PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2 USB Live / Recording Digital Mixer

PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2 USB Live / Recording Digital Mixer

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PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2. Portable, Affordable, and Amazingly Powerful

The ease of analog meets the power of digital.

When you’re mixing a live event or have an artist in the studio, you need to be able to work quickly. The StudioLive® 16.0.2 USB’s familiar, easy-to-use interface keeps all critical controls visible and accessible —not buried in menus or layers. Our design philosophy is simple: One fader for every mono or stereo channel; one output for every bus. Add to that easily accessed, color-coded function buttons; rotary trim controls; and clearly labeled, individual knobs for EQ and dynamics processing. Aux sends have their own physical controls. Every channel has a big, bright meter display. But don’t let the analog feel fool you: The StudioLive 16.0.2 USB offers the power of modern digital mixing, multitrack recording, wireless remote control, and more.

Small size. Bigger possibilities.

In a footprint of less than 2 square feet (0.19 square meters), the compact, 16-channel StudioLive 16.0.2 USB offers 8 mono input channels, 4 stereo channels, and 4 aux buses, each with a high-quality, 60 mm fader. You get generous analog I/O, 12 XMAX Class A solid-state mic preamps, a Talkback input with Class A mic preamp, extensive signal processing with physical controls, MIDI control, accurate metering, and a built-in multichannel recording interface. As with all StudioLive mixers, the 16.0.2 USB comes with a suite of tightly integrated recording, control, and audio analysis software. And it’s so lightweight and compact that you can easily hold it in one hand and tuck it under your arm.

You’ll never run out of signal processors.

StudioLive 16.0.2 USB mixers provide plenty of DSP power, with no limitations, no shared resources, no figuring out what processing is available where. You have all of the processing available at all times, with no compromises or caveats. The unique Fat Channel provides a compressor, limiter, expander, and 3-band semi-parametric EQ on every channel and bus; a highpass filter on each channel; phase reverse for the channel mic preamps; a library of professionally crafted presets; and the ability to save and selectively recall processor settings. A stereo, 31-band graphic EQ sits on the main bus. To top it off, you get two 32-bit delay/reverb effects processors, each with its own dedicated mix bus and a library of useful effects presets.

Superior sound.

Connect a StudioLive 16.0.2 USB mixer and you’ll instantly hear details and clarity you’d expect to find only in a much more expensive console. StudioLive mixers operate at up to 48 kHz for high-definition mixing and recording. High-quality Burr-Brown converters on every input and output provide a best-in-class 118 dB of dynamic range so you’ll catch every high and low with great accuracy and no audible distortion. And our XMAX microphone preamps deliver incredibly high headroom, deep lows, smooth highs, and a rich overall sound.

Recording is in StudioLive 16.0.2 USB’s DNA.

The StudioLive 16.0.2 USB’s built-in 18x16 multitrack recording interface is tightly integrated with the rest of the mixer—not an afterthought we tacked on. All 16 channels and the main mix continuously stream to your USB-connected Mac or Windows PC. Each channel can independently access its analog input or its dedicated digital return from your computer. And with StudioLive mixers, recording is simple and easy: Just launch the included, preconfigured Capture software for one-click recording of all channel inputs and your main mix. Or record with the included Studio One Artist DAW—or any recording software that supports ASIO or Core Audio. Now you can record in the studio or at the gig with equal ease.

Recording is in StudioLive 16.0.2 USB’s DNA.

The StudioLive 16.0.2 USB’s built-in 18x16 multitrack recording interface is tightly integrated with the rest of the mixer—not an afterthought we tacked on. All 16 channels and the main mix continuously stream to your USB-connected Mac or Windows PC. Each channel can independently access its analog input or its dedicated digital return from your computer. And with StudioLive mixers, recording is simple and easy: Just launch the included, preconfigured Capture software for one-click recording of all channel inputs and your main mix. Or record with the included Studio One Artist DAW—or any recording software that supports ASIO or Core Audio. Now you can record in the studio or at the gig with equal ease.

Dedicated analog connections for predictable signal flow.

Take a look at back panel of a StudioLive 16.0.2 USB mixer, and you’ll find the robust connections you’d expect from an analog mixer: balanced mic inputs on each of the 8 mono channels; 8 balanced ¼-inch line inputs; 4 unbalanced RCA line inputs; and dedicated balanced outputs for each of the 4 aux buses and the main stereo bus. Every input channel and bus send has its own dedicated jack—no sharing, no compromises—so you always know what’s flowing from each output.

Add excitement to performances with MIDI control.

Being able to control the StudioLive 16.0.2 USB from an iPad®, iPhone®, iPod touch®, or Android device is cool—unless your hands are busy playing your instrument. That’s why the StudioLive 16.0.2 USB offers MIDI In and Out. Use a MIDI footpedal or DAW to recall scenes using MIDI Program Changes, control the main output volume and effects level, mute effects between songs, switch from lots of reverb to a little bit of delay, and change the mix for a solo. You can even automate these features with a DAW! It’s a great way to make your performances more exciting and varied, even if you don’t have a separate soundperson.

Better mixing with StudioLive family values.

It's easy to love this portable powerhouse. To learn more, visit the Media Tab on the upper section of this page ​and watch our StudioLive 16.0.2 USB videos. Better yet, try a StudioLive 16.0.2 USB at your nearest PreSonus dealer. You’ll see what we mean about intuitive ease-of-use. You’ll hear what we mean about Class A preamps, rich DSP effects, and overall sound quality. And you'll come to believe in StudioLive family values.

Now includes Studio Magic Plug-in Suite.

This suite of plug-ins adds a wealth of fresh sounds and effects to Studio One. Cherry-picked from the first names in virtual instruments and effects, each plug-in 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 rely on for countless mixes.


Features

8 mono mic/line channel inputs, each with:

  • High-headroom Class A XMAX mic preamplifier
  • XLR mic and balanced ¼-inch line inputs
  • 60 mm precision fader

4 stereo line channel inputs, with:

  • High-headroom Class A XMAX mic preamplifier (Ch. 9, 11, 13, and 15)
  • XLR mic inputs (Ch. 9, 11, 13, and 15)
  • Balanced ¼-inch line inputs (Ch. 9-16)
  • Unbalanced RCA line inputs (Ch. 13-16)
  • 60 mm precision fader (4 stereo)
  • 4 Auxiliary buses (pre/post-fader send)

2 Internal FX buses

2 stereo 32-bit digital effects processors with customizable reverb and delay presets

Fat Channel signal processing on all channels and buses, with:

  • 3-band semi-parametric EQ (individual band on/off)
  • Full-featured compressor
  • Standard downward expander
  • Limiter
  • Phase reverse (12 mic preamplifiers only)
  • Pan with dedicated 15-LED display
  • Stereo link for input channels and aux buses
  • Highpass filter

One 31-band stereo graphic EQ (on main outputs only)

18-in/16-out USB recording interface (24-bit/44.1 kHz and 48 kHz)

  • Compatible with most audio software via ASIO, Windows Audio, Core Audio

Scene store and recall

Settings can be copied among channels and buses and saved as user presets.

Software bundle includes:

  • PreSonus® Studio One® Artist digital audio workstation for Mac® and Windows ®
  • PreSonus Capture™ live-recording software for Mac and Windows
  • PreSonus UC Surface mixer-control software for Mac, Windows, Android™, and iPad®
  • Free downloadable PreSonus QMix®-UC software for iPhone®/iPod touch® and Android™ provides wireless remote control of aux mixes


Lockout mode protects your settings from meddlers and accidents

MIDI Control Mode provides control over:

  • Scene and FX Preset recall
  • Main Volume, FXA, and FXB output levels
  • FXA and FXB assign/unassign to Mains

Computer system requirements:

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for UC Surface, QMix-UC, and Studio One®.

Mac

  • Mac® OS X 10.8.5 64-bit or later
  • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Windows

  • Windows® 7 x64/x86 SP1 + platform update, Windows 8.1 x64/x86, Windows 10 x64/x86
  • Intel Core 2 Duo (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Mac and Windows Systems

  • USB 2.0 port
  • Internet connection
  • Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended
  • 30 GB hard disk space
  • Monitor with 1366x768 resolution

iOS

  • iOS 9.3 or later
  • iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 4, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2


Android

  • Android™ 5.0 (Lollipop) or later
  • Android smartphone (QMix-UC)
  • Android tablet (8-inch) with 1024x768 resolution (UC Surface)

Note: The minimum system requirements may differ for DAWs other than Studio One. Please check the requirements for your DAW of choice with its manufacturer.

Note that the speed of your processor, amount of RAM and size and speed of your hard drive will greatly affect the overall performance of your recording system. Also, a more powerful system (faster processor with more RAM) will allow for lower latency (signal delay) than you might experience while monitoring audio signals.

Microphone Preamp

 
Type XLR Female, Balanced
Frequency Response to Direct Output (at unity gain) 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0 / -0.5 dBu
Frequency Response to Main Output (at unity gain) 20 Hz-20 kHz, ±0.5 dBu
Input Impedance (Balanced) 1 kΩ
THD to Direct Output (1 kHz at unity gain) <0.005%, +4 dBu, 20 Hz–20 kHz, unity gain, unwtd
THD to Main Output (1 kHz at unity gain) 0.005%, +4 dBu, 20 Hz-20 kHz, unity gain, unwtd
EIN to Direct Output +125 dB unwtd, +130 dB A-wtd
S/N Ratio to Direct Output (Ref = +4 dB, 20 kHz BW, unity gain, A-wtd) -102 dB
S/N Ratio to Main Output (Ref = +4 dB, 20 kHz BW, unity gain, A-wtd) -95 dB
Common Mode Rejection Ratio (1 kHz at unity gain) +65 dB
Gain Control Range (± 1 dB) -16 dB to +67 dB
Maximum Input Level (unity gain) +16 dBu
Phantom Power (± 2 VDC) +48 VDC

 

Line Inputs, Balanced

 
Type ¼" TRS Female, balanced mono
Frequency Response to Direct Outputs (at unity gain) 10 Hz-20 kHz, 0 / -0.5 dBu
Frequency Response to Main Outputs (at unity gain) 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0/-0.5 dBu
Input Impedance 10 kΩ
THD to Direct Output (1 kHz at unity gain) <0.0007%, +4 dBu, 20 Hz-20 kHz, unity gain, unwtd
THD to Main Output (1 kHz at unity gain) <0.005%, +4 dBu, 20 Hz-20 kHz, unity gain, unwtd
S/N Ratio to Direct Output (Ref = +4 dBu, 20 kHz BW, unity gain, A-wtd) -105 dB
S/N Ratio to Main Output (Ref = +4 dBu, 20 kHz BW, unity gain, A-wtd) -95 dB
Gain Control Range (± 1 dB) -20 dB to +20 dB
Maximum Input level (unity gain) +22 dBu

 

Line Inputs, Unbalanced

 
Type RCA Female, unbalanced (stereo pair)
Maximum Input Level +22 dBu

 

Main Outputs

 
Type XLR Male, balanced (stereo pair); ¼” TRS Female, balanced (stereo pair)
Rated Output Level +24 dBu
Output Impedance 100Ω

 

Aux Outputs

 
Type ¼” TRS Female, balanced (mono)
Rated Output Level +18 dBu
Output Impedance 100Ω

 

Monitor Outputs

 
Type ¼” TRS Female, balanced (stereo pair)
Rated Output Level z +18 dBu
Output Impedance 100Ω

 

System Crosstalk

 
Input to Output (Ref = +4 dBu, 20 Hz-20 kHz, unwtd) -90 dBu
Adjacent Channels (Ref = +4 dBu, 20 Hz-20 kHz, unwtd) -87 dBu

 

Noise Gate (Expander)

 
Threshold Range -84 dB to 0 dB
Attack Time Adaptive (0.2 - 2.5 ms)
Release Time 70 ms
Expander Attenuation Range 2:1

 

Compressor

 
Threshold Range -56 dB to 0 dB
Ratio 1:1 to 14:1
Response Time (Attack/Release 0.2 ms / 1.0s (“Tight”) to 180 ms / 1.0s (“Smooth”)
Auto Attack and Release Attack = 10 ms, Release = 150 ms
Curve Types hard and soft knee

 

EQ

 
Type 2nd-order shelving filter (Q = 0.55)
Low (Low-pass or Bandpass) 36 to 465 Hz, ±15 dB
Mid 260 Hz to 3.5 kHz, ±15 dB
High (High-pass or Bandpass) 1.4 kHz to 18 kHz, ±15 dB

 

Digital Audio

 
Host Interface USB 2.0
ADC Dynamic Range (A-wtd, 48 kHz) 118 dB
DAC Dynamic Range (A-wtd, 48 kHz) 118 dB
Internal Processing 32-bit, floating point
Sampling Rate 44.1, 48 kHz
A/D/A Bit Depth 24 bits
Reference Level for 0 dBFS +18 dBu

 

Clock

 
Jitter <20 ps rms (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
Jitter Attenuation >60 dB (1 ns in ≈ 1 ps out)

 

Power

 
Connector IEC
Input-Voltage Range 100 to 240 VAC (factory-configured for country of destination)
Power Requirements (continuous) 100W

 

Physical

 
Length 15.56 inches (397 mm)
Width 16 inches (406 mm)
Maximum Height 5.5 inches (140 mm)
Weight 20 lbs.

 

As a commitment to constant improvement, PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc., reserves the right to change any specification stated herein, at any time, without notification.

Shipment processing time

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  • Standard/Free shipping does not include delivery on weekends or holidays.
  • Deliveries on weekend and holidays can be arranged at an extra charge to customer.

If we are experiencing a high volume of orders, shipments may be delayed by a few days. Please allow additional days in transit for delivery. If there will be a significant delay in shipment of your order, we will contact you via email or telephone. We appreciate your patience!

Shipping rates & delivery estimates

Orders below R850 does not qualify for free shipping.

Please factor in a nominal nationwide economy road 2-3 Day ETA charge of R150.

Shipment method

Estimated delivery time

Shipment cost

Economy Road

2-3 business days

Free / R850 and above

Everyday shipping as per Economy Road freight, we work with a few different courier companies and special services are available. Please request any service which’ll be the most convenient for you and Technical Sales will gladly investigate it and revert for your consideration.

* Overnight delivery is only available for orders with delivery addresses within South Africa and confirmed before 10AM the given morning.

Delivery delays can occasionally occur, your Technical Sales Rep will keep you up to date.