PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2 - 16-Channel Recording & Live Sound Mixer

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The PreSonus StudioLive 16-Channel Recording & Live Sound Mixer is a powerful tool featuring 16 mic pres, 6 aux busses, 4 mix busses, firewire connectivity allowing full integration with most DAWs and a ton of on-board EQ, compression, gates and limiters to save you DSP power when running your DAW for smoother function. Buy it today at UniqueSquared.com
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Description Loaded with Racks of Effects

StudioLive is loaded with everything needed for professional live sound production totaling 28 compressors, 28 limiters, 28 gates, 28 high pass filters, 2 stereo reverb/delays, 2 master stereo limiters and more, saving you loads of money and trips from the trailer during load in/out. All StudioLive digital effects are created and processed with 32-bit floating point precision for maximum sonic performance and enhanced musicality

BEST IN BOTH WORLDS

StudioLive seamlessly integrates a professional digital mixer with a complete multi-channel recording system delivering the most creative environment available for both live performance and studio music production. Take your recording studio to the gig, and have your soundman record and even enhance your shows with the power of StudioLive

Get creative in the studio. Record with or without Fat Channel or DSP effects processing. Create 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 show using your favorite music recording and production software. StudioLive completely revolutionizes music production opening endless creative possibilities.

Powerful and Easy Digital Mixing

StudioLive features an innovative and intuitive "QuickTouch" design allowing fast access to every parameter, mix, effect, and aux, allowing quick and creative control during music production. Load and save functions are also included to create snapshots of channel settings, save effect settings, totally recalling a mix, and more. All digital mixing and effects processing is done with 32-bit floating point precision for unmatched musicality.

Fat Channel

The heart of StudioLive is the "Fat Channel" engaged by pressing any "select" button, and features extensive equalization and dynamics available to every input channel, every aux output, every subgroup output, and main output. High pass filter, and four-band semi-parametric equalization algorithms are based on PreSonus custom-designed digital EyeQ equalizer, delivering extremely musical results. Also included in the Fat Channel are compressors, limiters and gates modeled after PreSonus award-winning ACP88 for complete dynamics control

DSP Effects

Two programmable 32-bit stereo DSP effects engines are loaded in StudioLive with a wide range of reverbs, delays, and time-based effects with easy to use parameter adjustment, tap tempo, store, recall, and scene selection for ultimate creative flexibility.

Load and Save Your Settings

StudioLive allows you to save all of your digital settings for quick setup and recall. Save scenes (all settings) including fader levels with LED position matching, channel strips (Fat Channel), and individual DSP effects for ultimate ease, quickness and control.

Professional Sound Quality

StudioLive spares no expense when it comes to sound quality. All digital mixing is done with ultra high headroom 32-bit floating point processing for optimal sonic performance. Analog input and output is converted to digital audio with the highest-quality digital converters available delivering dynamic range of +118dB for spectacular sonic results and unmatched musicality.

Built-in 32x18 FireWire Recording

StudioLive includes PreSonus award-winning FireWire technology with JetPLL synchronization delivering 32 channels of recording and 18 channels of simultaneous playback. Each FireWire recording channel can be set to record either pre or post Fat-Channel signal processing giving total flexibility and power. StudioLive can also return 18 FireWire playback channels from your recording and production software for remixing and live performance with pre-recorded tracks, as well as studio mixing using the mixer's internal signal processing and summing algorithms. StudioLive is compatible with Mac and Windows audio recording and production software including Logic, Nuendo, Cubase, Sonar, Digital Performer, Audition and more.

Integrated Multi-Track Recording Software- CAPTURE

StudioLive 16.4.2 also ships complete with CAPTURE multi-track recording software so you can effortlessly record your shows right out of the box. CAPTURE software was designed to interface with StudioLive 16.4.2 perfectly to allow instant setup and recording of performances. With the look and feel of industry standard digital multi-track hard disk recorders, CAPTURE software is instantly familiar to every musician and engineer. StudioLive HDR software gives you full editing capability as well as export to wav file formats for compatibility with ProTools, Cubase, Nuendo, Logic, Sonar and all other recording and music production software. Or you can play back your recorded tracks into StudioLive 16.4.2 via FireWire and mix your tracks with the mixing power and capabilities of StudioLive 16.4.2, then record the final mix back to CAPTURE! Now that's power!

XMAX Class A Preamplifiers

StudioLive includes sixteen custom-designed high-voltage, discrete, XMAX Class A microphone preamplifiers for all types of microphones.The job of a microphone preamplifier is to boost microphone level signals to line level so that the signal can be converted from analog to digital. This mic to line boost is generally a preamplification of over 400 times the voltage of the original mic level signal. This preamplification stage is one of the most important stages that the signal will go through before converted to digital, and is why a high performance preamplifier is important to achieving great results.

All XMAX preamplifiers are built with the same three elements

High Voltage
  • The XMAX preamplifier runs on power rails of 30V. Most off the shelf op amp based designs run on power rails of 10V to 18V. Higher voltage power rails deliver more headroom, deeper lows, smoother highs and an overall fuller sound.
Discrete
  • No op amps. Only transistors, resistors and capacitors. Op amps add noise, coloration and harshness to a signal. Discrete designs deliver ultra low noise and transparency.
Class A
  • When a circuit is running in Class A mode the circuit is always in an "on" state operating at its optimal voltage requirements. Class A mode has zero crossover distortion and delivers purer, clearer and more musical sonics than class A/B designs which are found in most op-amp circuits.

The net result of the XMAX preamp design is high headroom, low noise, wide dynamic range and wide frequency range, and most importantly, musicality and transparency - smooth highs, solid deep lows, and everything in between.

SKU PRE-STUDIOLIVE1642
MPN STUDIOLIVE 16.4.2
Features PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2 Features:

The StudioLive™ 16.4.2 is the mixer for small to mid-sized churches, schools, bands, and clubs, as well as rack-based contractor installs, and it’s perfect for a project studio on a budget. It features 16 channel inputs with XMAX™ mic preamps, a built-in FireWire interface, extensive signal processing on every channel and bus, 6 aux buses, 4 subgroups, extensive metering, Scene and setting save/recall, and more. Yet it’s lightweight and rack-mountable, operates much like an analog console, and delivers superb audio quality. Chain two StudioLive 16.4.2s to form a 32-channel mega-console. Bundled VSL control software includes Smaart Measurement Technology™ with easy-to-use wizards!


  • 16 inputs, 6 auxiliary mixes, 4 subgroups
  • 16 class A XMAX microphone preamplifiers
  • Hi-Definition analog to digital converters (118dB dynamic range)
  • Unlimited headroom 32-bit floating point digital mixing and effects processing
  • Internal sample frequency 44.1kHz and 48kHz
  • 22x18 FireWire digital recording interface (24-bit / 44.1kHz and 48kHz)
  • Compact 19" rack-mountable rugged steel chassis
  • Fat Channel Select
  • 2 Master DSP Effects (reverbs, delays, time-based effect, with load/save)
  • Load/Save Mixer "Scenes" & all settings including fader levels with LED position matching
  • 100mm long throw faders
  • Military grade quick touch push buttons
  • Fast-acting LED meters
  • Talkback communication system
  • PreSonus Capture integrated live-recording software
  • PreSonus Studio One Artist recording and production software
  • Mac and Windows compatible
  • Direct recording interface compatible with Logic, Nuendo, Cubase, Sonar, Digital Performer and more
Specifications
PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2 Specifications
Microphone Preamp 1-16 (XLR Balanced):
Type: XLR Female, Balanced Frequency Response to Direct Output: 20 Hz to 40 kHz ±0.5dBu Frequency Response to Main Output: 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.5dBu Input Impedance (Balanced): 1 Ohm THD to Direct Output: < 0.005%, +4dBu, 20-20kHz, unity gain, unwtd THD to Main Output): < 0.005%, +4dBu, 20-20kHz, unity gain, unwtd EIN to Direct Output: +125 dB unwtd,, +130 dB A-wtd S/N Ratio to Direct Output: -97 dB S/N Ratio to Main Output : 94 dB Common Mode Rejection Ratio: +65 dB Gain Control Range : -16 dB to +67 dB (+/- 1 dB) Maximum Input Level (unity gain): +16 dBu Phantom Power: +48 VDC
Line Inputs :
Type: 1/4" TRS Female, balanced mono Frequency Response to Direct Outputs: 10-40 kHz, 0 / -0.5 dBu Frequency Response to Main Outputs: 20-20 kHz, +/- 0.5 dBu Input Impedance: 10 kΩ THD to Direct Output: <0.0007%, +4 dBu, 20-20 kHz, unity gain, unwtd THD to Main Output: <0.005%, +4 dBu, 20-20 kHz, unity gain, unwtd S/N Ratio to Direct Output: -105 dB S/N Ratio to Main Output: -94 dB Gain Control Range: -20 dB to +20 dB (+/- 1 dB) Maximum Input level (unity gain): +22 dBu
Tape Inputs:
Type: 1/4" TRS Female, balanced mono Maximum Input Level: +22 dBu
Auxiliary Inputs:
Type: 1/4" TRS Female, balanced (2 stereo pairs) Maximum Input Level: +22 dBu
Main Outputs:
Type: Male, balanced (stereo pair); 1/4" TRS Female, balanced (stereo pair); XLR Male, balanced (mono) Rated Output Level: +24 dBu Output Impedance: 10 kΩ
Noise Gate / Expander:
Threshold Range: -84 dB to 0 dB Attack Time: 0.5 ms Release Time: 0.05s to 2s Expander Attenuation Range: 2.1 Noise Gate Attenuation Range: ‚àû
Compressor:
Threshold Range: -56 dB to 0 dB Ratio: 1:1 to 14:1 Attack Time: 0.2 ms to 150 ms Release Time: 40 ms to 1000 ms Auto Attack and Release: Attack = 10 ms, Release = 150 ms Curve Types: hard and soft knee
EQ:
Type: 2nd order shelving filter (Q = 0.55) Low (Lowpass or Bandpass): 36 to 465 Hz, ± 15 dB Low Mid: 90 Hz to 1.2 kHz, ±15 dB High Mid: 380 Hz to 5 kHz, ±15 dB High (Highpass or Bandpass): 1.4 kHz to 18 kHz, ±15 dB
Digital Audio:
ADC Dynamic Range (A-wtd, 48 kHz): 118 dB DAC Dynamic Range (A-wtd, 48 kHz): 118 dB FireWire: S400, 400Mb/s Internal Processing: 32-bit, floating point Sampling Rate: 44.1, 48 kHz A/D/A Bit Depth: 24 Reference Level for 0 dBFS: -18 dBu
Clock:
Jitter: <20 ps RMS (20 Hz - 20 kHz) Jitter Attenuation: >60 dB (1 ns in ≈ 1 ps out)
Power:
Connector: IEC Input-Voltage Range: 90 to 240 VAC (factory-configured for country of destination) Power Requirements (continuous): 100 W
Physical:
Length: 22.35 inches (568.06 mm) Width (chasis only): 17.22 inches (437.40 mm) Width (with rack ears): 19 inches (482.60 mm) Maximum Height: 6.90 inches (175.26 mm) Weight: 23 lbs.
Media Details
PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2 Overview - PRESS PLAY
System Requirements
System Requirements:
Windows
OS: Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista CPU/Clock: or Athlon 900MHz (1.5 GHz or higher recommended) Memory(RAM): 1 GB (more recommended)
Macintosh
OS: MacOS X 10.4.x or
Package Contents
  • (1) StudioLive Mixer
  • (1) Capture Software DVD
  • (1) Rack Mount Brackets
  • (1) Firewire Cable
  • (1) AC Power Cable
  • [90-240volt US Plug]
  • (1) User's Manual
Warranty Details Warranty Information
Product: Period:
StudioLive 16.4.2 1 Year
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Description Loaded with Racks of Effects

StudioLive is loaded with everything needed for professional live sound production totaling 28 compressors, 28 limiters, 28 gates, 28 high pass filters, 2 stereo reverb/delays, 2 master stereo limiters and more, saving you loads of money and trips from the trailer during load in/out. All StudioLive digital effects are created and processed with 32-bit floating point precision for maximum sonic performance and enhanced musicality

BEST IN BOTH WORLDS

StudioLive seamlessly integrates a professional digital mixer with a complete multi-channel recording system delivering the most creative environment available for both live performance and studio music production. Take your recording studio to the gig, and have your soundman record and even enhance your shows with the power of StudioLive

Get creative in the studio. Record with or without Fat Channel or DSP effects processing. Create 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 show using your favorite music recording and production software. StudioLive completely revolutionizes music production opening endless creative possibilities.

Powerful and Easy Digital Mixing

StudioLive features an innovative and intuitive "QuickTouch" design allowing fast access to every parameter, mix, effect, and aux, allowing quick and creative control during music production. Load and save functions are also included to create snapshots of channel settings, save effect settings, totally recalling a mix, and more. All digital mixing and effects processing is done with 32-bit floating point precision for unmatched musicality.

Fat Channel

The heart of StudioLive is the "Fat Channel" engaged by pressing any "select" button, and features extensive equalization and dynamics available to every input channel, every aux output, every subgroup output, and main output. High pass filter, and four-band semi-parametric equalization algorithms are based on PreSonus custom-designed digital EyeQ equalizer, delivering extremely musical results. Also included in the Fat Channel are compressors, limiters and gates modeled after PreSonus award-winning ACP88 for complete dynamics control

DSP Effects

Two programmable 32-bit stereo DSP effects engines are loaded in StudioLive with a wide range of reverbs, delays, and time-based effects with easy to use parameter adjustment, tap tempo, store, recall, and scene selection for ultimate creative flexibility.

Load and Save Your Settings

StudioLive allows you to save all of your digital settings for quick setup and recall. Save scenes (all settings) including fader levels with LED position matching, channel strips (Fat Channel), and individual DSP effects for ultimate ease, quickness and control.

Professional Sound Quality

StudioLive spares no expense when it comes to sound quality. All digital mixing is done with ultra high headroom 32-bit floating point processing for optimal sonic performance. Analog input and output is converted to digital audio with the highest-quality digital converters available delivering dynamic range of +118dB for spectacular sonic results and unmatched musicality.

Built-in 32x18 FireWire Recording

StudioLive includes PreSonus award-winning FireWire technology with JetPLL synchronization delivering 32 channels of recording and 18 channels of simultaneous playback. Each FireWire recording channel can be set to record either pre or post Fat-Channel signal processing giving total flexibility and power. StudioLive can also return 18 FireWire playback channels from your recording and production software for remixing and live performance with pre-recorded tracks, as well as studio mixing using the mixer's internal signal processing and summing algorithms. StudioLive is compatible with Mac and Windows audio recording and production software including Logic, Nuendo, Cubase, Sonar, Digital Performer, Audition and more.

Integrated Multi-Track Recording Software- CAPTURE

StudioLive 16.4.2 also ships complete with CAPTURE multi-track recording software so you can effortlessly record your shows right out of the box. CAPTURE software was designed to interface with StudioLive 16.4.2 perfectly to allow instant setup and recording of performances. With the look and feel of industry standard digital multi-track hard disk recorders, CAPTURE software is instantly familiar to every musician and engineer. StudioLive HDR software gives you full editing capability as well as export to wav file formats for compatibility with ProTools, Cubase, Nuendo, Logic, Sonar and all other recording and music production software. Or you can play back your recorded tracks into StudioLive 16.4.2 via FireWire and mix your tracks with the mixing power and capabilities of StudioLive 16.4.2, then record the final mix back to CAPTURE! Now that's power!

XMAX Class A Preamplifiers

StudioLive includes sixteen custom-designed high-voltage, discrete, XMAX Class A microphone preamplifiers for all types of microphones.The job of a microphone preamplifier is to boost microphone level signals to line level so that the signal can be converted from analog to digital. This mic to line boost is generally a preamplification of over 400 times the voltage of the original mic level signal. This preamplification stage is one of the most important stages that the signal will go through before converted to digital, and is why a high performance preamplifier is important to achieving great results.

All XMAX preamplifiers are built with the same three elements

High Voltage
  • The XMAX preamplifier runs on power rails of 30V. Most off the shelf op amp based designs run on power rails of 10V to 18V. Higher voltage power rails deliver more headroom, deeper lows, smoother highs and an overall fuller sound.
Discrete
  • No op amps. Only transistors, resistors and capacitors. Op amps add noise, coloration and harshness to a signal. Discrete designs deliver ultra low noise and transparency.
Class A
  • When a circuit is running in Class A mode the circuit is always in an "on" state operating at its optimal voltage requirements. Class A mode has zero crossover distortion and delivers purer, clearer and more musical sonics than class A/B designs which are found in most op-amp circuits.

The net result of the XMAX preamp design is high headroom, low noise, wide dynamic range and wide frequency range, and most importantly, musicality and transparency - smooth highs, solid deep lows, and everything in between.

SKU PRE-STUDIOLIVE1642
MPN STUDIOLIVE 16.4.2

Features

Features PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2 Features:

The StudioLive™ 16.4.2 is the mixer for small to mid-sized churches, schools, bands, and clubs, as well as rack-based contractor installs, and it’s perfect for a project studio on a budget. It features 16 channel inputs with XMAX™ mic preamps, a built-in FireWire interface, extensive signal processing on every channel and bus, 6 aux buses, 4 subgroups, extensive metering, Scene and setting save/recall, and more. Yet it’s lightweight and rack-mountable, operates much like an analog console, and delivers superb audio quality. Chain two StudioLive 16.4.2s to form a 32-channel mega-console. Bundled VSL control software includes Smaart Measurement Technology™ with easy-to-use wizards!


  • 16 inputs, 6 auxiliary mixes, 4 subgroups
  • 16 class A XMAX microphone preamplifiers
  • Hi-Definition analog to digital converters (118dB dynamic range)
  • Unlimited headroom 32-bit floating point digital mixing and effects processing
  • Internal sample frequency 44.1kHz and 48kHz
  • 22x18 FireWire digital recording interface (24-bit / 44.1kHz and 48kHz)
  • Compact 19" rack-mountable rugged steel chassis
  • Fat Channel Select
  • 2 Master DSP Effects (reverbs, delays, time-based effect, with load/save)
  • Load/Save Mixer "Scenes" & all settings including fader levels with LED position matching
  • 100mm long throw faders
  • Military grade quick touch push buttons
  • Fast-acting LED meters
  • Talkback communication system
  • PreSonus Capture integrated live-recording software
  • PreSonus Studio One Artist recording and production software
  • Mac and Windows compatible
  • Direct recording interface compatible with Logic, Nuendo, Cubase, Sonar, Digital Performer and more

Specs

Specifications
PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2 Specifications
Microphone Preamp 1-16 (XLR Balanced):
Type: XLR Female, Balanced Frequency Response to Direct Output: 20 Hz to 40 kHz ±0.5dBu Frequency Response to Main Output: 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.5dBu Input Impedance (Balanced): 1 Ohm THD to Direct Output: < 0.005%, +4dBu, 20-20kHz, unity gain, unwtd THD to Main Output): < 0.005%, +4dBu, 20-20kHz, unity gain, unwtd EIN to Direct Output: +125 dB unwtd,, +130 dB A-wtd S/N Ratio to Direct Output: -97 dB S/N Ratio to Main Output : 94 dB Common Mode Rejection Ratio: +65 dB Gain Control Range : -16 dB to +67 dB (+/- 1 dB) Maximum Input Level (unity gain): +16 dBu Phantom Power: +48 VDC
Line Inputs :
Type: 1/4" TRS Female, balanced mono Frequency Response to Direct Outputs: 10-40 kHz, 0 / -0.5 dBu Frequency Response to Main Outputs: 20-20 kHz, +/- 0.5 dBu Input Impedance: 10 kΩ THD to Direct Output: <0.0007%, +4 dBu, 20-20 kHz, unity gain, unwtd THD to Main Output: <0.005%, +4 dBu, 20-20 kHz, unity gain, unwtd S/N Ratio to Direct Output: -105 dB S/N Ratio to Main Output: -94 dB Gain Control Range: -20 dB to +20 dB (+/- 1 dB) Maximum Input level (unity gain): +22 dBu
Tape Inputs:
Type: 1/4" TRS Female, balanced mono Maximum Input Level: +22 dBu
Auxiliary Inputs:
Type: 1/4" TRS Female, balanced (2 stereo pairs) Maximum Input Level: +22 dBu
Main Outputs:
Type: Male, balanced (stereo pair); 1/4" TRS Female, balanced (stereo pair); XLR Male, balanced (mono) Rated Output Level: +24 dBu Output Impedance: 10 kΩ
Noise Gate / Expander:
Threshold Range: -84 dB to 0 dB Attack Time: 0.5 ms Release Time: 0.05s to 2s Expander Attenuation Range: 2.1 Noise Gate Attenuation Range: ‚àû
Compressor:
Threshold Range: -56 dB to 0 dB Ratio: 1:1 to 14:1 Attack Time: 0.2 ms to 150 ms Release Time: 40 ms to 1000 ms Auto Attack and Release: Attack = 10 ms, Release = 150 ms Curve Types: hard and soft knee
EQ:
Type: 2nd order shelving filter (Q = 0.55) Low (Lowpass or Bandpass): 36 to 465 Hz, ± 15 dB Low Mid: 90 Hz to 1.2 kHz, ±15 dB High Mid: 380 Hz to 5 kHz, ±15 dB High (Highpass or Bandpass): 1.4 kHz to 18 kHz, ±15 dB
Digital Audio:
ADC Dynamic Range (A-wtd, 48 kHz): 118 dB DAC Dynamic Range (A-wtd, 48 kHz): 118 dB FireWire: S400, 400Mb/s Internal Processing: 32-bit, floating point Sampling Rate: 44.1, 48 kHz A/D/A Bit Depth: 24 Reference Level for 0 dBFS: -18 dBu
Clock:
Jitter: <20 ps RMS (20 Hz - 20 kHz) Jitter Attenuation: >60 dB (1 ns in ≈ 1 ps out)
Power:
Connector: IEC Input-Voltage Range: 90 to 240 VAC (factory-configured for country of destination) Power Requirements (continuous): 100 W
Physical:
Length: 22.35 inches (568.06 mm) Width (chasis only): 17.22 inches (437.40 mm) Width (with rack ears): 19 inches (482.60 mm) Maximum Height: 6.90 inches (175.26 mm) Weight: 23 lbs.

Media

Media Details
PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2 Overview - PRESS PLAY

Sys Req.

System Requirements
System Requirements:
Windows
OS: Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista CPU/Clock: or Athlon 900MHz (1.5 GHz or higher recommended) Memory(RAM): 1 GB (more recommended)
Macintosh
OS: MacOS X 10.4.x or

Contents

Package Contents
  • (1) StudioLive Mixer
  • (1) Capture Software DVD
  • (1) Rack Mount Brackets
  • (1) Firewire Cable
  • (1) AC Power Cable
  • [90-240volt US Plug]
  • (1) User's Manual

Warranty

Warranty Details Warranty Information
Product: Period:
StudioLive 16.4.2 1 Year

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