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Presonus StudioLive RM16AI rack-mount Active Integration digital mixer

StudioLive RM16AI mixers can be controlled in multiple ways simultaneously so you can customize your system to suit your needs and workflow. Control the mixer over a wired or wireless network using an array of integrated software for Mac, Windows, and iPad.

At a Glance

 

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® RM16AI rack-mount Active Integration digital mixer is a versatile and flexible solution for live sound and recording. These versatile 25-bus mixers offer 16 analog inputs and an additional 16 digital inputs via FireWire, AVB, or Dante™ for a total of 32 input channels, expandable up to 64. StudioLive RM16AI mixers are flawlessly integrated with state-of-the-art software and 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.

 

Integrated, multiplatform software for flexible control and one-click recording.

PreSonus StudioLive RM-series mixers are tightly integrated with an entire suite of state-of-the-art software. Mix wirelessly or over a wired network from anywhere using UC Surface touch-control software for Mac, Windows, and iPad. Musicians control their monitor mixes onstage with QMix®-UC for iPhone®/iPod® touch. Completely automate virtual soundchecks and record shows at up to 96 kHz with Capture™. Tune your system to the room and watch for problems in your mix with UC Surface’s integrated Smaart® wizards, RTA, and spectrograph. Save mixer scenes with your live recordings in Capture and edit both in Studio One Artist. StudioLive RM-series mixers and software work together to form a cohesive ecosystem that helps you achieve your creative vision.

Specifications

 

Inputs and Outputs

  • 16 locking XLR inputs, each with:
    • Recallable XMAX Class A 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 jacks mirror 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
  • 1×1 MIDI I/O (for future implementation)
  • Cascadable to 32, or 48 inputs via AVB connection to an additional StudioLive RM Mixer

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). Compatible with Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire converter.

UC Surface Live Mixing and Control Software

  • Designed specifically for live sound mixing
  • Multiplatform support for Mac®, Windows®, and iPad®
    • Windows 8 multi-touch-compatible for large touchscreen mixing (touchscreen not included)
    • 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 RM 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
    • More than 30 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
  • Nimbit online “direct to fan” marketing, sales, and distribution service

Networking Connections

  • USB jack and included Wi-Fi LAN adapter provides direct wireless control (using a router)
  • 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

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 aux’s 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

Digitalia

  • 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
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