Presonus ioStation 24c
Small-format Interface with Pristine Audio and DAW Control
Packed with two studio-quality XMAX preamps and PreSonus FaderPort technology, the PreSonus ioStation 24c is a superior small-format audio interface perfect for the home studio, for podcasters, and as a portable solution for on-the-go engineers. While the ioStation saves on space, it doesn’t skimp on sound, featuring high-resolution 24-bit/192kHz performance. Engineers appreciate the convenience of DAWs but also enjoy the tactile experience of physical controls. The ioStation 24c provides both, with a motorized 100mm fader taken from PreSonus’s acclaimed FaderPort product series and a bevy of onboard control buttons and knobs — including volume, mute, solo, pan, and more, that seamlessly integrate with your DAW. No matter where you are on your recording journey, the PreSonus ioStation 24c is an ideal companion that streamlines the recording process so you can focus on the important part — creating!
Award-winning XMAX preamps onboard
Ever since PreSonus’s first-generation XMAX preamps hit the market, engineers have been huge fans of their naturally warm and vibrant sound, and the ioStation 24c showcases two solid-state XMAX Class A mic preamps. These pres offer impressively clear sound, and, even with the gain dialed down, you’ll still have loads of volume with plenty of headroom to spare.
Professional-level digital resolution available
Speaking of headroom, thanks to the ioStation 24c’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 26c is ready for the job.
Integrated PreSonus FaderPort technology
The ioStation distinguishes itself by including technology from PreSonus' well-regraded FaderPort line of products, which add physical, console-type control over channel parameters. The ioStation is loaded with a high-quality motorized long-throw fader to give you the feel needed for recording perfect fades and writing automation. It includes standard transport controls and other general session controls such as undo/redo, solo/mute clear, track management, and more, plus you can switch automation modes instantly.
The innovative Session Navigator controls make managing complex sessions a breeze. Enjoy instant hands-on control of any Studio One parameter via a link/lock to parameter mode. Lock the ioStation onto a specific mixer channel in your DAW with a channel selector mode. You can scroll through and zoom in or out of your DAW timeline, select and nudge a section, region, or event, and more. You also get a pan control and pan "flip" mode.
Killer software package included
Packaged with Studio One Artist, the ioStation 24c 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’ worth of extra value. Punch up your mix bus with Brainworx’s bx_opto, 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.
- Superior small-format 2-in/2-out audio interface
- Ideal for singer-songwriters, podcasters, and as a portable solution
- Two solid-state XMAX Class A mic preamp
- High-resolution 24-bit/192kHz performance
- Impressive 115dB of dynamic range
- High-quality motorized 100mm long-throw fader
- Console-type control over channel parameters
- Seamless DAW integration
- Studio One Artist and Studio Magic plug-in suite included
The collaborative partner for the solo artist
When you’re a solo artist, you have to be more than just creative to realize your vision—you must also be a producer and an audio engineer. The ioStation 24c audio interface and production controller provides the tools needed for all of these diverse roles in a compact, ergonomic desktop design that will fit into any home studio. Record your audio through two pristine XMAX mic preamps and high-definition 24-bit, 192 kHz analog-to-digital converters. Navigate your recordings with easy-to-use transport controls. Edit your production and automate parameters in your favorite DAW with the powerful Session Navigator and mix it all with a 100 mm touch-sensitive motorized fader. Whether you’re a musician producing your latest album or just getting started with your first podcast, the ioStation 24c gives you all the tools you need to record and mix with the ease of hands-on, tactile control—all in a single device that doesn’t clutter your creative space.
Superior front-end for superior results
Audiophile-grade digital converters and transparent preamps create a superior recording and listening experience. The ioStation 24c audio interface features two of PreSonus®’ acclaimed XMAX Class A analog microphone preamps that deliver incredibly high headroom, deep lows, shared smooth highs, and a rich overall sound—you’ll hear every breath, transient, and detail in your recordings. High-quality converters provide 115 dB of dynamic range to capture complex musical harmonics smoothly and naturally. The result is clear, consistent audio that makes mixing easier and creating a polished sound faster.
We've incorporated elements from the award-winning FaderPort®-series controllers into the ioStation 24c. Rather than forcing you to reinvent your mixing method, the ioStation 24 augments the way you currently mix. You will still use your faithful keyboard and mouse for things they do well, while the ioStation 24c handles what you really want to get your fingers on: your mix. This is DAW control the way you always hoped it could be!
Streamlined workflow and support for the Mackie Control and HUI protocols make it fast and easy to control Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Cubase, Ableton Live, and more. No driver installation is necessary; just plug in your ioStation 24c and take command of your mix. Deep integration with the included PreSonus Studio One® Artist will let you mix at lightning speed.
World-class recording software included
Seamlessly integrated with the included PreSonus Studio One Artist music production software, the ioStation 24c audio interface works with virtually all macOS® and Windows®x recording software. Easy to learn, Studio One enables you to compose, record, and produce without getting distracted by the tools or hemmed in by track limitations. Need a new loop or sample for your latest production? Studio One lets you shop, audition, and purchase new content and upgrades without even opening your browser—you’ll build the version of Studio One that’s right for you. By combining a flexible single-window user interface with a modern, beat-based production workflow, Studio One’s drag-and-drop approach doesn’t dictate how you work or what you work on; you do.
Your studio assistant
The ioStation 24c’s unique Session Navigator is your caffeine-fueled assistant engineer, providing easy access to eight mission-critical functions for maximum flexibility. Use the large encoder button and companion buttons to edit and mix with greater efficiency and speed. Scroll through your timeline using the encoder or work measure-by-measure with the arrow buttons; zoom in and out on the timeline with the encoder and make your tracks larger or smaller with the arrow buttons; navigate and drop markers; and maintain constant control of your main level. Once you start using the Session Navigator, you’ll wonder how you mixed without it.
One is the happiest number
Whether you're just getting into audio production or looking to streamline your recording rig, the ioStation 24c audio interface and production controller will give you clear, clean, ultra-high-def sound with professional mixing tools in a compact, space-saving design. While it’s a perfect companion for any recording software, the ioStation 24c and included Studio One Artist provide you with a complete, affordable recording solution that will make you sound great.
Make your own magic
At PreSonus, we want to make sure that our audio interfaces 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 product we make. But 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.
The 2020 Studio Magic is a major step up from the 2019 edition, and includes Ableton Live Lite, tutorials from Melodics, 6 virtual instruments, and 9 effects plug-ins in VST, AU, and AAX formats... all unlocked for use inside Studio One Artist with a retail value of over $1000 (US).
- Two products in one: audio interface and production controller
- Record through two high-quality XMAX mic preamps
- Control your favorite DAW with a touch-sensitive motorized fader and intuitive navigation controls
- Compact, ergonomic design fits into any studio, whether in your bedroom or your backpack
- USB-C™ compatible (USB 2.0), 24-bit/192 kHz audio interface
- 2 mic/instrument/line inputs with XMAX mic preamps
- 2 balanced ¼” TRS main outputs
- Simultaneous I/O up to 2 inputs and 2 outputs
- Mixer knob for low-latency direct input monitoring
- 1 ¼” headphone output with independent level control
- USB 2.0 connectivity, macOS/Windows compatible
- Single touch-sensitive, 100 mm long-throw, motorized fader
- Large, 360° button encoder
- Complete recording-transport controls: Play, Stop, Fast Forward, Rewind, Record, Loop
- Drop Marker, Next/Prev Marker, Next/Prev Event
- General session controls: Undo/Redo, Arm All, Solo/Mute Clear, Click On/Off
- Session Navigator provides quick control over Track Scrolling, Timeline Scrolling, and much more
- Channel Controls: Level, Pan, Solo, Mute, Rec Arm
- Automation Controls: Touch, Latch, Trim, Write, Read, Off
- Native Studio One support with tightly integrated control
- Dedicated MCU modes for Logic, Live, and Cubase / Nuendo
- Customized HUI implementation for Pro Tools
- Footswitch input for hands-free start/stop (footswitch not included)
- Studio One Artist recording and production software
- Over 6GB of additional loops and sample content
- Studio Magic Plug-in Suite
Computer system requirements:
Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for the ioStation 24c.
- macOS® 10.11 or higher (64-bit only)
- Intel® i-series 2 GHz multicore processor (or AMD equivalent) or faster
- 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
- Windows® 7 x64 SP1 + platform update, Windows 8.1 x64, Windows 10 x64
- Intel i-series 2 GHz multicore processor (or AMD equivalent) or faster
- 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
Mac and Windows Systems
- USB-C™ or USB-A 2.0 port compatibility
- 32 GB hard disk space
- PreSonus Universal Control 2.0 or higher
- Monitor with 1366x768 resolution (high-dpi monitor recommended)
- Multitouch-enabled monitor required for touch operation
|Type||XLR Female (via Combo), Balanced|
|Maximum Input Level||+16 dBu (Balanced, min. gain)|
|Gain Control Range||80 dB|
|Frequency Response||20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.15 dB, unity gain, 48 kHz)|
|Dynamic Range||> 107 dB (A-wtd, min. gain)|
|Total Harmonic Distortion||< 0.007% (1 kHz, min. gain)|
|EIN||< -128 dBu (max gain, 40Ω, 22 kHz BW, A-wtd)|
|Input Impedance||1.6 kΩ|
|Phantom Power||+48V, > 8 mA per input|
|Type||¼” TS Female (via Combo), Unbalanced|
|Maximum Input Level||+15 dBu (Unbalanced, min. gain)|
|Gain Control Range||80 dB|
|Frequency Response||20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.2 dB, unity gain, 48 kHz)|
|Dynamic Range||> 110 dB (A-wtd, min. gain)|
|Total Harmonic Distortion||< 0.012% (1kHz, -1 dBFS, min. gain)|
|Input Impedance||> 1 MΩ|
|Type||¼” TRS Female (via Combo), Balanced|
|Maximum Input Level||+ 22 dBu (Balanced, min. gain)|
|Frequency Response||20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.05 dB, unity gain, 48 kHz)|
|Dynamic Range||> 114 dB (A-wtd, min. gain)|
|Total Harmonic Distortion||< 0.007% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, min. gain)|
|Input Impedance||10 kΩ|
|Type||¼” TRS Female, impedance balanced|
|Maximum Output Level||+18 dBu (Balanced)|
|Frequency Response||20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.2 dB, unity gain, 48 kHz)|
|Dynamic Range||> 109 dB (A-wtd)|
|Total Harmonic Distortion||< 0.005% (1 kHz, +4 dBu)|
|Type||¼” TRS Female, Stereo, Unbalanced|
|Maximum Output Level||150 mW/channel (56Ω load)|
|Frequency Response||20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.2 dB, 56Ω load, 48 kHz)|
|Dynamic Range||> 107 dB (A-wtd)|
|Total Harmonic Distortion||< 0.02% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, no load)|
|Headphone Impedance (working range)||32Ω to 300Ω|
|Connection Type||USB 2.0 over USB-C™ Compatible Connection|
|ADC Dynamic Range||115 dB (A-wtd)|
|DAC Dynamic Range||115 dB (A-wtd)|
|Bit Depth||24 bits|
|Internally Supported Sample Rates||44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz|
|Jitter||< 70 ps RMS (20 Hz – 20 kHz)|
|Jitter Attenuation||> 60 dB (1 ns in => 1 ps out)|
|12 VDC, 1.2A, external power supply|
|Height||2.4" (61 mm)|
|Depth||6.8" (172 mm)|
|Width||9.6" (244 mm)|
|Weight||2.2 lbs (1 kg)|