XMAX Pres in an Ultra-portable Interface

The 2-in/4-out PreSonus Studio 2|6 USB audio interface presents PreSonus's award-winning XMAX preamp technology in its most portable format to date. There are two XMAX-L solid-state preamps onboard, which deliver clear sound and plenty of headroom while still running exclusively on USB bus power. Those of us at Sweetwater who spend a lot of time recording and producing when and where we can find the time appreciate the flexible converters PreSonus chose for their Studio 2|6 USB, which accommodates up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution audio.

Between its ladder-style LED meters and direct monitoring, it's easy to stay on top of your levels and keep your sound as clean as possible. On that note, the Studio 2|6 USB includes a Cue Mix A/B headphone selection, making this USB 2.0 audio interface ideal for everything from recording to DJing. There's also MIDI I/O onboard for your synths and other MIDI-equipped hardware. And when it comes to recording, the Studio 2|6 USB not only has you covered with PreSonus's popular Studio One Artist DAW software, it also comes loaded with seven world-class studio gear emulations, courtesy of the PreSonus Studio Magic Plug-in Suite.


Award-winning XMAX preamps onboard

Ever since PreSonus's first generation XMAX preamps hit the market, Sweetwater engineers have been huge fans of their naturally warm and vibrant sound. The Studio 2|6 USB showcases the new solid-state XMAX-L preamp generation. These pres still offer the signature sound. At the same time, they can be impressively clear. Just pull back the gain a little, and you'll still have loads of volume with plenty of headroom to spare.


Professional-level digital resolution available

Speaking of headroom, thanks to the Studio 2|6 USB's high-quality digital converters, you get an impressive 115dB of dynamic range that allows you to capture every nuance and sonic detail of your source. What's more, these converters are capable of operating at up to 192kHz resolution, allowing you to go well past the 96kHz of professional studio work and future-proof your recordings for the high-quality standards yet to come. In other words, whether you need ultra-high resolution audio for sound-design work or simply want to capture your recordings in the greatest possible sonic detail, your Studio 2|6 USB is ready for the job.


Equipped with convenient A/B monitoring

One thing that's absolutely critical when it comes to high-quality studio recording and DJ/electronic music performance is flexible monitoring, and the Studio 2|6 USB delivers. PreSonus outfitted the Studio 2|6 USB with their Cue Mix A/B headphone selection. This allows you to switch smoothly between two independent mixes, which is great when shifting between a recording mix and the main mix or cuing up tracks in a live DJ set.


MIDI I/O offers extended hardware control

Need to hook up MIDI gear? Your Studio 2|6 USB has that covered too. It lets you connect everything from old-school controller keyboards to modern digitally controlled guitar amps, all via a set of traditional 5-pin MIDI ports. Simple, foolproof, and easy to use, you'll be amazed how often these connections prove to be useful.


Killer software package included

Packaged with Studio One Artist, the Studio 2|6 USB provides you with everything you need to start recording on your computer. And to take it to the next level, PreSonus includes the Studio Magic Plug-in Suite. This extensive collection of seven popular plug-ins covers models of top studio gear from manufacturers such as Maag Audio, Lexicon, and Arturia, adding up to hundreds of dollars of extra value. Punch up your mix bus with Brainworx's bx-opto, add ambience with Eventide's SP2016-inspired Stereo Room reverb, fire up transients with SPL's Attacker, and much more. And since these plug-ins are available in AAX, VST, and AU formats, they're compatible with any DAW you choose.


Tech Specs

Computer ConnectivityUSB
Form FactorDesktop
Simultaneous I/O2 x 4
Number of Preamps2
Phantom PowerYes
A/D ResolutionUp to 24-bit/192kHz
Analog Inputs2 x XLR-1/4" combo (mic/line)
Analog Outputs2 x 1/4" (main out), 2 x 1/4" (line out)
Headphones1 x 1/4"
MIDI I/OIn/Out
USB1 x Type B
Bus PoweredYes
SoftwarePresonus Studio One Artist
OS Requirements - MacOS X 10.8.5 or later, 2GHz multi-core processor or higher
OS Requirements - PCWindows 7 64-bit or later, 2GHz multi-core processor or higher

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PRESONUS STUDIO 2/6 AUDIO INTERFACE

  • Brand: Presonus
  • Product Code: PRE004
  • Availability: Contact for availability
  • R3,570.00

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