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compact digital console
No prizes for guessing that versatility is the aim with StudioLive. Just how versatile can a mixer be? LIZ MAY finds out...
PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2
and quarter-inch balanced input jacks for every channel, which gives the console the near-immediate familiarity of an analogue board. It also provides two internal FX buses for delay and reverb effects. In all, there are over options for signal processing. The two -bit floating-point stereo DSP effects channels are loaded up with reverbs and delays, including useful controls such as a tap tempo control and parameter adjustments. FX assign, digital out, pan, and copy/load/save buttons; talkback, solo bus, and headphone sections; and a -band graphic equaliser for the main outputs complete the work surface controls. Ergonomically, the .. has a lot of buttons for a small mixer, yet the plethora is really what makes it so user-friendly, especially for users with only a few hours experience on a digital board. At first glance it can be somewhat overwhelming until the operator gets in the StudioLive groove. Once familiar with it, the minimal layering of pages is what makes this board a great choice for so many jobs. The .. can simultaneously handle multi-track recording as well as live mixing. Equipped with a x FireWire interface, PreSonus includes the cables and software needed to record straight to a laptop. This PreSonus software – Capture (multi-tracking application) and Studio One Artist (DAW) – provides the tools for multi-track recording and playback through the ..; it will also work with any DAW that supports ASIO or Core Audio, including Pro Tools and later. Once the software is installed (which literally takes only minutes), this simple system is ready to record. Also included with the software is Virtual StudioLive ( VSL) console control/editor/librarian software. It runs on a Mac or PC over FireWire , which can, in turn, host a network so you can run SL Remote on an iPad. SL Remote is a free download from the Apple App Store, and PreSonus has also just started shipping QMix for iPhone/iPod touch providing wireless control of the auxes from up to ten iOS devices, so each band member can control just their own aux mix. >
he StudioLive 16.0.2 is an affordable, smallformat digital console that stays true to the quality audio performance and fully integrated software of its bigger brothers, the StudioLive .. and ... Taking up less than two square feet, the .. offers a compact, user-friendly mixing solution for audio engineers on the go or smaller music venues needing both sophisticated sound reinforcement and music capture/ production capabilities. It’s also great for contractors due to its remote-control features.
The .. provides channels – eight mono, four stereo; of them (-, , , and ) equipped with Class A XMAX pre-amps. The channel inputs are as follows: mono channels -, and (the left side of the stereo pairs / and /) have both XLR and quarter-inch balanced inputs; channels and have quarter-inch balanced inputs only; channels and (the left side of stereo pairs / and /) have XLR, quarter-inch balanced and RCA unbalanced inputs, while channels and have balanced 1/-inch and unbalanced RCA line inputs. Feature-wise, PreSonus’ Fat Channel is the golden ticket of the ..; each individual channel, aux, FX bus, and the main stereo bus, when selected, has one of its own, complete with a downward expander (more versatile than a gate), compressor, three-band semi-parametric EQ, limiter, and high-pass filter. Phase reverse and phantom power are available on the channel inputs; stereo channels access the Fat Channel as stereo pairs. The Fat Channel is engaged by pressing the Select button on the desired channel, prominently located at the top of each fader (except for FX A and B, where there are no faders). The workflow and logic of Fat Channel gives engineers the ease and quickness needed to troubleshoot and execute a command, where some digital consoles leave you buried in layers and pages to find your way back out (often too late in live applications). The .. has four aux buses with pre/post-fader sends
THE REVIEWER BIO: LIZ MAY is a producer/ engineer, scoring artist and owner of SoundLizzard Productions, LLC. soundlizzard.com
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