PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2AI Performance & Recording Digital Mixer

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Manufacturer: Presonus

Category: Recording & Playback

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PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2AI Performance & Recording Digital Mixer has a powerful user interface, unrivaled sound quality, amazing DSP performance, direct Wi-Fi and LAN communication, fast and intuitive workflow, onboard FireWire s800 interface, and tightly integrated software suite for Mac®, Windows®, and iOS®, StudioLive™ AI-series digital mixers create a streamlined working environment for both live and studio use.

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 Configurable networking and communications option cards ensure your investment won’t be outdated as new technologies emerge.

In short, StudioLive AI-series mixers deliver the very best in digital mixing and recording technology and make it all incredibly intuitive and easy to learn and use.

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

PreSonus StudioLive AI-series mixers are tightly integrated with an entire suite of free, state-of-the-art software that helps you mix and record better and have more fun doing it. No other digital mixer anywhere near this price class comes close with respect to software integration and features. In fact, most digital mixers in much higher price classes don’t come close.

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!

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.

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Specification

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

  • Windows® 7 x64/x86 SP1, Windows 8 x64/x86
  • Intel Core Duo or AMD Athlon™ X2 processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon X4 or better recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (more recommended)

Mac and Windows Systems

  • FireWire S800 (IEEE 1394b) port
  • Ehternet port recommended
  • Internet connection recommended
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended
  • Monitor with 1024x768 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 1024x768 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
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
Manufacturer's Part Number STUDIOLIVE1642AI
Manufacturer Presonus
also known as Presonus StudioLive 1642 Digital Mixer
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