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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.

 

 

PreSonus R Series Monitors and Eris MTMs have Arrived in Select Stores in the USA!

Sure, we can talk all day about how great the R-series monitors and Eris MTMs are. Heck, we can even link to reviews and let OTHER people tell you how great they are. And we do.R-Series-Avail-near-you

But the fact is, when you’re going to spend some money on some serious monitors, you really owe it to yourself—and especially to your clients—to hear the darn things first to believe them and know what you’re getting. That’s not something any YouTube review can do for you. You just gotta leave the house.

Fortunately, the R-series and Eris MTM monitors have begun to arrive in select dealers’ inventories, and you can head on over to any of the shops listed below and give them a listen.

If your neighborhood isn’t on the list, that’s OK. Contact us at sales@presonus.com and we will set up a demo near you.

R Series Availability:

Dealer State Address Phone Website
Eatmybeats AL 4755 Jug Factory Road TUSCALOOSA AL 35404 205-758-9119 http://www.eatmybeats.com/
Sutherland Sight & Sound AL 3906 Jackson Highway Sheffield AL 35660 256-381-1995 http://www.sutherlandsightandsound.com/
Aspire Music CA 912 S. Victory Blvd BURBANK CA 91506 818-435-4553 https://www.aspiremusic.com/
Bananas At Large CA 1504 4th Street San Rafael CA 94901 888-900-1959 http://www.bananas.com/
Sam Ash 66 CA 3418 College Ave San Diego CA 92115 619-573-9669 http://www.samash.com/
Sam Ash 95 CA 7360 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood CA 90046 323-850-1050 http://www.samash.com/
Skip’s Music CA 2740 Auburn Blvd. Sacramento CA 95821 916-484-7575 http://www.skipsmusic.com/
Westlake Pro, Inc. CA 4101 Lankershim Blvd NORTH HOLLYWOOD CA 91602 323-845-1199 https://westlakepro.com/
Robb’s Boulder Music CO 2691 30th St. Boulder, CO 80301 (303) 443-8448 https://www.bouldermusic.com/
Music Arts Enterprises FL 3301 Davie Blvd. Fort Lauderdale FL 33312 954-581-2203 http://www.maemusic.com/
Sam Ash 32 FL 5460 W. Sample Rd. Pompano Beach FL 33073 954-975-3390 http://www.samash.com/
Sam Ash 33 FL 5360 NW 167 Street Miami Lakes FL 33014 305-628-3510 http://www.samash.com/
Sam Ash 52 FL Dolphin Mall 11421 NW 12th St Miami FL 33172 786-331-9688 http://www.samash.com/
Sam Ash 54 FL 4644 E. Colonial Dr. Orlando FL 32803 407-896-5508 http://www.samash.com/
Sam Ash 63 GA 2999 Cobb Parkway Atlanta GA 30339 770-818-0042 http://www.samash.com/
Sweetwater IN 5501 US Highway 30 W Fort Wayne IN 46818 800-222-4700 http://www.sweetwater.com
Big Dudes Music MO 3817 Broadway Kansas City MO 64111 816-931-4638 https://www.bigdudes.com/
Sam Ash 51 NC 5533 WestPark Dr. Charlotte NC 28217 704-522-9253 http://www.samash.com/
8th St. Music NJ 7815 Airport Highway PENNSAUKEN NJ 08109 215-923-5040 https://8thstreet.com/
Grandma’s Music NM 9310 Coors NW Albuquerque NM 87114 800-444-5252 http://www.grandmas.com/
Boynton Pro Audio NY 5463 NYS Hwy. 12 NORWICH , NY 13815 (607) 337-2676 http://www.boyntonproaudio.com/
Sam Ash 07 NY 333 West 34th Street New York NY 10001 212-719-2299 http://www.samash.com/
N Stuff Music PA 468 Freeport Rd. Pittsburgh PA 15238 412-828-1003 http://www.nstuffmusic.com/
Northern Sound & Light PA 11 Shingiss St. McKees Rocks PA 15136 412-331-1000 https://www.northernsoundandlight.com/
Corner Music TN 2705 12th Avenue South Nashville TN 37204 615-297-9559 http://www.cornermusic.com/
Century Music TX 214 W. Rhapsody Dr. San Antonio TX 78216 210-496-2050 http://www.century-music.com/
Sam Ash 59 TX 25 N.E. Loop 410 San Antonio TX 78216 210-530-9777 http://www.samash.com/
Performance Audio UT 2456 S. West Temple Salt Lake City UT 84115 800-771-8330 http://www.performanceaudio.com/
Rising Phoenix Music & Sound UT 4598 S. 700 W. OGDEN UT 94405 801-399-1418
Beacock Music WA 1420 SE 163rd Ave VANCOUVER WA 98683 360-694-7134 http://beacockmusic.com/
Truetone Audio WA 1915 Larrabee Ave BELLINGHAM WA 98225 360-734-2500 http://st9011.wix.com/true-tone-audio#!sales
Full Compass Systems WI 9770 Silicon Prairie Pkwy Verona WI 53593 800-356-5844 http://www.fullcompass.com/
Kraft Music, Ltd. WI 4700 W. Ryan Road FRANKLIN WI 53132 414-858-4002 http://www.kraftmusic.com/
Pixel Pro Audio, LLC. WI 601 W College Ave APPLETON WI 54911 855-269-0474 https://www.pixelproaudio.com/

Eris MTM  Availability:  Eris-MTM-Near-You

Name State Address Phone Website
Eatmybeats AL 4755 Jug Factory Road, TUSCALOOSA 205-758-9119 http://www.eatmybeats.com/
Sutherland Sight & Sound AL 3906 Jackson Highway, Sheffield 256-381-1995 http://www.sutherlandsightandsound.com/
The Midi Store AZ 40 W. Cortez Drive Suite 3, SEDONA 928-284-1619 http://www.midi-store.com/
Bananas At Large CA 1504 4th Street, San Rafael 415-457-7600 http://www.bananas.com/
DJBANDSUPPLY.com CA 2818 W. Main Street, ALHAMBRA 626-282-7001 http://www.djbandsupplyrental.com/
Aspire Music CA 912 S. Victory Blvd, BURBANK 818-435-4553 https://www.aspiremusic.com/
PSSL CA 10743 Walker St, Cypress 714-891-3990 https://www.pssl.com/!zHU2ep7IELoG7PH5KyqZIQ!/
Westlake Pro, Inc. CA 1711 W. Burbank Blvd. Suite 101, BURBANK 323-845-1145 https://westlakepro.com/
Robb’s Boulder Music CO 2691 30th St. Boulder, CO 80301 (303) 443-8448 https://www.bouldermusic.com/
Eternal Light & Sound LLC CO 3262 Sea Gull Ct, LOVELAND 970-222-8313
B & B Educ. Music DE 3443 S. Dupont Highway, Camden Wyoming 302-697-2410 http://www.bandbmusicandsound.com/
Discount Music FL 3301 Gardenia Ave., ORLANDO 407-423-4171 http://www.discountmusic.com/
Music Arts Enterprises FL 3301 Davie Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 954-581-2203 http://www.maemusic.com/
Music Masters FL 1114 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee 850-224-6158 http://www.musicm.com/
Scitscat Music FL 12302 SW 117th Court, MIAMI 305-595-3002 https://www.scitscat.com/
Total Entertainment DJ Inc. FL 501 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach 386-254-8727 http://www.tedaytona.com/
Sam Ash 44 FL 7726 Cheri Ct., Tampa (813) 888-7876 http://www.samash.com/
Dirt Cheep Music GA 2415 South Cobb Dr., SMYRNA 770-433-0196 http://www.dirtcheepmusic.com/
Portman’s Music GA 7650 Abercorn St, SAVANNAH 912-354-1500 http://www.portmansmusic.com/
UpTempo Music IA 2114 Beaver Ave, DES MOINES 515-277-0145 http://www.uptempomusicstore.com/
West Music IA 1212 5th St., Coralville 319-351-2000 http://www.westmusic.com/
FTS Studios (Sound) IL 201 W. Jefferson, Suite 4, EFFINGHAM 217-343-0906 https://www.facebook.com/FTS-Sound-539940536096397/
Sweetwater IN 5501 US Highway 30 W, Fort Wayne 800-222-4700 http://www.sweetwater.com
C&M Music Center LA 2515 Williams Blvd. KENNER 504-468-8688 http://www.candmmusic.com/
Matt’s Music LA 3235 Breard St., Monroe 318-387-3628 http://www.mattsmusic4u.com/
Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center MD 11151 Veirs Mill Road, Wheaton 301-946-2300 http://www.chucklevins.com/
Big Dudes Music MO 3817 Broadway, Kansas City 816-931-4638 https://www.bigdudes.com/
Fazio’s Frets & Friends MO 3100 S. Freemont Ave, SPRINGFIELD 417-881-1373 https://faziosmusic.com/
Morgan Music MO 689 N Washington Ave, LEBANON 417-588-1970 http://www.morganmusic.com/
P.C. Sound Inc. NC 1826 W. 5th St., Washington 252-946-6100 http://www.pcsound.net/
Sam Ash 51 NC 5533 WestPark Dr., Charlotte (704) 522-9253 http://www.samash.com/
Dietze Music House NE 13015 W Center Rd Suite A-1B, OMAHA 402-333-1535 http://www.dietzemusic.com/
8th St. Music NJ 7815 Airport Highway, PENNSAUKEN 215-923-5040 https://8thstreet.com/
Prymaxe Vintage, LLC. NJ 56 North Avenue, GARWOOD 908-232-7122 http://www.prymaxe.com/
Grandma’s Music NM 9310 Coors NW, Albuquerque 800-444-5252 http://www.grandmas.com/
Imperial Guitar & Sound NY 2A Cherry Hill Rd., NEW PALTZ 845-567-0111 http://www.imperialguitar.com/
Boynton Pro Audio NY 5463 NYS Hwy. 12 NORWICH , NY 13815 (607) 337-2676 http://www.boyntonproaudio.com/
PORTLAND MUSIC OR 531 SE MLK BLVD, PORTLAND 503-226-1132 http://www.portlandmusiccompany.com/
Corner Music TN 2705 12th Avenue South, Nashville 615-297-9559 http://www.cornermusic.com/
Rik’s Music and Sound, Inc. TN 1505 Downtown West Blvd., KNOXVILLE 865-691-9590 http://riksmusiconline.com/
Hermes Trading Co., Inc TX 409 S Broadway, MCALLEN 956-686-8742 http://www.hermes-music.com/
Hermes Trading Co., Inc TX 9941 NORTH FWY, HOUSTON 281-820-0011 http://www.hermes-music.com/
Mundt Music TX 2312 Judson Rd, LONGVIEW 903-758-8872 http://www.mundtmusic.net/
Rock & Roll Rentals TX 1420 W Oltorf, Austin 512-447-5305 http://rocknrollrentals.com/
Sound Productions TX 6631 N. Beltline Rd.Suite 100, IRVING 972-550-0001 http://www.soundpro.com/
Strait Music Co TX 2428 W. Ben White Rd, AUSTIN 512-476-6927 http://www.straitmusic.com/
Performance Audio UT 2456 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City 800-771-8330 http://www.performanceaudio.com/
Rising Phoenix Music & Sound UT 4598 S. 700 W., OGDEN 801-399-1418
Audio Light and Music VA 6029 E VIRGINIA BEACH BLVD, NORFOLK 757-853-2424 http://www.audiolight.com/
Bellevue American Music WA 14340 NE 20th Street, Bellevue 425-641-5005 http://www.bellevueamericanmusic.com/
BSW WA 2237 South 19th Street, Tacoma 253-565-8114 http://www.bswusa.com/
Essential Audio Group WA 6700 NE Silver Springs Lane, POULSBO 206-335-6192 http://www.essentialaudiogroup.com/
Focus Worship WA 6007 Thynewood Loop, WEST RICHLAND 425-422-5904 http://www.focus-worship.com/
MUSIC 6000 WA 3738 Pacific Ave SE, Olympia 360-786-6000 https://music6000.com/
Cascio Music WI 13819 W. National Ave., New Berlin 262-789-7600 http://www.interstatemusic.com/
Full Compass Systems WI 9770 Silicon Prairie Pkwy, Verona 800-356-5844 http://www.fullcompass.com/
Kraft Music, Ltd. WI 4700 W. Ryan Road, FRANKLIN 414-858-4002 http://www.kraftmusic.com/
Pixel Pro Audio, LLC. WI 601 W College Ave, APPLETON 855-269-0474 https://www.pixelproaudio.com/
Route 60 Music WV 60 Peyton St., BARBOURSVILLE 304-736-7466 http://www.route60music.com/

Vahagn Sepanyan’s Bass Skills on Display in “ConFusion”

Check out this great video from Vahagn Stepanyan—tracked using an AudioBox USB and Eris E5s!

Vahagn says: “I am bass player, composer and arranger, and for my work I had to choose good audio equipment with high quality. I tried many studio electronics, before I found my favorite with great quality—PreSonus! Compared with other electronics, PreSonus is inexpensive and available to any user, and the most important fact is that it’s not inferior to others. It sounds great and has a true sound production.”

Thanks Vahagn!

Crossgrade to Studio One

We recently collected the opinions of some engineers and producers who recently switched to Studio One, including Paul Drew, Jonas Westling, Justin Bryant, and Pete “Boxsta’ Martin. Did you know that  if you’re using a qualifying DAW, you’re entitled to a discount when you Crossgrade to Studio One? It’s true!

 

 

Buy a StudioLive CS18AI before May 31, 2016 and Get a Free Backpack!

A new month means new deals and new freebies from PreSonus, including a FREE backpack when you purchase the StudioLive CS18AI before May 31, 2016!cs18_backpack_600x600_2-9-16_NEE01

Equipped with 100 mm, touch-sensitive, motorized faders and AVB networking, the StudioLive CS18AI control surface provides a compact, intuitive mixing solution for PreSonus StudioLive RM16AI and RM32AI rack-mount digital mixers and Studio One 3. Doubly cool is that we have a significant rebate offer going on for the Studiolive RMs, and you can combine both offers to get a mix system of up to 64 channels, all controllable from the CS18AI. Click here for more details on the RM mixer offer!

The black and grey, backpack-style gig bag will keep your also black and grey CS18AI safe and sound on the road, and is stylistically compatible with both casual and formal attire. Portable and comfortable, this bag provides tons of internal storage and two external pockets. All you need to do is fill out and submit a simple rebate form with proof of purchase of your CS18AI.

Not sure if the CS18AI is right for you? Here’s a video overview to persuade you.

 

This deal is available worldwide until May 31, 2016.

 


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!

 


New Studio One 3.2 Videos from Marcus Huyskens of Studio One Expert

Check out this series of videos from Marcus Huyskens of Studio One Expert. He covers a bunch of the new stuff in Studio One 3.2 including Workflow Enhancements, Editing Automation, VCAs, the Console Shaper, and new Comping options. Awesome stuff!



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.”