With more than twice the power and functionality of the previous 24.4.2, the PreSonus StudioLive 24.4.2AI represents a giant leap forward in digital mixer technology. Tailored to excel in both live and studio environments, the 24.4.2AI is designed utilizing a traditional analog-style mixing surface (with 100 mm faders for each of the 24 feature-laden “Fat” channels), while integrating the latest advancements in digital technology. Seamless integration with Mac and PC, state-of-the-art software, high-end converters and preamps, an integrated multi-track recording interface and advanced networking capabilities all combine to place the 24.4.2AI in a class by itself!
PreSonus StudioLive 24.4.2AI Digital Mixer Features
The Simplicity of Analog With the Power of Digital
- Dual Fat Channel signal processing on all 24 input channels and all buses, with 4-band parametric EQ, compressor, sophisticated gate with Key Listen and Key Filter, limiter with variable threshold, and more lets you A/B two complete Fat Channel settings
- Active Integration software suite includes Capture 2 with Virtual Soundcheck mode and remote StudioLive scene store/recall, Studio One Artist 2 with native Fat Channel plug-in and StudioLive scene compatibility, and Virtual StudioLive-AI with Smaart System Check Wizards and Spectra analysis on every channel and bus
- One-to-one control over every parameter – no layers or banks means your main mix is always at your fingertips
- 16 dedicated mix outputs for easy configuration: 4 subgroups, 10 analog auxiliary buses, and stereo main mix with mono sum
- 4 stereo 32-bit digital effects processors with dedicated aux buses (two reverbs, two delays)
- 24 channel mic preamps, line inputs, analog inserts, and direct outputs for flexible connectivity
- 12 31-band graphic EQs
Mixing, whether it be live or in the studio, should be an intuitive process. Though we like to benefit from the most advanced technology, we don’t need it getting in the way. StudioLive 24.4.2AI’s familiar, straightforward interface lays out a complete channel strip with the fader at your fingertips. Making adjustments is fast and easy, with no menu layers to sift through. But don’t let the surface-driven workflow fool you. Beneath the hood lies some serious processing power and enough features to ignite your creativity, plus the power to harness the project at hand.
Fat Channel and Effects
With best-in-class EQ, dynamics processing, and effects processing, the StudioLive 24.4.2AI is rich with features that really matter. The unique “Fat Channel” provides two complete sets of EQ and dynamics-processor settings for each channel. Both can be saved and, using the ALT button, A/B’d for comparison. The EQ section is comprised of four bands of parametric EQ with Frequency, Width and Gain controls, plus Shelving on the top and bottom bands for each channel. Each of the four bands has an ON/OFF switch and the whole section can be disengaged via the global EQ ON/OFF. There are an additional twelve 31-band Graphic EQs for the main stereo bus and 10 aux buses. For the ultimate in dynamic versatility, every channel, aux, and subgroup comes equipped with a Compressor, a Limiter with variable threshold, and an Expander/Gate with Key Listen and Key Filter.
Direct Wi-Fi and Wired Networking
Connect to a router and wirelessly access your StudioLive 24.4.2AI via a formidable suite of control and recording software designed on the Active Integration™ platform. Complete with a USB 2.0 port, USB wireless (Wi-Fi) LAN adapter, and Ethernet port, your 24.4.2AI easily communicates with every application on the network.
StudioLive 24.4.2AI ships with an impressive array of Active Integration™ software for MAC, PC, and iOS apps. The StudioLive AI Software Library includes QMix™, VSL-AI with Rational Acoustics Smaart’s Response™ audio analysis and Locator™, specialized iOS apps, Capture 2.1, and Studio One Artist 2.6 DAW.
An Abundance of Signal Processors
In addition to the extensive signal processing available on each of the 24 Fat Channels, the 24.4.2AI provides four effects processors, with a separate mix bus for each, delivering studio-quality Delay and Reverb to your mix.
The StudioLive 24.4.2AI mixer employs the very same widely-heralded, high-quality, 64-bit summing engine found in PreSonus’s Studio One® DAW. Give it a listen and you’ll hear the same transparent, open high end found in the world’s finest consoles. Record and mix at high-definition 96 kHz for pristine audio quality. Superior Burr-Brown converters can be found on every input and output with a best-in-class 118 dB of dynamic range, while PreSonus’ own XMAX microphone preamps supply a surplus of headroom, a warm bottom end, crisp highs, and a very lush overall sound.
Input and Output Connectivity
Providing a wide variety of connectivity options, the PreSonus StudioLive 24.4.2AI features 24 channel mic preamps, line inputs, analog inserts, and direct outputs, a dedicated Talkback mic input, stereo Tape ins and outs, 10 Aux outs, 4 subgroup outs, stereo Control Room outs, Stereo Main outs and a Mono Main Out. Lastly, there is a completely integrated, bidirectional, 40-in/26-out, FireWire s800 recording interface (24-bit, 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz). With a jackfield this extensive, you’ll find that all the bases are covered for just about any live application or recording project.