Infinitely Versatile AVB Stagebox and Rackmount Mixer
The PreSonus StudioLive 16R exhibits exceptional performance, both as a rackmount mixer and as a stagebox for your StudioLive Series III console. It features 16 great-sounding XMAX preamps, a flexible array of I/O, and comprehensive routing, making it useful in innumerable live applications. It’s equally at home in the studio, boasting built-in 18-in/18-out USB and 32-in/32-out AVB audio interfaces. Onboard stereo SD recording is also supported, making instant live recordings a breeze. Sculpt your sound to perfection, thanks to vintage-style EQ and compression on every channel, along with a range of reverbs and delays. The StudioLive 16R comes complete with wireless control via your computer or smart device.
Three options for multitrack recording
The PreSonus StudioLive 16R gives you three efficient options for multitrack recording. A built-in SD card recorder allows for easy stereo recording. You can also connect to a computer via USB for 18 channels of recording and playback. And the StudioLive 16R supports AVB over Ethernet too, allowing for 32 channels of recording and playback.
Flex Mixes offer a ton of freedom for any mixing application
We know it can be frustrating trying to use the same mixer for many different tasks. That’s why we’re excited about the 6 Flex Mixes offered on the PreSonus StudioLive 16R. Flex Mixes can be set up as Aux mixes, Subgroups, or Matrix mixes, depending on what your show demands. Need a ton of different monitor mixes for a large group of musicians? No problem, you can create up to 16 aux sends if you need to. Same with Subgroups and Matrix mixes — perfect for theatre productions and multi-zone venues, respectively. Basically, the StudioLive 16R’s Flex Mixes allow you to adapt your mixer to the mixing task at hand, instead of adapting your workflow to the limitations of your mixer.
Pristine XMAX preamps for sound reinforcement and recording
Simply put, the 16 Class A XMAX preamps onboard the StudioLive 16R sound like they belong in the studio. Their high headroom and low noise floor deliver extremely clean and clear sound you simply wouldn’t expect from a live console. And mic preamp settings are fully recallable, which is a huge time saver when you mix or record the same band or show on a regular basis.
UC apps deliver full-featured remote control options
One of the major updates Series III brings to the StudioLive mixer line is powerful and flexible remote control via both wired and Wi-Fi network connections. If you’re the engineer, then you’ll love UC Surface, which is available for Mac, Windows, and iPad platforms. UC Surface lets you access virtually any aspect of your mix, and with support for up to four screens, you could hardly ask for more comprehensive feedback. On the other side of the stage, artists can control their own monitor mixes via the QMix-UC app. What’s more, QMix-UC is available for both iOS and Android operating systems.
Advanced processing for EQ, compression, and effects
The StudioLive series of consoles has always been known for outstanding effects and processing capabilities, and the StudioLive 16R takes it even further. You get two internal effects buses that are loaded with a combination of reverbs, delays and other effects that you can route any channel through. On top of that, Fat Channel processing offers vintage EQ and compressor models on every channel.
Superb recording software package included
Your purchase includes Studio One Artist and everything you need to start recording via your computer. Plus, to take your recordings to the next level, you get the Studio Magic plug-in suite. This extensive collection of popular plug-ins includes emulations of classic studio gear from legendary manufacturers, adding hundreds of dollars in extra value. Punch up your mix bus with the Brainworx bx_opto compressor, add ambient reverb with Lexicon MPX-i Reverb, fire up transients with SPL’s Attacker Plus, and much more. And since these plug-ins are available in AAX, VST, and AU formats, they’re compatible with any DAW.
PreSonus StudioLive 16R Features:
- 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
- Packaged with the complete Studio Magic Plug-in Suite — a collection of awesome plug-in emulations of classic studio gear
- 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)