Presonus StudioLive 24.4.2AI 24 Ch Digital Mixing System  From Presonus

24 Ch Digital Mixing System with Active Integration

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Manufacturer's Description from Presonus

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 Configurable networking and communications option cards ensure your investment won’t be outdated as new technologies emerge.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.

Active Integration products combine powerful 32-bit floating-point DSP, wireless and wired networking, USB 2.0 connectivity, and proprietary software to solve real-world live sound and studio problems. PreSonus leads the industry in hardware/software integration, and Active Integration takes this concept to a new level, offering high-end capabilities that have never been available before.

Current Active Integration products employ cutting-edge OMAP™ L138 processors — a whole computer on a chip. These 32-bit, 96 kHz multi-stream CPUs operate at 350 MHz and feature an operating system, 100 Mb Ethernet communications, USB 2.0 and 1.1, and lavish amounts of high-speed RAM.

In PreSonus StudioLive™ AI-series digital mixers, Active Integration technology includes powerful Wi-Fi remote control over a variety of features, using free Mac®, Windows®, and iPad® software. In addition, Active Integration enables standard Ethernet communications and optional Dante and AVB networking, making possible extremely flexible, powerful, networked systems.

Thanks to Active Integration, the StudioLive AI-series mixers have 64 times the processing power and an incredible 10,000 times more RAM than the previous top-of-the-line StudioLive 24.4.2. This makes possible an extended feature set, including twice as many internal effects buses, and the ability to create two complete sets of EQ and dynamics settings for a channel and then make quick A/B comparisons at the touch of a button. The powerful CPU inside each StudioLive AI mixer lets us take advantage of key parts of the highly regarded Studio One audio engine. We're able to use the same 64-bit coefficients for the summing engine, EQ, and dynamics. Basically, we've actively integrated the things that make Studio One sound so good into these mixers. The result is a bigger sound, better stereo imaging, and more detailed audio. With Active Integration, new features and enhancements can be added in future firmware and software updates—and PreSonus has earned a reputation for regularly supplying such updates in its digital products.

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

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About Manufacturer

PreSonus Corporation, a developer of audio technologies for the professional and semi-professional digital audio markets, was founded in 1995 and presently has an active distribution network in place that reaches over 20 million audio consumers. PreSonus also manages a high traffic website, www.presonus.com that is experiencing over 100,000 hits per month. The Company has released 18 professional audio products that have shipped to over 41 countries. Presonus has received the Electronic Musician Magazine Editor's Choice Award for four different products. The Company's products have also been nominated several times for MIX Magazine's Technical Excellence in Creativity Awards (TEC). In all, over 150,000 PreSonus products are in use around the world. The Company's primary objective is to leverage its research and development ability, intellectual property portfolio, expertise in manufacturing, well respected brand, and established distribution channels to continue swift growth in revenue and profitability. PreSonus has exhibited consistent growth of an average of 48.6% per year over the past six years and predicts continued double digit growth rates for the next three years. PreSonus was founded on the precept of research and development in new technologies and discovery and exploitation of emerging multi-media markets. The Company has passed the 'proof of concept' stage and is presently utilizing its proprietary designs and patents to expand product offerings. PreSonus has extensive relationships in the music, technology, Internet, manufacturing and consumer electronics industries as well as a highly respected professional audio brand - PreSonus Audio Electronics. Competencies necessary to promote and support digital audio technology include qualified personnel in research, engineering, manufacturing, music and marketing as well as direct experience with branding and business development. PreSonus has developed a talented staff and exceptional reputation and is poised to take advantage of the burgeoning digital audio and digital media consumer markets.

Specifications

  • 24 mic/line inputs with high-headroom Class A XMAX™ mic preamplifiers
  • 4 subgroups
  • Stereo/mono main out
  • 20 auxiliary mixes
  • 40-in/26-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
  • 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 ¼" insert (rear panel)
  • 4 internal effects sends (two reverbs, two delay effects)
  • 12 31-band graphic equalizers
  • Scene Store and Recall
  • Lockout mode to keep inspired amateurs from changing your settings