Presonus Studiolive 16.4.2AI
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Presonus Studiolive 16.4.2AI

16 channel Digital Console with Active Integration


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With a powerful user interface, unrivaled sound quality, amazing DSP performance, direct Wi-Fi and LAN communication, fast and intuitive workflow, onboard FireWire s800 interface, and tightly integrated software suite for Mac, Windows, and iOS, StudioLive AI-series digital mixers create a streamlined working environment for both live and studio use.

Redesigned from the ground up, these state-of-the-art mixers provide analog workflow with extensive dual signal processing on every channel and bus and actively integrated software that solves real-world problems and lets you record and distribute what you mix. Configurable networking and communications option cards ensure your investment won’t be outdated as new technologies emerge.

In short, StudioLive AI-series mixers deliver the very best in digital mixing and recording technology and make it all incredibly intuitive and easy to learn and use.

StudioLive AI-series mixers start with all the strengths that made the first generation of StudioLive mixers famous: powerful, surface-driven interface; loads of DSP processing and analog I/O; and layerless mixing, thanks to dedicated mix buses. Then they push the technology to the next level. So while the three StudioLive AI-series mixers — the StudioLive 32.4.2AI, 24.4.2AI, and 16.4.2AI —look and feel much like their non-AI counterparts, they have been reengineered from the ground up with far more capabilities and computing power.

The difference is Active Integration (AI), a complete, networked, tightly integrated hardware/software ecosystem in which every touch point in the system communicates to enhance the user experience and solve practical problems in ways not previously possible.

PreSonus StudioLive AI-series mixers are tightly integrated with an entire suite of free, state-of-the-art software that helps you mix and record better and have more fun doing it. No other digital mixer anywhere near this price class comes close with respect to software integration and features. In fact, most digital mixers in much higher price classes don’t come close.

PreSonus StudioLive AI-series digital mixers’ Active Integration™ technology includes powerful real-time, direct, wired and Wi-Fi remote control over a variety of features, using free Mac, Windows, and iOS software. And unlike previous StudioLive mixers, you don’t need to have a Mac or PC attached to have wireless control!

Studio Magic Plug-in Suite

The Studio Magic Plug-in Suite, included with all current PreSonus mixers and interfaces, brings extended sonic functionality into your DAW. Cherry-picked from the finest names in virtual instruments and effects, each one brings a different flavor of practical magic to your songs. These plug-ins aren't gimmicky one-trick ponies—these are real-deal workhorses that you'll find yourself relying on for countless mixes. To get the Studio Magic Plug-in Suite, all you have to do is register your qualifying mixer or interface at where you'll be provided with download links for the plug-ins.

Package Includes:
SPL Attacker is a micro-plug-in that employs the same Differential Envelope processing technique as SPL’s famed Transient Designer. Using SPL Attacker, all attack events can be amplified, regardless of their signal level. Try it on drums!
Mäag Audio EQ2 delivers the sound of the Mäag Audio EQ2 two-band hardware equalizer, known for its particular attention to ultra-high “air” frequencies.
Lexicon’s MPX-i Reverb delivers seven classic Lexicon plate, hall, chamber, and room reverbs in a streamlined interface.
The Eventide H910: a faithful re-creation of the classic H910 Harmonizer, offering unique combinations of pitch shifting, modulation, and delay. Also from Eventide is the 2016 Stereo Room, which delivers a natural, yet distinctive-sounding reverb that can be lush or subtle.
The Brainworx bx_opto compressor combines the best aspects and anomalies from several legendary, light-dependent compressor circuits.
• Completing the Studio Magic bundle is Arturia’s Analog Lab Lite, a “Greatest Hits” collection of physically modeled—not sampled—classic analog synths, organs, string machines, and more.

Main Features:
16 input channels, each with:
- XLR mic and ¼” line inputs
- High-headroom Class A XMAX™ mic preamplifiers
- Analog ¼" inserts (rear panel)
- Trim control with –20 to +20 dBV line / -15 to +65 dBu mic gain range (80 dB!)
- +48V phantom power switch for condenser microphones
- Digital Audio Input Select
- 100 mm precision faders
- Phase reverse, highpass filter, noise gate/expander, compressor, 4-band EQ, limiter—all with A/B and Quick Null
32 in x 18 out FireWire s800 direct digital recording interface (24-bit/44.1 kHz and 48 kHz)
- Compatible with ASIO and Core Audio; works with Logic®, Pro Tools, Cubase, Sonar™, Digital Performer™, Live, and more
24/20/16 dedicated mix buses for easy configuration
- 6 aux buses with analog outputs
- 4 internal FX buses
- 4 subgroups with analog outputs
- Stereo main bus with analog outputs
- Access to Fat Channel functions
4 subgroup buses, each with:
- Balanced TRS output
- Solo
- Mute
- Noise gate/expander, compressor, 4-band EQ, limiter — all with A/B and Quick Null
- 300 ms output delay
- Available sources:16 input channels; Aux In A and B; FXA, FXB, FXC, FXD returns
6 aux buses, each with:
- Balanced TRS output
- Solo
- Mute
- Pre1/Pre2/post-fader send
- Output-level control
- Highpass filter, noise gate/expander, compressor, 4-band EQ, limiter — all with A/B and Quick Null
- 31-band graphic EQ with A/B and Quick Null
- Available sources: 16 input channels, Aux In A and B, Tape Input, Main digital-audio return, FXA, FXB, FXC, FXD, Talkback
4 internal effects sends (two reverbs, two delay effects), each with:
- Mute
- Pre1/Pre2/post-fader send
- Output-level control
- Highpass filter, noise gate/expander, compressor, 4-band EQ, limiter — all with A/B and Quick Null
Stereo Main bus with:
- Balanced XLR outputs
- Balanced TRS outputs
- Mono sum XLR output
- Noise gate/expander, compressor, 4-band EQ, limiter — all with A/B and Quick Null
- 31-band graphic EQ with A/B and Quick Null
Master Section
Aux Input A and B
- Level Control and stereo pan
- StudioLive 16.4.2AI exclusive: noise gate/expander, compressor, 4-band EQ, limiter — all with A/B and Quick Null
Talkback System
- Mic Level control
- Output Select (Auxes, Main)
- Talk button
- Rear-panel XLR mic input with trim control and continuous 48V phantom power
2 Track In
- Level control
- Tape Input to Mains button
- Main Digital Audio Return on/off
Solo Bus
- Cue Mix volume control
- PFL/AFL and Solo In Place (SIP) buttons
- Latch, Radio, and CR Modes
- Solo Clear
Monitor Bus
- Headphone-output level control
- Control-room monitor-level control
- Solo Bus to Monitor button
- Tape Input to Monitor button
- Main Digital Audio Return to Monitor button
- Main Mix to Monitor button
Fat Channel with rotary encoders:
- Pan with dedicated 15-LED display 
- Stereo link for input channels, aux buses, and subgroups
- Phase reverse (input channels only)
- High-pass filter: -6 dB/oct., sweepable from Off to 1 kHz (main channels and aux's only)
- Gate: Threshold: 0 to -84 dB; Attack: 0.02 to 500 ms; Release: 0.05 to 2 sec; Bandpass Key Filter: 40 Hz to 16 kHz; second-order resonant bandpass filter Q (0.7) with Key Listen function
- 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
- 4-band fully parametric equalizer (32.4.2AI / 24.4.2AI / 16.4.2AI with VSL-AI or SL Remote-AI)
- Low EQ: sweepable from 36 Hz 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 kHz to 18 kHz, ±15 dB, switchable shelf or peaking
- Master EQ On/Off button
- 4-band semi-parametric equalizer (16.4.2AI mixing surface)
- Low EQ: sweepable from 36 Hz to 465 Hz, ±15 dB, switchable shelf or peaking
- Low Mid EQ: sweepable from 90 Hz to 1.2 kHz, ±15 dB; Low Q = .0.55, Hi Q = 2.0
- High Mid EQ: sweepable from 380 Hz to 5 kHz, ±15 dB; Low Q = .0.55, Hi Q = 2.0
- High EQ: sweepable from 1.4 kHz to 18 kHz, ±15 dB, switchable shelf or peaking
- Master EQ On/Off button
- Limiter: variable Threshold -28 dBfs to 0, ∞:1 Ratio
- Alt EQ & Dyn button for quick A/B comparisons of two complete sets of Fat Channel settings for each channel and bus
- Output Assign: 4 subgroups and main
- All settings can be copied among channels and buses and can be saved as user presets.
- 50 channel-strip presets for drums, bass, guitars, keyboards, and vocals
- Quick Parameter Null easily zeroes out any Fat Channel parameter
4 internal digital effects-processors (2 reverbs, 2 delays), each with 50 customizable presets
- Eight 31-band graphic equalizers
- Assignable to each aux bus and the Main bus
Scene Store and Recall
- Global Scene Storage: all current StudioLive settings (up to 80 at a time)
- 6 Quick Scene buttons for instant Scene save/recall—like “speed dial” for Scenes (available on the 16.4.2AI via VSL-AI and SL Remote-AI)
- Automatic Global AutoStore
- Customizable naming (for example, "Saturday Gig" or "Main Worship Service")
Individual channel-strip setting storage
- Up to 48 at a time, plus…
- 50 factory presets for instruments and vocal
- Copy and Paste between channels
- Can be browsed by category (DRM, VOX, HRN, GTR, BAS, MISC, SYS)
• Lockout mode to keep inspired amateurs from changing your settings
• 24 x 16- LED Fat Channel matrix:
- Pre-dynamics/pre-fader input
- Post-dynamics/post-fader output
- Gain reduction
- Aux 1-14 and EFX A-D output
- Fader-position recall
• 8 x 15-LED main meter bank
- Selected channel level
- Selected channel gain reduction
- Sub buses 1 to 4
- Main stereo outputs
• 15-LED horizontal Pan/Balance display
• 64 x 194 LCD matrix
• Effects parameters
- Scene creation, storage, and recall
- System menus
- Channel Info page with custom naming
- GEQ Select
- 2-digit Channel Selected display
-16 main inputs, each with XLR mic, ¼" line, and ¼" inserts
- 2 ¼" balanced stereo (L/R) aux inputs
- 1 XLR talkback-mic input with XMAX™ preamp, phantom power (always on), and level control
- Unbalanced RCA stereo (L/R) tape inputs and outputs
- XLR stereo (L/R) main outputs with level control
- ¼" balanced stereo (L/R) main outputs
- XLR mono output with level control
- ¼" balanced stereo (L/R) control-room outputs
- ¼" headphone output
- 4 ¼" balanced subgroup outputs
- 14/10/6 ¼" balanced aux outputs
- 32/24/16 pre-insert, balanced direct outputs, Ch. 1-8, 9-16 (17-24, 25-32) on DB25 sockets
- Dedicated USB 2.0 port and included Wi-Fi LAN adapter for wireless communications
• Installed Option Card with:
- S/PDIF digital out
- 2 FireWire S800 ports
• Optional I/O cards
- Thunderbolt
- Dante
Integrated software
- Virtual StudioLive-AI bidirectional control/editor/librarian with Smaart Measurement Technology™
- Studio One® Artist Digital Audio Workstation software for Mac® and Windows® • Capture™ multitrack recording software for Mac and Windows
- StudioLive Remote-AI mixer-control software for iPad® available free from Apple App Store
- QMix™-AI aux-control software for iPhone® and iPod touch® available free from Apple App Store
- 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 kHz and 48 kHz
- Rugged, non-flex steel chassis
- 100 mm long-throw faders
- Military-grade, quick-touch buttons
- BNC 12V lamp socket
- Optional dust covers available

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