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PreSonus Debuts StudioLive AVB Live Mix Systems

Packages include one or two StudioLive RM-series rack mixers, Ethernet/AVB control surface, and integrated control, recording, and production software

By PSW Staff January 25, 2016

PreSonus StudioLive AVB 48AI mix system.

At the 2016 NAMM Show in Anaheim, PreSonus unveiled its new StudioLive AVB mix systems, which combine one or two StudioLive RM-series rack mixers, a StudioLive CS18AI Ethernet/AVB control surface, and integrated control, recording, and production software.

Scalable, recallable, networked over AVB Ethernet, and tightly integrated with included software, the StudioLive AVB Mix Systems puts I/O in an onstage, rack-mount mixing system with an integrated recording interface, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet networking.

Also provided is a control surface at front-of-house with 18 touch-sensitive, motorized faders and 4×2 I/O.

Four systems are available:

—StudioLive AVB 16AI with one StudioLive RM16AI mixer
—StudioLive AVB 32AI with one StudioLive RM32AI mixer
—StudioLive AVB 48AI with one of each RM model, cascaded to form a 48-input, 64-channel system
—StudioLive AVB 64AI with two cascaded StudioLive RM32AIs for a 64-input system

There’s also the option to start with a single-mixer AVB Mix System and expand it later by cascading a second RM-series mixer. Both mixers in a cascaded AVB mix system can be controlled from the StudioLive CS18AI and from UC Surface touch-control software.

Equipped with 100 mm, touch-sensitive, motorized faders and AVB networking, the StudioLive CS18AI control surface provides a compact mixing solution for StudioLive RM32AI rack-mount digital mixers and for the Studio One 3 digital audio workstation, which is included with all AVB mix systems. The CS18AI and RM mixers connect to the network with Cat-5e or Cat-6 Ethernet cable, eliminating the need fo analog or digital snakes and stage boxes.

StudioLive AVB 64AI mix systems are tightly integrated with a suite of software, including UC Surface mix-control software for Mac, Windows, and iPad; QMix-AI monitor-mix control app for iPhone/iPod touch; Capture live recording software; and Studio One Artist.

An associated firmware update for RM-series mixers adds a new Stage Box mode that fosters the use of StudioLive RM-series mixers as simple I/O devices in conjunction with StudioLive AI-series consoles. Simultaneous updates to the StudioLive CS18AI and Capture 2 recording software add remote control of Capture from a CS18AI and UC Surface to provide control of virtual soundcheck, transport, and record arm; drop markers; and check record times from anywhere in the venue.

The updates also provide advanced networking features, performance improvements and bug fixes for StudioLive AI consoles, RM-series mixers, CS18AI, UC Surface, and Capture.



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