May 8, 2013
Digital mixing consoles have been dominating the field of audio engineering for the past few years. More venues have begun implementing them into their live sound applications, and consumers are loving the versatility of being able to take a digital desk from the stage to the studio. What makes these consoles so accessible is not just the ease with which you can perform EQing, level assignments, and FX control, but more importantly their incredible value when compared to the similar designs of yesteryear. The advancement in digital technology has made the existence of racks of FX and dynamics nearly obsolete and these desks are small and lightweight with most of the construction centered around the mic preamps.
Soundcraft has been making live sound and recording consoles since the 1970s and they were one of the first companies to incorporate a live sound mixer into a flight case, which made it perfect for …
December 13, 2012
The Apple iPad has quickly become more than just a tablet for reading books and watching video. It is now a fully functional tool for doing all sorts of things including controlling your home security system, creating music, or having control of your home entertainment system. The pro audio world has found new and interesting ways of incorporating the iPad as well. Keyboard controllers, audio interfaces, DJ controllers, and live sound mixers are all getting a tech facelift with the application of the iPad. One of the more practical and prominent uses has been the iPad’s ability to sync with digital mixing consoles to control everything from monitor mixes to EQ settings. We first saw this with the introduction of the Presonus StudioLive and the StudioLive Remote application.
Since we first saw this at Winter NAMM 2011, more mixing consoles have been showing up which allow for intuitive and wireless control …
June 27, 2012
Behringer is well known for making rather, well let’s just call them affordable, mixers. Their build quality is usually pretty solid but people have generally had issues with their sustainability and general prolonged operation. I am no stranger to Behringer myself owning some of their mixing consoles, using their amplifiers on tour with my band, and even using their 4 channel mixer in our video production studio. Their stuff is usually pretty low on the cost front (cheap is not a good word because they actually make pretty solid gear) but like some other companies out there with similar legacies, Behringer is stepping up their game and putting out more professional gear while maintaining that level of affordability that makes them the go to company for the band, sound engineer, club, etc. on a budget.
Enter the Behringer X32 Digital Mixer. As its name implies it’s a 32 channel mixer …
DJ Scott Mad Flip
April 6, 2011
Presonus comes correct with their line of StuioLive mixers and the addition of the 16.0.2 to their range does well to maintain their elite status in the world of affordable digital mixing consoles. With its incredible signal-processing power on every channel, easy store and recall of every setting, and the ability to record it all with just two mouse clicks, you’ll get spoiled fast! Easier to use, better sounding, and flawlessly integrated with state-of-the-art software, it delivers the most creative environment possible for both live performance and studio music production.
The 16.0.2 comes bundled with Presonus Studio One recording software, Capture for live recording and Virtual StudioLive (VSL) for control of the 16.0.2 from Mac of Windows based computers. It also allows for iPad control using the Virtual StudioLive Remote application which we previewed at Winter NAMM here. It is also compatible with all of the major DAW recording …
December 4, 2010
We are happy to present to you our overview of the Presonus StudioLive 24.4.2 and it’s bundled software. There’s a reason why the Presonus Studio Live 24.4.2 Digital and Live Sound Mixer touts one of the longest product descriptions on our website. And there’s also a reason why it continues to win awards at trade shows time and time again. This is not only a digital console that you can use live, but it is also a computer interface that you can use in the studio to record and get your tracks perfect. Then you take those presets and move them to a performance in a jiffy. All you need to do a gig is this console, a computer, and some nice microphones and you are set.
In a word, this thing is “everything” you need. Or should I say two words “Studio” and “Live”? Hmmm…
Just read how …