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We offer two StudioLive® RML models. The RML32AI has 32 mic inputs and 16 Mix outputs and mounts in four rack spaces; the RML16AI 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 RML series are recallable, and their settings can be saved with a mixer scene. However, the StudioLive RML-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 RML-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.



RML32AI



RML16AI



32.4.2AI



24.4.2AI



16.4.2AI

Mixing Surface Software* Software* 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 8 (TRS combo) 8 (TRS combo) 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 No No No
Digital IO 52x34 52x34 48x34 40x26 32x18
MIDI IO Not yet implemented Not yet implemented - - -
Cascading Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Option Cards Comes with AVB; Dante optional Comes with AVB; Dante optional AVB, Dante AVB, Dante AVB, Dante
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 $1,799.95 $1,199.95 $2,999.95 $2,499.95 $1,999.95

* Hardware control with optional StudioLive CS18AI control surface

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