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PreSonus StudioLive RML32 AI Digital Rack Mixer

PreSonus StudioLive RML32 AI
PreSonus StudioLive RM32AI
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List Price: $2,299.95
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Product Code: 9667


PreSonus StudioLive RML32 AI 32-Channel Digital Rack-Mount Mixer

The Presonus StudioLive RML Rackmount series digital mixers, are based on the StudioLive AI mix engine and controlled with their UC Surface software

The Presonus StudioLive RM32AI and RM16AI (32-channel, 25-bus rack-mount Active Integration [AI]) digital mixers are scalable, compact, and 100 percent recallable. PreSonus' UC Surface control software was carefully designed for intuitive and quick performance in a live mixing environment but also serves well in the studio. It's extremely quick and easy to save all of your settings for quick setup and recall - unlike some digital mixers. The sound is pure PreSonus. A great-sounding mix depends in part on how good the mixer's components are, and how well the algorithms perform. That's especially true with RM Series analog (but digitally recallable) XMAX mic preamps. View the front of a StudioLive RM-series rack-mount mixer, and you'll see a straightforward jack field with XLR channel inputs, XLR mix outputs, and other important connections. If a StudioLive RM mixer were an analog console, it would have 4-foot-long channel strips packed with knobs and buttons or it would require a massive outboard rack of expensive signal processors! Instead, all that processing fits in three (RM16AI) or four (RM32AI) rack spaces under software control.

The power of Active Integration.

Presonus StudioLive RM-series mixers are based on Active Integration (or AI). This provides a complete, networked, tightly integrated hardware/software ecosystem in which every touch point in the system interacts to enhance the user experience and solve practical problems in ways not previously possible. Tightly integrated with a suite of free, state-of-the-art software that helps you mix and record better and have more fun doing it, makes the StudioLive RM like no other mixer near this price class. Other mixers simply do not offer comparable software. Two 32-bit stereo effects engines on dedicated buses, loaded with reverbs so rich and detailed that you feel like you're there. Two more with delay effects that you can really use. Use all four without compromising other resources. These are effects you'd expect from a $600 stand-alone processor..... Or four.

Wi-Fi and wired networking.

PreSonus StudioLive RM-series digital mixers' Active Integration technology includes powerful real-time, direct, wired and Wi-Fi remote control over a variety of features, using free Mac, Windows, and iOS software. Powerful networking and wireless remote control is great - but what if someone tries to hack into your Wi-Fi system and take control of the show or that jokester bass player tries to use his iPhone to mess with the lead singer's monitor mix? This is not a worry for the StudioLive RM. The StudioLive RM networking is safe, sane, and secure.

Which StudioLive RM for You?

That depends on how many inputs and outputs you need. We currently make two models, the StudioLive RML16 AI and RML32 AI. The only differences are the number of channel inputs and Mix outputs, channel activity LEDs, and DB25 connectors that mirror the Mix outputs. Otherwise, the two models are identical.

PreSonus StudioLive RML32 AI Mixer Features

Fully recallable digital mixer

Inputs and Outputs

  • 32/16 locking XLR inputs, each with:
  • Recallable XMAX Class A mic preamps
  • +48V phantom power
  • Stereo tape input (RCA jacks)
  • 16/8 XLR line-level Mix outputs
  • Four 300 ms alignment delays on the last four Mix outputs
  • 2/1 DB25 jacks mirror 16/8 line-level Mix outputs
  • 3 XLR main outputs (left, right, mono/center) with analog trim pots
  • S/PDIF digital output on removable option card
  • Headphone output with volume knob and selectable source
  • 1x1 MIDI I/O (for future implementation)

Channels and Buses

  • 32 internal channels
  • 25 mix buses
  • 16 aux mix buses
  • 3 main mix buses (left, right, mono/center)
  • Stereo solo bus
  • 4 internal FX buses (2 reverb, 2 delay)

Fully integrated, continuously bidirectional, 52-in/34-out, FireWire 800 direct recording interface (24-bit, 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz)

UC Surface Live Mixing and Control Software

  • Designed specifically for live sound mixing
  • Multiplatform support for Mac, Windows, and iPad
  • Windows 8 multi-touch-compatible for large touchscreen mixing
  • Flexible and expandable computing options: Use a laptop with or without a touchscreen, an iPad, or any combination.

Contextual-based navigation for quick, intuitive access to all mixing functions

8 Mute Groups with All On and All Off

Scene Store and Recall

  • Global Scene Storage: all current StudioLive RM settings
  • Up to 99 at a time
  • 8 Quick Scenes for instant scene save/recall - like "speed dial" for scenes
  • Automatic Global AutoStore
  • Customizable naming (for example, "Saturday Gig" or "Main Worship Service")

Individual channel-strip setting storage

  • Up to 100 at a time, plus:
  • 50 channel-strip presets included for drums, bass, guitars, keyboards, and vocals
  • Copy and paste among channels and buses
  • Can be saved as user presets
  • Can be browsed by category (Drums, Vocals, Horns, Guitar, Bass, and more)

Individual channel-strip setting storage

  • Up to 100 at a time, plus:
  • 50 channel-strip presets included for drums, bass, guitars, keyboards, and vocals
  • Copy and paste among channels and buses
  • Can be saved as user presets
  • Can be browsed by category (Drums, Vocals, Horns, Guitar, Bass, and more)

Other Actively Integrated Software

  • Capture one-click recording software with true virtual soundcheck (Mac/Windows)
  • Studio One Artist full-featured digital audio workstation software (Mac/Windows)
  • QMix-AI wireless monitor-mix control from an iPhone/iPod touch
  • Nimbit online "direct to fan" marketing, sales, and distribution service

Networking Connections

  • USB jack and included Wi-Fi LAN adapter provides direct wireless control (using a router)
  • Option card slot for future expansion
  • 2 FireWire S800 ports and 1 Ethernet control port on removable option card
  • Thunderbolt, Dante, and AVB cards coming soon

Signal Processing

  • Dual Fat Channel signal processing on all channels and buses with:
  • Variable highpass filter -6 dB/oct., sweepable from Off to 1 kHz (main channels and aux's only)
  • Variable lowpass filter on the mono/center bus
  • 4-band fully parametric EQ
  • Low EQ: sweepable from 36 Hz to 465 Hz, 15 dB, switchable shelf or peaking
  • Low Mid EQ: sweepable from 90 Hz to 1.2 kHz, 15 dB, variable Q 0.1 to 4.0
  • High Mid EQ: sweepable from 380 Hz to 5 kHz, 15 dB, variable Q 0.1 to 4.0
  • High EQ: sweepable from 1.4 kHz to 18 kHz, 15 dB, switchable shelf or peaking
  • Master EQ On/Off

Hardware Controls

  • 32 LED meter grid
  • Front-panel Mute All button temporarily mutes all inputs and outputs
  • +48V Meters button to display phantom power assignment on the meter grid
  • Headphone source selection between Main and Cue


  • High-definition Burr-Brown analog-to-digital converters (118 dB dynamic range)
  • Unlimited-headroom, 32-bit floating point, digital mixing and effects processing
  • Internal sample frequency 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz


  • 4U rack-mount steel chassis

PreSonus StudioLive RML32 AI Mixer Specifications

Microphone Preamp

  • Input Type: XLR Female, balanced, locking
  • Frequency Response to Direct Output (at unity gain): 20-40 kHz, 0.5 dBu
  • Frequency Response to Main Output (at unity gain): 20-20 kHz, 0.5 dBu
  • Input Impedance: 1 kΩ
  • THD to Main Output (1 kHz at unity gain): 0.005%, +4 dBu, 20-20 kHz, unity gain, unwtd
  • S/N Ratio to Main Output (Ref = +4 dB, 20 kHz BW, unity gain, A-wtd): 94 dB
  • Common Mode Rejection Ratio (1 kHz at unity gain): 65 dB
  • Gain Control Range (1 dB): 0 dB to +65 dB
  • Maximum Input Level (unity gain): +12 dBu
  • Phantom Power (2 VDC): 48 VDC, switchable per channel

Tape Inputs

  • Type: RCA Female, unbalanced (stereo pair)
  • Maximum Input Level: +12 dBu

Main Outputs

  • Type: XLR Male, balanced
  • Rated Output Level: +24 dBu
  • Output Impedance: 100Ω

Mix Outputs

  • Type: XLR Male, balanced
  • Rated Output Level: +24 dBu
  • Output Impedance: 100Ω

Headphone Output

  • Type: " TRS Female, active stereo
  • Maximum Output: 120 mW/ch. @ 60Ω load
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz ( 0.5 dB)
  • THD+N: 0.01%, 1 kHz, max gain, 20 Hz BW, unwtd
  • S/N Ratio: 96 dB, 1 kHz, max gain, 20 Hz BW, unwtd

System Crosstalk

  • Input to Output: -90 dB (Ref = +4 dBu 20-20 kHz, unwtd)
  • Adjacent Channels: -87 dB (Ref = +4 dBu 20-20 kHz, unwtd)

Noise Gate / Expander


  • Threshold Range: -56 dB to 0 dB
  • Ratio: 1:1 to 14:1
  • Attack Time: 0.2 ms to 150 ms
  • Release Time: 40 ms to 1,000 ms
  • Auto Attack and Release: Attack = 10 ms, Release = 150 ms
  • Curve Types: hard and soft knee


  • Threshold: -56 dB to 0 dB / -28 dBFS
  • Ratio: ∞:1
  • Attack: 20 ms
  • Hold: 10 ms
  • Release: 20 ms

Parametric EQ

  • Type: 2nd-order shelving filter
  • Low (Lowpass or Bandpass): 36 to 465 Hz, 15 dB
  • Low Mid (Bandpass): 90 Hz to 1.2 kHz, 15 dB
  • High Mid (Bandpass): 380 Hz to 5 kHz, 15 dB
  • High (Highpass or Bandpass): 1.4 kHz to 18 kHz, 15 dB
  • Q (sweepable for each band): 0.1 to 4 / Low Q= 0.55, Hi Q=2.0

Graphic EQ

  • 31-Band 1/3-Octave Controls: Center frequencies (Hz): 20, 25, 32, 40, 50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1k, 1.3k, 1.6k, 2k, 2.5k, 3.2k, 4k, 5k, 6.4k, 8k, 10k, 13k, 16k, 20k. Each band has a constant Q.
  • Gain/Attenuation: 15 dB

Digital Audio

  • ADC Dynamic Range: 118 dB (A-wtd, 48 kHz)
  • DAC Dynamic Range: 118 dB (A-wtd, 48 kHz)
  • FireWire: S800, 800 Mb/s
  • S/PDIF Output: RCA Female
  • Internal Processing: 32-bit, floating point
  • Sampling Rate: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz
  • A/D/A Bit Depth: 24
  • Reference Level for 0 dBFS: +18 dBu


  • Type: JetPLL
  • Jitter: <20 ps RMS (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
  • Jitter Attenuation: >60 dB (1 ns in, 1 ps out)


  • Connector; IEC
  • Input-Voltage Range: 90 to 240 VAC
  • Power Requirements (continuous): 200W
  • Recommended Ambient Operating Temperature: 0˚ to 40˚ Celsius / 32˚ to 104˚ Fahrenheit


  • Dimensions: 7" (17.78 cm) X 19" (48.26 cm) X 10.5" (26.67 cm)
  • Weight: 22 lbs. (9.98 kg)

Computer (minimum) system requirements, for UC Surface.


  • Mac OS X 10.8 64-bit or later
  • Intel Core 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)


  • Windows 7 x64/x86 SP1, Windows 8 x64/x86
  • Intel Core 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Mac and Windows Systems

  • Wired or wireless network connection
  • Internet connection
  • For Capture and Studio One:
  • FireWire S800 (IEEE 1394b) port
  • Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended
  • Monitor with 1280x800 resolution

Note that the speed of your processor, amount of RAM and size and speed of your hard drive will greatly affect the overall performance of your recording system. Also, a more powerful system (faster processor with more RAM) will allow for lower latency (signal delay) than you might experience while monitoring audio or MIDI signals.

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