Presonus StudioLive 32SC Series III

SKU: StudioLive 32SC Series III
$ 2,859.95 -23%
$ 2,199.95

Small digital mixer. Big power.

The StudioLive 32SC is a compact, rack-mountable 32-channel digital mixer that can be quickly and easily scaled for 16-, 24-, and 32-channel applications. Don't let the road-ready size fool you; the StudioLive 32SC sports a dual-core PreSonus FLEX DSP Engine powering 40 mixing channels, 26 mix buses, and 286 simultaneous processors—including 4 stereo reverberation systems and Fat Channel plug-in models on every input channel and mix bus. With 128 (64x64) channels of USB recording and AVB network audio I/O, flexible routing options, and studio-grade audio quality, the StudioLive 32SC provides all the tools you need—whether you’re building your dream studio or putting together a pro touring rig.

The scalable digital mixer.

The StudioLive 32SC digital mixer and the complete PreSonus® StudioLive Series III ecosystem of AVB networking products allow you to create a system that is truly customized for your needs. Connect NSB-series stage boxesto add remote analog inputs and outputs wherever they’re required and complete your 32-channel, 16-bus StudioLive 32SC. Add EarMix 16M personal monitor mixers to give your musicians their own customizable 16-channel monitor mixes. Multiple StudioLive Series III digital mixers can be networked, allowing you to route audio to and from any device on the audio network thanks to the flexibility of Digital Patching on your StudioLive 32SC digital mixer and in UC Surface remote mixer software.

Superior sound.

Presonus built their reputation designing great-sounding analog circuits for critical studio recording environments, and we put all of that experience into designing the StudioLive 32SC digital mixer. In 1995, PreSonus patented digital control over analog circuits with our first studio product. Building on this legacy, they have created a separate digital volume-control circuit ahead of our lauded analog XMAX mic preamp design, providing the convenience of digital recall without sacrificing fidelity. This allows the StudioLive 32SC mic preamps to be remote-controlled with UC Surface software or Studio One®, and when you load a StudioLive 32SC mixer scene, the mic preamp trim values can also be recalled along with the other settings.

he mobile music recording studio.

PreSonus Capture® recording software is an intuitive multitrack recording application with a fully integrated Virtual Soundcheck mode that runs directly on your StudioLive 32SC digital mixer or on your Mac or Windows computer. Record all 32 channels plus a stereo mix of your choosing via USB, to an SD Card, or both for the ultimate redundant live recording rig. StudioLive mix scenes can be stored with your recordings to speed up virtual soundchecks. Best of all, Capture sessions open natively in Studio One with the entire StudioLive mix scene re-created in the Studio One console, complete with fader levels, Fat Channel settings, mutes, solos, and more. No other multitrack software makes recording as fast, simple, and hassle-free so you can focus on mixing the show.

The best music recording software… included.

Studio One revolutionized music recording, making common mixing and production tasks as easy as drag-and-drop. Tight integration with StudioLive 32SC digital mixers allows you to control preamp levels and more right from the Studio One software console. Press the DAW button on your StudioLive 32SC, and your Studio One controls are right under your fingertips on your digital mixer. Studio One control can be toggled on and off, allowing you to quickly switch between your live mix and your production mix with the press of a button. Studio One Artist is included with the StudioLive 32SC, so you can start recording right out of the box.

Remote control your digital mixer from anywhere—on any device.

PreSonus StudioLive Series III digital mixers are tightly integrated with an entire suite of state-of-the-art software. Mix wirelessly using UC Surface touch-control software for macOS®, Windows, iPad® and Android™. Control your monitor mixes with QMix®-UC for iPhone®, iPod® touch, and Android devices. Whether you’re adjusting monitor mixes on stage, moving around the room to dial in your mix, or using your mobile device as a second screen for your StudioLive 32SC digital mixer, remotely controlling your mix from anywhere just got easier.

The bus that takes you everywhere.

Everyone has a unique mixing style, so PreSonus designed the StudioLive 32SC to be configured to work the way you like to mix. The 16 FlexMixes in the StudioLive 32SC digital mixer can be individually configured to function as aux buses, subgroups, or matrix mixes. Four designated effects buses provide a total of 24 mix buses plus an independent solo bus and the main mix. We also provided 24 DCAs so you can more easily and flexibly control groups of channels. Inputs and buses can be freely routed internally, out to your AVB network, and over the USB bus, allowing you to customize your StudioLive 32SC to fit your needs—even when those needs change.

The digital mixer built to record music.

With 128 (64x64) channels of recording over USB, you can record every input channel and bus on your StudioLive 32SC for the ultimate recording rig. Each channel can independently access its analog input or its dedicated digital return from your computer. Ten vintage EQ and classic compressor Fat Channel plug-in models are included and can be used onboard your mixer, as well as within Studio One. And when you’re ready for more signal processing options, PreSonus offers four Fat Channel plug-in collectionswith 15 additional models. Fat Channel plug-ins can be inserted on every input channel and output bus, giving you extensive, studio-style processing while mixing and recording.

A complete networked solution.

StudioLive Series III networked products form an ecosystem that is easily expanded and quickly configured. Designed to enhance each other, these products are at the forefront of AVB networking technology. The StudioLive 32SC’s integrated AVB networking allows you to expand your mixer as your needs grow. Add NSB-series stage boxes to add analog inputs and outputs. Route audio to EarMix 16M personal monitor mixers for customized mixes on stage. With powerful plug-in processing, advanced recording features, and flexible mix buses, the StudioLive 32SC is the best digital mixer for mobile live sound and recording music.

Includes Studio Magic Plug-in Suite.

This suite of plug-ins adds a wealth of fresh virtual instruments and effects to Studio One. Cherry-picked from the first names in virtual instruments and effects, each plug-in brings a different flavor of practical magic to your songs. These plug-ins aren't gimmicky one-trick ponies — these are real-deal workhorses that you'll rely on for countless mixes.

The Expandable Fat Channel

Thanks to advanced engineering and the unique interoperability between PreSonus® hardware and software, you can enhance your StudioLive® Series III mixer and Studio One® Fat Channel with plug-in processors. These plug-ins are virtual signal processors that load in your StudioLive Series III console or rack mixer’s Fat Channel, expanding your Fat Channel processor library much like plug-ins do in a DAW. Each plug-in comes in both StudioLive Series III format and Studio One format so you can use your new processor in both mixer and DAW Fat Channels.

PreSonus Fat Channel plug-ins are state-space modeled by world-class engineers with Ph.D.’s in analog signal processing to faithfully produce the sound and response of the original hardware processors. Now you can have a wide variety of fresh DSP for live and studio sound. No other mixer anywhere near this price class has expandable processing—only PreSonus StudioLive Series III.

Compressors

Our eight classic compressors cover the gamut, including FET, tube, optical, and VCA designs. From soft, smooth attacks to fast, in-your-face response, you’ll find it in the Fat Channel Collection.

RC-500 Compressor

FET-based compressors such as the one in the PreSonus RC 500 use transistors to emulate a triode tube’s operation and sound. This type of compressor generally provides a faster attack time and better repeatability than the optical compressors typically found in channel strips. Modeled after PreSonus' RC500 signature FET compressor, this plug-in provides an ultra-fast attack time and repeatable performance.

Included in the free PreSonus Bundle.

VT-1 Compressor

Stunning high-end sound and incredible versatility are hallmarks of PreSonus’ VT-1, which is modeled after a popular vacuum tube channel strip’s FET compressor. The VT-1 provides fast attack and repeatable performance. The VT-1 provides fast attack and repeatable performance with a fully variable ratio.

Included in the free PreSonus Bundle.

Brit Comp

Capturing the unique sound of a twin VCA gain-reduction amplifier design, the Brit Comp is ideal for taming piano dynamics or adding punch to drums and percussion.

Included in the Classic Studio Bundle.

FC-670 Compressor

This model of an iconic compressor/limiter of the 1950s imparts an unmistakable silky warmth on just about any signal.

Included in the Classic Studio Bundle.

Comp 160 Compressor

With simple controls, yet capable of extreme compression traits, the Comp 160 provides VCA character with a personality all its own. Try it on drums—you’ll be glad you did!

Included in the Modern Classics Bundle.

Everest C100A Compressor

Based on a classic design focused on gentle, natural-sounding gain reduction, the Everest C100A helps control dynamics while still letting the signal breathe.

Included in the Modern Classics Bundle.

Classic Compressor

The smooth character of this compressor allows you to create transparent or extreme color changes to your audio, making it a workhorse for just about any application.

Included in the Vintage Channel Strips Bundle.

Tube P1B Compressor

In general, the response time of optical compressors tends to soften the attack and release, which can smooth out uneven volume fluctuations. Emulating an all-tube, optical design, the Tube P1B compressor delivers musicality, preserving the clarity of the signal even at the most extreme settings.

Included in the Vintage Channel Strips Bundle.

Equalizers

Each of these seven popular equalizers offers a different flavor, from the classic British sound of the Solar 69 to the subtle Baxandall; the smooth, refined VT-1 tube EQ; and the more modern, solid-state RC-500. As with all processors in the Fat Channel Collection, they’re state-space modeled so they respond just like the original hardware circuits.

RC-500 EQ

It's rare to find a truly outstanding solid-state channel strip that can deliver a vintage vibe reminiscent of classic high-end products, yet employs a thoroughly modern design. The PreSonus RC 500 was one of these rare gems. The RC 500 EQ plug-in is modeled after the channel strip’s 3-band semi-parametric EQ and combines isolated filters and optimized, per-band Q to provide subtle signal-shaping without harsh artifacts.

Included in the free PreSonus Bundle.

VT-1 EQ

The VT-1 EQ models a popular vacuum tube channel strip’s 4-band semi-parametric EQ, which combines isolated filters and optimized, per-band Q. Designed with musicality in mind, this EQ is smooth and refined, which made it an instant classic.

Included in the free PreSonus Bundle.

Alpine EQ-550

The 1960s-vintage EQ provides consistent, repeatable equalization using three overlapping bands, divided into seven fixed frequency points, each with five steps of boost or cut. Its selectable peaking or shelving filters for the high and low band, along with an independently insertable bandpass filter, provide an easy path to creating acoustically superior equalization.

Included in the Classic Studio Bundle.

Solar 69 EQ

The sound of classic British EQ is absolutely legendary and has enhanced many a great recording. Emulating this classic British design, the Solar 69 EQ adds definition to kick drums, shapes electric guitars, and adds shimmer to acoustic guitars and vocals without sacrificing body.

Included in the Classic Studio Bundle.

Baxandall EQ

This EQ offers the world's most popular EQ curve. Using gently sweeping treble and bass EQ shelves, it allows you to make subtle, yet effective, changes over wide swaths of the frequency spectrum.

Included in the Modern Classics Bundle.

Tube Midrange EQ

This midrange EQ is based on a passive, all-tube design for ultra-smooth and musical equalization, making it ideal for any midrange source material.

Included in the Vintage Channel Strips Bundle.

Vintage 3-band EQ

With its distinct filter shaping, sheen, and bite, this three-band active EQ includes both high and low shelving filters, providing enhanced tone-shaping possibilities.

 

Included in the Vintage Channel Strips Bundle.

Features

  • Powered by the new dual-core PreSonus FLEX DSP Engine to provide the most processing of any digital mixer in its class
  • 40 input-channel digital mixer with 17 touch-sensitive motorized faders
    • 16 local digitally controlled XMAX mic/line inputs
    • 16 digital channels (AVB, USB, or SD)
    • 2 balanced stereo aux inputs
    • 1 stereo tape input (RCA, USB, AVB or SD)
    • 4 FLEX FX returns
    • 1 Talkback
  • 26 mix buses
    • 16 FlexMixes (Aux, Subgroup, Matrix)
    • 4 dedicated FLEX FX buses
    • 4 dedicated subgroups
    • Stereo Main bus
  • 286 simultaneous processors
    • HPF
    • Gate / Expander
    • Compressor with Fat Channel plug-in models
    • 4-band/6-band parametric EQ with Fat Channel plug-in models
    • Limiter
    • 31-band Graphic EQ
    • 4 FLEX FX slots featuring legendary classic reverb emulations and delays
  • State Space-Modeled Fat Channel compressor and EQ plug-ins available on every input channel and output bus
  • FLEX FX multi-effects processor with 4 slots to load legendary reverb emulations and delays with 4 dedicated effects buses
  • 24 DCAs to control groups of channels
  • 128-channel (64x64) recording over USB
  • Onboard multi-channel SD recorder (34x34) with true Virtual Soundcheck mode
  • AVB Networking onboard (64x64) to connect with other mixers, NSB-series stage boxes, EarMix 16M personal monitor mixers and more
  • User Profiles for managing multiple operators with custom permissions
  • Per channel digital patching from any analog, AVB, USB, or SD Card source
  • DAW Control
    • Advanced Studio One control integration
    • MCU emulation mode optimized for Logic
    • HUI emulation mode optimized for ProTools
  • Remote control every mix function from your computer, iPad, or Android tablet with UC Surface (included)
  • Put your musicians’ monitor mix under their fingers with QMix-UC (included) for iOS or Android
  • Capture 3.0 multitrack software included
    • Automated Virtual Soundcheck
    • Store StudioLive mix scenes with your audio
  • Advanced Studio One integration (Studio One Artist Included)
    • XMAX mic preamp control from Studio One
    • Control Fat Channel parameters from Studio One mixing console
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