The Studio 68c has four balanced 1/4 inch line outputs. The first two are fed by a dedicated level control for use with a pair of active monitors. A 1/4 inch TRS stereo headphone output with a front-panel volume knob accommodates a set of headphones. With the supplied breakout cable, the rear-panel 9-pin connector provides S/PDIF and MIDI I/O to simply hookup stereo digital audio gear and MIDI equipment such as a controller, synthesizer, or sound module.
The Studio 68c includes USB cables for easy connectivity to your compatible macOS- or Windows-equipped computer. It is powered via a 12 VDC power adapter. Also supplied is a software bundle featuring the Studio One Artist DAW and the Studio Magic plug-in suite – a slew of creative tools for producers, engineers, songwriters, and more.
-Compact and portable audio/MIDI interface ideal for vocalists, musicians, and podcasters
The Studio 68c operates at up to 192 kHz for ultra-high-definition recording and mixing. High-quality converters on every input and output and four of PreSonus’ professional-grade XMAX mic preamps enable you to capture complex musical harmonics smoothly and naturally, with no audible distortion. XMAX mic preamps are known the world over for their ability to deliver incredibly high headroom, deep lows, smooth highs, and a rich overall sound so you’ll hear every breath, transient, and detail in your recordings.
Professional tools make any job easier. That’s why we included professional input and output metering on the Studio 68c, allowing you to keep an eye on your input and mix levels when you’re recording by yourself. An easy-to-use direct monitor control blends the analog input signals with playback from your computer, simplifying monitoring. Two pairs of outputs afford two different stereo mixes. All four ¼-inch TRS, line-level outputs are DC-coupled, enabling them to send control voltages. The Cue A/B button allows you to toggle between each mix while listening in on headphones, great for live performance and studio alike.
Wherever sound takes you.
When you’re upgrading your performance rig or building a custom production studio, the Studio 68c will give you clear, clean, ultra-high-def sound, with the professional tools you need to achieve world-class results. While it’s a perfect companion for any recording software, the Studio 68c combines with included Studio One Artist to provide you with a complete, affordable recording solution that will make you sound great.
Apple Silicon, iOS, and iPadOS compatibility—standard.
The PreSonus Studio 68c is natively compatible with Apple Silicon-based Mac computers*, as well as iOS and iPadOS devices, including iPad Pro, iPad, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPod Touch, and iPhone. Because it’s USB class-compliant, there are no special drivers or applications to download and install. You’ll be able to produce on the go—everything from podcasts to folk rock to trap—wherever sound takes you.
For more on iOS/iPadOS compatibility, click here.
*Universal Control 3.4.2 or later is required for Native Apple Silicon compatibility.
Make your own magic.
At PreSonus, we want to make sure that our audio products come with everything you need to craft your own mesmerizing spells in the studio. That’s why we include Studio One Artist with every audio interface and controller product we make, from the 2-channel AudioBox USB 96 to the 64-channel StudioLive 64S, ATOM to FaderPort 16, but we didn’t stop there. Why? Because here in Louisiana, we have a word: lagniappe. It means “a little something extra,” and it’s in that spirit that we also include the Studio Magic Suite of software with our audio interface products and–new for 2021–our award-winning controllers as well.
The 2021 Studio Magic includes tutorials from Melodics, sound libraries from Ghost Hack, 7 virtual instruments, and 9 effects plug-ins in VST, AU, and AAX formats to use in Studio One Artist or your DAW of choice with a retail value of over $1000 (US).
- Simultaneous I/O up to 6 inputs/6 outputs (4×4 at 192 kHz)
- 2 mic/instrument/line inputs with XMAX Class A mic preamps
- 2 mic/line inputs with XMAX Class A mic preamps
- 2 balanced ¼-inch TRS main outputs
- DC coupled for sending control voltages
- 2 balanced ¼-inch TRS line outputs for monitor mixing
- DC coupled for sending control voltages
- 1 stereo headphone output
- MIDI In/Out
- Stereo S/PDIF digital I/O
- 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)
- 6 ladder-style LED level meters (4 input, 2 main output)
- Studio One Artist®
- Studio Magic Software Suite
- Ableton® Live Lite
- USB-C®-compatible port (USB 2.0)
- 24-bit resolution
- 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz sampling rates
- Road-rugged construction with all-metal chassis and metal knobs
Computer system requirements:
Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for Studio 68c.
- macOS version 10.13 or later
- 200 MB storage space and 8 GB RAM for Universal Control (required for firmware updates)
- Available USB port
- Windows 10 or later (64-Bit Only)
- 200 MB storage space and 8 GB RAM for Universal Control (required for firmware updates and low-latency ASIO support)
- Available USB port
The above are the hardware system requirements for this product.
DAW software and Operating System requirements vary.
VST is a registered trademark of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH
ASIO is a trademark and software of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH
USB-C® is a registered trademark of USB Implementers Forum
All other trademarks are property of their respective holders
Supported Sample Rates (kHz) 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, or 192 Converter Resolution 24 bit ADC Converter Dynamic Range 114 dB DAC Converter Dynamic Range 114 dB
Maximum Level +16 dBu (balanced, min gain) Gain Range 80 dB Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz (±0.15 dB, min gain, 48 kHz) Dynamic Range 114 dB (A-wtd, min gain) THD + N 0.007% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, min gain) EIN -130 dBu (max gain, 150Ω, A-wtd) Input Impedance 1.6 kΩ Phantom Power +48 VDC (10 mA per channel)
Maximum Level +22 dBu (balanced, min gain) Gain Range 40 dB Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz (±0.15 dB, min gain, 48 kHz) Dynamic Range 113.9 dB (A-wtd, min gain) THD + N 0.007% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, min gain) Input Impedance 10 kΩ
Maximum Level +15 dBu (unbalanced, min gain) Gain Range 80 dB Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz (±0.1 dB, 48 kHz, min gain) Dynamic Range 114.7 dB (A-wtd, min gain) THD + N 0.012% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, min gain) Input Impedance 1 MΩ
Line Outputs (Mains)
Type ¼” TRS Female, DC Coupled Maximum Level +18 dBu (balanced) Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz (±0.2 dB, unity gain, 48 kHz) Dynamic Range 109 dB (A-wtd) THD + N 0.001% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS)
Line Outputs (3/4)
Type ¼” TRS Female, DC coupled Maximum Level +18 dBu (balanced) Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz (+/- 0.2 dB, unity gain, 48 kHz) Dynamic Range 109 dB (A-wtd) THD + N 0.0015% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS)
Maximum Power 150 mW/channel (56Ω load) Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz (±0.2 dB, 56Ω load, 48 kHz) Dynamic Range 107 dB (A-wtd, 56Ω load) THD + N 0.002% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, no load) Impedance Working Range 32Ω to 300Ω
Height 1.75″ (44 mm) Width 9″ (229 mm) Depth 5.5″ (140 mm) Weight 2.4 lbs (1 kg)