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PreSonus StudioLive RM16 AI Rack Mount Mixer
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Based on the StudioLive AI-series mix engine and controlled with battle-ready UC Surface software for Mac, Windows, and iOS, the StudioLive RM16AI 32...Click To Read More About This Product
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Touch-software-controlled, rackmount digital mixer with Active Integration technology.
Based on the StudioLive AI-series mix engine and controlled with battle-ready UC Surface software for Mac, Windows, and iOS, the StudioLive RM16AI 32-channel, 25-bus rack-mount Active Integration digital mixer is scalable, compact, and 100 percent recallable. ‹Like all StudioLive Active Integration mixers, the RM series delivers unrivaled sound quality, XMAX Class A solid-state preamps, amazing DSP performance, direct Wi-Fi and wired LAN communication, fast and intuitive workflow, an onboard FireWire S800 interface, and a tightly integrated software suite for Mac, Windows, and iOS, creating a streamlined working environment for both live and studio use. The RM16AI has 16 mic inputs and 8 Mix outputs and mounts in four rack spaces.
Complete recallable touch control
When you'e mixing a live show, and the heat is on, you don™t have time to search for controls and meters, as you must do with most digital mixers. You never have that problem with a StudioLive RM-series mixer because every control you need to mix a show is under your fingers in PreSonus UC Surface remote-control software for Mac, Windows, and iPad. The UC Surface is extremely reliable, and its layout provides quick, intuitive access to everything you need during a show or studio session.
The software is the same on Mac, Windows, and iPad, so you only need to learn one app, regardless of platform. And it supports iPad and Windows 8 touchscreens (not included), taking full advantage of these intuitive multi-touch interface technologies. You can control your StudioLive RM mixer with your laptop, with or without touchscreen, or with your iPad, or any combination.
In UC Surface, you always know what each button, fader, and parameter box controls and which parameter each meter displays. Virtual faders and meters are clearly marked. Each parameter is controlled by a clearly labeled button or a parameter box that enables you to type in a value or adjust the parameter in a graphic display. And UC Surface™s well-planned layout enables you to manage everything you need at the same time.
You always have full use of all 25 dedicated mix buses (16 aux buses, 4 internal effects buses, the stereo mains, the mono/center main, and the stereo Solo bus), along with the tape return and digital return.
To further enhance your workflow, you can assign Channel Types. Channel Types will set a default channel name that can be customized, along with a channel icon for quick identification. Channel types will also setup unique channel filters for your presets, making it easy to find and audition Fat Channel settings designed specifically for that channel type.
The power of Active Integration
StudioLive RM-series mixers are based on Active Integration (AI), a complete, networked, tightly integrated hardware/software ecosystem in which every touch point in the system interacts to enhance the user experience and solve practical problems in ways not previously possible.
Active Integration products combine powerful 32-bit floating-point DSP, wireless and wired networking, and proprietary software to solve real-world problems. In PreSonus StudioLive RM-series digital mixers, Active Integration technology bridges the gap between the stage and studio. A powerful suite of integrated software makes it easy to mix and record a live performance and then take that mix to the studio, complete with levels, pans, and Fat Channel plug-ins. From there, you can use PreSonus™ Nimbit distribution and promotion service to share and sell your recordings. The combination of StudioLive RM digital mixers, UC Surface control software, Capture recording application, Studio One DAW, and Nimbit publishing provides an end-to-end solution.
StudioLive Active Integration mixers have more than enough DSP to power a deep and clear mix bus, four internal effects buses, and two complete sets of Fat Channel EQ and dynamics settings per channel and bus so you can make quick A/B comparisons”all built on the same 64-bit architecture that makes StudioOne sound so amazing.
Actively integrated software
PreSonus StudioLive RM-series mixers are tightly integrated with a suite of free, state-of-the-art software that helps you mix and record better and have more fun doing it. No other mixer near this price class offers comparable software. The StudioLive RM Software Library comprises the latest version of tightly integrated bundle of software: UC Surface control software for Mac, Windows, and iPad and Capture multitrack-recording software and Studio One Artist DAW for Mac and Windows. In addition, QMix-AI aux-mix control for iPhone/iPod touch is available free from the Apple App Store. All of these applications are designed to communicate with each other and with the mixer.
All of the applications in the StudioLive RM Software Library are on the same software platform and support the new capabilities introduced with Active Integration technology. This enables them to interact in several powerful and useful ways”and it enables us to add more such capabilities in the future.
For example, you can save and load StudioLive RM mixer scenes with Capture and then open the Capture Session in Studio One; the Studio One mixer is set to match your StudioLive RM mix scene, including fader values, mutes, pan, and FX send mixes. Fat Channel settings are loaded into Studio One™s Fat Channel Native Effects plug-in. You can also share presets between the Studio One Fat Channel plug-in and UC Surface. Channel names entered in UC Surface, Capture, or QMix-AI are broadcast throughout the network, so you only have to name a channel once”and you can name it from anywhere.
Wi-Fi and wired networking
PreSonus StudioLive RM-series digital mixers™ Active Integration technology includes powerful real-time, direct, wired and Wi-Fi remote control over a variety of features, using free Mac, Windows, and iOS software.
Creating a wireless network may be new to you but no worries: PreSonus made it easy to connect your StudioLive RM mixer to a wireless network. If you connect a wireless router to your StudioLive RM mixer with an Ethernet cable, the system assumes (just like Mac OS X and Windows) that you have permission to be on that network, and your mixer automatically connects to it. If you want to go wireless, you can scan for available wireless networks and scroll through them by name. If you name your wireless network œStudioLive, your mixer will even connect automatically.
Like all StudioLive mixers, every RM-series mixer integrates a multi-channel recording interface. A pair of FireWire S800 ports let you connect the StudioLive RM mixer to a Mac or Windows PC for recording. The integrated recording interface can send up to 54 audio streams to a computer and return up to 34 playback streams. Every StudioLive RM-series mixer offers a special USB 2.0 port with an included USB wireless (Wi-Fi) LAN adapter for connection to your wireless router. A standard Ethernet port provides a hard-wired connection to your wireless router. So you have two different ways to connect to a router and can use whichever works best for the gig.
A gigantic console in a few rack spaces
If a StudioLive RM mixer were an analog console, it would have 4-foot-long channel strips packed with knobs and buttons or it would require a massive outboard rack of expensive signal processors! Instead, all that processing fits in three rack spaces under software control. Each StudioLive RM mixer channel and bus has its own studio-grade compressor, limiter, gate/expander, and 4-band parametric equalizer. Each input channel, aux and FX bus also has a highpass filter, and input channels have polarity invert.
Because StudioLive RM mixers have so much processing power and blazing-fast RAM, you can create two complete sets of EQ and dynamics-processor settings for every channel and bus and then make quick A/B comparisons at the touch of a button in UC Surface. Does the guitar player use a Strat for some songs and Les Paul for others? Don™t use up two channels; create two completely different Fat Channel settings for each guitar and access them with the touch of a button before he has the next guitar strapped on.
View the front of a StudioLive RM-series rack-mount mixer, and you™ll see a straightforward jackfield with XLR channel inputs, XLR mix outputs, and other important connections. With a StudioLive RM-series mixer, every channel has an individual analog XLR mic input on the front panel. Every aux mix has a dedicated XLR Mix Output on the front panel, mirrored in DB25 connectors (Mix Outputs 1-8 and, with the RM32AI, 9-16) on the rear. You never have to guess which input feeds which channel or which aux mix goes to an output because they'e always the same. Aux Mix 1 goes to Mix Output 1, Aux 2 to Mix Out 2, and so on. It™s all part of a design that enables you to work quickly and without confusion.
The sound is pure PreSonus
Getting a great-sounding mix depends in part on how good the mixer™s components are and how well the algorithms perform. That™s especially true with RM Series analog (but digitally recallable) XMAX mic preamps. The StudioLive™s XMAX Class A preamplifiers deliver more headroom, deeper lows, smoother highs, and a richer overall sound than some of the other preamps found in competing mixers. High-headroom, 32-bit floating-point processing is used for all digital mixing. The Burr-Brown digital converters on every input and output are state-of-the art, with 118 dB dynamic range.
Complete store and recall”instantly
With UC Surface, it™s very quick and easy to save all of your StudioLive RM settings for quick setup and recall”unlike some digital mixers. UC Surface battle-ready software lets you save all of your digital settings for quick setup and recall. Unlike some digital mixers and their associated software, StudioLive RM-series mixers with tightly integrated UC Surface make it fast and easy. With UC Surface, you can save and name scenes that include every setting on the mixer”or save just the Fat Channel settings. Copy-and-paste settings across multiple channels and buses. Save individual DSP effects for ultimate ease, speed, and control.
Safe, sane, and secure
Powerful networking and wireless remote control is great”but what if someone tries to hack into your Wi-Fi system and take control of the show or that jokester bass player tries to use his iPhone to mess with the lead singer™s monitor mix? If you™ve mixed many shows, you know that securing the mixing station can be crucial when you step away for any reason. Securing your wireless remote control system is an even bigger issue because a hacker could be anywhere in the venue. That™s why StudioLive RM-series mixers with UC Surface software have security features that effectively protect the entire system”in addition to whatever protection your wireless router affords. UC Surface lets you set permissions that determine which features can be controlled from each iPad or laptop on the network.
- Analog inputs
- Total: 16
- XLR: 16
- XLR/TRS combo jack: Not applicable
- 1/4" TRS: 0
- 1/4" TS: 0
- Aux returns: 16
- RCA (stereo pair): 2
- Phantom power: Yes
- Analog outputs
- Total: 8
- Main XLR: 8
- Main 1/4" TRS: None
- Main 1/4" TS: None
- Aux XLR: None
- Aux 1/4" TRS: No
- RCA (stereo pair): No
- D-Sub (DB25): 8
- S/PDIF: Yes
- Headphone: 1/4" x 1
- Onboard effects
- Compressors: Yes
- Reverb: Yes
- Delay: Yes
- Chorus/flange: Yes
- Simultaneous multi FX: Yes
- Rotary bands per channel: Not applicable
- Treble: Yes
- High midrange: Yes
- Sweep high midrange: 15dB +/-
- Midrange: Yes
- Sweep midrange Yes
- Low midrange: Yes
- Sweep Low midrange: 15dB +/-
- Low: Yes
- Parametric: Yes
- Master graphic EQ: 9-band
- XLR aux sends: None
- XLR group sends: None
- Inserts (channel): 8
- Inserts (master): Not applicable
- Buses: 25
- Sub groups: 4
- USB: Yes
- FireWire: No
- SMPTE: No
- Coaxial: No
- WiFi: No
- ADAT: No
- Channel aux returns: 8
- Width: 19"
- Depth: 10.5"
- Height: 5.25"
- Weight: 19 lb.
- Automation: No
- Channel Faders: 16
- Fader type: 60mm
- Motorized faders: No
- Bundled software: Yes
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