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.

yoTrakkz 10/28/2011

PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2 : yoTrakkz's user review

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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