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