PreSonus CS18AI Ethernet/AVB Control Surface with 18-Touch Faders

PreSonus CS18AI Ethernet/AVB Control Surface with 18-Touch Faders

PreSonus CS18AI Ethernet/AVB Control Surface with 18-Touch Faders

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Product Highlights

  • For StudioLive RM Mixers & Studio One
  • 18x 100mm Touch-Sensitive Faders
  • Adjustable-Color RGB Select Buttons
  • 16x Scribble Strip Display Indicators
  • 4.3" Color Touch-Sensitive Display
  • Studio One Control Surface Functionality
  • 2x TRS Line Inputs
  • 2x XLR Line Outputs
  • Stereo Headphone Output & Level Control
  • Includes Studio Magic Plug-In Suite
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PreSonus SLCS18 AI overview

  • 1Description

The CS18AI Ethernet/AVB Control Surface with 18-Touch Faders from PreSonus is a compact, intuitive mixing solution for the StudioLive RM16AI and RM32AI rackmount digital mixers and Studio One digital audio workstation software (sold separately). It can be used to control up to 64 channels via Ethernet cable when paired with a PreSonus RM series rackmount mixer in applications for live stage, theater, houses of worship, computer recordings, and more.

Some of the features of the CS18AI include eighteen RGB select buttons that can be customized to make it easier to identify different channels based on color, and motorized touch sensitive faders that allow you to experience real time automation in your studio. In addition, you have 146 illuminated buttons, sixteen 64 x 96-pixel scribble strips, a touch-sensitive 4.3" LCD display and sixteen 11-segment LED level ladders.

With a simple Ethernet connection, the CS18AI becomes the control for Studio One software on your computer. You can get the performance of a big mixing console in a compact controller with a natural feel. It is a complete mix controller that gives you classic mixer control of compressors, EQs, effects, and workflows while still keeping the footprint compact.

Finally, use the two mic and two line inputs as sources for the talkback, digital return, or any channel on the RM mixers. The two returns are shared with the monitor line outputs and headphone output. They can be sourced from any output of the RM mixer including the solo bus, main mix, or any aux mixes.

Sixteen 12-LED channel ladder level and Fat Channel displays, three 11-LED select channel level/compressor/gate displays, and 11-LED displays for main center/mono, left and right
4.3" Color Touch-Sensitive Display
Compressor (draw curve via touch), EQ (draw curve via touch), gate (draw curve via touch) compressor (draw curve via touch), effects, scenes, markers edit, audio routing, channel presets and settings, talkback assign, four effects, mute/mix button with tap
Using traditional layers or with intuitive PreSonus filter DCA groups
Analog I/O
Two remote XMAX mic preamps for talkback, room mic or other local inputs, two balanced 1/4" TRS line inputs, two XLR line outputs, stereo headphone output with level control, monitor control level control, 4-pin XLR lamp connection, and a footswitch input
Eighteen 100mm, touch-sensitive motorized faders
Studio Magic Plug-In Suite Included
Gives you access to seven useful plug-ins in VST, AU, and AAX formats, including the SPL Attacker (which uses the same algorithms as their Transient Designer), the Maag Audio EQ2 (which boasts a well-regarded, high-frequency air band useful for adding sparkles to vocals), a Lexicon reverb, an Eventide Harmonizer, an Eventide Stereo Room plug-in, and a bundle of physically modeled instruments from Arturia
In the Box
PreSonus CS18AI Ethernet/AVB Control Surface with 18-Touch Faders
  • Studio Magic Plug-In Suite (Download)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    PreSonus SLCS18 AI specs

    System Requirements
    General Internet connection
    AVB compatible Ethernet connection
    Internet connection for registration and software download
    Mac Operating System: OS X 10.8 64-bit or later
    Hardware: Intel Core i3 processor or better, 4 GB or more RAM (8 GB recommended)
    Windows Operating Systems: Windows 7x 64/x86 SP1 or Windows 8x64/x86
    Hardware Minimum: Intel Core i3 processor or better (Core i5 or faster recommended), 8 GB or more RAM
    iOS Device Compatibility Operating System: iOS 7.03 or later
    Hardware: iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad (3rd or 4th generation), iPad mini
    Network Ethernet/AVB
    Microphone Preamplifier XLR Female (via Combo), balanced Remote
    Maximum Input Level +12 dBu, +/-0.5 dB (min. gain, 1 kHz @ 0.5% THD+N)
    Gain Control Range 85 dB, +/-1 dB
    Frequency Response A-D: 10 Hz to 40 kHz, +/-0.2 dB
    Dynamic Range > 110 dB (min. gain, a-wtd)
    > 105 dB (mid gain, unwtd)
    THD+N < 0.005% (min. gain, a-wtd)
    Input Impedance 1600 ohms
    EIN < 128 dBu (+55 dB gain, 150Ω input, 20 Hz-22 kHz, a-wtd)
    Common Mode Rejection > 55 dB (1 kHz, +55 dB gain)
    Phantom Power +48V, +/- 3 V, > 8 mA per channel
    Line Inputs
    Type 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS female (via combo), balanced
    Maximum Input Level +18 dBu, +/-0.5 dB (min. gain, 1 kHz@0.5% THD+N)
    Frequency Response A-D: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +/-0.2 dB
    Dynamic Range > 114 dB (min. gain, a-wtd)
    > 105 dB (mid. gain, unwtd)
    THD+N < 0.005% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, a-wtd)
    Input Impedance 10 kOhms
    Crosstalk < -80 dB (1 kHz, channel-to-channel)
    Line Outputs
    Type XLR male, impedance balanced
    Maximum Output Level +18 dBu, +/-0.5 dB
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +/-0.2 dB
    Dynamic Range > 112 dB (a-wtd)
    THD+N < 0.005% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, un-wtd)
    Output Impedance 51 ohms
    Crosstalk < -80 (1 kHz, channel-to-channel)
    Headphone Output
    Type 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS female, stereo, unbalanced
    Maximum Output Level 150 mW/channel @ 60 ohms
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +/-0.3 dB
    Dynamic Range > 103 dB (a-wtd)
    THD + N < 0.005% (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, un-wtd)
    Crosstalk < -80 dB (1 kHz, channel-to-channel)
    Connector IEC
    Input Voltage Range 100 to 230 V, 50-60 Hz
    Power Requirements 200 W
    Temperature Range 32 to 104˚F (0 to 40˚C)
    Dimensions (L x W x H) 22.4 x 17.2 x 6.9" (58.6 x 43.7 x 17.5 cm)
    Weight 23 lb (10.43 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 36.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 31.25 x 25.0 x 12.75"

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