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.
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.