PreSonus tells us that their StudioLive CS18AI mix controller is now available worldwide. They describe it as a versatile, scalable, modular control surface that 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 motorized faders and enables complete hardware control of all mixer features, managing up to 32 channels, and 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 a simple Ethernet connection, the StudioLive CS18AI also becomes the controller for Studio One version 3, giving you an instant "hands on" studio upgrade. With the CS18AI, you get touch-sensitive, motorized 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 not found in off-the-shelf control surfaces, such as RGB LED Channel Select buttons that perfectly match custom track colors in Studio One, Scribble Strips with track names, knobs for dedicated Fat Channel control, and more.
Pricing and Availability: 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.