Presonus StudioLive 16:4:2 AI Digital Mixing Desk
The Presonus StudioLive 16:4:2 AI digital mixer is a 16-channel digital mixer designed to create a streamlined working environment for both live and studio use with a powerful user interface, unrivalled sound quality, amazing DSP performance, direct Wi-Fi and LAN communication, fast and intuitive workflow, onboard FireWire 800 interface and tightly integrated software suite.
- 16 x Class A XMAX microphone preamplifiers individual phantom power deliver studio-quality sound for any microphones
- USB wireless LAN included for direct wireless remote control of laptops, iPad, or iPhone/iPod touch - no computer connection or separate network needed
- 4 x onboard digital effects processors let you add depth and dimension to your mixes
- Integrated FireWire 800 interface makes live recording easy
- 2 x Fat Channel processors per channel with highpass filter, full-featured gate and compressor, limiter, 4-band parametric EQ, and the ability to A/B two different setups
- Smaart Measurement Technology integration lets you quickly tune your system to any room
- Direct integration with PreSonus's Capture 2.x multitrack recorder and Studio One 2.x DAW makes music production seamless (software bundle included)
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The PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2AI 24-channel digital mixer will absolutely change the way you approach live mixing while providing you with a full set of truly useful studio-quality recording tools as well. Based around 16 PreSonus XMAX microphone preamps and Active Integration onboard DSP, you can be sure that the StudioLive 16.4.2AI will provide exquisite sound quality and flexible processing. What's more, native LAN (with Wi-Fi) and extensive FireWire 800 recording capability make recording and remote control easy. The StudioLive 16.4.2AI is a competitive, easy-to-use digital mixer for a phenomenal price.
Simply put, the 16 Class A XMAX preamps onboard the StudioLive 16.4.2AI 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. Combine that with the StudioLive 16.4.2AI's amazing FireWire recording capabilities, and you can comfortably create live records right as you record. And with the included Studio One 2 Artist DAW software, you can easily record additional tracks, add in virtual instruments, and perform in-depth editing later.
The StudioLive 16.4.2AI's Active Integration DSP ups the ante over other digital mixers. With Fat Channel processing for each of your mixer tracks, you get 4-band, fully parametric EQ, extensive dynamics and much more. PreSonus's AI DSP is so fast and powerful that you can load up two complete Fat Channel processing chains on every mixer channel and A/B them for instant comparison. The best part about all of this, though, is that you don't have to dive into mile-long menus to take advantage of all the processing. The PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2AI's Fat Channel section provides you with clearly labelled knobs, an intuitive multifunction LED display, and a separate pan display for getting clear visual feedback whenever you need it.
The PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2AI's native wireless LAN lets you connect with Apple iOS devices for incredible remote-control convenience, without needing to cart around your computer or other networking gear. In addition to being able to walk the venue and tweak your mix from the palm of your hand, this gives up to 10 people remote access to the StudioLive 16.4.2AI's QMix function. That means each performer can potentially tweak his or her own monitor mix onstage with no fancy or expensive additional dedicated hardware.
Inputs - Mic Preamps: 16 x XLR
Inputs - Line: 16 x 1/4-inch, 2 x RCA (Tape)
Inputs - Other: 2 x stereo aux returns, 1x talkback mic
Inputs - Digital: 32 x digital returns from computer
Outputs - Main: 2 x XLR, 1 x XLR (Mono)
Outputs - Direct: 2 x DB25
Outputs - Other: 2 x 1/4-inch (CR), 4 x 1/4-inch (Subgroup)
Outputs - Digital: 1 x S/PDIF
Headphones: 1 x 1/4-inch
Send/Return I/O: 4 x 1/4-inch (Aux In), 10 x 1/4-inch (Aux Out)
Data I/O: FireWire 800, Thunderbolt and Dante optional
I/O Expansion Slots: 1, filled w/ FireWire 800 / S/PDIF card
Phantom Power: Yes
EQ Bands: Channel: 4-band Semi-parametric - Main: 31-band Graphic
Aux Sends: 6 x Pre/Post + 4 x internal FX
Busses/Groups: 4 Bus
Faders: 21 x 100mm
Channel Inserts: Yes (Ch. 1-32)
Transport Controls: No
DAW Control: No
Computer Connectivity: 2 x FireWire 800