From Live Mixing to Studio Recording

The PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2 USB is an excellent-sounding compact digital mixer with a flair for connectivity and extensibility. You'll have unprecedented freedom to work the way that works best for you. StudioLive technology certainly lives up to its name: a powerhouse in the studio — with stunning live capabilities that give us more than a glimpse into the future of live mixing. The PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2 USB even offers QMix wireless aux mix control software for your iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android for onstage convenience.

StudioLive 16.0.2: 16x2 Performance and Recording Digital Mixer

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Small size. Bigger possibilities.

In a footprint of less than 2 square feet (0.19 square meters), the compact, 16-channel StudioLive® 16.0.2 offers 8 mono input channels, 4 stereo channels, and 4 aux buses, each with a high-quality, 60 mm fader. You get generous analog I/O, 12 XMAX Class A solid-state mic preamps, a Talkback input with Class A mic preamp, extensive signal processing with physical controls, MIDI control, accurate metering, and a built-in multichannel recording interface. As with all StudioLive mixers, the 16.0.2 comes with a suite of tightly integrated recording, control, and audio analysis software. And it’s so lightweight and compact that you can easily hold it in one hand and tuck it under your arm.

You’ll never run out of signal processors.

StudioLive 16.0.2 mixers provide plenty of DSP power, with no limitations, no shared resources, no figuring out what processing is available where. You have all of the processing available at all times, with no compromises or caveats. The unique Fat Channel provides a compressor, limiter, expander, and 3-band semi-parametric EQ on every channel and bus; a highpass filter on each channel; phase reverse for the channel mic preamps; a library of professionally crafted presets; and the ability to save and selectively recall processor settings. A stereo, 31-band graphic EQ sits on the main bus. To top it off, you get two 32-bit delay/reverb effects processors, each with its own dedicated mix bus and a library of useful effects presets.

Digital Mixing Redefined. Again.

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Digital Mixing Redefined. Again.

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Wirelessly control your aux mixes with your iPhone or iPod Touch

PreSonus StudioLive mixers feature QMix, which lets you control your mixer's aux sends from up to 10 Apple iPhones or iPod Touches! You can even let performers create their own custom monitor mixes from individual iPhones. With the Wheel of Me, you can choose multiple Me channels and tweak their levels simultaneously. All you need is a Mac or PC running PreSonus Virtual StudioLive software.

Recording is in StudioLive 16.0.2’s DNA.

The StudioLive 16.0.2’s built-in 16x16 multitrack recording interface is tightly integrated with the rest of the mixer—not an afterthought we tacked on. All 16 channels continuously stream to your FireWire-connected Mac® or Windows® PC. Each channel can independently access its analog input or its dedicated digital return from your computer. And with StudioLive mixers, recording is simple and easy: Just launch the included, preconfigured Capture™ software for one-click recording of all channel inputs and your main mix. Or record with the included Studio One® 3 Artist DAW—or any recording software that supports ASIO or Core Audio. Now you can record in the studio or at the gig with equal ease.

Digital Mixing Redefined. Again.

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Digital Mixing Redefined. Again.

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Better mixing with StudioLive family values.

It's easy to love this portable powerhouse. To learn more, visit the Media tab on the upper section of this page and watch our StudioLive 16.0.2 videos. Better yet, try a StudioLive 16.0.2 at your nearest PreSonus dealer. You’ll see what we mean about intuitive ease-of-use. You’ll hear what we mean about Class A preamps, rich DSP effects, and overall sound quality. And you'll come to believe in StudioLive family values.

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

Only PreSonus StudioLive mixers are tightly integrated with an entire suite of state-of-the-art software. Mix on a Mac or Windows PC using Virtual StudioLive (VSL). Mix on an iPad® using StudioLive Remote. Control individual monitor mixes onstage with QMix® for iPhone®/iPod® touch. Completely automate virtual soundchecks and record shows with Capture™ for Mac and Windows. Tune your system to the room and watch for problems in your mix with VSL’s integrated Smaart® RTA and spectrograph. Edit, sweeten, and digitally release your recordings with Studio One 3 Artist. StudioLive-series 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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Pristine preamps for stellar recordings

The StudioLive 16.0.2 USB gives you 12 crystalline XMAX Class A mic preamplifiers (13, if you include the talkback), 16 line inputs, 4 aux mix buses, and MIDI I/O. Now throw in a 16 x 16 USB interface and PreSonus's acclaimed Fat Channel signal processing, and you've got a seriously flexible solution.

Fat Channel processing gives you access to:

  • A highpass filter on every channel and aux send
  • Phase reverse for each channel strip
  • Gate, compressor/limiter, and 3-band parametric EQ for each channel, aux output, FX bus, and main output

Digital Mixing Redefined. Again.

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Digital Mixing Redefined. Again.

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Onboard effects help you say goodbye to your live sound rack

A treasure trove of onboard effects give you the tools to artfully sculpt your musical inspirations. PreSonus has armed the 16.0.2 with two programmable 32-bit floating point stereo DSP effects engines packing 50 reverb, delay, and time-based effects presets. The reverbs sound opulent and highly detailed, the delays are precise, and the slap echo harkens back to good old tape delay. On top of all this, you get a 31-band stereo graphic EQ strapped across the main outs, enabling you to adjust for room acoustics and loudspeaker response.

Fat Channel helps you achieve a great sound fast

To give you effortless access to all this processing power, the Fat Channel has clearly labeled physical knobs, a slick multifunction 16-ladder LED display, highly visible Selected Channel readout — and even a separate horizontal pan display. Visible feedback always lets you know what's going on. And so you don't have to remember a zillion-and-one settings, StudioLive never forgets. Store and Recall let you save Scenes that include every setting across the board. Or save just the Fat Channel settings. Copy and paste settings across multiple channels and buses or save individual DSP effects. Fine-tune Scenes for different songs and call them up in an instant. All of these features mean that for fixed applications like clubs, churches, or auditoriums, you can always count on getting the same sound.

Digital Mixing Redefined. Again.

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Digital Mixing Redefined. Again.

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iPad Wireless Remote Control is convenient both onstage and in the studio

Let's talk about iPad remote control. StudioLive Remote gives you real-time wireless remote control over Virtual StudioLive, which in turn offers real-time control over your StudioLive mixer. There's a lot of technology under the hood, but to you, it's quite transparent: a wireless connection between your iPad and computer (which is connected via USB to the 16.0.2), gives you total control over your mixer. Check the mix under the balcony and in the mezzanine, rebalancing on the fly. Tweak the stage monitors from — you guessed it — the stage. Go ahead — move freely about the venue, enjoying your newfound independence.

StudioLive Remote offers four discrete views: Channel, Aux, Fat Channel, and Graphic EQ (with draw-by-finger EQ curves). Input levels in real time. Scroll through all your input channels. Switch channels seamlessly. Awesome, but what if you wear both performer and sound mixer hats, and your hands are busy playing your instrument? Simple: just use a MIDI footpedal (or DAW) to control your Main Output volume, Effects parameters, and Scene switching.

PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2 USB Digital Mixer Features:

  • 16 channel inputs (8 mono input channels and 4 stereo channels) with 60mm faders
  • 13 Class A XMAX solid-state mic preamplifiers (12 channels + talkback)
  • 4 auxiliary buses (pre/post-fader send) and 2 internal FX buses
  • 2 stereo 32-bit digital effects processors
  • QMix wireless aux mix control software for your iPhone and iPod Touch
  • Fat Channel signal processing on all channels and buses
  • 3-band semi-parametric EQ for each channel
  • Dynamics: gating, compressor, downward expander, and limiter for each channel
  • Stereo, 31-band graphic EQ on the main bus
  • 16-in/16-out USB 2.0 recording interface (24-bit/44.1kHz and 48kHz)
  • Scene and individual settings store and recall