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