Baton Rouge, LA (July 19, 2017)—PreSonus has announced its new StudioLive 16.0.2 USB, a portable 16-channel live/studio mixer and recorder. Skipping features such as mixer subgroups and channel inserts, the unit is intended for personal recording spaces, small houses of worship, community events and the like. The unit is expected to ship in late summer.
Similar to the original StudioLive 16.0.2, the StudioLive 16.0.2 USB offers 32-bit floating-point processing; XMAX Class A mic preamps; and 24-bit, 48 kHz Burr-Brown digital converters with 118 dB dynamic range. However, the new mixer replaces the older unit’s FireWire 400 recording and control interface with an 18x16 USB 2.0 interface that works with Mac or Windows audio software that supports Core Audio or ASIO.
Other features include four aux sends; a stereo, 31-band graphic EQ; and a Fat Channel processing section providing a compressor, limiter, downward expander and 3-band semi-parametric EQ available on every channel, every aux bus, 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. A pair of programmable, stereo, 32-bit floating-point effects processors with reverb and delay presets and assigned to dedicated FX buses are also included.
The new mixer comes with the latest PreSonus software suite, including Capture recording software, Studio One Artist DAW, and Studio Magic Plug-in Suite; UC Surface control software for Mac, Windows, Android and iPad; and QMix-UC monitor (aux) control software for iOS and Android devices.