YA! I heard it was coming too but never thought it would be this awesome. Can't wait to read more on it now!
wow, this is awesome. PreSonus is seriously kicking ass.
So many features and thinking ahead too.
A built-in 48x34 FireWire S800 interface is standard equipment but Thunderbolt and Ethernet (Dante) cards are expected by the end of 2013. A dedicated USB 2 port and included Wi-Fi LAN adapter lets you control the mixer wirelessly—even without a Mac® or Windows® PC.
Oh, this is nice eh Dave!
Moto Fader's, they need to me awesome to work and last. And fader latency is awful. I'm glad this doesn't have them, it would also through the cost way up to be good.
I need to read more on it again tonight but what was the recall all about? It sounded like it will recall more than just the Fat channel now? I have a feeling they are developing a wireless controller that will do it all internally, bypassing faders altogether. Screen controllers are where its all going.
Maybe the fader will be able to learn the spot but not move there on there own as a stand alone. I gathered you've read it all thoroughly?
I Like this:
wireless control of the mixer without requiring an external computer.
PreSonus Active Integration products employ cutting-edge OMAP™ 5 multi-core ARM 2GHz Cortex-A processors — a whole computer on a chip. These 32-bit, 96 kHz multi-stream CPUs include an operating system, wireless and 100 Mb Ethernet communications, USB 2.0 and 1.1, and lavish amounts of 532 MHz LPDDR2 SD RAM. StudioLive 32.4.2AI is the first mixer to employ Active Integration but the technology also is at the heart of the new StudioLive AI-series PA speakers and will be an essential technology in an entire ecosystem of PreSonus products in the future.
I'm thinking we are going to start seeing more dedicated products with their own OS like it was in the 80's. Apple and PC are getting too mobile market driven and could very well start becoming an issue for the more advanced requirements in A/V. So, maybe we are going to start seeing more of this again. The entire console is a dedicated OS, no need for outside computing. Right on.
I like this idea a lot. The more I do the hybrid thing, the more I love modular and stand alone gear. Less ITB the better.
Not needing a computer for the wireless network is really going to be a bonus. Although, I'd probably have the laptop connected to record anyway - it would save some computing resources (although Capture seems to use very little of the computer's horsepower).
I've always avoided using the built-in graphic EQs on the SL24, because you had to scroll left/right to access all the freqs. because there were only 24 knobs. I knew if they ever got around to the 32-channel version that would cure that minor inconvenience. With a 4-band fully parametrics on every input and every output, I've never had a need for the graphics. But graphics will come in handy on some of the 14 aux sends.
Quick and easily accessible Mute Groups are a nice addition too. Much more convenient in live use for me than recalling a scene of muted channels.
There's been lots of favorable response so far on PreSonus social media pages, naturally a few whiners complaining about the absence of A) motorized faders, B) recallable gain, and C) digital snake capability. I'm sure they're comparing it to some of the features on the Baredinger X- 32. Bias against Bearfinger aside, having watched the videos that compare workflow - I would MUCH rather have the PreSonus. The x3 2 has 16 faders for 32 channels, I wouldn't like that live at all. The Barringer reminds me more of the Yamaha 01v I used to have. It was more menu-driven and the faders were multi-functional, so you had to page through your choices of which channels, or fx sends, or aux mixes, the faders were controlling at any given time.
A) I would think high quality flying faders would add considerably to the cost and weight. The flying faders on the 01v were more than fast enough for me, and you could set the transition rate. Not a big deal to me personally, but it would be nice for my church and auditorium clients to recall fader position along with their scenes. As it is now on the StudioLive mixers, you have to manually "Locate" the fader to their saved position using the meters.
B) I would much rather have the high-quality pre's on the StudioLive than digitized / recallable gain settings. I like the sound of the SL pre's and am perfectly happy dialing in the gain as needed. I think part of the reason they sound so beefy is due to their more analog nature.
C) As far as those upset that it doesn't have digital snake capability, apparently they failed to read about the upcoming DANTE expansion card sometime later this year. If that materializes, that puts PreSonus onto a nice stable digital snake protocol already widely used by other mixer companies, making the StudioLive cross-compatible with a lot of other existing hardware.
When April rolls around, somebody is going to get a really good deal on an SL24.
Yeah, flying faders are nice, but they DO certainly add to the cost - and the weight.A) I would think high quality flying faders would add considerably to the cost and weight. The flying faders on the 01v were more than fast enough for me, and you could set the transition rate. Not a big deal to me personally, but it would be nice for my church and auditorium clients to recall fader position along with their scenes. As it is now on the StudioLive mixers, you have to manually "Locate" the fader to their saved position using the meters.
I loved having them on the O2R, but I never felt a heavier mixer, especially for its scaled down size.
Man, that Presonus sure looks sweet. And here I am saying "okay, no more gear..." uhh, yeah.