PreSonus has announced two new StudioLive AI Mix Systems that deliver large-format channel counts, recording, plentiful DSP and more for under $7,000.
Available in 48- and 64-channel frame sizes, StudioLive AI Mix Systems consist of two cascaded StudioLive AI consoles, a joining bracket that locks the two mixers together, a PreSonus PRM1 precision reference microphone, and a custom dust cover. All of the performance available to a single StudioLive AI mixer are available to cascaded Mix Systems.
StudioLive AI Mix Systems perform as a cohesive mixer and offer a familiar, surface-driven workflow with one-to-one control over every parameter. Every channel is routed through the bus outputs of the Master mixer and every global setting is controlled from the Master to provide seamless integration between the two cascaded consoles.
Each StudioLive AI Mix System provides a robust audio interface, making it easy to record and playback audio as well as to use your favorite plugins as inserts on any of channel. Connecting each mixer to a wireless router with a standard Ethernet cable makes them ready for remote control from an iPad or iPhone or wirelessly using the included USB WiFi LAN adapters.
The StudioLive 64AI Mix System cascades two StudioLive 32.4.2AI mixers to create a 64-channel system with 80 x 66, continuously bidirectional FireWire 800 recording interface; 26 mix buses, including 8 effects buses (for 4 reverb and 4 delay processors), and 558 discrete EQ and dynamics processors.
The StudioLive 48AI Mix System consists of two cascaded StudioLive 24.4.2AI mixers, providing a 48-channel console with an onboard 64 x 50 FireWire 800 recording interface; 22 total mix buses, including 8 effects buses; and DSP processing on every channel and bus for a total of 438 EQ and dynamics processors.
Both Mix Systems include the StudioLive Software Library, including PreSonus Capture live recording software, Studio One Artist DAW, VSL-AI with Smaart Measurement Technology for Mac and Windows, SL Remote-AI for iPad, and QMix-AI for iPhone/iPod touch, plus a free account with PreSonus’ Nimbit online direct-to-fan marketing and distribution service.
PreSonus StudioLive 64AI and 48AI Mix Systems are available immediately, with an expected street price of $6,999.95 and $5,499.95, respectively.