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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.

High Road:

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Category StudioLive 24.4.2AI | 4 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard



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.

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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.

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



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.

Category StudioLive 32.4.2AI | 1 Comment »
Posted by Ryan Roullard



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:

Category StudioLive | 0 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard



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.

Category 30 Day Worship Sound Tools | 1 Comment »
Posted by Ryan Roullard



We’re sorry about the server issues, so we extended the Cinco de Mayo sale until noon CST. The server issues have been rectified. Thanks for participating!

 

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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.

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



It’s the fifth day of the fifth month, so what better time to offer five of our software products for $5 each? While that’s cool and all, I’m starting to suspect that some compadre on the marketing team must have had a fifth of their own, because this offer is completely loco.

Here’s what we’re offering:

Click on any of the links above to get linked to our shiny new marketplace, and start filling up your cart on the cheap. And hey, if you buy one of everything, you will be well-suited to finally get started on that symphonic metal hip-hop record you’ve been meaning to get around to. Oh, and HURRY. You have around 24 hours to take advantage of this offer before it disappears—faster than guacamole at a tailgate party.

Category Studio One | 1 Comment »
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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.

Category StudioLive 32.4.2AI | 1 Comment »
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