PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2
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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Value For Money : Excellent

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.


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 Amazing, very realistic.


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

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

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


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


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


3 years ago.
I do not regret this choice

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!


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.


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 ...


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.

fgrillet's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" More than Live Studio but what live!"

PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2
Rackée console for a small adjustment in a flight case RoadReady 19R, it allows us to record live with extreme ease via the Firewire port. Unlike its big sister, 16.4.2 does not seem to suffer from reliability problems and the updates of firmware that have made improvements over time.


The use is childish and the user manual (in French) is full of interesting information. Everything is easily accessible and management via Iphone is just bluffing and further simplifies use.


Live, preamps are effective and are now six auxiliary equalizable. However, it is best to make adjustments through the connected computer or, even better, via the iPad.

Not observed significant blows.


Used for 3 years for various concerts, it has never caused a problem. Digital brings the benefits of incorporating the fact that all settings: gate, compression, equalization ... The conversion quality is perhaps not the best for use in the studio but is still quite sufficient for the concerts.

The price / quality ratio is quite impressive compared to many opportunities and settings for the console. Personally, I find no equivalence in the market unless Mackie is considering proposing its new 1608D as a rack. To be considered for rotation with an even more compact ;-)

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

PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2


super simple


the super fat channel


AC output from
Rolonda and yam
simplicitée the console as a traditional with the digital eficaciter
the quality / price unbeatable
no I take the 24:) it was not out as the one I bought!

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

PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2
16 Mic inputs
2 stereo inputs in Supp
6envois to,
4 groups


super simple to access, is departing why I turned to it because it's a very intuitive digital console, it has everything at hand, no pages and sub menu has the con .. .


great sound guys and all I loved it sleeps
often compared to a 01v on both its size and price levels audio, presonus yamaha Unstick the


I've had it about 9 months
I'm really super happy!!
Only one thing can damage level fx y 'as reverbs and delays, fx no more "exotic" (distortion, vocoder ...)
I love this console, besides, I'll probably replace my config 24 track analog 24 track version of the presonus, suddenly I do not know if I'll keep the 16 ....

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

PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2
hello all
I said I'll take the advice as and when the discovery of this machine

I have therefore taken the plunge, I bought the presonus 16-4-2 after having long hesitated because not easy to leave my analog consoles that sounded great. Also I do not like the sound yamaha so I opted for the presonus also this week I'll do a real comparison between StudioLive 01V96 V2 and a friend will lend me

the program is 16 XLR microphone inputs in any two outputs with the master hand to gain control of outputs via rotary volume pot from -20 to +10 db, the same thing on the mono output except that the mono output does not linear fader in front, 4 subgroups that can be injected back into the master (main), 6 with the symbol jack outputs, two multi effects, two feedback effects which can swing in subgroups or in the hand (or both) and of course the full range of I / O firewire that I will test later

on each track, gain, 48v, with switch inputs physical or firewire input, then compressor, limiter, noise gate, high-pass filter (20Hz to 1kHz), 4-band EQ (bass lower midrange, upper midrange and treble) all with adjusting the frequency and Q factor adjustment (there are only two settings, a priori factor Q via the software but physically it looks much more complete)

no automation, but a snapshot of the faders is possible.

ENOOOORRMME The strength of this console is the "fat channel" not need to watch the screen for the settings in 4h way up so you master all the stupid .... it's really fabulous, selecting the runway can see the VU meters on all settings of the track

Another huge highlight is provided to each of the same fat channel that so many classic tracks same as above ie for each and the effects start in the sections was
compressor, limiter, noise gate, high-pass filter (20Hz to 1kHz), 4-band EQ (bass lower midrange, upper midrange and treble) all with adjustable on the frequency and Q factor adjustment (there are only two priori settings of Q)

we therefore have the opportunity to make an adjustment for equalizing the facade of a singer and make him a different EQ for his feedback I know it already exists on the yamaha but here I am talking to owners of analog must use 2 EQs.

each effect can then be injected into the 6 to the sub groups, or the master hand and is the only negative point for the console to re-inject it in to be fiddling a little while on the new 24-4 from the same brand to each flatly its injection effect da, s to the rotary volume pot with good but once you understand it's easy

48KHz sampling in


super simple - simple manual arch - arch usual functions easy with the fat channel - all this for 10 without hesitation!


I know starting tomorrow because I'll test it on stage


I use it for 24hrs so I'll come back before I had a very good analog whose excellent soundcraft k1, GB4, mixwizzard