Only with StudioLive.
When PreSonus designed StudioLive mixers, we wanted to combine the ease of a surface-driven analog workflow with the power of digital mixing. What’s more, we wanted to deliver it a price that anybody could afford. The StudioLive 16.4.2 and 24.4.2 revolutionized the way modern mixing is done by incorporating a powerful, continuously bidirectional audio interface, tons of DSP horsepower, and the flexibility to mix your show and your monitors from anywhere in the venue. The new generation of StudioLive AI mixers builds on the legacy of their predecessors, adding even more processing, 96 kHz support, and a level of software integration only found in high-end touring consoles.
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. Unique to the StudioLive design is its familiar interface that 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 mixers provide total recall and a unique soft-takeover feature that makes each fader active the moment its position has been recalled.
The future is Active Integration™.
StudioLive AI-series mixers start with all the strengths that made StudioLive mixers famous. Then we pushed the technology to the next level with Active Integration™ (AI). Each Active Integration component is designed to communicate with the entire networked system and provide a focused workflow for the task at hand. This allows you to use the device most suited for what you are doing, when you are doing it: Ring out monitors with your iPad while you’re standing in front of them; dial in your musicians’ monitor mixes from the stage with an iPhone and then hand it off for them to control; and view the frequency content of channels and buses while you EQ them. That’s just the beginning!
The hardware / software solution.
Only PreSonus StudioLive AI-series mixers are tightly integrated with an entire suite of state-of-the-art software that helps you mix, record, produce, and distribute your recordings to the world. StudioLive AI-series mixers are the center of a cohesive universe of software that works together to help you achieve your creative vision.
- Front-of-house anywhere you want or need it with SL Remote-AI (iPad®).
- Tune your entire system with the Smaart® System Wizards in VSL-AI (Mac OS X, Windows).
- Empower musicians to control their own monitor mixes with QMix-AI (iPhone®, iPod® touch).
- Do completely automated virtual soundchecks and record shows at up to 96 kHz with one click via Capture (Mac OS X, Windows).
- Load Capture sessions and StudioLive AI mix scenes into Studio One Artist to create professional-quality mixes (Mac OS X, Windows).
- Push your mix from Studio One Artist directly to your fans and monitor your sales using the integrated Nimbit® dashboard.
A gigantic console in a small package.
StudioLive AI mixers provide more DSP processing power than any other mixer in their class. There are no limitations or compromises, no shared resources, no figuring out what processing is available where. You have all of the processing available at all times. No compromises or caveats: a compressor, limiter, expander/gate, and fully parametric EQ on every channel and bus; 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.
Abundant analog connections.
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.
Inside, it’s pure PreSonus.
PreSonus has its roots deep in the studio world. Our founder, Jim Odom, set out to make quality studio equipment, and that legacy carries on today with our boutique line of microphone preamps and studio monitors. We understand that a great mix is dependent on a great front end. Getting a great mix in the digital environment means that front end has to include great converters and a high-quality summing engine, like the one you’ll find in our award-winning DAW, Studio One. We use this same 64-bit summing engine in our StudioLive AI mixers. So when we say “StudioLive” we mean studio-quality sound with live-sound durability and performance.
Create customized systems—up to 64 Channels!
Only AI 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!
Networking done right.
StudioLive mixers make creating a wired or wireless network as easy as connecting an Ethernet cable or scrolling through a list of available networks. Networking for control can be done hardwired or wirelessly using the included Wi-Fi dongle. For audio networking take advantage of our SL-AVB-MIX card for AVB connectivity that lets you add an RM16 or RM32 mixer as a stage box and monitor mixer (replacing your bulky analog snake with a single CAT5 cable!). Also coming later in 2015 will be a Dante card. Both of these technologies will ensure that your StudioLive AI console will remain state-of-the-art for years to come.