Free PreSonus SL Room Control Unlocks the Full Power of StudioLive AI-series Loudspeakers
May 19, 2014
PreSonus® is now shipping free SL Room Control, a powerful and easy-to-use system-control and performance-monitoring software for StudioLive™ AI Active Integration™ loudspeakers. Tightly integrated with StudioLive AI-series loudspeakers, SL Room Control connects to the advanced loudspeaker-management processor onboard each AI-series loudspeaker and works wirelessly or over a wired (Ethernet) local area network so you can use it from anywhere that you can access the network.
SL Room Control provides access to a suite of professional system-alignment controls for customizing each StudioLive AI-series speaker on the network to compensate for room anomalies, create delay systems, eliminate feedback, and more. These features include a 500 ms alignment delay (in 0.1 ms increments); 8-band parametric EQ; 8 notch filters (Q = 24 or 0.72 of 1 half-step) for surgical frequency removal; variable-threshold limiter and DSP input-level control to limit the maximum output of the speaker; mute; and solo.
The software also lets you remotely select any of the onboard DSP contours that customize the loudspeaker for normal operation, playing low-bitrate MP3s, floor-monitor operation, or extended low-frequency boost for the StudioLive 18sAI subwoofer. This lets you to optimize each speaker for its application without needing access to the back panel. You can also remote control the 100 Hz highpass filter on each full-range model and the polarity reverse on the 18sAI subwoofer.
With SL Room Control, you can edit, save, recall, and share speaker-setup parameters, as well as set custom labels and comments for each speaker. Save complete snapshots of every speaker setting and copy-and-paste speaker settings quickly and easily between loudspeakers.
You can also group speakers in order to manage specific parts of the system, then save all settings for the entire system in a single preset. Create settings for each individual speaker, for groups of speakers, and for the entire system in your venue. SL Room Control automatically creates speaker maps for each group so each loudspeaker’s settings are stored in its position, making swapping out speakers or correcting improper placement as easy as drag-and-drop.
The software enables you to remotely monitor key performance indicators in real time for each StudioLive AI speaker on the network, including spotting thermal problems, driver over-excursion, and signal levels that are too hot for the converters so you can correct them before disaster strikes.
StudioLive AI loudspeakers are ready to network out of the box, so you need only add a Mac, PC, or iPad (or a combination of those); a wireless router; and SL Room Control. A Network Wizard makes setting up SL Room Control easy.
SL Room Control for Mac OS X and Windows is free to registered StudioLive AI-series loudspeaker owners and can be downloaded from the customer’s online My PreSonus account. The supporting firmware update is also available for registered users. SL Room Control for iPad is available from the Apple App Store or iTunes.
For more information, please visit www.presonus.com/products/SL-Room-Control.