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PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2AI Digital Console with AI


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  • Model: Pre125064
  • Shipping Weight: 35lbs
  • Manufactured by: PreSonus


PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2AI Digital Recording Console with Active Integration

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 distributing your music online.

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.

This StudioLive 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.

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.

Included is 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 2164.4.2AI 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 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 Nimbit.com, 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


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 Sections
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
Parametric Equalizer 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
High (highpass or bandpass): 1,400 to 18,000 Hz ±15 dB
Q: 0.1 to 4
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 230V 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 7200rpm 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) 21.31 x 25.19 x 7.02" (54.13 x 63.98 x 17.82 cm)
Weight 30 lb (14 kg)

UPC: 673454002533

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