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We offer two StudioLive® RM models. The RM32AI has 32 mic inputs and 16 Mix outputs and mounts in four rack spaces; the RM16AI has 16 mic inputs and 8 Mix outputs and mounts in three rack spaces. Otherwise, the two mixers are identical in every respect. Since these are rack-mount mixers, they do not have a hardware mixing surface; all controls are provided in UC Surface software for Mac®, Windows®, and iPad®.

Unlike the XMAX preamps in the StudioLive AI series, the XMAX preamps in the StudioLive RM series are recallable, and their settings can be saved with a mixer scene. However, the StudioLive RM-series preamps are true Class A, solid-state, analog XMAX, and they are sonically identical to the preamps in the StudioLive AI series, which are adjusted with an analog trim pot.

Like StudioLive AI-series mixers, StudioLive RM-series mixers are Active Integration products, with the same CPU, wireless and wired networking with Wi-Fi LAN adapter, FireWire 800 connectivity and recording, and other standard Active Integration features. They accept the same networking option cards as the StudioLive AI-series mixers.

StudioLive AI-series mixers, of course, have a complete, analog-like mixing surface with real faders, knobs, and buttons and a full set of LED meters. Almost all controls are also found in VSL-AI software for Mac and Windows and SL Remote for iPad.



RM32AI



RM16AI



32.4.2AI



24.4.2AI



16.4.2AI

Mixing Surface Software (hardware with StudioLive CS18AI control surface) Software (hardware with StudioLive CS18AI control surface) Hardware and software Hardware and software Hardware and software
Mixer Channels 32 32 32 24 16
Mic Inputs 32 16 32 24 16
Preamp Type Recallable XMAX Class A Recallable XMAX Class A XMAX Class A XMAX Class A XMAX Class A
Line Inputs - - 32 (TRS) 24 (TRS) 16 (TRS)
Analog Inserts - - 32 24 16
Stereo Aux Inputs - - 2 2 2
Tape Input Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tape Output - - Yes Yes Yes
Talkback Input - - Yes Yes Yes
Total Mix Buses 25 25 24 20 16
Main L/R Bus Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Main Mono Bus Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
LCR Mode Yes Yes - - -
Aux Mixes 16 16 14 10 6
Analog Aux Outputs 16 (XLR) 8 (XLR) 14 (TRS) 10 (TRS) 6 (TRS)
Direct Outputs - - Yes Yes Yes
Control Room Outputs - - Yes Yes Yes
Subgroups Subgroup Assign mode for Aux mixes Subgroup Assign mode for Aux mixes 4 4 4
Dual A/B Fat Channel on all Inputs and Outputs Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FX Buses and Processors 4 4 4 4 4
GEQ 15 15 16 12 8
Mute Groups 8 8 6 6 (via UC Surface) 6 (via UC Surface)
Quick Scenes 8 8 6 6 (via UC Surface) 6 (via UC Surface)
Filter Groups Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Digital IO 52x34 52x34 48x34 40x26 32x18
MIDI IO Yes Yes - - -
Cascading Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Option Cards Dante™ and AVB Dante and AVB Dante and AVB Dante and AVB Dante and AVB
Bundled Software* UC Surface, Capture™, Studio One® Artist, QMix®-AI UC Surface, Capture™, Studio One® Artist, QMix®-AI UC Surface, Capture™, Studio One® Artist, QMix®-AI UC Surface, Capture™, Studio One® Artist, QMix®-AI UC Surface, Capture™, Studio One® Artist, QMix®-AI
Integrates Smaart® Audio Analysis Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MAP/Street Price $1,999.95 $1,399.95 $3,499.95 $2,799.95 $1,999.95

*UC Surface and QMix-AI are free downloads from the Apple App Store.