StudioLive 16.0.2 USB 16×2 Performance & Recording Digital Mixer

(10 customer reviews)


Brand PreSonus
Number of Channels 16
Item Dimensions LxWxH 15.56 x 16 x 5.5 inches
Item Weight 20 Pounds
Connectivity Technology USB

  • 16 channel inputs (8 mono and 4 stereo channel inputs with 60 mm faders (12 faders)
  • 12 Class A XMAX solid-state mic preamplifiers (12 channels + talkback)
  • 4 auxiliary buses (pre/post-fader send) and 2 internal FX buses
  • 2 stereo 32-bit digital effects processors
  • Fat Channel signal processing on all channels and buses, with 3-band semi-parametric EQ, compressor, downward expander, and limiter
  • 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
  • Scene and individual settings store and recall
  • 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.
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Product Description

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 18×16 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.

From the Manufacturer

A great-sounding, rack-mountable (optional) digital mixer that’s easy to use yet delivers extensive signal processing on every channel and bus, an onboard USB 2.0 interface, MIDI interface, and tightly integrated, state-of-the-art software, including PreSonus UC Surface, QMix-UC, and Studio One Artist.

From the manufacturer

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Portable, Affordable, and Amazingly Powerful

StudioLive 16.0.2 USB: 16×2 Performance and Recording Digital Mixer

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The ease of analog meets the power of digital.

When you’re mixing a live event or have an artist in the studio, you need to be able to work quickly. The StudioLive 16.0.2 USB’s familiar, easy-to-use interface keeps all critical controls visible and accessible —not buried in menus or layers. Our design philosophy is simple: One fader for every mono or stereo channel; one output for every bus. Add to that easily accessed, color-coded function buttons; 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. But don’t let the analog feel fool you: The StudioLive 16.0.2 USB offers the power of modern digital mixing, multitrack recording, wireless remote control, and more.


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Small size. Bigger possibilities.

In a footprint of less than 2 square feet (0.19 square meters), the compact, 16-channel StudioLive 16.0.2 USB offers 8 mono input channels, 4 stereo channels, and 4 aux buses, each with a high-quality, 60 mm fader. You get generous analog I/O, 12 XMAX Class A solid-state mic preamps, a Talkback input with Class A mic preamp, extensive signal processing with physical controls, MIDI control, accurate metering, and a built-in multichannel recording interface. As with all StudioLive mixers, the 16.0.2 USB comes with a suite of tightly integrated recording, control, and audio analysis software. And it’s so lightweight and compact that you can easily hold it in one hand and tuck it under your arm.

You’ll never run out of signal processors.

StudioLive 16.0.2 USB mixers provide 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 unique Fat Channel provides a compressor, limiter, expander, and 3-band semi-parametric EQ on every channel and bus; a highpass filter on each channel; phase reverse for the channel mic preamps; a library of professionally crafted presets; and the ability to save and selectively recall processor settings. A stereo, 31-band graphic EQ sits on the main bus. To top it off, you get two 32-bit delay/reverb effects processors, each with its own dedicated mix bus and a library of useful effects presets.

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. And our XMAX microphone preamps deliver incredibly high headroom, deep lows, smooth highs, and a rich overall sound.

Integrated, multiplatform software for flexible control and one-click recording.

Like all PreSonus StudioLive mixers, the StudioLive 16.0.2 USB is tightly integrated with an entire suite of state-of-the-art software. Mix wirelessly or over a wired network from anywhere using UC Surface touch-control software for Mac, Windows, Android, and iPad. Control individual monitor mixes onstage with QMix-UC for iPhone/iPod touch and Android™. Automate virtual soundchecks and record shows with Capture™ for Mac and Windows. Edit, sweeten, and digitally release your recordings with Studio One Artist. StudioLive 16.0.2 USB mixers and software work together to form a cohesive ecosystem that helps you achieve your creative vision.

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Recording is in StudioLive 16.0.2 USB’s DNA.

The StudioLive 16.0.2 USB’s built-in 18×16 multitrack recording interface is tightly integrated with the rest of the mixer—not an afterthought we tacked on. All 16 channels and the main mix continuously stream to your USB-connected Mac or Windows PC. Each channel can independently access its analog input or its dedicated digital return from your computer. And with StudioLive mixers, recording is simple and easy: Just launch the included, preconfigured Capture software for one-click recording of all channel inputs and your main mix. Or record with the included Studio One Artist DAW—or any recording software that supports ASIO or Core Audio. Now you can record in the studio or at the gig with equal ease.

More Awesome Features

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Dedicated analog connections for predictable signal flow.

Take a look at back panel of a StudioLive 16.0.2 USB mixer, and you’ll find the robust connections you’d expect from an analog mixer: balanced mic inputs on each of the 8 mono channels; 8 balanced ¼-inch line inputs; 4 unbalanced RCA line inputs; and dedicated balanced outputs for each of the 4 aux buses and the main stereo bus. Every input channel and bus send has its own dedicated jack—no sharing, no compromises—so you always know what’s flowing from each output.

Add excitement to performances with MIDI control.

Being able to control the StudioLive 16.0.2 USB from an iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or Android device is cool—unless your hands are busy playing your instrument. That’s why the StudioLive 16.0.2 USB offers MIDI In and Out. Use a MIDI footpedal or DAW to recall scenes using MIDI Program Changes, control the main output volume and effects level, mute effects between songs, switch from lots of reverb to a little bit of delay, and change the mix for a solo. You can even automate these features with a DAW! It’s a great way to make your performances more exciting and varied, even if you don’t have a separate soundperson.

Better mixing with StudioLive family values.

It’s easy to love this portable powerhouse.You’ll see what we mean about intuitive ease-of-use. You’ll hear what we mean about Class A preamps, rich DSP effects, and overall sound quality. And you’ll come to believe in StudioLive family values.

Additional information

Weight 20 kg
Dimensions 15.56 × 16 × 5.5 cm
Item Weight

20 pounds

Product Dimensions

15.56 x 16 x 5.5 inches

Country of Origin




Item model number

SL-1602 USB

Date First Available

August 7, 2017

Color Name




Power Source

Corded Electric



10 reviews for StudioLive 16.0.2 USB 16×2 Performance & Recording Digital Mixer

  1. NEO

    Excellent gear!I have nothing but good things to say about this board and the Studio One software that comes with it.It was super easy to set up there are a ton of YouTube videos that explain how to set up your individual channels for inputs like voice mics, drums, guitar, keyboards etc.And the recording software (DAW) is really easy to use and powerful. I did the upgrade to the full professional version of the software because they ran a special the 50% off and it allows me to install it on up to five devices. The quality of playback of the original live music coming into the board through the software is 100% accurate. Once you have your levels set for the inputs on the devices the recording from playback sounds just like it’s being played live. It’s also easy to mix down and export songs from Studio One, if you’re not familiar with using a DAW, this is an easy one to learn. I’ve talked to so many other musicians that are using the same set up and love that I can share songs easily.

  2. John P. Giamundo

    UndecipherableI bought this board after reading the recommendations, and thought it was a good first for me in entering the realm of digital mixing. However, I found the board to be extremely difficult to operate and configure. The manual sucks, and I ended up having to talk to customer support, after a long wait, just to get any sound out of it at all. After working with tech support for a half hour, I managed to get clean, dry sound out of channel one. I next tried to get the channel to have the EQ settings I wanted, and some reverb on the channel. Unfortunately, this turned out to be another impossible task. I’ve become so frustrated with this board, I wish I could return it for a refund. I need to make music, not become a digital scientist. I’ve since bought a Soundcraft analogue board which sounds excellent and is easy to operate. I’m stuck with this Presonus lemon. Maybe I can use it as a door stopper. I understand the world of digital sound is very different from analogue, but you shouldn’t need a PhD degree in science to perform simple tasks. A big thumbs down for this expensive white elephant.

  3. PF1945

    Great Mixer, Great Price, Fast Delivery!Promptly delivered and great price! This mixer has all the bells and whistles I need for recording and mixing, and, works seamlessly with my Studio One DAW software. Learning curve for the mixer is shorter than I envisioned, so I was able to be productive fast.

  4. Jeffrey Hayden

    Not happyDid not work can’t call they don’t answer phone.

  5. Ed

    Nice equipmentIt does what it is supposed to do. However, my item is heating up.

  6. Velvetcrow

    Not only a mixer for live sound, professional grade recording too!!!There is nothing out the like this. Using for recording too. Superb!!!

  7. Adrian V.

    Great product, great companyPre amps are great and the tech support is better. Easy to use perfect for home, small church, or club.

  8. Todd Staege

    Beware no supportI purchased this but returned it when I found out this is a discontinued model and there is no warranty or technical support.

  9. drmac

    Great BoardVery good board and a very pro piece of gear. I highly recommend this for semi pro studios.

  10. Charles Nicolosi


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