PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2
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PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2

StudioLive 16.4.2, Digital Mixer from PreSonus in the StudioLive series.

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Average Score:4.1( 4.1/5 based on 16 reviews )
 7 reviews44 %
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 1 user review6 %
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Value For Money : Excellent
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yoTrakkz10/28/2011

yoTrakkz's review" great mixer"

PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2
Wow, where to start, I've owned the Presonus Studio Live 16.4 board for about 2 months and have come to the conclusion that I just didn't know how good sound could be without a rack full of gear. I'm using this for FoH sound in a youth facility, also recording all services live, and doubling as a studio mixer to lay down tracks.

UTILIZATION

1) Amazing preamps, they sound great recording at least as good as previous presonus problems and better than the digi003 IMHO. 2) Racks full of onboard gear easy to customize for your studio/live use, save, copy, delete start from scratch, use presets, digital effects, they thought of everything with this board. Chances are if it's not included there will be a firmware update for it soon. 3) Can link up to 4 Studio Live consoles (Plus they have a metal piece that holds them together to make it 'feel' like 1 console) this is a truely innovative design, record up to 32 tracks simultaneously @ 44.1k DAWS standard will dump right into your favorite audio suite. 4) Generous 16 XLR inputs, 6 Aux Sends, plus 2 built in Effects Sends, 2 Stereo Aux Returns for additional effects/processing, 4 Sub Groups, Tape in and out great for MP3 hook-up, individual firewire returns to nearly anything on the board so if you want to sequence tracks it's a snap.


SOUNDS

Sounds Amazing, very realistic.

OVERALL OPINION

I have no doubt this board will be a favorite among artists/sound engineers for years to come, there is not another board that can compete as far as sound quality, to features, to price ratio. The best part is it's 98% digital so every setting can be saved for multiple artists/senerio setups, it even shows you where the faders and knobs should be. And presonus has noted that the board is completely independent from the recording interface so there is no reason to ever worry about a 'computer problem' killing your FoH sound
marcblondeau05/21/2014

marcblondeau's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Transparent"

PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2
Rackable
Connected to PC
Big improvement over the analog table I had before.
Fits perfectly in Cubase.

UTILIZATION

Simple and efficient.
The preamps are actually Class
So, I sold my preamp rack.

SOUNDS

Very good dynamic
No breath, even to gain background.
Reverbs are correct.
It lacks MIDI.

OVERALL OPINION

3 years ago.
I do not regret this choice
taofender05/14/2014

taofender's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Presonus StudioLive review."

PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2
Yes is rackable.
The connection is complete.

UTILIZATION

It takes time to become familiar with the beast.

SOUNDS

The EQ is very effective. No breath, and transparent.

OVERALL OPINION

Hello,
I sold this table in 2013 has brought me satisfaction, whether sound or recording. Corrections are of excellent quality, the 32 bands miracles. Only flaw, in my opinion, the drivers is not very stable. But despite all that I will ever purchase. I intend to also make me purchaser 10.0.2 StudioLive, more compact and lighter.
Cordially.
nr44403/06/2014

nr444's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent studio and live"

PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2
Table rack XLR and jack connectors (16) subgroup (4) 2 FireWire Returns 6 scene 4-band EQ per compressor and gate.
Dual digital fx. Only downside no automation .....

UTILIZATION

J got there is tell you the simplicity

SOUNDS

Breathless and equalization surprising

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 3 years in the studio and live ..... quality / very good value ..... I have other digital console and she walks .....
babalzac01/05/2014

babalzac's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good table to start in the digital"

PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2
characteristics on the net!

UTILIZATION

the table is quickly taken in hand for easy use live, identical to be used as sound card. The fat channel (compressor, limiter, equalizer per slice) is very simple and quite effective.

the manual is clear enough.

SOUNDS

not breathing, a priori the sound is good but I did try that on small distribution system moderate quality so I do not get me too ...

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a year live and in the studio, this is my first digital table.

Most: - awesome in your studio.
- Easy to use
- Price

Cons: - lacks some options like sending effects in returns etc ...


basically it's a good meal to start in the digital, it is not very expensive and fairly easy to use.
Lordswest09/12/2013

Lordswest's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good"

PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2
Is rack yes brackets supplied with the RCA jack XLR everywhere ...

UTILIZATION

The general configuration is it simple?

All depends on the person and not accustomed to this kind of stuff but it rarely stays long in the harbor and the forums and the net is always to come out

SOUNDS

The console is transparent? uh nan is a little gray .. ^ ^

levels breath: nothing .. nada .. there're probably better ... Custom suits me very well

OVERALL OPINION

I use since 2011

I try mostly analog
I love the simple side and both complicated
I remake that choice
09/11/2013

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" mixed review"

PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2
See above specifications

UTILIZATION

Very good manual in French
But it is quite intuitive and could be dispensed with manual

SOUNDS

Impeccable on that side

OVERALL OPINION

I was initially excited about this console that I use as a conventional console for my external inputs but also as a mixing desk for audio projects on logic. It's fantastic 16 inputs and 16 other internal entries! But I started having galleys with the driver that is already pretty weird to install on Mac. Then the firewire connection is not very reliable especially as I spend 400 to 800 (imac). I quite often freeze and my research on the web revealed soon enough that I am not alone.
And then last week, blackout, more power supply except for a small light on the control panel ...
Repeating a ride on the net, it seems that this console is very fragile and, logically enough, considering the price will be fucked with low-end components ...
The rating is severe but I'm tired of pulling my hair out over unreliable equipment and more ... this is for my home studio, I imagine the anger of those who use it live ...
danycool08/06/2013

danycool's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Happy owner"

PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2
There is possibility of the racker

UTILIZATION

The confing is simple but there is the possibility of making precise adjustments and sharper

SOUNDS

I will not say anything bad breath is effectively equal

OVERALL OPINION

User for 1 year I am really happy. Ability to record or capture via StudioOne softwares provided natively with the console and quickly burn a master.
Colin FCP TOAM07/29/2013

Colin FCP TOAM's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good table if one really wants to use it ... :)"

PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2
Rackable yes. I sell mine with just a rack.

For specifications:

- Up to 32 inputs / 18 outputs digital
- 16 mic / line inputs (Preamp Class-A XMAX
- Six auxiliary buses (pre / post)
- 2 internal effects buses with 32-bit processor
- 31-band stereo graphic EQ
- 4 subgroups
- 44.1 and 48 kHz
- Input / output Midi
- Firewire 400 x 2

UTILIZATION

To use it, if you know how to use a digital table, it is quite simple to understand.

The complete manual easily understand this "big" jewelry ;)

SOUNDS

For once, this dual-use table (live recording mixer +) good value for money. Just have a good park to go with micro and ... it sends.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for more than a year, mainly to make live video clips of my group. It is very intuitive and suitable for use as I wanted to dedicate it. My concern: it is cumbersome and I have no place to store it. The ideal is to have a place where the wonder remains connected almost permanently. A good investment. I remake that choice without hesitation ... if I had a little more room ;)
ben28010/02/2012

ben280's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2
See the manual level feature ...

UTILIZATION

I confessed that level ergonomics, it is really great ... this is simple ... The manual is provided.
She still makes a big crash on a concert, nothing modulate entry, no more signal. That's why I note that severely ...

SOUNDS

are the preamp quality (it changes the 01v ...), without abusing correct compression and eq efficasse.

OVERALL OPINION

It sounds good at ergonomics is a real treat. I confessed that the firewire is handy for recording. But I think the system has yet evolved. Three months of use (about 2 gigs a week ...) she planted a time ... But for the price paid, it is a good product.