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RML32 AI *Instant Rebate

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  • $999.99
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Versatile and flexible for live and recorded sound.

Equally at home in houses of worship, schools, broadcast facilities, live venues, touring rigs, and recording studios, the PreSonus® StudioLive®RML32AI 32-channel, 25-bus, rack-mount Active Integration digital mixer is a versatile and flexible solution for live sound and recording. StudioLive RML32AI mixers offer 24 mic inputs and 8 combo mic/line inputs and are expandable up to 64 channels. Flawlessly integrated with state-of-the-art software, they boast an integrated multitrack recording interface, advanced AVB or Dante networking, and multiple control options. Yet they’re easy to use, with a workflow that will let you focus on mixing, without being distracted by the technology.

Features

Inputs and Outputs

  • 24 locking XLR mic inputs and 8 combo locking XLR mic-¼” TRS line inputs, each with:
    • Recallable XMAX Class A analog mic preamps
    • +48V phantom power
  • Stereo tape input (RCA jacks)
  • 8 XLR line-level Mix outputs
    • Four 300 ms alignment delays on the last four Mix outputs
  • 1 DB25 jack mirrors 8 line-level Mix outputs
  • 3 XLR main outputs (left, right, mono/center) with analog trim pots
  • S/PDIF digital output on removable option card
  • Headphone output with volume knob and selectable source
  • 1x1 MIDI I/O (for future implementation)

Channels and Buses

  • 32 internal channels
  • 25 mix buses
    • 16 aux mix buses
    • 3 main mix buses (left, right, mono/center)
    • Stereo solo bus
    • 4 internal FX buses (2 reverb, 2 delay)
  • Fully integrated, continuously bidirectional, 52-in/34-out, FireWire 800 direct recording interface (24-bit, 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz)

UC Surface Live Mixing and Control Software

  • Designed specifically for live sound mixing
  • Multiplatform support for Mac®, Windows®, and iPad®
    • Windows 8/10 multi-touch-compatible for large touchscreen mixing
    • Flexible and expandable computing options: Use a laptop with or without a touchscreen, an iPad, or any combination
  • Contextual-based navigation for quick, intuitive access to all mixing functions
  • 8 Mute Groups with All On and All Off
  • Scene Store and Recall
    • Global Scene Storage: all current StudioLive RML settings
    • Up to 99 at a time
    • 8 Quick Scenes for instant scene save/recall—like “speed dial” for scenes
    • Automatic Global AutoStore 
    • Customizable naming (for example, "Saturday Gig" or "Main Worship Service")
  • Individual channel-strip setting storage
    • Up to 100 at a time, plus…
    • 50 channel-strip presets included for drums, bass, guitars, keyboards, and vocals
    • Copy and paste among channels and buses
    • Can be saved as user presets
    • Can be browsed by category (Drums, Vocals, Horns, Guitar, Bass, and more)
  • Contextual Presets System 
    • Presets filtered by Channel Types
    • Quickly audition presets on the fly
    • Edit auditioned preset before loading
    • Exit Audition mode with out loading to return to previous settings
    • Save and load presets on all platforms including iOS
  • Filter DCAs
    • Unlimited groups
    • Automatic group creation using Channel Types
    • Custom groups
  • Security features to monitor and restrict access to the mixer’s controls

Other Actively Integrated Software

  • Capture™ one-click recording software with true virtual soundcheck (Mac/Windows)
  • Studio One® Artist full-featured digital audio workstation software (Mac/Windows)
  • QMix®-UC aux-control software for iOS® and Android™ available free from Apple App Store, Google Play, and Amazon App Store

Networking Connections

  • 2 FireWire S800 ports and 1 Ethernet control port with AVB Networking on removable option card. FireWire ports fully compatible with Apple Thunderbolt-to-FireWire adapter.
  • SL-Dante-Mix option card available separately
  • Use AVB to cascade two RM/RML-series mixers to create a larger system (up to 64 channels) or connect the RML mixer to a StudioLive ® AI-series front-of-house console

Signal Processing

  • Dual Fat Channel signal processing on all channels and buses with:
  • Variable highpass filter -6 dB/oct., sweepable from Off to 1 kHz (main channels and auxes only)
  • Variable lowpass filter on the mono/center bus
  • 4-band fully parametric EQ
    • Low EQ: sweepable from 36 Hz to 465 Hz, ±15 dB, switchable shelf or peaking
    • Low Mid EQ: sweepable from 90 Hz to 1.2 kHz, ±15 dB, variable Q 0.1 to 4.0
    • High Mid EQ: sweepable from 380 Hz to 5 kHz, ±15 dB, variable Q 0.1 to 4.0
    • High EQ: sweepable from 1.4 kHz to 18 kHz, ±15 dB, switchable shelf or peaking
    • Master EQ On/Off
  • Compressor: Threshold -56 to 0 dB; Ratio 1:1 to 14:1, LIM=∞:1; Attack 0.2 to 150 ms; Release 2.5 to 900 ms; Makeup Gain 0 to 28 dB; Soft Knee switch; Auto Mode with 10 ms Attack and 150 ms Release
  • Gate with sidechain: Threshold: 0 to -84 dB; Attack: 0.02 to 500 ms; Release: 0.05 to 2 sec
  • Bandpass Key Filter: 40 Hz to 16 kHz; second-order resonant bandpass filter Q (0.7) with Key Listen function
  • Limiter: Variable Threshold -28 dBfs to 0, ∞:1 Ratio
  • Pan
  • Stereo link for input channels and aux buses
  • Polarity reverse (input channels only)
  • Quick A/B comparisons of two complete sets of Fat Channel settings for each channel and bus
  • 15 graphic EQs (for the first 12 aux buses plus the Main left, right, and mono/center buses)
  • 4 32-bit floating point effects processors (2 reverb, 2 delay) on dedicated buses

Hardware Controls

  • 32 LED meter grid
  • Front-panel Mute All button temporarily mutes all inputs and outputs
  • +48V Meters button to display phantom power assignment on the meter grid
  • Headphone source selection between Main and Cue
  • StudioLive CS18AI AVB control surface available separately

Digital

  • High-definition Burr-Brown analog-to-digital converters (118 dB dynamic range)
  • Unlimited-headroom, 32-bit floating point, digital mixing and effects processing
  • Internal sample frequency 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz

Physical

  • 3U rack-mount steel chassis


    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 or AMD Athlon™ X2 processor (Intel Core i3 or Athlon X4 or faster recommended)
    • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

    Mac and Windows Systems

    • FireWire 800 port or Thunderbolt port and Thunderbolt-to-FireWire 800 adapter
    • Internet connection
    • Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended
    • 30 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 or tablet
    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.

    Technical Specifications

    Microphone Preamp

    Input Type 24 locking XLR Female, balanced; 8 combo locking XLR mic-¼” TRS line
    Frequency Response to Direct Output (at unity gain) 20-40 kHz, ±0.5 dBu
    Frequency Response to Main Output (at unity gain) 20-20 kHz, ±0.5 dBu
    Input Impedance 1 kΩ
    THD to Main Output (1 kHz at unity gain) 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 +65 dB
    Maximum Input Level (unity gain) +22 dBu
    Phantom Power (±2 VDC) 48 VDC, switchable per channel

    Line Inputs

    Type ¼” TRS Female (via Combo), Balanced
    Maximum Input Level (min. gain, 1 kHz@0.5% THD+N) + 18 dBu, ±0.5 dB
    Frequency Response (A-D) 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.2 dB
    Dynamic Range (min. gain, A-wtd) > 114 dB
    Dynamic Range (mid. gain, unwtd) > 105 dB
    THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, A-wtd) < 0.005%
    Input Impedance 10 kΩ

    Tape Inputs

    Type RCA Female, unbalanced (stereo pair)
    Maximum Input Level +12 dBu

    Main Outputs

    Type XLR Male, balanced
    Rated Output Level +24 dBu
    Output Impedance 100Ω

    Mix Outputs

    Type XLR Male, balanced
    Rated Output Level +24 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, 1 kHz, unwtd)
    Adjacent Channels -87 dB (Ref = +4 dBu, 1 kHz, unwtd)

    Noise Gate / Expander

    Threshold Range -84 dB to 0 dB
    Attack Time 0.02s to 500 ms / 0.5 ms
    Release Time 0.05s to 2s
    Expander Attenuation Range 2:1 (fixed)
    Noise Gate Attenuation Range -84 to 0 dB
    Key Filter 2nd-order, resonant bypass; Q=0.7
    Key Listen Off, 40 Hz to 16 kHz

    Compressor

    Threshold Range -56 dB to 0 dB
    Ratio 1:1 to 14:1
    Attack Time 0.2 ms to 150 ms
    Release Time 40 ms to 1,000 ms
    Auto Attack and Release Attack = 10 ms, Release = 150 ms
    Curve Types hard and soft knee

    Limiter

    Threshold -56 dB to 0 dB / -28 dBFS
    Ratio ∞:1
    Attack 20 ms
    Hold 10 ms
    Release 20 ms

    Parametric EQ

    Type 2nd-order shelving filter
    Low (Lowpass or Bandpass) 36 to 465 Hz, ±15 dB
    Low Mid (Bandpass) 90 Hz to 1.2 kHz, ±15 dB
    High Mid (Bandpass) 380 Hz to 5 kHz, ±15 dB
    High (Highpass or Bandpass) 1.4 kHz to 18 kHz, ±15 dB
    Q (sweepable for each band) 0.1 to 4 / Low Q= 0.55, Hi Q=2.0

    Graphic EQ

    31-Band 1/3-Octave Controls Center frequencies (Hz): 20, 25, 32, 40, 50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1k, 1.3k, 1.6k, 2k, 2.5k, 3.2k, 4k, 5k, 6.4k, 8k, 10k, 13k, 16k, 20k. Each band has a constant Q.
    Gain/Attenuation ±15 dB

    Digital Audio

    ADC Dynamic Range 118 dB (A-wtd, 48 kHz)
    DAC Dynamic Range 118 dB (A-wtd, 48 kHz)
    FireWire S800, 800 Mb/s
    S/PDIF Output RCA Female
    Internal Processing 32-bit, floating point
    Sampling Rate 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz
    A/D/A Bit Depth 24
    Reference Level for 0 dBFS +18 dBu

    Clock

    Type JetPLL™
    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 240 VAC
    Power Requirements (continuous) 200W
    Recommended Ambient Operating Temperature 0° to 40° Celsius / 32° to 104° Fahrenheit