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