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PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2 [EDUCATIONAL PRICING]
16x4x2 Live Performance & Recording Digital Mixer, QMix Compatible


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NOTE: This is a specially priced product for educational institutions.  Please call us at 800-356-5844 for more information on how to place your order.  A faxed purchase order from your organization is usually required to fulfill this order at this price.

The sixteen-channel StudioLive digital mixer is loaded with sixteen high-headroom XMAX microphone preamplifiers, a built-in 22x18 FireWire recording and playback engine, "Fat-Channel" processing with 4-band EQ’s, compressors, limiters and gates, DSP effects, six aux busses, four sub-groups, extensive LED metering, mixer save and recall, channel-strip save/recall/copy/paste, talkback and more.

StudioLive seamlessly integrates a professional digital mixer with a complete multi-channel recording system and is loaded with everything needed for professional live sound production - 22 compressors, 22 limiters, 22 gates, 22 high-pass filters, 2 stereo reverb/delays, 2 31-band equalizers, 2 master stereo limiters and more.  All StudioLive digital effects are created and processed with 32-bit floating point precision for optimum sonic performance and enhanced musicality.

Record with or without Fat Channel or DSP effects processing. Create mixes, loops, sound effects and more, then bring them out to your show and mix them with the live performance.  Process channels using your favorite plug-ins, and completely automate your entire show using your favorite music recording and production software.

StudioLive features an innovative and intuitive "QuickTouch" design allowing fast access to every parameter, mix, effect, and aux, allowing quick and creative control during music production.  Load and save functions are also included to create snapshots of channel settings, save effect settings, totally recalling a mix, and more.  All digital mixing and effects processing is done with 32-bit floating point precision.

The heart of StudioLive is the "Fat Channel" engaged by pressing any "select" button, and features extensive equalization and dynamics available to every input channel, every aux output, every subgroup output, and main output.  High-pass filter, and four-band semi-parametric equalization algorithms are based on PreSonus' custom-designed digital EyeQ™ equalizer.  Also included in the Fat Channel are compressors, limiters and gates modeled after PreSonus’ award-winning ACP88 for complete dynamics control.

Two programmable 32-bit stereo DSP effects engines are loaded in StudioLive with a wide range of reverbs, delays, and time-based effects with easy-to-use parameter adjustment, tap tempo, store, recall, and scene selection.

StudioLive allows you to save all of your digital settings for quick setup and recall.  Save "scenes" (all settings) including fader levels with LED position matching, channel strips (Fat Channel), and individual DSP effects.

All digital mixing is done with ultra-high headroom 32-bit floating point processing for optimal sonic performance.  Analog input and output is converted to digital audio with the highest-quality digital converters available delivering dynamic range of +118dB for spectacular results.

StudioLive includes PreSonus' award-winning FireWire technology with JetPLL™ synchronization delivering 22 channels of recording and 18 channels of simultaneous playback.  Each FireWire recording channel can be set to record either pre- or post- Fat-Channel signal processing giving total flexibility and power.  StudioLive can also return 18 FireWire playback channels from your recording and production software for remixing and live performance with pre-recorded tracks, as well as studio mixing using the mixer's internal signal processing and summing algorithms.  StudioLive is compatible with Mac and Windows audio recording and production software including Logic, Nuendo, Cubase, Sonar, Digital Performer, Audition and more.

StudioLive 16.4.2 also ships complete with Capture multi-track recording software.  Capture software was designed to interface with StudioLive 16.4.2 perfectly to allow instant setup and recording of performances.  StudioLive HDR software gives you full editing capability as well as export to .wav file formats for compatibility with ProTools, Cubase, Nuendo, Logic, Sonar and all other recording and music production software - or you can play back your recorded tracks into StudioLive 16.4.2 via FireWire and mix your tracks with the mixing power and capabilities of StudioLive 16.4.2, then record the final mix back to Capture.

Includes rackmount kit.

QMix iPhone/iPod Touch app

With QMix, you can enjoy wireless remote control of any PreSonus StudioLive™ mixer's aux sends from up to ten Apple iPhones or iPod touches.  Let performers create their monitor mixes from individual iPhones.  With the Wheel of Me, you can select multiple "Me" channels and control their levels simultaneously.  Requires a Mac or PC running PreSonus Virtual StudioLive.

  • Runs on an Apple iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 4 or higher
  • Provides wireless control over aux mixes in Virtual StudioLive and hence,over aux mixes in any StudioLive-series digital mixer
  • Portrait view shows Wheel of Me, where you can select multiple “Me”channels and control their levels simultaneously
  • Landscape view provides control of all aux-send levels and panning (forlinked auxes)
  • Aux mixes can be named (up to 10 characters)
  • Control the auxes on any StudioLive mixer on the wireless network from oneiPhone or iPod touch
  • Multiple iPhones and iPod touches can control the same StudioLive
  • Set permissions in VSL so each iPhone and iPod touch can control only onespecific aux mix
  • Free from the Apple App Store

Free Universal Control 1.6 and StudioLive Remote 1.3 for iPad updates

With Universal Control 1.6, Rational Acoustics' Smaart™ real-time analysis features have been integrated into Virtual StudioLive (VSL), which is part of Universal Control.  Virtual StudioLive now offers both Smaart Spectra™ time frequency spectrograph and real-time analyzer (RTA) views, which are superimposed over each graphic EQ.

The Smaart Spectra spectrograph display can help to precisely identify nasty feedback frequencies, enabling even less-experienced users to easily tune P.A. speakers to the room.  Smaart Spectra graphs a continuous series of spectrum measurements, showing frequency on one axis, time on another, and amplitude indicated by colors.  This makes it very useful for quickly identifying feedback frequencies, which can be easily addressed using StudioLive graphic EQs.

Universal Control 1.6 adds other useful features, as well.  You can now control Talkback on/off and routing with VSL.  Version 1.6 also adds support for the new StudioLive Remote 1.3 update.

Universal Control 1.6 updates the Windows and Mac drivers for all StudioLive-series mixers products and all FireStudio™-series interfaces except for the original FireStudio (26x26).  This update improves performance, especially on Windows systems.  Note that Universal Control 1.6 requires a firmware update to StudioLive mixers.

PreSonus has simultaneously released StudioLive Remote 1.3 for iPad.  This version of the company's wireless mixer-control app adds Talkback on/off and routing assignments and enables Scene recall for hard-disk-based Scenes (but not for Scenes held in mixer memory).

Universal Control 1.6 is a free update and can be downloaded from the Technical Support section of the PreSonus Web site. StudioLive Remote 1.3 is a free download from the Apple App Store.

Virtual StudioLive Software for Mac and Windows

Virtual StudioLive™ provides bidirectional control of all StudioLive-series digital mixers.  Written exclusively for StudioLive mixers, and accessed as the StudioLive's Device window in the free PreSonus Universal Control application, VSL provides a complete visual representation of the mixer, enabling you to see and control the most-used mixer parameters onscreen, including channel, subgroup, aux send, and main levels; mutes and solos; and Fat Channel, effects, and graphic EQ settings.

Controlling your StudioLive with VSL is as easy as drag-and-drop.  You can load Fat Channel settings by simply dragging them onto the channel or mixer overview, either as a complete channel strip, or as individual gate, compressor, and EQ presets.  Want to just load the EQ settings onto Channel 1?  Just select the Fat Channel for Channel 1 and drag a preset to the visual representation of the EQ.  You can mix and match settings to your heart's content.  Or apply a new Scene to the whole mixer by dragging it onto VSL's virtual mixing surface from a browser list that you see at all times.

Through VSL, you can back up all of the Scenes and presets stored on your StudioLive.  Save virtually unlimited Scenes and settings and name them and rearrange them in the browser.  These stored settings can be loaded from disk or sent to, and stored internally on, the StudioLive.  You can even drag presets out of the browser and email, IM, or disk-swap them with other StudioLive owners.

Since the control is bidirectional, fader moves and parameter changes made on the StudioLive are re?ected in VSL in real time.  So, for example, you can set up the StudioLive the way you want it and then save your Scene or other presets in VSL.

VSL also combines with StudioLive Remote to provide mixer control from an Apple iPad® and combines with QMix to enable you to control StudioLive aux mixes from an Apple iPhone® or iPod touch®.

As powerful as VSL is, PreSonus is constantly adding more features.  They have recently begun to incorporate Rational Acoustics' highly regarded Smaart Measurement Technology™ directly into Virtual StudioLive, beginning with Smaart Spectrum™ in Universal Control 1.6, available in PreSonus' website's Technical Support section.

NOTE: For more information on Smaart Measurement Technology™, please view the attached brochure, found under the "Documents" tab.

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