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