Only with StudioLive AI

StudioLive AI Active Integration mixing consoles combine a familiar, analog-like mixing surface with the power of digital mixing. Easier to use, better sounding, and flawlessly integrated with state-of-the-art software, they deliver the most creative environment possible for both live performance and studio music production. Loaded with no-compromises signal processing on every channel, easy store and recall of every setting, high-end converters and preamps, and an integrated multitrack recording interface, StudioLive AI mixers are expandable and boast advanced networking capabilities unmatched in their price class. Yet they operate so much like an analog mixer that you’ll immediately feel at home.

The ease of analog meets the power of digital

When you’re mixing a live event or have an artist in the studio, you need to be able to work quickly. The StudioLive AI’s familiar, easy-to-use interface keeps all critical controls visible and accessible —not buried in multiple menus or layers. Our design philosophy is simple: One fader for every channel, one output for every bus. This is the power of a surface-driven workflow. But don’t let the analog feel fool you: StudioLive AI mixers offer all of the features you expect in professional-class digital mixers and more.

You’ll never run out of signal processors

StudioLive AI mixers provide more DSP power than any other mixer in their class. There are no limitations, no shared resources, no figuring out what processing is available where. You have all of the processing available at all times, with no compromises or caveats. The unique Fat Channel provides a compressor, limiter, expander/gate, and parametric EQ on every channel and bus; a highpass filter on each channel; a library of professionally crafted, useful presets; and the ability to save, selectively recall, and A/B-compare processor settings. You also get four effects processors, each with their own dedicated mix bus; a 31-band graphic EQ on every aux mix plus the mains; and 500 ms of delay available to each of the four subgroups.

Superior sound

Connect a StudioLive AI mixer and you’ll instantly hear details and an open high end you’d expect to find only in an expensive studio console. StudioLive AI mixers operate at up to 96 kHz for high-definition mixing and recording. They use the same high-quality 64-bit summing engine found in our Studio One DAW, which consistently receives rave reviews for sound quality. High-quality Burr-Brown converters on every input and output provide a best-in-class 118 dB of dynamic range so you’ll catch every high and low with great accuracy and no audible distortion. And our XMAX microphone preamps deliver incredibly high headroom, deep lows, smooth highs, and a rich overall sound.

Recording is in StudioLive AI’s DNA

The StudioLive 32.4.2AI’s built-in 48x34 multitrack recording interface is tightly integrated with the rest of the mixer—not an afterthought we tacked on. All 32 channels, the tape inputs, and your choice of buses continuously stream to your FireWire- or Dante-connected Mac or PC. Each channel can independently access its analog input or its dedicated digital return from your computer. And with StudioLive mixers, recording is simple and easy: Just launch the included, preconfigured Capture software for one-click recording of all channel inputs and your main mix. Or record with the included Studio One Artist DAW-or any recording software that supports ASIO or Core Audio. Now you can record in the studio or at the gig with equal ease-only with StudioLive.

Integrated, multiplatform software for flexible control and one-click recording

Only PreSonus StudioLive AI mixers are tightly integrated with an entire suite of state-of-the-art software. Mix wirelessly or over a wired network from anywhere using UC Surface for Mac, Windows, and iPad. Musicians control their monitor mixes onstage with QMix-UC for iPhone/iPod touch and Android devices. Completely automate virtual soundchecks and record shows at up to 96 kHz with Capture. Tune your system to the room and watch for problems in your mix with UC Surface’s integrated Smaart wizards, RTA, and spectrograph. Save mixer scenes with your live recordings in Capture and edit both in Studio One Artist. Only StudioLive AI-series mixers and software work together to form a cohesive ecosystem that helps you achieve your creative vision.

Dedicated analog connections for predictable signal flow

Take a look at back panel of a StudioLive AI-series mixer, and you’ll find the robust analog connections you’d expect from an expensive analog mixer: separate balanced mic and line inputs and insert points on every channel; dedicated balanced outputs for every aux bus, subgroup, and the mains; and a wealth of other dedicated inputs and outputs. Every input channel and bus send has its own dedicated jack—no sharing, no compromises—so you always know what’s flowing from each output.

Networking provides wireless control and eliminates snakes

StudioLive Active Integration mixers make creating a wired or wireless network as easy as connecting an Ethernet cable or scrolling through a list of available wireless networks. Control your StudioLive AI mixer from anywhere in the venue using an iPad. Wirelessly control monitors from an iPhone or Android device. 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. Once you’ve used a networked StudioLive AI console, you’ll never go back to the old way of mixing!

Configurable, flexible, and expandable

Only StudioLive Active Integration mixers let you create a large-format console on a small-format budget. Start with 16, 24, or 32 channels, then cascade a second StudioLive AI-series mixer of any frame size to create custom-sized mixing consoles with all the hardware and software advantages of StudioLive Active Integration systems. Now your system can grow with your needs and budget!

32input channels, each with:

  • XLR mic and ¼” line inputs
  • High-headroom Class A XMAX mic preamplifiers
  • Analog ¼" inserts (rear panel)
  • Trim control with –20 to +20 dBV line / -15 to +65 dBu mic gain range (80 dB!)
  • +48V phantom power switch for condenser microphones
  • Digital Audio Input Select
  • 100 mm precision faders
  • Phase reverse, highpass 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 converter
  • Compatible with ASIO and Core Audio; works with Logic, Pro Tools, Cubase, Sonar, Digital Performer, Live, and more
  • 24 dedicated mix buses for easy configuration
  • 14 aux buses with analog outputs
  • 4 internal 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

Fourteen aux buses, each with:

  • Balanced TRS output
  • Solo
  • Mute
  • Pre1/Pre2/post-fader send
  • Output-level control
  • Highpass filter, 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
  • Available sources: 32 input channels, Aux In A and B, Tape Input, Main digital-audio return, FXA, FXB, FXC, FXD, Talkback

Four internal effects sends (two reverbs, two delay effects), each with:

  • Mute
  • Pre1/Pre2/post-fader send
  • Output-level control
  • Highpass 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

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 control
  • 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=∞: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 fully 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, 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
  • Limiter: variable Threshold -28 dBfs to 0, ∞:1 Ratio
  • Alt EQ & Dyn button for quick A/B comparisons of two complete sets of Fat Channel settings for each channel and bus
  • Output Assign: 4 subgroups and main
  • All settings can be copied among channels and buses and can be saved as user presets.
  • 50 channel-strip presets for drums, bass, guitars, keyboards, and vocals
  • Quick Parameter Null easily zeroes out any Fat Channel parameter

Sixteen 31-band graphic equalizers

  • 6 Quick Scene buttons for instant Scene save/recall—like “speed dial” for Scenes
  • Automatic Global AutoStore
  • Customizable naming (for example, "Saturday Gig" or "Main Worship Service")

Individual channel-strip setting storage

  • Up to 48 at a time, plus…
  • 50 factory presets for instruments and vocal
  • Copy and Paste between channels
  • Can be browsed by category (DRM, VOX, HRN, GTR, BAS, MISC, SYS)

Lockout mode to keep inspired amateurs from changing your settings

Metering/Displays

Input/Output

  • 24 x 16- LED Fat Channel matrix:
    1. Pre-dynamics/pre-fader input
    2. Post-dynamics/post-fader output
    3. Gain reduction
    4. Aux 1-14 and EFX A-D output
    5. Fader-position recall
  • 8 x 15-LED main meter bank
    1. Selected channel level
    2. Selected channel gain reduction
    3. Sub buses 1 to 4
    4. Main stereo outputs
  • 15-LED horizontal Pan/Balance display
  • 64 x 194 LCD matrix
    1. Effects parameters
    2. Scene creation, storage, and recall
    3. System menus
    4. Channel Info page with custom naming
    5. GEQ Select
  • 2-digit Channel Selected display
    1. 32 main inputs, each with XLR mic, ¼" line, and ¼" inserts
    2. 2 ¼" balanced stereo (L/R) aux inputs
    3. 1 XLR talkback-mic input with XMAX preamp, phantom power (always on), and level control
    4. Unbalanced RCA stereo (L/R) tape inputs and outputs
    5. XLR stereo (L/R) main outputs with level control
    6. ¼" balanced stereo (L/R) main outputs
    7. XLR mono output with level control
    8. ¼" balanced stereo (L/R) control-room outputs
    9. ¼" headphone output
    10. 4 ¼" balanced subgroup outputs
    11. 14 ¼" balanced aux outputs
    12. 32 pre-insert, balanced direct outputs, Ch. 1-8, 9-16, 17-24, 25-32 on DB25 sockets
    13. Dedicated USB 2.0 port and included Wi-Fi LAN adapter for wireless communications
    14. Installed Option Card with:
      1. S/PDIF digital out
      2. 2 FireWire S800 ports (Fully comptible with Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter)
  • Optional networking cards
    1. Dante

Integrated software

  • UC Surface touch 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
  • StudioLive Remote-AI mixer-control software for iPad available free from Apple App Store
  • QMix-UC aux-control software for iOS and Android available free from Apple App Store, Google Play, and Amazon App Store

Digitalia

  • High-definition Burr-Brown analog-to-digital converters (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
  • BNC 12V lamp socket

Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.8.5 64-bit or later
  • Intel Core 2 Duo processor
  • 4 GB RAM

Windows

  • Windows 7 x64/x86 SP1 + platform update, Windows 8.1 x64/x86, Windows 10 x64/x86
  • Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X2 processor
  • 4 GB RAM

Mac and Windows Systems

  • FireWire 800 port or Thunderbolt port and Thunderbolt-to-FireWire 800 adapter
  • Internet connection
  • Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended
  • 30 GB hard disk space
  • Monitor with 1366x768 resolution

iOS

  • iOS 9.3 or later
  • iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 4, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2


Android (QMix-UC)

  • Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or later
  • Android smartphone or tablet

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 kΩ
  • THD to Direct Output: < 0.007%, +4 dBu, 20-20 kHz, unity gain, unwtd
  • THD to Main Output: <0.005%, +4 dBu, 20-20 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: 94 dB
  • Common Mode Rejection Ratio: 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: ¼" TRS Female, balanced mono
  • Frequency Response to Direct Outputs: 10-40 kHz, 0 / -0.5 dBu
  • Frequency Response to Main Outputs: 20-20 kHz, ±0.5 dBu
  • Input Impedance: 10 kΩ
  • THD to Direct Output: <0.007%, +4 dBu, 20-20 kHz, unity gain, unwtd
  • THD to Main Output: <0.005%, +4 dBu, 20-20 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: ¼" TRS Female, balanced (2 stereo pairs)
  • Maximum Input Level: +22 dBu

Main Outputs

  • Type: Male, balanced (stereo pair); ¼" TRS Female, balanced (stereo pair); XLR Male, balanced (mono)
  • Rated Output Level: +24 dBu
  • Output Impedance: 100Ω

Aux Outputs

  • Type: ¼" TRS Female, balanced (mono)
  • Rated Output Level: +18 dBu
  • Output Impedance: 100Ω

Subgroup Outputs

  • Type: ¼" TRS Female, balanced (mono)
  • Rated Output Level: +18 dBu
  • Output Impedance: 100Ω

Tape Outputs

  • Type: RCA Female, unbalanced (stereo pair)
  • Rated Output Level: +18 dBu
  • Output Impedance: 100Ω

Control Room Outputs

  • Type: ¼" TRS Female, balanced (stereo pair)
  • Rated Output Level: +18 dBu
  • Output Impedance: 100Ω

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 500 ms / 0.5 ms
  • Release Time: 0.05s to 2s
  • Expander Attenuation Range: 2:1
  • Gate Attenuation Range: -84 dB to 0 dB / ∞
  • Key Listen Filter: 2nd-order resonant bandpass; Q=0.7; OFF, 40 Hz-16 kHz

Limiter

  • Threshold: -56 dB to 0 dB / -28 dBFS
  • Ratio: ∞: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 knee

Parametric EQ

  • Type: 2nd-order shelving filter (Q = 0.55)
  • Low (Lowpass or Bandpass): 36 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 (Highpass or Bandpass): 1.4 kHz to 18 kHz, ±15 dB
  • Q: 0.1 to 4

Graphic EQ

  • 31-Band 1/3rd Octave Controls: Curve-fitting 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, 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 230V, 50-60 Hz
  • Power Requirements: 200W
  • Temperature Range: 0˚ to 40˚ Celsius / 32˚ to 104˚ Fahrenheit

Physical

  • Length: 21.31" (54.13 cm)
  • Width (chassis only): 31.58" (80.21 cm)
  • Maximum Height: 7.02" (17.82 cm)
  • Weight: 50 lbs. (22.68 kg)
  • MPN: 125066
  • UPC: 673454002120

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