A complete, networked, mixing and recording system.
Get rid of that heavy analog snake and take control of your mixes with the PreSonus® StudioLive® AVB 48AI Mix System, which combines a StudioLive RM16AI rack mixer, StudioLive RM32AI rack mixer, StudioLive CS18AI Ethernet/AVB control surface, and integrated control, recording, and production software. Scalable, fully recallable, networked over AVB Ethernet, and tightly integrated with included software, the StudioLive AVB 48AI Mix System puts your I/O in an onstage, rack-mount mixer with Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking, while providing an advanced control surface at front-of-house with 18 touch-sensitive, motorized faders and 4x2 I/O.
StudioLive RM: Versatile and flexible for live and recorded sound.
The heart of the StudioLive AVB 48AI Mix System, the cascaded PreSonus StudioLive RM16AI and StudioLive RM32AI rack-mount Active Integration digital mixers provide a versatile and flexible solution for live sound and recording. The RM16AI offers 16 analog inputs plus 16 digital inputs via FireWire or AVB for a total of 32 input channels. The RM32AI delivers another 32 analog inputs. Cascaded together, they form a powerful mixing system with 48 analog inputs, 64 internal channels, and 25 buses. StudioLive RM-series mixers are flawlessly integrated with state-of-the-art software and boast an integrated 84x66 recording interface, advanced AVB networking, and multiple control options. Yet they’re easy to use, with a workflow that will let you focus on mixing, without being distracted by the technology.
StudioLive CS18AI: Powerful, intuitive network control.
Equipped with 100 mm, touch-sensitive, motorized faders and AVB networking, the StudioLive CS18AI control surface provides a compact, intuitive mixing solution for the StudioLive RM16AI rack-mount digital mixers and Studio One® 3 digital audio workstation. The CS18AI connects to the network with a CAT5e or CAT6 Ethernet cable, eliminating the need for cumbersome analog or digital snakes and stage boxes, and offers a host of other useful features. It adds up to a powerful mix control system with a fast, intuitive workflow and the latest networking technology.
Built-in AVB-networked audio.
Through the power and flexibility of AVB audio networking, the StudioLive CS18AI can not only transmit control data but can also send and receive audio channels across long distances. You get two mic/line inputs with PreSonus’ remote-controllable XMAX preamps and two line inputs that you can use as sources for the talkback, 2-track playback, or other sources from front-of-house. The CS18AI’s two TRS line-level returns are shared with the monitor line outputs and headphone output and can be sourced from any RM mixer output, including the solo bus, main mix, or any aux mix.
AVB (Audio Video Bridging) is a collection of IEEE 802.1 networking standards that has increased the capacity for information exchange, support, and audio/video product standardization. The promise of AVB is a single digital network to transmit audio, video, and other forms of data via “smart” switches that can process AVB traffic without compromising network integrity. AVB comes standard with StudioLive CS18AI control surfaces and StudioLive RM-series mixers.
Integrated, multiplatform software for flexible control and one-click recording.
StudioLive AVB 48AI Mix Systems are tightly integrated with an entire suite of state-of-the-art software. Mix wirelessly or over a wired network using UC Surface for Mac®, Windows®, and iPad®. Musicians control their monitor mixes onstage with QMix®-AI for iPhone®/iPod® touch. Automate virtual soundchecks and record shows at up to 96 kHz with Capture™. Tune your system to the room and watch for problems in your mix with UC Surface’s integrated Smaart® wizards, RTA, and spectrograph. Save mixer scenes with your Capture recordings and edit both in Studio One Artist, which you can control with the StudioLive CS18AI. StudioLive Active Integration hardware and software work together to form a cohesive ecosystem that helps you achieve your creative vision.
Unlike DAW controllers that give you some faders and generic controls that try to do too much with too little, the StudioLive CS18AI provides extensive hardware control for Studio One 3. Control channel faders and automation, PreSonus and third-party plug-ins, transport control, and more. Controlling Studio One with a CS18AI is like mixing with a large studio console—but more flexible.
A versatile, networked system for touring, studios, and installs.
If we just gave you the two feature-rich StudioLive RM-series rack-mount mixers, powerful StudioLive CS18AI control surface, and extensive software library, you’d have an amazing set of products. With AVB networking, you have an amazing integrated, modern system. Reading about it is a good start; watching our videos is a fine next step. But you really need to experience a StudioLive AVB 48AI Mix System for yourself. Test-drive it at your favorite PreSonus dealer.