Presonus StudioLive 16.4.2AI Digital Audio Mixer


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The 16-channel StudioLive 16.4.2Ai takes all the innovation built into the first generation of SL mixers and raises it to a whole new level, adding more processing, more features, better workflow and Active Integration technology.

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The 16-channel StudioLive 16.4.2Ai retains the same surface-driven functionality that made StudioLive mixers famous, while adding even more processing power, enhanced workflow features, and Active Integration technology. Like the original StudioLive series, they’re incredibly intuitive and easy to learn and use.

Unrivaled sound quality is provided by premium Burr-Brown A/D/A converters and new DSP architecture based on the acclaimed 64-bit Studio One® audio engine. Robust DSP performance, direct Wi-Fi and LAN communication, fast and intuitive workflow, an onboard FireWire s800 interface, and a tightly integrated software suite for Mac®, Windows®, and iOS® create a streamlined working environment for both live and studio use.

Redesigned from the ground up, this state-of-the-art mixer provides analog workflow with extensive dual signal processing on every channel and bus and actively integrated software that solves real-world problems and lets you record and distribute what you mix. All signal processing—Fat Channel processing, reverb and delay effects, graphic EQs, the works — is available on all channels and buses at all times. Configurable networking and communications option cards ensure your investment won’t be outdated as new technologies emerge.

Active Integration is the difference.
PreSonus Active Integration (AI) is a complete, networked, tightly integrated hardware/software environment in which every aspect of the system interacts to simplify operation, yet provide highly-advanced solutions in ways that were never possible before.

Thanks to Active Integration, the StudioLive 16.4.2AI delivers an extended feature set, including twice as many internal effects buses as first-generation StudioLive mixers (two reverbs and two delays on dedicated buses), the ability to create two complete sets of parametric EQ and dynamics-processor settings for each channel and bus and make quick A/B comparisons at the touch of a button, and more.

Seamlessly integrated software
The StudioLive AI Software Library has been redesigned for the Active Integration platform and includes the latest versions of PreSonus’ tightly integrated software bundle for Mac and Windows: Capture™ 2.1 multitrack-recording software, Studio One Artist® 2.6 DAW, and Virtual StudioLive-AI editor/librarian/control software with Smaart Measurement Technology™.

In addition, StudioLive Remote-AI control software for iPad® and QMix™-AI aux-mix control for iPhone®/iPod® touch will be available free from the Apple App Store.

Things You Will Get:

    Power Cable
    Owners Manual
    Software DVD
Model 16.4.2AI
Series .
Weight 23 lbs.
Dimensions 22.35 x 17.22 x 6.9 inches (LxWxH)


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PresonusStudioLive 16.4.2AI Digital Audio Mixer

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More of a good thing!


from Ontario, CA

About Me Professional Musician

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  • Accurate Controls
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Versatile


    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Music Videos
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording
    • Soundtracks

    Comments about Presonus StudioLive 16.4.2AI Digital Audio Mixer:

    So, why new version?...To make a great product even better.

    They added mute groups, better sounding pres, which wasn't needed seeing how the 1st gen. pres sounded very good. They also added built in wi-fi, an expansion card slot, more effects channels, more of everything I loved and some things that simply were missing from the older mixers.

    So, you don't want to use a PC when using an iPad? You don't need to. Want to manage who has access to your wifi? No sweat! It is completely controllable via permissions on the board. You can even let everyone on stage use their iPhones to control their own monitor mix!. Don't worry, you can set it up so those in the band are the only ones who can change their monitor mix as well. This is literally just the tip of the iceberg.

    The Studiolive 16 Ai can do more, it is easier to operate, comes with more useful presets, sounds better than the older models and other mixers on the market, and is built for touring. What I have had proven is how reliable and consistently good sounding these mixers are and how truly professional grade they are. A good ear and and knowledge will get you nowhere if your hardware simply isn't up to the task. Need more channels or monitor mixes? Move on up to the 24 Ai or the 32Ai. Just more and more of a great thing. Simply amazing!

    A hands on reviewer for Sam Ash#41

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    The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.