PreSonus StudioLive Series III Rack Mixers

by Naomi Crews
in New Gear
StudioLive® 32R Series III stage box and rack mixer
StudioLive® 32R Series III stage box and rack mixer

PreSonus' StudioLive Series III Rack Mixers serve as AVB stage boxes for the company's StudioLive Series III consoles and as a Series III rack mount digital mixer with modern and vintage effects, multitrack recording via USB 2.0 and AVB, and a full suite of integrated, easy-to-use software. The line includes the StudioLive 32R (34 inputs, 32 channels, pictured here); StudioLive 24R (26 inputs, 32 channels); and the StudioLive16R (18 input, 16 channels) Series III stage boxes and rack mixers.

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StudioLive 32R

When we say the StudioLive 32R Series III stage box and rack mixer is by far the most powerful rackmount digital mixer in its class, that’s no idle claim. The result of ten years of R&D, third-generation StudioLive Series III rack mixers are fully recallable, including remote-controlled XMAX preamps. Yet despite their extensive features, StudioLive Series III rack mixers actually improve upon PreSonus’ legendary ease of use while letting you customize their workflow and operations in software to fit the way you work. The coveted StudioLive sound is better than ever, including third-generation Fat Channel processing, re-engineered from the ground up, and vintage-style EQs and compressors. Add built-in AVB networking, multitrack recording via USB 2.0 and AVB, onboard stereo recording to SD Card, and a complete suite of software, and you have a mixing and recording powerhouse that’s equally formidable as a stage box/monitor mixer, as a rackmount front-of-house mixer controlled from a touchscreen computer or tablet, and as the heart of your studio.

StudioLive 24R

The StudioLive 24R Series III rack mixer is a perfect partner for your StudioLive Series III console/recorder, serving as either a simple stage box or a combination stage box and monitor mixer. Since Series III rack mixers and consoles can network using AVB, you can connect your StudioLive 24R to a Series III front-of-house console with one lightweight CAT5e or CAT6 Ethernet cable, eliminating the need for a heavy, expensive copper snake—and the signal degradation that goes with long analog cable runs. You can even remote control the StudioLive 24R’s preamps and phantom power from your networked Series III console. In stage box + monitor mixer mode, the StudioLive 24R not only serves as an excellent networked stage box, it is a full blown monitor mixer with far more processing and mixing power than any mixer in its class—all packed into just two rackspaces (2U).

StudioLive 16R

The StudioLive 16R Series III rack mixer is a perfect partner for your StudioLive Series III console/recorder, serving as either a simple stage box or a combination stage box and monitor mixer. Since Series III rack mixers and consoles can network using AVB, you can connect your StudioLive 16R to a Series III front-of-house console with one lightweight CAT5e or CAT6 Ethernet cable, eliminating the need for a heavy, expensive copper snake—and the signal degradation that goes with long analog cable runs. You can even remote control the StudioLive 16R’s preamps and phantom power from your networked Series III console. In stage box + monitor mixer mode, the StudioLive 16R not only serves as an excellent networked stage box, it is a full blown monitor mixer with far more processing and mixing power than any mixer in its class—all packed into just one rackspace. (1U).

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