The PreSonus StudioLive 16 digital mixing console/recorder represents the third generation of the acclaimed StudioLive series, and it's just as capable in the studio as it is for live sound. The revamped signal processing workflow provides vintage-style EQ and compression for every channel. You've got 16 PreSonus XMAX recallable preamps onboard, 17 touch-sensitive motorized faders, and a built-in SD card slot for multitrack recording and virtual soundchecks. Artists have full control over their own monitor mixes via the free QMix app, and the included UC Surface 2 touch-control software, Capture recording software, and Studio One Artist DAW software equip you for recording, mixing and mastering. For live sound and studio recording, the PreSonus StudioLive 16 stands out in its class.

StudioLive® 16: 24-input digital console/recorder with motorized faders

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Extensive connections for flexible signal flow.

The back panel of a StudioLive 16 console sports all of the connections you need for live sound and studio production. With flexible connectivity, superior audio quality, the ability to customize for your workflow, and powerful processing, mixing, and routing capabilities, you’ll create your mixes in whatever manner works best for you. We just provide the tools.

Superior sound.

Connect a StudioLive 16 mixer, and you’ll instantly hear details and an open high end you’d expect to find only in an expensive studio console. We built our reputation designing great-sounding analog circuits, including our famous XMAX solid-state, Class A preamps, and we put all of that experience into designing the StudioLive 16. We didn’t cut corners on components, and we just say “No!” to noisy, crosstalk-y ribbon cables. As a result, the StudioLive 16 delivers the high-end audio quality you need to preserve your hard-earned reputation for producing great-sounding mixes and recordings.

Digital Mixing Redefined. Again.

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Digital Mixing Redefined. Again.

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Three options for multitrack recording

The PreSonus StudioLive 16 gives you three efficient options for multitrack recording. A built-in SD card recorder allows you to record all inputs simultaneously, and you can also play back from the SD card to do virtual soundchecks without a computer. You can also connect to a computer via USB for 38 channels of recording and playback. And the StudioLive 16 supports AVB over Ethernet too, allowing for 55 channels of recording and playback.

Flex Mixes offer a ton of freedom for any mixing application

At Sweetwater we know it can be frustrating trying to use the same mixer for many different tasks. That's why we're excited about the 16 Flex Mixes offered on the PreSonus StudioLive 16. Flex Mixes can be set up as Aux mixes, Subgroups, or Matrix mixes, depending on what your show demands. Need a ton of different monitor mixes for a large group of musicians? No problem, you can create up to 16 aux sends if you need to. Same with Subgroups and Matrix mixes — perfect for theater productions and multi-zone venues, respectively. Basically, the StudioLive 16's Flex Mixes allow you to adapt your mixer to the mixing task at hand, instead of adapting your workflow to the limitations of your mixer.

Digital Mixing Redefined. Again.

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Digital Mixing Redefined. Again.

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Pristine XMAX preamps for sound reinforcement and recording

Simply put, the Class A XMAX preamps onboard the StudioLive 16 sound like they belong in the studio. Their high headroom and low noise floor deliver extremely clean and clear sound you simply wouldn't expect from a live console. And mic preamp settings are fully recallable, which is a huge time saver when you mix or record the same band or show on a regular basis.

Remote mix control available on a plethora of both wired and wireless devices.

In addition to the AVB recording connection, StudioLive 16 consoles sport a 1 Gb Ethernet port that can connect to a wireless router or directly to a computer, providing remote control of virtually all features. Mix wirelessly or over a wired network from anywhere using UC Surface for Mac®, Windows®, and iPad®. Even add a second—or third, or even fourth!—screen for fast workflow. Musicians can control their monitor mixes onstage with QMix® UC for iPhone®, iPod® touch, or Android™ device without the need for large monitor networks. Go wireless, wired, or both.

Digital Mixing Redefined. Again.

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Integrated, multiplatform software for flexible control and one-click recording.

PreSonus StudioLive 16 mixers are tightly integrated with an entire suite of state-of-the-art software. Mix wirelessly or over a wired network from anywhere, using UC Surface touch-control software for Mac, Windows, and iPad®. Control your monitor (aux) mixes with QMix-UC. Remote control the mixer’s recallable XMAX preamps and Fat Channel processing with Studio One for low-latency recording with effects. (Reverb-drowned singers: rejoice!) Completely automate virtual soundchecks and record shows with Capture. Save mixer scenes with your live recordings in Capture and edit both in Studio One Artist. StudioLive 16 mixers and software work together to form a cohesive ecosystem that helps you achieve your creative vision.

Digital Mixing Redefined. Again.

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Digital Mixing Redefined. Again.

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Advanced processing for EQ, compression and effects

The StudioLive series of consoles has always been known for outstanding effects and processing capabilities, and the StudioLive 16 takes it even further. Four internal effects buses allow you to combine reverbs, delays and other effects for processing monitor mixes, groups, or individual channels. You can use effects as inserts on up to four channels too, and on top of that, Fat Channel processing offers vintage EQ and compressor models on every channel.

Includes a full version of Studio One Professional DAW software

PreSonus Studio One 3 Professional raises the bar. Sporting an elegant single-window workspace with robust drag-and-drop functionality and multi-touch support, version 3 of this powerhouse DAW gives you more smart features aimed at making you a total creative beast. These include an on-the-fly Arranger Track with Scratch Pads that let you freely experiment with musical or sonic ideas; an upgraded browser that lets you find, preview, and drag and drop tempo-matched backing tracks, samples, effects, instruments, presets, and more; and the Mai Tai analog modeling polysynth with character morph, mod matrix, and zero-feedback filters.

Digital Mixing Redefined. Again.

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Digital Mixing Redefined. Again.

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FREE Plug-in Suite for Your Favorite DAW

PreSonus delivers more value than ever with their mixers and interfaces, thanks to the Studio Magic Plug-in Suite. This extensive collection of seven popular plug-ins covers models of top studio gear from manufacturers such as Maag Audio, Lexicon, and Arturia, adding up to hundreds of dollars of extra value. Punch up your mix bus with Brainworx's bx-opto, add ambience with Eventide's SP2016-inspired Stereo Room reverb, fire up transients with SPL's Attacker, and much more. And since these plug-ins are available in AAX, VST, and AU formats, they're compatible with any DAW you choose.

Network-ready, with a choice of computer recording methods.

Networking isn’t the future of professional audio systems; it’s here now. StudioLive 16 mixers come equipped with an AVB Ethernet connection that enables you to network multiple StudioLive 16 mixers and compatible computers and stream up to 55 channels of audio to and from a Mac or Windows PC. You also get 38x38 recording via USB 2.0, giving you a choice of computer recording methods. Each channel can independently access its analog input or its dedicated digital return from your computer. And recording is simple and easy: Just launch the included, preconfigured Capturesoftware for one-click recording of all channel inputs and your main mix. Or record with the included Studio One Artist DAW—or with any recording software that supports ASIO or Core Audio.

Digital Mixing Redefined. Again.

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Digital Mixing Redefined. Again.

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World-class recording software included.

Seamlessly integrated with the included PreSonus Studio One® Artist DAW, the StudioLive 16 Series III mixer works with virtually all Mac and Windows audio-recording software. Built by creative people for creative music production, Studio One is easy to learn and enables you to compose, record, and produce your masterpiece without getting distracted by the tools. Studio One also enjoys a robust online community of enthusiastic and helpful users you can turn to for advice. Need a new loop or sample for your latest production? Studio One lets you shop, audition, and purchase new content right from your production environment.

PreSonus StudioLive 16 Digital Mixing Console/Recorder Features:

  • 16-channel digital mixing console with built-in SD card recorder
  • Record and play back up to 38 channels via USB, or up to 55 channels via AVB Ethernet
  • Built-in SD card support for multitrack recording and virtual soundchecks
  • Fully-recallable XMAX preamps with ultra-low noise floor
  • 17 touch-sensitive motorized faders allow you to mix with precision
  • 24 DCA groups help you manage complex productions with high channel counts
  • Four internal effects buses
  • Support for insert effects on up to four channels
  • Fat Channel processing provides vintage EQ and compression options for each channel
  • Better visual feedback than ever, with full-color touchscreen and channel scribble strips
  • Advanced scene management helps you manage complex mixing tasks more efficiently
  • 16 Flex Mixes can be used as Aux mixes, Subgroups, or Matrix mixes
  • Bluetooth wireless streaming makes it easy to play music from a smartphone or tablet
  • Software package includes UC Surface 2 touch-control software (Mac/PC/iOS), Capture recording software (Mac/PC), Studio One Artist DAW software (Mac/PC), QMix personal monitoring app (iOS/Android)