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32/24/16 input channels, each with:

  • XLR mic and ¼” line inputs
  • High-headroom Class A XMAX™ mic preamplifiers
  • Analog ¼" inserts (rear panel)
  • Trim control with –20 to +20 dBV line / -15 to +65 dBu mic gain range (80 dB!)
  • +48V phantom power switch for condenser microphones
  • Digital Audio Input Select
  • 100 mm precision faders
  • Phase reverse, highpass filter, noise gate/expander, compressor, 4-band EQ, limiter—all with A/B and Quick Null


Cascade two StudioLive AI mixers of any frame size to create custom-sized mixing consoles.


48 in x 34 out / 40 in x 26 out / 32 in x 18 out FireWire s800 direct digital recording interface (24-bit/44.1 kHz and 48 kHz)

  • Compatible with ASIO and Core Audio; works with Logic®, Pro Tools, Cubase, Sonar™, Digital Performer™, Live, and more


24/20/16 dedicated mix buses for easy configuration

  • 14/10/6 aux buses with analog outputs
  • 4 internal FX buses
  • 4 subgroups with analog outputs
  • Stereo main bus with analog outputs
  • Access to Fat Channel functions


4 subgroup buses, each with:

  • Balanced TRS output
  • Solo
  • Mute
  • Noise gate/expander, compressor, 4-band EQ, limiter — all with A/B and Quick Null
  • 300 ms output delay
  • Available sources: 32/24/16 input channels; Aux In A and B; FXA, FXB, FXC, FXD returns


14/10/6 aux buses, each with:

  • Balanced TRS output
  • Solo
  • Mute
  • Pre1/Pre2/post-fader send
  • Output-level control
  • Highpass filter, noise gate/expander, compressor, 4-band EQ, limiter — all with A/B and Quick Null
  • 31-band graphic EQ with A/B and Quick Null
  • Available sources: 32/24/16 input channels, Aux In A and B, Tape Input, Main digital-audio return, FXA, FXB, FXC, FXD, Talkback


4 internal effects sends (two reverbs, two delay effects), each with:

  • Mute
  • Pre1/Pre2/post-fader send
  • Output-level control
  • Highpass filter, noise gate/expander, compressor, 4-band EQ, limiter — all with A/B and Quick Null


Stereo Main bus with:

  • Balanced XLR outputs
  • Balanced TRS outputs
  • Mono sum XLR output
  • Noise gate/expander, compressor, 4-band EQ, limiter — all with A/B and Quick Null
  • 31-band graphic EQ with A/B and Quick Null


Master Section

  • Aux Input A and B
    • Level Control and stereo pan
    • StudioLive 24.4.2AI and 16.4.2AI exclusive: noise gate/expander, compressor, 4-band EQ, limiter — all with A/B and Quick Null
  • Talkback System
    • Mic Level control
    • Output Select (Auxes, Main)
    • Talk button
    • Rear-panel XLR mic input with trim control and continuous 48V phantom power
  • 2 Track In
    • Level control
    • Tape Input to Mains button
    • Main Digital Audio Return on/off
  • Solo Bus
    • Cue Mix volume control
    • PFL/AFL and Solo In Place (SIP) buttons
    • Latch, Radio, and CR Modes
    • Solo Clear
  • Monitor Bus
    • Headphone-output level control
    • Control-room monitor-level control
    • Solo Bus to Monitor button
    • Tape Input to Monitor button
    • Main Digital Audio Return to Monitor button
    • Main Mix to Monitor button 


Fat Channel with rotary encoders:

  • Pan with dedicated 15-LED display
  • Stereo link for input channels, aux buses, and subgroups
  • Phase reverse (input channels only)
  • High-pass filter: -6 dB/oct., sweepable from Off to 1 kHz (main channels and aux's only)
  • Gate: Threshold: 0 to -84 dB; Attack: 0.02 to 500 ms; Release: 0.05 to 2 sec; Bandpass Key Filter: 40 Hz to 16 kHz; second-order resonant bandpass filter Q (0.7) with Key Listen function
  • Compressor: Threshold -56 to 0 dB; Ratio 1:1 to 14:1, LIM=∞:1; Attack 0.2 to 150 ms; Release 2.5 to 900 ms; Makeup Gain 0 to 28 dB; Soft Knee switch; Auto Mode with 10 ms Attack and 150 ms Release
  • 4-band fully parametric equalizer (32.4.2AI / 24.4.2AI / 16.4.2AI with VSL-AI or SL Remote-AI)
    • Low EQ: sweepable from 36 Hz to 465 Hz, ±15 dB, switchable shelf or peaking
    • Low Mid EQ: sweepable from 90 Hz to 1.2 kHz, ±15 dB, variable Q 0.1 to 4.0
    • High Mid EQ: sweepable from 380 Hz to 5 kHz, ±15 dB, variable Q 0.1 to 4.0
    • High EQ: sweepable from 1.4 kHz to 18 kHz, ±15 dB, switchable shelf or peaking
    • Master EQ On/Off button
  • 4-band semi-parametric equalizer (16.4.2AI mixing surface)
    • Low EQ: sweepable from 36 Hz to 465 Hz, ±15 dB, switchable shelf or peaking
    • Low Mid EQ: sweepable from 90 Hz to 1.2 kHz, ±15 dB; Low Q = .0.55, Hi Q = 2.0
    • High Mid EQ: sweepable from 380 Hz to 5 kHz, ±15 dB; Low Q = .0.55, Hi Q = 2.0
    • High EQ: sweepable from 1.4 kHz to 18 kHz, ±15 dB, switchable shelf or peaking
    • Master EQ On/Off button
  • Limiter: variable Threshold -28 dBfs to 0, ∞:1 Ratio
  • Alt EQ & Dyn button for quick A/B comparisons of two complete sets of Fat Channel settings for each channel and bus
  • Output Assign: 4 subgroups and main
  • All settings can be copied among channels and buses and can be saved as user presets.
  • 50 channel-strip presets for drums, bass, guitars, keyboards, and vocals
  • Quick Parameter Null easily zeroes out any Fat Channel parameter


4 internal digital effects-processors (2 reverbs, 2 delays), each with 50 customizable presets


16/12/8 31-band graphic equalizers

  • ​Assignable to each aux bus and the Main bus


Scene Store and Recall

  • Global Scene Storage: all current StudioLive settings
    • Up to 80 at a time
  • 6 Quick Scene buttons for instant Scene save/recall—like “speed dial” for Scenes (available on the 32.4.2AI mixing surface and on 24.4.2AI and 16.4.2AI via VSL-AI and SL Remote-AI)
  • Automatic Global AutoStore 
  • Customizable naming (for example, "Saturday Gig" or "Main Worship Service")


Individual channel-strip setting storage

  • Up to 48 at a time, plus…
  • 50 factory presets for instruments and vocal
  • Copy and Paste between channels
  • Can be browsed by category (DRM, VOX, HRN, GTR, BAS, MISC, SYS)


Lockout mode to keep inspired amateurs from changing your settings


Metering/Displays

  • 24 x 16- LED Fat Channel matrix:
    • Pre-dynamics/pre-fader input
    • Post-dynamics/post-fader output
    • Gain reduction
    • Aux 1-14 and EFX A-D output
    • Fader-position recall
  • 8 x 15-LED main meter bank
    • Selected channel level
    • Selected channel gain reduction
    • Sub buses 1 to 4
    • Main stereo outputs
  • 15-LED horizontal Pan/Balance display
  • 64 x 194 LCD matrix
    • Effects parameters
    • Scene creation, storage, and recall
    • System menus
    • Channel Info page with custom naming
    • GEQ Select
  • 2-digit Channel Selected display


Input/Output

  • 32/24/16 main inputs, each with XLR mic, ¼" line, and ¼" inserts
  • 2 ¼" balanced stereo (L/R) aux inputs
  • 1 XLR talkback-mic input with XMAX™ preamp, phantom power (always on), and level control
  • Unbalanced RCA stereo (L/R) tape inputs and outputs
  • XLR stereo (L/R) main outputs with level control
  • ¼" balanced stereo (L/R) main outputs
  • XLR mono output with level control
  • ¼" balanced stereo (L/R) control-room outputs
  • ¼" headphone output
  • 4 ¼" balanced subgroup outputs
  • 14/10/6 ¼" balanced aux outputs
  • 32/24/16 pre-insert, balanced direct outputs, Ch. 1-8, 9-16 (17-24, 25-32) on DB25 sockets
  • Dedicated USB 2.0 port and included Wi-Fi LAN adapter for wireless communications
  • Installed Option Card with:
    • S/PDIF digital out
    • 2 FireWire S800 ports
  • Optional I/O cards
    • Thunderbolt
    • Dante
    • AVB


Integrated software

  • Virtual StudioLive-AI bidirectional control/editor/librarian with Smaart Measurement Technology™
  • Studio One® Artist Digital Audio Workstation software for Mac® and Windows®
  • Capture™ multitrack recording software for Mac and Windows
  • StudioLive Remote-AI mixer-control software for iPad® available free from Apple App Store
  • QMix™-AI aux-control software for iPhone® and iPod touch® available free from Apple App Store


Digitalia

  • High-definition Burr-Brown analog-to-digital converters (118 dB dynamic range)
  • Unlimited-headroom, 32-bit floating point, digital mixing and effects processing
  • Internal sample frequency 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz


Physical

  • Rugged, non-flex steel chassis
  • 100 mm long-throw faders
  • Military-grade, quick-touch buttons
  • BNC 12V lamp socket
  • Optional dust covers available

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