With its incredible signal-processing power on every channel, easy store and recall of every setting, and the ability to record it all with just two mouse clicks, a StudioLive mixer will spoil you fas... Read More
With its incredible signal-processing power on every channel, easy store and recall of every setting, and the ability to record it all with just two mouse clicks, a StudioLive mixer will spoil you fast. Easier to use, better sounding, and flawlessly integrated with state-of-the-art software, it delivers the most creative environment possible for both live performance and studio music production. The 32-channel, 14-aux PreSonus StudioLive 32.4.2AI starts with all the strengths of previous StudioLive models-and then pushes the technology to the next level.
StudioLive 32.4.2AI is built with next-generation Active Integration technology that adds unprecedented power for mixing consoles in this price class. So while the 32.4.2AI looks and feels much like its non-AI counterparts it has with far more computing power, which makes possible some very useful new features.
For starters, you get twice as many internal effects buses and 31-band graphic EQs. We've added six mute groups and user-assignable Quick Scene buttons. You'll love the ability to create two complete sets of EQ and dynamics settings for a channel or bus and then make quick A/B comparisons at the touch of a button.
A built-in 48x34 FireWire S800 interface is standard equipment but Thunderbolt and Ethernet (Dante) cards are expected by the end of 2013. A dedicated USB 2 port and included Wi-Fi LAN adapter lets you control the mixer wirelessly-even without a Mac or Windows PC.
Of course, you get the latest version of our tightly integrated software bundle, including updated Capture 2.0 recording software, Studio One Artist DAW, and Virtual StudioLive-AI editor/librarian/control software with Smaart Measurement Technology. StudioLive Remote-AI for iPad and QMix-AI for iPhone/iPod touch will both be available free from the Apple App Store. The deeper you dig into the StudioLive 32.4.2AI's capabilities, the more you will realize that the future of digital mixing starts here and now.
Products that sense each other, interact and work together via wireless and wired communication, feature 32-bit floating-point DSP and seamlessly integrated software, and run on powerful CPUs is the coming wave of live audio. PreSonus has realized this dream with its new Active Integration technology. Thanks to Active Integration, the StudioLive 32.4.2AI mixer has 64 times the processing power and an incredible 10,000 times more RAM than the StudioLive 24.4.2.
A quick look at the StudioLive 32.4.2AI reveals a now-familiar, user-friendly mixing surface. It sports 100 mm faders for the 32 channels, 4 subgroups, and main bus. As with all StudioLive mixers, convenient knobs and buttons abound, and all core mixing features are immediately accessible from the mixing surface, without using the LCD, providing an intuitive, analog-like user experience.
The unique Fat Channel section delivers a compressor, limiter, gate/expander, and four-band fully parametric EQ on every channel, bus, and subgroup, plus a high-pass filter and polarity invert for each channel-not to mention routing, panning, and Scene and setting store and recall.
Select buttons assign the channels, buses, and subgroups to the Fat Channel for processing and routing. There's a Talkback section, Cue section, and extensive metering.
And of course you get aux buses-14 of them-and 32-bit floating-point stereo reverb and delay on dedicated buses-two of each.
View the rear, and you'll see a familiar StudioLive jackfield, with XLR mic and ¼" inputs and TRS insert points on every channel, along with a wealth of other inputs and outputs. A pair of FireWire ports-FireWire S800, rather than the FireWire 400 ports found on the StudioLive 24.4.2, 16.4.2, and 16.0.2-provides wired networking to a Mac or PC, with options for Thunderbolt and Ethernet (Dante). Stereo S/PDIF digital outputs-check! Analog direct channel outputs on DB25 connectors-check! Obviously, flexible connectivity is no problem.
The audio quality, as always with PreSonus, is first rate. Like all StudioLive models, StudioLive 32.4.2 offers PreSonus' widely lauded Class A XMAX mic preamps and top-notch converters with 118 dB of dynamic range. Reviewers have raved about the high quality of StudioLive mixers' dynamics processing, EQ, high-pass filters, and effects. The only difference with the StudioLive 32.4.2 is that PreSonus has given you even more of them.
The 32.4.2AI is a StudioLive, but it's a major step beyond previous StudioLive mixers.
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Rick,(Presonus) I sent you a picture of the new Studiolive 32.4.2 we installed at the church I attend, The Rock Community, in Fair Haven, Michigan. We replaced a Yamaha LS9 with the SL 32.4.2, I thought the biggest difference would be more of a functional difference as there are features in the SL 32 that we would need to spend at last another $1000 to get and it still feature wise wouldn't quite match the SL 32.4.2. Again I though it would be ore of a lateral move, however WOW, not only was I surprised at the quality of the sound overall improvement to me (trained audio engineer) and to the musicians who also could hear a qualitative difference through the MyMix in ear monitors system (another great, audio tool and a fantastic partnering) but there also were a number of the people in the congregation that came to me after service, and made unsolicited comments of praise as to the quality of the sound. I will be doing some training for our church (I am the staff Audio Tech) as well as opening it up to other churches that either have the SL console or considering the SL 32.4.2 console for the audio system. I also do installs and consulting for the churches in the Great Lakes Region and whether it is a new plant/launch or an established church that wants to make the move to digital from analog I highly recommend The Presonus Studiolive 32.4.2 or one of the new AI Studiolive consoles, I have worked on consoles costing ten times the price of the SL both live and in the studio and I am sure there will be many that would want to debate the issue but if the would let there ears and ease of use guide you instead of name prestige and hype you would find it hard to beat the Presonus SL consoles in any price bracket. Thank you Rick and tank you Presonus. All The Best Loren ? NuVox Production, Inc