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30 Day Worship Sound Tools #11: Sub Groups

Doug Gould of WorshipMD discusses the use of subgroups on the StudioLive mixer, and how and why you would want to learn to use them. For example, routing all of your drum mics to a single fader makes the drum mix a LOT easier to control. Oh, and he’ll also show you how to assign your subgroups. It’s easy.

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 #10: Subtractive and Additive EQ

Doug Gould of WorshipMD discusses when to boost, when to cut, and when to leave things just the way they are when dialing in EQ during your band’s sound check. In short: think subtractively.

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 #9: The Talk Back Mic

Doug Gould of WorshipMD talks about the important of the talkback mic in communicating with your band during setup. Why scream your head off and ruin the band’s mood right before their performance?

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

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

John Fullbright Jams in the Van at Willie Nelson’s Ranch at #SXSW 2014, Album Drops on #Nimbit May 27

In between playing six other shows and engaging the PreSonus team in more than a few rounds of dominoes at Willie Nelson’s Ranch in Luck, TX during SXSW, John Fullbright managed to set up in the Jam in the Van van and knock out a couple of his hits for their cameras and recording gear. The results can be found below, and they’re really worth a look/listen.

We hadn’t had the opportunity to check in with Jam in the Van in a while, and while their video series has always been great, of late it has gotten really great—also evidenced below. Jam in the Van have been using StudioLive mixers for a while now, and recently upgraded to a StudioLive 24.4.2AI, and it’s a mainstay of their workflow. It’s literally always on the road, and looks and sounds to be holding up right fine.

Much of the same could be said of John. Be sure to get a listen to his new album, Songs, as the buzz around it is building rapidly—catching the attention of the Wall Street Journal, no less. It’s due to be released on Nimbit, and available nationwide in the U.S. on May 27, and in the U.K. on June 3.

For more on John Fullbright, click here.

For more on Jam in the Van, click here.

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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 #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 #1: Keep it Simple!

Check it out! The incomparable Doug Gould came by the PreSonus office and knocked out an incredible THIRY VIDEO SERIES on quick tips for the worship audio crowd. In this inaugural episode, he discusses the value of simplicity and consistency in your House of Worship productions. Stay tuned to the blog here for the entire 30-video series—one per day in May!

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

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