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PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2 16-Ch Digital Mixer +

Discontinued

Presonus StudioLive 16.4.2 16-Ch Digital Mixer

You'll never go back to an old-school analog mixer once you've used StudioLive. With its incredible signal-processing power on every channel, easy store and recall of every setting, and the ability to record it all with just two mouse clicks, you'll get spoiled fast! Easier to use, better sounding, and flawlessly integrated with state-of-the-art software, it delivers the most creative environment possible for both live performance and studio music production.

But StudioLive is not simply a mixer, it's a rapidly growing family of state-of-the-art, integrated hardware-software mixing and recording systems that deliver the features you need for live sound, live recording, and studio recording.

The StudioLive 16.4.2 is a great choice for those who want to mix smaller shows and worship services, and it's a great choice for small club systems, portable churches, small bands, corporate applications, educational institutions, and anywhere you want a rack-mount mixer. It's the perfect hardware core for a project studio. Or daisy-chain two StudioLive 16.4.2s to form a 32x4x2 performance and recording console for mid-sized shows and events.

Here, in one device, are high-headroom XMAX microphone preamplifiers, a built-in FireWire recording and playback interface, more than 90 signal processors, a big library of DSP effects, 6 aux buses, 4 subgroups, extensive LED metering, mixer save and recall, channel-strip save/recall/copy/paste, talkback, and more. Yet despite its many controls and features, it's compact, rack-mountable, and easy to transport.

Build live mixes that glisten with clarity and detail-then record and enhance the performance with the power of StudioLive 16.4.2. Get creative in the studio. Build mixes, loops, sound effects, and more, then bring them out to your show and mix them with the live performance. Process channels using your favorite plug-ins and completely automate your entire performance. StudioLive 16.4.2 revolutionizes music production, opening endless creative possibilities.



Features:
  • 16 mic/line inputs with high-headroom Class A XMAX mic preamplifiers
  • 4 subgroups
  • Stereo/mono main out
  • 6 auxiliary mixes
  • 32-in/18-out FireWire digital recording ­interface (24-bit/44.1 kHz and 48 kHz)
  • Studio One Artist Digital Audio Workstation software for Mac and PC
  • Capture 1.1 recording software for Mac and PC
  • Direct recording interface compatible with Logic, Nuendo, Cubase, Sonar, Digital Performer, Ableton Live, and more
  • 16 channel strips
  • Trim control with –20 to +20 dBV line/-15 to +65 dBu mic gain range (80dB!)
  • +48V phantom power switch for condenser microphones
  • FireWire Input Select
  • 100 mm precision faders
  • Lighted Solo and Mute buttons
  • Access to Fat Channel functions
  • 15-LED ladder metering + clip LED
  • Analog 1/4" insert (rear panel)
4 subgroup buses, each with:
  • Solo
  • Mute
  • Access to Fat Channel functions (except high-pass filter and phase reverse)
6 aux sends, each with
  • Solo
  • Pre/post-fader send
  • Output-level control
  • Access to Fat Channel functions (except phase reverse)
  • Mix and Mix/Pan Fat Channel metering
  • Available sources: Channels 1-16, FXA Return, FXB Return
2 internal effects sends, each with:
  • Mute
  • Pre/post-fader send
  • Output-level control
  • Access to Fat Channel (except phase reverse)
  • Effects-send Select for Fat Channel metering
  • Mix button for aux-bus mixing and Fat Channel metering
Master Section
  • Aux Input A and B
  • Level Control and Select (Fat Channel ­metering) switch
  • Access to all Fat Channel functions (except phase reverse)
  • Talkback System
  • Mic Level control
  • Output Select ( Aux 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, Main)
  • Talk button
  • Rear-panel XLR mic input with level control and continuous 48V phantom power
  • 2 Track In
  • Level control
  • Tape Input to Mains button
  • FireWire source on/off
  • Solo Bus
  • Cue Mix volume control
  • PFL/AFL and Solo In Place (SIP) buttons
  • Monitor Bus
  • Headphone-output level control
  • Control-room monitor-level control
  • Solo Bus to Monitor button
  • Tape Input to Monitor button
  • Main L/R FireWire Return to Monitor button
  • Main Mix to Monitor button
Fat Channel with rotary encoders:
  • Pan with dedicated 15-LED display
  • Stereo link for input channels, aux buses, and subgroups
  • Phase reverse (main channels only)
  • High-pass filter: 6 dB/oct., sweepable from Off to 1 kHz (main channels and aux’s only)
  • 4-band semi-parametric equalization
  • Low EQ: sweepable from 36 Hz to 465 Hz, ±15 dB, switchable shelf or peaking
  • Low Mid EQ: sweepable from 90 Hz to 1.2 kHz, ±15 dB, switchable 0.55/2.0 Q
  • High Mid EQ: sweepable from 380 Hz to 5 kHz, ±15 dB, switchable 0.55/2.0 Q
  • High EQ: sweepable from 1.4 kHz to 18 kHz, ±15 dB, switchable shelf or peaking
  • Gate: Threshold 0 to –84 dB; Rate: 2 to 0.05 sec
  • Compressor: Threshold -56 to 0 dB, Ratio 1:1 to 14:1, Attack 0.2 to 150 ms, Release 40 to 1000 ms, Makeup Gain 0 to 28 dB, Soft Knee switch, Auto Mode with 10 ms Attack and 150 ms Release
  • Limiter: 0 dBFS Threshold, ?:1 Ratio
  • Output Assign: 4 subgroups and main with post-EQ/post-dynamics option
  • All settings can be copied among channels and saved as user presets.
  • 50 channel-strip presets for drums, bass, guitars, keyboards, and vocals
  • 2 internal digital effects-processors, each with 50 customizable reverb and delay presets
  • 31-band graphic equalizers
  • Available on Main Outputs only
Scene Store and Recall
  • Global Scene Storage: all current StudioLive settings
  • Up to 80 at a time
  • Automatic Global AutoStore
  • Individual channel-strip Scene storage
  • Up to 48 at a time, plus…
  • 50 factory presets for instruments and vocal
  • Copy and Paste between channels
  • Customizable naming (for example, "Saturday Gig” or "Main Worship Service”)
  • Lockout mode to keep inspired amateurs from changing your settings
  • Metering/Displays
  • 16 x 16- LED Fat Channel matrix:
  • Pre-dynamics/pre-fader input
  • Post-dynamics/post-fader output
  • Gain reduction
  • Aux 1-6 and EFX A/B output
  • Fader-position recall
  • 8 x 15-LED main meter bank
  • Selected channel level
  • Selected channel gain reduction
  • Sub buses 1 to 4
  • Main stereo outputs
  • 15-LED horizontal Pan/Balance display
  • 64 x 194 LCD matrix
  • Effects parameters
  • Scene creation, storage, and recall
  • System menus
  • 2-digit Channel Selected display
Input/Output
  • 16 main inputs, each with XLR mic, 1/4” line, and 1/4” inserts
  • 2 1/4" stereo (L/R) aux inputs
  • 1 XLR talkback-mic input with phantom power and level control
  • Unbalanced RCA stereo (L/R) tape inputs and outputs
  • XLR stereo (L/R) main outputs with level control
  • 1/4" stereo (L/R) main outputs
  • XLR mono output with level control
  • 1/4" stereo (L/R) control-room outputs
  • 1/4" Headphone output
  • 4 1/4" subgroup outputs
  • 6 1/4" aux outputs
  • 16 pre-insert, balanced direct outputs, Ch. 1-8, 9-16, 17-24 (DB25 sockets)
  • S/PDIF digital out
  • 2 FireWire 400 ports
Digitalia
  • High-definition analog-to-digital converters (118 dB dynamic range)
  • Unlimited-headroom, 32-bit floating point, digital mixing and effects processing
  • Internal sample frequency 44.1 kHz and 48 kHz
Physical
  • Rugged, non-flex steel chassis
  • 100 mm long-throw faders
  • Military-grade, quick-touch buttons
  • BNC 12V lamp socket
  • Optional dust covers available
Computer system requirements:

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for your StudioLive 16.4.2.

Windows
  • Windows 7, Vista, XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Intel Pentium 4 1.6 GHz processor or AMD Athlon 64 (Turion) (2.5 GHz or faster recommended)
  • 1 GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended)
Macintosh
  • Mac OS X 10.5.2 or later (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • PowerPC G4 1.25 GHz or Intel Core Solo 1.5 GHz processor (2 GHz or faster recommended)
  • 1 GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended)
Windows and Macintosh Systems
  • IEEE 1394 FireWire 400 Port
  • Internet connection recommended
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended

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PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2 16-Ch Digital Mixer +
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Compact (4)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Excellent sound (4)
  • Simple controls (4)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Performances (4)
    • Professional recording (4)
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    5.0

    Great digital board - very impressive

    By LosAl Guitar Guy

    from Los Alamitos, Ca

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • No motorized faders

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2 16-Ch Digital Mixer +:

    This is such a great product and was impressed with all its functions. Love the fact that I can record any live performance by plugging in laptop and it automatically maps to its software. How cool is that!! The FAT channel section is easy and intuitive. I don't have to haul my heavy racks anymore. Now all the dynamics (EQ, Comp, limit) and effects (delay/reverb) are right in the board that you need at a live gig and my recordings come out just perfect.

     
    5.0

    ** Game Changer **

    By the Show Runner

    from San Diego, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2 16-Ch Digital Mixer +:

      Man, the StudioLive is truly a game changer. Compact and loaded with all the dynamics (EQ, Comp, limit) and effects (delay/reverb) that you need at a live gig. No more lugging around a seperate extra effects rack! And it is so easy -- the lay out just makes sense.

      Oh and -- iPad iPad iPad control. You can do everything with a wifi setup. All of it, not just a adjust volume. Pretty much any change to EQ or Aux bus or send to effect. Its all there wirelessly!

      Don't even get me started how quick the setup to record is. Whew... quick.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This thing rocks!

      By Robbie

      from Tuscon, AZ

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Accurate Controls
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2 16-Ch Digital Mixer +:

        I use it live and for weekend recordings, with my band.

        It sounds amazing. I can't believe the difference it makes over the old set up I had. I like pretty much everything about it. The FAT channel section is easy and intuitive. I no longer have to haul all of my rack compressors and reverb unit. Recordings come out just perfect.

         
        4.0

        Amazing

        By DJ HowLEE

        from Anaheim

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording
          • Soundtracks

          Comments about PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2 16-Ch Digital Mixer +:

          This product takes all the functions of a pro audio board and allows to record any live performance with the plugging in of the labtop... no need to map controls.. automatically maps to its software.

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          • Q:

            Is this the new AI mixers from Presonus. Is that what the + stands for?
            Asked on 9/2/2013 by BM

            2 answers

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              It is not the New Ai mixer. The mixer you might be thinking of is Item # 85142. The Plus just means that due to the type and size of the item, it does not qualify for free shipping.

              Answered on 9/11/2013 by Eddie from Cypress, Ca
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              It is not the New Ai mixer. The mixer you might be thinking of is Item # 85142. The Plus just means that due to the type and size of the item, it does not qualify for free shipping.

              Answered on 9/11/2013 by Eddie from Cypress, Ca
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            Is this the new presonus Ai mixer? Does the Plus stand for AI?
            Asked on 8/31/2013 by Brandon from United States

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              No, the AI is Item # 86553. The plus sign means because of the item's size and/or weight, it does not qualify for free shipping.

              Answered on 9/27/2013 by KG
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            is this mixer operated by 110volts or 220volts?
            Asked on 7/29/2013 by poet from bermuda

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              This mixer is operated at 110 volts

              Answered on 8/1/2013 by Anonymous
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