Presonus - StudioLive 32SC series III

32-channel digital mixer and USB audio interface with motorized faders

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.

We built our 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, we 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.

The 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.

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.

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
Specifications

Computer system requirements:

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

Mac

  • macOS® 10.11 or higher (64-bit only)
  • Intel® Core ™ 2 Duo processor (Intel® Core i3 or faster recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Windows

  • Windows® 7 x64 SP1 + platform update, Windows 8.1 x64, Windows 10 x64
  • 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

  • iOS 10 or later
  • iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 4, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad (4th generation)

Android

  • 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.

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Technical Specifications

Mi crophone 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

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)

Clock

 

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

Physical

 

height

6.51” (165.36 mm)

Width

17.59” (446.66 mm)

Depth

22.97” (583.48 mm)

Weight

23.15 lbs. (10.5 kg)

As a commitment to constant improvement, PreSonus® Audio Electronics, Inc., reserves the right to change any specification stated herein, at any time, without notification.