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