The StudioLive 32.4.2AI from PreSonus is the next generation in digital mixing. With its incredible signal-processing power on every channel, easy store and recall of every setting, and the ability to record it all with just two mouse clicks, a StudioLive mixer will spoil you fast! Easier to use, better sounding, and flawlessly integrated with state-of-the-art software, it delivers the most creative environment possible for both live performance and studio music production. The 32-channel, 14-aux PreSonus® StudioLive™ 32.4.2AI starts with all the strengths of previous StudioLive models—and then pushes the technology to the next level. StudioLive 32.4.2AI is built with next-generation Active Integration technology that adds unprecedented power for mixing consoles anywhere near this price class. So while the 32.4.2AI looks and feels much like its non-AI counterparts it has with far more computing power, which makes possible some very useful new features. For starters, you get twice as many internal effects buses and 31-band graphic EQs. We’ve added six mute groups and user-assignable Quick Scene buttons. You’ll love the ability to create two complete sets of EQ and dynamics settings for a channel or bus and then make quick A/B comparisons at the touch of a button. A built-in 48x34 FireWire S800 interface is standard equipment but Thunderbolt and Ethernet (Dante) cards are expected by the end of 2013. A dedicated USB 2 port and included Wi-Fi LAN adapter lets you control the mixer wirelessly—even without a Mac® or Windows® PC. Of course, you get the latest version of our tightly integrated software bundle, including updated Capture™ 2.0 recording software, Studio One Artist® DAW, and Virtual StudioLive-AI editor/librarian/control software with Smaart Measurement Technology™. StudioLive Remote-AI for iPad® and QMix™-AI for iPhone®/iPod® touch will both be available free from the Apple App Store. The deeper you dig into the StudioLive 32.4.2AI’s capabilities, the more you will realize that the future of digital mixing starts here and now!
The future is Active Integration
Products that sense each other, interact and work together via wireless and wired communication, feature 32-bit floating-point DSP and seamlessly integrated software, and run on CPUs far more powerful than competitors’ current audio products—PreSonus has realized this dream with its new Active Integration technology. Thanks to Active Integration, the StudioLive 32.4.2AI mixer has 64 times the processing power and an incredible 10,000 times more RAM than the StudioLive 24.4.2. This makes possible the aforementioned extended feature set.
It’s a StudioLive—only more so
A quick look at the StudioLive 32.4.2AI reveals a now-familiar, user-friendly mixing surface. It sports 100 mm faders for the 32 channels, 4 subgroups, and main bus. As with all StudioLive mixers, convenient knobs and buttons abound, and all core mixing features are immediately accessible from the mixing surface, without using the LCD, providing an intuitive, analog-like user experience. The unique Fat Channel section delivers a compressor, limiter, gate/expander, and four-band fully parametric EQ on every channel, bus, and subgroup, plus a high-pass filter and polarity invert for each channel—not to mention routing, panning, and Scene and setting store and recall. Select buttons assign the channels, buses, and subgroups to the Fat Channel for processing and routing. There’s a Talkback section, Cue section, and extensive metering. And of course you get aux buses—14 of them—and 32-bit floating-point stereo reverb and delay on dedicated buses—two of each.
The big picture
Easier to use, better sounding, and flawlessly integrated with state-of-the-art software and extensive remote-control features, StudioLive 32.4.2AI delivers the most creative environment possible for both live performance and studio music production. But StudioLive is not simply a mixer, it's a rapidly growing family of state-of-the-art, integrated hardware-software mixing and recording systems that deliver the features you need for live sound, live recording, and studio recording. The StudioLive 32.4.2AI is a fine choice for those who want to mix medium-sized and large shows and worship services, and it's a great choice for club systems, corporate applications, and educational institutions. And it's the perfect hardware core for a sophisticated project studio. Here, in one device, are high-headroom XMAX™ microphone preamplifiers, a built-in 48x34 FireWire S800 recording and playback interface, more than 300 signal processors, a big library of DSP effects, 14 aux buses, 4 subgroups, extensive LED metering, mixer save and recall, channel-strip save/recall/copy/paste, talkback, and more. Build live mixes that glisten with clarity and detail—then record and enhance the performance with the power of StudioLive 32.4.2AI. Get creative in the studio. Build mixes, loops, sound effects, and more, then bring them out to your show and mix them live. Process channels using your favorite plug-ins and completely automate your entire performance.
Virtual StudioLive-AI: The magic of computer control
Despite its analog-like mixing surface, this is very much a digital console, and it offers features no analog mixer—and very few digital boards—can match. For example, the ability to control the StudioLive mixer from a laptop adds tremendous flexibility and convenience—and with the bundled Virtual StudioLive-AI bidirectional control/editor/librarian software, you get it all for free.
Even better: wireless control
You’re mixing a live show, and you need to check the sound underneath the balcony—or in the balcony, for that matter. Or you’re sound-checking and want to hear the stage monitors for yourself. If you can’t leave the mixing station, you have to rely on someone else’s ears. If you don’t have a reliable crew, you don’t have a chance.
You can say goodbye to that problem if you use a StudioLive 32.4.2AI and an Apple iPad®! The StudioLive 32.4.2AI sports an Ethernet port that allows you to connect to a wireless router for wired Ethernet and wireless Wi-Fi networking. In addition, the mixer has a USB 2.0 port that hosts the included USB Wi-Fi LAN adapter, providing wireless networking without a router for situations where a less powerful, ad hoc Wi-Fi connection is sufficient. In this way, the mixer can be controlled from a laptop using VSL and from an iPad® using StudioLive Remote-AI, which is available free from the Apple App Store. SL Remote-AI is easy to use, provides control of almost every feature of the StudioLive—including Scene changes and Smaart®. And it looks and feels like an iPad app should.
We've given you a lot of sonic control with the StudioLive 32.4.2AI, Virtual StudioLive-AI, and StudioLive Remote-AI. It's only fair that we help you give the band control of their sound, too. With PreSonus' free QMix™-AI, each band member can control their own StudioLive 32.4.2AI aux (monitor) mix from an iPhone® or iPod® touch. QMix lets you adjust a single aux mix per iPhone. Select inputs and levels for your custom monitor mix, and then use the Wheel of Me to get, well… “more me”… quickly during performances.
What was then is now: complete store and recall—instantly
Two factors work against getting that Perfect Mix with an analog mixer. First, the Perfect Mix can be hard to reproduce a week, day, or hour after you perfect it. And second, a good mix should be dynamic: levels, effects, and EQ should be tailored to each song or segment of the show, service, or presentation. This adds up to a lot of settings to remember and reset at every performance. That's where the power of digital comes in: StudioLive lets you save all of your digital settings for quick setup and recall. Save Scenes that include every setting on the mixer or save just the Fat Channel settings. Copy-and-paste settings across multiple channels. Save individual DSP effects for ultimate ease, speed, and control. The StudioLive 32.4.2AI makes saving and recalling Scenes faster and more convenient than ever thanks to the Fat Channel’s six user-assignable Quick Scene buttons. These buttons allow you to create a Scene without storing it to permanent memory and giving it a name. This is especially useful when mixing multiple bands that you might not ever mix again. You can also use this to have important stored Scenes at your fingertips.
Recording made easy with Capture™
If you have a computer with FireWire S800 connection, you have a 34-track digital recorder instantly ready to capture your gig, church service, or presentation. That’s because StudioLive 32.4.2AI features a tightly integrated FireWire 800 interface that delivers up to 48 channels of recording and up to 34 channels of simultaneous playback. Each analog channel on your StudioLive can be set to record either pre- or post-Fat Channel signal processing, delivering total flexibility and power. Just two mouse clicks engages Capture™ recording software. When you install it on your laptop, it automatically “maps” to the outputs of the 32.4.2AI to automatically record all 32 input channels plus the stereo main mix.
- 32 mic/line inputs with high-headroom Class A XMAX mic preamps
- 4 subgroups
- stereo/mono main out
- 14 auxiliary mixes
- 48 in/34 out Firewire s800 digital recording interface
- Studio One Artist Digital Audio Workstation software
- Capture 2.0 Recording software
- QMix -AI aux-control software for iPhone and iPad touch
- Direct recording interface compatible with Logic, Nuendo, Cubase, Sonar, Digital Performer, Ableton Live, and more
- 60 Channel Strips
- 48v Phantom Power
- 4 subgroup buses
- 14 Aux sends
- 4 internal effects sends