PreSonus StudioLive 32.4.2AI Digital Recording Console with Active Integration
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PreSonus StudioLive 32.4.2AI Digital Recording Console with Active Integration

Product #33143 | SKU STUDIOLIVE 32.4.2 AI
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32 Inputs, 4 Sub Groups, 14 Analog Buses
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The PreSonus StudioLive 32.4.2AI Digital Recording Console with Active Integration is designed for live sound reinforcement, live recording, and studio recording applications. The mixer is an integrated hardware and software system with dual digital Fat signal processing on every channel, recallable scene presets, virtual sound cheque, remote control using a Windows computer, Mac, or iPad, remote monitor mixing using an iPhone or iPod Touch, and all the software you need for live mixing, recording, and distributing your music online.

The unit features 32 input channels with +48V phantom powered XLR XMAX microphone preamplifiers and bypass-able balanced 1/4" TRS line-level inputs, a 48-In/34-Out FireWire s800 recording and playback interface with two FireWire ports, 14 auxiliary buses, 4 subgroups, a talkback button, and extensive LED metering. For outputs the mixer includes a balanced XLR mono output, a left and right pair of balanced stereo XLR main outputs, a left and right pair of balanced 1/4" TRS control-room outputs, a left and right stereo pair of RCA connectors for Tape output, an SPDIF out, and three balanced 25-pin D-sub pre-insert direct outputs.

For effects, the mixer features 32-bit floating point processing with 4-band parametric EQs, eighteen 31-band graphic EQs, high-pass filters, limiters, compressors, expander/gates with key listen and key filter, reverbs, and delays.

For mixing, each channel features a 100mm long-throw fader, military-grade quick-touch buttons for toggling effects, and rotary encoders for controlling functions such as the attack, ratio, and release of the compressor, the panning position of a channel, and the frequency setting of the equalisers or filters.

The mixer comes with Active Integration Virtual StudioLive advanced librarian/editor control software for a Windows computer or Mac: the StudioLive remote control application for Apple iPad (free from Apple App Store), the QMix remote auxiliary mix application for iPhone or iPod Touch (free from Apple App Store), Capture integrated multi-track-recording software, and Studio One digital audio workstation including 6GB of loops, plug-ins, and virtual instrument sounds.

Key Features

Active Integration

Synchronises StudioLive hardware and software ecosystem of sessions and settings over a wired or wireless network with 32-bit floating point DSP to improve workflow in live performance, live recording, mixing, and digital distribution

Network Connectivity

Allows you to connect mixer directly to a router via the included USB Wi-Fi LAN adapter or into a network switch via Ethernet port for wireless Wi-Fi or wired control of the mixer

XMAX Preamplifier

Utilises 30V power rails and discrete components in a Class-A circuit design to boost microphone signals by 400 times up to line level

Burr Brown A/D/A Conversion

Provides clean analogue-to-digital and digital-to-analogue conversion

Mixing-Surface Quick Scenes

Provides dedicated buttons on the mixer for quickly switching between different scenes of signal processing settings

Mixing-Surface Mute Groups

Provides 6 dedicated buttons on the mixer for muting and unmuting multiple channels and buses

OMAP L138 Processor

Provides 64 times the processing power and 10,000 times the RAM of previous StudioLive DSP

One-to-One Control

Enables direct control over the mixer without navigating layers of complicated submenus

Solo Modes

Allows latch solo for soloing multiple channels or buses at once, CR solo for patching solo bus to monitor bus, and radio solo for soloing one channel or bus at a time to speed up sound cheques

Quick Null

Allows you to zero-out any mixer parameter without nullifying the entire mix

Dual Fat-Channel Signal Processing

Each Fat-channel processor provides 4-band parametric AEQ, compressor, gate with sidechain key filter, and limiter on all 24 input channels with ability to do A/B comparisons between the two processors

Fat Channel Categories

Organises Fat channel signal processing settings into preset categories you can browse such as vocals, drums, etc

Capture 2.1 Live-Recording Software with Active Integration

Provides a digital multi-track hard-disk recording environment with 32-bit 96 kHz audio engine, stereo or multi-track workflow, and automated presets for recalling channel strips and auto-saving

Studio One Artist 2.6 DAW with Active Integration

Provides full-featured DAW for recording, editing, and mixing your music with Active Integration of Capture session labels and StudioLive mixer scenes and settings. The start page for Studio One now includes a Nimbit and Soundcloud dashboard, complete with fan and sales statistics

Nimbit Dashboard

Enables self publishing and paid distribution of music through, your own website, and integrated social-networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Nimbit allows you to sell tracks, tickets, and merchandise direct to fans, accept donations, gather email addresses, and overview stats about who is interested in your content

QMix-AI iPhone/iPod Touch Aux Mix App

Enables control of individual auxiliary artist mixes using an iPhone or iPod Touch with separate level controls for each element in the mix or a "Wheel of Me only" control for raising the level of one element while reducing the levels of all others. Active Integration enables direct control over mixes without having to route through a computer

StudioLive Remote-AI iPad App

Enables remote control of the entire mixer using a Windows computer, Mac, or iPad so you can adjust channel processing, gating, compression, equalisation, panning, effects, and channel levels from any position within the studio or venue. Active Integration enables direct control over the mixer using an iPad through a router without having to connect to a computer

Virtual StudioLive-AI

Enables universal and secure drag and drop control over the mixer using a Windows computer or Mac for channels, subgroups, auxiliary sends, main levels, mutes, solos, AEQ, and more. Active Integration enables synchronisation of channel-strip settings and labels between Virtual StudioLive software and StudioLive mixer

Virtual Sound Cheque

Allows you to pull up and playback a previously recorded rehearsal or performance so you can adjust the mixer to accommodate the acoustic characteristics of a room without needing the band to be present for the sound cheque

Smaart Measurement Technology

Provides real-time analysis, time-frequency spectrograph equalisation, and time alignment to correct for the acoustic characteristics of your room


Enables the replacement of the stock Ethernet/Firewire card with a Thunderbolt, an AVB, or a Dante Audio over Ethernet card


Number of Channels32
TypeBalanced XLR Female
Frequency ResponseTo Direct Output: 20 Hz to 40 kHz at ± 0.5 dBu
To Main Output: 20 Hz to 20 kHz at ± 0.5 dBu
Input Impedance1 kOhm
THDTo Direct Output: <0.007%, +4 dBu, 20 to 20,000 Hz unity gain, un-weighted
To Main Output: <0.005%, +4 dBu, 20 to 20,000 Hz, unity gain un-weighted
EIN+125 dB un-weighted, +130 dB A-weighted
S/N RatioTo direct output: 105 dB
To main output: 94 dB
Common Mode Rejection+65 dB
Gain Control-15 dB to +65 dB (± 1 dB)
Maximum Input Level+22 dBu
Phantom Power+48 VDC
Type1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS Female, balanced mono
Frequency ResponseTo direct outputs: 10 Hz to 40 kHz at 0/-0.5 dBu
To main outputs: 20 Hz to 20 kHz at ± 0.5 dBu
Input Impedance10 kOhms
THDTo direct output: <0.0007% +4 dBu, 20 to 20,000 Hz at unity gain un-weighted
To main output: <0.005% +4 dBu, 20 to 20,000 Hz, unity gain, un-weighted
S / N RatioTo direct output: 105 dB
To main output: 94 dB
Gain Control-20 dB to +20 dB
Maximum Input Level+22 dBu
TypeInputs: Balanced Mono 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS female
Maximum Input Level+22 dBu
InputInputs: 2 x Stereo balanced 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS pairs
Maximum Input Level+18 dBu
TypeMain Outputs:2 x balanced stereo XLR male
2 x balanced stereo 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS female
1 x balanced mono XLR male

Aux:1 x balanced mono 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS female

Subgroup:4 x balanced mono 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS female

Tape: 2 x unbalanced stereo RCA Female (pair)

Control room:2 x balanced stereo 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS female (pair)
Output LevelMain Outputs: +24 dBu

Aux: +18 dBu

Subgroup: +18 dBu

Tape: +18 dBu

Control room: +18 dBu
Output ImpedanceMain Outputs: 100 ohms

Aux: 100 ohms

Tape: 100 ohms

Control room: 100 ohms
CrosstalkInput to Output: -90 dBu
Adjacent Channels: -87 dBu
A/D ConvertorBurr Brown
D/A ConvertorBurr Brown
DSPOMAP L138 processor
GateKey listen: 2nd-order resonant bandpass
Q = 0.7
Off, 40 Hz to 16 kHz

Threshold Range: -84 dB to 0 dB

Gate Attenuation Range; -84 dB to 0 dB / infinity

Attack Time: 0.02s to 500 ms/ 0.5 ms

Release Time: 005 to 2 s

Expander Attenuation Range: 2:1
LimiterThreshold: -56 dB to 0 dB/-28 dBFS
Ratio: 8:1
Attack: 20 ms
Hold: 10 ms
Release: 20 ms
CompressorThreshold Range: -56 to 0 dB
Ratio: 1:1 to 14:1
Attack Time: 0.2 to 150 ms
Release Time: 40 to 1000 ms
Auto Attack: 10 ms
Auto Release: 150 ms
Curve Types: Hard and soft knee
Parametric EqualiserType: 2nd-order shelving filter (Q = 0.55)
Low (lowpass or bandpass): 36 to 465 Hz ± 15 dB
Low Mid: 90 to 1,200 Hz ±15 dB
High Mid: 380 to 5,000 Hz ±15 dB
High (highpass or bandpass): 1,400 to 18,000 Hz ±15 dB
Q: 0.1 to 4
Graphic AEQ31-Band 1/3 Octave Controls: Curve-fitting algorithm
Gain/Attenuation: ±15 dB
ADC Dynamic RangeA-weighted at 48 kHz: 118 dB
DAC Dynamic RangeA-weighted at 48 kHz: 118 dB
FirewireS800 at 800 Mb/s
Internal Processing32-bit, floating point
Sampling Rate44.1 and 48 kHz
Reference Level+18 dBu
Jitter<20 ps RMS(20 to 20,000 Hz)
Attenuation>60 dB (1 ns in approximately 1 ps out)
Input Voltage Range100 to 230 V at 50 to 60 Hz
Power Requirements200 W
Temperature Range32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Network Connectivity1 x Ethernet port for connecting to a network switch
1 x USB 2.0 port with Wi-Fi LAN adapter (included)
GeneralFor Virtual StudioLive

PreSonus Universal Control 1.5.3 or later
IEEE 1394 FireWire 800 port
Internet connection recommended
DVD-ROM drive
Internal or External 7200rpm storage drive highly recommended
Monitor with 1024 x 768 resolution
WindowsWindows Vista x64/x86 SP2, Windows 7 x64/x86 SP1, Windows 8 x64/x86
Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon X2 processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X4 or better recommended)
2 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
MacMac OS X 10.6.8 or later
Intel Core Duo processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or Core i3 or better recommended)
2 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
Dimensions (L x W x D)21.31 x 31.58 x 7.02" (54.13 x 80.21 x 17.82 cm)
Weight50.00 lb (22.68 kg)


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