PreSonus STUDIOLIVE 24.4.2AI 24 Channel Digital Mixer
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 Configurable networking and communications option cards ensure your investment won’t be outdated as new technologies emerge.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
- XLR mic and 1/4" line inputs
- High-headroom Class A XMAX mic preamplifiers
- Analog 1/4" inserts (rear panel)
- Trim control with –20 to +20 dBV line / -15 to +65 dBu mic gain range (80 dB!)
- 4 subgroup buses
- +48V phantom power switch for condenser microphones
- Digital Audio Input Select
- 100 mm precision faders
- Phase reverse, highpass filter, noise gate/expander, compressor, 4-band EQ, limiter—all with A/B and Quick Null
- 20 dedicated mix buses for easy configuration
- 10 aux buses
- 4 internal effects sends (two reverbs, two delay effects)
- Stereo Main bus
- 4 internal digital effects-processors (2 reverbs, 2 delays), each with 50 customizable presets
- Individual channel-strip setting storage
- Lockout mode to keep inspired amateurs from changing your settings
- Integrated software:
- Virtual StudioLive-AI bidirectional control/editor/librarian with Smaart Measurement Technology
- Studio One Artist Digital Audio Workstation software for Mac and Windows
- Capture multitrack 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
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 and 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!