Baton Rouge, LA (September 26, 2017) PreSonus has unveiled its latest StudioLive Series III digital mixers in rack form. These mixers can serve “as simple AVB stage boxes”—networkable via CAT5e or CAT6 Ethernet cable, “combination stage boxes and monitor mixers, or powerful standalone mixers,” offers the company.
The StudioLive 32R and StudioLive 24R offer 26 mix buses, including 16 FlexMixes, four dedicated subgroups, four internal effects buses/processors, and the stereo main mix bus. The StudioLive 16R has six FlexMixes, two effects buses, and the stereo main bus for a total of 10 mix buses. The StudioLive 32R and 24R have 24 Filter DCAs for controlling groups of channels; the smaller rack mixer offers eight Filter DCAs.
An AVB Ethernet connection enables users to network compatible computers and stream up to 55 (StudioLive 32R and 24R) or 32 (StudioLive 16R) channels of audio to and from a Mac or Windows PC. Further, 40x40 (StudioLive 32R and 24R) or 18x18 (StudioLive 16R) recording via USB 2.0 is available. Main L/R mix can be recorded directly to an onboard SD Card recorder, too; a separate 1 GB Ethernet port can connect to a wireless router or directly to a computer for remote control of all features via a wired or wireless connection.
Multitouch mixing is enabled by PreSonus’s free UC Surface touch-control software for Mac, Windows, Android tablet, and iPad OS. Virtual soundchecks can be entirely automated via UC Surface, while shows can be recorded via Capture for Mac and Windows, which is included. That, or users may record with PreSonus’ Studio One Artist DAW (also included) or with any software that supports ASIO or Core Audio. Meanwhile, musicians can control individual monitor mixes onstage with the free download QMix-UC, a monitor mixing app for iPhone, iPod touch, and Android devices.
PreSonus notes that its Studio Magic Plug-in Suite for Mac and Windows, including seven popular plug-ins in VST, AU, and AAX formats, is also available for multitrack mixing and production.