PreSonus unveils StudioLive CS18AI mix controller

PreSonus has stated that its StudioLive CS18AI mix controller is now available at PreSonus dealers worldwide.

The scalable, modular control surface controls StudioLive RM-series rack-mount, Active Integration digital mixers and PreSonus’ Studio One 3 DAW.

Networking with StudioLive RM32AI and RM16AI mixers via AVB Ethernet and PreSonus UCNET technology, the StudioLive CS18AI offers 18 touch-sensitive motorised faders and enables complete hardware control of all mixer features, managing up to 32 channels.

It also features dedicated controls for the RM mixer’s Fat Channel processing section. It can be used concurrently with PreSonus’ UC Surface control software for Mac, Windows, and iPad and with QMix-AI personal monitor-control software for iPhone/iPod touch.

With an Ethernet connection, the StudioLive CS18AI also becomes the controller for Studio One version 3, providing users with a ‘hands on’ studio upgrade, according to the manufacturer. With the CS18AI, users have access to touch-sensitive, motorised fader control over Studio One’s console and automation, as well as assignable knob control of effects plug-ins. In addition it provides custom integration such as RGB LED Channel Select buttons that match custom track colours in Studio One, Scribble Strips with track names, knobs for dedicated Fat Channel control, and more.

The StudioLive CS18AI is available immediately at PreSonus dealers with a U.S. street price of $1,999.95. PreSonus has also concurrently shipped complete 16- and 32-channel mix systems that pair the CS18AI with StudioLive RM-series mixers. The 16-channel StudioLive AVB 16AI includes the StudioLive RM16AI and has a $3,199.95 U.S. street price. The 32-channel StudioLive AVB 32AI includes the StudioLive RM32AI and has a $3,799.95 U.S. street price.