PreSonus’s Studio 2|4 is a compact and affordable USB-C audio interface

PreSonus has added to its line-up of audio interfaces with the Studio 2|4, a USB-C model that’ll appeal to producers whose I/O reqiurements are relatively modest.  

Capable of making recordings up to 24-bit/192kHz, the Studio 2|4 rocks XMAX-L solid-state preamps and what are said to be high-end converters. It comes in an all-metal enclosure so should be able to stand up to life on the road.

On the front you’ll find a pair of combo mic/instrument/line inputs with +48V phantom power. Low-latency direct monitoring can be dialed in with a Mixer knob, and there are LED meters for input and output levels. Round the back, the USB-C port is joined by balanced 1/4-inch TRS, line-level main outputs (a front-panel dial enables you to set levels for these). There’s MIDI I/O, too, while both USB-C-to-C and USB-C-to-A cables come in the box.

Shipping with Studio One Artist, a slimmed-down version of PreSonus’s DAW, the Studio 2|4 has a street price of $149.95 and is available now. Find out more on the PreSonus website.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.