StudioLive CS18AI *

Product Details

  • 18 100 mm, touch-sensitive motorized faders: 16 Channel, 1 Flex, 1 Master
  • Control StudioLive RM- and RML-series AI mix systems of up to 64 channels
  • Active Integration with PreSonus® software includes UC Surface software and direct Capture™ control for live recording and virtual soundcheck
  • Studio One® 3 control surface: Control channel faders, automation, plug-ins, transport control, and more
  • AVB / Ethernet connectivity
  • 4x2 AVB audio transport with 2 remote XMAX mic preamps for talkback, room mic or other local inputs, 2 balanced ¼-inch TRS line inputs, and 2 XLR line outputs + stereo headphone output
  • PreSonus Fat Channel DSP control

Networked with StudioLive® RM- and RML-series mixers via AVB Ethernet, the StudioLive CS18AI features 18 touch-sensitive, motorized faders and enables complete hardware control of all mixer features, including up to 64 input channels (when used with two cascaded StudioLive RM- or RML-series mixers) and the mixer’s Fat Channel processing. Keep your I/O in an onstage rack, while running the mix from hundreds of feet away via CAT5e or CAT6 cable. The AVB Ethernet connection passes audio, and the controller has two mic inputs with recallable XMAX preamps and two balanced TRS line inputs, enabling the CS18AI to handle talkback, room mic, and other local inputs. Two channels of digital returns from the RM/RML mixer can feed the CS18AI’s two balanced TRS monitor and headphone outputs. The CS18AI also can control PreSonus Capture™ live recording software and Studio One DAW, including channel faders, automation, plug-ins, transport control, and more.

 

16.4.2 and CS18AI Rack Ear Mounting Kit

Standard IEC Power Cable

Studiolive 16 Series III and 16.4.2 and CS18AI Backpack

Computer system requirements:

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for the StudioLive CS18AI:

General

  • Internet connection
  • AVB compatible Ethernet connection
  • Internet connection for registration and software download


Mac®

  • OS X 10.8 64-bit or later
  • Hardware: Intel® Core™ i3 processor or better, 4 GB or more RAM (8 GB recommended)


Windows® PC

  • Windows 7x 64/x86 SP1 or Windows 8/8.1 x64/x86 or Windows 10 x64/x86
  • Intel® Core™ 2 processor (Intel® Core™ i3 processor or better recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)


iOS

  • Operating System: iOS 7.03 or later
  • Hardware: iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad (3rd or 4th generation), iPad mini

See elsewhere on this site for Studio One and UC Surface computer requirements.


Network

Type Ethernet / AVB


Microphone Inputs

Type XLR Female (via Combo), Balanced Remote
Maximum Input Level +12 dBu, ±0.5 dB, Unity Gain
Gain Control Range 65 dB, ±1 dB
Gain 0 to +65 dB, ±1 dB
Frequency Response to Main Output 20 Hz-20 kHz, ±0.5 dBu
Frequency Response (A-D) 10 Hz to 40 kHz, ±0.2 dB
Input Impedance 1 kΩ
THD to Main Output <0.005% max, +4 dBu, 20 Hz-20 kHz, unity gain, unwtd
THD+N (min. gain, a-wtd) < 0.005%
Dynamic Range (min. gain, a-wtd) > 114 dB
Dynamic Range (mid. gain, unwtd) > 105 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio to Main Output 94 dB
Common Mode Rejection 65 dB (1 kHz, unity gain)
EIN (+55 dB gain, 150Ω input, 20 Hz-22 kHz, a-wtd) < 128 dBu
Phantom Power +48 V (±2 V, > 8 mA per channel)


Line Inputs

Type ¼” TRS Female (via Combo), Balanced
Maximum Input Level +18 dBu
Frequency Response (A-D) 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.2 dB
Frequency Response to Main Out 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.5 dBu
THD to Main Output <0.005% max, +4 dBu, 20 Hz-20 kHz, unity gain, unwtd
THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, a-wtd) < 0.005%
Input Impedance 10 kΩ
Signal-to-Noise Ratio to Main Output 94 dB
Max Input Level +18 dBu
Dynamic Range (min. gain, a-wtd) > 114 dB
Dynamic Range (mid. gain, unwtd) > 105 dB
Crosstalk (1 kHz, channel-to-channel) < -80 dB


Monitor Line Outputs

Type XLR Male, Electrically Balanced
Maximum Output Level +24 dBu, ±0.5
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.2 dB
Dynamic Range (a-wtd) > 112 dB
THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, un-wtd) < 0.005%
Output Impedance 100Ω
Crosstalk (1 kHz, channel-to-channel) < -80 dB


Headphone Outputs

Type ¼” TRS Female, Stereo, Unbalanced
Maximum Output Level 120 mW/channel @ 60 Ω
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.5 dB
Dynamic Range (a-wtd) > 103 dB
THD+N 0.01%, 1 kHz, max gain, 20 Hz BW, unwt
Crosstalk (1 kHz, channel-to-channel) < -80 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 96 dB 1kHz, max gain, 20 kHz BW, unwtd


System Crosstalk

Input to Output -90 dBu +4 dBu, 20 Hz-20 kHz, unwtd
Adjacent Channels -87 dBu +4 dBu, 20 Hz-20 kHz, unwtd


​Digital Audio

ADC Dynamic Range 118 dB min (A-wtd, 48 kHz)
DAC Dynamic Range 118 dB min (A-wtd, 48 kHz)
Sample Rate 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz
Reference Level for 0 dBFS +18 dBu


Clock

Clock Jitter <20 Ps RMS, 20 Hz-20 kHz
Jitter Attenuation >60 dB 1 ns in ~1 ps out


Power / Environmental

Connector IEC
Input-Voltage Range 100 to 230V, 50-60 Hz
Power Requirements 200W
Temperature Range 0˚ to 40˚ Celsius / 32˚ to 104˚ Fahrenheit


Physical

Length 22.35" (58.6 cm)
Width (chassis only) 17.22" (43.74 cm)
Maximum Height 6.9" (17.53 cm)
Weight 23 lbs. (10.43 kg)


NOTE: As a commitment to constant improvement, PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc., reserves the right to change any specification stated herein at any time, without notification.

ProSoundNetwork StudioLive CS18AI

“I was really impressed with how well it interfaced with PreSonus’ Studio One DAW.”

Liz May, ProSoundNetwork, August 2017

Church Production StudioLive CS18AI review

“The CS18AI was responsive and easy to use. Setup was simple, and the control surface automatically recognized both an RM-series mixer and Studio One software without a fuss.”

Loren Alldrin, Church Production, May 2016

Accessories

16.4.2 and CS18AI Rack Ear Mounting Kit

Standard IEC Power Cable