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Sunday, March 17, 2013

New Music Gear Monday: Presonus StudioLive 32.4.2AI

In most home studios, consoles are making a comeback, while for live performance they never went away. That said, the mixing desk of today hardly resembles the one of even ten years ago, with even the smallest ones having a huge amount of power and features only dreamed of by the mixers of yesterday.

That's why the Presonus StudioLive 32.4.2 is so cool; it packs so much into a console that has a street price of around $4,000 that it's hard to believe if you're an old school mixer.

With over 60,000 of the 16 and 24 channel versions already in use, the 32.4.2 brings a number of new attributes, like 6 mute groups, 8 scene buttons, firewire 800 connections (for up 48 in and 32 out recording) with an option for an upcoming Thunderbolt card.

Couple that with current features like wireless interactivity to control the desk from a computer or iPad or headphone mixes from an iPhone, 54 hi-pass filters, 60 gates, 60 compressors, 60 limiters, 60 parametric equalizers, 16 31 band graphic EQs, 4 effects processors, 32 preamps, and recording and editing software, and you have a powerhouse on your hands for not all that much money in the grand scheme of things.

While it seems to lean a little to the live area instead of the studio, the StudioLive 32.4.2AI is still a huge bang for buck. Check out the video that explains it all.


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1 comment:

Joh P said...

I've read many articles on how to set up a home studio. Most of them don't include a mixer. I did believe it is an important tool for serious music producer and musicians.


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