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PreSonus DigiMax DP88 8-Channel Mic Pre and Digital Audio Converter

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DigiMax-series preamp/converters have been relied on in countless recording studios worldwide for more than a decade. The DigiMax DP88 provides digit...Click To Read More About This Product

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Ideal front end or expander for any studio.

DigiMax-series preamp/converters have been relied on in countless recording studios worldwide for more than a decade. The DigiMax DP88 provides digitally controlled analog preamps and unmatched digital conversion up to 96 kHz. Like its predecessors, the DigiMax DP88 provides the connectivity, flexibility, and professional sound quality to make it a perfect fit in any studio environment.

A smooth trip from analog to digital
The DigiMax DP88 is equipped with audiophile-grade, Burr-Brown processors to deliver top-quality digital conversion up to 96 kHz. These converters provide 118 dB of dynamic range and are backed by a clock with sub-50 picosecond jitter to capture complex musical harmonics smoothly and naturally. You’ll hear every breath, transient, and detail of a performance in your recordings.

XMAX preamps, now with remote control
XMAX preamps provide high headroom, low noise, wide dynamic range, and extended frequency response. The DP88 is equipped with eight of these digitally controlled XMAX preamps, making it a first-rate front end or expander for any studio.

A natural extension for the Studio 192 and Studio 192 Mobile
Although the DigiMax DP88 is the perfect companion for any audio interface with ADAT I/O, it was designed to seamlessly extend the analog I/O of PreSonus Studio 192 and Studio 192 Mobile audio interfaces. When the DP88 is connected to a Studio 192 or Studio 192 Mobile via ADAT, its eight XMAX analog preamps are fully remote-controllable from PreSonus’ Studio One® 3 DAW, Studio One Remote for iOS, and UC Surface control software.

Easy MIDI control
The DigiMax DP88 is equipped with MIDI I/O for easy remote control from anywhere. By using simple MIDI CC messages to control level, phantom power, and direct ADC input, the DigiMax DP88 fits into any DAW environment. Simply connect it to your MIDI interface, enable it as a MIDI device in your DAW, and start remote controlling your preamps and recalling preamp settings with your audio sessions.

​Flexible I/O makes setup a snap
Flexible rear-panel I/O makes it easy to incorporate the DigiMax DP88 into any studio environment. Access the preamps using XLR or DB25 connections. Eight direct, analog-to-digital, line-level inputs are available on DB25 and can be accessed per channel with a front-panel button, allowing you to keep all of your gear connected at the same time. Eight balanced DAC outputs are provided via DB25 so you can expand your interface’s outputs for monitor mixes or speaker switching. You also get eight balanced direct outputs on DB25 and eight channels of ADAT/dual SMUX optical I/O up to 96 kHz.


Flawless analog signal path with 118 dB digital conversion

8 digitally controlled XMAX preamps with individual phantom power

Controlled from front panel and remotely via MIDI

Controlled from UC Surface and Studio One 3 when connected to a PreSonus Studio 192

Eight balanced, direct A/D line-level inputs (DB25)

Eight balanced DAC outputs (DB25) to expand your interface outputs

Eight balanced, direct outputs (DB25)

Eight channels of ADAT optical I/O with 24-bit resolution and up to 96 kHz sampling rate

Input metering

External clock-source select (ADAT or BNC)

BNC word clock I/O


Eight quality preamps with advanced control features. Order today.


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turning my apollo twin into 10 channels

By Roy

from Baltimore Maryland

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Comments about PreSonus DigiMax DP88 8-Channel Mic Pre and Digital Audio Converter:

I currently own an apollo twin and was looking for a way to add additional channels to my apollo twin when I want to record my drums on projects. The biggest roadblock for me was thatI wasn't interested in the preamps, considering I have 8 channels of vintage api so really I just needed an analog to digital convertor that would adat the converted signal to the apollo twin. After researching for nearly a week I found that my only solutions were in the 3-6 thousand range and I just can't justify that kind of money for a project studio. I came across the presonus dp88 and read that, via the db25 inputs, I could bypass the preamps completely and go straight to the convertors for all 8 channels! I never considered presonus to be higher end gear but thought Id give it a try. After hooking the db25 to xlr cable to my lunchbox of preamps, plugging the adat cable to my apollo twin, setting the apollo console software to sync via adat and then setting each of the 8 dp88 channels to "direct" which makes them bypass the convertors, I was instantly in business! I was absolutely BLOWN AWAY at how gorgeous the conversion quality was! Prior to this I owned my beloved steinberg urs824 and would turn the preamps all the way down to sort of "bypass" them when using my high end pres. Needless to say, the conversion quality from this presonus unit is nothing short of stellar and way beyond what I expected from Presonus. I used to own a 2 channel lavry convertor unit and would put this up against it without hesitation! The coolest thing is that you can set each individual channel on the dp88 to either bypass the internal preamp or use the preamps before hitting the conversion without changing a single wire. I could not recommend this unit more highly and I haven't even tried the internal preamps yet. If you are looking to add additional channels to your apollo twin via adat, this is my highest recommendation by far!

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