PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2

PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2

Product Code: pre-sl-1602-usb



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PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2 - 16 ch digital mixer. 16-channel Digital Mixer with 12 XMAX Preamps, QMix, Built-in DSP effects, and Software.

The PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2 is an excellent-sounding compact digital mixer with a flair for connectivity and extensibility. You get unprecedented freedom to work the way that works best for you. StudioLive technology certainly lives up to its name: a powerhouse in the studio - with stunning live capabilities that give us more than a glimpse into the future of live mixing. The PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2 even offers QMix wireless aux mix control software for your iPhone and iPod Touch!


  • Pristine preamps for stellar recordings
  • Onboard effects helps you say goodbye to your live sound rack
  • Wirelessly control your aux mixes with your iPhone or iPod Touch
  • Fat Channel gets you a great sound fast
  • iPad Wireless Remote Control is convenient both on-stage and in the studio
  • A powerful mixing solution
  • Universal Control v1.6 update gives you "Smaart" tools to fight feedback, and more
Pristine preamps for stellar recordings

The StudioLive 16.0.2 gives you 12 crystalline XMAX Class-A mic preamplifiers (13, if you include the talkback), 16 line inputs, 4 aux mix buses, and MIDI I/O. Now throw in a 16x16 FireWire interface, and PreSonus' acclaimed Fat Channel signal processing, and you've got your proverbial 800-pound audio chihuahua. Essentially a mammoth console in a minuscule package, Fat Channel is fitted with a highpass filter on every channel and aux; phase reverse for each channel strip; and a gate, compressor/limiter, and 3-band parametric EQ on every channel, aux output, FX bus, and main output.

Onboard effects helps you say goodbye to your live sound rack

A treasure trove of onboard effects give you the tools to artfully sculpt your musical inspirations. PreSonus has armed the 16.0.2 with two programmable 32-bit floating point stereo DSP effects engines packing 50 reverb, delay, and time-based effects presets. The reverbs sound opulent and highly detailed, the delays are precise, and the slap echo harkens back to good ol' tape delay. On top of all this, you get a 31-band stereo graphic EQ strapped across the main outs, enabling you to adjust for room acoustics and loudspeaker response.

Wirelessly control your aux mixes with your iPhone or iPod Touch

PreSonus StudioLive mixers feature QMix, which lets you control your mixer's aux sends from up to ten Apple iPhones or iPod Touches! You can even let the performers create their own custom monitor mixes from individual iPhones. With the "Wheel of Me," you can choose multiple "Me" channels and tweak their levels simultaneously. All you need is a Mac or PC running PreSonus Virtual StudioLive software.

Fat Channel gets you a great sound fast

To give you effortless access to all this processing power, the Fat Channel has clearly labeled physical knobs, a slick multifunction 16-ladder LED display, highly visible Selected Channel readout - and even a separate horizontal pan display. Visible feedback always lets you know what's afoot. And so you don't have to remember a zillion-and-one settings, StudioLive never forgets. Store and Recall lets you save Scenes that include every setting, across-the-board. Or save just the Fat Channel settings. Copy-and-paste settings across multiple channels and buses or save individual DSP effects. This means that for fixed applications like clubs, churches, or auditoriums, you can always rely on getting the same sound. Fine-tune Scenes for different songs and call them up in an instant. The world is your sonic oyster.

iPad Wireless Remote Control is convenient both on-stage and in the studio

Let's talk about iPad remote control. Virtual StudioLive (VSL) serves up a complete visual representation of your mixer, letting you control your mix with a FireWire-connected Mac or PC. That's great, but digital mixers have had computer integration for a while now. What's revolutionary here, is that this can happen wirelessly - from your Apple iPad, via StudioLive Remote for iPad - available free from the Apple App Store.

StudioLive Remote gives you real-time wireless remote control over Virtual StudioLive, which in turn offers real-time control over your StudioLive mixer. There's a lot of technology under the hood, but to the user it's quite transparent: a wireless connection between your iPad and computer (which is connected via FireWire to the 16.0.2), gives you total control over your mixer. Check the mix under the balcony and in the mezzanine, rebalancing on the fly. Tweak the stage monitors from - you guessed it - the stage. Go ahead - move freely about the venue, enjoying your newfound independence.

StudioLive Remote offers four discrete views: Channel, Aux, Fat Channel, and Graphic EQ (with draw-by-finger EQ curves). Input levels in real time. Scroll through all your input channels. Switch channels seamlessly. Awesome, but what if you wear both performer and sound mixer hats, and your hands are busy playing your instrument? Simple: just use a MIDI footpedal (or DAW) to control your Main Output volume, Effects parameters, and Scene switching.

A powerful mixing solution

Given its powerful performance and jaw-dropping features, you'd expect the PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2 to cost a bundle, but, happily, it doesn't. All the more reason to get chummy with a mixer that gives us a crystal-ball into the future.

Universal Control v1.6 update gives you "Smaart" tools to fight feedback, and more

Universal Control v1.6 is a big update for the StudioLive series, adding the Rational Acoustics Smaart real-time analysis tools. Smaart displays are integrated into the Virtual StudioLive software environment, giving you visual indicators when feedback is imminent. It makes it easy to adjust the appropriate band of the graphic EQ to eliminate feedback. Universal Control v1.6 also lets you control talkback on/off and signal routing with Virtual StudioLive, and also adds support for the StudioLive Remote 1.3 app update.

PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2 Digital Mixer Features:
  • 16 channel inputs (8 mono input channels and 4 stereo channels) with 60 mm faders
  • Universal Control v1.6 update gives you Smaart analysis tools from Rational Acoustics to fight feedback, plus enhanced Virtual StudioLive functionality
  • 13 Class A XMAX solid-state mic preamplifiers (12-channels + talkback)
  • 4 auxiliary buses (pre/post-fader send) and 2 internal FX buses
  • 2 stereo 32-bit digital effects processors
  • QMix wireless aux mix control software for your iPhone and iPod Touch!
  • Fat Channel signal processing on all channels and buses:
    • 3-band semi-parametric EQ
    • Dynamics: gating, compressor, downward expander, and limiter


  • Stereo, 31-band graphic EQ on the main bus
  • 16-in/16-out FireWire recording interface (24-bit/44.1kHz and 48kHz)
  • Scene and individual settings store and recall

Start mixing the future with the PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2!

Tech Specs

Type Digital
Channels 16
Inputs - Mic Preamps 12 x XLR
Inputs - Line 16 x TRS, 4 x RCA
Inputs - Other XLR Talkback mic
Outputs - Main 2 x XLR L/R, 1 x XLR Mono, 2 x TRS L/R
Outputs - Direct 4 x TRS Aux, 2 x TRS Monitor
Outputs - Digital 16 via FireWire
Headphones 1 x TRS 1/4"
Data I/O 2 x FireWire
Phantom Power 16 channels
EQ Bands 3-band
Aux Sends 4 x TRS balanced
Busses/Groups 4 x Aux
Faders 12 x 60mm
Effects Yes
Talkback Yes (XLR)
Computer Connectivity 2 x FireWire
Rackmountable Yes
Height 14 cm
Depth 40.6 cm
Width 39.7 cm
Weight 9.07 kg

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