PreSonus is shipping its new 4848, 24-bit, 192 kHz, Thunderbolt audio interface with 120 dB dynamic range on every input and output.
PreSonus said the new 1U rack-mount unit has A/D converters and offers 32 channels of DB25 line-level I/O. An additional 16 channels of ADAT Optical I/O are available to add Lightpipe-equipped digital gear, or extend analog I/O to 48x48 by connecting two PreSonus DigiMax DP88 A/D/A converters with recallable XMAX Class A preamps and line-level inputs.
The unit also comes with the company’s Studio One Professional recording, mixing and mastering software for macOS and Windows.
The unit’s front-panel level meters can be switched between input and output monitoring. For applications requiring more than 48 channels, up to 4 Quantum 4848 interfaces can be stacked via Thunderbolt to create a 192x192 system.
The Quantum 4848 can also be stacked with any Quantum-series interface to add recallable XMAX mic preamps, SPDIF I/O and MIDI I/O. The Quantum 4848’s second Thunderbolt port also can be used to add peripherals such as hard drives.
The Quantum 4848 uses proprietary Thunderbolt drivers for macOS and Windows, is compatible with any recording software that supports Core Audio (macOS) or ASIO (Windows). Besides PreSonus’ Studio One Professional, it also includes the Pipeline plug-in, which allows users to insert hardware processors into a Studio One session with automatic latency compensation, and a Studio Magic Plug-in Suite, a collection of seven plug-ins from leading developers.
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