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PreSonus StudioLive 32.4.2AI Digital Mixer

32-channel digital mixer with 32 preamps, 32 input faders, 14 aux busses with Fat Channel dynamics and effects control

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PreSonus' StudioLive AI Active Integration mixing consoles offer the familiar set up of an analog console combined with the best of digital mixing to give you a series of consoles that are powerful enough for demanding applications while still remaining approachable for the novice. With no-compromise signal processing on every channel, easy storing and recall of every setting, high-end converters and preamps, and an integrated multitrack recording interface, you've got a mixer that's ready for anything you throw its way.

The 32.4.2 AI model offers a total of 32 microphone inputs with PreSonus' renowned XMAX Class A preamplifiers for transparent and warm sound across every input. Plus, there are also 32 separate TRS line inputs for each channel, 32 analog inserts, 4 subgroups, 2 stereo aux inputs, 14 TRS analog aux outputs, and 48 inputs/34 outputs of digital I/O. This means that you've got plenty of flexibility on how to use this mixer to achieve great-sounding mixes no matter the application.

Ease of Analog Meets the Power of Digital
The ability to work quickly is incredibly important whether you're mixing a live event or recording an artist in the studio, and PreSonus helps ensure fast workflow when using the StudioLive AI mixers by keeping all critical controls visible and accessible instead of buried in menus or layers. You'll find one fader for every channel, one output for every bus, and a clearly labeled workspace to keep you focused on what's important — the performance.

You'll Never Run Out of Signal Processors
The StudioLive AI mixers provide a huge amount of DSP power with no limitations — no shared resources and no need to figure out what processing is available where — you have all of the processing available at all times without compromise. The Fat Channel provides a compressor, limiter, expander/gate, and parametric EQ on every channel and bus, along with a high-pass filter on each channel, a library of professional crafted presets, and the ability to save, selectively recall, and A/B-compare processor settings. There are also four effects processors that have their own dedicated mix buses, a 31-band graphic EQ for every aux mix plus the main mix, and 500 ms of delay available to each of the four subgroups.

Superior Sound
StudioLive AI mixers operate at up to 96 kHz for high-definition mixing and recording, and they also use the same high-quality 64-bit summing engine found in PreSonus' Studio One® DAW, along with high-quality Burr-Brown converters on every input and output with a best-in-class 118 dB of dynamic range. These powerful capabilities combine with the XMAX preamps to ensure that you're getting greater sonic detail, smooth highs, deep lows, and a rich overall sound.

Recording is in StudioLive AI's DNA
With the 32.4.2 AI model, you get a built in 48x34 multitrack recording interface that's tightly integrated with the rest of the mixer, so your recording capabilities are just as intuitive and powerful as everything else you will find on this mixer. All 32 channels, the tape inputs, and your choice of buses continuously stream to your FireWire- or Dante™-equipped Mac or Windows PC. Plus, each channel can independently access its analog input or its dedicated digital return from your computer. Recording with this mixer is simple and straightforward — just launch the included Capture™ software for one-click recording of all channel inputs and your main mix. You can also record with the included Studio One Artist DAW software or any recording software that supports ASIO or Core Audio, so you can be equally at home on stage or in the studio when using StudioLive.

Integrated Multiplatform Software
Not only do you get integration with Capture and Studio One Artist recording software, but you can also use PreSonus' UC Surface software for Mac, Windows, and iPad to wirelessly mix your StudioLive when it is connected to a wired network. You can also tune your system to the room you're in using UC Surface's integrated Smaart® wizards, RTA, and spectrograph. Plus, your on-stage musicians can download the QMix®-AI app for iPhone/iPod touch to control their monitor mixes onstage without the need for complex and expensive in-ear monitor setups. This means that the StudioLive AI ecosystem covers your needs from every angle, so you don't have to worry about dealing with complex setups that might not play nice together.

Networking Provides Wireless Control and Eliminates Snakes
StudioLive Active Integration mixers make it easy to set up a wired or wireless network and create large setups without the hassles normally found in doing so. This can be as easy as connecting an Ethernet cable or scrolling through a list of available wireless networks and getting connected. Control your StudioLive AI from anywhere in the venue using an iPad and wirelessly control monitors from an iPhone. With the optional Dante card, a single Ethernet cable can send and receive networked audio for multitrack recording, remote control, and connecting to hundreds of Dante-enabled products such as loudspeakers, stage boxes, and more. Use optional AVB to add a StudioLive RM-series Active Integration mixer as a stage box and monitor mixer, replacing bulky analog snakes with CAT5e. Go wireless, wired, or both, because once you've used a fully networked StudioLive setup, you won't want to go back to your old analog setup!

PreSonus StudioLive 32.4.2AI Features:

  • 32 Input Channels, Each With:
    • XLR mic and 1/4" line inputs
    • High-headroom Class A XMAX mic preamplifiers
    • Analog 1/4" inserts (rear panel)
    • Trim control with -20 to +20 dBV line / -15 to +65 dBu mic gain range
    • +48V phantom power switch for condenser microphones
    • Digital Audio Input Select
    • 100 mm precision faders
    • Phase reverse, high-pass filter, noise gate/expander, compressor, 4-band EQ, limiter all with A/B and Quick Null
    • Cascade two StudioLive AI mixers of any frame size to create custom-sized mixing consoles
    • 48 in x 34 out FireWire s800 direct digital recording interface (24-bit/44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz), compatible with Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire adapter
    • Compatible with ASIO and Core Audio; works with Logic, Pro Tools, Cubase, Sonar, Digital Performer, Live and others
    • 24 dedicated mix buses for easy configuration
    • 14 aux buses with analog outputs
    • 4 interal FX buses
    • 4 subgroups with analog outputs
    • Stereo main bus with analog outputs
    • Access to Fat Channel functions
  • Four Subgroup Buses, Each With:
    • Balanced TRS output
    • Solo
    • Mute
    • Noise Gate/Expander, compressor, 4-band EQ, limiter, all with A/B and Quick Null
    • 300 ms output delay
  • Ten Aux Buses, Each With:
    • Balanced TRS output
    • Solo
    • Mute
    • Pre1/Pre2/Post-Fader send
    • Output-level control
    • High-pass filter, nose gate/expander, compressor, 4-band EQ, limiter, all with A/B and Quick Null
    • 31-band graphic EQ with A/B and Quick Null
    • Available sources: 16 input channels, Aux In A and B, Tape Input, Main digital-audio return, FXA, FXB, FXC, FXD, Talkback
  • Four Internal Effects Sends (2 reverbs, 2 delays), Each With:
    • Mute
    • Pre1/Pre2/Post-Fader send
    • Output level control
    • High-pass filter, noise gate/expander, compressor, 4-band EQ, limiter, all with A/B and Quick Null
  • Stereo Main Bus With:
    • Balanced XLR Outputs
    • Balanced TRS Outputs
    • Mono Sum XLR Output
    • Noise Gate/expander, compressor, 4-band EQ, limiter, all with A/B and Quick Null
    • 31-band graphic EQ with A/B and Quick Null
  • Master Section:
    • Aux Input A and B
    • Level Control and stereo pan
    • Noise Gate/expander, compressor, 4-band EQ, limiter, all with A/B and Quick Null
  • Talkback System:
    • Mic level control
    • Output Select (Auxes, Main)
    • Talk button
    • Rear-panel XLR mic input with trim control and continuous 48V phantom power
  • 2-Track In:
    • Level Control
    • Tape Input to Mains Button
    • Main Digital Audio Return on/off
  • Solo Bus:
    • Cue Mix volume control
    • PFL/AFL and Solo In Place (SIP) buttons
    • Latch, Radio, and CR Modes
    • Solo Clear
  • Monitor Bus:
    • Headphone output level control
    • Control room monitor level contrrol
    • Solo bus to monitor button
    • Tape input to monitor button
    • Main digital audio return to monitor button
    • Main mix to monitor button
  • Fat Channel with Rotary Encoders:
    • Pan with dedicated 15-LED display
    • Stereo link for input channels, aux buses, and subgroups
    • Phase reverse (input channels only)
    • High-pass filter: -6 dB/oct, sweepable from Off to 1 kHz (main channels and aux's only)
    • Gate: Threshold 0 to -84 dB; attack 0.02 to 500 ms; release 0.05 to 2 sec, bandpass key filter 40 Hz to 16 kHz, second-order resonant bandpass filter Q (0.7) with Key Listen function
    • Compressor: threshold -56 to 0 dB, ratio 1:1 to 14:1, LIM = inf:1, attack 0.2 to 150 ms, release 2.5 to 900 ms, makeup gain 0 to 28 dB, soft knee switch, auto mode with 10 ms attack and 150 ms release
    • 4-Band full parametric equalizer (with UC Surface):
      • Low EQ: Sweepable from 36 Hz to 465 Hz, ±15 dB, variable Q 0.1 to 4.0
      • Low Mid EQ: Sweepable from 90 Hz to 1.2 kHz, ±15 dB, variable Q 0.1 to 4.0
      • High Mid EQ: Sweepable from 380 Hz to 5 kHz, ±15 dB, variable Q 0.1 to 4.0
      • High EQ: Sweepable from 1.4 kHz to 18 kHz, ±15 dB, switchable shelf or peaking
      • Master EQ On/Off button
    • 4-Band semi-parametric Equalizer:
      • Low EQ: Sweepable from 36 Hz to 465 Hz, ±15 dB, switchable shelf or peaking
      • Low Mid EQ: Sweepable from 90 Hz to 1.2 kHz, ±15 dB, Low Q = 0.55, Hi Q = 2.0
      • Mid High EQ: Sweepable from 380 Hz to 5 kHz, ±15 dB, Low Q = 0.55, Hi Q = 2.0
      • High EQ: Sweepable from 1.4 kHz to 18 kHz, ±15 dB, switchable shelf or peaking
      • Master EQ On/Off button
    • Limiter: Variable threshold -28 dBFS to 0, inf:1 ratio
    • Alt EQ & Dyn button for quick A/B comparisons of two complete sets of Fat Channel settings for each channel and bus
    • All settings can be copied among channels and buses and can be saved as user presets
    • 50 channel strip presets for drums, bass, guitars, keybaords, and vocals
    • Quick parameter null easily zeroes out any Fat Channel parameter
  • Metering/Displays:
    • Input/Output:
      • 24 x 16 LED Fat Channel matrix:
        • Pre-dynamics/pre-fader input
        • Post-dynamics/post-fader output
        • Gain reduction
        • Aux 1-14 and EFX A-D output
        • Fader-position recall
      • 8 x 15 LED main meter bank:
        • Selected channel level
        • Selected channel gain reduction
        • Sub buses 1 to 4
        • Main stereo outputs
      • 15-LED horizontal Pan/Balance display
      • 64 x 194 LCD Matrix
        • Effects parameters
        • Scene creation, storage, and recall
        • System menues
        • Channel info page with custom naming
        • GEQ select
      • 2-digit Channel Selected display
        • 32 main inputs, each with XLR mic, 1/4" line, and 1/4" inserts
        • Two 1/4" balanced stereo (L/R) aux inputs
        • One XLR talkback mic input with XMAX preamp, phantom power (always on) and level control
        • Unbalanced RCA stereo (L/R) tape inputs and outputs
        • XLR stereo (L/R) main outputs with level control
        • 1/4" balanced stero (L/R) main outputs
        • XLR mono output with level control
        • 1/4" balanced stereo (L/R) control room outputs
        • 1/4" headphone output
        • Four 1/4" balanced subgroup outputs
        • 14 1/4" balanced aux outputs
        • 32 pre-insert, balanced direct outputs, Ch. 1-8, 9-16, 17-24 on DB25 sockets
        • Dedicated USB 2.0 port and included Wi-Fi LAN adapter for wireless communications
        • Installed option card with:
          • S/PDIF digital out
          • Two FireWire S800 ports (compatible with Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire adapter)
        • Optional I/O Cards:
          • Dante (SL-Dante-Mix)
          • AVB (SL-AVB-Mix)
  • Integrated Software:
    • UC Surface control software with Smaart Measurement Technology
      • Studio One Artist Digital Audio Workstation software for Mac and Windows
      • Capture multitrack recording software for Mac and Windows
      • QMix-AI aux-control software for iPhone and iPod Touch avaialble free from Apple App store
  • Digitalia:
    • High-definition Burr-Brown analog-to-digital converts (118 dB dynamic range)
    • Unlimited headroom, 32-bit floating point, digital mixing and effects processing
    • Internal sample frequency 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz
  • Physical:
    • Rugged, non-flex steel chassis
    • 100 mm long-throw faders
    • Military-grade, quick-touch buttons
Specifications for the PreSonus StudioLive 32.4.2AI
  • Computer System Requirements:
    • Apple iPad:
      • iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad (4th Gen.), iPad mini, iPad (3rd Gen.), or iPad 2
      • iOS 7.03 or later
    • Mac:
      • Mac OS X 10.8 64-bit or later
      • Intel Core 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)
      • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
    • Windows:
      • Windows 7 x64/x86 SP1, Windows 8 x64/x86, Windows 10 x64/x86
      • Intel Core 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)
      • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
    • Mac and Windows Systems:
      • Wired or wireless network connection
      • Internet connection
      • For Capture and Studio One:
        • FireWire S900 (IEEE 1394b) port
        • Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended
        • Monitor with 1280 x 800 resolution
  • Technical Specifications:
    • Microphone Preamps (XLR Balanced):
      • Type: XLR Female, Balanced
      • Frequency Response to Direct Output: 20 Hz to 40 kHz ±0.5 dBu
      • Frequency Response to Main Output: 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.5 dBu
      • Input Impedance (Balanced): 1 kOhm
      • THD to Direct Output: <0.007%, +4 dBu, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, unity gain, unwtd
      • THD to Main Output: <0.005%, +4 dBu, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, unity gain, unwtd
      • EIN to Direct Output: +125 dB unwtd, +130 dB A-wtd
      • S/N Ratio to Direct Output: 105 dB
      • S/N Ratio to Main Output: 65 dB
      • Gain Control Range: -15 dB to +65 dB (±1 dB)
      • Maximum Input Level (Unity Gain): +22 dBu
      • Phantom Power: +48 VDC
    • Line Inputs:
      • Type: 1/4" TRS female, balanced mono
      • Frequency Response to Direct Outputs: 10 Hz - 40 kHz 0/-0.5 dBu
      • Frequency Response to Main Outputs: 20 Hz - 20 kHz, ±0.5 dBu
      • Input Impedance: 10 kOhms
      • THD to Direct Output: <0.007%, +4 dBu, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, unity gain, unwtd
      • THD to Main Output: <0.005%, +4 dBu, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, unity gain, unwtd
      • S/N Ratio to Direct Output: 105 dB
      • S/N Ratio to Main Output: 94 dB
      • Gain Control Range (±1 dB): -20 dB to +20 dB
      • Maximum INput Level (Unity Gain): +22 dBu
    • Tape Inputs:
      • Type: RCA Female, unbalanced (stereo pair)
      • Maximum Input Level: +22 dBu
    • Auxiliary Inputs:
      • Type: 1/4" TRS female, balanced (2 stereo pairs)
      • Maximum Input Level: +22 dBu
    • Main Outputs:
      • Type: Male, balanced (stereo pair), 1/4" TRS female, balanced (stereo pair), XLR male, balanced (mono)
      • Rated Output Level: +24 dBu
      • Output Impedance: 100 Ohms
    • Aux Outputs:
      • Type: 1/4" TRS female, balanced (mono)
      • Rated Output Level: +18 dBu
      • Output Impedance: 100 Ohms
    • Subgroup Outputs:
      • Type: 1/4" TRS female, balanced (mono)
      • Rated Output Level: +18 dBu
      • Output Impedance: 100 Ohms
    • Tape Outputs:
      • Type: RCA Female, unbalanced (stereo pair)
      • Rated Output Level: +18 dBu
      • Output Impedance: 100 Ohms
    • Control Room Outputs:
      • Type: 1/4" TRS Female, balanced (stereo pair)
      • Rated Output Level: +18 dBu
      • Output Impedance: 100 Ohms
    • System Crosstalk:
      • Input to Output (Ref = +4 dBu, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, unwtd): -90 dBu
      • Adjacent Channels (Ref = +4 dBu, 20 Hz - 20 kHz, unwtd): -87 dBu
    • Noise Gate/Expander:
      • Threshold Range: -84 dB to 0 dB
      • Attack Time: 0.02s to 500ms / 0.5ms
      • Release Time: 0.05s to 2s
      • Expander Attenuation Range: 2:1
      • Gate Attenuation Range: -84 dB to 0 dB / inf.
      • Key Listen Filter: 2nd-order resonant band-pass, Q = 0.7, OFF, 40 Hz - 16 kHz
    • Limiter:
      • Threshold: -56 dB to 0 dB / -28 dBFS
      • Ratio: inf.:1
      • Attack: 20 ms
      • Hold: 10 ms
      • Release: 20 ms
    • Compressor:
      • Threshold Range: -56 dB to 0 dB
      • Ratio: 1:1 to 14:1
      • Attack Time: 0.2 ms to 150 ms
      • Release Time: 40 ms to 1000 ms
      • Auto Attack and Release: Attack = 10 ms, Release = 150 ms
      • Curve Types: Hard and soft knees
    • Parametric EQ:
      • Type: 2nd-order shelving filter (Q = 0.55)
      • Low (low-pass or band-pass): 36 Hz to 465 Hz, ±15 dB
      • Low Mid: 90 Hz to 1.2 kHz, ±15 dB
      • High Mid: 380 Hz to 5 kHz, ±15 dB
      • High (high-pass or band-pass): 1.4 kHz to 18 kHz, ±15 dB
      • Q: Low Q = 0.55, Hi Q = 2.0
    • Graphic EQ:
      • 31-Band 1/3rd Octave Controls: Curve-vfitting algorithm
      • Gain/Attenuation: ±15 dB
    • Digital Audio:
      • ADC Dynamic Range (A-wtd, 48 kHz): 118 dB
      • DAC Dynamic Range (A-wtd, 48 kHz): 118 dB
      • FireWire: S800, 800 Mb/s
      • Internal Processing: 32-bit floating point
      • Sampling Rate: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
      • A/D/A Bit Depth: 24
      • Reference Level for 0 dBFS: +18 dBu
    • Clock:
      • Jitter: <20 ps RMS (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
      • Jitter Attenuation: >60 dB (1 ns in ~ 1 ps out)
    • Power Environmental:
      • Connector: IEC
      • Input-Voltage Range: 100 to 230 V, 50 - 60 Hz
      • Power Requirements: 200 W
      • Temperature Range: 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
    • Physical:
      • Length: 21.31" (54.13 cm)
      • Width (chassis onl): 31.58" (80.21 cm)
      • Maximum Height: 7.02" (17.80 cm)
      • Weight: 50 lbs (22.68 kg)

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