PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2AI Digital Recording Console with Active Integration

PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2AI Digital Recording Console with Active Integration

PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2AI Digital Recording Console with Active Integration

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Product Highlights

  • 16 Inputs, 4 Sub Groups, 10 Analog Buses
  • High-Headroom XMAX Microphone Preamps
  • 32-In/26-Out FireWire s800 Interface
  • FireWire Daisy Chain Two Mixers
  • Dual Fat Channel Signal Processing
  • Four 32-Bit Stereo DSP FX Processors
  • Includes StudioLive AI Software Library
  • Ethernet Port and USB Wi-Fi LAN Adapter
  • Control Mixer with Mac, PC, or iPad
  • Tune Your Room with Smaart Measurement
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  • 1Description

The PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2AI Digital Recording Console with Active Integration is designed for live sound reinforcement, live recording, and studio recording applications. The mixer is an integrated hardware and software system with dual digital Fat signal processing on every channel, recallable scene presets, virtual sound check, remote control using a PC, Mac, or iPad, remote monitor mixing using an iPhone or iPod Touch, and all the software you need for live mixing, recording, and finishing a track.

The unit features 16 input channels with +48V phantom powered XLR XMAX microphone preamplifiers and bypass-able balanced 1/4" TRS line level inputs, a 32-In/18-Out FireWire s800 recording and playback interface with two FireWire ports, 10 auxiliary buses, 4 subgroups, a talkback button, and extensive LED metering. For outputs the mixer includes a balanced XLR mono output, a left and right pair of balanced stereo XLR main outputs, a left and right pair of balanced 1/4" TRS control room outputs, a left and right stereo pair of RCA connectors for tape output, an SPDIF out, and three balanced 25-pin D-sub pre-insert direct outputs.

For effects, the mixer features 32-bit floating point processing with 4-band semi-parametric EQs, eight 31-band graphic EQs, high pass filters, limiters, compressors, expander/gates with key listen and key filter, reverbs, and delays.

For mixing, each channel features a 100mm long-throw fader, military-grade quick touch buttons for toggling effects, and rotary encoders for controlling functions such as the attack, ratio, and release of the compressor, the panning position of a channel, and the frequency setting of the equalizers or filters.

The mixer comes with Active Integration Virtual StudioLive advanced librarian/editor control software for PC or Mac: the StudioLive remote control application for Apple iPad (free from Apple App Store), the QMix remote auxiliary mix application for iPhone or iPod Touch (free from Apple App Store), Capture integrated multi-track-recording software, and Studio One digital audio workstation including 6GB of loops, plug-ins, and virtual instrument sounds. Two 16.4.2AI mixers can be daisy chained together via FireWire to effectively double the capabilities of your mixing platform.

Active Integration
Synchronizes StudioLive hardware and software ecosystem of sessions and settings over a wired or wireless network with 32-bit floating point DSP to improve workflow in live performance, live recording, mixing, and digital distribution
Network Connectivity
Allows you to connect mixer directly to a router via the included USB Wi-Fi LAN adapter or into a network switch via Ethernet port for wireless Wi-Fi or wired control of the mixer
XMAX Preamplifier
Utilizes 30V power rails and discrete components in a class A circuit design to boost microphone signals by 400 times up to line level
Burr Brown A/D/A Conversion
Provides clean analog to digital and digital to analog conversion
OMAP L138 Processor
Provides 64 times the processing power and 10,000 times the RAM of previous StudioLive DSP
One to One Control
Enables direct control over the mixer without navigating layers of complicated submenus
Solo Modes
Allows latch solo for soloing multiple channels or buses at once, CR solo for patching solo bus to monitor bus, and radio solo for soloing one channel or bus at a time to speed up sound checks
Quick Null
Allows you to zero out any mixer parameter without nullifying the entire mix
Dual Fat Channel Signal Processing
Each Fat channel processor provides 4-band semi-parametric EQ, compressor, gate with sidechain key filter, and limiter on all 24 input channels with ability to do A/B comparisons between the two processors
Fat Channel Categories
Organizes Fat channel signal processing settings into preset categories you can browse such as vocals, drums, etc
Capture 2.1 Live-Recording Software with Active Integration
Provides a digital multi-track hard-disk recording environment with 32-bit 96 kHz audio engine, stereo or multi-track workflow, and automated presets for recalling channel strips and auto-saving
Studio One Artist 2.6 DAW with Active Integration
Provides full featured DAW for recording, editing, and mixing your music with Active Integration of Capture session labels and StudioLive mixer scenes and settings. The start page for Studio One now includes a Nimbit and Soundcloud dashboard, complete with fan and sales statistics
Nimbit Dashboard
Enables self publishing and paid distribution of music through, your own website, and integrated social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Nimbit allows you to sell tracks, tickets, and merchandise direct to fans, accept donations, gather email addresses, and overview stats about who is interested in your content
QMix-AI iPhone/iPod Touch Aux Mix App
Enables control of individual auxiliary artist mixes using an iPhone or iPod Touch with separate level controls for each element in the mix or a "Wheel of Me only" control for raising the level of one element while reducing the levels of all others. Active Integration enables direct control over mixes without having to route through a computer
StudioLive Remote-AI iPad App
Enables remote control of the entire mixer using a PC, Mac, or iPad so you can adjust channel processing, gating, compression, equalization, panning, effects, and channel levels from any position within the studio or venue. Active Integration enables direct control over the mixer using an iPad through a router without having to connect to a computer
Virtual StudioLive-AI
Enables universal and secure drag and drop control over the mixer using a PC or Mac for channels, subgroups, auxiliary sends, main levels, mutes, solos, EQ, and more. Active Integration enables synchronization of channel strip settings and labels between Virtual StudioLive software and StudioLive mixer
Virtual Sound Check
Allows you to pull up and playback a previously recorded rehearsal or performance so you can adjust the mixer to accommodate the acoustic characteristics of a room without needing the band to be present for the sound check
Smaart Measurement Technology
Provides real time analysis, time-frequency spectrograph equalization, and time alignment to correct for the acoustic characteristics of your room
Enables the replacement of the stock Ethernet/FireWire card with a Thunderbolt, an AVB, or a Dante Audio over Ethernet card
UPC: 673454002533
In the Box
PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2AI Digital Recording Console with Active Integration
  • 6' 9-pin to 9-pin FireWire 800 Cable
  • 6' 6-pin to 9-pin FireWire 400-to-800 Cable
  • USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Lan Adapter
  • IEC Power Cord
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Number of Channels 16
    Type Balanced XLR female
    Frequency Response To Direct Output: 20 to 40,000 Hz at ± 0.5 dBu
    To Main Output: 20 to 20,000 Hz at ± 0.5 dBu
    Input Impedance 1 kΩ
    THD To Direct Output: <0.007%, +4 dBu, 20 to 20,000 Hz unity gain, un-weighted
    To Main Output: <0.005%, +4 dBu, 20 to 20,000 Hz, unity gain un-weighted
    EIN +125 dB un-weighted, +130 dB A-weighted
    S/N Ratio To Direct Output: 105 dB
    To Main Output: 94 dB
    Common Mode Rejection +65 dB
    Gain Control -15 dB to +65 dB (± 1 dB)
    Maximum Input Level +22 dBu
    Phantom Power +48 VDC
    Line Inputs
    Type 1/4" TRS Female, balanced mono
    Frequency Response To Direct Outputs: 10 to 40,000 Hz at 0/-0.5 dBu
    To Main Outputs: 20 to 20,000 Hz at ± 0.5 dBu
    Input Impedance 10 kΩ
    THD To Direct Output: <0.0007% +4 dBu, 20 to 20,000 Hz at unity gain un-weighted
    To Main Output: <0.005% +4 dBu, 20 to 20,000 Hz, unity gain, un-weighted
    S / N Ratio To Direct Output: 105 dB
    To Main Output: 94 dB
    Gain Control -20 dB to +20 dB
    Maximum Input Level +22 dBu
    Type Inputs: Balanced mono 1/4" TRS female
    Maximum Input Level +22 dBu
    AUX Section
    Input Inputs: 2 x Stereo balanced 1/4" TRS pairs
    Maximum Input Level +18 dBu
    Type Main Outputs: 2 x balanced stereo XLR male
    2 x balanced stereo 1/4" TRS female
    1 x balanced mono XLR male

    Aux:1 x balanced mono 1/4" TRS female

    Subgroup:4 x balanced mono 1/4" TRS female

    Tape: 2 x unbalanced stereo RCA Female (pair)

    Control room:2 x balanced stereo 1/4" TRS female (pair)
    Output Level Main Outputs: +24 dBu

    Aux: +18 dBu

    Subgroup: +18 dBu

    Tape: +18 dBu

    Control Room: +18 dBu
    Output Impedance Main Outputs: 100Ω

    Aux: 100Ω

    Tape: 100Ω

    Control Room: 100Ω
    Crosstalk Input to Output: -90 dBu
    Adjacent Channels: -87 dBu
    A/D Converter Burr Brown
    D/A Converter Burr Brown
    DSP OMAP L138 processor
    Gate Key listen: 2nd-order resonant bandpass
    Q = 0.7
    Off, 40 to 16,000 Hz

    Threshold Range: -84 dB to 0 dB

    Gate Attenuation Range: -84 dB to 0 dB / infinity

    Attack Time: 0.02s to 500 ms/ 0.5 ms

    Release Time: 005 to 2 s

    Expander Attenuation Range: 2:1
    Limiter Threshold: -56 dB to 0 dB/-28 dBFS
    Ratio: ∞:1
    Attack: 20 ns
    Hold: 10 ms
    Release: 20 ms
    Compressor Threshold Range: -56 to 0 dB
    Ratio: 1:1 to 14:1
    Attack Time: 0.2 to 150 ms
    Release Time: 40 to 1000 ms
    Auto Attack: 10 ms
    Auto Release: 150 ms
    Curve Types: Hard and soft knee
    Equalizer Semi-Parametric
    Type: 2nd-order shelving filter (Q = 0.55)
    Low (lowpass or bandpass): 36 to 465 Hz ± 15 dB
    Low Mid: 90 to 1,200 Hz ±15 dB
    High Mid: 380 to 5,000 HZ ±15 dB
    Graphic EQ 31-Band 1/3 Octave Controls: Curve-fitting algorithm
    Gain/Attenuation: ±15 dB
    Digital Audio
    ADC Dynamic Range A-Weighted at 48,000 Hz: 118 dB
    DAC Dynamic Range A-Weighted at 48,000 Hz: 118 dB
    Firewire S800 at 800 Mb/s
    Internal Processing 32-bit, floating point
    Sampling Rate 44,100 and 48,000 Hz
    Resolution 24 bit
    Reference Level +18 dBu
    Jitter <20 ps RMS(20 to 20,000 Hz)
    Attenuation >60 dB (1 ns in approximately 1 ps out)
    Connector IEC
    Input Voltage Range 100 to 230 V at 50 to 60 Hz
    Power Requirements 200 W
    Temperature Range 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Network Connectivity 1 x Ethernet port for connecting to a network switch
    1 x USB 2.0 port with Wi-Fi LAN adapter (included)
    Computer Requirements
    General For Virtual StudioLive

    PreSonus Universal Control 1.5.3 or later
    IEEE 1394 FireWire 800 port
    Internet connection recommended
    DVD-ROM drive
    Internal or External 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended
    Monitor with 1024 x 768 resolution
    Windows Windows Vista x64/x86 SP2, Windows 7 x64/x86 SP1, Windows 8 x64/x86
    Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon X2 processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X4 or better recommended)
    2 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
    Mac Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
    Intel Core Duo processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or Core i3 or better recommended)
    2 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
    Dimensions (L x W x D) 22.35 x 17.22 x 6.90" (56.8 x 43.74 x 17.53 cm)
    Weight 23.0 lb (10.4 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 42.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 32.0 x 26.0 x 13.0"

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