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GEAR REVIEW PRESONUS 1810C | Jeffrey B. Scott KEY FEATURES • 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- def recording • Award-winning Studio One Artist software included 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 dongle dilemmas! 48 voltage signals to outboard gear. TECH TALK 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. September 2019 Subscribe for Free...