PreSonus StudioLive 32.4.2AI Digital Mixer

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PreSonus StudioLive 32.4.2AI Digital Mixer

MPN: SL3242AI

What's In the Box?

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  • StudioLive 32.4.2AI
  • 6-foot (1.8 meter), 9-pin-to-9-pin FireWire s800 cable
  • IEC power cord
  • USB wireless LAN adapter
  • StudioLive Software Library containing:
    PreSonus Studio One Artist program DVD plus gigabytes of third-party content
    PreSonus Capture CD with demo sessions
  • StudioLive AI Software Library Reference Manual

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Digital mixing: the next generation
With a powerful user interface, unrivaled sound quality, amazing DSP performance, direct Wi-Fi and LAN communication, fast and intuitive workflow, onboard FireWire s800 interface, and tightly integrated software suite for Mac®, Windows®, and iOS®, StudioLive™ AI-series digital mixers create a streamlined working environment for both live and studio use.

Redesigned from the ground up, these state-of-the-art mixers provide analog workflow with extensive dual signal processing on every channel and bus and actively integrated software that solves real-world problems and lets you record and distribute what you mix. Configurable networking and communications option cards ensure your investment won’t be outdated as new technologies emerge.

In short, StudioLive AI-series mixers deliver the very best in digital mixing and recording technology and make it all incredibly intuitive and easy to learn and use.

The future is Active Integration™
StudioLive AI-series mixers start with all the strengths that made the first generation of StudioLive mixers famous: powerful, surface-driven interface; loads of DSP processing and analog I/O; and layerless mixing, thanks to dedicated mix buses. Then they push the technology to the next level. So while the three StudioLive AI-series mixers — the StudioLive 32.4.2AI, 24.4.2AI, and 16.4.2AI —look and feel much like their non-AI counterparts, they have been reengineered from the ground up with far more capabilities and computing power.

The difference is Active Integration™ (AI), a complete, networked, tightly integrated hardware/software ecosystem in which every touch point in the system communicates to enhance the user experience and solve practical problems in ways not previously possible.

Actively integrated software.
PreSonus StudioLive AI-series mixers are tightly integrated with an entire suite of free, state-of-the-art software that helps you mix and record better and have more fun doing it. No other digital mixer anywhere near this price class comes close with respect to software integration and features. In fact, most digital mixers in much higher price classes don’t come close.

Wi-Fi and wired networking.
PreSonus StudioLive™ AI-series digital mixers’ Active Integration™ technology includes powerful real-time, direct, wired and Wi-Fi remote control over a variety of features, using free Mac®, Windows®, and iOS® software. And unlike previous StudioLive mixers, you don’t need to have a Mac or PC attached to have wireless control!

Like all StudioLive mixers, every AI-series mixer integrates a multi-channel recording interface. Unlike previous StudioLive mixers, however, AI-series mixers are equipped with a continuously bidirectional FireWire s800 audio interface that is located on an option card, so you can swap it out and use the latest cutting-edge technologies, such as Thunderbolt, Dante, and AVB.

Safe, sane, and secure.
Powerful networking and wireless remote control is great—but what if someone tries to hack into your Wi-Fi system and take control of the show or some clown attempts to play FOH engineer when you step away from the mixing station? You can put the kibosh on that, thanks to the StudioLive AI mixer’s security features!

A gigantic console in a small package.
If a StudioLive AI mixer were an analog console, it would have 4-foot-long channel strips packed with knobs and buttons or it would require a massive outboard rack of expensive signal processors!

That's because each channel and bus has its own studio-grade compressor, limiter, gate/expander, and 4-band parametric equalizer. Each input channel, aux and FX bus also has a highpass filter, and input channels have polarity invert.

It all fits into one remarkable processing and routing section known as the Fat Channel.

Unlike most competing digital mixers, there are no limitations or compromises, no shared resources, no figuring out what processing is available where. You have all of the processing available at all times.

Because StudioLive AI mixers have so much more processing power and blazing-fast RAM than previous StudioLive models, you can create two complete sets of EQ and dynamics-processor settings for every channel and bus and then make quick A/B comparisons at the touch of the Alt EQ & Dyn button. Does your guitar player use a Strat for some songs and Les Paul for others? Don’t use up two channels, create two completely different Fat Channel settings for each guitar and access them with the press of a button before he’s got the next guitar strap on.

It’s like having two complete channel strips on every input and output—but simpler and more efficient!

Effects you'd expect from a $600 stand-alone processor. Or two.
You get four programmable, 32-bit, stereo DSP effects engines—two of them loaded with reverbs and two armed with delay effects that you can really use. Each stereo processor has its own dedicated internal FX bus, and you can use all four all of the time without compromising other resources.

The reverbs are so rich and detailed that you feel like you're there. Delays are precise. Slap echo sounds like old-school tape effects. And all 50 preset effects have easy-to-use parameter adjustments, tap tempo, store, recall, and Scene selection for ultimate creative flexibility.

Plentiful graphic EQ.
With StudioLive AI-series mixers, you get graphic EQ on every aux bus and on the mains—all at the same time, without compromising other resources. In addition, each graphic EQ has an A/B option, so you can, for example, boost the bass for a rock band and then switch over to a “smiley face” for intermission program music.

Connect to VSL-AI over a FireWire connection, and you can use the Smaart Spectra™ Spectrograph and RTA and StudioLive EQs to quickly kill feedback building up in floor wedges before the musicians even notice it!

A wealth of dedicated analog I/O.
View the rear of a StudioLive AI-series mixer, and you’ll see a familiar jackfield, with individual XLR mic and ¼” line inputs and TRS insert points on every channel, along with a wealth of other dedicated inputs and outputs. Every input channel and bus send has its own dedicated jack—no sharing, no compromises.

Inside, it's pure PreSonus.
Getting a great-sounding mix depends partly on your skill (assisted by StudioLive’s ease of use, features, and integrated software) and partly how good the mixer’s microphone preamps and converters are, how clean the signal path is, and how well the algorithms perform.

That's why you should choose a digital mixer made by PreSonus, a company already famous for its analog mic preamps, pristine digital interfaces, and well-regarded signal processors. And because StudioLive AI mixers were redesigned from the ground up, they sound even better than their predecessors.

The StudioLive’s XMAX™ Class A preamplifiers deliver more headroom, deeper lows, smoother highs, and a richer overall sound than the preamps found in competing mixers. High-headroom, 32-bit floating-point processing is used for all digital mixing. The high-end Burr-Brown digital converters on every input and output are state-of-the art, with 118 dB dynamic range.

The StudioLive AI mixer’s synchronization to your computer is stable and robust, thanks to JetPLL™ synchronization technology, resulting in great stereo separation and clear, transparent audio.

The ease of analog meets the power of digital.
Among the employees of PreSonus, there are more band members than you can shake a mic stand at. All of us have lived with conventional mixers for years. And many of us have struggled with the less-than-intuitive interfaces of earlier digital mixers, with their bank switching, layers, nested menus, etc. Many of today’s digital mixers have the same problems.

When you’re mixing a live event or have an artist in the studio, you need to be able to work quickly. So when we designed StudioLive, one of our primary goals was to provide a familiar interface that would keep all critical controls visible and accessible —not buried inside multiple menus. And the few times you do need to access a menu, StudioLive AI-series mixers quickly get you to the page you need.

To ensure you can hear just what you need to hear instantly, with minimal fuss, we paid close attention to solos and mutes. These features have been considerably enhanced in StudioLive AI-series mixers.

All StudioLive AI mixers offer backlit Mute buttons for each channel and aux. The StudioLive 32.4.2AI adds a feature that makes the mutes even more useful: six mute groups with All On and All Off buttons. But we didn’t leave StudioLive 24.4.2AI and 16.4.2AI users out in the cold: VSL-AI provides mute groups even when the mixing surface doesn’t!

Complete store and recall—instantly.
Two factors work against getting that Perfect Mix with an analog mixer. First, the Perfect Mix can be hard to reproduce a week, day, or hour after you perfect it. And second, a good mix should be dynamic: levels, effects, and EQ should be tailored to each song or segment of the show, service, or presentation. This adds up to a lot of settings to remember and reset at every performance.

That's where the power of digital comes in: StudioLive lets you save all of your digital settings for quick setup and recall. Unlike some digital mixers, StudioLive makes it very quick and easy.

The StudioLive 32.4.2AI makes saving and recalling scenes even faster and more convenient with six user-assignable Quick Scene buttons. We added Quick Scenes to VSL-AI for StudioLive 24.4.2AI and 16.4.2AI users too; with Active Integration, StudioLive AI-series mixers aren’t limited to how many buttons will fit on the control surface.

To further ease and speed your workflow, we’ve included a whole library of individual channel settings as starting points for optimizing the sound of instruments, vocals, and spoken word. New in StudioLive AI-series mixers, these presets, as well as your custom settings, can be organized and browsed by category so you can quickly find your favorite vocal preset without scrolling through horn and guitar presets. An Automatic AutoStore feature regularly saves your current settings in case the power fails.

Which StudioLive is best for you?
Why choose the StudioLive 32.4.2AI rather than the StudioLive 24.4.2AI, StudioLive 16.4.2AI, or StudioLive 16.0.2?

The StudioLive 32.4.2AI is the new top-of-the-line, and in most respects, it is very similar to the StudioLive 24.4.2AI and 16.4.2AI. The most obvious differences are that the 32.4.2AI has more channels and aux buses than the other two AI-series models. It’s also the only StudioLive mixer with Quick Scenes and mute groups available from the mixing surface. (The StudioLive 24.4.2AI and 16.4.2AI have these features in VSL-AI.) There are a few other differences, as well.

If your needs and budget are more modest, consider the StudioLive 16.0.2 rather than a StudioLive AI-series mixer. The 16.0.2 doesn’t have the power of Active Integration but it’s inexpensive, compact, lightweight, and ultra-portable. Furthermore, it has a cool feature that no other StudioLive mixer offers: MIDI.

You've read the book. Now see the movies.
We've provided plenty of written material about StudioLive. In addition, you can go to the Media tab at the upper section of this page and watch a whole series of instructional videos showing StudioLive mixers in church, club, and studio applications. Video blogs go into detail about various powerful StudioLive features. And we regularly add new videos.

Reading about the StudioLive AI series is a good start but nothing beats actually getting your hands on one, so visit your nearest PreSonus dealer today. Use our Where to Buy section to locate your nearest PreSonus dealer.

You'll see what we mean about intuitive ease-of-use. You'll hear what we mean about Class A preamps, rich DSP effects, and overall sound quality. You’ll experience the power and potential of actively integrated, state-of-the-art software and wireless connectivity.

And when you have seen and heard for yourself, you'll understand why your new mixer should be a PreSonus StudioLive AI — the most exciting small-format digital mixing and recording systems on the planet.

Manufacturer PreSonus
Condition New
Product Type Live Sound/Recording Digital Mixer
Channels 32
Inputs (32) XLR - Mic Input (Ch 1-32)
(32) 1/4" TRS - Line Input (Ch 1-32)
(1) XLR - Talkback Mic
(1) RCA Stereo - Tape In
Outputs (2) XLR - Main Output (L,R)
(2) 1/4" TRS - Main Output (L,R)
(1) XLR - Main Output (Mono)
(2) 1/4" TRS - Control Room (L,R)
(3) DB25 Balanced Direct Out (Ch 1-8, 9-16, 17-24)
(2) FireWire S800 ports
(1) S/PDIF
(1) 1/4" Headphones
Power N/A
Effects 4 internal digital effects-processors (2 reverbs, 2 delays), each with 50 customizable presets
Fat Channel including: Phase reverse, HPF, 4-band parametric EQ, Gate, Compressor, Limiter
Aux/Effect Sends (14) 1/4" Aux Outputs
(4) 1/4" TRS Aux Inputs (A: L/Mono,R; B: L/Mono,R)
Channel Inserts (32) 1/4" Insert (Ch 1-32)
Phantom Power Ch 1-32 (48V)
Main EQ 31-band Graphic Equalizers
Channel EQ 4-band Fully Parametric Equalizer
Busses/Groups 4 Subgroups
Faders 100mm Long-throw Faders
Rackmountable No
Computer Connectivity Yes
Width 31.58"
Depth 21.31"
Height 7.02"
Product Weight 50 lbs
Unique Features 40 in x 26 out FireWire s800 recording interface (24-bit/44.1 kHz and 48 kHz)
USB 2.0 port and Wi-Fi LAN adapter for wireless communications
High-def A-D converters (118 dB dynamic range)
Unlimited-headroom, 32-bit floating point, digital mixing

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PreSonus Limited Warranty

PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc., warrants this product to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year from the date of original retail purchase. This warranty is enforceable only by the original retail purchaser. To be protected by this warranty, the purchaser must complete and return the enclosed warranty card within 14 days of purchase. During the warranty period PreSonus shall, at its sole and absolute option, either repair or replace, free of charge, any product that proves to be defective on inspection by PreSonus or its authorized service representative. To obtain warranty service, the purchaser must first call or write PreSonus at the address and telephone number printed below to obtain a Return Authorization Number and instructions of where to return the unit for service. All inquiries must be accompanied by a description of the problem. All authorized returns must be sent to the PreSonus repair facility postage prepaid, insured, and properly packaged. PreSonus reserves the right to update any unit returned for repair. PreSonus reserves the right to change or improve the design of the product at any time without prior notice. This warranty does not cover claims for damage due to abuse, neglect, alteration, or attempted repair by unauthorized personnel and is limited to failures arising during normal use that are due to defects in material or workmanship in the product. Any implied warranties, including implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited in duration to the length of this limited warranty. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you. In no event will PreSonus be liable for incidental, consequential, or other damages resulting from the breach of any express or implied warranty, including, among other things, damage to property, damage based on inconvenience or on loss of use of the product, and, to the extent permitted by law, damages for personal injury. Some states do not allow the exclusion of limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state. This warranty only applies to products sold and used in the United States of America. For warranty information in all other countries please refer to your local distributor.

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