Presonus has revealed an affordable addition to its Studiolive digital mixer series, the 16.0.2.
Compact, portable and rack-mountable, this console is perfect for small bands and personal studios and offers the same audio quality as the two larger models in the Studiolive range, the 16.4.2 and the 24.4.2, offering high headroom, 32-bit floating-point processing, critically acclaimed XMAXTM mic preamps and 24-bit, 48 kHz digital converters with a 118 dB dynamic range.
The 16.0.2 provides 16 input channels, an integrated Firewire interface and a state-of-the-art software suite. Also borrowed from the existing models is a user-friendly interface and surprisingly high-grade components. It also offers MIDI input and output, meaning an external MIDI controller can be used with it and the user can control the main and effects output levels, recall effects presets and assign effects to the main bus.
The 16.0.2 comes bundled with Capture TM 1.1 recording software. Designed primarily for live recording, Capture is preconfigured to record with the StudioLive, so all mixer channels are correctly routed to Capture tracks.
Speaker specialist Event has also been busy this year having announced the return of its 20/20 studio monitor.
The new 20/20BAS is an updated version of the original released back in 1995 and this new generation features enhanced clarity, transparency and definition, while staying true to what made its predecessor so popular, especially its tonal character and level of performance.
Event has borrowed various ideas and technology from its flagship Opal speaker to create the 20/20BAS, resulting in high output, low distortion and impressive dynamics.
Fully discrete Class AB amplifiers for the tweeter and woofer provide up to 250 watts of burst power, with less than 0.01% Total Harmonic Distortion (THD). Sustained high output performance is delivered with the help of a new oversized toroidal power supply, which ensures sustained extreme low frequency reproduction.
Source Distribution is the UK distributor for Presonus and Event.