PRESONUS StudioLive 16 Series III (16-channel Digital Mixer)

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BrandPRESONUS ModelStudioLive 16 Series III
Description

FEATURES

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
  • DAW control (Studio One, MCU, and HUI) coming soon

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 Filters DCAs for easy and flexible control groups of channels

Networking Connections

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

Recording

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

Signal Processing

  • Intuitive Fat Channel signal processing on each channel with:
    • A / B settings comparison
    • High pass 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: a combination of reverbs and delays with modern and vintage options
  • Built-in real-time analyzer

Metering / Displays

  • 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

Digital

  • 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's App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Appstore

Technical Specifications

Mi crophone preamplifier

 

Input Type

XLR Female, balanced

Frequency Response to Main Output (at unity gain)

20-20 kHz, ± 0.5 dBu

Input Impedance

1 kΩ

THD to Main Output

<0.005%, +4 dBu, 20-20 kHz, unity gain, unwtd

S / N Ratio to Main Output (Ref = +4 dB, 20 kHz BW, unity gain, A-wtd)

94 dB

Common Mode Rejection Ratio (1 kHz at unity gain)

65 dB

Gain Control Range (± 1 dB)

0 dB to +60 dB

Maximum Input Level (unity gain)

+12 dBu

Phantom Power (± 2 VDC)

48 VDC, switchable per channel

Line Inputs

 

grade

¼ "TRS Female, balanced

Frequency Response to Main Output (at unity gain)

20-20 kHz, ± 0.5 dBu

Input Impedance

10 kΩ

THD to Main Output

<0.005%, +4 dBu, 20-20 kHz, unity gain, unwtd

S / N Ratio to Main Output (Ref = +4 dB, 20 kHz BW, unity gain, A-wtd)

94 dB

Maximum Input Level

+18 dBu

Tape Inputs

 

grade

RCA Female, unbalanced (stereo pair)

Maximum Input Level

+12 dBu, ± 0.5 dBu

XLR Outputs

 

grade

XLR Male, balanced

Maximum Output Level

+24 dBu, ± 0.5 dBu

Output Impedance

100Ω

Line Outputs

 

grade

¼ "TRS Female, balanced

Maximum Output Level

+ 18 dBu, ± 0.5 dBu

Output Impedance

100Ω

Tape Outputs

 

grade

RCA Female, unbalanced (stereo pair)

Maximum Output Level

+ 18 dBu, ± 0.5 dBu

Output Impedance

100Ω

Headphone Output

 

grade

¼ "TRS Female, active stereo

Maximum Output

100 mW / ch. @ 60Ω load

Frequency Response

20 Hz - 20 kHz (± 0.5 dB)

THD + N

0.01%, 1 kHz, max gain, 20 Hz BW, unwtd

S / N ratio

96 dB, 1 kHz, max gain, 20 Hz BW, unwtd

System Crosstalk

 

Input to Output

-90 dB (Ref = +4 dBu, 20 Hz-20 kHz, unwtd)

Adjacent Channels

-87 dB (Ref = +4 dBu, 20 Hz-20 kHz, unwtd)

Digital Audio and Control

 

ADC Dynamic Range

115 dB (A-wtd, 48 kHz)

DAC Dynamic Range

115 dB (A-wtd, 48 kHz)

USB Recording Port

USB 2.0, Type-B

Bluetooth ™ input

4.1, stereo

AES / EBU output

XLR Male

Network Control Port

RJ-45

AVB Audio Network Port

Locking XLR Ethernet

Internal Processing

32-bit, fl oating point

Sampling rate

48 kHz (44.1 kHz coming soon)

A / D / A Bit Depth

24

Reference Level for 0 dBFS

+18 dBu

Total System Latency

1.9 ms (local routing, analog in-analog out, all processing active)

Clock

 

jitter

<20 ps RMS (20 Hz - 20 kHz)

Jitter Attenuation

> 60 dB (1 ns in, 1 ps out)

Power / Environmental

 

Connector

IEC

Input-Voltage Range

90 to 230 VAC (± 10%)

Power Requirements (continuous)

85W

Recommended Ambient Operating Temperature

0˚ to 40˚ Celsius / 32˚ to 104˚ Fahrenheit

Physical

 

height

6.51” (165.36 mm)

Width

17.59” (446.66 mm)

Depth

22.97” (583.48 mm)

Weight

23.15 lbs. (10.5 kg)