PreSonus' new StudioLive RML-series rack-mount Active Integration digital mixers, which offer line-level inputs in addition to the XLR mic inputs found in the older RM series models, are now shipping.
Otherwise, the new RML-series and the RM-series mixers are identical, with the same recallable XMAX preamps and up to 96 kHz operation.
Designed for live sound mixing and studio recording, the RML16AI and RML32AI mixers provide 32 internal channels and 25 buses, a 52x34 FireWire 800 recording interface, AVB networking and Fat Channel signal processing on all input channels and all buses, including a 4-band parametric EQ, compressor, gate and limiter.
Users can control their StudioLive RML mixers the with UC Surface touch-control software for Mac, Windows, and iPad, as well as the StudioLive CS18AI AVB control surface, which provides motorised faders.
“With the new StudioLive RML mixers’ line inputs, you have more flexibility both in the studio and on the stage,” commented PreSonus senior product manager Ray Tantzen. “With studio quality, 96 kHz, Burr-Brown converters and integrated preamp and Fat Channel control from Studio One 3.2, RML mixers make great audio interfaces, in addition to unrivaled mixers.”
AVB Ethernet networking allows for the cascading of any two StudioLive RML and RM mixers to create larger mixing systems – combine a 16-input mixer with a 32-input model for a 48-channel system or two 32-input mixers for a 64-channel system. Both mixers in the expanded systems can be controlled from a StudioLive CS18AI, from UC Surface, and from Studio One.
With Stage Box mode, the RML mixers are useable as remote I/O devices in conjunction with StudioLive AI-series consoles, either as simple I/O – bypassing the internal mixer – or as a monitor mixer and remote I/O.
In addition to the UC Surface touch control software, these rack-mount mixers come with tightly integrated Capture recording software for Mac and Windows – featuring a true Virtual Soundcheck mode – and the Studio One 3 Artist DAW for Mac and Windows. PreSonus’ free QMix-AI aux-mix control software for iPhone/iPod touch enables musicians to control their own monitor mixes as well.
With a remote stage-box form factor, these mixers are built to withstand road abuse. The 3U rack-mount RML16AI provides eight locking XLR mic inputs and eight combo locking XLR mic-¼” TRS line inputs, each with a recallable XMAX Class A preamp, as well as eight XLR line outs and three main outs (left, right, and mono/centre). Similarly, the 4U rack-mount RML32AI offers 24 locking XLR mic inputs and eight combo locking XLR mic-¼” TRS line inputs, 16 XLR line outs, and three main outs.
Other features include front-panel input signal-present and clip LEDs for monitoring levels and rear-panel mirror of the line outputs on a DB25 connector – ideal for connecting to wireless in-ear systems. The rear panel also contains an option slot that comes with two FireWire 800 ports, an AVB Ethernet networking port, and S/PDIF I/O. Alternatively, the slot can accept an optional Dante card.