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Introducing the PreSonus RML Series Mixers

Equally at home in houses of worship, schools, broadcast facilities, live venues, touring rigs, and recording studios, the PreSonus® StudioLive® RML32AI 32-channel, 25-bus, rack-mount Active Integration™ digital mixer is a versatile and flexible solution for live sound and recording. StudioLive RML32AI mixers offer 24 mic inputs and 8 combo mic/line inputs and are expandable up to 64 channels. Flawlessly integrated with state-of-the-art software, they boast an integrated multitrack recording interface, advanced AVB or Dante networking, and multiple control options. Yet they’re easy to use, with a workflow that will let you focus on mixing, without being distracted by the technology.

Learn more about the StudioLive RML Rack Mixers here.

Introducing the StudioLive AR Hybrid Mixers

Compact, lightweight, and road-ready, StudioLive AR USB-series mixers provide an all-in-one solution for mixing and recording. Create multitrack recordings and fly in backing tracks with a 24-bit, 96 kHz, USB 2.0 digital audio interface; record and play back in stereo with the integrated SD digital recorder; and stream program music wirelessly, using onboard Bluetooth. Whether you’re at a gig, in the classroom, in rehearsal, or in the studio, StudioLive AR USB-series mixers make mixing and recording easy.

Find the StudioLive AR that’s right for you at presonus.com/products/studiolive-ar-hybrid-mixers

 

 

StudioLive RM Mixers Rebate Extended until Aug. 2016

rm_rebates_ext_ww_600x600_4-11-16_NEE01Goes to show that you just can’t keep a good promo down. Due to popular demand, we’ve extended our existing StudioLive RM mixer rebates until August 31. We’re offering up to 17% off of the RM-series StudioLive mixers. That’s $200 in the USA, but exact amounts will vary regionally.

If you haven’t checked in on the RMs in a while, it’s worth noting that The RM-series mixers recently had cascading support added in the most recent firmware update, allowing you to get build a 64-channel mixing powerhouse. If that’s appealing to you, it’s right for you to know that this is not a one-per-customer discount offer.  And if you own a StudioLive AI console mixer, you’re likely interested in the RM’s new stagebox mode.

But don’t take it from us… here’s what Front of House had to say about it, in part:

“Clearly there’s a lot here and I could spend the next 20 pages getting deeper into the possibilities of this versatile system. But for me, the bottom line here is that the RM mixers are affordable, with a solid build, great sound and an overflowing feature set with more to come, such as AVB integration. Unfortunately, my experience with this system left me with a seemingly incurable addiction for multi-touch, and it’s hard to break that habit.”

 

 

The Rocket Summer on taking the StudioLive RM32AI Mixer on tour!

It’s been a long road since Bryce Avary first started putting out music under the name The Rocket Summer 16 years ago. With roots in pop and alt-rock, Avary showcases his talent by writing, producing and playing instruments on all 6 of his albums. The Rocket Summer is currently on tour for their newest record Zoetic which was released in February. We recently caught up with him to see how the tour was going and how the RM32AI Mixer was working for them.

Avary’s assembled a killer live band to take his songs on the road! They’re using the RM32AI Mixer for their in ear monitoring system and mixing everything on their own. Hear more of Avary’s thoughts in the video below.

 

The RM32AI is obviously a perfect fit for The Rocket Summer and it may be just what you’re missing. All summer long (and then some) select dealers in the USA are offering discounts of Kozmic proportions on StudioLive mixers – See more HERE!

Summer of StudioLiveStock: Save up to $700 on StudioLive Mixers!

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All summer long (and then some) select dealers in the USA are offering discounts of Kozmic proportions on StudioLive mixers. These deals include savings of up to $700, which is enough to get you and several high school friends into the Guns’n’Roses reunion tour, and almost enough to get you and a friend to Oldchella in October.

Just so things aren’t all purple-hazey, let’s be clear. This includes the following StudioLive Mixers:

  • StudioLive 32.4.2 AI
  • StudioLive24.4.2 AI
  • StudioLive16.4.2 AI
  • StudioLive 16.0.2
  • StudioLive RM32 AI
  • StudioLive RM16 AI

One of these is the right mixer for you. If you haven’t checked in on the StudioLive mixers for a while, take a look at the below. We’ve done a lot to add features to these boards in the last few years via firmware and software updates. Some recent feature additions include:

  • Stagebox mode in the RM series
  • Cascade RM mixers for up to 64 channels via AVB
  • Remote control of RM mixer preamps via Studio One
  • Smaart Measurement Technology in UC Surface
  • Networking between StudioLive AI console and RM mixers

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Setting up and Understanding Networking on StudioLive AI and RM Mixers

Setting up StudioLive AI and RM Networking

In this video we’ll explain some of the basics you’ll need to know about networking for the StudioLive AI Console and StudioLive RM Rackmount mixing systems. You’ll hear about switches and routers while learning what a DHCP server does. We’ll also explain what an IP Address mode is and the differences between the modes supported by the StudioLive AI and RM mixers.

Understanding StudioLive AI and RM Networking

In this video we’ll explain some of the basics you’ll need to know about networking for the StudioLive AI and RM mixing systems. You’ll hear about switches and routers while learning what a DHCP server does. We’ll also explain what an IP Address mode is and the differences between the modes supported by the StudioLive AI and RM mixers.

 

 

Save up to 17% on StudioLive RM-series Mixers until May 31

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Good news for the home studio and live sound crowd—until May 31, 2016, we’re offering up to 17% (That’s $200 in the USA) off of our RM-series mixers. The RM-series mixers recently had cascading support added in the most recent firmware update, allowing you to get ​up to ​a 64-channel mixing powerhouse ​​for not a lot of cash.​ Not to mention, the same firmware update also came with significant advances when using the StudioLive RM as an audio interface with Studio One 3.2, including remote preamp control and hybrid fat channel DSP for low latency recording with FX. And yes through cascading you can have up to 64 channels of I/O in your studio now.

What is cascading you ask? Cascading provides the ability to link two RM mixers together to create one integrated mix system, in this case via Ethernet. Which begs the next question: is this offer is good for​ only “one per customer.” ​No, you can take advantage of this offer on as many RM mixers as you’d like.

​If you’re a StudioLive AI Console user, this offer will be of interest to you as well. ​That’s because the new firmware update also added a stagebox mode to the StudioLive RM for integrating it with your Trusty StudioLive 32.4.2 AI (or any console in the series) at front of house.  ​We know, this all sounds great, but why choose the RM? Lots of ​other ​reasons​… ​here’s what Front of House had to say about it, in part:

“Clearly there’s a lot here and I could spend the next 20 pages getting deeper into the possibilities of this versatile system. But for me, the bottom line here is that the RM mixers are affordable, with a solid build, great sound and an overflowing feature set with more to come, such as AVB integration. Unfortunately, my experience with this system left me with an seemingly incurable addiction for multi-touch, and it’s hard to break that habit.”

Worth noting is that this is a great opportunity to do the promo combo mambo. We’re also currently running a deal on the StudioLive CS18AI​, the touch sensitive control surface for the StudioLive RM​ that includes a free backpack. So, if you’re looking to get a full-on 64-channel mix system​ (or even just a 16)​ while saving a significant amount of money, and get a useful, practical freebie while you’re at it—now’s your chance!

 


A big day for updates: Studio One 3.2, UC Surface 1.5, StudioLive AI Firmware updates (including RM Mixer Cascading), Capture 2.2, and Studio One Remote!

Wow, there’s a lot going on today. This is a long post, so let’s jump right in!

Studio One 3.2

Studio One 3.2 is available now! This is a FREE update to existing owners of Studio One 3, including Artist and Professional editions. Click “Check for updates” in Studio One to get it for yourself. Click here to visit the newly-updated Studio One site for even more details.

Read the full change log by clicking here, but here’s the short version of what’s new:

  • Mix Engine FX with new Console Shaper plugin: Apply effects to a bus that have an effect on all channels routed to the bus. Our first Mix Engine effect is Console Shaper, allowing you to impart analog-style artifacts like crosstalk and drive, evocative of classic analog consoles of yore.
  • VCA Faders: Control groups of channels with a single fader. Link your VCA to a Folder Track for added convenience.
  • Enhancements to the Arrow tool: Highlight the top half of an event in the Edit window to contextually convert the Move tool into the Range tool.
  • Other updates include: extended comping, improved Tab-to-Transients, New Transport Options, Automation Editing Improvements, improved Appearance Controls, and DSP Fat Channel and preamp control for RM mixers—as well as Preamp control for RM mixers and Fat Channel control and integration for both RM mixers and AI Consoles—straight from Studio One!

StudioLive AI firmware updates

New firmware is available for the entire StudioLive AI line from your my.presonus.com account, allowing for control from UC Surface 1.5.

  • 32.4.2AI
  • 24.4.2AI
  • 16.4.2AI
  • RM32AI
  • RM16AI
  • CS18AI

The new firmware for RM Mixers brings hotly-anticipated cascading to the RM series StudioLive Rackmount Mixers. Any two RM mixers can be cascaded via AVB to combine their channel counts. This update also adds a new Stage Box mode, in addition to the existing Remote I/O + Monitor-mixer mode.
This mega-release also brings a number of other new features and refinements, including a whole slew of bug fixes. To see the full rundown of new features and fixes, check out the UC Surface 1.5 Release Notes and the UC Surface 1.5 Release Addendum, available on your my.presonus.com account as well as on the Dowloads section of the Product page for each mixer at PreSonus.com.

UC Surface 1.5

This update adds support for cascaded RM mixers and Capture control—if you’ve installed the above-mentioned firmware and Capture 2.2. This update also adds support for USB 3.0 on Mac OS X 10.11.2 or higher. Get UC Surface 1.5 here.

Capture 2.2

Capture can now be remotely controlled by a StudioLive CS18AI and UC Surface. You can now control virtual soundcheck, transport, and Record arm; drop markers; and keep an eye on record times from anywhere in the venue—among other improvements and some bug squashing. Get it here.

Studio One Remote

Studio One Remote has been updated for Studio One 3.2 compatibility, and is also now available for Windows tablets! Studio One Professional owners can get the Windows version from their my.presonus.com accounts; Apple users can get it via this link to The App Store.

 

Startisan on why you WANT a computer for your live shows

Startisan has taken the PreSonus StudioLive RM16AI on the road for their live shows, taking advantage of the unit’s digital inputs to incorporate sophisticated backing tracks and effects processing into their live shows. They can even run VSTs and virtual instruments live.

Using the same configuration, the band is also able to record all of their shows and rehearsals.

The result? Concerts that sound more like their records. Well, that, and ticket sales.



StudioLive and Vic Thomas–MVPs of the Big Game

SuperBowlIt’s always exciting to see where PreSonus gear shows up all over the world through social media and other various ways. But when PreSonus shows up at the biggest, most watched sporting event of the year, we can’t help but share!  Here’s what PreSonus fan and sound reinforcement engineer Vic Thomas had to say about using PreSonus StudioLive at the the big game last week!

“The PreSonus StudioLive was used by the NFL Network at their Digital Media Set, The Huddle, in Super Bowl City,” says Vic. “Our set was located at Justin Herman Plaza in the heart of Super Bowl City in downtown San Francisco. We were one of four sights that did interactive hits back to NFL Network’s control room at Culver City for integration into all there social networking channels.”

On set, the large crowd proved to create somewhat of a challenge. With 34 years of experience, Thomas knew exactly what to do. “We had up to four talents on set, using RF microphones, which had to be routed directly to Culver City to be mixed into the show. The XMAX preamps proved to be vital, as I had to send each microphone, with no EQ or processing. For this I used the direct out function of the insert point of each channel. The quality and headroom of the preamps handled the changes of the talent’s levels masterfully. You can imagine with the cheering crowds behind them how their levels fluctuated.”

Thomas goes on to say, “I also had four mix minus, IFB feeds coming to me from Culver City. An IFB feed is an Interruptible Fold Back that is fed to the talent via an earpiece so they can hear program minus themselves, as well as the producer in Culver City directing them. You can probably call it an in-ear monitor mix with a cueing function.”

“The StudioLive proved great for this as I could mix each individual IFB to the talent’s taste and send it to their IFBs using the group outs. This gave me the option of having compression and EQ on each incoming feed. This was critical, as I needed to safeguard each of the talents’ hearing. They appreciated that.”

Thomas’s experience in San Fransisco highlights the ease of use and versatility of the StudioLive family. “The StudioLive made a long week very easy and definitely made my job a lot less complicated.”