Presonus Studio Live 16.4.2AI Digital Mixer

All the power of a digital console, with the ease of use of an analog!

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Regular Price: $1,999.95

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Presonus Studio Live 16.4.2AI Digital Mixer

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With the Presonus Studio Live 16.4.2AI Digital Mixer you can save and recall every setting with just the touch of a button and record your service or praise team with just a couple of clicks!

Even a volunteer will have no problem using this mixer. The StudioLive 16.4.2 Digital Mixer comes equipped 16 channels, 6 aux busses, a built-in FireWire recording and playback interface, more than 90 signal processors and a big library of DSP effects. Link 2 together for an amazing 32 channels! As you can see, this is no ordinary mixer. It is a state-of-the-art, integrated hardware-software mixing and recording system that provides everything you need for live sound, live recording, and studio recording all in one easy to use and affordable package.

PreSonus has also developed a free App called StudioLive Remote that is available in the Apple App store. This gives you full control via an iPad®  of the StudioLive mixer. You must have a wireless connection between your iPad« and a computer that is connected via FireWire to the StudioLive board. This feature allows you to walk around the room and adjust the mix how you need it, instead of relying on someone else to know what you need to add or remove. If that wasn't enough PreSonus has also given control of monitor mixes to each band member or performer. With the free QMix feature for iPhone® or iPod® touch you can adjust one aux mix per iPhone® or iPod®. This allows each person to adjust their mix to their liking and even allows you to lock the settings, so nobody can mess with your settings. So now all of your sound needs can literally be at your finger tips.

Additional Information

Manufacturer Presonus
MPN 16.4.2AI
Technical Specifications

Computer System Requirements:

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

Windows - Windows® 7 x64/x84 SP1, Windows 8 x64/x86 - Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon™ X2 processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or Core i3 or better recommended) - 4GB RAM (More recommended)

Mac and Windows Systems - FireWire S800 (IEEE 1394b) - Ethernet port recommended - Internet connection recommended - DVD-ROM drive - Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended - Monitor with 1024 x 768 resolution

Please note - The minimum system requirements may differ for Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) other than Studio One®. Please check the requirements for your DAW of choice with its manufacturer. Also 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 1024 x 768 pixels.

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

Line Inputs

Type - 1/4" 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, untwd

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 dB

Tape Inputs

Type - RCA Female, unbalanced (stereo pair)

Maximum Input Level - +22 dBu

Auxillary Inputs

Type - 1/4" TRS Female, balanced (2 stereo pairs)

Maximum Input Level - + 22 dBu

Main Outputs

Type - Male, balanced (stereo pair); 1/4" TRS Female, balanced (stereo pair); XLR Male, balanced (mono)

Rated Output - +24 dBu

Output Impedance - 100 Ω

Aux Outputs

Type - 1/4" TRS Female, balanced (mono)

Rated Output Level - +18 dBu

Output Impedance - 100 Ω

Subgroup Outputs

Type - 1/4" TRS Female, balanced (mono)

Rated Output Leve - + 18 dBu

Output Impedance - 100 Ω

Tape Outputs

Type - RCA Female, unbalanced (pair)

Rated Output Level - +18 dBu

Outut Impedance - 100 Ω

Control Room Outputs

Type - 1/4" TRS Female, balanced (stereo pair)

Rated Output Leve - + 18 dBu

Output Impedance - 100 Ω

System Crosstalk

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

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

Noise Gate/Expander

Threshold Range - -84 dB to 0 dB

Attack Time - 0.02s to 500ms/0.5ms

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-16kHz


Threshold - -56 dB to 0 dB/-28 dBFS

Ratio - ∞:1

Attack - 20ms

Hold - 10ms

Release - 20ms


Threshold Range - -56 dB to 0 dB

Ratio - 1:1 to 14:1

Attack Time - 0.2ms to 150ms

Release Time - 40ms to 1000ms

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 1/3 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


Jitter - <20 ps RMS (20Hz - 20kHz)

Jitter Attenuation - >60 dB (1 ns in ≈ 1 ps out)


Connector - IEC

Input-Voltage Range - 100 to 230V, 50-60 Hz

Power Requirements - 300W

Temperature Range - 0° to 40°C/32° to 104° F


22.35" x 17.22" x 6.9" (58.6cm x 43.74cm x 17.53cm)

23lbs (10.43kg)


XLR mic and ¼” line inputs
High-headroom Class A XMAX™ mic preamplifiers
Analog ¼" inserts (rear panel)
Trim control with –20 to +20 dBV line / -15 to +65 dBu mic gain range (80 dB!)
+48V phantom power switch for condenser microphones
Digital Audio Input Select
100 mm precision faders
Phase reverse, highpass filter, noise gate/expander, compressor, 4-band EQ, limiter—all with A/B and Quick Null