StudioLive 32 40-Input Digital Console/Recorder with 33 Motorized Faders


By far the most powerful mixer in its class, PreSonus®’ 3rd-generation StudioLive® 32 is a fully-recallable digital console that features touch-sensitive, motorized faders, and recallable XMAX preamps. Still retaining and improving upon PreSonus’ renowned ease of use, you'll be able to customize operations and workflow to suit how you work. It provides a fader for each input channel, and both 1-to-1 and split-layer workflows—and adds enhanced, customizable Fat Channel controls. Its studio-grade sound is boosted with updated Fat Channel processing, including a plug-in-style workflow that offers vintage-style EQ and compression options on every channel. You'll enjoy 16 FlexMixes that can be Aux, Subgroup, or Matrix mixes; 6-band fully parametric EQ on all mix outputs, plus 24 DCA groups, and onboard AVB networking. In addition to 34x34 USB and 55x55 AVB recording interfaces, the StudioLive 32, formidible both in live and studio environments, includes an onboard multitrack SD recorder with Capture one-touch recording, true virtual soundcheck, and a full suite of software. Additionally, when recording is finished, you can open your Capture session in Studio One® Professional for Mac® and/or Windows® (included), and transfer the entire mix scene, including fader levels and Fat Channel settings, to your Studio One session.

PreSonus StudioLive 32 Features:

    General Controls

    • (33) touch-sensitive, motorized faders with choice of:
      • 1-to-1 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
    • Enhanced Fat Channel controls, including:
      • (8) scribble strips, encoders, and multicolor buttons
      • Customizable user layer
      • 7" color touchscreen

    Inputs and Outputs

    • (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, will be available in 2017


    • 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
      • Highpass 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
    • (8) 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

    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 115 dB dynamic range
    • 48 kHz operation with 24-bit resolution (44.1 kHz 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™ multitrack 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

PreSonus StudioLive 32 Specifications:

Microphone Preamplifier

  • Input Type: XLR Female, balanced
  • Frequency Response to Main Output (at unity gain): 20 Hz - 20 kHz, ±0.5 dBu
  • Input Impedance: 1 kOhm
  • 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

  • Type: ¼” TRS Female, balanced
  • Frequency Response to Main Output (at unity gain): 20 - 20 kHz, ±0.5 dBu
  • Input Impedance: 10 kOhms
  • 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

  • Type: RCA Female, unbalanced (stereo pair)
  • Maximum Input Level: +12 dBu, ±0.5 dBu

XLR Outputs 

  • Type: XLR Male, balanced
  • Maximum Output Level: +24 dBu, ±0.5 dBu
  • Output Impedance: 100 Ohms

Line Outputs

  • Type: ¼” TRS Female, balanced
  • Maximum Output Level: +18 dBu, ±0.5 dBu
  • Output Impedance: 100 Ohms

Tape Outputs

  • Type: RCA Female, unbalanced (stereo pair)
  • Maximum Output Level: +18 dBu, ±0.5 dBu
  • Output Impedance: 100 Ohms

Headphone Output

  • Type: ¼” TRS Female, active stereo
  • Maximum Output: 100 mW/ch. @ 60 Ohms 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, ?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: 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)


  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 6.51" x 32.37" x 22.97" (165.36 x 822.21 x 583.48mm)
  • Weight: 37.2 lbs. (16.9 kg)


›  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 andspeed 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.

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

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