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