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PreSonus StudioLive 32SC Series III S 32-Channel Subcompact Digital Mixer/Recorder/Interface
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Designed for live sound reinforcement, live recording, and studio recording applications, the PreSonus StudioLive 32SC is a Series III S 32-channel digital console, recorder, and audio interface in a subcompact, rack-mountable frame. The mixer features an integrated hardware and software system with a full-color touchscreen, 17 touch-sensitive, motorized faders, and 16 recallable XMAX preamps. The powerful dual-core FLEX DSP engine supercharges the mixer with Fat Channel vintage-style EQs and compressors on every channel, plus a four-slot FLEX FX processor that can run heralded digital reverbs and delays. Streamline your workflow with recallable scene presets, virtual sound check, and the supplied software library, which empowers you with remote control from a computer or iPad, remote monitor mixing using a mobile device, and all the software you need to track, edit, mix, and distribute your music.

The StudioLive 32SC boasts eight XLR mic inputs and eight mic/line inputs via XLR-1/4" combo jacks. Additional inputs include four 1/4" aux inputs and a dedicated XLR talkback mic input with phantom power. The mixer provides a balanced XLR mono output, stereo XLR main outputs, 10 analog FlexMix outputs (six XLR, four 1/4" TRS), a pair of 1/4" monitor outputs, and a 1/4" headphone port. A digital AES/EBU output of the main mix is available via a rear-panel XLR socket. Additionally, unbalanced stereo RCA tape inputs and outputs are on hand to hookup a house music source and a separate stereo recorder. Record 32 channels and the main stereo mix to a Class 10 U3 SD card (available separately) via the onboard 34-track SD recorder, or stream 128 channels (64 in each direction) over USB 2.0 to and from your computer. You can even record redundantly to an SD card and a USB host computer at the same time. Take advantage of the StudioLive 32SC's built-in AVB networking capabilities for flexible system expansion, digital patching between networked devices, and more.

At a Glance

  • 40 mixing channels
  • 26 buses
  • 16 recallable XMAX preamps via eight XLR inputs and eight XLR-1/4" combo inputs
  • 17 touch-sensitive motorized faders
  • Fixed input layer Fat Channel
  • Dual-core FLEX DSP mix engine
  • 286 processors in various form factors
  • Rack-mountable, road-ready frame

Powerful Mixing Features

  • Expandable plug-in processing with ten vintage EQ and classic compression options on every input channel and bus
  • Input delay, high-pass filter, gate, compressor, limiter, and parametric 4-band EQ per input channel
  • High-pass filter, compressor, limiter, output delay, and parametric 6-band EQ per bus
  • FLEX FX multi-effects processor with four slots to load legendary reverb emulations and delays with four dedicated effects buses
  • 16 FlexMixes (aux mixes, subgroups, or matrix mixes) with six XLR and four 1/4" TRS mix output jacks
  • Four static subgroup buses and four designated effects buses
  • 24 DCAs to control groups of channels
  • True virtual soundcheck simplifies mix configuration
  • Enhanced scene management with scenes organized into projects, scene lock, and channel safe
  • Password-protected user profiles enable restricting access to specific features
  • Channel scribble strips and input metering

Audio Networking

  • Built-in AVB networking allows the creation of a complete ecosystem with PreSonus NSB stage boxes, EarMix 16M personal monitor mixers, and the SW5E AVB switch (all available separately)
  • Connect NSB-series stage boxes to add remote analog inputs and outputs wherever required
  • Add EarMix 16M personal monitor mixers to give your musicians their own customizable 16-channel monitor mixes
  • Network multiple StudioLive Series III mixers
  • Route audio to and from any device on the AVB network, thanks to the flexibility of digital patching

Multichannel Recording

  • Record 34 tracks (32 channels plus a stereo mix) without a computer via the onboard SD-card recorder
  • Stream up to 128 channels (64 in, 64 out) of audio to a Mac or Windows computer via USB 2.0
  • Record to SD card or via USB or both simultaneously for safe, redundant live recording
  • Record with PreSonus Capture, PreSonus Studio One, or any recording software that supports ASIO or Core Audio

DAW Control

  • Advanced Studio One control integration
  • MCU emulation mode optimized for Logic Pro
  • HUI emulation mode optimized for Pro Tools

Complete Software Bundle

  • UC Surface touch-control for Mac, Windows, and iPad
  • Capture recording app with virtual soundcheck for Mac and Windows
  • Studio One Artist DAW for recording, mixing, mastering, sharing, and collaborating on Mac and Windows
  • QMix-UC personal monitor mix control for iPhone, iPod touch, and Android

Technical Specifications

Number of Analog Input Channels 32
Number of Mic Preamps 16
Faders 17
Mix Routing 26 x Bus
Signal Processing
Gain/Trim Range Mic:
0 dB to +60 dB 
EQ Input Channels:
4-Band EQ (Unspecified Type) 
6-Band EQ (Unspecified Type) 
Solo/Mute Solo/Mute per Input Channel
Digital Audio
Sample Rates 44.1 / 48 kHz
Bit Depth AD/DA Conversion:
DSP Dual-Core 32-Bit Floating Point
Converter Dynamic Range 115 dBA at 48 kHz 
Jitter <20 ps RMS
Jitter Attenuation >60 dB
Latency 1.9 ms (Analog Input to Analog Output)
dBFS Reference Level +18 dBu = 0 dBFS
Frequency Response Headphone Output:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.5 dB 
Mic/Line Input to Main Output:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.5 dBu (Unity Gain) 
Max Input Level Mic Input:
+12 dBu 
Line Input:
+18 dBu 
Tape Input:
+12 dBu 
Output Level Line Output:
+18 dBu (Max) 
Tape Output:
+18 dBu (Max) 
XLR Output:
+24 dBu (Max) 
Headphone Output Power 100 mW per Channel into 60 ohms
I/O Impedance Mic Input:
1 kilohms 
Line Input:
10 kilohms 
XLR Output:
100 ohms 
Line Output:
100 ohms 
Tape Output:
100 ohms 
Crosstalk Input to Output:
-90 dB 
Adjacent Channels:
-87 dB 
CMRR 65 dB at Unity Gain
SNR Mic/Line Input to Main Output:
94 dBA at Unity Gain (+4 dBu Reference)
Headphone Output:
96 dB at Max Gain
THD Mic/Line Input to Main Output:
<0.005% at Unity Gain (+4 dBu, Unweighted) 
THD+N Headphone Output:
0.01% at Max Gain (Unweighted) 
Analog Inputs 1 x 2RCA Tape Input (1 Stereo Pair)
1 x XLR Talkback Input
4 x 1/4" TRS Aux Return (2 Stereo Pairs)
8 x XLR 3-Pin Mic Input
8 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Mic/Line Input
Analog Outputs 1 x 2RCA Tape Output (1 Stereo Pair)
2 x XLR 3-Pin Main Output
1 x XLR 3-Pin Mono Sum Output
2 x 1/4" TRS Monitor Output
1 x 1/4" TRS Headphone Output
6 x XLR 3-Pin Aux/Matrix/Subgroup Output
4 x 1/4" TRS Aux/Matrix/Subgroup Output
Phantom Power +48 V ±2 V (Selectable on Individual Inputs)
Digital I/O 1 x RJ45 (Control, 1 Gb/s)
1 x RJ45 AVB (I/O)
1 x XLR AES3 Output
USB 1 x USB Type-B (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth 4.1
OS Compatibility macOS 10.8.5 or Later
Windows 7
Windows 8.1
Windows 10
iOS 10 or Later
Android 5.0 or Later
Processor Requirement Intel Core 2 Duo 
RAM Requirements 4 GB (8 GB Recommended)
Storage Requirements 30 GB
Mobile Device Compatibility iPad  
Android Smartphone  
Android Tablet  
Minimum Display Resolution 1366 x 768
Internet Connection Yes
Required Hardware Available USB 2.0 Port
AC Input Power 90 to 230 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Consumption 85 W
Lamp Power 12 VDC 
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Dimensions 17.6 x 23 x 6.5" / 44.7 x 58.3 x 16.5 cm
Weight 23.2 lb / 10.5 kg

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