PreSonus has launched a number of products at NAMM. It introduced the StudioLive 32.4.2AI 32-channel performance and recording digital mixer to its StudioLive series. The new mixer features next-generation Active Integration technology, including a dual-core computing engine which offers over 64 times the processing power and 10,000 times more RAM than the previous top-of-the-line StudioLive 24.4.2. Its integral communications make wireless control of the mixer possible without the need for an external computer. It has 32 Class A XMAX mic preamps with individually switched phantom power, 32 line inputs, 14 aux mixes, 4 subgroups with variable output delay, Fat Channel dynamics processing and parametric EQ, and a 48x34 FireWire S800 audio interface.
Also revealed was the new StudioLive AI-series Active Integration Loudspeakers, which PreSonus claim are the first active loudspeakers that deliver ‘studio monitor accuracy on stage’ and are equipped with complete wireless or wired remote control and monitoring using an iPad or laptop. All the AI-series speakers incorporate Fulcrum Acoustics TQ Temporal Equalisation algorithms.
PreSonus also unveiled its new Eris-series studio reference monitors. The ‘ultra-affordable’ two-way, bi-amped monitor speakers can be user adjusted to the acoustic space, and offer an accurate response with tight bass and clear upper end. The new Sceptre-series CoActual studio reference monitors were also announced, featuring an advanced coaxial design that works integrally with a 32-bit, 96kHz, dual-core processor, which also uses Fulcrum Acoustic’s TQ Temporal Equalisation technology.
The company also announced Capture 2.0, a major upgrade to its audio recording software for Mac and Windows. Designed for live recording, Capture is bundled with all PreSonus StudioLive-series digital mixers and is preconfigured for instant use. Version 2 further streamlines workflow and adds significant new safety features.
Other announcements included the news that PreSonus has licensed Audinate’s Dante digital media networking technology and will incorporate Dante into optional networking cards for several of its new products.