PRESONUS 1810C | Jeffrey B. Scott
• USB-C Connectivity If you record anything and need an upgrade or Interestingly, all 6 (2 main L/R and 4 for monitor
• Considerable input/output flexibility are ready to dive into recording for the first time, mixing) 1/4" TRS line outs are DC-coupled,
this interface will get you where you want to go. meaning you can use them to send control
• Up to 192 kHz capable for ultra-high-
• Award-winning Studio One Artist
I am typically an early adopter of new tech and
when Apple introduced laptops carrying only
Thunderbolt/USB-C ports, I started scanning
for the things I would need to get that new
laptop integrated into my studio. Almost
every solution needed some kind of dongle or
adapter or was prohibitively expensive (if you
own a current Apple MacBook, you know).
Fast-forward to January 2019, and PreSonus
has stepped up to the plate with their new
USB-C interfaces, solving at least one of my
voltage signals to outboard gear.
The 1810c gives you up to 18 inputs/8 SO MUCH INCLUSION
outputs simultaneously, and the XMAX Class A Along with the interface and all it has to offer
preamps on board are excellent. The 4 mic/line in any studio, PreSonus gives you their world-
combination inputs on the front (2 of which also class DAW, Studio One. I've been working
have instrument capability) are convenient and with Studio One for several years and love
intuitive, with trim and +48V settings within easy the workflow and feature set. It is on par with
reach. It also carries two separate headphone any DAW out there. Even if you are firmly
outputs that can be used for the same or ensconced in another program, it is worth the
independent mixes. And the A/B switch allows time to check out. The software also comes
you to switch between mix streams on the with a plugin bundle called Studio Magic, as
fly. A Mute switch on the front panel is also a well as utility software to control the 1810c on
welcome addition for my workflow, making it a deeper level.
easier to grab a quick overdub on a live mic
without changing the level of my monitors.
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