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Presonus StudioLive 16.4.2AI Digital Mixer

SKU: SLM1642AI MPN: SLM16.4.2AI

Redesigned from the ground up, the new Presonus StudioLive™ 16.4.2AI is a 16-channel digital mixer that still provides the same analog workflow and ease of use as the original, but adds dual-processing to each and every channel and bus, a new DSP engine, onboard 32x18 Firewire s800 interface, and integrated Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking. Presonus' Active Integration technology is now fully integrated as well.

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The StudioLive™ 16.4.2AI introduces a new paradigm for digital mixing and recording solutions. Retaining the same surface-driven functionality that made StudioLive mixers famous, while adding even more processing power, enhanced workflow features, and Active Integration™ technology, it provides a networked, tightly integrated hardware/software ecosystem in which every touch point in the system communicates to enhance each mixing task.

The StudioLive™ 16.4.2AI offers wireless or wired connectivity to any standard router and networks with Macs, PCs, and iOS devices running the StudioLive AI Software Library, which features VSL-AI with Smaart® audio analysis, specialized iOS apps, Capture 2.1, and Studio One Artist 3.0 DAW.

The mixer features an extensive analog patch bay for flexible connectivity; a 32x18 FireWire s800 interface for easy recording and virtual soundchecks; optional Thunderbolt, Dante, or AVB for flexible networking; extensive dual signal processing on every channel and bus, with A/B comparison (one Fat Channel on every input and bus simply wasn’t enough); and 16 dedicated mix buses for easy configuration. Best of all, all controls are one-to-one, so there are no layers to get lost in, and your main mix is always at your fingertips.

What is Active Integration?

A complete, networked, tightly integrated hardware/software ecosystem in which every touch-point in the system communicates to enhance the user experience and solve practical problems in ways not previously possible.

Improved DSP Performance

StudioLive AI-Series Mixers are developed on a new DSP platform. One that unleashes more processing power and flexibility. The Fat Channel now provides an A/B switch providing two distinct settings for every channel and bus. There are now 4 internal FX buses (twice as many as the original StudioLive 16.4.2). Meters now have a peak hold function. There are now graphic EQs on every Aux mix and Main mix outputs. There are now 16 Auxiliary recording input streams in addition to the streams on every channel input.

Direct WiFi/LAN Communication

StudioLive AI-Series Mixers ship with both a USB WiFi LAN adapter and an onboard Ethernet connection. This lets you connect to a wireless router and wirelessly control your mixer from the AI-series mixers' powerful suite of control and recording software.

The Studiolive AI mixers make connecting to a LAN even easier than before. If connecting via Ethernet, the StudioLive AI automatically connects, no configuration required. With the included WiFi adapter, there is a new network setup page on the mixers display, use it to browse through every available wireless network. Or, to simplify things even further, if you have already named your WiFi network "StudioLive" with the password set as "studiolive", the mixer will automatically connect to it. Simple.

Active Integration Software Library

Active Integration doesn't stop at the hardware. Every application in the extensive StudioLive AI Software Library has been designed not only to work with the StudioLive AI-series mixers, but with the other applications in the AI software library as well.

Capture and Studio One 3.0 have been designed to work together for two different workflows and both are now integrated with VSL-AI!

Capture 2.1

  • Configures to match StudioLive AI-series mixer
  • Automatically creates 18, 26, or 34 channels to record every input channel plus a stereo mix of your choosing
  • Saves StudioLive AI mixer scene with the Capture Sessions
  • Channel names are broadcast over the network
  • Name a channel from Capture, VSL-AI, SL-Remote, or the channel info page on the mixer itself, and every location on the network will sync

Studio One 3.0

  • Launches Capture sessions with all Channel Names, Markers, and Audio Edits intact
  • Capture sessions with StudioLive AI scenes are loaded with the StudioLive AI mixer scenes recreated in the Studio One mixer... complete with fader levels, mutes, AND Fat Channel settings, FX sends, and subgroups.
  • New Fat Channel plugins share with and read presets from the VSL-AI

New updates for VSL, SL Remote, and QMIX as well!

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