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Rob Gow

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New Presonus mixers announced:
« on: September 01, 2014, 04:16:31 pm »

RM16AI & RM32AI

http://presonus.com/products/StudioLive-RM-Series

http://youtu.be/8DDYxZua3JU

Presonus StudioLive™ RM32AI Active Integration™ 32x16x3 Rack Mount Digital Mixer

- Fully recallable mixer
- 32 locking XLR inputs with recallable XMAX™ Class A mic preamps and +48V phantom power
- 16 XLR line outputs on the front, mirrored on rear-panel DB25 jack
- 3 XLR main outputs (left, right, mono) with analog trim pots
- 32 LED meter grid
- 32 internal channels
- 25 mix buses
- 16 aux mix buses
- 3 main mix buses (left, right, mono)
- 4 internal FX buses (2 reverb, 2 delay)
- Stereo solo bus
- Fat Channel signal processing on all input channels and all buses, with 4-band parametric EQ, compressor, gate, limiter, and more
- 52x34 direct digital FireWire recording interface
- UC-Surface™ battle-ready, 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
- Contextual-based navigation for quick, intuitive access to all mixing functions
- Compatible with free QMix™-AI personal monitoring control app for iPhone®/iPod® touch
- Complete solution: Includes Capture™ live-recording software and Studio One® Artist DAW for Mac and Windows, and Nimbit® account for online music promotion and distribution.
- USB jack and included Wi-Fi LAN adapter provides wireless control
- 2 FireWire S800 ports, 1 Ethernet control port, and S/PDIF digital output
- Option card slot for future expansion, Thunderbolt, Dante, and AVB cards coming soon
- Up to 96 kHz operation
- Front-panel Mute All button temporarily mutes all inputs and outputs
- Stereo tape input (RCA jacks)
- Headphone output with volume knob and selectable source
- +48V Meters button to display phantom power assignment on the meter grid
- 1x1 MIDI interface
- 4U rackmount
- Extensive library of tutorials and downloads
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Re: New Presonus mixers announced:
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2014, 04:34:12 pm »

This is an "I told you so" moment for me.

For all those who wanted motorized faders, I have maintained all along that the better course looking to the future would be a fader-less model.

Here they go.
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Re: New Presonus mixers announced:
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2014, 04:59:22 pm »

When you have a bunch of lemons you need to make lemonade.

I see control surfaces being separate from computing engines, so folks who want WYSIWYG moving faders, and are willing to pay for them can have them.

I have been predicting something like google glass and a game boy glove for a decade.

The cost in a digital console is not the guts but the 1/O and controls.

JR

PS: Love those SOTA class A mic preamps ??? Old transistor radios were class A.

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Re: New Presonus mixers announced:
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2014, 05:16:22 pm »

When you have a bunch of lemons you need to make lemonade.
Easy for me to sit on the sidelines, but I would be remiss if I did not hammer them for the choice of Firewire 800 as the default communication protocol.  Really, what has Firewire native anymore?  Apple via Thunderbolt?


Still - a step forward with the recallable preamps. (kind of an obvious response to  a "no buttons" face)
And they do have expansion slots.  Will any of those cards work with UC or Capture?


I hear Apple is coming out with a large-format iPad.  Wonder where that'll take us?
And UC running under Windows 8?  (I assume wireless (no firewire?))


Hmmm...  Might be a candidate for the club instead of the Mackie 1608...


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Re: New Presonus mixers announced:
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2014, 06:17:46 pm »

I thought the choice of Firewire was questionable as well.

Interesting move to go entirely fader-less.
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Re: New Presonus mixers announced:
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2014, 07:23:21 pm »

Blah, blah, blah. So now you only need to worry about bringing a spare interface and backup for your Windows 8 system along with a pair of 27" screens so you can actually use it. Good touch screens are not cheap, cheap touch screens are not good. By the time you've purchased good hardware to use their interface your into any of the boards that already exist. And I applaud their feature set, but you better have plenty of CPU if your going to use most of those features at the same time.
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Re: New Presonus mixers announced:
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2014, 07:26:35 pm »

Easy for me to sit on the sidelines, but I would be remiss if I did not hammer them for the choice of Firewire 800 as the default communication protocol.  Really, what has Firewire native anymore?  Apple via Thunderbolt?

If you look at the brochure graphics, they use a 2008 (or earlier) vintage MacBook Pro in the graphics.

I find it odd that all of the IO is on the front.  If you're going to rack this unit, it would be nice if the outputs were on the back to patch to the rest of your gear inside the same rack. If you're using powered speakers, I guess having the outputs on the front would be handy. Mirroring the main outputs would have been nice though.

I'm curious to see the price point that they come up with on this unit.  It's a fairly close comparison to the X32 rack, although not as much i/o, and not usable without an external control device.

As things progress, I hope to see more stuff work like the iLive product.  All processing is done in the stage box, but still have the option to have a control surface or multiple surfaces somewhere on the network.  Lose a network connection and things keep going with no audio drop out.  There's no reason for audio signal to go to FOH and back.

While iPad mixing is handy, it is still better to have physical controls.  Much easier to react when there's a knob that you can feel versus sliding on a screen.
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Re: New Presonus mixers announced:
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2014, 07:31:31 pm »

Blah, blah, blah. So now you only need to worry about bringing a spare interface and backup for your Windows 8 system along with a pair of 27" screens so you can actually use it. Good touch screens are not cheap, cheap touch screens are not good. By the time you've purchased good hardware to use their interface your into any of the boards that already exist. And I applaud their feature set, but you better have plenty of CPU if your going to use most of those features at the same time.
Yeah, but Bob, what would we need a 27" screen when we have a perfectly good iPhone 2 (though the screen is a bit shattered...)  As far as spares, just throw a Mackie 1604 in the trunk and you're good to go!  ;D
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Re: New Presonus mixers announced:
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2014, 08:11:54 pm »

Self edit.
« Last Edit: September 01, 2014, 08:15:05 pm by Scott Olewiler »
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Re: New Presonus mixers announced:
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2014, 08:14:34 pm »

Well I already mix the majority of my gigs on an Ipad, so I am definitely interested!

It seems like it would be easy enough for Presonus or someone else to design a control surface connected via cat5  for an iLive type interface for those who dislike touch panels.
« Last Edit: September 01, 2014, 08:46:17 pm by Chuck Simon »
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