Frankfurt, Germany (April 7, 2010)–PreSonus has released the new StudioLive 16.0.2 digital recording and performance mixer aimed at small bands, personal studios and more.
The StudioLive 16.0.2 sports the same audio quality as the two larger StudioLive models, with 32-bit floating-point processing; XMAXTM mic preamps; and 24-bit, 48 kHz digital converters with 118 dB dynamic range. The new mixer also has a pair of programmable, stereo, 32-bit floating-point effects processors, loaded with reverb and delay presets and assigned to dedicated FX buses.
The StudioLive 16.0.2 provides 16 input channels and an integrated FireWire interface, is designed for both studio recording and live sound, and comes with an integrated software suite. It has MIDI input and output, providing MIDI control over the main output level and effects output levels, recall effects presets and assign effects to the main bus, and recall global mixer Scenes.
Input channels 1 through 8 have 1/4″ TRS line inputs and XLR microphone inputs with high- headroom, XMAXTM Class A mic preamplifiers. Channels 9 through 16 are configured as odd- even stereo pairs; odd-numbered channels have 1/4″ TRS line inputs and XMAX-equipped XLR mic inputs, while even-numbered channels offer 1/4″ TRS line ins but no mic inputs. Channels 13 through 16 also have unbalanced RCA line inputs. Individually defeatable phantom power is provided on the 12 channels with mic preamps. The talkback section also features an XMAX mic preamp and phantom power. There are four aux sends and adjacent channels and aux buses can be stereo linked. A stereo, 31-band graphic EQ serves the main bus.
The 16.0.2’s Fat Channel processing section provides panning, phase reverse, high-pass filter, compressor, limiter, downward expander, and 3-band semi-parametric EQ to every channel, every aux, the two onboard effects outputs, and the main bus. The Fat Channel also offers LED metering; mixer save/recall; and channel-strip save/recall/copy/paste.
StudioLive 16.0.2 has a built-in 16×16 FireWire computer interface and comes bundled with CaptureTM 1.1 recording software for Mac OS X (including OS X 10.6) and Windows (including Windows 7). Designed primarily for live recording, Capture is preconfigured to record with the StudioLive, so all mixer channels are correctly routed to Capture tracks. Users can wirelessly control the StudioLive 16.0.2 from an Apple iPad running PreSonus’ SL Remote, available free from Apple’s App Store.
PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc.