PreSonus are launching a new firmware update that makes it possible to cascade multiple StudioLive AI digital mixers, and to celebrate they’ve extended their recent trade-in offer so that those of you still on analogue mixers can cash in too.
PreSonus AI-series firmware upgrade
PreSonus are planning a free firmware upgrade for all their StudioLive AI-series mixers, and the headline feature is the addition of cascading. As PreSonus explain, this means you can “start with 16, 24, or 32 channels, then cascade a second mixer of any frame size to create custom-sized mixing consoles with all the hardware and software advantages of StudioLive Active Integration systems.”
“Cascading mixers functionally creates a single large-format console with full recording and remote-control capability by simply connecting a FireWire 800 cable between the two mixers. For example, combine two StudioLive 32.4.2AI to get a 64-channel system with 32 mix buses that can record 80 simultaneous streams and play back 66 on any FireWire 800- or Thunderbolt-equipped computer.
“Cascading mixers of different frame sizes is great for special events that require a few extra recording channels that don’t need to be in every monitor mix. For example, a StudioLive 16.4.2AI can be cascaded to a 32.4.2AI and form a single 48-channel console with 6 global aux buses, as well as 8 local aux sends that are available to the channels on the 32.4.2AI.”
We don’t have a drop date for this update beyond “later this summer”, but if you’ve registered your StudioLive AI mixer then it’ll show up as a free download in your My PreSonus account. The update does not change the computer system requirements for StudioLive AI mixers or software, and is fully compatible with the current versions of Capture 2.1, SL Remote-AI, QMix-AI, and VSL-AI.
Save up £800 when you trade your existing mixer for the StudioLive AI-series.
PreSonus have been offering you up to £800 off a StudioLive AI-series mixer if you trade in your existing one for some time now, but they’ve just opened up the offer to include analogue mixers. This means you can save yourself a chunk of cash by trading in pretty much any mixer you can get your hands on.
What’s on offer?
You can opt for any of the PreSonus StudioLive AI Series digital mixers, including the 16.4.2AI, 24.4.2AI and 32.4.2A. The mixers are ideal for either live sound or studio recording, being both fully-featured and flexible. They’re really intuitive and easy to use in a live environment too, with fewer menus and more hands-on controls than other digital desks.
How does it work?
You bring your old digital mixer to us to trade in. The traded-in mixer can be either an original PreSonus StudioLive, or any other brand of digital mixer, but should be in good working order and in reasonable cosmetic condition. We then give you the saving off the new PreSonus StudioLive AI digital mixer of your choice.
The offer runs until 31st July.