PreSonus StudioLive 32SX 32-channel Digital Mixer
PreSonus StudioLive 32SX 32-channel Digital Mixer
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The StudioLive 32SX packs a lot of power for a compact console — it’s PreSonus’s most formidable offering yet. This 32-channel digital mixer boasts a dual-core FLEX DSP engine with enough muscle to drive 286 simultaneous processors, and then some. What’s more, its FLEX FX multi-effects processor vaunts four slots of reverb emulations and delays with four dedicated effects buses. Benefit from easy expandability thanks to built-in AVB networking. Enjoy versatile operation by virtue of the 32SX’s 16 FLEX Mixes. Shape and polish each channel to perfection courtesy of PreSonus’ lauded Fat Channel processing. The PreSonus StudioLive 32SX includes a comprehensive software suite, which enables you to make top-flight recordings right from the get-go.
Dual-core FLEX DSP engine boasts impressive processing muscle
The StudioLive 32SX is packed with serious power. Its dual-core FLEX DSP engine possesses enough processing muscle to run 286 simultaneous processors, 26 mix buses, and 40 mixing channels. And its FLEX FX multi-effects processor includes four slots of reverb emulations and delays with four dedicated effects buses.
Three options for multitrack recording
The PreSonus StudioLive 32SX gives you three efficient options for multitrack recording. A built-in SD card recorder allows you to record all inputs simultaneously, and you can also play back from the SD card to do virtual soundchecks without a computer. You can also connect to a computer via USB for 64 channels of recording and playback — almost twice that of previous generations. And the StudioLive 32SX supports AVB over Ethernet too, enabling you to interface directly with PreSonus NSB stage boxes and EarMix 16M personal monitor mixers.
Pristine XMAX preamps for sound reinforcement and recording
Simply put, the 32 Class A XMAX preamps onboard the StudioLive 32SX sound like they belong in the studio. Their high headroom and low noise floor deliver extremely clean and clear sound you simply wouldn’t expect from a live console. And mic preamp settings are fully recallable, which is a huge time saver when you mix or record the same band or show on a regular basis.
Flex Mixes offer a ton of freedom for any mixing application
It can be frustrating trying to use the same mixer for many different tasks. Thanks to Flex Mixes, that’s not the case with the PreSonus StudioLive 32SX. Flex Mixes can be set up as aux mixes, subgroups, or matrix mixes, depending on what your show demands. Need a ton of different monitor mixes for a large group of musicians? No problem. You can create up to 16 aux sends if you need to. Same with subgroups and matrix mixes — perfect for theater productions and multi-zone venues, respectively. Basically, the 32SX’s Flex Mixes allow you to adapt your mixer to the mixing task at hand, instead of adapting your workflow to the limitations of your mixer.
Advanced processing for EQ, compression, and effects
The StudioLive series of consoles has always been known for outstanding effects and processing capabilities, and the StudioLive 32SX takes it even further. Its FLEX FX multi-effects processor supplies you with four internal effects buses that are loaded with a combination of reverbs, delays, and other effects that you can route any channel through. On top of that, Fat Channel processing offers vintage EQ and compressor models on every channel. And if you crave even more plug-in processing power, then you can bolster your 32SX with PreSonus’ Fat Channel Collection (sold separately).
Includes a plethora of useful software
The PreSonus StudioLive 32SX is a complete solution. It includes UC Surface mix control software, which enables you to access virtually any aspect of your mix, and with support for up to four screens, you could hardly ask for more comprehensive feedback. Capture live recording software records all 32 channels plus a stereo mix of your choosing via USB, to an SD Card, or both for a redundant live recording rig. You also get Studio One Artist — a powerful DAW with smart features aimed at making you a total creative beast. What’s more, the 32SX is compatible with the free QMix-UC app, which allows artists to control their own monitor mixes.
Your purchase includes Studio One Artist and everything you need to start recording via your computer. Plus, to take your recordings to the next level, you get the Studio Magic plug-in suite. This extensive collection of popular plug-ins includes emulations of classic studio gear from legendary manufacturers, adding hundreds of dollars in extra value. Punch up your mix bus with the Brainworx bx_opto compressor, add ambient reverb with Lexicon MPX-i Reverb, fire up transients with SPL's Attacker Plus, and much more. And since these plug-ins are available in AAX, VST, and AU formats, they're compatible with any DAW.
PreSonus StudioLive 32SX Digital Mixer Features:
Compact 32-channel digital mixing console with built-in SD card recorder
Dual-core FLEX DSP engine possesses enough processing muscle to run 286 simultaneous processors, 26 mix buses, and 40 mixing channels
Record and play back up to 64 channels via USB — almost twice that of previous generations
Supports AVB over Ethernet for use with PreSonus NSB stage boxes and EarMix 16M personal monitor mixers
Built-in SD card support for multitrack recording and virtual soundchecks
Fully recallable XMAX preamps with ultra-low noise floor
25 touch-sensitive motorized faders allow you to mix with precision
24 DCA groups help you manage complex productions with high channel counts
FLEX FX multi-effects processor vaunts 4 slots of reverb emulations and delays with 4 dedicated effects buses
Fat Channel processing provides vintage EQ and compression options for each channel
Better visual feedback than ever, with full-color touchscreen and channel scribble strips
Advanced scene management helps you manage complex mixing tasks more efficiently
16 Flex Mixes can be used as aux mixes, subgroups, or matrix mixes
DAW control with advanced Studio One integration, MCU emulation for Logic, and HUI emulation for Pro Tools
Software package includes UC Surface 2 touch-control software (Mac/PC/Android/iOS), Capture recording software (Mac/PC), Studio
One Artist DAW software (Mac/PC), QMix personal monitoring app (iOS/Android)
Packaged with the complete Studio Magic Plug-in Suite — a collection of awesome plug-in emulations of classic studio gear
In the Box
PreSonus StudioLive 32SX Series III S 32-Channel Compact Digital Mixer/Recorder/Interface
3.3' USB Cable
3.3' Cat6 Ethernet Cable
IEC Power Cable
Limited 3-Year Manufacturer Warranty
|32 channels, 40 mix channels
|Inputs - Mic Preamps
|16 x XLR (mic), 16 x XLR-1/4" combo (mic/line)
|Switchable per channel
|Inputs - Line
|1 x Dual RCA Stereo (tape), 4 x 1/4" (2 x stereo aux in)
|Outputs - Main
|2 x XLR (main out), 1 x XLR (mono sum), 2 x 1/4" (monitor)
|Outputs - Other
|12 x XLR (mix out), 4 x 1/4" (mix out), 1 x Dual RCA Stereo (tape), 4 x 1/4" (sub outs)
|Outputs - Digital
|1 x XLR (AES/EBU)
|16 x FlexMix Buses (aux, subgroup, matrix), 26 total mix buses
|1 x XLR (phantom power)
|1 x Locking Ethernet (AVB audio network), 1 x RJ45 (network control)
|1 x 1/4"
|1 x Type B (64 x 64)
|25 x Touch-sensitive motorized faders
|FLEX FX Multi-effects processor, 4 x effects slots, 4 x effects buses
|Fat Channel plug-ins, 10 x EQs, 10 x Compressors
|Advanced Studio One, MCU Logic emulation, HUI Pro Tools emulation
|SD card recorder (34 track)
|Studio Magic Plug-in Suite, Studio One Artist, Presonus Capture, UC Surface
|Standard IEC AC cable
|Manufacturer Part Number