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PreSonus CS18Ai + Decksaver

18-Fader Control Surface with Custom Protective Cover


Regular Price: $1,849.94

Special Price: $1,699.95

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Product Description for the PreSonus CS18Ai + Decksaver

Package Includes :

1 x  PreSonus CS18Ai

1 x  DEK-DSPPCSL1642

PreSonus CS18Ai

PreSonus StudioLive mixers redefined affordable compact mixing, forever changing the world and setting the standard for what digital mixers could be. Built from this award winning legacy, the CS18AI is a compact, intuitive mixing solution for the StudioLive RM16AI and RM32AI rack mount digital mixers and Studio One digital audio workstation. The StudioLive philosophy means being at home both live and in the studio, being easy to learn, and incorporating uniquely PreSonus workflows and features.

  • 18 100mm, touch-sensitive motorized faders: 16 Channel, 1 Flex, 1 Master
  • Control up to 64-channels on StudioLive RM AI mix systems
  • Navigate using traditional layers or with intuitive PreSonus Filter DCA groups

The power of Active Integration

Your needs are unique. PreSonus AI systems are designed to address your individual requirements. With several options for control and exclusive software integration features you can accomplish more with exactly the type of control and capabilities you need.

The CS18AI connects to RM mixers with a single Cat 5 Ethernet cable. That enables Active Integration with PreSonus software including UC Surface™ software for extended 2nd screen workflows, control from iPads and Windows 8 touch computers, iPhone and iPod management of personal monitor mixes with QMix-AI, and direct Capture control for live recording and virtual sound checks.

Filter DCAs are better than layers

We’ve never really liked the complexity that comes with navigating your mix with channel layers. That’s why StudioLive mixers have traditionally features a 1 to 1 channel configuration with no layers. While the CS18AI does support classic layer navigation, it also features our unique Filter DCAs for controlling and navigating your mix.

The CS18AI is the first live mix system that lets you control 64 channels from a 19” rack mountable control surface. Our Filter DCA groups bring the elements of the mix to you. Rather than trying to remember which layer the lead guitar is on, simply select your guitar DCA Filter and we will bring it to you. Filter DCAs take concepts of DCAs and view groups and combine them into an intuitive workflow designed to make your life easier when you’re in the heat of a live mix. No other mixing system can offer such compact and affordable mixing system that’s so easy to use.

Mix in touch sensitive


Every aspect of the CS18AI was designed to help you mix with ease and reliability. Eighteen RGB select buttons can be customized to make it easier to identify different channels based on the color. True touch sensitive faders know when your finger makes contact so the fader will never fight you and you can experience real automation functionality in the studio. The CS18AI lights your way through mixing with 146 illuminated buttons, sixteen high-64x96-pixel scribble strips, a touch-sensitive 4.3” /109mm LCD display, and sixteen 11-segment LED level ladders. If you need to control it, we made it light up.

The perfect DAW Controller

For Studio One.

With a simple Ethernet connection, CS18AI becomes the control for Studio One giving you an instant studio upgrade and closing the loop between studio and stage. Now you can get the performance of a big mixing console in a compact controller with a natural feel. Other DAW controllers give you some faders and generic controls that try to do too much with too little. The CS18AI is a complete mix controller that doesn’t skimp on functionality. You get all the classic mixer controls and workflows while still keeping the footprint compact.

4x2 networked AVB audio built-in

Through the power and flexibility of audio networking, the CS18AI can send and receive audio channels across long distances with just a single Ethernet cable. Use the two mic and two line inputs as sources for the talkback, digital return, or any channel on the RM mixers. The two returns are shared with the monitor line outputs and headphone output, and can be sourced from any output of the RM mixers including the Solo bus, Main Mix, or any Aux mixes.

Fly First Class at your PreSonus dealer

A CS18AI and 32 to 64 channels of StudioLive RM AI rack mixer is an unbeatable combination. In terms of value. In terms of sheer mixing power.


As front of house engineers know, sometimes the sound booth (if there is one) is accessible to whoever feels like messing with your settings after sound check. Our pro-range puts a solid barrier between such intrusion, granting audio engineers peace of mind whatever the scenario. Designed and engineered specifically for the Presonus SL 16.4.2 digital mixing desk and manufactured from polycarbonate, a tough transparent plastic rigorously tested before it carries our name. Shields faders and controls from dust, liquids and other damaging elements whilst accommodating cables. Recommended by the industry, used by professionals.


PreSonus CS18Ai

  • 18 100mm, touch-sensitive motorized faders: 16 Channel, 1 Flex, 1 Master
  • Control StudioLive RM AI mix systems of up to 64-channels

Full PreSonus Fat Channel DSP control with individual encoders and 12-LED displays for

  • Gate Threshold, Range, Attack, Release
  • Compressor Ratio, Attach, Release, Gain
  • Limiter Threshold
  • EQ Low, Low-Mid, High-Mid, High


  • Sixteen 12-LED channel ladder level and Fat Channel displays
  • Three 11-LED Select Channel Level/Compressor/Gate displays
  • 11-LED displays for Main Center/Mono, Left and Right

Variable-color (RGB) Select buttons for easy channel and Filter DCA group identification

16-channels of high resolution 64 x 96 scribble strip display with Pan indicators

4.3” / 109 mm color touch-sensitive display with 43 screens including

  • Compressor (draw curve via touch)
  • EQ (draw curve via touch)
  • Gate (draw curve via touch)
  • Compressor (draw curve via touch)
  • Effects, Scenes, Markers Edit
  • Audio Routing

Techinical Specificaion :

  • Type : Ethernet / AVB

Microphone Preamp

  • Type : XLR Female (via Combo), Balanced Remote
  • Maximum Input level (min. gain, 1 kHz@0.5% THD+N) : +12 dBu, +/-0.5 dB
  • Gain Control Range : 85 dB, +/-1 dB
  • Frequency Response (A-D) : 10 Hz to 40 kHz, +/-0.2 dB
  • Dynamic Range (min. gain, a-wtd) : > 110 dB
  • Dynamic Range (mid. Gain, unwtd) : > 105 dB
  • THD+N (min. gain, a-wtd) : < 0.005%
  • Input Impedance : 1600 Ω
  • EIN (+55 dB gain, 150Ω input, 20 Hz-22 kHz, a-wtd) : < 128 dBu
  • Common Mode Rejection Ratio (1 kHz, +55dB gain) : > 55 dB
  • Phantom Power : +48 V, +/- 3 V, > 8mA per channel

Line Inputs

  • Type : ¼” TRS Female (via Combo), Balanced
  • Maximum Input Level (min. gain, 1 kHz@0.5% THD+N) : +18 dBu, +/-0.5 dB
  • Frequency Response (A-D) : 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +/-0.2 dB
  • Dynamic Range (min. gain, a-wtd) : > 114 dB
  • Dynamic Range (mid. gain, unwtd) : > 105 dB
  • THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, a-wtd) : < 0.005%
  • Input Impedance : 10 kΩ
  • Crosstalk (1 kHz, channel-to-channel) : < -80 dB


  • Type (Line Outputs) : XLR Male, Impedance Balanced
  • Maximum Output Level : +18 dBu, +/-0.5 dB
  • 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 : 51 Ω
  • Crosstalk (1 kHz, channel-to-channel) : < -80 dB

Headphone Outputs

  • Type : ¼” TRS Female, Stereo, Unbalanced
  • Maximum Output Level : 150 mW/channel @ 60 Ω
  • Frequency Response : 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +/-0.3 dB
  • Dynamic Range (a-wtd) : > 103 dB
  • THD+N (1 kHz, -1 dBFS, un-wtd) : < 0.005%
  • Crosstalk (1 kHz, channel-to-channel) : < -80 dB

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


  • Length : 22.35" (58.6 cm)
  • Width (chassis only) : 17.22" (43.74 cm)
  • Maximum Height : 6.9" (17.53 cm)


  • Polycarbonate Shell
  • Smoked Translucent Color
  • Covers while cables remain connected
  • Cover Dimension : 48 × 54.5 × 6 cm
Brand Presonus
Weight 25.0000
Dimensions (WxHxD) No


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