Presonus StudioLive 1642 Digital Mixer with Firewire Interface (ex-display)
The Presonus StudioLive 16.4.2 1642 is the most powerful & flexible sixteen-channel digital mixer the world has seen. Loaded with sixteen XMAX microphone preamps, built-in 32x18 FireWire recording & playback engine, 'Fat-Channel' processing with 4-band EQ's, compressors, limiters, gates, DSP effects, six aux buses, four sub-groups, extensive metering, mixer save & recall, channel-strip save/recall/copy/paste, talkback & more, this desk breaks new boundaries for music performance & production.
- 16 inputs, 6 auxiliary mixes, 4 subgroups
- 16 class A XMAX microphone preamplifiers
- Hi-Definition analogue to digital converters (118dB dynamic range)
- 32x18 FireWire digital recording interface (24-bit / 44.1kHz and 48kHz)
- Mac and Windows compatible
- Fat Channel gives EQ, Compressor, Limiter and Gate on every channel
- Compact 19 inch rack-mountable rugged steel chassis
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Loaded with Racks of Effects
StudioLive 16.4.2 is loaded with everything needed for professional live sound production totalling 28 compressors, 28 limiters, 28 gates, 28 high pass filters, 2 stereo reverb/delay's, 2 master stereo limiters and more, saving you loads of money and trips from the trailer during load in/out. All StudioLive 16.4.2 digital effects are created and processed with 32-bit floating point precision for maximum sonic performance and enhanced musicality.
Best in Both Worlds
StudioLive 16.4.2 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 16.4.2.
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 favourite plug-ins, and completely automate your entire show using your favourite music recording and production software. StudioLive 16.4.2 completely revolutionises music production opening endless creative possibilities.
Powerful and Easy Digital Mixing
StudioLive 16.4.2 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 (EQ, Compressor, Limiter, Gate, on every channel)
The heart of StudioLive 16.4.2 is the 'Fat Channel' engaged by pressing any 'select' button, and features extensive equalisation and dynamics available to every input channel, every aux output, every subgroup output, and main output. High pass filter, and four-band semi-parametric equalisation algorithms are based on PreSonus' custom-designed digital EyeQ equaliser, delivering extremely musical results. Also included in the Fat Channel are compressors, limiters and gates modelled after PreSonus' award-winning ACP88 for complete dynamics control.
Two programmable 32-bit stereo DSP effects engines are loaded in StudioLive 16.4.2 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 16.4.2 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 16.4.2 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. Analogue 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 16.4.2 includes PreSonus' award-winning FireWire technology with JetPLL synchronisation 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 16.4.2 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 16.4.2 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 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 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 16.4.2 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 16.4.2 via FireWire and mix your tracks with the mixing power and capabilities of StudioLive 16.4.2 16.4.2, then record the final mix back to CAPTURE! Now that's power!
XMAX Class A Preamplifiers
StudioLive 16.4.2 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 analogue 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.
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