Your source for music technology!

Studiolive 16.0.2

Be the first to review this product

Meet the StudioLive 16.0.2! StudioLive 24.4.2 and 16.4.2 changed the game, offering amazing performance and ease of use for a great price. Now the same audio quality, performance, seamlessly integrated software (including remote control) is in a smaller, even more affordable package.
$ Want a better price? Name your price!
Found a lower price? Request a price match

Availability: In stock

Free Shipping

Free Shipping On Orders over $99

Questions? Answers!

Ask Our Experts Your Questions:



Meet the StudioLive 16.0.2!

StudioLive 24.4.2 and 16.4.2 changed the game, offering amazing performance and ease of use for a great price. Now the same audio quality, performance, seamlessly integrated software (including remote control) is in a smaller, even more affordable package.

Small size. Bigger possibilities.
In a “footprint” of less than 2 square feet (0.19 m2), the compact, 16-channel StudioLive 16.0.2 offers 8 mono input channels and 4 stereo channels and provides 12 XMAX Class A solid-state mic preamps. (Well, okay, it actually has 13 XMAX preamps; the Talkback input has one, too.)

StudioLive preamplifiers have three key advantages:
1. High Voltage. The XMAX preamplifier runs on power rails of 30V. Most off-the-shelf, op-amp-based designs run on power rails of 10V to 18V. Higher-voltage power rails deliver more headroom, deeper lows, smoother highs, and a richer overall sound.
2. Discrete components — not op-amps. We only use genuine transistors, resistors, and capacitors for ultra-low noise and transparency. Op-amps add noise, coloration, and harshness to a signal.
3. Class A circuitry. Class A circuits have no crossover distortion and deliver purer, clearer, and more musical results than the Class AB designs that are found in many preamps.

The net result of the XMAX preamp design is high headroom, low noise, wide dynamic range, extended frequency response, and—most important—musicality and transparency, with smooth highs; solid, deep lows; and everything in between.

But don't let its size fool you; the 16.0.2 is jam-packed with features and processing power, employs the same workflow and easy-to-use mixing-surface design as the bigger StudioLive boards, and sounds every bit as good, with the same high-definition, wide-dynamic-range, digital converters.

Ease of use and powerful features only count if the sound quality is equally impressive. After all, it really comes down to how clean the signal path is and how well the mixing algorithms perform.

That’s why you should choose a digital mixer made by PreSonus, a company already famous for its analog mic preamps, pristine digital interfaces, and well-regarded signal processors.

Ultra-high-headroom, 32-bit floating-point processing is used for all digital mixing. All analog inputs and outputs use the highest-quality digital converters available, with +118 dB dynamic range, for spectacular sonic results and unmatched musicality.

Synchronization to your computer is stable and robust, thanks to JetPLL synchronization technology. JetPLL incorporates noise shaping to virtually remove all audio-band jitter, ensuring near-perfect clock performance and optimal converter performance when networking two or more digital-audio devices. JetPLL quickly locks to any digital format through a wide range of frequencies and is extremely robust and tolerant of wide variations in clock frequencies. As a result, you’ll experience better stereo separation and clearer, more transparent audio.

Sit down at a StudioLive 16.0.2, and you see easily accessed, color-coded function buttons for Mute and Solo; rotary trim controls; and clearly labeled, individual knobs for EQ and dynamics processing. Aux sends have their own physical controls. Every channel has a big, bright meter display. The master section comes complete with Talkback, Monitor, Cue, and a choice of control-room sources—looks just like the master section on an analog board but with far more power and flexibility.

Bottom line: If you’ve ever used an analog mixer, you’ll be right at home with a 16.0.2. And even if you’ve never used a mixer before, you’ll quickly be able to create professional mixes and recordings.

More than a mixer: an integrated system.
The 16.0.2 integrates a 16x16 FireWire interface and comes with Capture, Studio One Artist recording and production software, and Virtual StudioLive, bidirectional control software, and it works great with our free SL Remote iPad and iPhone control apps.

Because of their powerful, integrated, free software, StudioLive digital mixers can do far more than their competition.

There are three and a half parts to this unique system:
- Virtual StudioLive for laptop control and editor/librarian functions
StudioLive Remote for iPad and iPhone (free apps used with Virtual StudioLive)
- Capture 1.1 for two-click multi-track recording and playback
- Studio One Artist Digital Audio Workstation for enhancing your recordings (or for direct recording from StudioLive 16.0.2)
- Virtual StudioLive: The magic of computer control.

Written exclusively for StudioLive mixers, Virtual StudioLive (VSL) provides a complete visual representation of the mixer, allowing you to control the features with a mouse, trackpad, or trackball on a FireWire-equipped Mac or PC.

You can see and control the most-used mixer parameters, all at once, including channel, aux send, and main levels, as well as the Fat Channel, effects, and EQ settings.

And Virtual StudioLive provides bidirectional control, so anything you change on the mixer also changes in the software and vice-versa, all in real time.

Drag different Fat Channel presets into all channels in seconds. Mute or solo every channel with a sweep of the mouse.

To load a Scene to the whole mixer, or to load a preset to a channel strip, just drag-and-drop them onto the virtual mixing surface!

Want to load just the EQ settings from a preset onto Channel 1? Simply drag that preset onto Channel 1’s EQ Microview. You can mix and match settings to your heart’s content. Have more Scenes and settings than the mixer’s memory can hold? Store, name, and rearrange an unlimited number of them in VSL’s browser, which you can see onscreen at all times.

Collect and trade Scenes with other StudioLive users. Send them via e-mail. Even edit them in a text editor!

VSL watches your back-up.
You just finished a big session, and you want to back up all mixer settings from the session in case you need them again. With VSL, you can quickly save a single, time-stamped backup of the entire mixer, rather than having to save each Scene and preset individually. It's perfect for church volunteers who are more familiar with computer screens than with a gazillion knobs and buttons. Create global StudioLive Scenes for things like Sermon, Choir Solo, or Praise Band Intro and save them in the VSL browser. Then all it takes is a mouse move to totally reset the mixer.

Even better: wireless control!
You’re mixing a live show with an old-school mixer—make that any mixer other than StudioLive—and you need to check the sound underneath the balcony—or in the balcony, for that matter. Or you’re sound-checking and want to hear the stage monitors for yourself. If you can’t leave the mixing station, you have to rely on someone else’s ears. If you don’t have a reliable crew, you don’t have a chance.

You can say goodbye to that problem if you use a 16.0.2 and an Apple iPad! With StudioLive Remote for iPad—available free from the Apple App Store—you have complete, real-time, wireless remote control over Virtual StudioLive, which in turn offers real-time control over the StudioLive mixer. As long as you have a wireless connection between your iPad and computer (and are connected via FireWire to the 16.0.2), you are in control of the console.

So check the mix in the corners and under and on the balcony, tweaking your settings on the fly. Adjust the stage monitors from the stage. You are now free to move about the venue!

StudioLive Remote features separate Channel, Aux, Fat Channel, and Graphic EQ (with draw-by-finger EQ curves) views. You can input levels in real time. Scroll through all your input channels. Seamlessly switch channels. Control an individual channel’s Fat Channel just by rotating the iPad.

Yet even better: control of monitor mixes from iPhones and iPod Touches!
Yes, it would be cool if every performer could have their own iPad right on stage with them — and it’s possible with StudioLive Remote. But let’s get real: iPads are not inexpensive.

A second app was created just for the iPhone and iPod touch. A subset of StudioLive Remote was created that lets you adjust a single aux per iPhone. Select inputs and levels for your custom monitor mix, and then use the Wheel of Me to get, well… “more me”… quickly during performances.

Recording made easy with Capture.
Check out our competition, and you’ll discover that their “recording” capabilities amount to stereo-only or just four channels — or require expensive add-ons.

With the StudioLive 16.0.2, if you have a laptop, you have a multitrack digital recorder instantly ready to capture your gig, church service, or presentation.

Just two mouse clicks engages Capture 1.1 recording software. When you install it on your laptop, it automatically “maps” to the outputs of the 16.0.2 to automatically record all 16 input channels.

Here’s a particularly cool feature: Capture lets you insert markers during a live recording — between songs or parts of a worship service or presentation—with a single mouse-click. Later, when you are ready to edit the performance, you can export each region you have marked as a separate file, using a single command. This saves hours and hours of work!

Do sound checks without the band.
Because StudioLive can so easily return FireWire playback streams from your computer, you can pull off nifty tricks. You can create backing tracks at your studio and seamlessly blend them with live performance.

Or “virtually” sound check your band and fine-tune the P.A. and monitors in a new venue, even when the band’s not there yet. (The drummer got stuck in traffic again.)

And Capture can run simultaneously with Virtual StudioLive and SL Remote, so you can personally sound check every part of the stage and house.

Studio One Artist, a serious digital audio workstation.
Once you’re recorded studio tracks or a live multi-track performance, it’s time to finish it with effects and a good mix (not to mention editing out that huge burst of feedback during the third song).

Studio One is a groundbreaking music-creation and -production application for Mac OS X and Windows XP/Vista/7 that makes audio recording and MIDI sequencing ridiculously simple right out of the box. (Well, actually it come in Tyvek sleeve when you buy your 16.0.2.)

Studio One changes the rules of the game with fresh code, innovative drag-and-drop features, advanced MIDI mapping, auto-configuration with your StudioLive 16.0.2, insanely good audio quality, unlimited tracks and plug-ins per track, and a powerful, inventive Start page.

Studio One’s powerful drag-and-drop functions let you to drag an audio clip, effect, or virtual instrument from the Browser directly onto a track in the Arrange view. Or simply drag an effect or VI to the Console (mixer). Want to save an audio or MIDI clip as a file or save an effect or VI preset? Just drag it back to the Browser—done!

Plug-Ins, instruments, and more.
Studio One Artist comes with a Native Effects 32-bit effects library, complete with dynamics processors, reverbs, modulations effects, amp simulators, and more.

Virtual instruments? No problem. We include our Impact sample drum-trigger instrument, with 32 drum kits by Ueberschal; Presence sample player, with 200 sampled instruments by Digital Sound Factory; Sample One sampler; and Mojito analog-modeling subtractive synthesizer.

Plus over 2 GB of third-party resources, including Native Instruments Kore Player, with 150 instruments; Native Instruments Guitar Rig LE; Toontrack EZ Drummer Lite; and nearly 1,400 drum loops (1.4 GB!) by Bandmate Loops.

Although Studio One Artist hit the scene just a year and a half ago, we’ve already added even more pro features with Version 1.6. From tracking to mixing, it’s the creative environment built for intuitive use, speed, and efficiency–and yet it’s robust enough for the most complex productions.

130 quality signal processors at your fingertips.
The 16.0.2's Fat Channel is well stocked with compressors, limiters, gates, phase reverse, high-pass filters, and 3-band semi-parametric EQ. Two stereo, 32-bit floating-point effects processors deliver delay and reverb effects.

A gigantic console in a small package — thanks to the Fat Channel.
The StudioLive 16.0.2 may be compact, but its Fat Channel is loaded with a high-pass filter on every channel and aux (22 total), phase reverse for each channel strip (12), and a gate, compressor, limiter, and 3-band parametric EQ for every channel, aux output, FX bus, and main output (24 of each!).

Engaged by pressing any Select button, the Fat Channel features extensive equalization and dynamics processing for every input channel, every aux output, the FX outputs, and the main outputs. The high-pass filter and EQ algorithms deliver extremely musical results. Also included in the Fat Channel are limiters, plus compressors and a downward expander, providing extensive dynamics control.

To let you get the most from all of this processing power without descending into menu purgatory, we designed the Fat Channel with clearly labeled, physical knobs; an ingenious, multifunction, 16-ladder LED display; an in-your-face Selected Channel display; and even a separate horizontal pan display. It’s easy to instantly access any function and get clear, visible feedback.

Not just effects. Effects you’d expect from a $600 standalone processor.
You get two programmable, 32-bit floating point, stereo DSP effects engines, loaded with 50 reverb, delay, and time-based effects presets that you can really use (complete listing).

The reverbs are so rich and detailed that you feel like you’re there. Delays are precise. Slap echo sounds like old-school tape effects. All 50 effects have easy-to-use parameter adjustment, tap tempo, and store and recall selection for the ultimate in creative flexibility.

The StudioLive 16.0.2 also sports a stereo 31-band graphic equalizer on the main outputs, so you can compensate for room acoustics and speaker response.

Whether StudioLive’s dozens of signal processors and 50 DSP effect presets were on gig undo channel strips, in a whopping rack of outboard gear, or neatly condensed into our Fat Channel, they have a lot of settings to remember and reset at every performance. That’s where the power of digital comes in: StudioLive never forgets

Presonus's first compact mixer with MIDI control from a footpedal.
Moreover, a glance at the rear panel reveals that ""Junior"" offers something the two bigger boards don't: MIDI In and Out. You can recall Scenes from a DAW using MIDI Program Changes, control the main output volume and effects level, and even mute effects between songs—all thanks to the magic of MIDI control.

Being able to control the 16.0.2 from an iPad or iPhone is cool — unless you hands are busy playing your instrument. What if you want to change from lots of reverb to a little bit of delay? What if you just need more volume through your P.A.? What if you want to change the mix for a solo?

A glance at the StudioLive 16.0.2 rear panel reveals that ""Junior"" offers something the two bigger boards don't: MIDI In and Out.

Use a MIDI footpedal (or DAW) to control:

Main Output Volume
- Effects A and B Output Volume
- Effects A and B Setting
- Effects A and B Assign to Mains
- Effects Mute between Songs
- Scene switching

Think of the possibilities for making your performances more exciting and varied — all without needing a separate soundperson.

What was then is now: complete store and recall.
Two factors work against getting that Perfect Mix with an analog mixer. First, the Perfect Mix can be hard to reproduce a week, day, or hour after you perfect it. And second, a good mix should be dynamic: levels, effects, and EQ should be tailored to each song or segment of the show, service, or presentation.
StudioLive solves this problem by letting you save all of your digital settings for quick setup and recall.

Powerful store and recall made simple.
StudioLive solves the problem getting of a Perfect Mix by letting you save all of your digital settings for quick setup and recall.
Save Scenes that include every setting on the mixer. Save just the Fat Channel settings. Copy-and-paste settings across multiple channels and buses. Save individual DSP effects for ultimate ease, speed, and control.

This means that for fixed applications like clubs, churches, and auditoriums, you can always count on the same sound. It means that you can fine-tune Scenes for different songs and call them up instantly. And it lets rank amateur volunteers run the StudioLive and achieve pro-quality sound.

Included is a whole library of individual channel settings (sample listing) as starting points for optimizing the sound of instruments, vocals, and spoken word. And an Automatic AutoStore feature regularly saves your current settings in case the power fails.

And of course you can store an unlimited number of settings and scenes on your laptop with Virtual StudioLive.

8 mono mic/line channel inputs, each with:
- High-headroom Class A XMAX™ mic preamplifier
- XLR mic and balanced ¼"" line inputs
- 60 mm precision fader

4 stereo line channel inputs, with:
- High-headroom Class A XMAX™ mic preamplifier (Ch. 9, 11, 13, and 15)
- XLR mic inputs (Ch. 9, 11, 13, and 15)
- Balanced ¼"" line inputs (Ch. 9-16)
- Unbalanced RCA line inputs (Ch. 13-16)
- 60 mm precision fader (4 stereo)
- 4 Auxiliary buses (pre/post-fader send)
- 2 Internal FX buses
- 2 stereo 32-bit digital effects processors with customizable reverb and delay presets

Fat Channel signal processing on all channels and buses, with:
- 3-band semi-parametric EQ (individual band on/off)
- Full-featured compressor
- Standard downward expander

- Phase reverse (12 mic preamplifiers only)
- Pan with dedicated 15-LED display
- Stereo link for input channels and aux buses
- High-pass filter

One 31-band stereo graphic EQ (on main outputs only)
- 16-in/16-out FireWire recording interface (24-bit/44.1 kHz and 48 kHz)
- Compatible with most audio software via ASIO, Windows Audio, Core Audio

Scene store and recall
- Settings can be copied among channels and buses and saved as user presets.
- Software bundle for Mac® and Windows® includes:
PreSonus Studio One Artist digital audio workstation
PreSonus Capture live-recording software
PreSonus Universal Control with Virtual StudioLive bidirectional mixer-control software

- Lockout mode protects your settings from meddlers and accidents
- MIDI Control Mode provides control over:
- Scene and FX Preset recall
- Main Volume, FXA, and FXB output levels
- FXA and FXB assign/unassign to Mains

- Free StudioLive Remote iPad wireless-control software available at the Apple App Store

- Length 15.56 inches (397 mm)
- Width 16 inches (106) mm
- Maximum Height 5.5 inches (140 mm)
- Weight 20 Lbs.

Product Details

Product Details

Platform Hybrid (Mac and PC)
Manufacturer PRESONUS
System Requirements (Windows) Windows 7, Vista, XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
Intel Pentium 4 1.6 GHz processor or AMD Athlon 64 (Turion) (2.5 GHz or faster recommended)
1 GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended)

IEEE 1394 FireWire 400 Port
Internet connection recommended
DVD-ROM drive
Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended
System Requirements (Mac) Mac OS X 10.5.2 or later (32-bit and 64-bit)
PowerPC G4 1.25 GHz or Intel Core Solo 1.5 GHz processor (2 GHz or faster recommended)
1 GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended)

IEEE 1394 FireWire 400 Port
Internet connection recommended
DVD-ROM drive
Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended


Write Your Own Review

You're reviewing: Studiolive 16.0.2

How do you rate this product? *

  1 star 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars
Ease of Use



Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.

Questions? Answers!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Search our helpful Knowledgebase, or check out our most popular questions below:

We've Answered Over 40,000 Questions About Music Technology - Why Not Ask Us Yours?
  • Have questions about this product?
  • Need help choosing the best product for your needs?

Ask our music technology experts! Complete the form below, or give us a call at 1-800-510-4385:


* Required Fields

Not What You Are Looking For? View other products in this category:

Frequently Asked Questions:

Search our helpful Knowledgebase, or check out our most popular questions below:

We've Answered Over 40,000 Questions About Music Technology - Why Not Ask Us Yours?
  • Have questions about this product?
  • Need help choosing the best product for your needs?

Ask our music technology experts! Complete the form below, or give us a call at 1-800-510-4385:


* Required Fields