StudioLive CS18AI [PROMO] Touch-Sensitive, 18 Moving-Fader Ethernet/AVB Control Surface for StudioLive Rackmount Mixers


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  • (18) 100mm, touch-sensitive motorized faders: 16-Channel, 1 Flex, 1 Master
  • Control StudioLive RM AI mix systems of up to 64 channels
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With the PreSonus StudioLive™ CS18AI mix controller, you get a versatile, scalable, modular control surface designed especially for working with PreSonus' StudioLive RM16AI or RM32AI actively integrated, digital rackmount mixers (RM) (sold separately), as well as the Studio One digital audio workstation. The CS18AI can be networked with StudioLive RM-series mixers via AVB Ethernet and PreSonus UCNET technology, enabling complete hardware control of all mixer features. Combining a CS18AI together with a StudioLive RM mixer lets you keep your mixing I/O on stage in a rack, while allowing you to run the mix from distances up to hundreds of feet way via a lightweight Ethernet cable – eliminating the need for a cumbersome analog snake and separate stagebox. In addition to mixing with the CS18AI's touch-sensitive motorized faders, working with a StudioLive RM as your mix core lets you integrate an iPad®, a large Windows® 8 touch screen, or various combinations of these for an unprecedented mixing and control environment.

The StudioLive CS18AI is 19" rack-mountable, and has the same footprint as the StudioLive 16.4.2AI console (sold separately), but features 18 touch-sensitive motorized faders for controlling up to 64 input channels (when used with 2 cascaded StudioLive RM-series mixers) and its Fat Channel processing section. It has an RGB Channel Select button that makes it easy to identify and switch between channels and also comes with a 16-channel scribble-strip display and a 4.3" color touchscreen.

PreSonus mixers have always supported traditional "layer" mixing workflows, but many users have reported that they have found this "industry-standard" method to be overly complicated. With StudioLive RM Mixers including the CS18AI, PreSonus has brought in Filter DCA Groups, a new way for navigation and control of large mixes. The StudioLive CS18AI can be integrated with compatible PreSonus applications to create custom configurations to meet your specific needs. You can control StudioLive RM mixers with multiple devices simultaneously by using the CS18AI concurrently with PreSonus UC Surface™ control software for Mac, Windows, and iPad with QMix™-AI personal monitor-control software for iPhone/iPod touch. UC Surface integrates directly with the CS18AI to operate as an extension to the physical controller, offering complementary views for the selected channel strip, full metering, and scene recall.

The CS18AI comes equipped with direct Capture™ control that can be used for live recording and virtual sound checks. In addition to handling control data, it's AVB Ethernet connection passes audio as well. The controller has 2 mic inputs with recallable XMAX™ preamps and two balanced TRS line inputs enabling the CS18AI to handle talkback, room mic, and other local inputs such as 2-track playback. There are also 2 channels of digital returns from the RM mixer that can carry signals from the solo bus, main mix, or any aux mixes to feed the two balanced TRS monitor and headphone outputs.

Because the StudioLive CS18AI's motorized faders are touch-sensitive, you won't have to move a fader for it to recognize that it's being touched, and you can also view the fader value without changing it. This feature enables you to write automation using touch-and-latch methods that know when you touch – as well as release – a fader.

PreSonus StudioLive CS18AI Features:

  • (18) 100mm, touch-sensitive motorized faders: 16-Channel, 1 Flex, 1 Master
  • Control StudioLive RM AI mix systems of up to 64 channels
  • Navigate using traditional layers or with intuitive PreSonus Filter DCA groups
  • Active Integration with PreSonus software includes UC Surface™ software for extended 2nd screen workflows and direct Capture™ control for live recording and virtual sound checks
  • AVB / Ethernet connectivity
  • 4x2 AVB audio transport with 2 remote XMAX™ mic preamps for talkback, room mic, or other local inputs, 2 balanced ÂĽ" TRS line inputs, and 2 XLR line outputs + stereo headphone output
  • 16 channels of high resolution 64 x 96 scribble strip display with pan indicator
  • Variable-color Select buttons for easy channel and groups identification
  • Full PreSonus Fat Channel DSP control
  • 4.3" (399 mm) color touch screen
  • 4-pin XLR lamp connection
  • Footswitch input
  • Silent internal PSU with no fans
  • Optional iPad mount accessory (sold separately)
  • Same footprint as StudioLive 16.4.2AI (sold separately) for integration in 19" rack mounts and 3rd-party studio desks

PreSonus StudioLive CS18AI Specifications:

  • For specifications and more information, please click on the items under the "DOCUMENTATION" tab above.


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