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PreSonus Announces StudioLive Digital Mixer

Baton Rouge, LA (April 17, 2008)--PreSonus Audio Electronics has announced StudioLive 16.4.2 Digital Performance and Recording Mixer.

Baton Rouge, LA (April 17, 2008)–PreSonus Audio Electronics has announced StudioLive 16.4.2 Digital Performance and Recording Mixer.

StudioLive features 16 high-headroom XMAX microphone preamplifiers, built-in 22×18 FireWire recording and playback engine, “Fat Channel” processing with 4-band EQs, compressors, limiters and gates, DSP effects, six aux buses, four subgroups, LED metering, talkback and more.

Sixteen class A, high-headroom, low-noise XMAX microphone preamplifiers are featured on StudioLive. All 16 channels of StudioLive include line input, balanced inserts and balanced direct output. StudioLive includes six balanced auxiliary sends and two dedicated auxiliary effects sends. Four subgroups are also included. Two sets of balanced main outputs as well as control room outputs are located on the back panel.

StudioLive features a “QuickTouch” design allowing access to every parameter, mix, effect, and aux, allowing control during music production. Load and save functions are also included to create snapshots of channel settings, save effect settings, recalling a mix, and more. All digital mixing and effects processing is done with 32-bit floating point precision.

StudioLive’s “Fat Channel” is engaged by pressing any “select” button, and features equalization and dynamics available to every input channel, aux output, subgroup output, and main output. High-pass filter, and four-band semi-parametric equalization algorithms are based on PreSonus’ digital EyeQ equalizer. Also included in the Fat Channel are compressors, limiters and gates modeled after PreSonus’ ACP88.

Two programmable 32-bit stereo DSP effects engines are loaded in StudioLive with a range of reverbs, delays, and time-based effects with parameter adjustment, tap tempo, store, recall, and scene selection.

LED metering is displayed all over StudioLive for viewing of settings, parameters, inputs levels, gain reduction and more. Fat Channel metering displays EQ frequency, cut/boost, as well as compressor and limiter gain reduction. Main meters can be switched between a number of viewing modes including input, output, gain reduction, main mix and pan.

StudioLive has a Talkback system that enables direct communication with each stereo aux mix separately. This allows communication between the mixer and the musicians using personal monitors without disturbing other performers during a performance or recording session.

StudioLive includes PreSonus’ FireWire technology with JetPLL synchronization delivering 22 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. StudioLive can also return 18 FireWire playback channels from 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 also ships with Capture multi-track recording software for Macintosh- and Windows-based computers. Capture software was designed to interface with StudioLive and allow instant setup and recording of performances. Capture also provides editing capability and export to .wav file formats for compatibility with Pro Tools, Cubase, Logic, Sonar and others.

“This is the perfect mixing board for the serious band, nightclub, small church, and home studio,” says PreSonus Director of Marketing Brad Zell. “It opens the door to record every show, record in the studio as well as use recorded tracks during performances–bringing the cool sounds, beats, and effects to the gig.”