PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2
PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2

StudioLive 16.0.2, Digital Mixer from PreSonus in the StudioLive Classic series.

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Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 11 reviews )
 6 reviews55 %
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narnodel's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Everything you need in 9kg"

PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2
Already said everything ...


The settings in this table are of extreme simplicity is its greatest asset!
I had to take a look at the manual for one or two functions, the rest is all alone in ten minutes.
Management scenes, effects presets or "Fat Channel" is also amazingly simple.
Same for shipments to, you see everything in a glance. We almost feel of an analog machine, where each function has its associated knob.
I've tested a 01v, the presonus is much higher on this point.

I am frankly disappointed on the other hand on one point: the white between each scene change. A tenth of a second unacceptable!
I am often musician alone without sound engineer. I use a lot my loop pedal to build my instrumentations. I wanted to change the scene during the song depending on the instruments I record while loops running in background ... Well, it's messed with the Presonus, white in music each instrument change! So I am forced to add a second analog table, just two stereo tracks, a "loop out" other "output table / direct micro". It also works, but it's a shame.

The other weak point: MIDI. Yes it is nice to change the scene, changing effects with a MIDI foot pedal, but it's still frankly limited. I had hoped to at least control the mute pedal, especially as the console is easily controllable via Firewire with the bundled software, why not MIDI?


Regarding the sound, I'm pretty satisfied for the digital age.
Preamps are compelling for a small table in this category.
The reverbs are quite nice, it does not seem to me they are worse than on my Lexicon MX400.
Compressors and equalizers fulfill their role properly, although I quickly realized they were not up to my analog compressors and equalizers. At the same time, considering the price of this table, it would have been the height it sounds better!


I chose this table to replace my big rack effects 40kg and my analogue desk.
My back is very satisfied, and the shock of my car!

This is a very good Swiss Army knife, nothing grand, but very suitable for small services with a mid-range sound.
Although I was disappointed by this white between scenes and the weakness of MIDI, I do it again this choice without hesitation.
It is also the lightest and most portable, and it matters!

jedi30000's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" presonus studio live 16.0.2"

PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2
yes Rack


taken in hand fast enough


a marvel! not a blade of breath ...


everything has already been said about this digital mixer,
However, I would stress that I see that the only criticism that can be found in this table is the lack of motorized faders.
I am not convinced that this is a defect, but rather a guarantee of reliability and stability over time.
motorized faders quickly lose details with time ...
however I sampling rate is relatively low with 48khz and it is my opinion the only weak point of this wonderful machine.
on all other points this table do wonders and I doubt that we find on the market as value for money.
16 integrated preamp worth more expensive than the table itself ... one wonders how PreSonus have managed this feat.
For users of analogue desk there should be a small adjustment but in two / three days time is set.
Another important thing ... this table is absolutely not a control surface ... useless to try to set the faders to control the midi tracks in your DAW. it will not work.
This table offers a huge opportunity and allows professional quality work without any problems live as homestudio.
with the new version of one of presonus studio, integrating this software to further increased. little is now mainstream settings for each track of the table in each track studio one.
I would do this choice without a doubt and I looked forward to the next prsonus table.
you can buy eyes closed
cordially ...

THAUT's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2
A compact digital console like in my chest, combined with a macbook pro for recording (and my microphone ... etc ...) 12 XLR connectors and 2-way stereo RCA / jack.
For more detail, we find the instructions anywhere :)


Very simple, very well done manual, everything is accessible by a button press (this is what makes the strength of consoles presonus) And the top: After recording, I can rebalance recording from my PC to the console to mixing ... Royal.


No breath, good EQ (including a 31 band for stereo output), in short, nothing to complain about either the top :) The sound is faithful to the (I compared with stereo recordings with my MK12 on my VS-100 Roland, no difference and that is the good stuff ...)


I use it for 2 years now, I had the Opps test other consoles school sound engineering, internship in Montreuil and in some theaters and rehearsal rooms. The value for money is simply amazing.
Pros: As simple to use as an analog, but with more features, and digital. The possibility of mixing on the same console at home or studio rebalançant 16 tracks on the console.

The -: Maybe the absence of motorized fader (well me I do not mind), but it explains the price.

If I had a little more money, I will buy a 24.1 for more entries, but for most of training, 12 XLR inputs and 2 stereo line inputs is enough.

Tdm44's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Perfect, compact all in one great sound"

PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2
Is rack? I do not know mine is flighcase
How many lanes, bus attendant, departures, returns ...)? 16 Channel 12 XLR jacks 4For + 4

2 multi assignable effects on all tracks and
Automation is supported? régalges storage. volume, EQ, effects, etc. .. with recall

Control MIDI pedal optional

see website:


The general configuration is it simple? yes

The usual functions are they easily accessible? exactly what is the advantage of cettez console retains an ergonomic console analog

The manual is clear and sufficient? .. yes


The console is transparent?
Introduced she breath?
The equalizer is effective? ...

Very good preamps big advantage (at this level of price) large dynamic effects + dynamics processing are perfect for the home studio scene and


How long have you been using? 15 months
What is so special that you like most and least? sound effects versatility scene memories and effects can record direct capture

Did you try many other models before buying it? yes Yamaha 01V analog Behringer
How do you rate the quality / price? excellent
With experience, you do again this choice? ... yes

odepertat's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A beautiful console for cheap"

PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2
Yes this is rackable and this is the way I have used.
(By the way it is super light).

This is a console 8 Mono + 4 Stereo. Sold for 16 tracks but beware only 12 tracks.
4 For: It is light but it is a small console is sold as such is no inconsistency.

The EQ is a bit light for only 3 frequencies consoles and a 31-band EQ for output.
For AUX EQ 31 bands not to manage any Larsens on returns must be

The compression / limiter & co are easily accessible and parameterize for each band.

I like the MONO output for wedge ... and back, it is convenient.

The sampling ranges from 44.1 to 48KHz, but it sounds really good and natural.


The setup is great but you have to enter it (ie read the manual :-)).
Once this investment in playback time is it becomes very easy to use.

No need to sub menus on a screen that serves almost as the effect settings and reminders stage everything is at hand a maximum click. It is appreciable live when to go fast.

What I like most about this console is the ability to juggle the settings for the console, PC and iPAD. It's great to be able to manage the EQ on the screen seeing the response curve.

More application available on iPhone allows me to give everyone the opportunity to directly set its own auxiliary ... Gone are the days where everyone waits his turn to ask a bit more bass, a little less guitar, more voices. I sync their iPhone with the computer and all drives ....
So the balance is 2 times faster and the sound engineer keeps smiling.

Only drawback you need a computer connected.


I use this console to ... of live.
I am very happy rendering in this context.
The sound is excellent with a nice dynamic.

No breath, but I did not make a disc with ...


Acquired in August and sold last month to finance 16.4.2.
For my part I think this little console is a success because

Who needed more slices and AUX I went to the model above.
But it is not the same price.

So if the number of channels and outputs you will it is a very good quality / price ratio.
Its ease of use that we have no need to spend a permit navigation in menus
as in other models (01vXX & al.)

This allows you to concentrate on her and not on how I do.

Moreover it allows to record 16 channels simultaneously without latency via Fireware ....

Warning my opinion applies only to the live.
Not having used studio I have no opinion on the matter.

zorglup's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Super table but ..."

PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2
Table 16 tracks, 4 aux buses, double section Indeed, without digital motorized fader (it's flames but it's not really all that indispensble can visually locate a config fader and it avoids failures), the doc is on the Presonus site for details
To quibble effects per track would have been better, rather than just 2, but it is very good when même.Contrôlable by noon, but can not serve as a control surface for your DAW very very bad ... one Pouf point less
As a sound card too top 16 tracks!
Almost everything is memorable, effective slice scene equalizer:
You can save a setting slice and recall of another or three months later, I have a great example of setting microphone 2 jiffy I save my settings and recall them.
You can also save scene settings, such as I balance the coconut bar with the group "freaking desert foxes lost" if I returned six months later at the same place with the same group (and the same hardware) I remember the entire balance, thank you digital. That's great


Super simple setup, simple is hard, you have to read the manual a bit but not too much, everything is logical and well done track by fat channel is clear, it is a pleasure to use this table both in studio live in, there is even a recipe in the manual (which I recommend anyway), the software is excellent and one studio is really really good


Not breathing, everything is transparent, equalizer with two modes (plateau or peak) per tranche and a general equalizer (memorable) per hyper efficient, clear preamp, chopped his problem recording with firewire chip is not compatible


I use it for 8 months, everything is perfect for me
EXCEPT firewire ports, little or no windows portable firewire MUST ABSOLUTELY CHIP FIREWIRE TEXAS INSTRUMENT (Via also works), otherwise it can not be tart record, they are nice in the sav presonus anyway, but good I'm going around in circles before coming to register 16 tracks
The icing on the cake is to walk around with an ipad next to the singer and to refine a return to the onions, the control software is really well done.
Very good value for money, just the technological choice of firewire seems very questionable especially the firewire disappears gradually all laptops is really to consider before purchase, if your laptop express card bay 54 for € 20 you buy a firewire chip texas instrument is set, if your laptop already has a firewire port will see on the site if it is compatible PreSonus, and do not waste time searching for a usb firewire converter that n ' exist. that's how you lose 3 points just because I'm struggled before finding the solution, but when it works is divine

In summary great table, great sound, great ergonomics and digital
Firewire = poo pudding

TheJeff666's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"HUGE PC sound card!!"

PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2
For specifications, there are too many to list here, see other opinions and site builder.
Overall a numerical table of classical architecture, everything is much more to see ....
very well designed ...


Note that I use the Presonus Studiolive only as sound card, and not mixing desk / live recording. So use a little devious. Used with a powerful PC designed specifically for computer music, and thus with the correct chipset firewire. For audio streams, like many pro even on PC, I always preferred the Firewire to USB for stability foolproof.
For installation, the date of purchase, immediately recognized, not the least hassle, tested immediately on projects cubase loaded (multiple instances of diva, multiple instances of kontakt, plugs and good lovers on the slopes and master. ..), recording a voice and two guitars live and in stereo to test the machine, one passing through a stereo auxiliary (eventide space) is in tears, on the same project cubase with plugs on recorded tracks, all within a 5 millisecond latency input / output .... in less than 30 minutes and without manual by the way ... seller that uses a mac was amazed, it works better than at home, he had trouble believe it, but I told him on the phone, it was he who insisted me to try before you buy .. .
The manual is very simple, I've never opened, yet I had never used digital table. I will not print it ... When the accessibility of the most common, it is even more simple this table is a regal ergonomics and ease of use once you understood the architecture is very logical. One button, one function, ultra-fast workflow .... Perfection does not exist, but it is really perfect for me. A successful product, conceived and designed by and for musicians, it is rare these days. Presonus hat.


For sound, and well as a great surprise, one is faced with a real product ... Nothing to do with the sound card base our home studio, there is a range above at or not far from RME (I leave a focusrite pro 24, and I've worked with Digidesign cards, RME, EMU, M audio ...), but with transparency and ease of use more ...
The table is transparent and respects the signal, the dynamic is absolutely excellent (this is a product designed for live, do not forget ...), the preamps are very good, I never had breath from the table, even with gain trim and bottom.
All audio streams (I did not say track ...) have a "Fat Chanel" includes limiters, compressors, low-pass filters, 3-band equalizers, gate ... all the settings are memorized the Fat Chanel and even has presets ... is already very good, but it borders on genius or is it fat chanel is used anywhere on your input channels of course, but also on the FX or and even better Returns on firewire ...


Overall, a successful product, conceived and designed by and for musicians, ease of use disconcerting. I go out a Focusrite Pro 24 (very good card entry), and I've worked with Digidesign cards, RME, EMU, M audio ...
I am old and I like the comfort, so tired of cabler and rewire before recording an idea ... with Studiolive, I set up all my connected (several synths, guitar and bass amps more, microphones, DI, and especially my FX to tinker and torturing my sounds) and constantly ready to pounce .. . an idea? I open a track in my daw, I hop affects and I record. A singer who comes with a friend who plays the Jew's harp and da that was not planned ... okay, 10 minutes after I recorded everything and 15 minutes after I turned the jalopy in TB303 bass line so .... imagine what I can do with a didgeridoo ...
I love everything about this sound card, and especially his ability to forget. One downside, but inherent in the product design and target segment, it may be fragile, so handle with care, with a good fly, in the case of intensive use in sound. In my case, static in my home studio, this is not a problem.
When the value for money, you know a lot of pro sound cards around € 1,000, with a terrible sound, offering 16 tracks, 4 auxiliary, 16 firewires returns, bus effects, a fat channel used on all voice , noon, memories, presets, stability copy, use and absolutely transparent ergonomically almost perfect? ben, I'll wait until we sort of presonus Studiolive Deluxe steel frame and 100 mm motorized fader and I'll buy one ....

Tralala4's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" She is dead!"

PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2






While she only FIREWIRE this table is worthless

nathjac83's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" I am delighted!"

PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2
I have nothing to add to the already comprehensive spec in other reviews
Effects are limited but effective and sufficient for me to live performance of songs from backing tracks.
Graphic and parametric equalization is possible. It is a small table and therefore returns are limited to 4. The preamps are transparent and very good quality. I did not notice breath (I never pushed to their max gains must say)


I will focus on the practical side of the table that is not a concession to quality. I use it live and at home. I pilot from a mac and the sound is composed of full range RCF. The sound is excellent and it is a pleasure to use. 2 or 3 hours to adapt to them (this is my first digital table) and no longer opens the procedure.
I made recordings, quite a few live for a year now, never to worry: I am delighted
Of course this is a small table, the faders are manual, limited effects, but what fun to use anyway. The top are the controls that can be deported on an ipad (and even an iphone for returns management): it is in the public and tweaked the settings live: that happiness!


Yes the console is transparent and respectful of the musical message. Equalizers are effective. Not breathing.


I use it for about 1 year
I once had an efx souncraft which worked perfectly but digital is another world.

The value for money is very good and if I had to redo this choice is without hesitation.

Oliwoods's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Nice little table"

PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2
I refer to the datasheets for details.

Basically, it is a digital console automation without physical, ie that the faders do not move on their own, although their level can be programmed scenes. This is a good thing when you know the fragility of a motorized fader, and its price, which weighs on models so equipped.

Gate, compressor, parametric EQ 3 bands every and each output.

What might be missing: you can not use for the external effects, except to sacrifice a portion of the console to the effect return.


Use deserves a bit of look to it. Do not expect to get the best from the first night.

Use the supplied software helps a lot of things. In the absence of displays on the table, it allows to visualize much better compressors and equalizers.

The very best thing is to make it work with the iPad: a free app and is available very ergonomic. Your table must be connected to a computer that is connected to the iPad via a wifi adhoc. The creation of this network can be complicated, but once configured, everything works well.

So when we play somewhere, we recorded a few songs quickly. It then starts playing, and it is virtual scales with the ipad in the room.

You can also use the ipad when you live background music for a group. Instead of sitting stupidly in your mixer, take the opportunity to go and sit in the audience. It's very nice and you will see some surprised looks.

In the same spirit, each player can use his iphone (another free application) to set one of the four aux sends for his return (every level and overall volume).


The preamps are very clean. No worries consider using home studio.

Effects quite transparent. They have chosen to put only reverb and delay, but suddenly it's the good stuff.


I use it for a year. We made a dozen dates with and a studio session.

Presonus made a smart choice to provide a tool devoid of features "comfort" very expensive (motorized faders, displays complex, multi effects). They were able to offer a quality product at a price accessible, suitable both for studio than live.

Beware though, the product is really interesting when it is used with the iPad, which also needs to have a computer connected to the table. If you already have these devices, go for it.

Personally, I love this little compact table, which allows me to make virtual balances when we do not have a soundman, to record our concerts multitrack rework later. At first, we recorded our répèts same, and everyone could walk away with the mix of the recording without his instrument, in order to work at home.

I think I would do this choice.