Baton Rouge, LA (March 11, 2013)—PreSonus’s StudioLive 32.4.2AI 32-channel performance and recording digital mixer,is expected to be released in April.
New features in the desk are centered around Active Integration technology, including a dual-core computing engine said to provide more than 64 times the processing power and 10,000 times more RAM than the previous top-of-the-line StudioLive 24.4.2.
The consoleincludes 32 Class A XMAX mic preamps with individually switched phantom power (plus an XMAX preamp for the Talkback input with always-on phantom), 32 line inputs, 14 aux mixes, 4 subgroups with variable output delay, Fat Channel dynamics processing and parametric EQ, a 48×34 FireWire S800 audio interface, and more.
The new mixer’s use of Fat Channel features allows users to create two complete sets of EQ and dynamics settings for a channel and then make quick A/B comparisons with the Alt EQ/Dyn button. Also new in this model are six mute groups with All On/All Off switches and six user-assignable Quick Scene Recall buttons that let users load specified, saved mixer scenes. The StudioLive 32.4.2AI also sports four internal effects buses: two with reverb and two with delay effects.
The StudioLive 32.4.2AI sports an Ethernet port as well as a USB 2.0 port to host the included USB Wi-Fi LAN adapter for situations where a less powerful, ad hoc Wi-Fi network is sufficient. Using either wireless connection, the mixer can be directly controlled from a laptop or iPad, and the aux mixes can be controlled from an iPhone or iPod touch; a FireWire connection to a computer is not required.
A line of option cards will be available for the StudioLive 32.4.2AI in late 2013. Every option card comes equipped with dual FireWire S800 and S/PDIF stereo output, as well as Ethernet (for control only). Two cards that add Dante for audio networking and Thunderbolt for even faster digital transfers are in development.
StudioLive 32.4.2AI is integrated with updated versions of the same software suite introduced for the earlier StudioLive models: VSL-AI control/editor/librarian for Mac and Windows, SL Remote-AI wireless remote control for iPad, QMix-AI wireless aux-mix control for iPhone/iPod touch, Capture 2.0 preconfigured audio-recording software, and the Studio One Artist DAW.
PreSonus Audio Electronics