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Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2 - 3 Things I Like

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The StudioLive 16.0.2 mixer is a great option for us home studio folks. . . http://www.homestudiocorner.com

great review. however, there IS latency from input to output when using a digital mixer (in -> A/D -> DSP -> D/A -> out). this will be small, maybe even "unnoticable" (<6ms), but it will NEVER be zero. true zero latency monitorung requires your signal path to be 100% analog.
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can you help me with a question since you mention working with DAW? so I want to be able to record the vocals from the studiolive w/ effects to the DAW, you know, the wet signal, by default, it records dry, so what channels or settings do I route the effects to? I know the monitor mix is no, but so do I send it to the sub or main mix? or is this something I have to set in the daw itself? I am working with adobe audition NOT capture. No one really been able to answer this question cut and dried, I always get the run-a-around, "yes you can, you have to manually do it" I know but damn, Im' asking HOW lol....I know it can be done but H-O-W. please help! Do I assign the FXA and FXB to Main or aux buses? Do tell man.
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ya know. cuz im a home-studio-guy
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Hey Joe, I recently bought a mixer just like this and was wondering if you have a problem with bleed through between AUX's. I'm trying to run vocals to a powered speaker out of AUX 1 and my guitar through a powered speaker through AUX 2 and the vocal is coming through AUX 2 a little. The guitar isn't coming through AUX 1. I'm wondering if the effects A and B don't somehow cause this. Any ideas? 
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Can you control your DAW with it? As in when you're mixing with the faders, eq's and what have you.
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hello good day, I bought a studio live 16.0.2 and I'm having trouble using the parametric equalizer her, do not know how to equalize no feedback could help me?
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What if your not recording live instruments, just wanna use it for my cubase or fl studios for mixing
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yeah it is still possible but u won't be able to control yo daw
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Thanks Joe. I just off the CCISolutions rundown of this board for live use. I found your video great for what my needs are. Seems like it's a great board for live and studio use. Thanks for the post. Ted.
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hey....some questions here...... imagine that i just recorded a voice and i'm using channel 1 but i want to record another voice using the same channel...theres going to be difficulties in the mixing? like when i use the fader to change the volume in one voice automatically is going to change the other voice?
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Hey man, nice vid. what do you think about Studio Live 16 as a primary Áudio Interface?
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Absolutely perfect choice. I've been using dual Firestudio Projects but just picked up the Presonus 16.0.2 as the main recording / playback device. Daisy chained via firewire to my two Firestudio Projects gives me a total of 30 inputs and outputs.
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does it have a built-in audio interface? i record lots of vocals directly to the DAW and then i just mix them down i have an audio interface but i want to have a mixer to make it easier for me to mix, question is can i do this (Mic ==> PreAmp/COMPRESSOR rack ==> StudioLive 16 ==> PC/MAC) pls answer please thnx
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I have the Firestudio project for a long time, and bought this console now i have a max of 24 channels I/O and it's easy to mix the multitracks. Perfect on the road studio pack with my mac pro.
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+Lorenzo Magnetic No. It wont sync with your DAW in any way. Maybe some day.....
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Where can i get one?
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Guitarcenter, sweetwater, Zzsound, amazon, and many more
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@ultramouse Yeah, a lot of interfaces have the ability to do no-latency routing, but it's a software interface. This let's you simply grab faders and go. Makes sessions go really quickly.
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Hello Joe ,I apologize if someone has asked this already, but digi 03 comes with protools...for near the same price, is there that big of a difference between the presonus and the digi? thanks in advance
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@HomeStudioCorner Although the downside is that Pro Tools (9 certainly) doesn't allow you to turn off software monitoring, so you have to fudge a solution either by muting the channel manually every time you go into record, or use a third party plugin like MuteTone. If you're using Pro Tools 10, I'd be interested to know if the StudioLive works with Low Latency Monitoring (apparently it's limited only to interfaces with DSP mixers on board).
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this would be perfect for me, i just miss the motorized faders, controlling the daw :(
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How about ADAT ? Is it possible to connect more inputs somehow ?
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I'm considering of getting the 16.0.2. But I want to make sure it can be daisy chained with FireStudio 2626. It looks like you have the 2626 behind you. Have you tried daisy chaining it?
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How did u connect these monitors to StudioLive? And what settings have i to do to listen to my Focal CMS40? Please answer asap!!
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Joe, when you're recording in your studio do you use the main mix (i.e. the faders) for the performers' monitors or do you use an aux mix? I would imagine that using the main mix as your "monitor" mix would be much more flexible.
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Nope. The manual says they were NOT designed to be on their side. Appreciate the input, but you really can't know how they were meant to be used unless you consult the manual and accompanying documentation.
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hi, nice video. When it's connected to a mac and i'm using logic...the efx engines on the mixer do they sync to the clik?
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Yep. It's easy to want to compress EVERYTHING, though. :)
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BTW, I'm referring to "automation". One last thing. Are you now using Studio 1? I'm absolutely loving the program.
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Hola! y muchas Gracias por este video!, fue un video de los cuales, me decidí por comprar esta mesa!!, ya la tengo!! estoy muy contento!!, pero tengo un problema, con el controlador de la mesa para mi IMac!, va con Lion 10.7.3, y el Presonus Control Universal, que viene con los discos de instalación , NO FUNCIONA!!!,osea, que No me finciona , la Mesa 16.0.2, con mi I-Mac!!!, Me Puedes Ayudar????? Muchas Gracias!!
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@BluKolaBtz Yeah, check a few comments down. The 003 and the StudioLive are completely different things entirely. One is a control surface; one is a digital mixer.
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Hi great video, but i have a question How can i conect the presonnus to the Mac?
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It will daisy-chain with their other FW devices, but I don't know about the 2626. it's older. CAll Presonus and ask 'em. That's the safest way to know for sure.
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I have one. I love it! It rocks both live and in the studio. The compressor in every channel is great.
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Hi mate,when mixing AND recording live gigs can you set it to record dry i.e without fx,eq etc so you can mix to taste back in the studio? Thanks for the video mate,Anton.
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@BrunoBaudewyns Thanks Bruno! The Aux outputs are just like any other mixer. They're line outputs. You'll need a headphone amp.
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SO what you are saying, is,.. If I ran 8 mircophones, to record my drumkit, 1 to a bass, and 1 to a guitar.. It will be possible, to record and mix'n' stuff? :-)
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@marleybutler I know of no digital mixer cheaper than this. It really is the best thing in this price range. There's not really anything else like it.
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Turn on english auto transcribe and play from 2:10 for a laugh =)
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I need some help, I just bought my presonus studio live 16.0.2 and a art mpa 2 i plugged my mic into the in coming out the preamp into my mixer channel 3 i can hear the vocals in the playback but it sounds horrible so horrible, is it my settings in studio one or the mixer or is the preamp
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great demonstration of the desk: /watch?v=adxvLifTuuQ
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i use this sometimes i really like this mixer studio one is a decent daw to great review
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@HomeStudioCorner Thanks for the review. As for the latency: a lot of interfaces nowadays do indeed have hardware monitoring (a relatively cheap emu 0204 does this, for instance). No software needed, you don't even have to have your computer turned on. ...and to be a bit nitpicky, even when using hardware monitoring, you will always have some (negligible) latency. I guess "near-zero latency" would be the appropriate term.
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hey bro, can you please show me how you connected to your MAC/PC? i really need it ASAP! Pls
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@juca2929 Yep. It works fine with Pro Tools. PT just sees it as a 16-channel interface.
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1. Thank you for this video! 2. You need to do something about the sound of that room.
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Yep. It's got 12 mic inputs. 16 simultaneous tracks of recording.
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So I'm curious. I noticed you previously used the Digi 003. Have you traded it out for the 16.0.2? And if so. What are you using for mixing? Are you using the fader port or using a mouse?
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@klaasjanouwens You're right. What I mean is since this is a live mixer, just like an analog mixer, there's no real latency. The singer can sing on stage and hear himself in the monitor...just like an analog board. There's technically "latency" in a single mic cable. :)
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@CyberZdk 1. You're welcome! 2. Have you ever recorded in my room? ;)
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you look like george from seinfeld, just without glasses
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On my latest release I tracked and mixed in PT10 and then Mastered in StudioOne 2. I really like how PreSonus arranged the Project window in StudioOne.
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@slimmivy I would say the preamps and converters are better on the StudioLive, but again, it's NOT a control surface.
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I've heard a lot of decent reviews of PreSonus mixers...however, I know their customer support is just atrocious. So far, that's what's kept me away.
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nice review, thanks, regarding the latency thing though: don't most interfaces come with the ability to direct-monitor these days? For instance, I use Presonus's own Universal Control app to route audio to the headphones of my band as I record, without latency. Might be easier with this little guy though, I like the looks of it.
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@monk103 I believe you can daisy chain this with another Presonus interface or mixer for more inputs, but I might be mistaken. I know you can do that with the two bigger mixers. You might not be able to with the little guy. If you need more inputs get the bigger mixers.
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Hi Joe. Nice review. I’m considering to trade my soundcraft mfxi and my tc studio konnekt 48 for this little studiolive. It seems to be the ideal piece of gear to use both live and in the studio.. About the monitoring I suppose you do need a headphone amp?Or the aux are “amplified”? Just one more think. I love your website but it’s great to actually SEE you talking to us Don’t misunderstand me, I love your writing but having the visual is a real “plus”. Thank you for sharing Bruno from belgium
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Hi Joe. What brand and model are those monitors? Don't believe i have ever seen those...
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@semmysylvia It's not a control surface, so it doesn't do any of that. As far as latency, as I said in the video, since it's just a mixer, there is no latency, because you can listen straight off the board.
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is it compatible only with studio one or also with pro tools, logic, etc?
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