PreSonus Revelator io44 ultra-compact 4×2 USB Type-C audio interface

The PreSonus Revelator io44 Ultracompact 4×2 USB Type-C Audio Interface is a portable USB Type-C audio interface with a single XMAX-L mic preamp (with +48V phantom power). It was designed for both recording and streaming.

The Revelator io44 features onboard DSP, looping channels, all in a highly portable and compact form factor. The USB Type-C audio interface combines studio quality, sonic performance, and ease of use, making it ideal for podcasters, live streamers, content creators, and musicians. It also comes with a software package that includes a DAW, a host of virtual instruments, plug-in effects, loops, samples, and more.

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The unique XMAX-L preamp and 24-bit/96kHz converters are said to deliver clarity and natural tone when used with microphones or electric guitars. A separate mini-jack input accommodates a line-level source such as a DJ mixer. There are also two loop channels and an onboard mixer for channeling backing tracks or calling in a guest, and feeding independent mixes to the main and headphone outputs.

Main characteristics

  • Podcasters, Streamers and Musicians
  • USB Type-C connectivity
  • Mic/instrument preamp, stereo line input
  • 1 headset/headphone port, 2 main outputs
  • 24-bit / 96 kHz converters
  • Bus powered / Mac, Windows
  • Phantom power for condenser microphones
  • Built-in DSP with versatile presets
  • 2 dedicated loop channels
  • DAWs, VIs, Plugins, Loops, and Samples

The Revelator io44’s loop mixer makes it easy to add backing tracks to your live performance or lecture or add a Zoom caller to your podcast. With two dedicated stereo channels just for looping audio on macOS and Windows, you can mix and record audio from two different applications with your Revelator io44 inputs, all at the same time. An automatic output limiter keeps your stream from distorting.

There are also effects that let you emulate concert halls, AM radio, and more.

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The Revelator io44 also features balanced 1/4″ main outputs for your speakers and a high-powered 3.5mm headphone output that works with TRS headphones as well as TRRS headphones.

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PreSonus has included high-resolution input and output metering on the Revelator io44, allowing you to keep an eye on your input and mix levels when recording on your own. Wireless remote control can be done through UC Surface for iPadOS, Windows and Android devices.

Whether you’re using a macOS or Windows computer, you can create custom mixes of your inputs and apps and monitor them all with near-zero latency, so you can stream and record simultaneously.

The Studio Magic plug-in suite for Mac and Windows includes tutorials from Melodics, sound libraries from Ghost Hack, access to Soundsnap sound effects, seven virtual instruments, and nine popular plug-ins in VST, AU, and AAX formats.

  • Presentation of the Arturia analog laboratory
  • Brainworx bx_opto
  • Brainworx bx_rockrack
  • Cherry Audio Surrealist MG-1 Plus
  • Cherry Audio Tension Core
  • iZotope neutron elements
  • Klanghelm SDRR2tube
  • KV331 Audio Synthmaster Player
  • Lexicon MPX-i Reverb
  • Maag Audio EQ2
  • Native Instruments REPLICA
  • exit movement
  • Forward SPL Plus
  • UJAM virtual bassist ROWDY
  • UVI Model D

Price and availability

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The PreSonus Revelator io44 Ultracompact 4×2 USB Type-C Audio Interface is available now for $179.95.