PreSonus StudioLive 24.4.2

24 x 4 x 2 Performance and Recording Digital Mixer with Graphic Equalizer

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PreSonus StudioLive 24.4.2 AI

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Product Features:

  • PreSonus StudioLive Performance and Recording Digital Mixer with Graphic Equalizer
  • Excellent signal-processing power on every channel
  • Simple store and recall of every setting
  • Studio One Artist Digital Audio Workstation software for Mac and PC
  • Capture 1.1 recording software for Mac and PC
  • Direct recording interface compatible with Logic, Nuendo, Cubase, Sonar, Digital Performer, Ableton Live, and more
  • Trim control with -20 to +20 dBV line/-15 to +65 dBu mic gain range (80dB)
  • +48V phantom power switch for condenser microphones
  • High-headroom XMAX Class A microphone preamplifiers produce deeper lows, smoother highs, and enhanced overall sound quality
  • Built-in FireWire recording and playback interface
  • Over 90 signal processors
  • 24 channel strips (save/recall/copy/paste, talkback, and more)
  • Compact, rack-mountable, and easy to transport
  • 32 channels of recording
  • 26 channels of simultaneous playback
  • Each FireWire recording channel can be set to record either pre- or post-Fat Channel signal processing
  • 32-bit floating-point processing is used for all digital mixing
  • Analog inputs and outputs use the highest quality digital converters
  • JetPLL synchronization technology provide stable and reliable synchronization to your computer
  • Daisy-chain capability allows two StudioLive 24.4.2s to get up to 48 input channels and 8 submix buses
  • 15-LED ladder metering and clip LED
  • Illuminated solo and mute buttons
  • 24 mic/line inputs
  • Stereo/mono main out
  • FireWire Input Select
  • 100 mm precision faders
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
Product Specifications:
  • Dimensions: 21-5/16"D x 25-1/4"W x 7"H
  • 4 subgroups buses each with:
    • Solo
    • Mute
    • Access to Fat Channel functions
  • 10 auxiliary mixes each with:
    • Solo
    • Pre/post-fader send
    • Output level control
    • Access to Fat Channel functions
    • Mix and mix/pan Fat Channel metering
  • 2 internal effects sends, each with:
    • Mute
    • Pre/post-fader send
    • Output level control
    • Access to Fat Channel functions
    • Effects-send select for Fat Channel metering
    • Mix button for aux-bus mixing and Fat Channel metering
  • Master Section:
    • Aux input A and B
    • Level control and select (Fat Channel ¬≠metering) switch
    • Access to all Fat Channel functions
    • Talkback system
  • Inputs/Outputs:
    • 24 main inputs, each with XLR mic, 1/4" line, and 1/4" inserts
    • 2 1/4" stereo (L/R) aux inputs
    • 1 XLR talkback-mic input with phantom power and level control
    • Unbalanced RCA stereo (L/R) tape inputs and outputs
    • XLR stereo (L/R) main outputs with level control
    • 1/4" stereo (L/R) main outputs
    • XLR mono output with level control
    • 1/4" stereo (L/R) control-room outputs
    • 1/4" Headphone output
    • 4 1/4" subgroup outputs
    • 10 1/4" aux outputs
    • 24 pre-insert, balanced direct outputs, Ch. 1-8, 9-16, 17-24 (DB25 sockets) S/PDIF digital out
    • 2 FireWire 400 ports

Product History:

PreSonus STUDIOLIVE24.4.2 AI thumbnail
(newest, current model)
PreSonus STUDIOLIVE24.4.2 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by PreSonus StudioLive 24.4.2 AI)

Mixer Features

The type of circuitry the mixer is comprised of as either Analog or Digital.
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion)
The amount of change in harmonic content of the signal as it is amplified. A lower figure indicates less change and a more accurate amp. THD below 0.10% is inaudible.
The number of individual channels that can simultaneously pass audio.
The ability to mount the mixer to a 19" rack.
Phantom Power
The +48V of DC power supplied to condenser microphones by all, none, or individual mic preamps on the mixer.
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.


Main Outs
The main two channel audio output of the mixer
CRTL Room/ALT Outs
The control room or alternative outputs from the mixer.
Direct Outs
The number of direct outputs from individual channels on the mixer.
Headphone Outs
The number of headphone outputs the mixer supports.
Aux Sends
The number of auxiliary sends available on the mixer.
The number of channel inserts found on the mixer. Channel inserts are TRS jacks found inline on the mixer channel strip used to insert signal processing into a mixer channel by transmitting a send and return on the tip and ring of a TRS - x2 TS insert cable.
Bus/Subgroup Outs
The number of bus or subgroup outputs the mixer supports.
Mic-Pre Inputs
The Number of mic level inputs the mixer can accept.
Line Inputs
The Number of line level inputs the mixer can accept.

Digital Features

Digital Recording Interface
The ability for a mixer to be used as a recording interface as well as the required connection.
Digital Signal Processing
On board Digital Signal Processing effects that can be assigned to auxs, busses, channels, or the main mix.
Digital Outs
The number of digital outputs the mixer supports.
Digital Inputs
The number of digital inputs the mixer supports.
Digital Audio Resolution
The sample rates and bit depths supported by the digital converters of the mixer.

Powered Features

Total Max Power
This is the combined max power output of all the amplifier's channels.
Continuous Power @ 8 ohm (Bridged)
This is the continuous (RMS) power output of the amplifier at a bridged 8 ohm impedance.
Continuous Power @ 4 ohm
This is the continuous (RMS) power output of the amplifier at an 4 ohm impedance.
Continuous Power @ 8 ohm
This is the continuous (RMS) power output of the amplifier at an 8 ohm impedance.

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider

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PreSonus StudioLive 24.4.2

24 x 4 x 2 Performance and Recording Digital Mixer with Graphic Equalizer


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