Presonus - PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2 USB

16x2 Performance and Recording Digital Mixer

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.

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.

Specifications

Computer system requirements:

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for UC Surface, QMix-UC, and Studio One®.

Mac

  • Mac® OS X 10.8.5 64-bit or later
  • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or faster recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)

Windows

  • Windows® 7 x64/x86 SP1 + platform update, Windows 8.1 x64/x86, Windows 10 x64/x86
  • 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

  • iOS 9.3 or later
  • iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad mini 4, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2


Android

  • 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.

Technical Specifications

Microphone Preamp

 
Type XLR 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

 
Type ¼" 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 Impedance 10 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

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

Main Outputs

 
Type XLR Male, balanced (stereo pair); ¼” TRS Female, balanced (stereo pair)
Rated Output Level +24 dBu
Output Impedance 100Ω

Aux Outputs

 
Type ¼” TRS Female, balanced (mono)
Rated Output Level +18 dBu
Output Impedance 100Ω

Monitor Outputs

 
Type ¼” TRS Female, balanced (stereo pair)
Rated Output Level z +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 Adaptive (0.2 - 2.5 ms)
Release Time 70 ms
Expander Attenuation Range 2:1

Compressor

 
Threshold Range -56 dB to 0 dB
Ratio 1:1 to 14:1
Response Time (Attack/Release 0.2 ms / 1.0s (“Tight”) to 180 ms / 1.0s (“Smooth”)
Auto Attack and Release Attack = 10 ms, Release = 150 ms
Curve Types hard and soft knee

EQ

 
Type 2nd-order shelving filter (Q = 0.55)
Low (Low-pass or Bandpass) 36 to 465 Hz, ±15 dB
Mid 260 Hz to 3.5 kHz, ±15 dB
High (High-pass or Bandpass) 1.4 kHz to 18 kHz, ±15 dB

Digital Audio

 
Host Interface USB 2.0
ADC Dynamic Range (A-wtd, 48 kHz) 118 dB
DAC Dynamic Range (A-wtd, 48 kHz) 118 dB
Internal Processing 32-bit, floating point
Sampling Rate 44.1, 48 kHz
A/D/A Bit Depth 24 bits
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

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

Physical

 
Length 15.56 inches (397 mm)
Width 16 inches (406 mm)
Maximum Height 5.5 inches (140 mm)
Weight 20 lbs.