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Saterday night was my first run. 24.4.2
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Chris Fletchall
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Now I am a firm belive in not learning how to run new toys at the gig, but Saturday was a fluke of a day. I had just received my new 24.4.2 Thursday , it went from the ups truck to my truck and sat there until Saturday evening when found out that the mixing console we had on the truck at the time finally crapped out on us.
The gig was about 120 miles from our shop and no time left in the day to run back and get another console so we decided to play Russian roulette and use the StudioLive.

I plugged it in and had the whole band sound checked and playing in less than an hour.
I was unable to hid the grin on my face during the whole show. All the routing ,fx on the fly and eq is all a simple man could ask for.

All I have to say is thank you guys for making this the fastest and easy to learn console that we have ever had to work with.

I have pix and vids i will post later this week.
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I just love a story with a happy ending!!!

Seriously, glad it worked for you on such short notice and you got set up and running that fast.
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I'll chime in here with another successful maiden voyage. for the 24.4.2!

The ONLY difference being that I did get an opportunity to burn mine in for many hours before the gig.

Thanks PreSonus! Very intuitive design...
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Hey Chris,
That's a great story! Although I've had my SL 16.4.2 for a few weeks, Saturday was our first live gig. It was a small wedding reception with about 80 people. We had everyone from 8 to 80 years old commenting on how great the sound was. I had a friend of mine mix for us and he got his arms around the SL in no time at all.

I have to admit, I was feeling a little jealous since he had his hands all over my SL. I was busy playin' guitar so I kept myself amused to say the least. I love the SL. That 24 is tempting me.

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We did our first gig with the 24.4.2 this past Saturday also. A Wed. Rec. with a few hundred in attendance. I can honestly say that we have never sounded better. After the gig we all agreed the this was one of the best purchases we had ever made.

Although I had read the manual and watched all of the videos about the 24.4.2, our sound tech had no problem just walking in and dialing up a great mix with minimal help from me.

We are using K12s as tops and as front line monitors. Everyone else is on IEMs. KW181 are on the way to replace our bulky 218 cabs and amp rack.

All of a sudden, setting up for gigs just got a whole lot simpler, everything will always be consistent and sound great.

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Ronnie H wrote:We did our first gig with the 24.4.2 this past Saturday also. A Wed. Rec. with a few hundred in attendance. I can honestly say that we have never sounded better. After the gig we all agreed the this was one of the best purchases we had ever made.

Although I had read the manual and watched all of the videos about the 24.4.2, our sound tech had no problem just walking in and dialing up a great mix with minimal help from me.

We are using K12s as tops and as front line monitors. Everyone else is on IEMs. KW181 are on the way to replace our bulky 218 cabs and amp rack.

All of a sudden, setting up for gigs just got a whole lot simpler, everything will always be consistent and sound great.

Looking forward to recording with capture


Ronnie, I share your enthusiasm. That's great news. I'll be interested to find out more on how the KW181's go. Are you getting a pair?

Got get 'em!

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We will be getting the KW181s as soon as they start shipping. So hopefully any day now. I guess our next big move will be parking that 7 MPG gas guzzling truck that we no longer need. LOL!

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My 24.4.2 is in my hands now...it will be used for a session this Saturday and Sunday....just getting familiar with the way it is different than the 16.4.2 It's running like a champ!
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First live gig with the 1642 was tonight. Took me a few minutes of fumbling around before I starting pulling things together. It all ended up sounding great, if I may say so myself. I've worked this gig three years in a row - it's an outdoor show. Simple setup - guitar/singer plus keyboard. This was certainly the best sounding I've had them. Saved the scene for next year.

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My first run with my new 16.4.2 was last Saturday. Got home from a business trip Friday night so I only had a few hours to set it up before the gig. I've run a lot of boards and gear in my day and I have to say the 16.4.2 is just fantastic. Very intuitive and easy to run. The presets are really decent - I'm only doing a few tweeks here and there. We run 13 channels for an outdoor gig and I had everything up and cooking in an amazingly short time for a new board. My only real issue was everything was too hot - the xmax pres are soooo much better than the Mackie board I was using before. Sound was just killer even though I had little chance to dial it in listening out front as I play bass, sing, run sound, and lights ... no, I don't seem to get extra pay - go figure! All I can say is great design, great sound, great piece of gear. I love my 16.4.2. Thanks Presonus! Anyone want a rack of gear I no longer need!!
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greggreg wrote: My first run with my new 16.4.2 was last Saturday. Got home from a business trip Friday night so I only had a few hours to set it up before the gig. I've run a lot of boards and gear in my day and I have to say the 16.4.2 is just fantastic. Very intuitive and easy to run. The presets are really decent - I'm only doing a few tweeks here and there. We run 13 channels for an outdoor gig and I had everything up and cooking in an amazingly short time for a new board. My only real issue was everything was too hot - the xmax pres are soooo much better than the Mackie board I was using before. Sound was just killer even though I had little chance to dial it in listening out front as I play bass, sing, run sound, and lights ... no, I don't seem to get extra pay - go figure! All I can say is great design, great sound, great piece of gear. I love my 16.4.2. Thanks Presonus! Anyone want a rack of gear I no longer need!!

Yahooo Greg!,
A lot of us here on this forum feel the same. Good on ya. I'll bet the more you dig into it, the more you'll love it.
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You guys are makin' me itch! I've had my 1642 for a little while now, but things have been dead and I haven't had a chance to try it out yet.

I auditioned a prototype KW system a month or so ago... WOW! Right now, I think that's the next upgrade. I'll be going for a pair of subs.
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