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Mixer aficionados the world over could always stand to learn a new trick or two, and at the rate that technology changes, sometimes we all find ourselves with a little catching up to do. Good thing, then, that Alfred Publishing has recently released the StudioLive Mixer handbook, which has a little something for everyone. If you’re using one of the classic StudioLive mixers or the new AI mixers, you will find something of value as the book covers both! Furthermore, it’s broken down into a simple three-tier arrangement: a general overview, live sound, and studio recording—including a nice bonus chapter on mic placement.

You’ll also find info on getting the most out of using your StudioLive with external devices like your laptop and iPhone, feedback elimination, remote iPad control, and recording your shows.

Here’s a couple freebies to get ya hooked:

With the publication of this tome, renowned engineer/producer Bobby Owsinski has cemented his stature as a dyed-in-the-wires StudioLive expert. After all, he wrote the book on it, right?

Click on over to Alfred Publishing’s site to grab a copy today.

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Kevin Madigan, front of house mix engineer for a li’l band you may have heard of called Crosby, Stills, and Nash (!) speaks with Phil Garfinkel about his use of PreSonus interfaces and SMAART technologies at NAMM 2014!

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Justin Spence shows you the difference between the classic StudioLive mixers and the new StudioLive AI mixers, including a feature overview and connectivity!

For more on the StudioLive AI series, click here.

 

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[This just in from Guido Craveiro, who is taking his StudioLive on the road with his band, Maxim!]

Hey PreSonus! 

I’ve been using  my StudioLive 24.4.2 for monitoring, and we just got another for front of house.  We did the entire October Maxim  tour with both consoles!
I recorded this performance using all 24 tracks, which I mixed later at home in-studio. The main vocal and bass are both run through the ADL 700. Wishing you all the best and a good entrance to 2014!

 

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Worship audio guru Doug Gould offers his perspectives on the StudioLive solution for houses of worship from PreSonuSphere 2013.

For more on StudioLive mixers, click here: http://www.presonus.com/products/StudioLive-AI-Series

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[This just in from Jamie from the Kickin' Cajuns!]

Hey PreSonus! Last year I purchased a Presonus StudioLive 24.4.2 board from a local dealer, and have nothing but great things to say. I’ve had a Midas board for seven years prior, and one night at a club gig a fight broke out, and the subsequently spilled drinks ended its poor li’l life beyond a worthy repair.

As the front man, I’m none too savvy on the technical aspects of the equipment, so I got some advice from my engineers and some other local sound companies. So we started looking and ended up going with the StudioLive. We used a 24.4.2 for front house initially, then added a 16.4.2 for in-ears. It’s not only a high-quality piece, but very affordable. I paid three times the amount for my other board, and this thing runs circles around it and the sound quality is unbelievable!

Well, all aside from the great sound we were getting as a band, we recently found ourselves overdue for a new CD. I had always talked about a Live album because I think our live show is killer; and have often heard that confirmed by our audiences! I started checking out prices pricing for someone to record the album. Days later my engineer said, “Jamie, we can record ourselves live with the PreSonus”. I was like, “well let’s get with it!”

Long story short, we recorded us where we thought we were getting the best sound quality as far as venue, crowd and band performance were concerned—and with a few tweaks here and there, Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin’ Cajuns “Live Like Dat” CD was born.

I’ve gotten numerous compliments in all aspects of this CD, which is our number six. Since then, I have seen some local competing bands switching to… guess who?

PRESONUS!!!!!

Thanks, Jamie

K.C. Entertainment Inc.,
www.kickincajuns.com 

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Big thanks to Worship Leader, who recently had their annual Editor’s Picks and Reader’s Choice Awards. PreSonus products recognized in the winner’s list included the Eris E8 monitors and the StudioLive 16.0.2!
2013 Editor’s Picks:Eris E8 
“For the Engineer: Balanced and loud, the Eris E8 has tons of inputs and EQ options to simulate speakers in any situation, perfect for monitor engineers and musicians alike.”
StudioLive 16.0.2 Digital Mixing System
“Church Use: Compact digital mixers are the craze in FOH audio mixing, and the StudioLive 16.0.2 brings the compact power to the studio.  With a footprint of less than two feet, the 16.0.2 takes up a tiny space on the desk , but is loaded with features of much bigger consoles. “
In their 2013 Readers’ Choice category, PreSonus StudioLive mixers were selected for Mixing Board Brands, and QMix was chosen for Mixing Software Apps.
Worship Leader also called the Eris E8 “…the best pair of monitors under $500 that we’ve heard.” Click here to read the review in full!
Pick up the October issue of Worship Leader to read the article in full!
 

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The StudioLive mixers are an ideal choice for running audio for your theate productions!

StudioLive mixers are ideal for the theatre because they are easy to use, allow you to save and recall production scenes, and the integrated software tools allow anyone to run sound. This video demonstrates how school and community theatres can benefit from using a StudioLive to enhance their production and rehearsals.

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Rick and Johnny explore the latest features of the new StudioLive 32.4.2AI, and also reveal the big #UnveilPreSonus secret: there are THREE boards in the StudioLive AI family!

For more on the StudioLive AI series, click here.

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[This just in from Thomas Holmen, drummer for Infernal.]

Hi PreSonus!

How are you? I have made this little video showing one of my drum solos from Infernal, live in Denmark. 14 tracks from FOH were mixed in Studio One.  I like the sound of the drums, and I really do hope that you will find this homemade video interesting.
Turn up the volume and listen to my mix, and please let me know what you think!
All the best
Thomas Holmen

[Blogger's note: I think it sounds great, Thomas. Thanks! Dear readers: what do you think about Thomas' drum mix? Comment!]

 

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