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PreSonus StudioLive 32R - 34-Input, 32-Channel Series III Stage Box and Rack Mixer

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PreSonus StudioLive 32R - 34-Input, 32-Channel Series III Stage Box and Rack Mixer
Key Features
  • Rackmount Mixing and Processing Power
  • Metro: Live Remote Mixing Over Internet
  • Control with Mac, Windows, Android & iOS
  • 32 XLR-1/4" Combo Inputs + RCA Stereo
The PreSonus StudioLive 32R is a Series III, 32-channel 2 RU stagebox and rack mixer designed to serve as a simple stage box, rack mixer, or combination stagebox and monitor mixer. The 32R is equipped for AVB networking, allowing it to be connected to another Series III mixer via a single, lightweight Cat 5e or Cat 6 Ethernet cable, eliminating the need for heavy, expensive copper snakes, and the signal degradation caused by long cable runs. All the on-board XMAX microphone preamps can be remotely controlled from the front-of-house position. In stage box + monitor mixer mode, the StudioLive 32R not only serves as a professional networked stage box, but is a full-blown monitor mixer with advanced processing and mixing power.
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PreSonus StudioLive 32R Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2PreSonus Metro, Live Remote Mixing
  • 3Inputs and Outputs
  • 4Channels and Buses
  • 5Networking Connections
  • 6Recording
  • 7Signal Processing
  • 8Scenes and Presets
  • 9Digital
  • 10Actively Integrated Software

The PreSonus StudioLive 32R is a Series III, 32-channel 2 RU stagebox and rack mixer designed to serve as a simple stage box, rack mixer, or combination stagebox and monitor mixer. The 32R is equipped for AVB networking, allowing it to be connected to another Series III mixer via a single, lightweight Cat 5e or Cat 6 Ethernet cable, eliminating the need for heavy, expensive copper snakes, and the signal degradation caused by long cable runs. All the on-board XMAX microphone preamps can be remotely controlled from the front-of-house position. In stage box + monitor mixer mode, the StudioLive 32R not only serves as a professional networked stage box, but is a full-blown monitor mixer with advanced processing and mixing power.

The StudioLive 32R offers professional-quality sound with its on-board Series III processors and 3rd generation Fat Channel, which implements a plug-in-style workflow that features vintage-style EQ and compression options on every channel, from classic tube limiters to passive EQs. In addition to channel processing, the StudioLive 32R offers 6-band, fully parametric EQ on all mix outputs. There are 16 FlexMixes that can be individually designated as aux, subgroup, or matrix mixes, while 24 Filter DCAs offer easy and flexible control over groups of channels.

There are 32 combo XLR-1/4" inputs (mic/line) and an additional set of stereo RCA inputs for flexibility. The 16 FlexMix outputs feature 1/4" TRS connectors, while the main output offers balanced XLR connectors. A built-in SD card recorder allows you to quickly and easily record the main mix or any other stereo mix without the need for a computer. What's more, you can simultaneously multitrack record to your laptop via USB or AVB and record in stereo to SD.

The PreSonus StudioLive 32R ships with an integrated software package including Studio One Artist, UC Surface, and Capture. Studio One Artist is a full-featured DAW for recording, mixing, and playing back tracks. The software offers remote control over the XMAX preamps and the Fat Channel processing. UC Surface offers touch-control for Mac, Windows, Android, and iPad, allowing you to control the mixer wirelessly from anywhere in the room, while Capture allows you to completely automate virtual sound-checks and record shows. Additionally, the StudioMagic plug-in suite is included, which provides a wealth of fresh sounds and effects from companies such as Eventide, Lexicon, SPL, MAAG, Brainworks, and Arturia. The PreSonus StudioLive 32R ships with a power cord and a USB cable.

PreSonus Metro, Live Remote Mixing
PreSonus Metro is the latest innovation for StudioLive Series III mixers, delivering a first-to-market solution for live remote mixing over the Internet with high-quality low-latency audio streaming. With Metro, anyone anywhere in the world can connect to a StudioLive Series III mixer over the Internet and remote control the mixer using UC Surface while listening in real time with their local audio device. For existing customers, a free firmware update with Metro is available from the PreSonus website.
Inputs and Outputs
  • 34 total inputs
    • 32 mic/line channel inputs + 2 RCA inputs
  • 16 x 1/4" TRS FlexMix outputs
  • 2 x XLR (L/R) Main outputs
  • Stereo headphone output
     
Channels and Buses
  • 32 input channels
  • 2 stereo aux inputs (AVB or USB)
  • 1 stereo digital return (SD Card, AVB, or USB)
  • 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
     
Recording
  • On-board stereo SD recorder
  • 40 x 40 USB recording interface
  • 55 x 55 AVB recording interface
     
Signal Processing
  • Intuitive Fat Channel signal processing on every channel with:
    • A/B settings comparison
    • High-pass 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 x 31-band graphic EQs
  • 4 internal effects buses: Combination of reverbs and delays with modern and vintage options
  • Built-in real-time analyzer
     
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
  • 8 Mute group
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, iPad, and Android
  • Studio One Artist 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 and Google Play
     
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PreSonus StudioLive 32R Specs

Mixer
Number of Analog Input Channels
46
Signal Processing
Gain/Trim Range
Mic:
0 dB to +60 dB
Digital Audio
Sample Rates
48 kHz
Bit Depth
AD/DA Conversion:
24-Bit
DSP
32-Bit Floating Point
Converter Dynamic Range
A/D:
115 dBA at 48 kHz
D/A:
115 dBA at 48 kHz
Jitter
< 20 ps RMS
Jitter Attenuation
> 60 dB
Latency
1.9 ms (Analog Input to Analog Output)
Performance
dBFS Reference Level
+18 dBu = 0 dBFS
Frequency Response
Headphone Output:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.5 dB
Main Output:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.5 dBu (2901653073)
Max Input Level
Mic Input:
+12 dBu at Unity Gain
RCA Input:
+12 dBu
Output Level
Mix Output:
+18 dBu (2901653168)
XLR Main Output:
+24 dBu (2901653168)
Headphone Output Power
100 mW per Channel into 60 Ohms (Max)
I/O Impedance
1/4" Mix Output:
100 Ohms
Mic Input:
1 Kilohms
XLR Main Output:
100 Ohms
Crosstalk
Input to Output:
-90 dB
Adjacent Channels:
-87 dB
CMRR
65 dB at Unity Gain
SNR
Headphone Output:
96 dB at Max Gain
Mic/Line Input to Main Output:
94 dBA at Unity Gain (+4 dBu Reference)
THD
Mic Input to Main Output:
< 0.005% at Unity Gain (+4 dBu, 2901653246)
THD+N
Headphone Output:
0.01% at Max Gain (Unweighted)
Connectivity
Analog Inputs
1x Stereo RCA Unbalanced Input
24x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Mic/Line Input
Analog Outputs
1x 1/4" TRS Headphone Output
16x 1/4" TRS Balanced Mix Output
2x XLR Balanced Main Output
Phantom Power
+48 V ±2 V (Selectable on Individual Inputs)
Digital I/O
1x RJ45 (Network)
1x etherCON AVB
USB I/O
1x USB-B 2.0 (Recording)
Compatibility
OS Compatibility
5.0 or Later
Windows 7
Windows 8.1
Windows 10
9.3 or Later
macOS 10.8.5
Processor Requirement
Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM Requirements
4 GB, 8 GB Recommended
Storage Requirements
34 GB
Mobile Device Compatibility
Android Tablet
Android Smartphone
iPad
Minimum Display Resolution
1366 x 768
Internet Connection
Yes
Required Hardware
USB 2.0 Port
Power
AC Input Power
90 to 230 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
AC Power I/O
IEC
Power Consumption
85 W
Physical
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Dimensions
3.5 x 19 x 12" / 90 x 483 x 305 mm
Weight
11.2 lb / 5.1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
17.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
24.1 x 17.7 x 8.6"

PreSonus StudioLive 32R Reviews

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Can the Studiolive R32 record multiple tracks of ...

Can the Studiolive R32 record multiple tracks of audio onto the SD card like the S32 does?
Asked by: Philipp
No, the built-in recorder on the StudioLive 32R is a stereo recorder, not a multitrack recorder. It can record the main mix or any other stereo mix directly onto an SD card without the need for a computer. However, you can record multiple tracks from the 32R onto your computer via USB or AVB. It is also possible to simultaneously record a stereo track onto an SD card while also recording multiple tracks onto a computer..
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2021-05-19

Does this have a fan? I am concerned about ...

Does this have a fan? I am concerned about cooling.
Asked by: Noah
This does not have a built in fan, and under normal operating conditions does not generate much heat. It can be operated in environmental conditions of up to 104 degrees. If you are putting it in a rack along with other equipment, especially power amps, you may want to consider a rack mount fan, which is an easy solution, or there are studio racks with fans built in. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1337016-REG/ac_infinity_ai_cp2h_cloudplate_x7_rack_mount.html
Answered by: John
Date published: 2022-02-04

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Can this StudioLive 32R be used as a Digital Snake Stage box with the Studiolive series III mixer, just like the X32 and the SD16 stage box?
Asked by: Marque A.
The PreSonus StudioLive 32R can be connected via Cat5e/6e to a series III mixer for use as a stagebox.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2022-02-04

Will the mix settings remain after the ...

Will the mix settings remain after the controlling device, such as a PC, is removed or powered down? I'd like to set fixed levels for keyboards, then run this stand-alone, if possible.
Asked by: Hans
Yes, the mix settings will remain if the control software is powered down.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2020-09-09

Can the Studiolive R32 stream audio to Windows 10 ...

Can the Studiolive R32 stream audio to Windows 10 via Ethernet?
Asked by: Philipp
No. You will want to connect via USB to send audio from the 32R to your computer.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2021-05-16

can I use this as a Audio Interface for ...

can I use this as a Audio Interface for Multitrack recordings?
Asked by: Angelo
I would say Yes. I have the 16R - it does show 16x16 channels (IxO) on my Mac in Audition. In the Presonus UC app under Digital Patching you can choose which channels are sent to the &quot;USB Sends&quot;. Assuming the 32R has the same interface as the 16R, you should have 32 channels of audio sends, and 32 of return. I plug/un-plug the mixer about once a day, and it shows back up on the Mac most of the time. However, about once every other month I have to reboot the mixer to get it to show again on my Mac as an audio interface.
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2022-06-28

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Is the stagebox setup only available for sereies3 mixers? Can it work with the Ai sereiesl
Asked by: Roy L.
Only series 3. The documentation I saw said it was a new system that was not compatible with Ai.
Answered by: Todd W.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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