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Monthly Archives: May 2014


30 Day Worship Sound Tools #8: Arrangements

Doug Gould of WorshipMD discusses how to get the best out of your band by using thoughtful arrangements—teach your band the value of restraint, and give each instrument a little bit of breathing room. Your congregation will appreciate it!

For info on the StudioLive AI digital mixers, click here.

For more from Doug Gould and Worship MD, click here.

30 Day Worship Sound Tools #7: Auxes

Doug Gould of WorshipMD demystifies your mixer’s Auxes, or Auxiliary outputs, and why you would want to take advantage of them. These are commonly used for monitors, effects, recording, and more. Here’s Auxiliary 101.

Doug Gould of WorshipMD demystifies your mixer’s Auxes, or Auxiliary outputs, and why you would want to take advantage of them. These are commonly used for monitors, effects, recording, and more. Here’s Auxiliary 101.

For info on the StudioLive AI digital mixers, click here.

For more from Doug Gould and Worship MD, click here.

30 Day Worship Sound Tools #6: Delaying Your Speakers

Delay is about more than just echo effects. It’s also used to delay a signal from one speaker to another in large venues, ensuring that the sound from multiple speakers arrives at the listeners’ ears at the same time. Doug Gould of WorshipMD discusses how to set up your multiple speakers using speaker delay for the best possible audio quality.

For info on the StudioLive AI digital mixers, click here.

For more from Doug Gould and Worship MD, click here.

Major Firmware Update Now Available for StudioLive AI Digital Mixers

Hey StudioLive AI owners, thanks much for all of your feedback on the AI family of mixers. Your input is critical to the improvement of the gear you’ve come to rely on. We’ve heard you, and have been working hard to alleviate the issues some of you have been experiencing in the field. Effective immediately, you can download version 1.0.5124 of the new AI firmware, a maintenance release for AI-series mixer firmware to resolve known issues.

We highly recommend that StudioLive AI owners install this update.

To get the new firmware, please visit My.PreSonus.com and log in with your PreSonus username and password. Once logged in, choose your StudioLive AI mixer in the “My Hardware” section. From the subsequent page, choose “Firmware.” You will then be presented with an option to download the latest firmware, and you should do so. It pays to stay current!

For more detailed instructions in getting your firmware installed, kindly click here for a knowledgebase article on the subject, or check out the videos at the end of this post. Click here to download the full release notes in a .PDF.

Primary issues addressed:

  • Returning Feature: POST EQ&DYN button for post-dsp recording of channels
  • 2277: DSP overrun distortion at 48kHz
  • 2789: Low frequency harmonic noise on GEQ
  • 2798: Corrupt Aux Mix data prevents remote app connection
  • 2825: Mute Group store corruption’

 

Additional bug fixes:

  • 2650: Linked Auxes with Even as master have incorrect permissions pairs
  • 2733: Stereo GEQ only applied to left side until toggled (only after firmware update)
  • 2759: Solo mode setting not saved on reboot
  • 2770: Mute Group ALL OFF turns on Talkback

 

Mac OSX AI firmware update instructions: 

 

Windows AI firmware update instructions:

30 Day Worship Sound Tools #5: The EQ of a Microphone

There’s a lot more going on with microphones than a lot of singers realize. Doug Gould of WorshipMD discusses how to pick the best microphone, how to set it up, and how to EQ it on your mixer. He also discusses the importance of mic placements on instruments.

For info on the StudioLive AI digital mixers, click here.

For more from Doug Gould and Worship MD, click here.

Sceptre S8s score 9/10 from @MusicTechMag!

Sceptre reviews are starting to roll in more commonly these days, but we were really flattered by this kind review from MusicTech.Net, which gave the Sceptre S8s a 9/10 and the S6 an 8/10. Tremendous thanks to MusicTech, we owe you guys.

From the review:

“First impressions are of tremendous clarity and a wide-open stereo picture. With acoustic recordings, the degree of air around the instruments is quite remarkable. Frequency response seems very even as well, with no discernible anomalies present in the midrange, and there is no appreciable change in timbre as you move around the listening position.”

Click here to read the full review,

For more on the Sceptre monitors, click here.

Interested in hearing them for yourself? We recommend you do. If you’re in the US, click here to find a dealer. Folks outside the US can find a dealer by clicking here.

30 Day Worship Sound Tools #4: The Gain Knob

Doug Gould of WorshipMD discusses how best to take advantage of the gain knob on your mixer during your services, and why it’s such a critical setting.


For info on the StudioLive AI digital mixers, click here.

For more from Doug Gould and Worship MD, click here.

30 Day Worship Sound Tools #3: Headphones

Doug Gould of WorshipMD discusses how best to use your headphones while isolating problem elements of your live mix.

For info on the StudioLive AI digital mixers, click here.

For more from Doug Gould and Worship MD, click here.

Stephen Marsh, First-Call Mastering Engineer on the PreSonus Sceptre S8 Monitors

Stephen Marsh is the sort of guy that defines “first call.” In a natch over 20 years in the mastering game, his client roster has seen the likes of   Los Lobos, Boyz II Men, Ben Harper, Kenny Loggins, Megadeth, The Donnas, Ozomatli, Pharcyde, Incubus, Ginuwine, Keb’ Mo’, and Jars Of Clay.

Furthermore, he’s provided audiophile remastering services for guys you might have heard of called Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Janis Joplin, and James Taylor. Oh, and The Byrds.

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As if that’s not enough, he’s also mastered Oscar and Golden Globe-winning film scores. In other words, Stephen’s listening ability is unparalleled, so when he speaks about speakers, you should probably listen to him. He recently had a chance to install the Sceptre S8 Monitors in his studio and put them through their paces. Here, he shares his reaction. Thanks, Stephen, for taking the time to share your experience with us. Enjoy!

For more on the Sceptre monitors, click here. 

PreSonus Online Services Down for Upgrades on Sunday, 5-4-14

We’ve got a little bit of work to do on the back end of our online services this weekend. Please note that the following services will be affected beginning at 6 p.m. CST while we work on things:

  • My.PreSonus will be inaccessible
  • Our online store will be inaccessible
  • PreSonus forums will be in read-only mode
  • Tech Support ticketing will be in read-only mode
  • Studio One, Notion, and Progression cannot be activated during this time
Thanks for your patience and understanding, and apologies if this causes any inconvenience. We expect to have these services back up and running after about three hours.
Oh, and check back in on Monday morning, May 5, for something special. Really. 

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