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    Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2 USB

    Manufacturer: Presonus
    16-Channel Performance and Recording Digital Mixer with USB
    SKU: StudioLive 16.0.2 USB
    GTIN: 6 73454 00621 0
    $1,099.95 excl tax
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    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.

    Integrated, multiplatform software for flexible control and one-click recording.

    Like all PreSonus StudioLive mixers, the StudioLive 16.0.2 USB is tightly integrated with an entire suite of state-of-the-art software. Mix wirelessly or over a wired network from anywhere using UC Surface touch-control software for Mac, Windows, Android™, and iPad®. Control individual monitor mixes onstage with QMix®-UC for iPhone®/iPod® touch and Android™. Automate virtual soundchecks and record shows with Capture™ for Mac and Windows. Edit, sweeten, and digitally release your recordings with Studio One Artist. StudioLive 16.0.2 USB mixers and software work together to form a cohesive ecosystem that helps you achieve your creative vision.


    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®.


    • macOS® 10.11 or higher (64-bit only)
    • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)
    • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)


    • Windows® 7 x64 SP1 + platform update, Windows 8.1 x64, Windows 10 x64
    • 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 10 or later
    • iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 4, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad (4th generation)


    • 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.

    VST Compatible Logo ASIO Compatible Logo

    VST is a registered trademark of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH
    ASIO is a trademark and software of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH

    Technical Specifications

    Microphone Preamp

    TypeXLR 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

    Type¼" 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 Impedance10 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

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

    Main Outputs

    TypeXLR Male, balanced (stereo pair); ¼” TRS Female, balanced (stereo pair)
    Rated Output Level+24 dBu
    Output Impedance100Ω

    Aux Outputs

    Type¼” TRS Female, balanced (mono)
    Rated Output Level+18 dBu
    Output Impedance100Ω

    Monitor Outputs

    Type¼” TRS Female, balanced (stereo pair)
    Rated Output Level z+18 dBu
    Output Impedance100Ω

    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 TimeAdaptive (0.2 - 2.5 ms)
    Release Time70 ms
    Expander Attenuation Range2:1


    Threshold Range-56 dB to 0 dB
    Ratio1:1 to 14:1
    Response Time (Attack/Release0.2 ms / 1.0s (“Tight”) to 180 ms / 1.0s (“Smooth”)
    Auto Attack and ReleaseAttack = 10 ms, Release = 150 ms
    Curve Typeshard and soft knee


    Type2nd-order shelving filter (Q = 0.55)
    Low (Low-pass or Bandpass)36 to 465 Hz, ±15 dB
    Mid260 Hz to 3.5 kHz, ±15 dB
    High (High-pass or Bandpass)1.4 kHz to 18 kHz, ±15 dB

    Digital Audio

    Host InterfaceUSB 2.0
    ADC Dynamic Range (A-wtd, 48 kHz)118 dB
    DAC Dynamic Range (A-wtd, 48 kHz)118 dB
    Internal Processing32-bit, floating point
    Sampling Rate44.1, 48 kHz
    A/D/A Bit Depth24 bits
    Reference Level for 0 dBFS+18 dBu


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


    Input-Voltage Range100 to 240 VAC (factory-configured for country of destination)
    Power Requirements (continuous)100W


    Length15.56 inches (397 mm)
    Width16 inches (406 mm)
    Maximum Height5.5 inches (140 mm)
    Weight20 lbs.


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