Complete wireless control and performance monitoring.
PreSonus® StudioLive™ AI-series Active Integration™ loudspeakers offer a wealth of system-control and performance-monitoring features that give you unprecedented control. The secret to accessing these features is SL Room Control, a speaker-management system and remote-control/monitoring software for Mac® and Windows®.
A high-end speaker processor onboard.
SL Room Control puts you in command of every feature of each StudioLive® AI loudspeaker in your system. Offering the equivalent control of a rack-mount loudspeaker-management system and more, SL Room Control works wirelessly or over a wired (Ethernet) local area network, so you can use it from anywhere that you can access the network. If you fly your speakers, you don’t have to mess around with a lift to make adjustments; you simply make the changes on a Mac® or Windows® PC via a wired or wireless LAN network.
Each StudioLive AI Active Integration loudspeaker offers a suite of advanced editing controls to let you customize your system to compensate for room anomalies, create delay systems, eliminate feedback, and more. SL Room Control gives you complete wireless control of these features:
- A 500 ms alignment delay provides 0.1 ms increments so you can perfectly time-align your loudspeaker system.
- The ∞:1 limiter with fully variable threshold lets you control dynamics without a mixer or an output processor.
- An eight-band parametric EQ allows you to compensate for room anomalies.
- Each of the 8 notch filters has a Q of 24 - that’s 0.72 of a half-step – allowing you carve out just the offending frequency without affecting those around it.
- Adjust the input level of each loudspeaker to create a perfectly matched system.
- Remotely enable the highpass filter on each full-range speaker to remove frequency content below 100 Hz.
- Remotely control the StudioLive 18sAI polarity invert to create subwoofer arrays or improve the system’s response.
- Mute and solo controls simplifies system tuning and troubleshooting.
Optimize each speaker for its application.
Each StudioLive AI-series loudspeaker is equipped with DSP contours that change the character of the speaker in a fundamental way, adjusting FIR filters, alignment, and crossover settings to customize the loudspeaker for different applications: live front-of-house, playing back prerecorded music, or stage wedge. SL Room Control provides remote control over these DSP contours, allowing you to optimize each speaker for its application without needing access to the back panel.
Preserve your settings—even when you’re not connected.
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. Every setting is immediately stored in the StudioLive AI loudspeaker’s User Layer. As a result, you can configure your loudspeaker system with SL Room Control and then disconnect the application without changing the sound you’ve created.
Manage speakers and groups.
SL Room Control not only provides extensive control and performance monitoring for each speaker in your system, it also lets you group speakers in order to manage specific parts of the system, then save all settings for the entire system in a single preset.
Grouping StudioLive AI speakers allows you manage and customize each section of your speaker system. For instance, you can create named groups for front-of-house, satellite speakers, stage monitors, balconies, and more and see a visual representation of the group. With the speakers grouped, you can manage the level of each group while maintaining the relative level of each speaker within the group.
Want to mute your floor monitors during a break? Create a Floor Monitor group and mute the entire group at once. Need to send your main mix to the church or theater “cry room” but still maintain independent level control? Easily create a Cry Room group and set the level on your iPad!
A custom map is created after any loudspeaker is added to a speaker group. Each loudspeaker’s settings are stored in its position within the speaker group map. Any changes to a loudspeaker’s settings are also stored in this map. This is especially useful when loudspeakers are accidentally placed in a different position in the room than their stored location in the speaker group.
For example, if you’ve set up your FOH system so that the 312AI that was on the left when you created the speaker group is now on the right side of the system, SL Room Control can easily resolve this: Simply drag the left- side 312AI’s icon over the right-side 312AI’s icon. This will exchange the settings between the two loudspeakers.
If a loudspeaker is not detected on the network, its mapped position is still saved with the group so you can use a different loudspeaker to fill its position. Let’s say a speaker requires repair, and you need to replace it with a new speaker of the same type. You don’t have to reprogram anything; SL Room Control loads all of the settings for the speaker at that position, just drag in your new speaker to the saved position and it is ready to go.
Control the entire system at once!
With SL Room control, you can create settings not only for each individual speaker and group of speakers but for the entire system in your venue. When you first launch SL Room Control, you will be taken to the Venue page, where you can manage multiple loudspeaker groups with a single Venue preset. As you create Venue presets, SL Room Control automatically stores them, and they are displayed across the bottom of the Venue page. Each preset thumbnail displays the number of groups and the number of speakers inside that Venue preset.
No-stress, real-time performance monitoring.
An outboard speaker processor can’t monitor your loudspeakers’ performance. In contrast, SL Room Control keeps your stress level low by enabling you to monitor key performance indicators in real time for each speaker on the network. Spot thermal problems, driver over-excursion, and signal levels that are too hot so you can correct them before disaster strikes.