile outs I would looking at Motu offerings, however you really need to critical listen to discern any difference. If tracking, you source will be way more important than whatever ADC included here.

I think this is excellent offering and can’t go wrong at pricepoint.


Easy to use
Semiao 30.12.2019
Great addition to someone that is starting their studio!


Very good right out of the box
JottoWorol 04.11.2021
Just installed the Universal Control driver on my Windows laptop and it works perfectly. No need to reset anything when switching the context from DAW to the usual work at system. My workflow is way more optimized now.

The sound is okay, no complaints. More detailed and just better than the one from the embedded Realtek driver.

Last 5° of the input volume knob the noise level increases dramatically, but its normal for its price.

All knobs feel rigid and overall constructions feels durable.

Upd. Using it for 6 month. They work well with 250ohm headphones. I have Bayerdynamic DT990 Pro 250ohm. It sound loud enought to work. But you have to keep the volume knob at 70-90% for it. To me its like having a computer with 90% full HDD - you can live with that but you cant go further.


Excellent audio interface
sanaiko 08.08.2023
The audio interface is excellent, I've been using it for 4 weeks. I can say that it is worth the money, at least for the programs that this company offers. Very convenient and clear interface, there is an input for two instruments - microphones and line. I tested with a not very expensive microphone, but I was pleased with the result. As for home use - it showed itself perfectly


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