PreSonus Studio 192 music gear review

Music Gear Review: PreSonus Studio 192

The PreSonus Studio 192 is an audio interface and studio command center built into a 1U rack space cabinet. The new interface records at up to 192-kHz sample rates and has eight digitally controlled XMAX Class A mic pre-amps split into two, front-panel mic/instrument inputs and six rear-panel mic/line inputs.

More than an audio interface, the Studio 192 acts as your studio’s command center with monitor speaker switching, talkback facilities (with onboard condenser microphone) and features main mix Mute, Mono and Dim functions.

If you use PreSonus’ Studio One® software along with the 192, you’ll find full pre-amp control, zero-latency monitor mix functions and StudioLive® Fat Channel signal processing on every analog input.

The Studio 192 has 16-channels of ADAT Optical In and Out; coaxial, stereo S/PDIF I/O; and BNC word-clock I/O. You get Burr-Brown converters with 118 dB of dynamic range, eight balanced TRS outputs, balanced stereo Main outputs and two headphone amplifiers with independent outputs and level controls.

The Studio 192 sells for $899.95 MSRP.

Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine.