PreSonus CS18AI Ethernet/AVB Control Surface with 18-Touch Faders

Product #30253
In stock Ships Monday

PreSonus CS18AI Ethernet/AVB Control Surface with 18-Touch Faders

Product #30253 | SKU STUDIOLIVE CS18 AI
In stock Ships Monday

Product Features
  • For StudioLive RM Mixers & Studio One
  • 18x 100mm Touch-Sensitive Faders
  • Adjustable-Colour RGB Select Buttons
  • 16x Scribble Strip Display Indicators
  • 4.3" Colour Touch-Sensitive Display
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Sale Price $2,867.00

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The CS18AI Ethernet/AVB Control Surface with 18-Touch Faders from PreSonus is a compact, intuitive mixing solution for the StudioLive RM16AI and RM32AI rackmount digital mixers and Studio One digital audio workstation software (sold separately). It can be used to control up to 64 channels via Ethernet cable when paired with a PreSonus RM series rackmount mixer in applications for live stage, theatre, houses of worship, computer recordings, and more.

Some of the features of the CS18AI include eighteen RGB select buttons that can be customised to make it easier to identify different channels based on colour, and motorised touch sensitive faders that allow you to experience real time automation in your studio. In addition, you have 146 illuminated buttons, sixteen 64 x 96-pixel scribble strips, a touch-sensitive 4.3" LCD display and sixteen 11-segment LED level ladders.

With a simple Ethernet connection, the CS18AI becomes the control for Studio One software on your computer. You can get the performance of a big mixing console in a compact controller with a natural feel. It is a complete mix controller that gives you classic mixer control of compressors, EQs, effects, and workflows while still keeping the footprint compact.

Finally, use the two mic and two line inputs as sources for the talkback, digital return, or any channel on the RM mixers. The two returns are shared with the monitor line outputs and headphone output. They can be sourced from any output of the RM mixer including the solo bus, main mix, or any aux mixes.

Key Features

Sixteen 12-LED channel ladder level and Fat Channel displays, three 11-LED select channel level/compressor/gate displays, and 11-LED displays for main centre/mono, left and right

4.3" Colour Touch-Sensitive Display
Compressor (draw curve via touch), AEQ (draw curve via touch), gate (draw curve via touch) compressor (draw curve via touch), effects, scenes, markers edit, audio routing, channel presets and settings, talkback assign, four effects, mute/mix button with tap

Using traditional layers or with intuitive PreSonus filter DCA groups

Analogue I/O
Two remote XMAX mic preamps for talkback, room mic or other local inputs, two balanced 1/4" TRS line inputs, two XLR line outputs, stereo headphone output with level control, monitor control level control, 4-pin XLR lamp connection, and a footswitch input

Eighteen 100mm, touch-sensitive motorised faders

Studio Magic Plug-In Suite Included
Gives you access to seven useful plug-ins in VST, AU, and AAX formats, including the SPL Attacker (which uses the same algorithms as their Transient Designer), the Maag Audio EQ2 (which boasts a well-regarded, high-frequency air band useful for adding sparkles to vocals), a Lexicon reverb, an Eventide Harmoniser, an Eventide Stereo Room plug-in, and a bundle of physically modelled instruments from Arturia


System Requirements
General Internet connection
AVB compatible Ethernet connection
Internet connection for registration and software download
Mac Operating System: OS X 10.8 64-bit or later
Hardware: Intel Core i3 processor or better, 4 GB or more RAM (8 GB recommended)
Windows Operating Systems: Windows 7x 64/x86 SP1 or Windows 8x64/x86
Hardware Minimum: Intel Core i3 processor or better (Core i5 or faster recommended), 8 GB or more RAM
iOS Device Compatibility Operating System: iOS 7.03 or later
Hardware: iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad (3rd or 4th generation), iPad mini
Network Ethernet/AVB
Microphone Preamplifier XLR Female (via Combo), balanced Remote
Maximum Input Level +12 dBu, +/-0.5 dB (min. gain, 1 kHz @ 0.5% THD+N)
Gain Control Range 85 dB, +/-1 dB
Frequency Response A-D: 10 Hz to 40 kHz, +/-0.2 dB
Dynamic Range > 110 dB (min. gain, a-wtd)
> 105 dB (mid gain, unwtd)
THD+N < 0.005% (min. gain, a-wtd)
Input Impedance 1600 ohms
EIN < 128 dBu (+55 dB gain, 150Ω input, 20 Hz-22 kHz, a-wtd)
Common Mode Rejection > 55 dB (1 kHz, +55 dB gain)
Phantom Power +48V, +/- 3 V, > 8 mA per channel
Line Inputs
Type 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS female (via combo), balanced
Maximum Input Level +18 dBu, +/-0.5 dB (min. gain, 1 kHz@0.5% THD+N)
Frequency Response A-D: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +/-0.2 dB
Dynamic Range > 114 dB (min. gain, a-wtd)
> 105 dB (mid. gain, unwtd)
THD+N < 0.005% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, a-wtd)
Input Impedance 10 kOhms
Crosstalk < -80 dB (1 kHz, channel-to-channel)
Line Outputs
Type XLR male, impedance balanced
Maximum Output Level +18 dBu, +/-0.5 dB
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +/-0.2 dB
Dynamic Range > 112 dB (a-wtd)
THD+N < 0.005% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, un-wtd)
Output Impedance 51 ohms
Crosstalk < -80 (1 kHz, channel-to-channel)
Headphone Output
Type 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS female, stereo, unbalanced
Maximum Output Level 150 mW/channel @ 60 ohms
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +/-0.3 dB
Dynamic Range > 103 dB (a-wtd)
THD + N < 0.005% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, un-wtd)
Crosstalk < -80 dB (1 kHz, channel-to-channel)
Connector IEC
Input Voltage Range 100 to 230 V, 50-60 Hz
Power Requirements 200 W
Temperature Range 32 to 104˚F (0 to 40˚C)
Dimensions (L x W x H) 58.6 x 43.7 x 17.5 cm
Weight 10.43 kg)

In The Box

  • PreSonus CS18AI Ethernet/AVB Control Surface with 18-Touch Faders
  • Studio Magic Plug-In Suite (Download)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty


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  • Product: PreSonus CS18AI Ethernet/AVB Control Surface with 18-Touch Faders
  • Manufacturer: Presonus
  • RM Product #: 30253