Overview: The PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2 is a 16-channel
digital mixer that can be used for live sound or recording. It has 8 mono input
channels and 4 stereo channels. Powerful new software lets you control the
StudioLive 16.0.2 remotely from a laptop, iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, as well
as create and enhance dynamic recordings.
Inputs: The StudioLive 16.0.2 is equipped with the following
- 8 Mono Inputs: Channels 1 through 8 are mono mic/line
inputs, each with balanced female XLR mic connectors with Class A XMAX
preamplifiers and balanced 1/4" line inputs. Each channel is controlled by a
- 4 Stereo Inputs: Channels 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, and 15/16
are stereo line inputs with balanced 1/4" line inputs, Class A XMAX mic
preamplifiers (on channels 9, 11, 13, and 15), and unbalanced RCA line
inputs (on channels 13-16). Each pair of channels are controlled by a single
- Talkback Mic Input: A female XLR input is provided for
connecting an external talkback microphone. A rotary trim control is
provided to adjust the gain of the Talkback input.
Outputs: The StudioLive 16.0.2 has the following outputs:
- Mains: The separate left and right main outputs have
balanced male XLR connectors and balanced female 1/4" TRS connectors. There
is also a balanced male XLR mono output which carries a mono, summed version
of the stereo signal from the main bus.
- Main Output Trim: Rotary knobs on the rear panel
control the maximum output level of the XLR and TRS main outputs, and
can be attenuated to -40dB and boosted up to 0dB.
- Monitors: Separate left and right monitor outputs with
balanced 1/4" TRS connectors. These can be used for control room speakers,
and are controlled by the monitor knob on the top panel.
- AUX: There are four Auxiliary outputs, each with
balanced 1/4" TRS connectors. Aux mixes are routed to these outputs.
XMAX: The StudioLive's 12 XMAX preamplifiers are
custom-designed, high-voltage, discrete, Class A microphone preamplifiers
provide a wide dynamic range and extended frequency response. Their 30-volt
power rails (compared to the 10 to 18-volt rails found in most other
preamplifiers) provide more headroom, deeper lows, smoother highs, and delivers
a richer overall sound.
Phantom Power: The StudioLive provides 48V phantom power for
the microphone inputs on each channel. Phantom power is required for condenser
mics, and can be individually enabled for each channel using the 48V button in
the Fat Channel. It can be switched off for all channels where it is not
FireWire Ports: The Studio Live 16.0.2 has two 16-in/16-out,
standard 6-pin FireWire 400 ports on the back panel. Either port can be used to
connect the mixer to your computer. The second port can be used to connect other
devices, such as an external hard drive, or to daisy-chain an interface for
additional recording inputs.
MIDI: Separate MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface)
input and output ports allow you to connect the StudioLive to external MIDI
Fat Channel: The StudioLive 16.0.2's unique Fat Channel
transforms this compact mixer into a large console with 130 signal processors.
The Fat Channel includes compressors, limiters, and gates for each channel,
phase reverse (for the 12 mic preamplifiers), high-pass filters (on every
channel and aux), panning (with a dedicated 15-LED display), and a 3-band
semi-parametric EQ for every channel. In addition, there are two stereo 32-bit
floating point effects processors with 50 delay, reverb, and time-based effects
presets. One 31-band stereo graphic EQ is provided on the main outputs.
PreSonus Studio One Artist: The PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2
comes with Studio One Artist digital audio workstation software. Studio One
Artist delivers the core audio and MIDI functions needed to record, edit, and
mix music. It comes bundled with over thirty 32-bit Native Effects plug-ins and
virtual instruments. Studio One is compatible with Mac OS X 10.7.2 or later, and
Windows 7 (x64/x86 SP1) and Windows 8 (x64/x86).
Virtual StudioLive: Virtual StudioLive (VSL) was written
exclusively for StudioLive mixers. VSL provides a complete visual representation
of the mixer on your Firewire-equipped Mac or PC, and gives you bi-directional
control of the mixer using a mouse, trackpad, or trackball. Virtual StudioLive
provides drag-and-drop control of the mixer's channels, subgroups, aux sends,
and main levels, as well as Fat Channel, effects, and graphic EQ settings. You
can save your settings for instant recall anytime. VSL includes Smaart
Measurement Technology for instant analysis and adjustment of your sound system.
StudioLive Remote and QMix Apps: Designed for use with Apple iOS
devices, StudioLive Remote (iPad) and QMix (iPhone, iPod touch) give you
wireless control over the StudioLive mixer. These apps allow you to perform sound
checks on the spot, whether it's on stage or in the outer perimeters of the
room. StudioLive Remote and QMix require a wireless connection to a computer
(which is connected via FireWire to the mixer). StudioLive Remote provides
extensive touch control of the mixer via the iPad, while QMix gives you control
of individual monitor (Aux) mixes using an iPhone or iPod touch. StudioLive
Remote and QMix are available free from the Apple App Store.
Capture: With Capture, you can make multi-channel digital
recordings from your laptop. This enables you to instantly record your live gig,
church service, or presentation in just two mouse clicks. Capture automatically
maps to the outputs of the mixer to automatically record all of the input
channels. The software also lets you insert markers during a live recording for