PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2 USB 16-Channel Digital Mixer

SKU: 2779200501
Sale price$1,299.99 USD Regular price$1,699.99 USD

The StudioLive® 16.0.2 USB is a great choice for small churches, schools, bands, and clubs, and it’s perfect for a small studio on a budget. It features 16 channel inputs, 4 of them stereo channels, and 12 with XMAX mic preamps; a built-in 18x16 USB 2.0 interface; extensive signal processing on every channel and bus; 4 aux buses; extensive metering; Scene and setting save/recall; MIDI control; and more. Yet it’s lightweight and rack-mountable, operates much like an analog console, and delivers superb audio quality. It comes with PreSonus’ UC Surface control software, Capture™ recording software, QMix®-UC aux control app, and Studio One® Artist DAW.



  • 8 mono and 4 stereo channel inputs with 60 mm faders (12 faders)
  • 4 auxiliary buses (pre/post-fader send) and 2 internal FX buses
  • On all channels and buses: 3-band semi-parametric EQ, compressor, limiter, downward expander
  • Stereo, 31-band graphic EQ on the main bus
  • 18-in/16-out USB 2.0 audio interface (24-bit/44.1 kHz and 48 kHz) records all channels and main L/R mix
  • MIDI I/O: control main and effects output levels, recall effects presets and Scenes, and serve as a MIDI interface
  • Software library includes PreSonus® Studio One® Artist DAW and Capture™ live-recording software for Mac® and Windows® and UC Surface mixer-control software for Mac, Windows, and iPad®. QMix®-UC touch wireless aux-control software for iPhone®, iPod® touch, and Android™ are also available free.

The Ease Of Analog Meets The Power Of Digital

Our design philosophy is simple: One fader for every mono or stereo channel; one output for every bus. Function buttons are color-coded for easy visibility, and EQ and dynamics controls are dedicated and clearly labeled. Every critical control you need is always at your fingertips.

Power Without Compromise

The StudioLive 16.0.2 USB mixer provides plenty of DSP power, with no limitations, no shared resources, no figuring out what processing is available where. You have all of the processing available at all times, with no compromises or caveats.

The Fat Channel

The unique Fat Channel provides a compressor, limiter, expander, and three-band semi-parametric EQ on every channel and bus; plus a library of professionally crafted presets with room for more. You also get a stereo, 31-band graphic EQ for the main bus, and two 32-bit delay/reverb effects processors, each with its own dedicated mix bus.

Superior Sound.

Connect a StudioLive 16.0.2 USB mixer, and you’ll instantly hear details and clarity you’d expect to find only in a much more expensive console. StudioLive mixers operate at up to 48 kHz for high-definition mixing and recording. High-quality Burr-Brown converters on every input and output provide a best-in-class 118 dB of dynamic range, so you’ll catch every high and low with great accuracy and no audible distortion.

One-Click Recording

The StudioLive 16.0.2 USB is tightly integrated with PreSonus® Capture® live-recording software. Capture is designed to make recording easy by instantly configuring with your mixer and allowing you to record every channel plus the main mix with a single mouse click. Even better, your Capture sessions open natively in Studio One!


  • Voltage


  • Connection Type

Microphone Preamp

  • Total Harmonic Distortion
    0.005%, +4 dBu, 20 Hz-20 kHz, Unity Gain, Unweighted (1 kHz at Unity Gain)
  • Signal To Noise Ratio
    -95 dB (Ref = +4 dB, 20 kHz BW, Unity Gain, A-Weighted)
  • Common Mode Rejection Ratio
    65 dB (1 kHz at Unity Gain)
  • Maximum Input Level
    +12 dBu (Unity Gain)
  • Phantom Power
    +48 VDC (± 2 VDC)
  • Frequency Response
    20-20 kHz (±0.5 dBu at Unity Gain)
  • Input Impedance
    1 kΩ (Balanced)
  • Equivalent Input Noise
    +125 dB Unweighted, +130 dB A-Weighted

Line Inputs

  • Maximum Level
    +22 dBu (Unity Gain)
  • Line Inputs Gain Range
    -20 dB to +20 dB (± 1 dB)
  • Line Inputs Frequency Response
    20-20 kHz (±0.5 dBu at Unity Gain)
  • Line Inputs Total Harmonic Distortion
    <0.005%, +4 dBu, 20-20 kHz, Unity Gain, Unweighted
  • Line Inputs Impedance
    10 kΩ

Digital Audio

  • Dynamic Range
    115 dB (A-Weighted, 48 kHz)
  • Bit Depth
  • Supported Sample Rates
    48 kHz, 44.1 kHz