PreSonus StudioLive 32 III 40 Input Digital Mixer

PreSonus StudioLive 32 III 40 Input Digital Mixer

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Digital Mixing Redefined. Again.

The most powerful mixer in its class.

The PreSonus StudioLive® 32 digital console/recorder is by far the most powerful mixer in its class. The result of nine years of R&D, our third-generation StudioLive mixer is fully recallable, with 33 touch-sensitive, motorized faders and 33 recallable XMAX preamps. Yet despite its extensive features, the StudioLive 32 actually improves upon PreSonus®' legendary ease of use while letting you customize its workflow and operations to fit the way you work. The coveted StudioLive sound is better than ever, including all-new Fat Channel processing, re-engineered from the ground up, and vintage-style EQs and compressors. Add built-in AVB networking, onboard multitrack Capture recording to SD Card, and a complete suite of software, and you have a mixing and recording powerhouse that's equally formidable in live and studio applications.

Integrated multitrack recording and virtual soundcheck — no computer required.

PreSonus Capture recording software is an intuitive, rock-solid multitrack recording application with virtual soundcheck. It's installed directly into the StudioLive 32 so you can leave your laptop at home. Capture's one-touch recording makes it easy to record to the StudioLive 32's onboard SD multitrack recorder. When you're finished recording, open your Capture session in Studio One®Professional for Mac® and Windows® (included), and the entire mix scene will transfer to your Studio One session, including fader levels, Fat Channel setting, and yes, any drum solos that you may have had to endure that night.

Learn more about the built-in multitrack Capture SD recorder.

A re-envisioned Fat Channel.

The StudioLive 32's Fat Channel has received a major overhaul while continuing to offer digital precision with the heart and soul of analog. Our new Fat Channel implements a plug-in-style workflow that features vintage-style EQ and compression options on every channel, from classic tube limiters to passive EQs. And in addition to channel processing, the StudioLive 32 offers 6-band, fully parametric EQ on all mix outputs. Enjoy extensive, studio-style processing when recording on location or running shows on the road!

Learn more about the StudioLive 32 Fat Channel processing.

Define your own layouts, views, and workflows.

StudioLive 32 goes above and beyond in providing ways to customize things to best fit the way you work. User layers for the channel faders let you place any channel or bus fader anywhere you want — and they're easy to set up. But we didn't stop there. How about customizing your Fat Channel layout, putting the parameters you care about most right at your fingertips? There are even several workflow options to personalize your mixing experience. For instance, you can control the mixer with multiple iPads and –optionally– a computer, each running UC Surface with a different view, enabling you to see and touch all of the controls you need at a given time.

Learn more about StudioLive 32's Fat Channel layout and customization options.

Customize scenes and presets in new and powerful ways—including your way.

With StudioLive 32, we’ve upped the ante and given you more flexibility when working with scenes and presets. Mixer scenes now include Scene Safe, which enables you to protect individual channels from parameter changes when recalling a scene. Similarly, we’ve expanded the concept of Fat Channel presets so that presets have, for practical purposes, become like scenes for individual channels, not only saving input and Fat Channel settings but also aux send and bus assignments. Of course you can also use preset filters to choose what you want to recall.

Learn more about StudioLive 32’s scenes and presets.

Create buses and groups to suit your workflow with new FlexMixes.

Don’t you hate it when you’re setting up for a show and find you have an unused subgroup—but you’re short one monitor mix? That’s not a problem anymore, thanks to 16 FlexMixes that can be individually designated as aux, subgroup, or matrix mixes. These 16 FlexMixes are in addition to the 4 fixed subgroups giving you a total of 20 mix buses, not counting the main mix and solo buses. We also provided 24 DCAs so you can more easily and flexibly control groups of channels. To top it off, you can choose between 1-to-1 or split-layer workflows: Assign all channels to the top layer, with one fader per input channel, or split the faders between inputs and outputs, including DCAs and aux outputs. These are only a few of the many ways you can customize your StudioLive 32 mixer exactly to your needs and workflow.

Studio One Professional included.

For years, we've included Studio One Artist with our hardware interfaces and mixers. But with the StudioLive 32, we know you're looking to go big or go home—so we chose to bundle the Professional edition of Studio One with each StudioLive 32. Not only will you enjoy Professional-only features like Melodyne Integration, the mastering Project Page, Note FX, and Macro Controls, you'll also get tight hardware integration between Studio One and your mixer, including remote preamp control from directly within Studio One.

Integrated, multiplatform software for flexible control and one-click recording.

PreSonus StudioLive 32 mixers are tightly integrated with an entire suite of state-of-the-art software. Mix wirelessly or over a wired network from anywhere, using UC Surface touch-control software for Mac, Windows, and iPad®. Control your monitor (aux) mixes with QMix-UC for iPhone, iPod touch, and Android devices. Remote control the mixer’s recallable XMAX preamps and Fat Channel processing with Studio One Professional for low-latency recording with effects. (Reverb-drowned singers: rejoice!) Completely automate virtual soundchecks and record shows with Capture. Save mixer scenes with your live recordings in Capture and edit both in Studio One Professional. StudioLive 32 mixers and software work together to form a cohesive ecosystem that helps you achieve your creative vision.

Learn more about the complete StudioLive Series III Software Library.

Network-ready, with a choice of computer recording methods.

Networking isn’t the future of professional audio systems; it’s here now. StudioLive 32 mixers come equipped with an AVB Ethernet connection that enables you to network multiple StudioLive 32 mixers and compatible computers and stream up to 55 channels of audio to and from a Mac or Windows PC. You also get 38x38 recording via USB 2.0, giving you a choice of computer recording methods. Each channel can independently access its analog input or its dedicated digital return from your computer. And recording is simple and easy: Just launch the included, preconfigured Capture software for one-click recording of all channel inputs and your main mix. Or record with the included Studio One Professional DAW—or with any recording software that supports ASIO or Core Audio. A complete ecosystem of AVB solutions, including stageboxes and personal monitor mixers, will be available in 2017.

Learn more about StudioLive Series III’s advanced AVB networking.

Remote mix control available on a plethora of both wired and wireless devices.

In addition to the AVB recording connection, StudioLive 32 consoles sport a 1 Gb Ethernet port that can connect to a wireless router or directly to a computer, providing remote control of virtually all features. Mix wirelessly or over a wired network from anywhere using UC Surface for Mac®, Windows®, and iPad®. Even add a second—or third, or even fourth!—screen for fast workflow. Musicians can control their monitor mixes onstage with QMix®-UC for iPhone®, iPod® touch, or Android™ device without the need for large monitor networks. Go wireless, wired, or both.

Extensive connections for flexible signal flow.

The back panel of a StudioLive 32 console sports all of the connections you need for live sound and studio production. With flexible connectivity, superior audio quality, the ability to customize for your workflow, and powerful processing, mixing, and routing capabilities, you’ll create your mixes in whatever manner works best for you. We just provide the tools.

Superior sound.

Connect a StudioLive 32 mixer, and you’ll instantly hear details and an open high end you’d expect to find only in an expensive studio console. We built our reputation designing great-sounding analog circuits, including our famous XMAX solid-state, Class A preamps, and we put all of that experience into designing the StudioLive 32. We didn’t cut corners on components, and we just say “No!” to noisy, crosstalk-y ribbon cables. As a result, the StudioLive 32 delivers the high-end audio quality you need to preserve your hard-earned reputation for producing great-sounding mixes and recordings.

What makes the StudioLive 32 console’s sound quality so good?

Now includes Studio Magic Plug-in Suite.

This suite of plug-ins adds a wealth of fresh sounds and effects to Studio One. Cherry-picked from the first names in virtual instruments and effects, each plug-in brings a different flavor of practical magic to your songs. These plug-ins aren't gimmicky one-trick ponies — these are real-deal workhorses that you'll rely on for countless mixes.

Features

General Controls

  • 33 touch-sensitive, motorized faders with choice of:
    • 1-to-1 workflow—assign all channels to the top layer, with one fader per input channel
    • Split-layer workflow—split the faders between inputs and outputs, including DCAs and Aux outputs
  • RGB Select buttons with user-assignable colors
  • Transport control
  • 8 user-assignable buttons for mute groups, scenes, and more
  • All-new Fat Channel controls including
    • 8 scribble strips, encoders, and multicolor buttons
    • Customizable user layer
    • 7-inch color touchscreen
  • DAW control (Studio One, MCU, and HUI) coming soon

Inputs and Outputs

  • 40 total inputs
  • 32 channel inputs: 16 mic, 16 mic/line
  • 1 XLR Talkback mic input with recallable XMAX Class A preamp
  • 2 stereo Aux inputs
  • 16 FlexMix outputs: 12 XLR, 4 balanced TRS
  • 4 TRS subgroup outputs
  • Unbalanced stereo (RCA) tape input and output
  • Bluetooth™ 4.1 wireless tape input
  • Stereo AES/EBU digital output
  • 2 XLR (L/R) Main outputs
  • XLR Main summed mono output
  • 2 TRS monitor outputs
  • Stereo headphone output

Channels and Buses

  • 32 input channels with recallable XMAX Class A mic preamps
  • 2 stereo aux inputs
  • 26 buses:
    • 16 FlexMixes (can be designated as aux, subgroup, or matrix mixes)
    • 4 dedicated subgroups
    • 4 internal effects sends
    • Stereo main bus
  • 24 Filter DCAs for easily and flexibly controlling groups of channels

Networking Connections

  • 1 Ethernet control network port
    • Dynamic, Self Assigned, and Manual IP address modes
  • 1 Ethercon AVB audio network port
  • Complete ecosystem of AVB solutions, including stageboxes and personal monitor mixers, will be available in 2017

Recording

  • Onboard 34x34 SD recorder (using Capture™)
  • 38x38 USB recording interface
  • 55x55 AVB recording interface

Signal Processing

  • Intuitive Fat Channel signal processing on every channel with:
    • A/B settings comparison
    • Highpass filter and polarity reverse
    • Gate/expander with sidechain
    • Compressor with sidechain
    • 4-band parametric EQ on inputs
    • 6-band parametric EQ on outputs
    • Limiter
    • Delay on every input
    • Delay on every output
    • Professionally programmed library of presets
  • Vintage EQ and compressor models available on every input
    • Passive EQ
    • Vintage EQ
    • Tube compressor
    • FET compressor
  • 8 31-band graphic EQs
  • 4 internal effects buses: combination of reverbs and delays with modern and vintage options
  • Built-in real-time analyzer and signal generator

Metering/Displays

  • 7-inch color touchscreen
  • Input meter on every channel
  • Full-size Fat Channel metering
    • Input meter
    • Gate gain reduction meter
    • Compressor gain reduction meter
  • Full-size stereo Main output meters

Scenes and Presets

  • Create, save, and edit up to 100 scenes
  • Scene management with:
    • Scene Safe—prevents a scene change from affecting designated “safe” channels
  • Create, save, and edit channel settings and copy/paste between channels
  • Advanced channel preset options can save and recall:
    • Channel type and name
    • Input settings (preamp, +48V phantom power, polarity, pan)
    • Fat Channel A & B settings
    • Bus assignments
    • Aux and effects send levels and pan
    • Select button color
  • 8 Quick Scenes

Digital

  • Studio-quality converters with 115 dB dynamic range
  • 48 kHz operation with 24-bit resolution (44.1 kHz option coming soon)

Actively Integrated Software

  • UC Surface touch control software for Mac®, Windows®, and iPad®
  • Studio One® Professional digital audio workstation software for Mac and Windows
  • Capture™ multitrack recording software for Mac and Windows
  • QMix®-UC aux-control software for iOS® and Android™ available free from Apple App Store, Google Play, and Amazon App Store

Computer system requirements:

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for UC Surface, QMix-UC, and Studio One®.

Mac

  • Mac® OS X 10.8.5 64-bit or later
  • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Windows

  • Windows® 7 x64/x86 SP1 + platform update, Windows 8.1 x64/x86, Windows 10 x64/x86
  • Intel Core 2 Duo (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Mac and Windows Systems

  • USB 2.0 port
  • Internet connection
  • Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended
  • 30 GB hard disk space
  • Monitor with 1366x768 resolution

iOS

  • iOS 9.3 or later
  • iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 4, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2


Android

  • Android™ 5.0 (Lollipop) or later
  • Android smartphone (QMix-UC)
  • Android tablet (8-inch) with 1024x768 resolution (UC Surface)

Note: The minimum system requirements may differ for DAWs other than Studio One. Please check the requirements for your DAW of choice with its manufacturer.

Note that the speed of your processor, amount of RAM and size and speed of your hard drive will greatly affect the overall performance of your recording system. Also, a more powerful system (faster processor with more RAM) will allow for lower latency (signal delay) than you might experience while monitoring audio signals.

Mi​crophone Preamplifier

 

Input Type

XLR Female, balanced

Frequency Response to Main Output (at unity gain)

20-20 kHz, ±0.5 dBu

Input Impedance

1 kΩ

THD to Main Output

<0.005%, +4 dBu, 20-20 kHz, unity gain, unwtd

S/N Ratio to Main Output (Ref = +4 dB, 20 kHz BW, unity gain, A-wtd)

94 dB

Common Mode Rejection Ratio (1 kHz at unity gain)

65 dB

Gain Control Range (±1 dB)

0 dB to +60 dB

Maximum Input Level (unity gain)

+12 dBu

Phantom Power (±2 VDC)

48 VDC, switchable per channel


Line Inputs

 

Type

¼” TRS Female, balanced

Frequency Response to Main Output (at unity gain)

20-20 kHz, ±0.5 dBu

Input Impedance

10 kΩ

THD to Main Output

<0.005%, +4 dBu, 20-20 kHz, unity gain, unwtd

S/N Ratio to Main Output (Ref = +4 dB, 20 kHz BW, unity gain, A-wtd)

94 dB

Maximum Input Level

+18 dBu


Tape Inputs

 

Type

RCA Female, unbalanced (stereo pair)

Maximum Input Level

+12 dBu, ±0.5 dBu


XLR Outputs

 

Type

XLR Male, balanced

Maximum Output Level

+24 dBu, ±0.5 dBu

Output Impedance

100Ω


Line Outputs

 

Type

¼” TRS Female, balanced

Maximum Output Level

+18 dBu, ±0.5 dBu

Output Impedance

100Ω


Tape Outputs

 

Type

RCA Female, unbalanced (stereo pair)

Maximum Output Level

+18 dBu, ±0.5 dBu

Output Impedance

100Ω

 

Headphone Output

 

Type

¼” TRS Female, active stereo

Maximum Output

100 mW/ch. @ 60Ω load

Frequency Response

20 Hz – 20 kHz (± 0.5 dB)

THD+N

0.01%, 1 kHz, max gain, 20 Hz BW, unwtd

S/N Ratio

96 dB, 1 kHz, max gain, 20 Hz BW, unwtd


System Crosstalk

 

Input to Output

-90 dB (Ref = +4 dBu, 20 Hz-20 kHz, unwtd)

Adjacent Channels

-87 dB (Ref = +4 dBu, 20 Hz-20 kHz, unwtd)


Digital Audio and Control

 

ADC Dynamic Range

115 dB (A-wtd, 48 kHz)

DAC Dynamic Range

115 dB (A-wtd, 48 kHz)

USB Recording Port

USB 2.0, Type-B

Bluetooth™ Input

4.1, stereo

AES/EBU Output

XLR Male

Network Control Port

RJ-45

AVB Audio Network Port

Ethercon

Internal Processing

32-bit, floating point

Sampling Rate

48 kHz (44.1 kHz coming soon)

A/D/A Bit Depth

24

Reference Level for 0 dBFS

+18 dBu

Total System Latency

1.9 ms (local routing, analog in-analog out, all processing active)


Clock

 

Jitter

<20 ps RMS (20 Hz - 20 kHz)

Jitter Attenuation

>60 dB (1 ns in, 1 ps out)


Power / Environmental

 

Connector

IEC

Input-Voltage Range

90 to 230 VAC (±10%)

Power Requirements (continuous)

85W

Recommended Ambient Operating Temperature

0˚ to 40˚ Celsius / 32˚ to 104˚ Fahrenheit


Physical

 

Height

6.51” (165.36 mm)

Width

32.37” (822.21 mm)

Depth

22.97” (583.48 mm)

Weight

37.2 lbs. (16.9 kg)

 

As a commitment to constant improvement, PreSonus® Audio Electronics, Inc., reserves the right to change any specification stated herein, at any time, without notification.

Shipment processing time

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  • Standard/Free shipping does not include delivery on weekends or holidays.
  • Deliveries on weekend and holidays can be arranged at an extra charge to customer.

If we are experiencing a high volume of orders, shipments may be delayed by a few days. Please allow additional days in transit for delivery. If there will be a significant delay in shipment of your order, we will contact you via email or telephone. We appreciate your patience!

Shipping rates & delivery estimates

Orders below R850 does not qualify for free shipping.

Please factor in a nominal nationwide economy road 2-3 Day ETA charge of R150.

Shipment method

Estimated delivery time

Shipment cost

Economy Road

2-3 business days

Free / R850 and above

Everyday shipping as per Economy Road freight, we work with a few different courier companies and special services are available. Please request any service which’ll be the most convenient for you and Technical Sales will gladly investigate it and revert for your consideration.

* Overnight delivery is only available for orders with delivery addresses within South Africa and confirmed before 10AM the given morning.

Delivery delays can occasionally occur, your Technical Sales Rep will keep you up to date.