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PreSonus StudioLive Series 3 Consoles - Superior Sound & Impressive Workflow Options

Posted on January 25, 2017 by Matt Park There have been 0 comments


We always have plenty of PreSonus products in stock for a very good reason, it is widely popular with engineers all over the world, and the StudioLive Series is no different. The release of the third generation has been announced and we couldn’t be happier to have it on our website.

PreSonus claims that they have spent nine years in the R&D stage for the new StudioLive® Series III digital console/recorders, and it shows. There are two models in the improved series: the 16-channel, 24 input StudioLive 16, with 17 touch-sensitive, motorised faders and 17 recallable XMAX preamps and the top-of-the-line 40-input StudioLive 32, with 33 touch-sensitive, motorised faders and 33 recallable XMAX preamps.

The new StudioLive Series III consoles come with PreSonus’ own multitrack recording software, PreSonus Capture, already installed, offering the user the ability to capture up to 34 tracks to the built-in SD card recorder. The package also includes the Studio One software which will seamlessly open the session, complete with your fader levels and Fat Channel settings.

Speaking of the Fat Channel, this distinctive feature has been given somewhat of an overhaul including a plug-in-style workflow that features vintage-style EQ and compression options across all the channels, from classic tube limiters to passive EQs. In addition to channel processing, StudioLive Series III consoles offer 6-band, fully parametric EQ on all mix outputs.

That’s not the only feature to have seen an upgrade. User layers for the channel faders let you place any channel or bus fader anywhere you want. You can also customise your Fat Channel layout, putting the parameters you use the most right at your fingertips, and there are several workflow options to personalise your mixing experience.

StudioLive Desk

With the new StudioLive Series III consoles, you can customise scenes even more precisely than with previous models. You could always decide which settings would be recalled in a global StudioLive scene change. But now, with Scene Safe, a scene change won’t alter the settings on designated “safe” channels. Similarly, Fat Channel presets have, for practical purposes, become like scenes for individual channels, not only saving input and Fat Channel settings but also aux send and bus assignments. Of course you can also use preset filters to choose what you want to recall.

A newly-added AVB Ethernet port enables you to network compatible computers and stream up to 55 channels of audio to and from a Mac or Windows PC. As well as ethernet networking, you can also choose to use the USB 2.0 recording functionality for 38x38 recording.



PreSonus StudioLive 32 mixers are integrated with a whole suite of exciting software packages. Mix wirelessly or over a wired network from anywhere using free UC Surface touch-control software for iPad. You can even add a second—or third, or even fourth —screen for fast workflow. Completely automate virtual soundchecks and record shows with Capture for Mac and Windows (included)—or record with Studio One or with any software that supports ASIO or Core Audio. The StudioLive 16 comes with PreSonus Studio One Artist software, while StudioLive 32 customers can enjoy the full power of Studio One Professional. Musicians can control their monitor mixes onstage with free QMix-UC for iPhone, iPod touch, or Android device without the need for large monitor networks.

Both the PreSonus StudioLive 16 and PreSonus StudioLive 32 are available to order from us now, or give us a call to speak to one of our experts about the exciting new features of these third generation digital consoles.

The PreSonus StudioLive 32 Series 3

The PreSonus StudioLive 16 Series 3

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