16 Nov 2020
What other PreSonus interfaces can I chained to my StudioLive mixer?
PreSonus supports a maximum of 52 inputs 52 outputs for a total of 104 firewire I/O streams. As long as the interface’s I/O when added to the inputs and outputs of the StudioLive does not exceed these limits, any FireStudio Family interface can be cascaded**
Please note: The Inputs of the cascaded unit cannot be mixed through the mixer. These inputs are for recording purposes only. To use the Firestudio inputs in a live situation, you would need to patch the analog main outputs of the Firestudio interface into a pair of inputs on the mixer (a pair of channels, Aux Input A or B, etc) with the Firestudio essentially functioning as a sub-mixer. Also note, the only way to mix or adjust the Firestudio channels is through the software mixer on the computer.
A max of four FireStudio devices is supported or 104 streams, whichever is reached first. Stream counts higher than 96 require a well optimized system a good firewire chipset
StudioLive 24.4.2: 32 in + 26 out = 58
StudioLive 16.4.2: 32 in + 18 out = 50
StudioLive 16.0.2: 16 in + 16 out = 32*
*NOTE: Only chaining the Firestudio Mobile or Project is supported for the 16.0.2
Firestudio Mobile: 10 in + 6 out = 16
Firestudio Project: 10 in + 10 out = 20
Firestudio Tube: 16 in + 6 out = 22
Firestudio 2626: 26 in + 26 out = 52**
**NOTE: The Firestudio 2626 is only compatible with Universal Control 1.2. If you are using the latest software with other Firestudio devices, you will not be able to chain a Firestudio 2626.