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Presonus StudioLive 16 Series III Digital Mixer

£ 1,742.00

Versatile Digital Mixer

The PreSonus Series III StudioLive 16 is a versatile digital mixer and recording system featuring 24 total inputs, including 16 channel inputs. The StudioLive 16 is one of the most powerful mixers in its classic, featuring 17 touch-sensitive motorized faders and 16 recallable XMAX preamps. Its wide range of premium-grade components and in-depth control make it one of the most versatile mixers on the market. Improving on previous models, the StudioLive 16 Mixer now includes redesigned Fat Channel processing, including vintage-style EQs and compressors. One of the most convenient features is the ability to record directly to SD card, allowing you to capture everything coming from the mixer, ideal for live sound applications.

Redesigned Fat Channel

The re-vamped ‘Fat Channel’ features a slew of improvements and upgrades, optimising your workflow while still being easy to use. The Fat Channel section features vintage-style EQ and compression parameters on each channel for optimal control. The options include everything from classic tube limiters to passive EQs and more. A 6-band, parametric EQ is features on all mix outputs for added convenience. At the heart of the Fat Channel section is the 7-inch colour touchscreen, which provides visual monitoring for all your levels and controls, as well as 8 scribble strips, encoders and multi-coloured buttons.

Customisable Interface

One of the most unique features of the StudioLive 16 is the ability to customise your layout and controls, to work to your own requirements. You now have the means to customise the layout of the Fat Channel, putting the most essential parameters in the layout for quick and easy access. You can optimise your workflow, by using the multiple ways to control your mixer. For example you can now control the mixer with multiple iPad, or a computer while running UC surface. This allows each device to see a different view, allowing you to see and access all your major controls at once.


General Controls

  • 17 touch-sensitive, motorized faders with 1-to-1 workflow
  • RGB Select buttons with user-assignable colors
  • Transport control
  • All-new Fat Channel controls including
    • 8 scribble strips, encoders, and multicolor buttons
    • Customizable user layer
    • 7-inch color touchscreen

Inputs and Outputs

  • 24 total inputs
  • 16 channel inputs: 8 mic, 8 mic/line
  • 1 XLR Talkback mic input with recallable XMAX Class A preamp
  • 2 stereo Aux inputs
  • 10 FlexMix outputs: 6 XLR, 4 balanced TRS
  • Unbalanced stereo (RCA) tape input and output
  • Bluetooth™ 4.1 wireless tape input
  • Stereo AES/EBU digital output
  • 2 XLR (L/R) Main outputs
  • XLR Main summed mono output
  • 2 TRS monitor outputs
  • Stereo headphone output

Channels and Buses

  • 32 input channels
    • 16 with recallable XMAX Class A mic preamps
    • 16 via USB and AVB
  • 2 stereo aux inputs
  • 26 buses:
    • 16 FlexMixes (can be designated as aux, subgroup, or matrix mixes)
    • 4 dedicated subgroups
    • 4 internal effects sends
    • Stereo main bus
  • 24 Filter DCAs for easily and flexibly controlling groups of channels

Networking Connections

  • 1 Ethernet control network port
    • Dynamic, Self Assigned, and Manual IP address modes
  • 1 Ethercon AVB audio network port
  • Complete ecosystem of AVB solutions, including stageboxes and personal monitor mixers, will be available in 2017


  • Onboard 34x34 SD recorder (using Capture™)
  • 38x38 USB recording interface
  • 55x55 AVB recording interface

Signal Processing

  • Intuitive Fat Channel signal processing on every channel with:
    • A/B settings comparison
    • Highpass filter and polarity reverse
    • Gate/expander with sidechain
    • Compressor with sidechain
    • 4-band parametric EQ on inputs
    • 6-band parametric EQ on outputs
    • Limiter
    • Delay on every input
    • Delay on every output
    • Professionally programmed library of presets
  • Vintage EQ and compressor models available on every input
    • Passive EQ
    • Vintage EQ
    • Tube compressor
    • FET compressor
  • 8 31-band graphic EQs
  • 4 internal effects buses: combination of reverbs and delays with modern and vintage options
  • Built-in real-time analyzer


  • 7-inch color touchscreen
  • Input meter on every channel
  • Full-size Fat Channel metering
    • Input meter
    • Gate gain reduction meter
    • Compressor gain reduction meter
  • Full-size stereo Main output meters

Scenes and Presets

  • Create, save, and edit up to 100 scenes
  • Scene management with:
    • Scene Safe—prevents a scene change from affecting designated “safe” channels
  • Create, save, and edit channel settings and copy/paste between channels
  • Advanced channel preset options can save and recall:
    • Channel type and name
    • Input settings (preamp, +48V phantom power, polarity, pan)
    • Fat Channel A & B settings
    • Bus assignments
    • Aux and effects send levels and pan
    • Select button color
  • 8 Quick Scenes


  • Studio-quality converters with 115 dB dynamic range
  • 48 kHz operation with 24-bit resolution (44.1 kHz option coming soon)

Actively Integrated Software

  • UC Surface touch control software for Mac®, Windows®, and iPad®
  • Studio One® Artist digital audio workstation software for Mac and Windows
  • Capture™ multitrack recording software for Mac and Windows
  • QMix®-UC aux-control software for iOS® and Android™ available free from Apple App Store, Google Play, and Amazon App Store

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