BATON ROUGE, LA.—Based on the StudioLive AI-series engine and controlled with UC Surface software for Mac, Windows and iOS, the StudioLive RM16AI and RM32AI 32x16x3 rack-mount Active Integration digital mixers are scalable, compact and recallable.
PreSonus' new UC Surface control software serves well in a live or studio environment. This remote-control software runs on Mac and Windows computers, as well as iPad. UC Surface supports iPad and Windows 8 touchscreens.
The 3U rack-mount RM16AI provides 16 locking XLR inputs with recallable XMAX Class A preamps, eight XLR line outs and three main outs (left, right, and mono/center); 32 internal channels and 25 buses; a 52x34 FireWire 800 recording interface; 96 kHz operation; and extensive signal processing.
The 4U rack-mount RM32AI offers 32 inputs with recallable XMAX preamps and 16 line outputs but otherwise has the same features as the 16-input version. Both mixers offer individual +48V phantom power on all inputs; a +48V meters button displays phantom-power assignment on the input meter grid.
The Active Integration technology includes direct Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking and integrated Capture recording software with true Virtual Soundcheck mode and Studio One Artist DAW for Mac and Windows.
RM-series mixers are true Active Integration mixers, with Fat Channel signal processing on all input channels and buses. The recallable XMAX preamps mean that every parameter can be saved and recalled.
With a remote stage-box form factor, these mixers are built to withstand rigorous road abuse. The front panel provides input signal-present and clip LEDs (16 for the RM16AI, 32 for the RM32AI) and provides stereo RCA tape inputs, a headphone output with volume knob and source-select buttons, a Mute All button that temporarily mutes all inputs and outputs and a USB type-A jack that hosts the included Wi-Fi LAN adapter.
The rear panel contains an option slot that comes with two FireWire 800 ports, an Ethernet control port, and S/PDIF I/O. The slot also accepts the same option cards as the StudioLive AI-series digital mixers; with Dante, AVB and Thunderbolt cards coming soon, StudioLive RM-series mixers can be updated.
Also on the rear are a power jack and switch, MIDI I/O and a mirror of the line outputs on a DB25 connector-perfect for connecting to wireless in-ear systems.
The integrated software bundle includes PreSonus Capture live-recording software with Virtual Soundcheck and Studio One Artist DAW. StudioLive RM-series mixers also work with PreSonus'' free QMix-AI aux-mix control software for iPhone/iPod touch.