With its incredible signal-processing power on every channel, easy store and recall of every setting, and the ability to record it all with just two mouse clicks, a StudioLive mixer will spoil you fast! Easier to use, better sounding, and flawlessly integrated with state-of-the-art software, it delivers the most creative environment possible for both live performance and studio music production.
The 16-channel, 6-aux PreSonus® StudioLive™ 16.4.2AI starts with all the strengths of previous StudioLive models—and then pushes the technology to the next level.
It's a compact mixer but inside there is a load of digital power for mixing/routing/recording and high grade analogue components deliver exceptional audio fidelity. If you're taking it out live as a portable mixer the SMAART functionality lets you tune to the room quickly and easily, while wireless control lets you check the sound at every point in the room or setup mixes on stage.
Presonus On The StudioLive 16.4.2AI
Redesigned from the ground up, these state-of-the-art mixers provide analog workflow with extensive dual signal processing on every channel and bus and actively integrated software that solves real-world problems and lets you record and distribute what you mix. Configurable networking and communications option cards ensure your investment won’t be outdated as new technologies emerge.
More Power, Layerless Mixing
StudioLive AI-series mixers start with all the strengths that made the first generation of StudioLive mixers famous: powerful, surface-driven interface; loads of DSP processing and analog I/O; and layerless mixing, thanks to dedicated mix buses. Then they push the technology to the next level. So while the three StudioLive AI-series mixers — the StudioLive 32.4.2AI, 24.4.2AI, and 16.4.2AI —look and feel much like their non-AI counterparts, they have been reengineered from the ground up with far more capabilities and computing power.
Large format console sound and I/O in a compact form
If a StudioLive AI mixer were an analog console, it would have 4-foot-long channel strips packed with knobs and buttons or it would require a massive outboard rack of expensive signal processors!
That's because each channel and bus has its own studio-grade compressor, limiter, gate/expander, and 4-band parametric equalizer. Each input channel, aux and FX bus also has a highpass filter, and input channels have polarity invert.
It all fits into one remarkable processing and routing section known as the Fat Channel.
Unlike most competing digital mixers, there are no limitations or compromises, no shared resources, no figuring out what processing is available where. You have all of the processing available at all times.
Because StudioLive AI mixers have so much more processing power and blazing-fast RAM than previous StudioLive models, you can create two complete sets of EQ and dynamics-processor settings for every channel and bus and then make quick A/B comparisons at the touch of the Alt EQ & Dyn button. Does your guitar player use a Strat for some songs and Les Paul for others? Don’t use up two channels, create two completely different Fat Channel settings for each guitar and access them with the press of a button before he’s got the next guitar strap on.
It’s like having two complete channel strips on every input and output—but simpler and more efficient!
Wireless Control On A Range Of Devices And Formats
PreSonus StudioLive™ AI-series digital mixers’ Active Integration™ technology includes powerful real-time, direct, wired and Wi-Fi remote control over a variety of features, using free Mac®, Windows®, and iOS® software. And unlike previous StudioLive mixers, you don’t need to have a Mac or PC attached to have wireless control!
Like all StudioLive mixers, every AI-series mixer integrates a multi-channel recording interface. Unlike previous StudioLive mixers, however, AI-series mixers are equipped with a continuously bidirectional FireWire s800 audio interface that is located on an option card, so you can swap it out and use the latest cutting-edge technologies, such as Thunderbolt, Dante, and AVB.
- 16 mic/line inputs with high-headroom Class A XMAX™ mic preamplifiers
- 4 subgroups
- Stereo/mono main out
- 6 auxiliary mixes
- 32 in x 18 out FireWire S800 digital recording interface (24-bit/44.1 kHz and 48 kHz)
- Studio One® Artist Digital Audio Workstation software for Mac® and Windows®
- Capture™ 2.0 recording software for Mac® and Windows®
- StudioLive Remote-AI mixer-control software for iPad® available free from Apple App Store
- QMix™-AI aux-control software for iPhone® and iPod touch® available free from Apple App Store
- Direct recording interface compatible with Logic®, Nuendo, Cubase, Sonar™, Digital Performer™, Ableton™ Live, and more
- Trim control with –20 to +20 dBV line/-15 to +65 dBu mic gain range (80dB!)
- +48V phantom power switch for condenser microphones
- Digital Audio Input Select
- 100 mm precision faders
- Lighted Solo and Mute buttons
- Access to Fat Channel functions
- 15-LED ladder metering + clip LED
- Analog ¼" insert (rear panel)