Revolutionizes Live Mixing and Studio Recording!The PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2 mixer totally rocks. The StudioLive 16.4.2 is one of those rock-your-life pieces of gear that will change the way you think of live recording. Check it out. The name gives you a hint at what this thing can do you, and it's so true; the PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2 is both a ridiculously capable live digital mixer and a full-fledged FireWire audio interface. And you can use both features at the exact same time... mix the show while you record it... for fat-sounding results like you would not believe. The even lets you control your aux mixes from your iPhone or iPod Touch!
The problem with regular old mixers is that you can't recall your settings. And that wastes your time. More than that, most of them don't feature any sort of built-in effects or processing, except for a puny EQ. When you're at the helm of the PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2, though, you have every sort of processing tool you want and need available; right at your fingertips. Check out the "Fat Channel" processing feature. On each and every one of the StudioLive 16.4.2's channels (every input channel, every aux output, every subgroup output, and the main outputs) you can adjust unique settings to a 4-band EQ, highpass filter, studio-grade compressor, and limiter; it's like having a rack of first-class gear at your disposal, but it's so much better than that. Fat Channel has presets you can call up if you want to get in the ballpark when you're dialing a kick drum sound, for example. Just load the preset then make your own adjustments after that. It gets better. Say you just spent time nailing one guitar tone... and you've got to move on to soundchecking/tailoring the other guitar onstage. Rather than repeat what you just did, you can actually "copy and paste" your Fat Channel settings from one to the other... then dig in and fine-tune the sound after that. What a timesaver, right?!
Effects are also in the blow-your-mind category, so let's talk about them. The effects inside the PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2 aren't just ho-hum effects put in here as an afterthought. These are the quality of effects you'd expect from an expensive standalone processor. There are 50 effects in all, including 50 reverb, delay, and time-based effects presets; and the tap tempo feature makes your life a whole lot easier. As always, you can easily store and recall the effects for fast setup.
And speaking of store and recall. Say you play with different bands from week to week; or you're a club owner who has different needs throughout the year. Rather than set up the mixer one way today, set it up again tomorrow, then spend time making another setup for the next day... you can save your settings so you can count on the same sound every time. Your band might want different vocal effects from song to song... and with the StudioLive 16.4.2, that's no problem.
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.
All this time, we've been talking about the Live side of the StudioLive 16.4.2, but we can't neglect the other big player in this winning team. The StudioLive 16.4.2 features a built-in FireWire audio interface and comes with awesome Studio One Artist Software, as well as streamlined Capture software. Use Capture at the gig for no-frills recording of the raw audio tracks. Then bring everything into Studio One Artist for polishing, using the included effects, virtual instruments, creative loops, and more. Here's another cool thing. Since you've got StudioLive 16.4.2 and your laptop at the gig... why not pull up a recording from the last performance, use the StudioLive 16.4.2's FireWire playback channels to play it, then get your soundcheck close to perfect; before the band even shows up. If they're late again, who cares? You've got great sound ready to go.
All in all, you've got 16 studio-grade microphone preamplifiers, courtesy of the recording gurus at PreSonus. These pres sound clean, clear, and full of life; so you can easily use your StudioLive 16.4.2 when you're at band practice or in your studio, wanting to record a full band. If this all sound likes an insane value, it's because it is. StudioLive 16.4.2 is already revolutionizing the workflow of countless gigging musicians, live sound engineers, and bands who share time between studio and stage. So here's your chance to take your live sound/recording experience to a new level of convenience; and sound quality... get the PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2 today!
PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2 Features at a Glance:
- 16 inputs, 6 auxiliary mixes, 4 subgroups
- 16 Class A XMAX microphone preamplifiers
- Hi-Definition analog to digital converters (118dB dynamic range)
- Unlimited headroom 32-bit floating point digital mixing and effects processing
- 32x18 FireWire digital recording interface
- Universal Control v1.6 update gives you Smaart analysis tools from Rational Acoustics to fight feedback, plus enhanced Virtual StudioLive functionality
- QMix wireless aux mix control software for your iPhone and iPod Touch!
- Compact 19" rack-mountable rugged steel chassis
- Fat Channel Select
- 2 Master DSP Effects (reverbs, delays, time-based effect, with load/save)
- Load/Save Mixer "Scenes" - all settings
- 100mm long throw faders
- Military grade quick touch push buttons
- Fast-acting LED meters
- Talkback communication system
- "CAPTURE" multi-track recording software