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Presonus Studiolive 24.4.2, usually ships in 24-48 hours

Our Price: $Call. List price: $3999.95. Price includes Case, Light and HeadphonesEmail me a quote

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You'll never go back to an old-school analog mixer once you've used StudioLive™. With its incredible signal-processing power on every channel, easy store and recall of every setting, and the ability to record it all with just two mouse clicks, you'll get spoiled fast! Easier to use, better sounding, and flawlessly integrated with state-of-the-art software, it delivers the most creative environment possible for both live performance and studio music production.

But StudioLive is not simply a mixer, it's a rapidly growing family of state-of-the-art, integrated hardware-software mixing and recording systems that deliver the features you need for live sound, live recording, and studio recording.

The StudioLive 24.4.2 is a fine choice for those who want to mix small to medium-sized shows and worship services, and it's a great choice for club systems, corporate applications, and educational institutions. And it's the perfect hardware core for a project studio.

Here, in one device, are high-headroom XMAX™ microphone preamplifiers, a built-in FireWire recording and playback interface, more than 90 signal processors, a big library of DSP effects, 10 aux buses, 4 subgroups, extensive LED metering, mixer save and recall, channel-strip save/recall/copy/paste, talkback, and more. Yet despite its many controls and features, it's compact and easy to transport.

Build live mixes that glisten with clarity and detail—then record and enhance the performance with the power of StudioLive 24.4.2. Get creative in the studio. Build mixes, loops, sound effects, and more, then bring them out to your show and mix them with the live performance. Process channels using your favorite plug-ins and completely automate your entire performance. StudioLive 24.4.2 revolutionizes music production, opening endless creative possibilities.

See it. Touch it. Change it: the ease of analog meets the power of digital.

When we designed StudioLive, one of our primary goals was to provide a familiar interface that would keep all critical controls visible and accessible—not buried inside multiple menus.

Sit down at a StudioLive 24.4.2, and you see real hardware Mute and Solo buttons, trim controls, and clearly labeled, individual knobs for the parametric EQ and dynamics processing. The master section—complete with Talkback, Monitor, Cue, and a choice of headphone sources—looks just like the master section on an analog board but with far more power and flexibility. Aux sends have their own controls. Every channel has a big, bright meter display.

Bottom line: if you've ever used an analog mixer, you'll be right at home with a StudioLive 24.4.2. And even if you've never used a mixer before, you'll quickly be able to create quality mixes and recordings.

Which StudioLive is Best for You?

Your mixing and recording needs aren't necessarily exactly the same as everyone else's. That's why we created a StudioLive family of digital mixers, starting with the StudioLive 16.4.2 and the StudioLive 24.4.2.

Why choose the StudioLive 24.4.2 rather than the StudioLive 16.4.2? Let's say you want more than 16 channels but want to keep your system compact. Perhaps the acts and events you mix require lots of monitor mixes, so you need more than the six auxiliary buses in the 16.4.2, and you want fully parametric EQ, rather than semi-parametric. You could use an enhanced gate with Key Listen and Key Filter features, and a Threshold control on the limiter would be handy. A stereo graphic EQ on the mains is mandatory but you also want graphic EQ on the subgroups and auxes at times—four dual-mono, 31-band graphic EQs would do the job nicely. No problem! You get all of these enhancements and more with the 24-channel, 10-aux, StudioLive 24.4.2.

A gigantic console in a small package thanks to the Fat Channel.

If StudioLive were an analog console, it would have 4-foot-long channel strips packed with knobs and buttons or it would require a massive outboard rack of expensive signal processors! That's because each channel has its own studio-grade compressor, limiter, gate, 4-band parametric equalizer, and high-pass filter. In all, we've packed 43 compressors, 43 limiters, 43 gates, 24 high-pass filters, and more, into one remarkable Fat Channel.

Engaged by pressing any Select button, the StudioLive 24.4.2's Fat Channel features extensive EQ and dynamics for every input channel, every aux output (including the two internal FX buses), every subgroup output, and the main outputs.

To let you get the most from all of this processing power without descending into menu purgatory, we designed the Fat Channel with clearly labeled physical knobs; an ingenious, multi-function, 16-ladder LED display; an in-your-face Selected Channel display; and even a separate horizontal pan display. It's easy to instantly access any function and get clear, visible feedback.

Not just effects. Effects you'd expect from a $600 stand-alone processor.

You get two programmable, 32-bit, stereo DSP effects engines, loaded with 50 reverbs, delays, and time-based effects that you can really use. The reverbs are so rich and detailed that you feel like you're there. Delays are precise. Slap echo sounds like old-school tape effects. All 50 effects have easy-to-use parameter adjustment, tap tempo, store, recall, and Scene selection for ultimate creative flexibility.

The StudioLive 24.4.2's 4 dual, 31-band graphic equalizers can be applied to the main, subgroup, and aux outputs so you can compensate for room acoustics, speaker response, and much more.

All of these features add up to a lot of settings to remember and reset at every performance. That's where the power of digital comes in: StudioLive lets you save all of your digital settings for quick setup and recall. Save Scenes that include every setting on the mixer or save just the Fat Channel settings. Copy-and-paste settings across multiple channels. Save individual DSP effects for ultimate ease, speed, and control.

This means that for fixed applications like clubs, churches, and auditoriums, you can always count on the same sound and can fine-tune Scenes for different songs and call them up instantly. And it lets rank amateur volunteers successfully operate the StudioLive 24.4.2.

We've included a whole library of individual channel settings as starting points for optimizing the sound of instruments, vocals, and spoken word. An AutoStore feature regularly saves your current settings in case the power fails.

Recording made easy.

If you have a computer with 6-pin FireWire, you have a 26-track digital recorder instantly ready to capture your gig, church service, or presentation. Just two mouse clicks engages Capture™ recording software. Studio One Artist™ digital audio workstation lets you edit and enhance to your heart's content.

StudioLive 24.4.2 features a tightly integrated FireWire interface that delivers up to 32 channels of recording and up to 26 channels of simultaneous playback. Each FireWire recording channel can be set to record either pre- or post-Fat Channel signal processing, delivering total flexibility and power.

Because StudioLive 24.4.2 can so easily return FireWire playback channels from your computer, you can pull off nifty tricks. You can soundcheck your band and fine-tune the P.A. in a new venue, even when the band's not there yet. Or create backing tracks at your studio and seamlessly blend them with live performances.

Inside, it's pure PreSonus.

Ease of use and powerful features only count if the sound quality is equally impressive. After all, it really comes down to how good those microphone preamps are, how clean the signal path is, and how well the algorithms perform. That's why you should choose a digital mixer made by PreSonus, a company already famous for its analog mic preamps, pristine digital interfaces, and well-regarded signal processors.

XMAX™ Class A preamplifiers deliver more headroom, deeper lows, smoother highs, and a richer overall sound than the preamps found in competing mixers. Ultra-high-headroom, 32-bit floating-point processing is used for all digital mixing. All analog inputs and outputs use the highest quality digital converters available. Synchronization to your computer is stable and robust, thanks to JetPLL™ synchronization technology, resulting in great stereo separation and clear, transparent audio.

StudioLive expands with your input needs.

Need more than 24 channels for mixing live shows and don't need to record? Daisy-chain two StudioLive 24.4.2s via their FireWire ports to get up to 48 input channels and 8 submix buses. If you need more than 24 channels for recording, and you don't need a full channel strip for the additional inputs, you can daisy-chain a StudioLive 24.4.2 with a PreSonus FireStudio Project, FireStudio Tube, or FireStudio Mobile interface. It could not be simpler.

You've read the book. Now see the movies.

We've provided plenty of written material about StudioLive. In addition, our Web site hosts a whole series of instructional videos showing StudioLive mixers in church, club, and project-studio applications. Video blogs go into detail about various powerful StudioLive features. And we regularly add new videos.

Reading about the StudioLive 24.4.2 is a good start but nothing beats actually getting your hands on one, so visit your nearest PreSonus dealer today. You'll see what we mean about intuitive ease-of-use. You'll hear what we mean about Class A preamps, rich DSP effects, and overall sound quality. And when you have seen and heard it for yourself, you'll understand why your new mixer should be a StudioLive.
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Comments about Presonus StudioLive 24

We have used this mixer ourselves and it works surprisingly well considering its price. As an experiment we opened the box of a sixteen channel studiolive and fired up the mixer and started to use it. We did not look at the manual, so dont tell Presonus, but the purpose was to see how easy or not this mixer was to operate just by working on it. It took about thirty minutes to get the hang of it, now we are professional sound people here so not shy of any digital mixer but this one was easy to "get" and especially easy we think if the sound person is only used to using analog mixers. But we do suggest that you read the manual, and it is worth the effort because there are things that you might miss if you dont. Another great thing about the mixer is the free software called capture which just requires a connection to a computer, OSX or Windows, with a firewire port. All twenty four channels can be recorded so recording a rehearsal or the live event can be done with ease. Now the point about this is that when returning home or back to the studio the channels can be replayed back through the mixer and used to practice mixing with or making a recording of the live event. This does also allow the sound person to get to know the mixer better and work better the next time out. Also if a rehearsal is recorded and at the time of the event the drummer does not show up the recording can be replayed and mixed with the other live instruments and singers.
The mic preamps on this mixer are wonderful and are significantly better than other mixers that you dont see for sale on our site. EQ is fully parametric on the twenty four channel, there is room to put the controls on the fat channel. When changing scenes the fat channels puts all of the eq and compression etc back where it needs to be assuming that you have set the mixer to do that. The mixer can be setup so that head amp gain does not change when a scene is recalled and the same with other parameters. This mixers does not have the flying faders that most digital mixing desks have so changing scenes is a little more challenging. If you are using this in church then setting it up for different services is easy by just watching the LED levels, which change to a special display for the purpose, until the faders are lined up. For a band using it to change levels for different songs it is still as easy to do but not as fast as what would be expected with moving faders. If you are using this mixer with in ear monitors you will find it great for that purpose, there are ten auz sends.
Please do note that this mixers does have four subgroups, two stereo subgroups, which are not available at all on a number of lower priced digital mixers, and if you mix you know how hard it is not to have those.
If you are looking for a low cost digital mixer this is one that you will not be disappointed with.
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