The PreSonus StudioLive 16R is a Series III, 16-channel 1 RU stagebox and rack mixer designed to serve as a simple stage box, rack mixer, or combination stagebox and monitor mixer. The 16R is equipped for AVB networking, allowing it to be connected to another Series III mixer via a single, lightweight CAT5e or CAT6 Ethernet cable, eliminating the need for heavy, expensive copper snakes, and the signal degradation caused by long cable runs. All the on-board XMAX microphone preamps can be remotely controlled from the front-of-house position. In stage box + monitor mixer mode, the StudioLive 16R not only serves as a professional networked stage box, but is a full-blown monitor mixer with advanced processing and mixing power.
The StudioLive 16R offers professional-quality sound with its on-board Series III processors and 3rd generation Fat Channel, which implements a plug-in-style workflow that features vintage-style EQ and compression options on every channel, from classic tube limiters to passive EQs. In addition to channel processing, the StudioLive 16R offers 6-band, fully parametric EQ on all mix outputs. There are six FlexMixes that can be individually designated as aux, subgroup, or matrix mixes, while eight Filter DCAs offer easy and flexible control over groups of channels.
There are 16 combo XLR-1/4″ inputs (mic/line) and an additional set of stereo RCA inputs for flexibility. The six FlexMix outputs feature 1/4″ TRS connectors, while the main output offers balanced XLR connectors. A built-in SD card recorder allows you to quickly and easily record the main mix or any other stereo mix without the need for a computer. What’s more, you can simultaneously multitrack record to your laptop via USB or AVB and record in stereo to SD.
The StudioLive 16R ships with an integrated software package including Studio One Artist, UC Surface, and Capture. Studio One Artist is a full-featured DAW for recording, mixing, and playing back tracks. The software offers remote control over the XMAX preamps and the Fat Channel processing. UC Surface offers touch-control for Mac, Windows, Android, and iPad, allowing you to control the mixer wirelessly from anywhere in the room, while Capture allows you to completely automate virtual soundchecks and record shows. Additionally, the StudioMagic plug-in suite is included, which provides a wealth of fresh sounds and effects from companies such as Eventide, Lexicon, SPL, MAAG, Brainworks, and Arturia. The StudioLive 16R ships with a power cord and a USB cable.
Inputs and Outputs
-18-input, 16-channel digital rackmount mixer and AVB Stagebox for StudioLive Series III consoles
-Record and play back up to 18 channels via USB, or up to 32 channels via AVB Ethernet
-Integrated stereo SD digital recorder is perfect for instant live recordings
-16 fully recallable XMAX preamps with ultra-low noise floor
-2 internal effects buses with a combination of reverbs, delays and other effects
-Fat Channel processing provides vintage EQ and compression options for each channel
-Advanced scene management helps you manage complex mixing tasks more efficiently
-6 Flex Mixes can be used as Aux mixes, Subgroups, or Matrix mixes
-Software package includes UC Surface 2 touch-control software (Mac/PC/iOS), Capture recording software (Mac/PC), Studio One Artist DAW software (Mac/PC), QMix personal monitoring app (iOS/Android)
Inputs – Mic Preamps: 16 x XLR-1/4″ combo (mic/line)
Phantom Power: Yes
Inputs – Other: 1 x Dual RCA Stereo
Outputs – Main: 2 x XLR
Outputs – Direct: 6 x 1/4″ (mix out)
Data I/O: 1 x EtherCon (AVB), 1 x RJ-45 (network control)
USB: 1 x Type B
Computer Connectivity: USB (18 x 18), Ethernet (AVB, 32 x 32)
Headphones: 1 x 1/4″ TRS
EQ Bands: 4-band/6-band Parametric EQ, 31-band Graphic EQ
Effects: Studio Magic Plug-in Suite
Signal Processing: Gate, Compressor, Limiter
Features: Onboard stereo SD recorder
Software: Studio One Artist, UC Surface Touch, Capture, QMix-UC
OS Requirements – Mac: OS X 10.8.5 64-bit or later, Intel Core i3 or higher
OS Requirements – PC: Windows 7 SP1 64-bit or later, Intel Core i3 or higher
Power Source: Standard IEC AC cable
Weight: 8.6 lbs.