The PreSonus StudioLive 32 Series III Digital Mixer is designed for live sound reinforcement, live recording, and studio recording applications. In its third released version, the mixer is an integrated hardware and software system with 33 touch-sensitive, motorized faders and 33 recallable XMAX preamps. The redesigned digital "Fat Channel" was re-engineered from the ground up and features vintage-style EQs and compressors on every channel, recallable scene presets, virtual sound check, remote control using a Windows computer, Mac, or iPad, remote monitor mixing using an iPhone or iPod Touch, and all the software you need for live mixing, recording, and distributing your music online.
The unit features 32 input channels with 16 +48V phantom powered XLR XMAX microphone preamplifiers and 16 mic/line inputs via XLR-1/4" combo jacks. Additional inputs include four 1/4" aux inputs and a dedicated XLR talkback mic input with phantom power. For outputs the mixer includes a balanced XLR mono output, a left and right pair of balanced stereo XLR main outputs, and 12 XLR mix outputs, as well as four 1/4" mix outputs, four 1/4" sub outputs, and a pair of 1/4" monitor outputs. A digital output of the main mix is available via XLR AES/EBU. Additionally, a pair of RCA tape inputs and outputs are provided.
For effects, the mixer features 32-bit floating-point processing with 4-band parametric EQs on inputs, 6-band parametric EQ on outputs, eighteen 31-band graphic EQs, high-pass filters, limiters, compressors, expander/gates with key listen and key filter, reverbs, and delays.
For mixing, each channel features a touch-sensitive, motorized faders with choice of 1-to-1 workflow, which assigns all channels to the top layer, with one fader per input channel or a split-layer workflow, which splits the faders between inputs and outputs, including DCAs and aux outputs. The RGB select buttons offer user assignable colors, while user-assignable buttons are provided for mute groups, scenes and more. The new Fat Channel control offer 8 scribble strips, encoders, and multi-color buttons with a customizable user layer and 7" color touchscreen.
The mixer comes with Active Integration Virtual StudioLive advanced librarian/editor control software for a Windows computer or Mac: the StudioLive remote control application for Apple iPad (free from Apple App Store), the QMix remote auxiliary mix application for iPhone or iPod Touch (free from Apple App Store), Capture integrated multi-track-recording software, and Studio One Artist digital audio workstation including a library of loops, plug-ins, and virtual instrument sounds.