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StudioLive General Discussion » Can the StudioLive 32.4.2AI be used as a DAW controller? » Go to message
Can the StudioLive 32.4.2AI be used as a DAW controller?
Digital Audio Recording » Mackie Onyx 1640i and Studio One 2 » Go to message
Not sure if this is the right forum? Will Mackie Onyx 1640i and Studio One 2 be happy together? I have a FireStudio Mobile and Studio One 2. I am considering the 1640i as a DAW controller and the occasional small live gig. I don't need a digital desk as I would just be doing 1 band for 3 sets and I can get it in the "pocket" within 2 songs. I also have 2 x 8 space racks chuck full of pro effects, gates, comps, EQs, etc.
I would not be doing more than 1 project at a time in home studio so I don't really need recall capability?
Thanx.
StudioLive General Discussion » Can the studio live 32i or any studio live be used to mix down recordings from a DAW? » Go to message
Thanks. So the Ai has a

A built-in 48x34 FireWire S800 interface (is FWS800 different from FW800?) So I can record a live show to S1 and take the rig home and mix it still retaining...say...20 individual tracks down thru the Ei using the knobs, encoders, and sliders and put the refined 20 tracks back into S1 for mix down to 2 tracks or/and use the desk(Ai) to refine the tracks and record stereo (2 tracks) back to the computer? I guess I'm asking can the StudioLive mixers be used as DAW control surfaces? Sorry if these are stupid questions, thanks again.
StudioLive General Discussion » Can the studio live 32i or any studio live be used to mix down recordings from a DAW? » Go to message
Can the studio live 32i or any studio live be used to (physically) mix down recordings from a DAW? For that matter is there any digital desk that allows the desk to physically mix the recording from the computer on the desk itself? I think the Mackie 1640i will do this (I know the 1640i is an analog desk)
I'm not talking about multiple AD/DA converters and lots of patching to accomplish this. And I'm not talking about mega $50,000 desks. Maybe? $10,000 or less? Thanks.
Pre-Sales Questions » Presonus 328AI for studio monitor? » Go to message
LOL Chris, I don't have any monitors, just a pair of AKG cans
Pre-Sales Questions » Presonus 328AI for studio monitor? » Go to message
OK, that's it. I'm busting out my Genelec 1030B system for my next bar gig

And thanks Steve good points all.
Pre-Sales Questions » Presonus 328AI for studio monitor? » Go to message
Wow! Thanks again Chris, You are very knowledgeable and I do appreciate the input.
I am Jack the OP and the last post before this as well.
If I may paraphrase the warden from the movie 'Cool Hand Luke' "What we have here is failure to communicate"
What my original concept was is to find cabinets that could do small live shows (not rock) and also function as studio monitors. Because I plan on doing both. And wanted to see if there is such an animal.
Consensus has it as a big NO right? Other than rewiring stuff ( which is not a problem for me) The issue seems to be volume. What I am not getting is (In a studio) Why turning the level down won't work?
The 328AI's are supposed to have new razamataz processors correct?

On a totally different plain..... Is it possible to mix down a multi track project outdoors? Say I live in the country, I keep my gear in a garage, moving the gear out side only requires a table, laptop, accurate speakers, cabling, solid 1 circuit AC and no wind. Would that make acoustically good room?
Thanks again.
Pre-Sales Questions » Presonus 328AI for studio monitor? » Go to message
Thanks for the response. I am not concerned about SNR or ambient noise in live situations. If I set up the rig with my gear it will work correct. If I walk into a gig to twist knobs for a band or a show than the system provided is what it is.
I have designed built and used power distros so I am aware of the pitfalls of poor AC in the field. I have done 10,000 live gigs or so, 45 years worth. I am old school I guess. I have worked with a few line arrays both powered and passive and several powered point source systems. As well as amp rack active xover passive point source systems.
I am by no means an expert in line arrays and many technical things. And know very little about studio mons other than what I have gleaned over hours of web surfing.
What I am NOT getting is if the speakers (studio mons) are too loud why can't they just be turned down? If management tells me to turn down live I do so by downing the gas.
I apologize for not making this clear enough? Thanks again
Pre-Sales Questions » Presonus 328AI for studio monitor? » Go to message
Thanks guys, very informative. I thought it was worth a shot
I guess am still not understanding Gain structure? Max 134db is quite impressive but what if my output is low prior to the input of the power amps? Is this a signal to noise ratio studio deal? If these cabs are in a live PA and the gas is off at the FOH desk, what is the DB then? Not trying to be a smart a**, just trying to grasp studio stuff. Thanks again.
Pre-Sales Questions » Presonus 328AI for studio monitor? » Go to message
I guess we will have to see about fan noise and rewiring the studio would be? Plugging the signal and AC into the speakers? And as far as volume do I have to turn it up in studio? Good points though and of course I must say...I don't know my a** from a hole in the ground about studio mons

I am also wondering if the high/mid coax speaker can be rotated 90 degrees to achieve a pseudo line array with multiple cabinets a side?
I didn't notice any dispersion characteristics in the literature? But the HF horn looks to be something like 60-90 degrees by 30 or 40 degrees?
Pre-Sales Questions » Presonus 328AI for studio monitor? » Go to message
Too much bass from a relatively small cabinet might not be a bad thing. I think it is easier to cut low end than to try to get more out of a cabinet? Must touch and listen to the real box and they are not cheap, US$1500? each
Pre-Sales Questions » Presonus 328AI for studio monitor? » Go to message
I just got the Feb news letter and the 328AI speakers are quite impressive (on paper). I have been considering Studio mons and PA speakers for small live shows. Could these work for both? Here is the blurb;

http://www.presonus.com/products/StudioLive-328AI
Thoughts?
Digital Audio Recording » Is there a formula for determining hard disk space needed to record live? » Go to message
Thanks for the help. I also asked over at Gearslutz and found out about Bit Calc Pro for iPhone. US$.99 and works great!
Digital Audio Recording » Is there a formula for determining hard disk space needed to record live? » Go to message
Is there a formula for determining hard disk space needed to record live?
I plan on recording 8 tracks at 24bit, 44K for 3 to 4 hours. Thanks in advance.
FireStudio Mobile & FireStudio Project » No headphone output on FireStudio Mobile » Go to message
Thanks, I'll check it out.
 
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