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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, August 3, 2009 – StudioLive 16.4.2™ owners can now protect their beloved mixers with our attractive new dustcovers!

And if you are daisy-chaining two StudioLive 16.4.2 mixers, we have two treats for you: a dustcover that fits your two linked mixers, and a special linking adapter that physically joins your two mixers so that they are locked together. Now, two daisy-chained StudioLive 16.4.2 mixers really are just like one 32-channel console!

Dustcover for one StudioLive 16.4.2 (SL1642-1XCOVER): $24.95 MSRP; $19.95 MAP/street price

Dustcover for two linked StudioLive 16.4.2s (SL1642-2XCOVER): $49.95 MSRP; $39.95 MAP/street price

Linking adapter for two StudioLive 16.4.2s (SL1642ADAPTER): $129.95 MSRP; $99.95 MAP/street price

These new StudioLive accessories are available now at authorized U.S. PreSonus dealers and international distributors and on the PreSonus Web store.

In addition, the PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2 blog for July features Vice President of Sales and Marketing Rick Naqvi showing how to link two StudioLive mixers, how the mixers operate when linked, copying settings between mixers, and more. Rick also shows off the new linking adapter that physically joins two mixers. Check out the video and add your comments!

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, May 21, 2009 – The best-selling small-format digital mixer on the market just got dramatically better with firmware version 1.11 for the StudioLive 16.4.2™! The new firmware adds important new features and improvements and is recommended for all StudioLive users.

One of the most exciting new features lets you use the mixer’s FireWire ports to daisy-chain two StudioLive mixers for 32 channels of recording or to combine up to 4 StudioLive mixers for 64 channels in live performance, with sample-accurate synchronization between units. Now, you will never have to worry that your needs will outgrow your StudioLive’s mixing capacity; when you need more channels, just plug in a second StudioLive 16.4.2, turn on its link ID, and your master StudioLive will detect it and merge the buses to the master unit. You don’t even need a computer to cascade multiple units—simply connect them with a FireWire cable—done!

For example, with three mixers, all 48 channels are sent to the master unit’s main bus, and the six aux buses on the slave mixers are summed to the aux buses on the master unit. The main buses also are summed. You can either have the slave unit’s subgroups merge to the subgroups on the master unit or keep them separate. The mutes, solos, and PFL/cue also work together, as if you had one large mixer. The internal stereo effects buses remain independent, so with three mixers, you get six stereo effects processors. Linked mixers can share Scene names, and you can copy parameters across linked mixers. Selecting a meter mode on the master mixer enables the same meter mode on the slave units.

The update also adds a 31-band graphic EQ on the StudioLive’s main output, perfect for adjusting your sound system to compensate for your space’s acoustics. New Save and Load pages enable you to manage the EQ presets. A new Recall mode lets you recall your fader settings without recalling the master section controls or aux outputs, and the auxiliary outputs now mute when the channel mute button is pushed. The auxiliary meters are now post-output level and post-Talkback circuit.

Firmware version 1.11 is packaged in one installer, along with a new 64-bit-compatible FireWire driver and Universal Control™ software update for all PreSonus FireWire products. With Universal Control, you can daisy-chain any FireStudio-series interface with your StudioLive 16.4.2, completely integrating the units, so that you not only get more inputs and outputs, you also have software control over the FireStudio-series’ internal mixers. This installer will be part of the PreSonus open-beta program and is available on the PreSonus Web site at


About PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc. – Founded in 1995, PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of audio-recording software, hardware, and related accessories. PreSonus’s software, microphone preamps, signal processors, digital audio interfaces, mixers, control surfaces, and other products are used worldwide for recording, sound reinforcement, broadcast, sound design, and Internet audio.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, April 14, 2009 – Join PreSonus VP of Sales and Marketing Rick Naqvi and other PreSonus band members as they explore and blog about the latest PreSonus products, offer technical tips, and discuss a variety of issues related to music technology.

Naqvi’s blog and videos about his experiences using the PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2 digital mixer immediately became a smash hit with Web visitors. If you haven’t already checked it out, you’re missing out on the fun! Join Naqvi as he demonstrates how to quickly and easily get up and running, set up a mix, record a multitrack show using the included Capture software, and more.

Next up will be a special blog about the new PreSonus Studio One music-creation software. After that, we will launch several more blogs covering a wide variety of topics.

These are interactive blogs, and we urge everyone to add comments and ask questions; the bloggers will respond promptly. So get in on the action today! All of the PreSonus blogs can be reached here or point your browser to