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The perfect partner for a StudioLive Series III console.

The StudioLive 32R Series III rack mixer is a perfect partner for a StudioLive Series III console/recorder, serving as either a simple stage box or a combination stage box and monitor mixer. Since Series III rack mixers and consoles can network using AVB, you can connect your StudioLive 32R to a Series III front-of-house console with one lightweight CAT5e or CAT6 Ethernet cable, eliminating the need for a heavy, expensive copper snake—and the signal degradation that goes with long analog cable runs. You can even remote control the StudioLive 32R’s preamps and phantom power from a networked Series III console.

In stage box + monitor mixer mode, the StudioLive 32R not only serves as an excellent networked stage box, it is a full blown monitor mixer with far more processing and mixing power than any mixer in its class—all packed into just two rackspaces (2U).

The most powerful rack mixer in its class.

The result of ten years of R&D, third-generation StudioLive Series III rack mixers are fully recallable, including remote-controlled XMAX preamps. Yet despite their extensive features, StudioLive Series III rack mixers actually improve upon PreSonus®’ legendary ease of use while letting you customize their workflow and operations in software to fit the way your clients work.

The StudioLive sound is better than ever, including third-generation Fat Channel processing, re-engineered from the ground up, and vintage-style EQs and compressors. Add built-in AVB networking, multitrack recording via USB 2.0 and AVB, onboard stereo recording to SD Card, and a complete suite of software, and you have a mixing and recording powerhouse that’s equally formidable as a stage box/monitor mixer; as a rackmount front-of-house mixer, controlled from a touchscreen computer or tablet; and as the heart of a recording system.

Key Features

Local Inputs and Outputs

  • 34 total inputs
    • 32 min/line channel inputs + 2 RCA inputs
  • 16 ¼-inch TRS FlexMix outputs
  • 2 XLR (L/R) Main outputs
  • Stereo headphone output

Channels and Buses

  • 32 input channels
  • 2 stereo aux inputs (AVB or USB)
  • 1 stereo digital return (SD Card, AVB, or USB)
  • 26 buses:
    • 16 FlexMixes (can be designated as aux, subgroup, or matrix mixes)
    • 4 dedicated subgroups
    • 4 internal effects sends
    • Stereo main bus
  • 24 Filter DCAs for easily and flexibly controlling groups of channels

Networking Connections

  • 1 Ethernet control network port
    • Dynamic, Self Assigned, and Manual IP address modes
  • 1 Locking XLR Ethernet AVB audio network port

Recording

  • Onboard stereo SD recorder
  • 40x40 USB recording interface
  • 55x55 AVB recording interface

Signal Processing

  • Intuitive Fat Channel signal processing on every channel with:
    • A/B settings comparison
    • Highpass filter and polarity reverse
    • Gate/expander with sidechain
    • Compressor with sidechain
    • 4-band parametric EQ on inputs
    • 6-band parametric EQ on outputs
    • Limiter
    • Delay on every input
    • Delay on every output
    • Professionally programmed library of presets
  • Vintage EQ and compressor models available on every input
    • Passive EQ
    • Vintage EQ
    • Tube compressor
    • FET compressor
  • 8 31-band graphic EQs
  • 4 internal effects buses: combination of reverbs and delays with modern and vintage options
  • Built-in real-time analyzer

Scenes and Presets

  • Create, save, and edit up to 100 scenes
  • Scene management with:
    • Scene Safe—prevents a scene change from affecting designated “safe” channels
  • Create, save, and edit channel settings and copy/paste between channels
  • Advanced channel preset options can save and recall:
    • Channel type and name
    • Input settings (preamp, +48V phantom power, polarity, pan)
    • Fat Channel A & B settings
    • Bus assignments
    • Aux and effects send levels and pan
    • Select button color
  • 8 Quick Scenes
  • 8 Mute groups

Digital

  • Studio-quality converters with 115 dB dynamic range
  • 48 kHz operation with 24-bit resolution (44.1 kHz option coming soon)

Actively Integrated Software

  • UC Surface touch control software for Mac®, Windows®, iPad®, and Android
  • Studio One® Artist digital audio workstation software for Mac and Windows
  • Capture™ multitrack recording software for Mac and Windows
  • QMix®-UC aux-control software for iOS® and Android™ available free from Apple App Store and Google Play

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Technical Specifications

Computer system requirements:

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for UC Surface, QMix®-UC, and Studio One®.

Mac

  • Mac® OS X 10.8.5 64-bit or later
  • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Windows

  • Windows® 7 x64/x86 SP1 + platform update, Windows 8.1 x64/x86, Windows 10 x64/x86
  • Intel Core 2 Duo (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Mac and Windows Systems

  • USB 2.0 port
  • Internet connection
  • Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended
  • 34 GB hard disk space
  • Monitor with 1366x768 resolution

iOS

  • iOS 9.3 or later
  • iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 4, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2


Android (QMix-UC)

  • Android™ 5.0 (Lollipop) or later
  • Android smartphone (QMix-UC)
  • Android tablet (8-inch) with 1024x768 resolution (UC Surface)
Note: The minimum system requirements may differ for DAWs other than Studio One. Please check the requirements for your DAW of choice with its manufacturer.
Note that the speed of your processor, amount of RAM and size and speed of your hard drive will greatly affect the overall performance of your recording system. Also, a more powerful system (faster processor with more RAM) will allow for lower latency (signal delay) than you might experience while monitoring audio signals.

Mi​crophone Preamplifier

Input Type

Combo locking XLR mic-¼” TRS line

Frequency Response to Main Output (at unity gain)

20-20 kHz, ±0.5 dBu

Input Impedance

1 kΩ

THD to Main Output

<0.005%, +4 dBu, 20-20 kHz, unity gain, unwtd

S/N Ratio to Main Output (Ref = +4 dB, 20 kHz BW, unity gain, A-wtd)

94 dB

Common Mode Rejection Ratio (1 kHz at unity gain)

65 dB

Gain Control Range (±1 dB)

0 dB to +60 dB

Maximum Input Level (unity gain)

+12 dBu

Phantom Power (±2 VDC)

48 VDC, switchable per channel

Unbalanced Inputs (Ch. 31-32)

Type

RCA Female, unbalanced (stereo pair)

Maximum Input Level

+12 dBu, ±0.5 dBu

Main Outputs

Type

XLR Male, balanced

Maximum Output Level

+24 dBu, ±0.5 dBu

Output Impedance

100Ω

Mix Outputs

Type

¼” TRS Female, balanced

Maximum Output Level

+18 dBu, ±0.5 dBu

Output Impedance

100Ω

Headphone Output

Type

¼” TRS Female, active stereo

Maximum Output

100 mW/ch. @ 60Ω load

Frequency Response

20 Hz – 20 kHz (± 0.5 dB)

THD+N

0.01%, 1 kHz, max gain, 20 Hz BW, unwtd

S/N Ratio

96 dB, 1 kHz, max gain, 20 Hz BW, unwtd

System Crosstalk

Input to Output

-90 dB (Ref = +4 dBu, 20 Hz-20 kHz, unwtd)

Adjacent Channels

-87 dB (Ref = +4 dBu, 20 Hz-20 kHz, unwtd)

Digital Audio and Control

ADC Dynamic Range

115 dB (A-wtd, 48 kHz)

DAC Dynamic Range

115 dB (A-wtd, 48 kHz)

USB Recording Port

USB 2.0, Type-B

AES/EBU Output

XLR Male

Network Control Port

RJ-45

AVB Audio Network Port

Locking XLR Ethernet

Internal Processing

32-bit, floating point

Sampling Rate

48 kHz (44.1 kHz coming soon)

A/D/A Bit Depth

24

Reference Level for 0 dBFS

+18 dBu

Total System Latency

1.9 ms (local routing, analog in-analog out, all processing active)

Clock

Jitter

<20 ps RMS (20 Hz - 20 kHz)

Jitter Attenuation

>60 dB (1 ns in, 1 ps out)

Power / Environmental

Connector

IEC

Input-Voltage Range

90 to 230 VAC (±10%)

Power Requirements (continuous)

85W

Recommended Ambient Operating Temperature

0˚ to 40˚ Celsius / 32˚ to 104˚ Fahrenheit

Physical

Height

3.5” (90mm)

Width

19” (483mm)

Depth

12” (305mm)

Weight

11.2 lbs. (5 kg)

As a commitment to constant improvement, PreSonus® Audio Electronics, Inc., reserves the right to change any specification stated herein, at any time, without notification.