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wesley
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Hi All:

We're working on a bunch of new FAQs for the StudioLive right now and I'd like some input from y'all. What topics would you like to see (or would you have like have seen when you first bought your mixer)? Thanks!!

Wesley
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How about:

Q:I bought a Studiolive last week, does it come with the latest firmware update pre-installed?
A: Probably, but you should check your desk and our website (monthly) to see if the firmware versions match because Presonus is always developing new features and technologies.

Y!



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I just received my 24.4.2 a few weeks ago and still do not a have a case for it. Had to do a gig last Saturday without a case... So, for me, case options were on the top of my list. Also, saving "scenes' and/or "copying" & "pasting" channels could be covered better and made clearer that it is or isn't possible. I had to find out the hard way that AUX mixes can NOT be "copied" & "pasted".

More to come!
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Are the fxs machines scene related? I mean, on one scene I have a reverb and a 500ms delay. On another scene can I have for example, a 100ms delay and a 200ms delay?
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I would like to see actual video about setting up the studio live for a band FROM SCRATCH. IOW, record a sound check including the setting of the gain levels and where on the meters levels should be that Presonus recommends. Rick makes really good videos, but they are too condensed. I get them, but newbies may not. The cameraman should settle on the subject matter more, not quick pan as much. Makes me nauseous.



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dale; a member of this forum since April 2009.
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Q: Where are the channel input pad switches?
A: There aren't any.

Q: How should I set the trim level?
A: (There are several pages on this in the archived forum)

Q: Where should I set the output level knob?
A: (not sure of a correct answer to this one)

Q: What's the difference between dbFS and dbU?
A: (See the wiki on dbFS here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DBFS)
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I just got the Studio live 24.4.2 mixer today and found that I cannot route the internal effects to the aux busses. Is this a glitch because the book shows the quick view screen with routing options for the auxes and I routed the effects to the auxes when I tested the sl 16.4.2 in the store. My current firmware is 1.0 build 164.
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I would like to see details on routing the internal effects to the aux outs on the sl 24.4.2
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Rich G. wrote:Q: Where are the channel input pad switches?
A: There aren't any.

Q: How should I set the trim level?
A: (There are several pages on this in the archived forum)

Q: Where should I set the output level knob?
A: (not sure of a correct answer to this one)

Q: What's the difference between dbFS and dbU?
A: (See the wiki on dbFS here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DBFS)


I think Rich G has some good suggestions for the FAQ page, particularly the last three as they seem to come up regularly
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on everything Rich G said.
I know that setting levels can be argued until the end of time, but a brief "set your input gain like this so the level meter reads here or else it is clipping and/or will overload the main output" would help some people. There are multiple threads in the archive forum, but it's difficult to look past the flame wars, opinions, and over complicated technical explanations and get to the meat to find out what you need to do. If anything, they leave you more confused than before you started reading. I myself ignored everything and sat down and figured it out, but a quick, definitive FAQ would really help new SL owners.

on case options
The archive forum has a giant thread on it, but a lot of the discussion was speculative since the 16:4:2 was new. I'd like to see a "these cases will definitely work and cost $xxx.xx".

on copy and paste (load) for channel strips
That's the only thing on the SL that I had to hit the manual for. Everything else was intuitive. Well, that and soloing, but that was fine as soon as I read the destructions.



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Dale Christenson wrote:I would like to see actual video about setting up the studio live for a band FROM SCRATCH. IOW, record a sound check including the setting of the gain levels and where on the meters levels should be that Presonus recommends. Rick makes really good videos, but they are too condensed. I get them, but newbies may not. The cameraman should settle on the subject matter more, not quick pan as much. Makes me nauseous.



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Yes, I agree. This would be the bomb for new users like myself. I've found that all this stuff is in the archived forum someplace, but a neatly organized video library would be great. I'm still gettin' my arms around understanding and setting up the gain structure correctly. I'm getting closer though. A lot less red clipping lights going off!
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Hi Wesley,

i started few weeks ago with the SL 16.4.2.
The good thing: The console is very intuitive. Most of the Functions are easy to understand.

The difficulties start if you have more than 3 step programming exercises.
(..press here , select there, turn knob, check if lights is blinking, enter)
like this...

The most problems start in the combination Mixer - Firewire - Notebook - OS - Application.

I start really from scratch, so it wasn't well explained what programs are work together.
There also was not much information how to install the software.

Nothing explained the Installation Processes to get the system up and running.

Very often the user guide just say open the "xxx" window and do that.
Ok... i thought... where the hell is that menu and how do i get it on my notebook?

Is there a bug database to search for well known bugs?

Ray
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"...The most problems start in the combination Mixer - Firewire - Notebook - OS - Application..."

Couldn't agree more, after my Sony Notebook took a spill while being loaded onto a boat in Venice, killing the hard drive,

I went with a new MacBook Pro (see below), but Capture and VSL may or may not start appropriately. I do have faders though (finally).

I need "Mac-Studio Live and Capture for Dummies". Just point me in that direction.

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L3 Cache: 3 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Processor Interconnect Speed: 4.8 GT/s
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Robbie Anderson wrote:
I know that setting levels can be argued until the end of time

Why is that a point of arguments? There's really nothing to argue about. You set them so that you have enough headroom so you don't clip anything. That's all there is to it. How do you do that? Experience. There's no shortcut. I suppose it might be useful to see the meters bouncing during a tracking session, but then the question will arise "How do you get them to do that?"

What's more important to understand is that there's an output volume control and you use that to set your listening level. You don't worry about the fact that your tracks don't sound hot enough until you finish mixing. Then you adjust the level of the mix (or overcompress it if you insist) to get the playback volume to compare with whatever you're using as a reference. You can always raise the level after the fact. You can never recover headroom that you didn't allow.

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Amen, Mike!

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