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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 Studio Live 32.4.2 AI Digital Mixer System Specifications (specs) +