The most powerful and flexible digital mixer for recording and live sound.
The 32-channel StudioLive® 16 is the most powerful and flexible digital mixer available for live sound and recording. PreSonus® gave the StudioLive 16 the works: 40 total inputs; extensive AVB networking; more recording tracks over USB than any other digital mixer; touch-sensitive motorized faders; and a host of State-space modeled Fat Channel plug-ins that let you expand your processing options. Packaged with a full suite of integrated software, including PreSonus’ Studio One® DAW and Capture™ live-recording software, the StudioLive 16 is a groundbreaking professional digital mixer and USB audio interface in a compact, scalable design.
The scalable digital mixer that grows with you.
Every audio system is built to solve a unique set of problems. The StudioLive 16 digital mixer and the PreSonus ecosystem of AVB networking products allow you to create a system that is truly customized for your needs. Connect NSB-series stage boxes to add remote analog inputs and outputs wherever they’re required and complete your 32-channel, 16-bus StudioLive 16. Add EarMix 16M personal monitor mixers to give your musicians their own customizable 16-channel monitor mix. Multiple StudioLive Series III digital mixers can be networked together, allowing you to route audio to and from any device on the audio network thanks to the flexibility of Digital Patching available both onboard your StudioLive 16 digital mixer and inside UC Surface remote mixer software.
The best digital mixer for recording – with or without a computer.
PreSonus Capture recording software is an intuitive, rock-solid multitrack recording application with a fully integrated Virtual Soundcheck mode that runs directly on your StudioLive 16 digital mixer or on your macOS or Windows machine. This gives you the option to record to your computer using the USB audio interface built into your StudioLive 16 digital mixer, or leave your laptop at home and record 34 streams directly to an SD card. Record any combination of channels, FlexMixes, and the Main stereo mix either to USB, to an SD Card, or both for the ultimate redundant live recording rig with the touch of a single button. StudioLive mix scenes can be stored with your recordings to speed up Virtual Soundchecks. Best of all, Capture sessions open natively in Studio One with the entire StudioLive mix scene recreated in the Studio One console, complete with fader levels, Fat Channel settings, mutes, solos, and more to launch your live mix right where you left it.
World-class recording software included.
Seamlessly integrated with the included PreSonus Studio One® Artist DAW, the StudioLive 24 Series III mixer works with virtually all Mac and Windows audio-recording software. Built by creative people for creative music production, Studio One is easy to learn and enables you to compose, record, and produce your masterpiece without getting distracted by the tools. Studio One also enjoys a robust online community of enthusiastic and helpful users you can turn to for advice. Need a new loop or sample for your latest production? Studio One lets you shop, audition, and purchase new content right from your production environment.
Live Mixer. Studio sound. Fat Channel plug-ins bring your mix to life.
The dynamic Fat Channel on the StudioLive 16 digital mixer puts critical EQ and Dynamics functions beneath your fingertips while giving you fast access to every parameter via the full-color touchscreen or from the Fat Channel encoders, depending on how you like to work. The StudioLive 16 digital mixer comes with ten vintage EQ and classic compressor Fat Channel plug-in models that can be used onboard your mixer as well as within Studio One. And when you’re ready for more options, PreSonus offers four Fat Channel plug-in collections with fifteen additional models from which to choose, giving you a host of new signal processing options. While Fat Channel plug-ins are available for every input channel, every output bus on the StudioLive 16 digital mixer is equipped with a fully variable 6-band parametric EQ, compressor, and limiter. Now you can enjoy extensive, studio-style processing whether recording in the studio or running shows on the road.
Create buses and groups you need.
Whether you’re mixing in the studio or for a busy festival stage, the buses you need to facilitate the mix you want to create change. PreSonus designed the StudioLive 16 digital mixer to adapt with those changing needs. Each of the 16 FlexMixes on the StudioLive 16 digital mixer can be individually configured to function as an aux bus, a subgroup, or a matrix mix. An additional four static subgroup buses and four designated effects buses provide a total of 24 mix buses plus an independent solo bus and the main mix. We also provided 24 DCAs so you can more easily and flexibly control groups of channels. And with flexible viewing options for the 17 touch-sensitive motorized faders, you can easily manage your 32-channel mix in two efficient layers. The Master fader can even be locked to always control your main mix or to follow the currently selected mix.