PreSonus introduces StudioLive 24 digital console/recorder
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:32
StudioLive® 24 digital console/recorder
PreSonus’ new 24-channel StudioLive® 24 digital console/recorders further extends
the company’s third-generation StudioLive Series III line, which launched earlier this
year with the 16-channel StudioLive 16 and 32-channel StudioLive 32. Like all Series
III consoles, StudioLive 24 further improves on the StudioLive’s legendary ease of
use while letting you customize workflow and operations to fit the way you work.
The new console features 24 physical input channels with touch-sensitive, motorized
faders and recallable XMAX Class A preamps. The main L/R bus also has a touch-
sensitive, motorized fader. Internally, the StudioLive 24 is identical to the larger-
framed StudioLive 32; all 32 internal channels can be addressed digitally via USB
PreSonus Capture™ multitrack recording software with virtual soundcheck is
installed directly into the StudioLive 24 console so you can leave your laptop at
home. Record up to 34 tracks to the console’s on board SD recorder. When finished
recording, open your Capture session in Studio One® Artist for Mac® and
Windows® (included), and the entire mix scene will transfer to your Studio One
session, including fader levels and Fat Channel settings.
As with other StudioLive Series III consoles, the StudioLive 24’s distinctive Fat
Channel processing section presents a plug-in-style workflow that features vintage-
style EQ and compression options on every channel, from classic tube limiters to
passive EQs. In addition to channel processing, you get 6-band, fully parametric EQ
on all mix outputs.
StudioLive Series III goes above and beyond in providing ways to customize things
to best fit the way you work. User layers for the channel faders let you place any
channel, DCA master, or bus fader anywhere you want—and they’re easy to set up.
You can customize your Fat Channel layout, putting the parameters you care about
most right at your fingertips, and there are several workflow options to personalize
your mixing experience.
Scenes can also be extensively customized, including a Scene Safe feature that
prevents a scene change from altering the settings on designated “safe” channels.
Similarly, Fat Channel pre-sets 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 pre-set filters to choose what you
want to recall.
An AVB Ethernet connection enables you to network compatible computers and
stream up to 55 channels of audio to and from a Mac or Windows PC. (AVB
networked solutions, including stage boxes, personal monitor mixers, and increased
third-party AVB interoperability, are coming later in 2017.) You also get 40x40
recording via USB 2.0, giving you a choice of computer recording methods. A
separate 1 GB Ethernet port can connect to a wireless router or directly to a
computer for remote control of virtually all features via a wired or wireless
The StudioLive 24 is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2017, with a
U.S. MAP price of $2,499.95. For more information please visit