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PreSonus StudioLive® 16 (III Series) 24-Input Digital Console/Recorder with Motorized Faders

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The most powerful mixer in its class.

The StudioLive® 16 digital console/recorder is by far the most powerful mixer in its class. This third-generation StudioLive mixer is fully recallable, with 17 touch-sensitive, motorized faders and 17 recallable XMAX preamps. Yet despite its extensive features, the StudioLive 16 actually improves upon PreSonus®' legendary ease of use while letting you customize its workflow and operations. The StudioLive sound is better than ever, including all-new Fat Channel processing, re-engineered from the ground up, and vintage-style EQs and compressors. Add built-in AVB networking, onboard multitrack Capture™ recording to SD Card, and a complete suite of software, and you have a mixing and recording powerhouse that's equally formidable in live and studio applications.

Integrated multitrack recording and virtual soundcheck — no computer required.

PreSonus Capture™ recording software is an intuitive, rock-solid multitrack recording application with virtual soundcheck. It’s installed directly into the StudioLive 16 so you can leave your laptop at home. Capture’s one-touch recording makes it easy to record to the StudioLive 16’s onboard SD multitrack recorder. When you're finished recording, open your Capture session in Studio One® for Mac® and Windows® (included), and the entire mix scene will transfer to your Studio One session, including fader levels, Fat Channel settings, and, yes, any drum solos that you may have had to endure that night.

A re-envisioned Fat Channel.

The StudioLive 16’s Fat Channel has received a major overhaul while continuing to offer digital precision with the heart and soul of analog. Our new Fat Channel implements a plug-in-style workflow that features vintage-style EQ and compression options on every channel, from classic tube limiters to passive EQs. And in addition to channel processing, the StudioLive 16 offers 6-band, fully parametric EQ on all mix outputs. Enjoy extensive, studio-style processing when recording on location or running shows on the road!

Features

General Controls

  • 17 touch-sensitive, motorized faders with 1-to-1 workflow
  • RGB Select buttons with user-assignable colors
  • Transport control
  • All-new Fat Channel controls including
    • 8 scribble strips, encoders, and multicolor buttons
    • Customizable user layer
    • 7-inch color touchscreen
  • Studio One DAW control (MCU and HUI coming soon)

Inputs and Outputs

  • 24 total inputs
  • 16 channel inputs: 8 mic, 8 mic / line
  • 1 XLR Talkback mic input with recallable XMAX Class A preamp
  • 2 stereo Aux inputs
  • 10 FlexMix outputs: 6 XLR, 4 balanced TRS
  • Unbalanced stereo (RCA) tape input and output
  • Bluetooth ™ 4.1 wireless tape input
  • Stereo AES / EBU digital output
  • 2 XLR (L / R) Main outputs
  • XLR Main summed mono output
  • 2 TRS monitor outputs
  • Stereo headphone output

Channels and Buses

  • 32 input channels
    • 16 with recallable XMAX Class A mic preamps
    • 16 via USB and AVB
  • 2 stereo aux inputs
  • 26 buses:
    • 16 FlexMixes (can be designated as aux, subgroup, or matrix mixes)
    • 4 dedicated subgroups
    • 4 internal effects sends
    • Stereo main bus
  • 24 Filters DCAs for easy and flexible control groups of channels

Networking Connections

  • 1 Ethernet control network port
    • Dynamic, Self-Assigned, and Manual IP address modes
  • 1 Locking XLR Ethernet AVB audio network port
  • Complete ecosystem of AVB solutions, including stageboxes and personal monitor mixers, will be available in 2017

Recording

  • Onboard 34x34 SD recorder (using Capture ™)
  • 38x38 USB recording interface
  • 55x55 AVB recording interface

Signal Processing

  • Intuitive Fat Channel signal processing on each channel with:
    • A / B settings comparison
    • High pass filter and polarity reverse
    • Gate / expander with sidechain
    • Compressor with sidechain
    • 4-band parametric EQ on inputs
    • 6-band parametric EQ on outputs
    • limiter
    • Delay on every input
    • Delay on every output
    • Professionally programmed library of presets
  • Vintage EQ and compressor models available on every input
    • Passive EQ
    • Vintage EQ
    • Tube compressor
    • FET compressor
  • 8 31-band graphic EQs
  • 4 internal effects buses: a combination of reverbs and delays with modern and vintage options
  • Built-in real-time analyzer

Metering / Displays

  • 7-inch color touchscreen
  • Input meter on every channel
  • Full-size Fat Channel metering
    • Input meter
    • Gate gain reduction meter
    • Compressor gain reduction meter
  • Full-size stereo Main output meters

Scenes and Presets

  • Create, save, and edit up to 100 scenes
  • Scene management with:
    • Scene Safe—prevents a scene change from affecting designated “safe” channels
  • Create, save, and edit channel settings and copy/paste between channels
  • Advanced channel preset options can save and recall:
    • Channel type and name
    • Input settings (preamp, +48V phantom power, polarity, pan)
    • Fat Channel A & B settings
    • Bus assignments
    • Aux and effects send levels and pan
    • Select button color
  • 8 Quick Scenes

Digital

  • Studio-quality converters with 115 dB dynamic range
  • 48 kHz operation with 24-bit resolution (44.1 kHz option coming soon)

Actively Integrated Software

  • UC Surface touch control software for Mac®, Windows®, and iPad®
  • Studio One® Artist digital audio workstation software for Mac and Windows
  • Capture ™ multitrack recording software for Mac and Windows
  • Qmix ® -UC aux-control software for iOS ® and Android ™ available free from Apple's App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Appstore


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