Following up on the success of its popular, award-winning StudioLive® 16.0.2 digital
recording and performance mixer, PreSonus® announced the new StudioLive 16.0.2
USB. Compact, portable, and rack-mountable (optional), the 16-channel StudioLive
16.0.2 USB is designed for both studio recording and live sound. It’s ideal for small
bands, personal studios, intimate clubs, small churches, community organisations,
rehearsal spaces, and other applications where you need a compact, high-quality live
mixing and recording system at a bargain price, but do not need advanced features
such as mixer subgroups and channel inserts.

The StudioLive 16.0.2 USB offers the same audio quality as the original StudioLive
16.0.2, including 32-bit floating-point processing; XMAX Class A mic preamps; and
24-bit, 48 kHz Burr-Brown digital converters with 118 dB dynamic range. Its feature
set and familiar, analog-like mixing surface are virtually the same. However, the new
mixer replaces the older unit’s FireWire 400 recording and control interface with an
18×16 USB 2.0 interface that works with any Mac or Windows audio software that
supports Core Audio or ASIO.

The product offers four aux sends – enough to handle monitors for a small band or
event—and adjacent channels and aux buses can be stereo linked. A stereo, 31-band
graphic EQ serves the main bus.

The 16.0.2 USB’s Fat Channel processing section provides a full complement of
processing that would normally require racks of outboard gear, including a
compressor, limiter, downward expander, and 3-band semi-parametric EQ available on
every channel, every aux bus, the two onboard effects outputs, and the main bus. The
Fat Channel also offers extensive LED metering; mixer save/recall; and channel-strip
save/recall/copy/paste. The new mixer also sports a pair of programmable, stereo,
32-bit floating-point effects processors, loaded with reverb and delay presets and
assigned to dedicated FX buses.

Standard 5-in DIN MIDI In and Out provide MIDI control over key mixer parameters.
With the tap of a toe, recall over-all volume settings, effects settings and
assignments, and global mixer Scenes, including individual channel levels and all 130
Fat Channel signal processors.

The new mixer comes with the latest PreSonus software suite, including Capture™
recording software, Studio One® Artist DAW, and Studio Magic Plug-in Suite for Mac®
and Windows®; UC Surface control software for Mac, Windows, Android™, and
iPad®; and QMix®-UC monitor (aux) control software for iOS® and Android devices.

Outstanding ease of use, superb sound quality, roadworthiness, extensive onboard
processing and metering, a tightly integrated USB 2.0 interface, state-of-the-art
recording and control software—the StudioLive 16.0.2 USB delivers everything you
need for small-scale studio and live applications. Expected to ship in late summer with
a U.S. street price of $1,099.95, this newest addition to the StudioLive family brings
high-quality mixing and recording capabilities to musicians who, until now, could
never have afforded them.

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