PreSonus StudioLive 32.4.2AI Digital 32-Channel Mixer with Active Integration DSP

PreSonus
SKU: PSSL3242AI MFR: STUDIOLIVE 32.4.2AI
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About PreSonus

The StudioLive 32.4.2AI Digital 32-Channel Mixer with Active Integration DSP from PreSonus features 32 XLR mic inputs, 32 TRS line inputs, 32 XMAX microphones preamplifiers, 32 send/return inserts and a grand total of 37 long-throw 100mm faders. The mixer also features 14 Aux outputs, 4 submixes, 4 internal effects busses with detailed reverbs and delays, 6 mute groups and 8 mix scenes.

PreSonus's latest technology, Active Integration, runs on an advanced built-in computer system, helping each stage of your signal chain work together. Each channel's signal chain begins with a gain knob, an on/off Phantom power button and an optional recording buss send. From there, you can route the channel to each of the 14 aux busses pre- or post fader. Then your signal enters the virtual "Fat" channel strip, where you can perfect it with a polarity switch, high-pass filter, gate (frequency-controlled option), compressor, limiter and 4-band parametric equalizer-not to mention that at the press of a button, you can A/B your channel settings with the flat signal or another group of settings. You can then pan, assign to subgroups and manipulate the fader. This functionality can be applied to all 32 channels.

The previous paragraph mentioned a recording buss send. In addition to all its live sound features, the StudioLive 32.4.2 sports an integrated 48 input / 34 output FireWire 800 audio interface, which supports resolution up to 24-bit/48 kHz. It also includes a large software bundle, featuring PreSonus Capture 2.0 computer software for live recording. Capture 2.0 has powerful tools, including record-lock, user-definable auto-save, a 1-minute pre-record buffer and file recovery.

The StudioLive mixer has a separate digital 31-band graphic EQ available on each of the 14 Aux busses and one for the main outputs, allowing you to custom-tailor each monitor mix to the needs of the player, as well as perfect the mains to suit the room.

The StudioLive 32.4.2 has a few additional connectivity features. An extra XMAX preamplifier provides a talkback mic input, which can be routed to any buss. There are analog RCA tape inputs and outputs, control room outputs, a S/PDIF output and both XLR and TRS main outputs. Additionally, the StudioLive has 4 DB25 outputs, providing individual pre-insert balanced direct outputs for all 32 inputs.

PreSonus Features

  • 33 mic high-headroom Class A XMAX mic preamplifiers (32 channels plus Talkback)
  • 32 balanced TRS line inputs
  • 4 subgroups
  • Stereo/mono main out
  • 14 auxiliary mixes
  • 48-in/34-out FireWire S800 digital recording interface (24-bit/44.1 kHz and 48 kHz)
  • Studio One Artist Digital Audio Workstation software for Mac and Windows
  • Capture 2.0 recording software for Mac and Windows
  • StudioLive Remote-AI mixer-control software for iPad available free from Apple App Store
  • QMix-AI aux-control software for iPhone and iPod touch available free from Apple App Store
  • Direct recording interface compatible with Logic, Nuendo, Cubase, Sonar, Digital Performer, Ableton Live and more
  • 60 channel strips
  • Trim control with -20 to +20 dBV line/-15 to +65 dBu mic gain range (80dB!)
  • +48V phantom power switch for condenser microphones
  • Digital Audio Input Select
  • 100 mm precision faders
  • Lighted Solo and Mute buttons
  • 6 mute groups with All On/All Off switches
  • Access to Fat Channel functions
  • 15-LED ladder metering + clip LED
  • Analog 1/4" insert (rear panel)
  • High-pass filter: -6 dB/oct., sweepable from Off to 1 kHz (main channels and aux's only)
  • Gate: Threshold: 0 to -84 dB; Attack: 0.02 to 500 ms; Release: 0.05 to 2 sec; Bandpass Key Filter: 40 Hz to 16 kHz; second-order resonant bandpass filter Q (0.7) with Key Listen function
  • 32 pre-insert, balanced direct outputs, Ch. 1-8, 9-16, 17-24, 25-32 (DB25 sockets)

PreSonus Specifications

Microphone Connection Type
32 x XLR balanced
Microphone Frequency Response
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.5 dBu to Main Outputs
20 Hz to 40 kHz ±0.5 dBu to Direct outputs
Microphone Impedance
1k Ohms balanced
Microphone THD
< 0.005%, +4 dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, unity gain, unweighted
Microphone Equivalent Input Noise
+125 dB unweighted, +130 dB A-weighted (to Direct Outputs)
Microphone Signal-to-Noise Ratio
-97 dB to Direct Outputs
-94 dB to Main Outputs
Microphone Common Mode Rejection Ratio
+65 dB
Microphone Gain Range
-16 dB to +67 dB, ±1 dB
Microphone Maximum Input Level
+16 dBu at unity gain
Microphone Phantom Power
+48V, switchable per channel
Line Inputs Connection Type
32 x 1/4" TRS balanced
Line Inputs Frequency Response
10 Hz to 40 kHz, +0/-0.5 dBu to Direct Outputs
20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.5 dBu to Main Outputs
Line Inputs Impedance
10k Ohms
Line Inputs THD
Direct Outputs: < 0.0007%, +4 dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, unity gain, unweighted
Main Outputs: < 0.005%, +4 dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, unity gain, unweighted
Line Inputs Signal-to-Noise Ratio
-105 dB to Direct Outputs
-94 dB to Main Outputs
Line Inputs Gain Range
-20 to +20 dB, ±1 dB
Line Maximum Input Level
+22 dBu at unity gain
Connection Type
2 x XLR balanced (1 x L/R)
2 x 1/4" TRS balanced (1 x L/R)
Output Level
+24 dBu
Impedance
100 Ohms
AUX Inputs
4 x 1/4" TRS balanced (2 x L/R)
Maximum input level: +22 dBu
AUX Outputs
14 x 1/4" TRS balanced
Rated output level: +18 dBu
Impedance: 100 Ohms
Subgroup Outputs
4 x 1/4" TRS balanced
Rated output level: +18 dBu
Impedance: 100 Ohms
Control Room Outputs
2 x 1/4" TRS balanced (1 x L/R)
Rated output level: +18 dBu
Impedance: 100 Ohms
Tape I/O
2 x RCA phono - Tape Inputs (1 x L/R)
Maximum input level: +22 dBu
2 x RCA phono - Tape Outputs (1 x L/R)
Rated output level: +18 dBu
Impedance: 100 Ohms
Crosstalk
Input to Output (Ref = +4 dBu, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, unweighted) -90 dBu
Adjacent Channels (Ref = +4 dBu, 20 Hz-20 kHz, unwtd) -87 dBu
A/D Conversion
Dynamic Range (A-weighted, 48 kHz) 118 dB
D/A Conversion
Dynamic Range (A-weighted, 48 kHz) 118 dB
FireWire 800 Port
2 x IEEE 1394b at 800 Mb/S
Internal Processing
32-bit, floating point
Sampling Rate
44.1, 48 kHz
Bit Depth
24-bit
Reference Level
-18 dBu for 0 dBFS
Clock Jitter
Jitter: < 20 ps RMS (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
Jitter Attenuation: > 60 dB (1 ns in = 1 ps out)
Gate
Noise Gate / Expander:
Threshold range: -84 dB to 0 dB
Attack time: 0.02 S to 500 mS / 0.5 mS
Release time: 0.05 S to 2 S
Expander attenuation range: 2:1
Gate attenuation range: -84 dB to 0 dB / infinity
Key listen filter: 2nd-order resonant bypass; Q=0.7; OFF, 40 Hz to 16 kHz
Limiter
Limiter:
Threshold: -28 dBFS
Ratio: infinity:1
Attack: 20 mS
Hold: 10 mS
Release: 20 mS
Compressor
Compressor:
Threshold range: -56 dB to 0 dB
Ratio: 1:1 to 14:1
Attack time: 0.2 mS to 150 mS
Release time: 40 mS to 1,000 mS
Auto attack and release: 10 mS / 150 mS
Compression curve types: hard and soft knee
Parametric Equalizer
EQ:
Type: 2nd-order shelving filter (Q = 0.55)
Low (lowpass or bandpass): 36 to 465 Hz, ±15 dB
Low mid: 90 Hz to 1.2 kHz, ±15 dB
High mid: 380 Hz to 5 kHz, ±15 dB
High (highpass or bandpass): 1.4 kHz to 18 kHz, ±15 dB
Q: 0.1 to 4 / Low Q= 0.55, Hi Q=2.0
Graphic EQ
GEQ:
31-Band 1/3rd octave controls: Curve-fitting algorithm
Gain / attenuation: ±15 dB
Mac System Requirements
Mac OS X 10.7.2 or later
Intel Core Duo processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or Core i3 or better recommended)
2GB RAM (4GB or more recommended)
Windows System Requirements
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)
2GB RAM (4GB or more recommended)
Additional System Requirements
Available FireWire S800 (IEEE 1394b) port
Internet connection recommended
DVD-ROM drive
Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended
1024 x 768 display resolution
Power Connector
IEC
Input Voltage Range
90 to 240V, 50-60 Hz
Power Requirements
100W continuous
Operating Temperature Range
32 to 104deg.F (0 to 40deg.C)
Dimensions (LxWxH)
21.31x25.19x7.02" (541.27x639.80x178.21 mm)
Weight
50 lbs (22.68 kg)
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