$29.99
PreSonus® StudioLive™ Mixer Handbook
The Official Guide to Getting the Most from Your Console
By Bobby Owsinski
Item: 00-42462
UPC: 038081475431
ISBN 10: 1470611287
ISBN 13: 9781470611286
PRICE: $29.99
Category: Pro Audio Textbook
Format: Book
Unleash and maximize the power of your PreSonus® StudioLive™ console with this official guide. Renowned engineer, producer, and author Bobby Owsinski provides a detailed look at one of the best-selling mixers of all time, revealing the tips and tricks you need to unlock its hidden capabilities and make your mixes sound better than ever. All StudioLive models are covered including the new AI editions.

PreSonus® StudioLive™ Mixer Handbook is divided into three sections: Part 1 is a general overview that breaks down each challenging feature. Part 2 covers live sound, explaining feedback-free stage monitoring, tuning your sound system to any venue, and StudioLive's remote mixing capabilities. Part 3 focuses on studio recording, detailing the mixing techniques used by the pros, and includes a bonus chapter on mic placement that covers nearly every instrument.

After finishing this guide, you'll find recording and mixing so much easier with your StudioLive mixer that you’ll think you just bought a new console! Bobby consulted directly with PreSonus to write PreSonus® StudioLive™ Mixer Handbook, so you're getting expert info directly from the source!

In this book you'll discover:
* How to configure your computer to unlock StudioLive's most powerful features
* The way to control your monitor or headphone mixes from your iPhone
* Secrets to great-sounding, feedback-free stage monitors
* How to remotely control your StudioLive Mixer from an iPad
* Ways to easily record your shows without any additional hardware or software
* Miking tips for nearly every instrument
* Studio mixing tips to take your recordings to the next level
TITLE COMPOSER
Configuring StudioLive for Mixing
Setting Up Solo In Place
Building the Mix
Connecting Your iPad to the Network
Creating a Balance
Mute
Operation Mode: Buffer Size
Chapter Two--The Fat Channel
Talkback Routing
Analyzing and Correcting the Floor Monitors
The Drum Kit
Solo
Level Control
GEQ Draw Mode
Step 2: Choose the Right Mic
Accessing Nimbit
The Monitor Section
Part 2: Using StudioLive for Live Sound
Session Lock
Using Effects
Range
Attack and Release
Key Filter and Key Listen
Exp
All Off
Mute Groups 1-6
Master Fader
Chapter Six--Master Control
Setting Up Wireless Control
Connecting Your Computer to the Network (AI Series Consoles)
Connecting Your iPhone to the Network
The Different Views
Acoustic Upright Piano
Hand Percussion
Drum Percussion
Individual String Instruments
Threshold
Ratio
Attack and Release
Auto
Value
Previous and Next
Page Up and Page Down
FX
Permissions
Chapter Ten--Live Mixing with StudioLive
Stage Setup
Line Check
Brass
Saxophone
Lead Vocals
Background Vocals
Stereo Instruments
Background Vocals
Using the Equalizer
Frequency Areas to Look At
Console Linking
Lockout Mode
Output Check
Gain Reduction
Aux
Fader Locate
The Spectrograph
The Real-Time Analyzer (RTA)
Output Check
Solo
The Solo or Cue Section
SIP (Solo In Place)
Part 1: StudioLive Mixer Overview
Chapter One--The Input Section
Mic/Line
Insert
Direct Out
Chapter Eighteen--Nimbit
PFL (Pre-Fader Listen)
Using Smaart to Analyze and Correct a Live Venue
Tuning Your Speakers to the Room
Pan
Stereo Link
Assignments
Select
Tape
FireWire or D)) Button
The Talkback System
Talkback Mic
Storing and Recalling a Setup
Storing a Setup
Recalling a Scene
Chapter Nine--Stage Monitor Mixes
Step 3: Choose the Mic Placement
Step 4: Avoid Phase Cancellation
Basic Mic Placement
The Secret to Good Sounds
Uploading a Song to Nimbit
Index
The Main Meter Section
Smaart Room Analysis Wizard
System Delay
The Principles of Equalization
On
Scene
Gain Staging
Stereo Miking Techniques
X/Y
ORTF
Spaced Pair
Stereo Mic
Soft
Gain
The Limiter
On
Store
Recall
System
Digital Effects
Bad Gain Staging Examples
Channel and Subgroup Gain Staging
Setting the Levels
Adding More Instruments
Threshold
Reverb
Using the Dynamics
Chapter Sixteen--Recording with StudioLive
Introduction
FireWire or D))
The Shape
Setting the Record Level
EQing Effects
The Equalizer
Frequency
Q
Shelf
Delay
Setting Up the Effects
Graphic EQs
Assignment
Setting Record Levels
Headroom
How to Set the Recording Level
Recording with or without Signal Processing
Setting Up the Gate
Setting the Compressor
Using the Limiter
On
A/B
Digital Output
Storing and Recalling Settings
Using the Graphic EQ
System Menu Control Functions
Using the High-Pass Filter
Using the Equalizer
Creating a Balance
DI Setup
Saving Your Settings
If Something Is Noisy or Distorting
Copy and Load
Save
Presets
Page 2: Network
Page 3: iOS Setup
Page 4: Aux Pre Position
Mixing Up to the Stage Volume
Mixing with Subgroups
Mixing in Stereo
Using Effects
Setting Up a Cue Mix
The Players Control Their Own Cue Mixes with QMix
Studio One
Versions
Chapter Three--Aux and FX Buses
Page 5: FX Pre Position
Two-Delay Setup
Output
Control
Select
Solo
Page 6: Digital Info
Page 7: Sub Out Delay
Page 8: Lockout Mode
Page 9: System About
Reverb and Delay Setup
Two-Reverb Setup
Two-Delay Two-Reverb Setup (AI Series Only)
Storing Presets and Scenes
Uploading to Soundcloud
Uploading to Nimbit
Chapter Seventeen--Studio Mixing with StudioLive
The Difference between Live and Studio Mixing
Setting Up Wireless Control
On a Mac Running OS X 10.6 to 10.8
On a PC Running Windows 7
Virtual StudioLive
Sample Rate
Clock Source
Effects
Level
Select
Post
File Management
Big Meter Mode
Markers
Using an Outboard Recorder
Recalling FX Presets
Using Reverb
Using Delay
Add an Artificial Double
Chapter Eight--Tuning the Sound System to the Room
Why Each Venue Sounds Different
The Size
Monitor
Main
Tape
Nimbit Features
Free Plan
Plus Plan
Premium Plan
The Type of Curve to Look For
Chapter Fifteen--Mic Placement
Basic Miking Technique
Step 1: Choose the Best Place in the Room
48V (Phantom Power)
Channel Fader
Mute
Input Selection
Solo or Cue Level
Phones
2 Track In
A Word About Room EQ Curves
Suppressing Feedback
Ringing Out the System
Using Smaart to Suppress Feedback
The Phase Switch
The High-Pass Filter
The Gate
On
Talkback Button
Aux Inputs
Subgroups
Mute Groups
Suppressing Feedback
Ringing Out the System
Using Smaart to Suppress Feedback
Setting Up Multiple Monitor Mixes
Bass Guitar
Electric Guitar
Acoustic Guitar
Electric Keyboards
Acoustic Grand Piano
Threshold
All On
QMix iPhone Remote Control of Monitor Mixes
Using the Dynamics
Using the Gate
Using the Compressor
Using the Limiter
Chapter Thirteen--Recording Your Performance
Recording with Capture 2
Using Capture 2
Virtual Soundcheck
QMix/QMix-AI iPhone Remote Control of Cue Mixes
Recording Software
Capture 2
Studio One
Selected Channel
Subs
Main
Chapter Five--The Master Section
The Compressor
Navigation
QMix Options
String Ensembles
Storing Presets
Watch the Meters
Storing and Recalling Scenes
Two-Track Recording
Part 3: Using StudioLive In the Studio
Chapter Fourteen--Treating Your Room Acoustics
Acoustic Quick Fixes
The Building Materials Used
The Fixtures
The Audience
EQing the Room
Gain
Navigation
Using the EQ
Setting the Recording Level with Signal Processing
Channel Memory
Page 1: Global
Dealing with Loud Amplifiers
Cue Mixes
Output
Smaart Integration
Chapter Twelve--Additional Features
Panning the Drums
Mix
Chapter Four--Metering
The Fat Channel Meters
Input
Remote Control via VSL
Manage Presets
Lockout
Wireless Control via SL Remote
The Rhythm Section
The Lead Element
The Rest of the Mix
Panning
Using SL Remote
The Start Page
The Different Views
Scenarios for Remote Control
How Long Should a Mix Take?
Post
Chapter Seven--Unique Features
Chapter Eleven--Controlling StudioLive Remotely