Baton Rouge, LA (September 3, 2013)—Set to be released in the third and fourth quarter of 2013, PreSonus has announced a trio of StudioLive AI hardware/software digital mixing and recording systems: the 32-channel StudioLive 32.4.2AI, with 24 dedicated mix buses; 24-channel StudioLive 24.4.2AI, with 20 dedicated mix buses; and 16-channel StudioLive 16.4.2AI, with 16 dedicated mix buses.
The desks feature Burr-Brown A/D/A converters and new DSP architecture based on the 64-bit Studio One audio engine; DSP; Wi-Fi and LAN communication; an onboard FireWire s800 interface; and a software suite for Mac, Windows, and iOS.
All signal processing—Fat Channel processing, reverb and delay effects, graphic EQs, the works—is available on all channels and buses at all times.
The desks are based around PreSonus’ “Active Integration,” the idea being a networked, integrated family of products. In StudioLive AI-series digital mixers, Active Integration technology provides wireless or wired (Ethernet) remote control over nearly every feature, using the StudioLive AI Software Library for Mac, Windows, and iOS, which is included free with StudioLive AI-series mixers. The new mixers sport a FireWire s800 interface and an Ethernet control port on an upgradeable card that can be swapped for optional Dante, AVB, or Thunderbolt.
The StudioLive AI Software Library has been redesigned for the Active Integration platform and includes the latest versions of PreSonus’ integrated software bundle for Mac and Windows: Capture 2.1 multitrack-recording software, Studio One Artist 2.6 DAW, and Virtual StudioLive-AI editor/librarian/control software with Smaart Measurement Technology. In addition, StudioLive Remote-AI control software for iPad and QMix-AI aux-mix control for iPhone/iPod touch will be available free from the Apple App Store.
Also, the Studio One DAW has been updated to version 2.6, adding Nimbit and SoundCloud dashboards to the Start page, extended hardware-controller support, metronome enhancements,and more.