Presonus StudioLive 32 Series III

SKU: StudioLive 32 Series III
$ 3,899.95 -23%
$ 2,999.95

StudioLive 32 Series III Digital Mixer

The PreSonus StudioLive mixer is a fully recallable, 40-input digital mixer with 33 touch-sensitive, motorized faders and 32 recallable XMAX preamps (33 if you count the talkback mic)

The StudioLive 32 is the big dog of PreSonus Series III digital mixers. Offering the features and sound quality previously only attainable in large-format digital mixers, StudioLive 32 is built for large-scale applications, such as houses of worship, mid-size touring acts, monitor mixes for national acts, or recording studios that require enough inputs to handle multi-miked ensemble recording. Perhaps the greatest advantage of StudioLive mixers is found in settings where live performances will be recorded, such as theatre, worship services, or television talk shows with house band and musical guests.

 With comprehensive analog and digital I/O, AVB (Audio Video Bridging) networking, and Ethernet, you can implement a sophisticated system without cumbersome and expensive copper cables. The StudioLive 32 control capabilities are truly formidable, with your choice of wired, wireless (or both) remote control, a redesigned Fat Channel that puts eight of your preferred processors at your command, plus the ability to assign all channels to the top layer of the desk, for a one-to-one workflow—no searching through layers of menus in the heat of performance. Plus, with the included StudioMagic software bundle, you can process like the pros with plug-ins and virtual instruments from names such as Arturia, output, Lexicon, Mäag Audio, brainworx, and Plug-in Alliance. And if you don’t mind switching out your I/O, you can take your StudioLive out of the studio and on the road—it’s designed to handle both with ease and high-quality sound.   

StudioLive 32 key features and tech:

  • 33 touch-sensitive, motorized faders with choice of one-to-one workflow—assign all channels to the top layer, with one fader per input channel
  • Split-layer workflow—split the faders between inputs and outputs, including DCAs and Aux outputs
  • RGB Select buttons with user-assignable colors
  • Transport control
  • 8 user-assignable buttons for mute groups, scenes, and more
  • All-new Fat Channel controls including
  • 8 scribble strips, encoders, and multicolor buttons
  • Customizable user layer
  • 7-inch color touchscreen
  • Studio One DAW control (MCU and HUI coming soon)


  • 40 total inputs
  • 32 channel inputs: 16 mic, 16 mic/line
  • 1 XLR Talkback mic input with recallable XMAX Class A preamp
  • 2 stereo Aux inputs
  • 16 FlexMix outputs: 12 XLR, 4 balanced TRS
  • 4 TRS subgroup outputs
  • Unbalanced stereo (RCA) tape input and output
  • Bluetooth™ 4.1 wireless tape input
  • Stereo AES/EBU digital output
  • 2 XLR (L/R) Main outputs
  • XLR Main summed mono output
  • 2 TRS monitor outputs
  • Stereo headphone output

Channels and Buses

  • 32 input channels with recallable XMAX Class A mic preamps
  • 2 stereo aux inputs
  • 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
  • Complete ecosystem of AVB solutions, including stageboxes and personal monitor mixers


  • Onboard 34x34 SD recorder (using Capture™)
  • 38x38 USB recording interface
  • 55x55 AVB recording interface

Signal Processing

  • Intuitive Fat Channel signal processing on every channel with:
  • A/B settings comparison
  • High-pass 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
  • 8x 31-band graphic EQs
  • 4 internal effects buses: combination of reverbs and delays with modern and vintage options
  • Built-in real-time analyzer and signal generator


  • 7-inch color touchscreen
  • Input meter on every channel
  • Full-size Fat Channel metering
  • Input meter
  • Gate gain reduction meter
  • Compressor gain reduction meter
  • Full-size stereo Main output meters
  • 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


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

Actively Integrated Software

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

The PreSonus StudioLive 32 Series III digital mixer is a “best of both worlds” solution, offering comprehensive features and sound quality that were once the sole province of high-end, large-format consoles, now available to all. For more information, call or chat online with your PAD Professional today. 

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

      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® 7 x64 / x86 SP1 + platform update, Windows 8.1 x64 / x86, Windows 10 x64 / x86
      Intel Core 2 Duo (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
      30 GB hard disk space
      Monitor with 1366x768 resolution
      iOS 9.3 or later
      iPad 2, iPad 2, iPad 2, iPad 2, iPad 2, iPad 2, iPad 2, iPad 2, iPad 2, iPad 2, iPad 2, iPad 2,

      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 be different for DAWs other than Studio One. Please check the requirements for your DAW of choice with its manufacturer.

      Note that this is the speed of your processor, the amount of RAM and the size of your harddrive will increase the overall performance of your recording system. So, a more powerful system (faster processor with more RAM) will allow for lower latency (signal delay) than you might experience.

      Technical Specifications
      Microphone preamplifier

      Input Type                                                                                                                                  XLR Female, balanced

      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

      Line Inputs
      grade                                                                                                                                          ¼ "TRS Female, balanced

      Frequency Response to Main Output (at unity gain)                                                                  20-20 kHz, ± 0.5 dBu

      Input Impedance                                                                                                                        10 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

      Maximum Input Level                                                                                                               +18 dBu

      Tape Inputs
      grade                                                                                                                                       RCA Female, unbalanced (stereo pair)

      Maximum Input Level                                                                                                              +12 dBu, ± 0.5 dBu                                     

      XLR Outputs
      grade                                                                                                                                       XLR Male, balanced

      Maximum Output Level                                                                                                            +24 dBu, ± 0.5 dBu

      Output Impedance                                                                                                                   100Ω

      Line Outputs
      grade                                                                                                                                       ¼ "TRS Female, balanced

      Maximum Output Level                                                                                                            + 18 dBu, ± 0.5 dBu

      Output Impedance                                                                                                                   100Ω

      Tape Outputs
      grade                                                                                                                                       RCA Female, unbalanced (stereo pair)

      Maximum Output Level                                                                                                            + 18 dBu, ± 0.5 dBu

      Output Impedance                                                                                                                    100Ω

      Headphone Output
      grade                                                                                                                                        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

      Bluetooth ™ input                                                                                                                       4.1, stereo

      AES / EBU output                                                                                                                       XLR Male

      Network Control Port                                                                                                                   RJ-45

      AVB Audio Network Port                                                                                                             Locking XLR Ethernet

      Internal Processing                                                                                                                     32-bit, fl oating 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)

      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

      height                                                                                                                                         6.51” (165.36 mm)

      Width                                                                                                                                          32.37” (822.21 mm)

      Depth                                                                                                                                          22.97” (583.48 mm)

      Weight                                                                                                                                        37 lbs. (16.9 kg)

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