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Did they fix it so the 16.4.2 AI can be added to the 24.4.2 AI yet, to get more channels?
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Streetsmart
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From what I hear, the only thing different between the three AI models digitally, is the number of faders. Does that mean that the three different models can be link together to add more channels?? I like the idea of having a 16 channel AI board to go along with my 24 channel AI board i just bought. Sometimes I need only a smaller board. Then sometimes in need more capacity so I would use the 24 AI. But if they can be linked. I could use all 40 channels when needed, if they can be linked.

I have not heard anyone out there ask this question. It was a very hot topic when the first 24.4.2 board came out and the digital insides (files) of the 16.4.2 was not compatible. But I do believe that they might have got it right this time. But don't hear anyone talking about it??

Anyone know??
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Streetsmart wrote:
I have not heard anyone out there ask this question. It was a very hot topic when the first 24.4.2 board came out and the digital insides (files) of the 16.4.2 was not compatible. But I do believe that they might have got it right this time. But don't hear anyone talking about it??

Anyone know??

Are you kidding me?!

This question pops up about once a week. Try the search tool one more time, please...


Edit: why does it display another smiley than the on I try to use?

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Software is broken... won't be fixed...And I think we will need to have the Dante cards before any console linking will be available...
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I got two almost useless replies, Software is broken??? won't be fixed???


And telling me to use the search tool??

what should I type in the search tool? every time I ask the question differently all that pops up is my own question.


I know there was issues about the first version Studiolives not being capable. I just bought a new AI model and was thinking that they would fix this problem when the rebuild the new AI's from scratch. Being that it was such a sore subject for years. that 16s could not be daisy chain to 24 because they were so different.

But Personus reps on video introducing the AI's have stated that all three mode;s are the same under the hood now. That even the 16 channel model has the same fat channel controls the larger models have, even if they are not on the mixer top and you have to go to VSL to work them.

This is a reasonable question. And I have not been on the forms for years so i have not followed any other conversations on the topic. I got on the form and searched many subject areas, page after page and saw only one question similar. And that question was about daisy chaining an old 16 with a new 16 AI. I know that will not work.

The ability to take two or more mixers, daisy chain them to make one large. Is one of Presonus's best features. That as far as i know they were the only ones that could do that.

If your a small A/V company, having a few small mixers that can go out of different shows, but when needed can be daisy chained together for a bigger show. is a real advantage. I might need a 32 channel mixer once a year. but can use two 16 channel mixers every day until that day, once a year comes.
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Currently there is no way of linking ANY AI console, no matter what configuration.

Presonus has at this moment in time not announced if the feature of linking consoles will become available. They've only said that they are looking into it as an feature request.

What gadget said is that it is resonable to think that dante will give us the linking feature due to the way dante operates. However, expect to need two dante cards at at least $500 each.

That's the best we know for now...
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Btw, this post

http://forumsarchive.presonus.com/posts/list/43537.page

Is on the first 'recent topics' page and there are new ones popping up every now and then...

And if you cheeck the faq it will show there also, but with less info...

http://support.presonus.com/entries/22803950-Do-The-StudioLive-AI-Mixers-Support-Linking-
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If they have never advertised the AI series as having linking capability (or promised it as a future feature), then it would be unfair to say that they should "fix" the problem. I certainly understand your desire to have that option available, though, and perhaps they'll eventually make it possible via firmware upgrade or thru Dante.
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Ok, how about a totally useful answer... right now it cannot be done. I speculated that it would take a Dante card to make this possible and THAT isn't available yet either... what more do you want form us... were NOT Presonus were USERS! This is a USER site... If you want a more concrete answer you'll have to jump in your time machine, jump to the future and see when it WAS released...

sheesh... I have my fingers so far up Presonus's address I small like new electronics.. and I have NO IDEA when or even IF it will be implemented... Presonus said it would possibly be a FUTURE implementation... that is all ANYONE knows!
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I actually started a new thread under SL Gen. Discussions about this without knowing the existence of this thread. However, click the link below where I read the 'cascading' of two AI series mixers would be possible with an upcoming firmware upgrade.. when exactly, I don't know.

http://www.sweetwater.com/insync/upcoming-firmware-update-to-studiolive-ai-mixers-to-add-cascading/
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May as well get your information from PreSonus:

http://www.presonus.com/news/press_releases/StudioLive-AI-Mixers-Add-Cascading
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Late Summer according to a press release you can easily find on this website somewhere
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I'm pretty sure it'll happen, but I could guess the lotto easier than naming a date for release. If they're advertising it like they are, and have been for a bit, I'd say it's near the top of the to-do list. But the doing of it could be a while, so if you need more than 32 channels in the very near future, you'll have to look at other mixing options.

This has always been a great idea but computing capacity and FireWire 400 capacity hit the wall early. 800 is better, but I agree it will likely take Thunderbolt or Dante to swing a data path wide enough to mate a couple of 24s, or a 32 and a 16. I do think it is an awesome prospect though. Can't wait to see it come together.

The "fix" I think they were referring to is the forum. We'll be moving shortly, so there isn't a lot of value in fixing search and other issues here. There's nothing wrong with the mixers... except that I can't afford a 32Ai.



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From the press release:

on any FireWire 800- or Thunderbolt-equipped computer


This means that the cascading will work with the current option card.
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