PreSonus StudioLive RML16AI 16-Input Rackmount Digital Mixing System

PreSonus StudioLive RML16AI 16-Input Rackmount Digital Mixing System

PreSonus StudioLive RML16AI 16-Input Rackmount Digital Mixing System

PreSonus StudioLive RML16AI 16-Input Rackmount Digital Mixing System

PreSonus StudioLive RML16AI 16-Input Rackmount Digital Mixing System

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Product Highlights

  • Console-Free Rackmount Design
  • Control with Mac, Windows & iOS
  • 8 XLR & 8 XLR/1/4" Combo Inputs
  • 8 XLR Outputs
  • 16 Recallable XMAX Mic Preamps
  • Per-Channel Dynamics & 4-Band EQ
  • 4 Internal FX Buses (2 Reverb, 2 Delay)
  • 24-Bit/96 kHz Burr-Brown Converters
  • 3 RU Rackmount Steel Chassis
  • Includes Studio Magic Plug-In Suite
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Number of Channels: 16

16 32

Input Type: Mic / Line

Mic / Line

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PreSonus RML16AI overview

  • 1Description

Featuring a console-free 3 RU rackmount design, the StudioLive RML16AI from PreSonus is a 16-input digital mixing system that can be controlled using your Mac or Windows computer, and offers full touchscreen integration when used with an iPad or a multi-touch Windows 8 computer. Designed for a wide array of live-sound-mixing and studio applications, the system is equipped with 8 XLR and 8 XLR/1/4" combo inputs, each with XMAX class-A analog mic preamps, 8 XLR line-level mix outputs, and can act as a FireWire 800 audio interface for recording directly to your computer. In addition to flexible control and connectivity, the StudioLive RML16AI allows you to capture audio in up to 24-bit/96 kHz resolution using Burr-Brown converters, making it capable of providing professional-quality digital sound.

Made possible using the unit's UC Surface software, the StudioLive RML16AI gives you compression, limiting, gate/expander, and four-band parametric EQ on each channel and mix bus. To help speed up the mixing process, the software offers 50 preset starting points for optimizing the sound of guitars, basses, drums and vocals, plus you can store your own channel presets. You also get a high-pass filter on every channel and aux bus, a low-pass filter on the main mono/center bus, as well as polarity invert, routing, and pan on each channel. In addition to being able to save per channel presets, the StudioLive RML16AI allows you to store and label up to 99 global mixer scenes, great for quickly recalling mix settings for different bands, venues, recording applications and more.

Also featuring 32-bit floating point digital effects processing, the StudioLive RML16AI has 4 built-in FX buses, two with reverb, and two with delay. Designed with practicality and usability in mind, the system provides a variety of high-quality preset reverb and delay effects that allow for parameter adjustments, and include tap tempo, store, and recall.

Inputs and Outputs
  • 8 locking XLR inputs and 8 XLR/1/4" combo inputs , each with:
    • Recallable XMAX Class-A mic preamps
    • +48V phantom power
  • Stereo tape input (RCA jacks)
  • 8 XLR line-level Mix outputs
    • Four 300 ms alignment delays on the last four Mix outputs
  • 1 DB25 jack mirrors 8 line-level Mix outputs
  • 3 XLR main outputs (left, right, mono/center) with analog trim pots
  • S/PDIF digital output on removable option card
  • Headphone output with volume knob and selectable source
  • 1x1 MIDI I/O (for future implementation)


Channels and Buses
  • 32 internal channels
  • 25 mix buses
    • 16 aux mix buses
    • 3 main mix buses (left, right, mono/center)
    • Stereo solo bus
    • 4 internal FX buses (2 reverb, 2 delay)
  • Fully integrated, continuously bidirectional, 52-in/34-out, FireWire 800 direct recording interface (24-bit, 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz)


UC Surface Live Mixing and Control Software
  • Designed specifically for live sound mixing
  • Multiplatform support for Mac, Windows, and iPad
    • Windows 8/10 multi-touch-compatible for large touchscreen mixing
    • Flexible and expandable computing options: Use a laptop with or without a touchscreen, an iPad, or any combination
  • Contextual-based navigation for quick, intuitive access to all mixing functions
  • 8 Mute Groups with All On and All Off
  • Scene Store and Recall
    • Global Scene Storage: all current StudioLive RM settings
    • Up to 99 at a time
    • 8 Quick Scenes for instant scene save/recall—like “speed dial” for scenes
    • Automatic Global AutoStore
    • Customizable naming (for example, "Saturday Gig" or "Main Worship Service")
  • Individual channel-strip setting storage
    • 50 factory channel-strip presets included for drums, bass, guitars, keyboards, and vocals
    • 50 user-channel presets for storing your own settings 
    • Copy and paste among channels and buses
    • Can be saved as user presets
    • Can be browsed by category (Drums, Vocals, Horns, Guitar, Bass, and more)
  • Security features to monitor and restrict access to the mixer’s controls


Other Actively Integrated Software
  • Capture one-click recording software with true virtual soundcheck (Mac/Windows)
  • Studio One Artist full-featured digital audio workstation software (Mac/Windows)
  • QMix-AI wireless monitor-mix control from an iPhone/iPod touch
  • Nimbit online “direct to fan” marketing, sales, and distribution service
  • Includes Studio Magic Plug-in Suite with Maag Audio EQ 2, SPL Attacker, Arturia instruments and more


Networking Connections
  • USB jack and included Wi-Fi LAN adapter provides direct wireless control (using a router)
  • Option card slot for future expansion
    • 2 FireWire S800 ports and 1 Ethernet control port on removable option card
    • Thunderbolt, Dante, and AVB cards coming soon


Signal Processing
  • Dual Fat Channel signal processing on all channels and buses with:
    • Variable high-pass filter -6 dB/oct., sweepable from Off to 1 kHz (main channels and aux's only)
    • Variable low-pass filter on the mono/center bus
    • 4-band fully parametric EQ
      • Low EQ: sweepable from 36 to 465 Hz, ±15 dB, switchable shelf or peaking
      • Low Mid EQ: sweepable from 90 Hz to 1.2 kHz, ±15 dB, variable Q 0.1 to 4.0
      • High Mid EQ: sweepable from 380 Hz to 5 kHz, ±15 dB, variable Q 0.1 to 4.0
      • High EQ: sweepable from 1.4 to 18 kHz, ±15 dB, switchable shelf or peaking
      • Master EQ On/Off
    • Compressor: Threshold -56 to 0 dB; Ratio 1:1 to 14:1, LIM=∞:1; Attack 0.2 to 150 ms; Release 2.5 to 900 ms; Makeup Gain 0 to 28 dB; Soft Knee switch; Auto Mode with 10 ms Attack and 150 ms Release
    • Gate with Sidechain: Threshold: 0 to -84 dB; Attack: 0.02 to 500 ms; Release: 0.05 to 2 sec;
    • Band-pass Key Filter: 40 Hz to 16 kHz; second-order resonant band-pass filter Q (0.7) with Key Listen function
    • Limiter: Variable Threshold -28 dBFS to 0, ∞:1 Ratio
    • Pan
    • Stereo link for input channels and aux buses
    • Polarity reverse (input channels only)
    • Quick A/B comparisons of two complete sets of Fat Channel settings for each channel and bus
  • 15x graphic EQs (for the first 12 aux buses plus the Main left, right, and mono/center buses)
  • 4x 32-bit floating point effects processors (2 reverb, 2 delay) on dedicated buses


Hardware Controls
  • 16-LED meter grid
  • Front-panel Mute All button temporarily mutes all inputs and outputs
  • +48V Meters button to display phantom power assignment on the meter grid
  • Headphone source selection between Main and Cue


  • High-definition Burr-Brown analog-to-digital converters (118 dB dynamic range)
  • Unlimited-headroom, 32-bit floating point, digital mixing and effects processing
  • Internal sample frequency 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz


  • 3 RU rackmount steel chassis
UPC: 673454004759
In the Box
PreSonus StudioLive RML16AI 16-Input Rackmount Digital Mixing System
  • UC Surface Live Mixing and Control Software
  • Studio One Artist Software
  • QMix AI Wireless Monitor Mix Control for iPhone / iPod touch
  • Capture Live-Recording Software
  • Studio Magic Plug-In Suite Software
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    PreSonus RML16AI specs

    Computer System Requirements Minimum computer-system requirements for UC Surface:


    Mac OS X 10.8 64-bit or later

    Intel Core 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)

    4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)



    Windows 7 x64/x86 SP1,  8 x64/x86, 10 x64/x86

    Intel Core 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)

    4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)


    Mac and Windows Systems

    Wired or wireless network connection

    Internet connection


    For Capture and Studio One:

    FireWire S800 (IEEE 1394b) port

    Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended

    Monitor with 1280x800 resolution


    iOS 7.03 or later

    iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2

    Mic Preamps Input Type: 8x XLR Female, balanced, locking and 8x XLR / 1/4" / 6.35 mm combo, balanced

    Frequency Response to Direct Output (at unity gain): 20 Hz - 40 kHz, ±0.5 dBu

    Frequency Response to Main Output (at unity gain): 20 Hz - 20 kHz, ±0.5 dBu

    Input Impedance: 1 kOhms

    THD to Main Output (1 kHz at unity gain): 0.005%, +4 dBu, 20 Hz  - 20 kHz, unity gain, unweighted

    S/N Ratio to Main Output (Ref = +4 dB, 20 kHz BW, unity gain, A-weighted): 94 dB

    Common Mode Rejection Ratio (1 kHz at unity gain): 65 dB

    Gain Control Range (±1 dB): 0  to +65 dB

    Maximum Input Level (unity gain): +12 dBu

    Phantom Power (±2 VDC): 48 VDC, switchable per channel

    Stereo Tape Inputs/Type Type: RCA Female, unbalanced (stereo pair)

    Maximum Input Level: +12 dBu

    Main Outputs Type: XLR Male, balanced

    Rated Output Level: +24 dBu

    Output Impedance: 100 Ohms

    Mix Outputs Type: XLR Male, balanced

    Rated Output Level: +24 dBu

    Output Impedance: 100 Ohms

    Headphone Output Type: 1/4” / 6.35 mm TRS Female, active stereo

    Maximum Output: 120 mW/ch. @ 60 Ohms load

    Frequency Response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz (± 0.5 dB)

    THD+N: 0.01%, 1 kHz, max gain, 20 Hz BW, unweighted

    S/N Ratio: 96 dB, 1 kHz, max gain, 20 Hz BW, unweighted

    Crosstalk Input to Output: -90 dB (Ref = +4 dBu 20 Hz - 20 kHz, unweighted)

    Adjacent Channels: -87 dB (Ref = +4 dBu 20 Hz - 20 kHz, unweighted)

    Noise Gate / Expander Threshold Range: -84 to 0 dB

    Attack Time: 0.02 s to 500 ms / 0.5 ms

    Release Time: 0.05 to 2 s

    Expander Attenuation Range: 2:1 (fixed)

    Noise Gate Attenuation Range: -84 to 0 dB

    Key Filter: 2nd-order, resonant bypass; Q=0.7

    Key Listen: Off, 40 Hz to 16 kHz

    Compressor Threshold Range: -56 to 0 dB

    Ratio: 1:1 to 14:1

    Attack Time: 0.2 to 150 ms

    Release Time: 40 to 1,000 ms

    Auto Attack and Release: Attack = 10 ms, Release = 150 ms

    Curve Types: Hard and soft knee

    Limiter Threshold: -56 to 0 dB / -28 dBFS

    Ratio: ∞:1

    Attack: 20 ms

    Hold: 10 ms

    Release: 20 ms

    Parametric Equalizer Type: 2nd-order shelving filter

    Low (Low-pass or Band-pass): 36 to 465 Hz, ±15 dB

    Low Mid (Band-pass): 90 Hz to 1.2 kHz, ±15 dB

    High Mid (Band-pass): 380 Hz to 5 kHz, ±15 dB

    High (High-pass or Band-pass): 1.4 to 18 kHz, ±15 dB

    Q (sweepable for each band): 0.1 to 4 / Low Q= 0.55, Hi Q=2.0

    Graphic EQ 31-Band 1/3-Octave Controls: center frequencies (Hz): 20, 25, 32, 40, 50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800. kHz: 1, 1.3, 1.6, 2, 2.5, 3.2k, 4, 5, 6.4, 8, 10, 13, 16, 20
    Each band has a constant Q

    Gain/Attenuation: ±15 dB


    Digital Audio ADC Dynamic Range: 118 dB (A-weighted, 48 kHz)

    DAC Dynamic Range: 118 dB (A-weighted, 48 kHz)

    FireWire: S800, 800 Mb/s

    S/PDIF Output: RCA Female

    Internal Processing: 32-bit, floating point

    Sampling Rate: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz

    A/D/A Bit Depth: 24

    Reference Level for 0 dBFS: +18 dBu

    Clock Type: JetPLL

    Jitter: <20 ps RMS (20 Hz - 20 kHz)

    Jitter Attenuation: >60 dB (1 ns in, 1 ps out)


    Power and Thermal Connector: IEC

    Input-Voltage Range: 90 to 240 VAC

    Power Requirements (continuous): 200W

    Recommended Ambient Operating Temperature: 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C

    Physical 5.3 x 19.0 x 10.5" / 13.3 x 48.3 x 26.7 cm
    Weight 19.0 lb / 8.6 kg
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    Package Weight 21.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.0 x 14.5 x 11.5"

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