PreSonus unveils Studio 192 USB 3.0 audio interface

PreSonus has announced the Studio 192 USB 3.0 Audio Interface and Studio Command Center.

The new 26 x 32 interface records at up to 192 kHz and combines eight digitally controlled XMAX Class A solid-state mic preamps and Burr-Brown converters with StudioLive Fat Channel signal processing.

PreSonus’ UC Surface touch-ready control software for Mac, Windows and iPad is included, for management of all Studio 192 functions and creation of eight stereo monitor mixes with full Fat Channel processing on every analog input, plus reverb and delay.

Users of PreSonus Studio One DAW will find full preamp control and zero-latency monitor-mix functions integrated into their recording environment. Studio One’s hybrid Fat Channel plug-in runs on the computer’s processor and switches to the Studio 192 DSP. This allows you to monitor with Fat Channel EQ and dynamics while switching between playback and recording.

Introduced in StudioLive RM-series rack-mount digital mixers, PreSonus’ remote-controllable XMAX solid-state preamps use the same analog circuitry as in StudioLive AI consoles, but add a separate digital volume-control circuit for digital recall without affecting the sound quality. They can be remote controlled from the Studio 192 front panel, UC Surface control software, Studio One DAW, or any third-party DAW by simply setting up your Studio 192 as a standard MIDI device, allowing you to store preamp settings with each session.

Mixes and the onboard talkback mic can be routed to any output, including the two headphone outputs. The outputs can be used for monitor mixing or for speaker switching and onboard Dim/Mute and Mono options are included.

The Studio 192 offers 2 front-panel mic/instrument inputs and 6 rear-panel mic/line inputs; 16-channel ADAT Optical In and Out (8 channels at 88.1 or 96 kHz); coaxial, stereo S/PDIF I/O; and BNC word-clock I/O. The unit features eight balanced TRS outputs, balanced stereo Main outputs, and two headphone amplifiers with independent outputs and level controls, while Burr-Brown A/D/A converters offer 118 dB of dynamic range.

The Studio 192 is expected to ship in the second quarter of 2015 with a U.S. retail price of $1,199.95.