Feel Footloose and Mixer-FreeThe PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2 is a great-sounding, compact digital mixer that's big on flexibility - giving you the freedom to work any way that works best for you. StudioLive technology lives up to its name: a studio powerhouse with amazing live features that clearly point to the future of live mixing.
Loaded for Bear
The StudioLive 16.0.2 is loaded for bear. You get 12 pristine XMAX Class-A mic preamplifiers (13, if you count talkback), 16 line inputs, 4 aux mix buses, and MIDI I/O. Throw in a 16x16 FireWire interface and PreSonus' acclaimed Fat Channel signal processing - and now you've got a mixing juggernaut (with a small footprint). Basically a ginormous console in a small package, Fat Channel gives you a high-pass filter on every channel and aux; phase reverse for each channel strip; and a gate, compressor/limiter, and 3-band parametric EQ on every channel, aux output, FX bus, and main output. Wow.
Armed and Dangerous Effects
FX? The 16.0.2 is armed and dangerous. Two programmable 32-bit floating point stereo DSP effects engines loaded with 50 reverb, delay, and time-based effects presets give you an incredible toolkit for crafting your sound. The reverbs sound lush and lifelike, the delays are crisp, and the echo sounds like genuine tape slap. As a bonus, you get a 31-band stereo graphic EQ across the main outputs, so you can tweak for room acoustics and monitor response.
To let you quickly access all this processing mojo, the Fat Channel has clearly labeled physical knobs, a multifunction 16-ladder LED display, an in-your-face Selected Channel readout - and even a separate horizontal pan display. Visible feedback always lets you know what's going on. And so you don't have to remember a zillion-and-one settings, StudioLive never forgets. Store and Recall lets you save Scenes that include every setting on the board. Dont want 'em all? Save just the Fat Channel settings. You can copy-and-paste settings across multiple channels and buses or save individual DSP effects. This means that for fixed applications like clubs, churches, or auditoriums, you can always rely on getting the same sound. Fine-tune Scenes for different songs and call them up instantly. Your every wish is the 16.0.2's command.
Wirelessly control your aux mixes with your iPhone or iPod Touch
All PreSonus StudioLive mixers feature QMix, which gives you control over your aux sends - from up to ten Apple iPhones or iPod Touches! that's huge! You can even let the performers create their own custom monitor mixes from individual iPhones. With the cleverly named "Wheel of Me," you can choose multiple "Me" channels and tweak their levels simultaneously. All you need is a computer running PreSonus Virtual StudioLive software.
iPad Remote Control
OK, so what about this iPad thing? Virtual StudioLive (VSL) gives you a complete visual clone of your mixer, letting you control your mix with a FireWired Mac or PC. That's cool, but digital mixers have had computer integration for some time. The game-changer here, is that this can happen wirelessly - from your Apple iPad, via StudioLive Remote for iPad - which is available free from Apple's App Store. A wireless connection between your iPad and computer (which is connected via FireWire to the 16.0.2), lets you command the console. So go ahead - check your mix in the corners and up on the balcony, making adjustments as you go. Rebalance the stage monitors from (where else?) the stage. Move around the venue, and enjoy your newfound freedom.
With its great sound and revolutionary features, you'd expect the PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2 to cost a lot, but it doesn't. All the more reason to get chummy with a mixer that makes you feel footloose and mixer-free.
PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2 Digital Mixer Features at a Glance:
- 16 channel inputs (8 mono input channels and 4 stereo channels) with 60 mm faders
- Universal Control v1.6 update gives you Smaart analysis tools from Rational Acoustics to fight feedback, plus enhanced Virtual StudioLive functionality
- 13 Class A XMAX solid-state mic preamplifiers (12-channels + talkback)
- 4 auxiliary buses (pre/post-fader send) and 2 internal FX buses
- 2 stereo 32-bit digital effects processors
- QMix wireless aux mix control software for your iPhone and iPod Touch!
- Fat Channel signal processing on all channels and buses:
- 3-band semi-parametric EQ
- Dynamics: gating, compressor, downward expander, and limiter
- 3-band semi-parametric EQ
- Stereo, 31-band graphic EQ on the main bus
- 16-in/16-out FireWire recording interface (24-bit/44.1kHz and 48kHz)
- Scene and individual settings store and recall