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The SL Series 3 or StudioLive 16/24/32 are the next-gen StudioLive consoles. The latest now includes automation and full DAW functionality. However, at its launch DAW functionality has not been programmed into the units. At a later date after Beta testing, firmware will be able to be installed via the internet or USB drive that will complete the DAW programming. I'm hopefull this could be any day as I bought my StudioLive32 strictly for recording [so far its done nothing but take up space]. Some say it could be the end of the year. Still, as far as advancements go... it's possibly the last board you'll ever need. Built-in stand-alone recording to SD card which will then open in StudioOne with all settings in place. And thats just the start! FYI, if you're a StudioOne Artist user... Pro comes with the console as well as numerous other software. Check it out on youtube. In particular, the webcast!