PreSonus has introduced a HD mode for its StudioLive AI-series mixers.
HD mode allows the consoles to record and play back audio streams at sample rates up to 96 kHz over the onboard FireWire 800 interface. The number of recording and playback streams is unaffected.
Designed for recording applications, HD mode limits cascading and output processing while retaining bus mixing, Fat Channel processing on every input channel, as well as one reverb and one delay processor.
Since the included Capture and Studio One Artist software for Mac and Windows already record high-definition audio, no updates to these applications are required.
Registered AI-series owners can upgrade their firmware for free by downloading the update from their My PreSonus account or by connecting their mixer to an Internet-capable network.
The company has also announced that its online, direct-to-fan music marketing, promotion, and sales service Nimbit now supports high-definition (24-bit, 96 kHz) audio.
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