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End of FireWire support and development

Published Dec 6th, 2022. 

PreSonus has ended development support for FireWire products. This covers the following, 

  • StudioLive 16.0.2 Classic (Firewire)
  • StudioLive 32.4.2AI
  • StudioLive 24.4.2AI
  • StudioLive 16.4.2AI
  • StudioLive RM32AI
  • StudioLive RML32AI
  • StudioLive RM16AI
  • StudioLive RML16AI

The last supported version of Universal Control for these products is v3.6.0. This version of Universal Control contains a specific firewire driver file which must be installed, it's a separate installation from the main software. 

Supported operating systems: 

When StudioLive AI Mixers are connected to a network either directly or while connected to an older supported computer, the mixers will continue to show in newer versions of UC Surface and QMix-UC mobile Apps running on other systems that may be connected to the same control network. 

Direct connection through 1394/FireWire on Mac and Windows systems for audio recording and playback and data support ended with this release. To utilize this feature an older compatible computer with a supported operating system must be used.

*The StudioLive 16.0.2 Classic is not officially supported with Intel-CPU Macs running macOS 12 Monterey. We have reports that it does work, you are welcome to use it at your own discretion. 

Please see these Knowledge Base articles that covers all you need to know about the AI consoles in 2022. 

StudioLive AI and RM/RML - Network Audio (AVB/Dante) General Overview 2022

StudioLive AI and RM/RML - General Reference Overview 2022




Legacy FireStudio Products:

  • StudioLive 24.4.2 Classic
  • StudioLive 16.4.2 Classic
  • FireStudio Project
  • FireStudio Mobile
  • FireStudio Lightpipe
  • FireStudio Tube

These products must use Universal Control v1.7.6

Last supported operating system:  

Please see these Knowledge Base articles that covers all you need to know about the these products in 2022. 

StudioLive Classic 16.4.2 and 24.4.2 - Everything you need to know in 2022


No further development or software updates for these products going forward.

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