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PreSonus FaderPort 16 Features:

  • Motorized control surface for Mac and PC
  • Mix with precision via 16 touch-sensitive, 100mm motorized faders
  • Identify channels at a glance via 16 high-definition scribble strips
  • General session controls include Undo/Redo, Arm All, Solo/Mute Clear, and Click On/Off with tap tempo
  • Session Navigator controls include Track Scrolling, Channel Banking, Timeline Scrolling, and more
  • Channel controls include Level, Pan, Solo, Mute, and Rec Arm
  • Automation controls include Touch, Latch, Trim, Write, Read, and Off
  • Faders can also control common plug-in settings, bus sends, and pan position
  • Native support for Studio One DAW software, with HUI and Mackie Control Universal support for other DAWs (Studio One Artist is included)
  • Connects via USB 2.0
  • Footswitch input allows for hands-free start/stop of transport (footswitch not included)

 

 

 

Glenn Rosenstein on the FaderPort 16 and and the StudioLive Ecosystem

This just in from Glenn Rosenstein, a three-time Grammy-winning mix engineer whose credits include U2, Madonna, Talking Heads, The Ramones, James Brown, Miles Davis and many others. His work in film and television has landed him both an Oscar and a Golden Globe while working on projects including The Sopranos, Celebrity Circus, The Last Emperor, Blown Away, Married To The Mob, Charmed, Beverly Hills 90210, All My Children and Buffy The Vampire Slayer. We recently got in touch with him to get his perspective on all things PreSonus.

Hey Glenn. Tell us about yourself!

I’ve had a fun career that’s led me to many musical adventures. I started early on at Power Station in NYC, then as a staff engineer at Sigma Sound Studio. I became an independent mixer, then producer, eventually winning some Grammys and selling a bunch of records, back when that was a possibility. I’m still producing both for my Sony labels, as well as independently. I partner in a number of project studios in Nashville, Muscle Shoals, and New York, as well as having a room at historic Fame Studios. 

What PreSonus products have you used and which do you currently use?

I’ve always been a PreSonus user. As time goes on, PreSonus continues to release products that almost anticipate my needs. I started out with the ADL 600, a very tasty stereo mic pre from a few years back. I’ve put together a pretty cool room in my Muscle Shoals facility that’s centered around the StudioLive 64S, along with some great AVB powered PreSonus peripherals: The StudioLive 32R, the EarMix 16M, and the SW5E among them. Also to be found are the PreSonus R80 monitors and, of course, Studio One. And I always travel with my Faderport 16. Always.

For what applications are you using the products?

My PreSonus facility is very much a writing/production room that is easily convertible to a full-blown production studio. I like the creative ease and intuitive design that is integrated into all of the PreSonus cosmos of products. It’s simple to start off small—just creating some beats or a few phrases on guitar or a vocal idea—and easily push that to a bigger, more robust production without having to shift rigs.

What led you to choose these particular PreSonus products?

I had a pretty solid awareness of the PreSonus offerings for many years and was fortunate enough to meet and spend some time with Jim Odom. His backstory is steeped in music production and performance, and, ultimately, creating solutions that he wanted for himself. I liked that a lot. I still do. I totally get the narrative of PreSonus products, their evolution over the past few years, and their remarkable value. Jim and his team are always pushing the boundaries—they’re taking insane amounts of features and options and putting them in boxes that should cost five times what they’re asking. I have no idea how they get it done, but they do. And all that filters down into very usable tools that sound great and are fun to work with.

Having used the gear, what do you like most about the specific PreSonus products you use?

Let’s talk about the Faderport 16: A 16-channel control surface that fits under your arm—brilliant design and execution. Regardless of my preferred DAW, I always feel right at home. I’m in a hotel, it’s there. I’m in a rehearsal room, it’s there. Perfect combination of small footprint and functionality.

 

Glenn’s website

 

Introducing StudioLive Series III S!

More Power than You’ll Ever Need.

We’d like to introduce you to the latest and greatest StudioLive Mixers yet: StudioLive III S. All models deliver 128-channel (64×64) USB recording—more than any other mixer—plus multitrack SD recording and extensive 128-channel AVB networking. Powered by the PreSonus FLEX DSP Engine, they feature state-space modeled Fat Channel plug-in processing on every input and bus; up to 32 FlexMix buses that can be individually configured as Aux, Matrix, or Subgroup buses; and flexible digital patching unparalleled in this price class. Take a moment to meet the most recent additions to the family:

StudioLive 64S

The new top-of-the-line StudioLive 64S brings the power of a large production console to small-format digital mixing, boasting 76 mixing channels, 43 buses, and 526 simultaneous effects… double the DSP of other mixers in the line, thanks to the all-new quad-core FLEX DSP engine. An independent main Mono/Center bus and a Center Divergence control round out the package.

StudioLive 32S

Spend less time menu-diving and more time mixing hands-on with StudioLive 32S. Powered by the dual-core PreSonus FLEX DSP Engine, the 32S is equipped with 40 mixing channels, 26 mix buses, and 286 simultaneous processors. 32S delivers a fast and intuitive, surface-driven workflow for total control.

StudioLive 32SX

The low profile of the StudioLive 32SX makes it an ideal solution for any mixing environment where desk real estate is at a premium. The split-fader workflow lets you manage 32 input channels in two fader layers, while still providing access to your mix outputs on eight additional faders. The StudioLive 32SX packs connectivity and power into an efficient use of space.

StudioLive 32SC

Don’t let the road-ready, rack-mountable size fool you… the StudioLive 32SC sports the same dual-core PreSonus FLEX DSP Engine of its 32-channel brethren. The StudioLive 32SC provides all the tools you need—whether you’re building your dream studio or putting together a pro touring rig, and is dramatically expandable, thanks to the NSB stage boxes.

Flex DSP Coming This Week to StudioLive Series III Owners

Owners of StudioLive Series III Mixers will soon be receiving the FLEX DSP Update – a dramatic set of improvements to your mixer and software that will add a ton of features—enough for an entirely separate blog post, which you can read by clicking below.

Introducing the StudioLive Flex DSP Update!

 

 

[UPDATED 3-28-19: The FLEX DSP Update is LIVE! GET IT!]

Big news for StudioLive Series III mixer owners—get ready for some dramatic improvements to your mixer in the new StudioLive FLEX DSP update!

This update,w̶h̶i̶c̶h̶ ̶w̶i̶l̶l̶ ̶b̶e̶ ̶r̶e̶l̶e̶a̶s̶e̶d̶ ̶n̶e̶x̶t̶ ̶w̶e̶e̶k̶, which you can get RIGHT NOW, consists of:

  • Universal Control 3.0
  • UC Surface 3.0
  • StudioLive Series III Firmware 2.0
  • Capture 3.0
  • QMix-UC 3.0
  • Studio One 4.1.4

 

Once you’ve installed the above, here’s what you’ll get:

New in StudioLive Series III Firmware 2.0:

  • You’ll be able to place Fat Channel compressor and EQ plug-ins on every output bus simultaneously (this is in addition to every input channel supported in previous firmware)
  • Scenes will be updated to improved Project/Scene workflow
  • Ten highly customizable User Profiles with deep custom permissions settings
  • Fader response now 50% faster
  • Screen updates more than 70% faster
  • Screen touch response 90% faster
  • Scene loading up to 75% faster
  • Increased USB and AVB channel counts: 128 (64×64) via each USB and AVB

Note that this update WILL restructure your existing scenes—be sure to back them up before installing the update! Click here for instructions on how to do that.

 

New in Capture 3.0:

  • Export a Capture session from your computer for SD Card playback on a Series III console mixer
  • Import and export AAF files for compatibility with other DAWS
  • New metering options including Peak/RMS meter, adjustable RMS and VU-Hold time to better fit multiple various use cases
  • Channel color syncs with Series III mixers
  • Updated user interface with light and dark modes for better viewing in different environments

 

New in Studio One 4.1.4:

  • This is a simple maintenance update to add compatibility with the above mixer features

 

New in UC Surface 3.0:

  • Added support for all the amazing new features listed above!

 

Click here for Firmware update instructions.

 

Questions? Check out this series of videos from Ray on all the new stuff.

 

 

StudioLive Flex DSP Update—Auf deutsch

Großartige Neuigkeiten für alle Besitzer von StudioLive Series III Mixern – macht euch auf einige dramatische Verbesserungen im neuen StudioLive FLEX DSP Update gefasst!

Dieses Update, welches wir in ca. einer Woche veröffentlichen werden, enthält:

  • Universal Control 3.0
  • UC Surface 3.0
  • StudioLive Series III Firmware 2.0
  • Capture 3.0
  • QMix-UC 3.0
  • Studio One 4.1.4

Sobald diese Updates installiert sind, erhaltet ihr folgendes:

Neu in StudioLive Series III Firmware 2.0:

  • Es wird möglich sein, Fat Channel Kompressor- und EQ-Plugins auf jedem Output-Bus gleichzeitig einzusetzen (zusätzlich zu jedem Input-Channel, was bereits durch die vorherige Firmware möglich war)
  • Szenen werden zugunsten eines verbesserten Projekt- / Szene-Workflows aktualisiert.
  • Zehn hochgradig anpassbare User-Profile mit tiefgreifenden, individuell abgestimmten Zugriffsrechten
  • Fader reagieren jetzt 50% schneller
  • Szenen aktualisieren mehr als 70% schneller
  • Reaktionszeit des Touch-Screens um 90% verbessert
  • Szenen laden bis zu 75% schneller
  • Erhöhte Anzahl von USB- und AVB-Kanälen: 128 (64×64) sowohl via USB, als auch AVB

Bitte beachtet, dass dieses Update bereits existierende Szenen NEU STRUKTURIEREN wird – Bitte lege für diese ein Backup an, bevor das Update installiert wird! Hier klicken, um die Backup-Anleitung zu lesen.

Neu in Capture 3.0:

  • Es ist jetzt möglich, eine Capture Session vom Computer zu exportieren und via SD-Karte vom Series III Mixer abzuspielen
  • AAF-Import und -Export für Kompatibilität mit anderen DAWs
  • Neue Metering-Optionen, inklusive Peak/RMS Meter und anpassbaren RMS- und VU-Hold-Zeiten für bessere Abstimmung mit verschiedenen Anwendungsszenarien
  • Kanalfarben-Synchronisation mit Series III Mixern
  • Aktualisiertes User Interface mit Light- und Dark-Modi für bessere Lesbarkeit in unterschiedlichen Umgebungen

Neu in Studio One 4.1.4:

  • Dies ist ein Maintenance-Update, welches die Kompatibilität mit den oben aufgeführten Mixer-Features ermöglicht.

Neu in UC Surface 3.0:

  • Bietet Unterstützung für all diese fantastischen neuen Features!

StudioLive just got SWEETER – Price Drop on StudioLive Console Mixers!

The Price is RIGHT!

Now while supplies last, enjoy significant savings on all StudioLive Console Mixers! Note that regional pricing will vary slightly, but the below are the savings in USD.

Mixers included in the price drop:

  • StudioLive 32 – SAVE $300!
  • StudioLive 24 – SAVE $200!
  • StudioLive 16 – SAVE $200!

Everyone is talking about the StudioLive Series family, including MIX Online:

“…extremely user-friendly. Having two hands on big, accurate faders for every layer of a mix and brightly illuminated buttons to guide the way was pretty luxurious. If you are looking for an all-in-one console, interface and control surface, this is a really impressive option.”

The price drop is available WORLDWIDE!

Click here to find a PreSonus Dealer in the US!

Click here to find a PreSonus Dealer outside of the US!

 

 

Universal Control 2.10 available now!

We’ve had quite a few software and firmware updates in public beta for a while, and now all of those updates are part of our Universal Control 2.10 public release… available now! This update adds 44.1 hKz sample rate support for Studiolive Series III Rack and Console mixers. We’ve also enabled HUI/MCU DAW Modes in the Console mixers—HUI for Pro Tools and MCU optimized for Logic.

Get Universal Control 2.10 here!

Additionally, this Universal Control update adds support for the just-announced Studio Series USB-C™-compatible interfaces, a firmware update for the ATOM pad controller.

Be sure to update your StudioLive mixer to the latest firmware. You can get product-specific firmware updates by logging into your My.PreSonus accountInstructions for updating SW5E, NSB, or EarMix 16M firmware will be displayed when downloading the firmware file for each product from your account.

 
New In This Release:
  • MCU/HUI support for Series III Consoles
  • 44.1kHz support for all Series III mixers
  • NSB and EarMix 16M firmware update – Adds 44.1kHz support, as well as indicator light workflow improvements (light will no longer change from green to blue unless AVB clock is locked)
  • Adds support for Studio 1824c, Studio 1810c, Studio 68c, Studio 26c, Studio 24c
  • Firmware update for ATOM

Version Information

Firmware:

  • StudioLive Series III (all models) – v1.10.15552
  • NSB 16.8 – v1.1.0.15533
  • NSB 8.8 – v1.1.0.15534
  • EarMix – v1.1.0.15533
  • SW5E – v1.0.0.15447

Supporting Software:

  • Universal Control (Mac/PC) – v2.10.0.50756
  • UC Surface (iOS/Android) – v2.10.0.50756
  • QMix-UC (iOS/Android) –  v2.6.0.49920
  • Capture (Mac/PC) – v2.4.0.50756

Notable Bug Fixes In This Release:

  • Android permission issues for UC Surface and QMix-UC now fixed
  • UC Surface – Series III mixer Aux Ins, Tape In, and Digital Return now show up in all Mix Views
  • StudioLive Series III – Rack Mixer now gets Dig Gain Trim when another network mixer has exclusive preamp permission over the Rack Mixer
Please see the UC 2.10 Release Notes for further details.
As mentioned above, there is a new workflow for the indicator light on our NSB and EarMix products:
   Red – Unit is powering on
   Green – Unit has booted up, but is not synced to an AVB clock
   Blue – Unit is synced to an AVB clock
This new workflow should aid in troubleshooting clocking issues on an AVB network with NSB and EarMix by indicating not only when the unit has AVB stream(s) connected to it, but also if its AVB clock is synced.

Cyber Monday DEAL – $200 OFF FaderPort 16, $100 OFF FaderPort 8!


 

TODAY ONLY! Save $200 on the FaderPort 16 and $100 when you purchase the FaderPort 8! BUY NOW!

This offer ENDS TODAY, available in US and Canada only.

Cyber Monday DEAL – $100 Off StudioLive AR8!

 

TODAY ONLY!

Save $100 when you buy a StudioLive AR8!

Offer available in US and Canada.

 

Buy a StudioLive Series III Mixer (console or rack), get the Classic Studio Fat Channel Bundle for free ($249 USD value)

 

If you’ve been on the fence about getting a StudioLive Series III Mixer, you should know there’s never been a better time than now. Until the end of 2018, StudioLive Series III Mixers (both console and rack versions) include the Classic Studio Fat Channel Bundle, a $249 USD value.

StudioLive Fat Channel Plug-ins work in both your StudioLive Series III mixers AND Studio One. They’re state-space modeled after real vintage hardware and sound like the genuine article. The only thing you miss out on is paying eBay prices for old dusty hardware that will likely have a few expensive issues to work out.

All you have to do is buy a mixer and register it to your account at my.presonus.com, and we’ll add the downloadable Fat Channel Plug-ins to your account.

Here’s what you get:

 

Check out this video series to see and hear the Fat Channel Plug-ins in action!