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PreSonus StudioLive 24.4.2AI
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Overview

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.

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.

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.

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.

FEATURES:

24 input 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.

  • 40 in x 26 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

  • 20 dedicated mix buses for easy configuration

  • 10 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

Ten 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: 24 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

  • Noise gate/expander, compressor, 4-band EQ, limiter 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 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

Four internal digital effects-processors (two reverbs, two delays), each with 50 customizable presets

Twelve 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:

    • 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 menus
    • Channel Info page with custom naming
    • GEQ Select
  • 2-digit Channel Selected display

    • 24 main inputs, each with XLR mic, ¼" line, and ¼" inserts
    • 2 ¼" balanced stereo (L/R) aux inputs
    • 1 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
    • ¼" balanced stereo (L/R) main outputs
    • XLR mono output with level control
    • ¼" balanced stereo (L/R) control-room outputs
    • ¼" headphone output
    • 4 ¼" balanced subgroup outputs
    • 10 ¼" balanced aux outputs
    • 24 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
      • 2 FireWire S800 ports (fully compatible with Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter)
  • Optional Networking 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 available free from Apple 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

  • Optional dust covers available

 

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