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Studio 1824 and the activation of the 48v on the audio inputs

+25 votes
asked Aug 2, 2018 in Recording Interface Series Feature Requests by marcz (1,340 points)


Today with the 1824, 48v activation is done on all audio inputs. It's really annoying if you work with multiple microphones with and without the 48v, and therefore the 1824 sound card is unusable in this context.


In a future version of UC Surface, you can either choose which inputs have an impact on the 48v button, or you can trigger the 48v directly on the audio input concerned. The first solution for me would be the best.wink

Thank you!

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answered Aug 3, 2018 by jonnydoyle (403,180 points)
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answered Nov 19, 2018 by saintjoe (270 points)
Really hope this is considered, not a fan of activating 48v on all inputs...strange feature.
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answered Nov 19, 2018 by marcz (1,340 points)


 I answer SaintJoe's answer: "not a fan of activating 48v on all inputs ... strange feature". Your answer is contradictory, by default Studio 1824 has the possibility only to activate the 48v on all audio inputs. What I ask is that we can activate the 48v on the audio inputs that we would have selected. 

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answered Dec 3, 2018 by rickenplayer (510 points)
In other words, do what the Studio 192 interfaces do...pretty sneaky...
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answered May 17, 2020 by marcomonchi (2,320 points)
I'lhel buy these interfacce when via software Will be activable the Phantom in the chanall you Need +48v not all toghether
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answered Jun 20, 2021 by bobbob25 (210 points)
The only reason I'm not buying a 1824c right now... is because of that dumb feature... whom truly record with 8 condenser mic all at once? Most of us has some synths, audio effect racks and such ... I dont wanna activate it all at once.. wtf

I wish there was a way to activate it per channel, it would be much more realistic
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answered Sep 3, 2021 by donwhite5 (170 points)
Would've bought the 1824 if it had separate(eg.192 style)/partial 48v activation. I mean even a way to select only 1-4 or 5-8 would be WAY better than all-or-nothing!
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answered Oct 15, 2021 by dustinmitchell1 (230 points)
This is exactly why I'm still using my Firestudio Project. I have two mics that need phantom power and putting these two on the same channel pair is absolutely perfect!

Presonus gods, you got it right with the Project and even the 192. Why take this away from us with the current hardware model? At least give us software control via UC Surface or something.
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answered Oct 25 by dustinmitchell1 (230 points)
Wow, it's been two years since I chimed in and this still hasn't been addressed? I came here because my Firestudio Project finally bit the dust recently and I'm looking for the closest replacement for it.