PreSonus StudioLive 24 Series III Digital Mixer - 32-Input with 25 Motorized Faders
The PreSonus StudioLive 24 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 25 touch-sensitive, motorized faders and 24 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 most powerful and flexible digital mixer for recording and live sound.
The 32-channel StudioLive® 24 is the most powerful and flexible digital mixer available for live sound and recording. PreSonus® gave the StudioLive 24 the works: 40 total inputs; extensive AVB networking; more recording tracks over USB than any other digital mixer; touch-sensitive motorized faders; and a host of State-space modeled Fat Channel plug-ins that let you expand your processing options. Packaged with a full suite of integrated software, including PreSonus’ Studio One® DAW and Capture™ live-recording software, the StudioLive 24 is a groundbreaking professional digital mixer and USB audio interface in a compact, scalable design.
The scalable digital mixer that grows with you.
Every audio system is built to solve a unique set of problems. The StudioLive 24 digital mixer and the PreSonus ecosystem of AVB networking products allow you to create a system that is truly customized for your needs. Connect NSB-series stage boxes to add remote analog inputs and outputs wherever they’re required and complete your 32-channel, 16-bus StudioLive 24. Add EarMix 16M personal monitor mixers to give your musicians their own customizable 16-channel monitor mix. Multiple StudioLive Series III digital mixers can be networked together, allowing you to route audio to and from any device on the audio network thanks to the flexibility of Digital Patching available both onboard your StudioLive 24 digital mixer and inside UC Surface remote mixer software.
The best digital mixer for recording - with or without a computer.
PreSonus Capture recording software is an intuitive, rock-solid multitrack recording application with a fully integrated Virtual Soundcheck mode that runs directly on your StudioLive 24 digital mixer or on your macOS or Windows machine. This gives you the option to record to your computer using the USB audio interface built into your StudioLive 24 digital mixer, or leave your laptop at home and record 34 streams directly to an SD card. Record any combination of channels, FlexMixes, and the Main stereo mix either to USB, to an SD Card, or both for the ultimate redundant live recording rig with the touch of a single button. StudioLive mix scenes can be stored with your recordings to speed up Virtual Soundchecks. Best of all, Capture sessions open natively in Studio One with the entire StudioLive mix scene recreated in the Studio One console, complete with fader levels, Fat Channel settings, mutes, solos, and more to launch your live mix right where you left it.
World-class recording software included.
Seamlessly integrated with the included PreSonus Studio One® Artist DAW, the StudioLive 24 Series III mixer works with virtually all Mac and Windows audio-recording software. Built by creative people for creative music production, Studio One is easy to learn and enables you to compose, record, and produce your masterpiece without getting distracted by the tools. Studio One also enjoys a robust online community of enthusiastic and helpful users you can turn to for advice. Need a new loop or sample for your latest production? Studio One lets you shop, audition, and purchase new content right from your production environment.
Live Mixer. Studio sound. Fat Channel plug-ins bring your mix to life.
The dynamic Fat Channel on the StudioLive 24 digital mixer puts critical EQ and Dynamics functions beneath your fingertips while giving you fast access to every parameter via the full-color touchscreen or from the Fat Channel encoders, depending on how you like to work. The StudioLive 24 digital mixer comes with ten vintage EQ and classic compressor Fat Channel plug-in models that can be used onboard your mixer as well as within Studio One. And when you’re ready for more options, PreSonus offers four Fat Channel plug-in collectionswith fifteen additional models from which to choose, giving you a host of new signal processing options. While Fat Channel plug-ins are available for every input channel, every output bus on the StudioLive 24 digital mixer is equipped with a fully variable 6-band parametric EQ, compressor, and limiter. Now you can enjoy extensive, studio-style processing whether recording in the studio or running shows on the road.
A digital mixing console customized for you.
The StudioLive 24 digital mixer offers a flexible design that allows you to personalize the layout to better fit the way you work. A customizable User layer lets you create a view for any assortment of channels and buses on the 25 touch-sensitive motorized faders, making it easy to simplify a complex mix. Similarly, the dynamic Fat Channel can be laid out to put the parameters you care about most right at your fingertips. An optional accessory shelf is available to add up to three additional touch screens to your StudioLive 24 digital mixer using UC Surface and your iPad® or favorite Android™ device.
Create buses and groups you need.
Whether you’re mixing in the studio or for a busy festival stage, the buses you need to facilitate the mix you want to create change. PreSonus designed the StudioLive 24 digital mixer to adapt with those changing needs. Each of the 16 FlexMixes on the StudioLive 24 digital mixer can be individually configured to function as an aux bus, a subgroup, or a matrix mix. An additional four static subgroup buses and four designated effects buses provide a total of 24 mix buses plus an independent solo bus and the main mix. We also provided 24 DCAs so you can more easily and flexibly control groups of channels. And with flexible viewing options for the 25 touch-sensitive motorized faders, you can choose to view 24 inputs at once or split your faders between 16 input channels and 8 outputs, including DCAs and subgroups. The Master fader can even be locked to always control your main mix or to follow the currently selected mix.
Reconfigure your mix without unplugging a single cable.
StudioLive Series III digital mixers incorporate the concept of an analog patch bay and digitize it. This lets you patch any analog input or digital return (AVB, USB, or SD) to any channel you like and customize your mix configuration. This flexible feature also allows you to freely route audio to your AVB network and record anything you’d like via USB, so you’re not limited to recording just the input channels and the main mix.
The ultimate USB audio interface and DAW control surface with motorized faders.
With 128 channels (64x64) of USB I/O, the StudioLive 24 is not just the best digital mixer for live sound recording; it’s the best digital mixer for the studio as well. Each channel can independently access its analog input or its dedicated digital return from your computer. And recording is simple and easy. Studio One and the StudioLive 24 digital mixer are the perfect pair to elevate your studio recordings. Remote control the StudioLive 24’s recallable XMAX mic preamps and Fat Channel processing with Studio One Artist for low-latency recording with effects. Press the DAW button your StudioLive 24 digital mixer and use the 25 touch-sensitive motorized faders to control your Studio One mix. Seamless integration and thoughtful bidirectional control with Studio One make the StudioLive 24 the best mixing console for the modern recording studio.
Remote control your digital mixer from anywhere… on any device.
PreSonus StudioLive 24 digital mixers are tightly integrated with an entire suite of state-of-the-art software. Mix wirelessly using UC Surface touch-control software for macOS, Windows, iPad® and Android™. Control your monitor mixes with QMix-UC for iPhone®, iPod touch®, and Android devices. A dedicated 1 Gb Ethernet port is provided to connect to a wireless router and create a control network for devices running UC Surface or QMix-UC. Adjust monitor mixes on stage; move around the room to dial in your mix; or add an accessory shelf and use your mobile device as a second screen for your StudioLive 24 digital mixer.
Extensive connections for flexible signal flow.
The back panel of a StudioLive 24 digital mixer is equipped with plenty of local analog I/O. 24 local analog mic/line channel inputs make it easy to connect a variety of gear. 16 local mix outputs let you route to floor monitors, delay stacks and more. But the local I/O is only half the story. Connect your StudioLive 24 digital mixer to an AVB audio network and add remote inputs and outputs anywhere you need them using NSB-series stage boxes.
PreSonus built our reputation designing great-sounding analog circuits for critical studio recording environments, and we put all of that experience into designing the StudioLive 24 digital mixer. In 1995, PreSonus patented digital control over analog circuits with our first studio product. Building on this legacy, we created a separate digital volume-control circuit ahead of our lauded analog XMAX mic preamp design, providing the convenience of digital recall without sacrificing fidelity. This allows the StudioLive 24 mic preamps to be remote-controlled with UC Surface software or Studio One, and when you load a StudioLive 24 mixer scene, the mic preamp trim values can also be recalled along with the other settings.
The unit features 24 input channels with 16 +48V phantom powered XLR XMAX microphone preamplifiers and 8 mic/line inputs via XLR-1/4" combo jacks. Additional inputs include two stereo 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 6 XLR outputs, as well as four 1/4" mix outputs, and a pair of 1/4" monitor outputs. A digital output of the Main mix is available via XLR AES/EBU. Additionally, unbalanced stereo RCA tape inputs and outputs are provided.
Includes Studio Magic Plug-in Suite.
This suite of plug-ins adds a wealth of fresh virtual instruments 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.
For effects, the mixer features 32-bit, floating-point processing with 4-band parametric EQs on inputs, 6-band parametric EQ on outputs, eight 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 fader 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 offers 8 scribble strips, encoders, and multicolor 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, 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 multitrack-recording software, and Studio One Artist digital audio workstation including a library of loops, plug-ins, and virtual-instrument sounds.
- 25 touch-sensitive, motorized faders with 1-to-1 workflow
- 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" color touchscreen
- 32 total inputs
- 24 channel inputs: 16 mic, 8 mic/line
- 1 XLR talkback mic input with recallable XMAX Class-A preamp
- 2 stereo Aux inputs
- 10 FlexMix outputs: 6 XLR, 4 balanced TRS
- 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
- 32 input channels
- 24 with recallable XMAX Class-A mic preamps
- 8 via USB and AVB only
- 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
- 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
- On-board 34x34 SD recorder (using Capture)
- 38x38 USB recording interface
- 55x55 AVB recording interface
- 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
- 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
- Eight 31-band graphic EQs
- Four internal effects buses: Combination of reverbs and delays with modern and vintage options
- Built-in, real-time analyzer
- 7" 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
- 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
- Studio-quality converters with 115 dB dynamic range
- 48 kHz operation with 24-bit resolution
- UC Surface touch control software for Mac, Windows, and iPad
- 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, Google Play, and Amazon App Store