StudioLive™ 24.4.2 and 16.4.2 changed the game, offering amazing
performance and ease of use for a great price. Now we’ve packed the same
audio quality, performance, seamlessly integrated software (including
remote control) into a smaller, even more affordable package.
Small size. Bigger possibilities.
In a “footprint” of less than 2 square feet (0.19 sq. meters), the
compact, 16-channel StudioLive 16.0.2 offers 8 mono input channels and 4
stereo channels and provides 12 XMAX™ Class A solid-state mic preamps.
(It has a total of 13 Class A mic preamps, including the Talkback
But don't let its size fool you; the 16.0.2 is jam-packed with features
and processing power, employs the same workflow and easy-to-use
mixing-surface design as the bigger StudioLive boards, and sounds every
bit as good, with the same high-definition, wide-dynamic-range, digital
More than a mixer: an integrated system.
The StudioLive™ 16.0.2 integrates a 16x16 FireWire interface and comes
with Capture™, Studio One Artist™ recording and production software, and
Virtual StudioLive (VSL) bidirectional control software. VSL, in turn,
incorporates Smaart Measurement Technology™, which makes it easy to
analyze and fine-tune your main mix.
Moreover, you can control virtually the entire mixer from an iPad®
using PreSonus StudioLive Remote, and you can control the aux (monitor)
mixes from an iPhone® or iPod touch® using PreSonus QMix™. Both are free
downloads from the Apple App Store.
Because of our powerful, integrated, free software, StudioLive digital mixers can do far more than their competition.
There are five parts to this unique system:
• Virtual StudioLive with Smaart for laptop control,
editor/librarian functions, and sound-system analysis and correction
• StudioLive Remote for iPad remote control (available free from the Apple App Store)
• QMix™ for iPhone and iPod touch remote control (available free from the Apple App Store)
• Capture™ for two-click multi-track recording and playback
• Studio One Artist Digital Audio Workstation for enhancing your
recordings (and for direct recording from StudioLive 16.0.2 or any
Virtual StudioLive: The magic of computer control.
Written exclusively for StudioLive mixers, Virtual StudioLive (VSL)
provides a complete visual representation of the mixer, allowing you to
control the features with a mouse, trackpad, or trackball on a
FireWire-equipped Mac® or PC. Add third-party VPN software, and you can
even control StudioLive mixers over the Internet—ideal for contractors.
To get a competing mixer with computer control even close to this
complete, you'd have to pay several times as much.
Even better: wireless control!
You’re mixing a live show with an old-skool mixer—make that any mixer
other than StudioLive—and you need to check the sound underneath the
balcony—or in the balcony, for that matter. Or you’re sound-checking and
want to hear the stage monitors for yourself. If you can’t leave the
mixing station, you have to rely on someone else’s ears. If you don’t
have a reliable crew, you don’t have a chance.
You can say goodbye to that problem if you use a 16.0.2 and an Apple
iPad! With StudioLive Remote for iPad—available free from the Apple App
Store—you have complete, real-time, wireless remote control over Virtual
StudioLive, which in turn offers real-time control over the StudioLive
mixer. As long as you have a wireless connection between your iPad and
computer (and are connected via FireWire to the 16.0.2), you are in
control of the console.
Yet even better: control of monitor mixes from iPhones and iPod touches!
We've given you a lot of sonic control with the StudioLive, Virtual
StudioLive, and StudioLive Remote. It's only fair that we help you give
the band control of their sound, too. With PreSonus' free QMix™, each
band member can control their own StudioLive aux (monitor) mix from an
iPhone® or iPod® touch. QMix lets you adjust a single aux mix per
iPhone. Select inputs and levels for your custom monitor mix, and then
use the Wheel of Me to get, well… “more me”… quickly during
You can even set permissions to ensure that the bass player, always the
practical joker, can't mess with the hot-tempered lead singer's monitor
mix. Otherwise, that bass player is going to get in trouble someday.
We're just sayin'….
Recording made easy with Capture™.
Check out our competition, and you’ll discover that their “recording”
capabilities amount to stereo-only or just four channels — or require
With the StudioLive 16.0.2, if you have a laptop, you have a multitrack
digital recorder instantly ready to capture your gig, church service,
Just two mouse clicks engages Capture recording software. When you
install it on your laptop, it automatically “maps” to the outputs of the
16.0.2 to automatically record all 16 input channels.
Studio One® Artist — A serious digital audio workstation.
Once you’re recorded studio tracks or a live multi-track performance,
it’s time to finish it with effects and a good mix (not to mention
editing out that huge burst of feedback during the third song).
Studio One is a groundbreaking music-creation and -production
application for Mac OS X and Windows XP/Vista/7 that makes audio
recording and MIDI sequencing ridiculously simple right out of the box.
Studio One changes the rules of the game with fresh code, innovative
drag-and-drop features, advanced MIDI mapping, auto-configuration with
your StudioLive 16.0.2, insanely good audio quality, unlimited tracks
and plug-ins per track, and a powerful, inventive Start page. Studio One
Artist also comes with a Native Effects™ 32-bit effects library,
complete with dynamics processors, reverbs, modulation effects, amp
simulators, and more. And with Studio One's free Nimbit® extension, you
can immediately start selling your music.
130 quality signal processors at your fingertips.
The 16.0.2's Fat Channel is well stocked with compressors, limiters,
gates, phase reverse, high-pass filters, and 3-band semi-parametric EQ.
Two stereo, 32-bit floating-point effects processors deliver delay and
Not just effects. Effects you’d expect from a $600 standalone processor.
You get two programmable, 32-bit floating point, stereo DSP effects
engines, loaded with 50 reverb, delay, and time-based effects presets
that you can really use.
The reverbs are so rich and detailed that you feel like you’re there.
Delays are precise. Slap echo sounds like old-skool tape effects. All 50
effects have easy-to-use parameter adjustment, tap tempo, and store and
recall selection for the ultimate in creative flexibility.
The StudioLive 16.0.2 also sports a stereo 31-band graphic equalizer on
the main outputs, so you can compensate for room acoustics and speaker
Whether StudioLive’s dozens of signal processors and 50 DSP effect
presets were on gigundo channel strips, in a whopping rack of outboard
gear, or neatly condensed into our Fat Channel, they have a lot of
settings to remember and reset at every performance. That’s where the
power of digital comes in: StudioLive never forgets.
Our first compact mixer with MIDI control from a footpedal.
Moreover, a glance at the rear panel reveals that "Junior" offers
something the two bigger boards don't: MIDI In and Out. You can recall
Scenes from a DAW using MIDI Program Changes, control the main output
volume and effects level, and even mute effects between songs—all thanks
to the magic of MIDI control.
What was then is now: complete store and recall.
Two factors work against getting that Perfect Mix with an analog mixer.
First, the Perfect Mix can be hard to reproduce a week, day, or hour
after you perfect it. And second, a good mix should be dynamic: levels,
effects, and EQ should be tailored to each song or segment of the show,
service, or presentation.
StudioLive solves this problem by letting you save all of your digital settings for quick setup and recall.