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StudioLive General Discussion » Need a little networking help! » Go to message
aa yes the old conflicting IP.... it would also pay to mention that generally when you do this its better to set the AE with a static ip to stop it from "moving around". as with the setting of an static IP or dhcp always check to make sure there isn't anything else on that IP or range that may conflict. a simple PING to the ip(s) can assist with this.

There are other tools like AngryIP Scanner that can scan an entire IP range (that you specify). just be aware that sometimes antivirus software thinks that these tools are malware and quarentine them as soon as you download them.

Regards
Alvin

PS thanks for the kudos - make a person feel welcome
16.4.2 » installing Universal Control on New MacBookPro for new 16.4.2... » Go to message
i'm with mono on that... if you have an old pc with firewire, use that and then use the lion driver to upgrade to the latest firmware.

There are ways you can do it on a mac but you need a snow leopard disc and an external hard drive (or usb stick) with at least 12gb spare.

If you can get yourself these let me know and i can explain how to use the hdd/stick to install another os onto that you can boot off pretty easily..... hmm an old pc is sounding more and more like a quicker easier way to go about this.
16.4.2 » installing Universal Control on New MacBookPro for new 16.4.2... » Go to message
my advice is to upgrade the 1.2. it only takes a few minutes. link is here:
http://www.presonus.com/media/downloads/PreSonus-Universal-Control-Installer-ver-1_2.dmg

that way you can be sure.
StudioLive General Discussion » Finally hooking my studiolive to my PC after three years - some questions » Go to message
just for confirmatipn, the iPad app does work when the studio live is connected to a PC/windows. I used it like this when the app first came out.
StudioLive General Discussion » Need a little networking help! » Go to message
no problemo at all. i think this is going to be a bit more common.

FYI - in theory you can (with certain wireless access points) bridge 2 wireless points together to make a "really long wire"....in theory....in practice.... well thats another long reply

Alvin
StudioLive General Discussion » Need a little networking help! » Go to message
and the short version to the issue:

1. check to make sure dhcp isn't running on the church's network
2. if it isn't, enable it on the AE and configure it to a range that won't conflict with any ips on the existing network
2.1 if dhcp is on the church's network then don't turn it on on the AE and then go to step 3
3. put the AE into full bridged mode and connect the AE to the wired network.

StudioLive General Discussion » Need a little networking help! » Go to message
ps - anyone please feel free to correct me if my bridging explanation isn't accurate - its been a while.
StudioLive General Discussion » Need a little networking help! » Go to message
Hi bbohannon1,

will try to make this as simple as possible and give you some background info so you can understand better how to solve your issue (and i'll give you a suggestion on 1 method of solving the issue) so here goes:

A "network bridge" is essentially a device that will allow one network device to talk to another network device in a n intelligent manner. In the old days of hubs, the hub would take the information from a source computer and broadcast it to all its ports and say "who wants this info" and then whoever needed it would take it. when you had 2 hubs connected together again you would get this broadcast to everyone which was an inefficient way of managing the data. so you placed whats called a bridge between between the 2 hubs. the bridge would know what the MAC addresses that were connected to each hub and then only pass the data when required which would mean you wouldn't send unnecessary data to a hub that didn't need it. Enter the age of switches.

A switch can read some of the data being transmitted from the source, work out the destination (the MAC address) and then send the data directly to the port where the machine with that MAC address is located, thus saving on "spamming" every device on the network. Essentially a switch is a multi-port bridge.

So how does this relate to an AE? well when you put it into bridge mode what you are making it do is turning the AE into a "2 port switch" where one port it the ethernet port, and the other port is the wireless network. This allows your wireless devices to connect to the AE via wireless then traverse through the wired network via the ethernet port of the AE.

So to help your situation:

DHCP dynamically assigns IP addresses on a network so that you don't have to manually do it yourself on all of your devices. When you have 200 devices, this is very handy. What you need to determine is if there is dhcp already running on the church's wired network. you can check this by simply plugging in a laptop or something into the network, setting it automatically get an IP and see if it gets one. if it does, then this is where you need to do a bit more research into the churches network.

why? because if you put 2 instances of dhcp on your network you run the risk of them both assigning the same address ip address to 2 different devices and then neither of those devices will be able to communicate on the network.

So if your church's network does not run dhcp, then you can configure the AE to provide the DHCP on the same range that your iMac is running so that they can talk. generally this is a 192.168.X.X range.

e.g. if iMac ip is 192.168.0.100, then DHCP can be setup as 192.168.0.150-192.168.0.200
you want to make sure that the range you select for dhcp will not overlap or conflict with any other devices on the church network.

if you found that your church's network does run dhcp, then you can just use that instead of turning it on on the AE. when the AE is in bridged mode it will "pass through" the DCHP from the church's network (via the AE ethernet connection) through the AE's wireless to the devices.

based on your post, i'm assuming that the iMac is connected via a "a long homerun" cable. if you connected the AE to the network cabinet, you could use that the run the iMac as well. because it has a static IP the DHCP on the AE will just skip it and do nothing with it.

i hope that helps. it is a bit intense, but hopefully will help a few others too as i can see this becoming more an more common.

Alvin

16.4.2 » IPhone 4 not seeing my 5ghz router » Go to message
from the looks of it the iphone 4 doesn't support 5ghz wifi.

see iphone 4 tech specs here:
http://www.apple.com/iphone/iphone-4/specs.html
Pre-Sales Questions » Online Sound Production Courses??? » Go to message
Are you talking about recording studio stuff or live sound mixing - there are slightly different techniques.

If you want to learn a bit of theory about live side before u jump into the lake, a good book that i found was called "Live Sound Mixing" by Duncan Fry. its was very useful in understanding the basics of live mixing. It looks like this: http://www.factorysound.com/section/catalogue/products/live_sound_mixing/

Another one that seems to get used in those universities is the "Ya-----ha Sound Reinforcement Handbook"
http://books.google.com.au/books/about/The_sound_reinforcement_handbook.html?id=d7ft6F8ZUdcC
I haven't read this one cos its about 400 pages, but seems to be ok.

I agree with the other guys too, hands on experience is always the best teacher, but if you were like me and didn't know what a compressor even was, then getting your hands on one isn't going to make it work for you. So if you don't know how to use the following or the terms dont make sense, get the first book and you'll be well on your way to maximizing your hands on experience:
-Compression
-Gating
-sidechaining
-gain structure
-VCAs
-Sub Groups
-Mic Level, Line Level, Speaker Level
-Pad (no its not missing the "i")
-Parametric EQ "Q"
-Matrix mixing

these are a handful of things i didn't understand even when i had the devices in front of me, but over time i at least understand the principle behind them (i still have trouble implementing some of them :S ) but thats why i'm also always willing to learn.

Hope all goes well. happy learning


16.4.2 » Cannot find drivers etc » Go to message
HI median,

I know that you are looking for a version lower than what is available on the downloads area, but as soon as a new version of the drive comes out, it replaces the older version - there is no way to get older/backdated drivers from this site. But based on your info (you board has firmware 1.12) if your aim is to get to the latest version (1.5.3.1), you should be able to do the following:

according to the latest update (1.5.3.1) you need to upgrade from your firmware version (1.12) to something higher before you can update to the latest version.

The downloads page for the drivers is here:
http://www.presonus.com/technical-support/downloads/drivers-software/

Universal Control V1.2 (which has StudioLive firmware version v1.13 and driver version v 3.5.5) is located here:
http://www.presonus.com/media/downloads/PreSonus-Universal-Control-Installer-ver%201_2.exe
Its release notes are here:
http://www.presonus.com/media/pdf/release-notes-Universal-Control-1_2_2715.pdf


After installing that you should be able to go straight to the latest Universal Control version v1.5.3.1 (which has driver version v3.5.6) which is located here:
http://www.presonus.com/media/downloads/presonus_uc_%201_5_3_1.exe
Its release notes are here:
http://www.presonus.com/media/downloads/presonus_uc_%201_5_3_1_release_notes.pdf

hope that assists. if not someone on the forum may have the old driver lying around that they may be able to send to you.
StudioLive General Discussion » PreSonus Roadtrip to Australia! » Go to message
saaaaaaaaaweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!
Look forward to seeing you guys in melbourne, i will definately be there!
StudioLive General Discussion » SL & SMAART - Any video on this? » Go to message
there is a sneak peak on the namm video located here:
http://www.presonus.com/community/presonuslive/

if you go to the Namm Day 2 Part 2 Video and forward to about 32:00 there is a short demo on it.
StudioLive General Discussion » thoughts after Namm 2012 » Go to message
i've had a look at the boards you mentioned and i've got to say, while the features look the part, i'm not sure if i'm personally ready to change the way i mix to fit the hardware. a question to ask yourself.

For example, i like faders, they allow me mix in a style that i like to mix in. the mackie is ipad only, and the line6 uses knobs and possibly touch screen faders (i can't tell). Would i like a multi band compressor like the line 6 does? sure. how about motorized faders like the behringer? yep. fully recall-able scenes like all 3 of them? would be handy.
but would i be willing to give up a really good workflow and some really good quality sound? me personally no. I'm really happy with the board. the way it sounds, the way it mixes. i love the fact that i bought the board for $3000AUS when it was first released with the expectation and understanding that the board was the board and thats what it would be till the end of time, only to find that an update gave me a GEQ and saved me $400 on a 1231, and then another update gave me something else etc etc. I also love the fact that i had never touched a digital mixer and i then when i got this, i pretty much unboxed it a gig (crazy i know) and was able to run the sound without a problem.

Whilst there weren't any massive hardware releases by presonus, i'm very happy with the progress they are making with the board and having a look at the other options, the only place i would go from here is to a digico SD11 or SD9. I know its a big jump, but i personally dont see anything else thats really worth the jump from this board. And i'll be honest, if i was considering one of those 3 without owning a 16.4.2, i would be looking at the line6 or the studiolive.... after reading this forum (like i did when i before i bought my board) i probably would have gone the studiolive anyway. The Line6 look very very impressive, but it also looks like a bit mind shift in the way you mix.

thats my AU$0.02 (which is about US$0.03 at the moment ).
StudioLive General Discussion » SL Remote iPAD App UPDATE hit the App Store this morning! » Go to message
Have had a very quick glance over the addendum doco that is basically a new full manual for VSL, Remote SL and Qmix.

There are a number of handy new* features in there which i thought i would start off listing here for those that dont have time to read the whole thing yet (i will start and hopefully some can assist cos i can't remember everything i read).

*i haven't used SL remote intensely so if there is a feature i list that is from 1.1 or 1.0 please let me know and i'll remove it.

so:
- as stated above a Tap button that appears when you select a tap based delay. (SL Remote)
- you can select/change the type of effect and its parameters from SL remote (SL Remote)
- You can name the AUX sends much like you can name the channel strips (VSL, SL Remote, Qmix)
- Channels that are linked can now be controlled by either of the faders i.e. the faders can now be linked via an option in VSL. (VSL, SL Remote)
- Gain Reduction metering in SL Remote according to the doco can be done in a way (not the best solution but at least its a solution). According to the manual the channel metering in SL Remote reflects the channel metering in VSL or on the desk. so if VSL/desk is in GR mode, then the doco says that SL remote meters for the channels should also show the gain reduction. I remember someone requesting this. The catch 22 is that you can't change the meter view from input/output/GR/... from SL remote itself, so once you set it on the desk you have to come back to the desk to changed it to something else. (SL Remote)
- using VSL you can now copy mixes from the Main Out to any Aux and from any Aux to any other AUX (VSL and i think SL Remote)
- GEQs can now be linked so that a linked GEQ now works like a Stereo GEQ instead of 2 Mono GEQs (will have to gets someone's feedback on how this functions)

Thats all i can remember at the moment that may not have been mentioned in the release notes. please feel free to correct me or add on (its a long doco and i'm sure a summary will be appreciated by most).

Cheers




 
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