New Toys: Presonus Revelator IO24 USB Interface

There are a lot of modern capabilities built in to the Revelator io24 interface. This is an USB-C stereo audio interface with two XMAX-L microphone pre-amps, a loopback mixer, software that runs their Fat Channel DSP consisting of a 4-band parametric EQ, compressor, gate, and limiter. This software uses a nice sized GUI with presets, mixer panel, and controls for the Fat Channel and other setups. It's complete!

I liked the io24 as a compact desktop unit—it tilts up slightly with two XLR Comb jacks, channel 1 and 2 select buttons and a multi-purpose volume control for speakers, headphones, and track-to-mic blending. After downloading Universal Control (ver 1.21) and updating the firmware, I was ready to get going using it in my sessions in Pro Tools Ultimate 2022.7 running Mac OS 10.14.6. It worked great without a hitch!

The audio interface software mirrors the unit's controls for professional-grade high-headroom mic/line preamps, a two-channel loopback mixer, and extensive processing for streaming, podcasting, and music production.

Its easy-to-use mixer lets you quickly record Zoom calls or Skype interviews and add backing tracks and sound effects, live streamed performances, music productions, and more. There are built-in effects like: a detuner, vocoder, ring modulator, filters, and delay to create crazy effects.

Unlike previous USB interfaces I've reviewed, you may go to Stream Mix mode with the click of a button and your analog inputs, loopback channels, reverb, and effects are routed to the USB output. 

I'm having a great time running the io24 as my audio interface connected to my iLoud powered monitors! Revelator io24 comes with Studio One Artist and Studio Magic Suite, Ableton Live Lite plus an impressive collection of virtual instruments and effects plug-ins. Revelator io24 sells for $199.95 MSRP.