The Presonus Studiolive Series III mixers are powerful, affordable and very capable mixers that impressed Russ when he tried one at his studio, see the video walkthrough at the bottom to find out what he was so enthusiastic about.
At a recent event at Strongroom Studios in London I was equally impressed by the performance and functionality of these reasonably priced mixers, even when being compared to large formal classic Neve console!
As well as plenty of IO, expansion via AVB, DAW control and tight integration with Studio One, the Studiolive Series III mixers have DSP available, which as well as offering EQ and dynamics on every input and output, as well as time based effects via the onboard FLEX FX, they can host State Space modelled plugins of well known vintage units. These plugins are hosted in DSP on the mixers and if you are a Studio One user they are available as native Studio One plug-ins too.
Previously the Studiolive Series III mixers shipped with a free bundle of plugins - the Presonus bundle, which contained the following 4 plug-ins:
11 Plug-ins Instead Of 4
The full complement of 11 plugins, which were previously available as the following bundles, are now available for free as the Complete Fat Channel collection volume 1. for the new Series III S consoles and Series III Rack Mixers. These plug-ins are not available for existing owners of the Studiolive Series III. A previous version of this post said they were and this was incorrect.
Classic Studio Bundle - F670 Comp, Brit Comp, Alpine EQ, Solar 69 EQ
Modern Classics Bundle - Baxandall EQ, Comp 160, Everest C100A compressor
Vintage Channel Strips - Classic compressor, Vintage 3 band EQ, Tube P1B compressor, Tube Midrange EQ
See How Powerful Fat Channel Plug-Ins Are
Fat channel plugins are available natively in Studio One and in DSP on the Studiolive mixers. See how powerful they are in this tutorial series by Paul Drew.
In this extended video, Russ sat down with Lee Boylan from Presonus who took him through the features and architecture of the Studiolive Series III mixers.