PreSonus Ships StudioLive 16.4.2AI Digital Mixer with Active Integration

October 30, 2013

PreSonus® is now shipping the StudioLive™ 16.4.2AI digital mixing and recording system with Active Integration™ technology. The second of three announced AI-series mixers to hit the stores, the 16-channel StudioLive 16.4.2AI retains the same surface-driven functionality that made StudioLive mixers famous, while adding even more processing power, enhanced workflow features, and Active Integration technology. (The 32-channel StudioLive 32.4.2AI was released on August 29.)

PreSonus Active Integration (AI) is a complete, networked, tightly integrated hardware/software ecosystem in which every touch point in the system communicates to enhance the user experience and solve practical problems in ways not previously possible.

In the StudioLive 16.4.2AI; StudioLive 32.4.2AI; and soon-to-be-released, 24-channel StudioLive 24.4.2AI digital mixers, Active Integration technology provides wireless or wired (Ethernet) remote control over nearly every feature, thanks to tight integration with the newly redesigned PreSonus StudioLive AI Software Library for Mac®, Windows®, and iOS®, which is included free with the StudioLive 16.4.2AI mixer. The new mixer sports a 32x18 FireWire s800 interface and an Ethernet control port on an upgradeable card that can be swapped for optional Dante, AVB, or Thunderbolt.

Thanks to Active Integration, the StudioLive 16.4.2AI mixer delivers an extended feature set, including twice as many internal effects buses as the first-generation StudioLive 16.4.2 and 24.4.2 (two reverbs and two delays on dedicated buses), the ability to create two complete sets of parametric EQ and dynamics-processor settings for each channel and bus and make quick A/B comparisons at the touch of a button. You also get 16 dedicated mix buses, extended Fat Channel functions when controlling the mixer from SL Remote-AI for iPad or VSL-AI for Mac and Windows, and much more.

StudioLive 16.4.2AI digital mixers are available immediately at PreSonus dealers. MAP/street price is expected to be $1,999.95.

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