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PreSonus StudioLive 16-Channel Digital Mixer

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Our Price: $1,499.00


Product Code: STUDIOLIVE-16.4.2

 The PreSonus StudioLive truly is one impressive digital mixer and recording solution -- it's definitely one of the most exceptional 16-channel digital mixers we've seen from any manufacturer. The StudioLive is loaded with sixteen XMAX microphone preamplifiers with the high amount of headroom we've come to expect from PreSonus pres, built-in 32x18 FireWire recording and playback engine, "Fat-Channel" processing with 4-band EQ’s, compressors, limiters and gates, DSP effects, six aux buses, four sub-groups, extensive LED metering, mixer save and recall, channel-strip save/recall/copy/paste, talkback and more, breaking new boundaries for music performance and production and consolidating your entire recording rig into pretty much one single piece of gear. For live sound production, the PreSonus StudioLive has got you covered.

You have 28 compressors, 28 limiters, 28 gates, 28 high pass filters, 2 stereo reverb/delays, 2 master stereo limiters and more to leave plenty of tools always at your disposal, without having to lug around or buy more outboard gear to each gig. All StudioLive digital effects are created and processed with 32-bit floating point precision for maximum sonic performance and enhanced musicality. It's all right there in the StudioLive any time you need it!

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, have your soundman record, and even enhance your shows- all 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. The PreSonus StudioLive completely revolutionizes music production by opening endless creative possibilities.

The 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. This is all done with an interface we've found to be one of the most no-hassle, easy-to-use digital mixers on the market.

The heart of StudioLive is the "Fat Channel" engaged by pressing any "select" button, and featuring 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.

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.

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.

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.

The PreSonus 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, before recording the final mix back to CAPTURE! Now that’s power!

Product Features

  • 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
  • Compact 19" rack-mountable rugged steel chassis
  • Fat Channel Select
  • High Pass Filter
  • Compressor
  • Limiter
  • Gate
  • 4-band semi parametric EQ
  • Pan
  • Load/Save/Copy/Paste
  • 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
  • CAPTURE integrated live recording software included
  • Mac and Windows compatible
  • Direct recording interface compatible with Logic, Nuendo, Cubase, Sonar, Digital Performer and more
  • 64 bit Drivers now available ( beta )
  • Chassis Dimensions 22.36 x 17.22 x 6.9 inches
    With Rack Ears 22.36 x 19 x 6.9 inches
  • Weight : 23 lbs

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Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 1  Write a review.

  1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
An awesome package September 14, 2009
Reviewer: Erik - RMC from Knoxville , TN United States  
This is a solid product that does double duty as a small format mixing board as well as a 16 channel computer interface. The feel is very analog even though it's a digital mixer.

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