PreSonus® unveiled its new StudioLive™ AVB Mix Systems, which combine one or two StudioLive RM-series rack mixers, a 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 Mix Systems put your I/O in an onstage, rack-mount mixing system with an integrated recording interface, 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.
Four systems are available: The StudioLive AVB 16AI Mix System, with one StudioLive RM16AI mixer; StudioLive AVB 32AI Mix System, with one StudioLive RM32AI; StudioLive AVB 48AI Mix System, with one of each RM model, cascaded to form a 48-input, 64-channel system; and StudioLive AVB 64AI Mix System, with two cascaded StudioLive RM32AIs for a 64-input system. You also can start with a single-mixer AVB Mix System and expand it later by cascading a second RM-series mixer. Both mixers in a cascaded AVB Mix System can be controlled from the StudioLive CS18AI and from UC Surface touch-control software.
Equipped with 100 mm, touch-sensitive, motorized faders and AVB networking, the StudioLive™ CS18AI control surface provides a compact, intuitive mixing solution for StudioLive RM32AI rack-mount digital mixers and for Studio One® 3 digital audio workstation, which is included with all AVB Mix Systems. The CS18AI and RM mixers connect to the network with CAT5e or CAT6 Ethernet cable, eliminating the need for cumbersome analog or digital snakes and stage boxes.
StudioLive AVB 64AI Mix Systems are tightly integrated with an entire suite of state-of-the-art software, including UC Surface mix-control software for Mac, Windows, and iPad®; QMix™-AI monitor-mix control app for iPhone®/iPod® touch; Capture™ live recording software; and Studio One Artist. It adds up to a powerful mix control system with a fast, intuitive workflow and the latest networking technology.
An associated firmware update for RM-series mixers adds a new Stage Box mode that lets you use StudioLive RM-series mixers as simple I/O devices in conjunction with StudioLive AI-series consoles. Simultaneous updates to the StudioLive CS18AI and Capture 2 recording software add remote control of Capture from a CS18AI and UC Surface so you can control virtual soundcheck, transport, and Record arm; drop markers; and keep an eye on record times from anywhere in the venue. The updates also provide advanced networking features, performance improvements and bug fixes for StudioLive AI consoles, RM-series mixers, CS18AI, UC Surface, and Capture.