Refurbished - StudioLive 16.4.2AI *

Product Details

  • 16 channels with Class A XMAX mic preamps, line inputs, analog inserts, and direct outputs for flexible connectivity
  • Dual Fat Channel signal processing on all 16 input channels and all buses, with 4-band semi-parametric EQ, compressor, gate, limiter, and more—all with A/B comparison
  • Tightly integrated software library: PreSonus Studio One® 3 Artist DAW with StudioLive scene compatibility, Capture™ 2.1 live-recording software with Virtual Soundcheck mode, and UC Surface multi-touch mixer-control software with Smaart Measurement Technology™, plus free StudioLive Remote-AI iPad® app and QMix®-AI iPhone®/iPod touch® aux mix app for wireless remote control
  • 16 dedicated mix buses for easy configuration: 4 subgroups, 6 analog auxiliary buses, 4 internal FX buses, and stereo main mix with mono sum
  • 32-in/18-out FireWire s800 audio interface (24-bit, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz)
  • Dedicated Ethernet port and USB 2.0 port for included Wi-Fi LAN adapter for direct networking – no computer required!

StudioLive® 16.4.2AI

16x4x2 Active Integration Digital Mixer

The StudioLive™ 16.4.2AI introduces a new paradigm for digital mixing and recording solutions. Retaining the same surface-driven functionality that made StudioLive mixers famous, while adding even more processing power, enhanced workflow features, and Active Integration™ technology, it provides a networked, tightly integrated hardware/software ecosystem in which every touch point in the system communicates to enhance each mixing task.

The StudioLive™ 16.4.2AI offers wireless or wired connectivity to any standard router and networks with Macs, PCs, and iOS devices running the StudioLive AI Software Library, which features VSL-AI with Smaart® audio analysis, specialized iOS apps, Capture 2.1, and Studio One Artist 2.6 DAW.

The mixer features an extensive analog patch bay for flexible connectivity; a 32x18 FireWire s800 interface for easy recording and virtual soundchecks; optional Thunderbolt, Dante, or AVB for flexible networking; extensive dual signal processing on every channel and bus, with A/B comparison (one Fat Channel on every input and bus simply wasn’t enough); and 16 dedicated mix buses for easy configuration. Best of all, all controls are one-to-one, so there are no layers to get lost in, and your main mix is always at your fingertips. 

Computer system requirements:

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for Virtual StudioLive-AI.

Mac

  • Mac® OS X 10.7.5 or later
  • Intel® Core™ Duo processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or Core i3 or better recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (more recommended)

Windows

  • Operating Systems: Windows 7x 64/x86 SP1 or Windows 8/8.1 x64/x86 or Windows 10 x64/x86
  • Hardware Minimum: Intel® Core™ 2 processor, 4 GB RAM
  • Recommended Hardware: Intel® Core™ i3 processor or better, 8 GB or more RAM

Mac and Windows Systems

  • FireWire S800 (IEEE 1394b) port
  • Ethernet port recommended
  • Internet connection recommended
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended
  • Monitor with 1280x800 resolution

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 or MIDI signals. Monitor resolution for both PC and Mac should be no lower than 1280x800 pixels.


StudioLive™ 32.4.2AI / 24.4.2AI / 16.4.2AI

Microphone Preamps (XLR Balanced)

Type XLR Female, Balanced
Frequency Response to Direct Output 20 Hz to 40 kHz ±0.5 dBu
Frequency Response to Main Output 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.5 dBu
Input Impedance (Balanced) 1 kΩ
THD to Direct Output < 0.007%, +4 dBu, 20-20 kHz, unity gain, unwtd
THD to Main Output <0.005%, +4 dBu, 20-20 kHz, unity gain, unwtd
EIN to Direct Output +125 dB unwtd, +130 dB A-wtd
S/N Ratio to Direct Output 105 dB
S/N Ratio to Main Output 94 dB
Common Mode Rejection Ratio 65 dB
Gain Control Range -15 dB to +65 dB (± 1 dB)
Maximum Input Level (unity gain) +22 dBu
Phantom Power +48 VDC

Line Inputs

Type ¼" TRS Female, balanced mono
Frequency Response to Direct Outputs 10-40 kHz, 0 / -0.5 dBu
Frequency Response to Main Outputs 20-20 kHz, ±0.5 dBu
Input Impedance 10 kΩ
THD to Direct Output <0.007%, +4 dBu, 20-20 kHz, unity gain, unwtd
THD to Main Output <0.005%, +4 dBu, 20-20 kHz, unity gain, unwtd
S/N Ratio to Direct Output 105 dB
S/N Ratio to Main Output 94 dB
Gain Control Range (±1 dB) -20 dB to +20 dB
Maximum Input level (unity gain) +22 dBu

Tape Inputs

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

Auxiliary Inputs

Type ¼" TRS Female, balanced (2 stereo pairs)
Maximum Input Level +22 dBu

Main Outputs

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

Aux Outputs

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

Subgroup Outputs

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

Tape Outputs

Type RCA Female, unbalanced (stereo pair)
Rated Output Level +18 dBu
Output Impedance 100Ω

Control Room Outputs

Type ¼" TRS Female, balanced (stereo pair)
Rated Output Level +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 0.02s to 500 ms / 0.5 ms
Release Time 0.05s to 2s
Expander Attenuation Range 2:1
Gate Attenuation Range -84 dB to 0 dB / ∞
Key Listen Filter 2nd-order resonant bandpass; Q=0.7; OFF, 40 Hz-16 kHz

Limiter

Threshold -56 dB to 0 dB / -28 dBFS
Ratio ∞:1
Attack 20 ms
Hold 10 ms
Release 20 ms

Compressor

Threshold Range -56 dB to 0 dB
Ratio 1:1 to 14:1
Attack Time 0.2 ms to 150 ms
Release Time 40 ms to 1000 ms
Auto Attack and Release Attack = 10 ms, Release = 150 ms
Curve Types hard and soft knee

Parametric EQ

Type 2nd-order shelving filter (Q = 0.55)
Low (Lowpass or Bandpass) 36 to 465 Hz, ±15 dB
Low Mid 90 Hz to 1.2 kHz, ±15 dB
High Mid 380 Hz to 5 kHz, ±15 dB
High (Highpass or Bandpass) 1.4 kHz to 18 kHz, ±15 dB
Q 0.1 to 4 / 16.4.2AI*: Low Q= 0.55, Hi Q=2.0

Graphic EQ

31-Band 1/3rd Octave Controls Curve-fitting algorithm
Gain/Attenuation ±15 dB

Digital Audio

ADC Dynamic Range (A-wtd, 48 kHz) 118 dB
DAC Dynamic Range (A-wtd, 48 kHz) 118 dB
FireWire s800, 800 Mb/s
Internal Processing 32-bit, floating point
Sampling Rate 44.1, 48 kHz
A/D/A Bit Depth 24
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/Environmental

Connector IEC
Input-Voltage Range 100 to 230V, 50-60 Hz
Power Requirements 200W
Temperature Range 0˚ to 40˚ Celsius / 32˚ to 104˚ Fahrenheit

Physical (32.4.2AI / 24.42AI /16.4.2AI)

Length 21.31" (54.13 cm) / 21.31" (54.13 cm) / 22.35" (58.6 cm)
Width (chassis only) 31.58" (80.21 cm) / 25.19" (63.98 cm) / 17.22" (43.74 cm)
Maximum Height 7.02" (17.82 cm) / 7.02" (17.82 cm) / 6.9" (17.53 cm)
Weight 50 lbs. (22.68 kg) / 30 lbs. (13.6 kg) / 23 lbs. (10.43 kg)

*Fully variable through VSL-AI and SL Remote-AI. 
 

Please see complete mechanical drawings when building a custom rack, desk, or case.

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

EM StudioLive 16.4.2AI review

“While it is equally at home with live and studio work, it makes an excellent recording interface: There is no disappointment in sound quality in any of these situations.”

Steve La Cerra, EM, August 2014