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Connect the StudioLive 16.0.2 to Catalina/Big Sur (Firewire Version)

Published Jan 14, 2021


To Connect your Firewire StudioLive 16.0.2 to OSX Catalina and OS 11+ BigSur:

First, Please download Universal Control 3.4+ and install the latest firewire drivers for Catalina/Big Sur compatibility from the following link:


Once you have updated please connect your mixer and you should see a request to update your mixer's firmware [New Version v230 / XMOS v0.05]  Please update, restart your computer, 16.0.2 and then retest. 

The Firewire 400 StudioLive 16.0.2 can be connected with modern Mac computers using a "Bilingual" 400/800 Firewire cable, and Apple-Brand Thunderbolt adapters.


You should now be able to use firewire mixer with your Catalina/Big Sur OS.


If you are still unable to connect then there is the possibility that Apple's security features disabled the drivers on installation. Please see the following article:



If you are still unable to make a connection then please contact PreSonus Technical Support by creating a Support Ticket at for further assistance.

>How to create a support ticket<

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