Presonus StudioLive 32S Series III 32-Channel Digital Mixer and USB Audio Interface

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PS-SL32S-III
Presonus StudioLive 32S Series III 32-Channel Digital Mixer and USB Audio Interface Presonus StudioLive 32S Series III 32-Channel Digital Mixer and USB Audio Interface Presonus StudioLive 32S Series III 32-Channel Digital Mixer and USB Audio Interface Presonus StudioLive 32S Series III 32-Channel Digital Mixer and USB Audio Interface Presonus StudioLive 32S Series III 32-Channel Digital Mixer and USB Audio Interface Presonus StudioLive 32S Series III 32-Channel Digital Mixer and USB Audio Interface
Presonus StudioLive 32S Series III 32-Channel Digital Mixer and USB Audio Interface
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Presonus StudioLive 32S Series III 32-Channel Digital Mixer and USB Audio Interface


The small-format mixer with one-to-one control.

The StudioLive 32S is a powerful 32-channel mixer that provides the ultimate mixing experience, packing large format features into a small format chassis. Powered by the dual-core PreSonus FLEX DSP Engine, the StudioLive 32S digital mixer is equipped with 40 mixing channels, 26 mix buses, and 286 simultaneous processors—including 4 stereo reverberation systems, and Fat Channel plug-in models on every input channel and mix bus. With 128 (64x64) channels of USB recording, 128 channels of AVB network audio I/O, flexible routing options, and studio-grade audio quality, the StudioLive 32S delivers a fast and intuitive, surface-driven workflow for total control. Spend less time menu-diving and more time mixing—hands-on.

The scalable digital mixer.

The StudioLive 32S digital mixer and the complete PreSonus® StudioLive Series III 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. Network with a StudioLive Series III rack mixer and add a dedicated monitor mixer. Add EarMix 16M personal monitor mixers to give your musicians their own customizable 16-channel monitor mixes. Multiple StudioLive Series III digital mixers can be networked, allowing you to route audio to and from any device on the audio network, thanks to the flexibility of Digital Patching onboard your StudioLive 32S digital mixer and in UC Surface remote mixer software.

What is AVB?

AVB (Audio Video Bridging) is an extension to the Ethernet standard designed to provide guaranteed quality of service, which simply means that audio samples will reach their destinations on time. AVB allows you to create a single network for audio, video, and other data like control information, using an AVB-compatible switch. This enables you to mix normal network data and audio network data on the same network, making it easier to create both simple and complex networks. Numerous audio companies have adopted it, and more companies are adding it all the time.

Audio-over-Ethernet has become increasingly attractive in Pro Audio applications especially for distribution in large-scale systems, such as those used in sporting venues, concert halls, and education institutions. The problem is that most solutions are proprietary, making these systems too expensive and too complex for most smaller applications. AVB is intended to change that by providing an open source collection of IEEE standards available for use by the pro audio market and its manufacturing community.

The best digital mixer for recording - with or without a computer.

PreSonus Capture® recording software is an intuitive multitrack recording application with a fully integrated Virtual Soundcheck mode that runs directly on your StudioLive 32S digital mixer or on your computer running macOS® or Windows®. Record any combination of channels, FlexMixes, and the Main stereo mix via USB, to an SD Card, or both for the ultimate redundant live recording rig. 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 re-created in the Studio One console, complete with fader levels, Fat Channel settings, mutes, solos, and more. No other multitrack software makes recording as fast, simple, and hassle-free so you can focus on mixing the show.

Superior sound.

We built our reputation designing great-sounding analog circuits for critical studio recording environments, and we put all of that experience into designing the StudioLive 32S 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 32S mic preamps to be remote-controlled with UC Surface software or Studio One, and when you load a StudioLive 32S mixer scene, the mic preamp trim values can also be recalled along with the other settings.

Vintage studio processors onboard.

The dynamic Fat Channel on the StudioLive 32S digital mixer puts critical EQ and Dynamics functions beneath your fingertips while giving you fast access to every parameter. Fat Channel plug-ins can be inserted on every input channel and output bus. You can enjoy extensive, studio-style processing whether recording in the studio or running shows on the road.

The StudioLive 32S includes the ten Classic Fat Channel plug-in models pre-installed. But you also get Fat Channel Collection Vol. 1... which includes 15 additional vintage-modeled EQs and Compressors—a $499 (USD) value if purchased separately.

Flexible mixing without limits.

PreSonus designed the StudioLive 32S digital mixer to adapt with your changing needs, whether you’re mixing in the studio or on a busy festival stage. The 16 FlexMixes on the StudioLive 32S digital mixer can be individually configured to function as an aux bus, a subgroup, or a matrix mix. 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. No other digital mixer provides this much flexibility.

Reconfigure your mix without unplugging a cable.

StudioLive Series III digital mixers incorporate the concept of an analog patchbay and digitize it. This lets you customize your mix configuration by patching any analog input or digital return (AVB, USB, or SD Card) to any channel you like. This flexible feature also allows you to freely route audio to your AVB network and record any of the inputs and FlexMixes on the 64 USB sends. Digital Patching also makes it easy to quickly route to and source from your AVB audio network when using the StudioLive 32S as part of a complete networked audio system. And with a fader for all 32 channels, plus 8 additional faders to manage your bus outputs, you always have total control of your entire mix.

The ultimate USB audio interface and control surface.

With 128 (64x64) channels of recording over USB, the StudioLive 32S 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. While the StudioLive 32S is compatible with any DAW, Studio One and the StudioLive 32S are the perfect pair to elevate your studio recording environment. Remote control your StudioLive 32S digital mixer’s recallable XMAX mic preamps and Fat Channel processing from Studio One Artist. Press the DAW button on your StudioLive 32S digital mixer and use the 33 touch-sensitive motorized faders to control your Studio One mix. Seamless integration and thoughtful bidirectional control with Studio One make the StudioLive 32S the best mixing console for the modern recording studio.

Remote control your digital mixer from anywhere… on any device.

PreSonus StudioLive Series III 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. Whether you’re adjusting monitor mixes on stage, moving around the room to dial in your mix, or using your mobile device as a second screen for your StudioLive 32S digital mixer, remote controlling your mix from anywhere just got easier.

World-class recording software included.

PreSonus Studio One® Artist DAW is included with the StudioLive 32S. Studio One seamlessly combines the time-tested and proven recording studio model with today’s beat- and loop-oriented production process so you can spend your precious time creating music instead of wondering what to click next.

A complete networked solution.

The StudioLive 32S is the flexible cornerstone for a custom AVB network that is easily expanded and quickly configured. Designed to complement each other, StudioLive Series III networked products form an ecosystem that is at the forefront of AVB networking technology. Route audio to EarMix 16M personal monitor mixers. Connect NSB-series stage boxes and StudioLive Series III rack mixers to add remote inputs and outputs. With powerful plug-in processing, a fader for every channel, and integrated networking onboard, the StudioLive 32S delivers an unmatched mixing experience that combines digital power with analog ease of use.

Three year warranty—for all Series III and III S mixers

When we introduced the StudioLive Series III S mixers, we upgraded all Series III mixer warranty programs to three years as well, including both console and rack mixers. Even if you bought yours two and a half years ago, you're covered.

We take our build quality seriously, and if anything goes wrong with your mixer in your first three years of ownership (assuming you don't throw it in a swamp or anything like that) we'll repair it.

The Expandable Fat Channel

Thanks to advanced engineering and the unique interoperability between PreSonus® hardware and software, you can enhance your StudioLive® Series III mixer and Studio One® Fat Channel with plug-in processors. These plug-ins are virtual signal processors that load in your StudioLive Series III console or rack mixer’s Fat Channel, expanding your Fat Channel processor library much like plug-ins do in a DAW. Each plug-in comes in both StudioLive Series III format and Studio One format so you can use your new processor in both mixer and DAW Fat Channels.

PreSonus Fat Channel plug-ins are state-space modeled by world-class engineers with Ph.D.’s in analog signal processing to faithfully produce the sound and response of the original hardware processors. Now you can have a wide variety of fresh DSP for live and studio sound. No other mixer anywhere near this price class has expandable processing—only PreSonus StudioLive Series III.

 

Features

  • Powered by the new dual-core PreSonus FLEX DSP Engine to provide the most processing of any digital mixer in its class
  • 40 input-channel digital mixer with 33 touch-sensitive motorized faders
  • 26 mix buses
  • 286 simultaneous processors
  • State Space-Modeled Fat Channel compressor and EQ plug-ins available on every input channel and output bus
  • FLEX FX multi-effects processor with 4 slots to load legendary reverb emulations and delays with 4 dedicated effects buses
  • 24 DCAs to control groups of channels
  • 128-channel (64x64) recording over USB
  • Onboard multi-channel SD recorder (34x34) with true Virtual Soundcheck mode
  • AVB Networking onboard (64x64) to connect with other mixers, NSB-series stage boxes, EarMix 16M personal monitor mixers and more
  • User Profiles for managing multiple operators with custom permissions
  • Per channel digital patching from any analog, AVB, USB, or SD Card source
  • DAW Control
  • Remote control every mix function from your computer, iPad, or Android tablet with UC Surface (included)
  • Put your musicians’ monitor mix under their fingers with QMix-UC (included) for iOS or Android
  • Capture 3.0 multitrack software included
  • Advanced Studio One integration (Studio One Artist Included)

Microphone Preamplifier

  • Input Type: XLR Female, balanced
  • Frequency Response to Main Output (at unity gain): 20-20 kHz, ±0.5 dBu
  • Input Impedance: 1 kΩ
  • THD to Main Output: <0.005%, +4 dBu, 20-20 kHz, unity gain, unwtd
  • S/N Ratio to Main Output (Ref = +4 dB, 20 kHz BW, unity gain, A-wtd): 94 dB
  • Common Mode Rejection Ratio (1 kHz at unity gain): 65 dB
  • Gain Control Range (±1 dB): 0 dB to +60 dB
  • Maximum Input Level (unity gain): +12 dBu
  • Phantom Power (±2 VDC): 48 VDC, switchable per channel

Line Inputs

  • Type: ¼” TRS Female, balanced
  • Frequency Response to Main Output (at unity gain): 20-20 kHz, ±0.5 dBu
  • Input Impedance: 10 kΩ
  • THD to Main Output: <0.005%, +4 dBu, 20-20 kHz, unity gain, unwtd
  • S/N Ratio to Main Output (Ref = +4 dB, 20 kHz BW, unity gain, A-wtd): 94 dB
  • Maximum Input Level: +18 dBu

Tape Inputs

  • Type: RCA Female, unbalanced (stereo pair)
  • Maximum Input Level: +12 dBu, ±0.5 dBu

XLR Outputs

  • Type: XLR Male, balanced
  • Maximum Output Level: +24 dBu, ±0.5 dBu
  • Output Impedance: 100Ω

Line Outputs

  • Type: ¼” TRS Female, balanced
  • Maximum Output Level: +18 dBu, ±0.5 dBu
  • Output Impedance: 100Ω

 

Tape Outputs

  • Type: RCA Female, unbalanced (stereo pair)
  • Maximum Output Level: +18 dBu, ±0.5 dBu
  • Output Impedance: 100Ω

Headphone Output

  • Type: ¼” TRS Female, active stereo
  • Maximum Output: 100 mW/ch. @ 60Ω load
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz (± 0.5 dB)
  • THD+N: 0.01%, 1 kHz, max gain, 20 Hz BW, unwtd
  • S/N Ratio: 96 dB, 1 kHz, max gain, 20 Hz BW, unwtd

System Crosstalk

  • Input to Output: -90 dB (Ref = +4 dBu, 20 Hz-20 kHz, unwtd)
  • Adjacent Channels: -87 dB (Ref = +4 dBu, 20 Hz-20 kHz, unwtd)

Digital Audio and Control

  • ADC Dynamic Range: 115 dB (A-wtd, 48 kHz)
  • DAC Dynamic Range: 115 dB (A-wtd, 48 kHz)
  • USB Recording Port: USB 2.0, Type-B
  • Bluetooth™ Input: 4.1, stereo
  • AES/EBU Output: XLR Male
  • Network Control Port: RJ-45
  • AVB Audio Network Port: Locking XLR Ethernet
  • Internal Processing: 32-bit, floating point
  • Sampling Rate: 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz
  • A/D/A Bit Depth: 24
  • Reference Level for 0 dBFS: +18 dBu
  • Total System Latency: 1.9 ms (local routing, analog in-analog out, all processing active)

Clock

  • Jitter: <20 ps RMS (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
  • Jitter Attenuation: >60 dB (1 ns in, 1 ps out)

Power / Environmental

  • Connector: IEC
  • Input-Voltage Range: 90 to 230 VAC (±10%)
  • Power Requirements (continuous): 85W
  • Recommended Ambient Operating Temperature: 0˚ to 40˚ Celsius / 32˚ to 104˚ Fahrenheit

Physical

  • Height: 6.51” (165.36 mm)
  • Width: 32.37” (822.21 mm)
  • Depth: 22.97” (583.48 mm)
  • Weight: 37.2 lbs. (16.9 kg)

System Requirements

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for UC Surface, QMix-UC, and Studio One®.

Mac

  • macOS® 10.11 or higher (64-bit only)
  • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Windows

  • Windows® 7 x64 SP1 + platform update, Windows 8.1 x64, Windows 10 x64
  • Intel Core 2 Duo (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Mac and Windows Systems

  • USB 2.0 port
  • Internet connection
  • Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended
  • 30 GB hard disk space
  • Monitor with 1366x768 resolution

iOS

  • iOS 10 or later
  • iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 4, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad (4th generation)

Android

  • Android™ 5.0 (Lollipop) or later
  • Android smartphone (QMix-UC)
  • Android tablet (8-inch) with 1024x768 resolution (UC Surface)
More Information
Condition New
SKU PS-SL32S-III
UPC 673454008139
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