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Based on the StudioLive AI-series mix engine and controlled with battle-ready UC Surface software for Mac, Windows, and iOS, the StudioLive RM32AI and RM16AI 32-channel, 25-bus rack-mount Active Integration digital mixers are scalable, compact, and 100 percent recallable.
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Rack-mount convenience, AI power, and total recall.

Based on the StudioLive™ AI-series mix engine and controlled with battle-ready UC Surface software for Mac®, Windows®, and iOS®, the StudioLive RM32AI and RM16AI 32-channel, 25-bus rack-mount Active Integration™ digital mixers are scalable, compact, and 100 percent recallable.

More powerful touch control than the competition.

PreSonus® UC Surface control software for Mac, Windows, and iPad was carefully designed for intuitive and quick performance in a live mixing environment (but also serves well in the studio). It lets you take advantage of large-format Windows 8 touch computers.  And it gives you the big-mixer power of Filter DCAs.

The power of Active Integration™.

StudioLive RM-series mixers are based on Active Integration™ (AI), 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.

Actively integrated software.

PreSonus StudioLive RM-series mixers are 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. No other mixer near this price class offers comparable software.

Wi-Fi and wired networking plus built-in AVB.

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.  Plus you can take advantage of industry-standard AVB and Dante protocols.

A gigantic console in a few rack spaces.

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.

Effects you'd expect from a $600 stand-alone processor. Or four.

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.

Dedicated I/O.

View the front of a StudioLive RM-series rack-mount mixer, and you’ll see a straightforward jackfield with XLR channel inputs, XLR mix outputs, and other important connections.

The sound is pure PreSonus.

Getting 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. 

Complete store and recall—instantly.

With UC Surface, it’s very quick and easy to save all of your StudioLive RM settings for quick setup and recall—unlike some digital mixers.

Safe, sane, and secure.

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?

Which StudioLive RM for You?

That depends on how many inputs and outputs you need. We currently make two models, the StudioLive RM16AI and RM32AI. 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.

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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

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

-

-

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 coming in Q1 2015

Subgroup Assign mode for Aux mixes coming in Q1 2015

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 VSL-AI)

6 (via VSL-AI)

Quick Scenes

8

8

6

6 (via VSL-AI)

6 (via VSL-AI)

Filter Groups

Yes

Yes

Coming in Q1 2015

Coming in Q1 2015

Coming in Q1 2015

Digital IO

52x34

52x34

48x34

40x26

32x18

MIDI IO

Yes

Yes

-

-

-

Cascading

Coming in Q1 2015

Coming in Q1 2015

Yes

Yes

Yes

Option Cards

Dante and AVB coming Q2 2015

Dante and AVB coming Q2 2015

Dante and AVB coming Q2 2015

Dante and AVB coming Q2 2015

Dante and AVB coming Q2 2015

Bundled Software*

UC Surface, Capture™, Studio One® Artist, QMix™-AI

UC Surface, Capture™, Studio One® Artist, QMix™-AI

VSL-AI, Capture™, Studio One® Artist, QMix™-AI, SL Remote AI

VSL-AI, Capture™, Studio One® Artist, QMix™-AI, SL Remote AI

VSL-AI, Capture™, Studio One® Artist, QMix™-AI, SL Remote AI

Integrates Smaart® Audio Analysis

Coming in Q1 2015

Coming in Q1 2015

Yes

Yes

Yes

MAP/Street Price

$1,999.95

$1,399.95

$3,499.95

$2,799.95

$1,999.95

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

Features:

 

StudioLive RM32AI/RM16AI

  • Fully recallable digital mixer 

Inputs and Outputs

  • 32/16 locking XLR inputs, each with:Stereo tape input (RCA jacks)
    • Recallable XMAX™ Class A mic preamps
    • +48V phantom power
  • 16/8 XLR line-level Mix outputs2/1 DB25 jacks mirror 16/8 line-level Mix outputs

    • Four 300 ms alignment delays on the last four 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 busesFully integrated, continuously bidirectional, 52-in/34-out, FireWire 800 direct recording interface (24-bit, 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz)

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

UC Surface Live Mixing and Control Software

 

  • Designed specifically for live sound mixing

  • Multiplatform support for Mac®, Windows®, and iPad®Contextual-based navigation for quick, intuitive access to all mixing functions

    • Windows 8 multi-touch-compatible for large touchscreen mixing (touchscreen not included)
    • Flexible and expandable computing options: Use a laptop with or without a touchscreen, an iPad, or any combination
  • 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)
  • Contextual Presets System 

    • Presets filtered by Channel Types
    • Quickly audition presets on the fly 
      • Edit auditioned preset before loading 
      • Exit Audition mode with out loading to return to previous settings
      • Save and load presets on all platforms including iOS 
  • Filter DCAsSecurity features to monitor and restrict access to the mixer’s controls

    • Unlimited groups
    • Automatic group creation using Channel Types 
    • Custom groups

 

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 (when used with a wireless router, not included)
  • 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:15 graphic EQs (for the first 12 aux buses plus the Main left, right, and mono/center buses)

    • 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
    • Compressor: Threshold -56 to 0 dB; Ratio 1:1 to 14:1, LIM=∞:1; Attack 0.2 to 150 ms; Release 2.5 to 900 ms; Makeup Gain 0 to 28 dB; Soft Knee switch; Auto Mode with 10 ms Attack and 150 ms Release
    • Gate with sidechain: Threshold: 0 to -84 dB; Attack: 0.02 to 500 ms; Release: 0.05 to 2 sec;
    • Bandpass Key Filter: 40 Hz to 16 kHz; second-order resonant bandpass filter Q (0.7) with Key Listen function
    • Limiter: Variable Threshold -28 dBfs to 0, ∞:1 Ratio
    • Pan
    • Stereo link for input channels and aux buses
    • Polarity reverse (input channels only)
    • Quick A/B comparisons of two complete sets of Fat Channel settings for each channel and bus
  • 4 32-bit floating point effects processors (2 reverb, 2 delay) on dedicated buses

  

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

 

 Digitalia

 

  • 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

  

Physical

 

  • 4U/3U rack-mount steel chassis
 


Product Details

Product Details

UPC 673454003026
Platform Hybrid (Mac and PC)
Manufacturer PRESONUS
System Requirements (Windows)

Windows

  • 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 recommende

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. 

Additional items needed to get the most out of your StudioLive RM Mixer:

  • USB Thumb Drive (SanDisk brand recommended, 32GB or smaller required)
  • Additional Cat 5e or Cat 6 Ethernet Cable for Ethernet Setup
  • Wireless 2.4GHz Router (suggested wireless routers) 
  • Late 2012 or newer Apple Computers without 1394 Firewire ports will need Apple's Thunderbolt to 1394 adapter
  • Philips Head Screwdriver (optional) 
System Requirements (Mac)

 Apple iPad

  • iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, iPad (3rd generation), or iPad 2
  • iOS 7.03 or later

Mac

  • 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)

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. 

Additional items needed to get the most out of your StudioLive RM Mixer:

  • USB Thumb Drive (SanDisk brand recommended, 32GB or smaller required)
  • Additional Cat 5e or Cat 6 Ethernet Cable for Ethernet Setup
  • Wireless 2.4GHz Router (suggested wireless routers) 
  • Late 2012 or newer Apple Computers without 1394 Firewire ports will need Apple's Thunderbolt to 1394 adapter
  • Philips Head Screwdriver (optional) 

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