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StudioLive1602_300x300_10-19-15_RR01I like to think of The StudioLive 16.0.2 as the scrappy little brother of the StudioLive family. Well into the StudioLive AI era, this Classic model is still one of the best-selling digital mixers we offer.

Why? In short, the 16.0.2 punches with heavyweight power in a bantamweight frame. You get sixteen inputs and four Aux Outs, the same XMAX preamps and Fat Channels found in more expensive StudioLive mixers, and Smaart Measurement Technology via VSL. This all makes it ideal for both project studios and mobile PA/DJ rigs. Pound for pound, it’s arguably the most feature-rich mixer in the line. And don’t forget the 16.0.2’s secret weapon that no other StudioLive mixer in the line has: MIDI control! You can adjust mixer settings live, in-performance, with a standard MIDI controller.

While more wallop for your wallet has always been part of what makes the 16.0.2 what it is, we’ve made that end of the deal even better for a while. Until Dec. 31, we’ve dropped the price on the StudioLive 16.0.2 for customers in the USA down by a hundred bucks to a mere $899.

Take one home. With a little training, your productions will be punching well above your weight class. Just make sure to bring in this new gear before the New Year—this offer ends December 31.


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Posted by Ryan Roullard


Perfect for the aspiring home recordist, the Music Creation Suite includes everything a budding producer, musician, or mix engineer needs to get started, all in one shiny box that fits conveniently under a tree. Get rolling in music and audio production from the comfort of your own home—or classroom, school lab, or church. Oh, and for a limited time, we’ve knocked fifty bucks off the price, down to $249. 

Here’s what ya get—all for about the cost of a single crappy entry-level guitar:

  • An AudioBox USB interface ($99 value)
  • Studio One 3 Artist music production software ($99 value)
  • Notion 5 music notation software ($149 value)
  • The PS49 USB MIDI Keyboard ($79value)
  • HD3 monitoring headphones ($25 value)
  • The M7 large-diaphragm condenser microphone ($49 value)
  • All the cables you need to hook everything up correctly the first time you try to set it all up (priceless)


All told, this package would set you back about $450 bucks if purchased separately. The lucky owner will be able to record guitar, vocals, or whatever else they put in front of the mic. They can produce wonderful piano or orchestral parts using Studio One or Notion 5’s built-in sound libraries. They can even arrange dynamic, stirring rhythms that come without the inconvenient sonic warfare of listening to someone learning to play real drums. And once tracked, they will be able to go back and mix and edit their li’l masterpiece to their heart’s content. (Quietly, on the M7 headphones.)

This is a no-fuss, no-muss, temporary price drop for customers in the US of A. No proofs-of-purchase to cut out. No forms to fill out and then forget to mail-in. I mean come on—everybody hates those.

To find a dealer in the USA, click here.



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Posted by Ryan Roullard

PreSonus day is coming to Empire Pro Audio​ on Wednesday, November 18!

You’ll learn basic mixing techniques with UC Surface and the CS18AI control surface, EQ and dynamics, signal routing, and how to replace that clumsy analog snake with a digital AVB snake!

Click here to learn more and register.



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Posted by Ryan Roullard


Click to pre-order “Vitals” on iTunes!

MuteMath is a Grammy-nominated American alternative rock band from New Orleans that formed in 2002. Their dynamic sound combines moments of stillness with dance, hip-hop and pop beats. Paul Meany’s vocals make it a point to invade your personal space—his lyrics that continue to resonate with listeners for days after a listen.

Stubbornly refusing boredom or stagnation, MuteMath consistently lives on the cutting-edge of their craft, thanks to a creative work ethic—it’s safe to say that all of their work is their best work. After a short hiatus since their last studio album in 2011, MuteMath is excited to debut their fourth album Vitals, releasing November 13.

PreSonus recently partnered with MuteMath to take two newly Dante-enabled StudioLive RM32AI mixers and a StudioLive CS18AI on the road for their entire US Tour. In true MuteMath tradition—this was something of a rock’n’roll first.

Check out the video below to see what Paul had to say about taking an all-PreSonus mix solution on the road.

Click the image to the right to see how they’ve got everything hooked up. Dante makes it easy—imagine the difference between setting this up with a lightweight CAT5 cable as opposed to traditional, heavy, analog cables!



Hookup Diagram [PDF]

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Posted by Chad Schoonmaker

[This just in from Lucy Willar, Co-Founder of iCanStudioLive. She took the time to answer a Q&A from Laz Harris, our very own Asia-Pacific Sales Manager, to tell us a bit about what makes iCanStudioLive lead the A/V production industry in Jakarta—and how PreSonus is a part of it!]

  • What is iCanStudioLive? What was the inspiration for the name?

Lucy: iCanStudioLive is the leading audio/video live recording producer in Indonesia. We produce quality content every day, and provide a one-stop solution from creative design to pre- and post-production and digital distribution. Our production team works very closely with quality talent to create unique programs to attract the global netizen. We’re located in Jakarta. Please feel free to visit our fully-equipped studio!

The inspiration for the name came from our ability to do everything at one place—integrated and digital. Once you enter our studio, you will immediately think, “I can do this! I can do that! I can do everything I want!” Also, coincidentally, our other founder, Irsan Wallad’s nickname is “Ican.” So it was a perfect match with his vision on live recording, too. Then we named our studio “iCanStudioLive”—all one word, please!

  • What does your studio specialize in? Who do you cater to?

Lucy: We specialize in live recording, and help with concept and creative design for both audio and video. We are the first, and now leading the industry in live recording. We cater to skillful musicians, younger musicians, and prodigies. Case study: Joey Alexander, who is now becoming very popular in the USA.

  • Who is iCanStudioLive? (your team, their roles)

Lucy: We have full team: A General Manager who takes care of all studio activities, a Program Manager who take care of all programs—existing and future ideas. We’ve also have a Creative Manager who takes care of production, and a Post-Production Manager who takes care of post-production audio/video. Last but not least we have a two-person editor team, five production assistants for audio and video, general affairs, security, etc. All told, we are 16 people.

  • Whose vision was it to start the studio? When did it start?

Lucy: It’s Ican’s vision. He started this dream 15 years ago while doing his own business in multimedia.

  • Can you give us some information about why you have chosen the complete PreSonus solution over all of the available choices?

Lucy: PreSonus offers a single integrated control system for both live performance and recording.

  • Can you give us an explanation as to how it’s all hooked up? Perhaps explain a bit about the wiring between the control room and studio and your basic signal flow?


    Irsan”Ican” Wallad

Lucy: Capture 2.0 makes for easy multi-tracking and routing channels from the StudioLive to the DAW. For live use, we make heavy use of the Fat Channel in the StudioLive console mixer—it allows us to control Gate, EQ, and Compression when used for front-of-house. Furthermore, we can color the live sound with the StudioLive’s built-in FX. On the other hand, for studio recording—we need everything kept FLAT at the source, and the StudioLive’s clean preamps provide excellent clarity with no audible coloration. It’s great for both applications.

  • Last but not least, perhaps some background on Ichan, how he got into audio, etc.

Lucy: Ican fell in love with music when he was nine years old, and got started with multimedia when he was 13. His parents worked at a multinational company (Mobil Oil) as a joint venture between Japan, Indonesia and US. After getting a degree in architecture, he started doing live recording in 2007, and was eventually invited to record the local Symphony Orchestra in 2011. He built iCanStudioLive in the same year. Now he’s recording almost every day!

Thank you Laz! It’s great to be one big family and we are looking forward to work closer for years to come.

Best regards,
Lucy Willar



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Posted by Ryan Roullard

The guys in Nothing More tour with a StudioLive RM mixer, running their favorite plugins at their live shows. Here’s how they do it.

Learn more about StudioLive RM here
Get the acoustic version of “Jenny” here

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Posted by Ryan Roullard

Studio 192 Available Now!

October 9,2015

The Studio 192 is now arriving in the hands of customers!

Here’s a great overview Rick did with the kind folks at Sweetwater.


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Posted by Ryan Roullard


Nothing More delivered this incredible performance of “Jenny” for our recent PreSonus LIVE webcast. Of course, they absolutely NAILED it.

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Posted by Ryan Roullard

How would you like to mix in Studio One using a 27″ touchscreen?

Well, now you can, thanks to Slate Digital LLC—check out the Raven Console running Studio One 3! For several months, our Hamburg team worked closely with Slate to get the best user experience out of this solution.

Learn more about it at


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Posted by Ryan Roullard

Here’s the recording from a two-day behind-the-scenes look at pro-level loop production! Our friends at The Loop Loft arranged to bring in none other than the incomparable Charlie Hunter (bass/guitar), Johnny Vidacovich, and Simon Lott (drums) to PreSonus HQ!

They put down some serious grooves while we recorded multi-tracks live at our in-house studio. Some major chops are on display here—while Charlie Hunter’s 8-string guitar “Bass and guitar at the same time” chops are well-documented, there’s some serious drum witnessed here, as well.

Stay tuned to The Loop Loft’s site for more on the release of NOLA Beats – The Lineage of Groove, Volumes 1 and 2.


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Posted by Ryan Roullard

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