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PreSonus StudioLive Digital Mixer Webinar Part 6 - CCI Solutions

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♪♫♪♫...........[Music playing] I want to bring Jerry back up for a few minutes...{Jerry speaking off Camera] "Thanks." Well, thank you Rick. We'll be announcing the winner of our contest shortly and so stay with us. We're excited as you are to tell you who won. Now keep sending your questions to [email protected] and we'll start our Q & A sessions shortly. Now, I want to answer one question right now. We...we've received, uh, a question from someone that said, "Will today's webinar be captured and posted somewhere after the event?" And the answer is, yes. Uh, shortly after we're done today we'll be uh, posting this uh webinar on our Web site. We'll be posting to There's more. We are filming an educational video this week that we're really excited about. Uh, the video is really all about offering you an educational resource, something that you can keep for yourself as a reference. Or, share with anyone who's interested in learning more about digital mixing. And the, the purpose is to go into much more detail on these topics that Rick shared on today. Rick actually covered several topics in a pretty short time. But there's much more that can be said and there are several other topics that we know you're interested in. So we'll be putting this 2 hour DVD together, releasing it sometime this summer. We know it's going to be worth a small investment on your part, because it'll be a great tool for you. Look forward to that. We'll be sending an email out letting you know that it's coming. We're also creating a special PreSonus Store within's Web site. And, I need to tell you a little bit about that. We've got several solutions that we're putting together, multiple items, in a kit that will give you more of an answer than just a given piece here or there. And so look for that. We've got several specials that will be posted there. But the thing I need to tell you is, a manufacturer's minimum advertised pricing policies don't allow us to put the "special deal" on the Web site. So we actually have to ask you to go there, take a look at the specials and then call our experts, uh 1-800-426-8664, and they'll let you in on these special prices. We've got some, uh special pricing set aside especially for the churches and ministries that call in. We've also got some fun stuff ahead for you today. So hang in there for the...the winner of the contest. But one of the things I want to tell you that's coming up real soon, is uh, we want to show you our system overview, our set up here. So you can have an idea of how we've done this and we'll tell you, that if we can do it, you can do it. So we'll show you that after the Q & A is over. And then, uh if in the meantime we'll go ahead and have Rick answer some of these questions. We've received a lot of questions. Keep 'em coming in. We will certainly help you with anything else that comes to mind. So, uh, the answer for the contest right? We've gotta say who that is now. I gues that''s the time...the giveaway. So we need a drum roll. Can all of you guys give us a drum roll? C'mon we want this [drum roll with hands on table]...the house sound! [audience doing drum roll with feet and hands] Which one of you was it? Well, I'll tell you. If you're Timothy Rush from Oak Creek Christan Center, you've won Timothy. We're excited for you. Congratulations! [Applause] So, Timothy, we'll be contacting you this afternoon to let you know the details about how and when we'll be getting the mixer to you. Thanks! Okay Rick... [Rick speaking] Okay, uh and also for any of you guys here in our audience if you have some questions...feel free...uh, we, we've gotten a ton. So I'm just going to go through a couple and I'm gonna stop whenever you guys yank me off of it. [clears throat] Here's a good one and I wanna cover this: "How do you hook up the iPad to the laptop?" Okay, so uh, as you can see right here, I've got this D-link wireless router. I've created a network. Okay? I've gone out of the LAN output, not the Internet output, the LAN output. Connected it to my Mac Book Pro. And up here, uh, I've named my, uhm [clears throat] wireless network "Yo Doggie." And now I'm connected to "Yo Doggie" here. Then I go to the iPad. And I go to the "Settings" page. Click on "Network." "Wi-Fi" - Make sure you're logged on to "Yo Doggie." Which is mine. You put in your password, and then... We go over here to the StudioLive App. Launch it up, and there you go. And that's it. Uh, you can also do this using the built-in ad hoc network uh, on the laptop. I've done this before. I don't really recommend it. Especially if you are in a place where there's a lot of wireless networks. I mean in this, at CCI here I think I saw like 10 wireless networks. We didn't get one dropout with the iPad. Uhm, was a nice strong connection the whole time. It's been on for, you know, over an hour now. So uh, that's...that's one thing, so hopefully I was clear about that. Uhm...Ah!..."When you use the iPad to make an adjustment, since the motors aren't motorized, how do you know your fader position?" Good question! That's what "Fader Locate" mode is for. So, "Fader Locate Mode" on the board...Ron? "Fader Locate Mode"...right here. I hit that "On." And watch what happens when I grab...See, it's showing me...See, I'm moving stuff on the iPad and the board is telling me where my fader position is. So if I move this up here...Now when I walk back to the board and want to, you know, get back to the...the...the iPad state, all I have to do is go over here and basically move these down to where there's one LED And now I've nulled that out to where it matches the iPad. So, "Thank you!" Fader Locate Mode! Okay, next question. Uhm, "To replace our current equipment I need a minimum of 32 mic inputs. Is there a PreSonus equipment configuration that can meet this requirement?" Yes. Uhm, two of the StudioLive 16.4.2's can be daisy-chained together. Uh, to form a 32-channel console. Uhm, the cool thing about how this works is, we're using the firewire bus to link the two together. And all of the buses are linked. Uh, what that means is, is, you know, when I Solo a channel on one board...You set one up as the master, one as the slave, when I Solo uhm, a channel, it basically sums all to the solo bus of the master console. So basically everything is linked over. And it really works very very very well as a 32-channel solution. Uhm, you also have the ability when you're linking two of the 16's together, uh to record. Okay? Because that basically is right at the top end of the bandwidth that's allowable. Now, for the 24-channel StudioLive, if you need more, you know, if you wanted to link two of these together, you can do that for live sound. However, it exceeds the maximum amout of uhm, uh, throughput for firewire. So recording is disabled when you link two 24's together. Uh, but you can still link them together and create a 48-channel live sound console. And, uh, you know it works great in that way. Okay? [Audience member - hard to hear] "Do you have use of 4 Effects..." [Rick speaking] Let's uh, we'll get your, uh, mic on here.... [Audience member] "Do you have use of 4 effects units when you link two 16's or do you set up and use just two?" [Rick] Yes, you do have use of 4 but the way that it works is this, if I had two boards here linked together, uhm, I have two effects processors that remain local to this board, and two effects processors that remain local to this board, but the outputs of all of those effects processors will feed the master output of the master console. So yeah, so that way you do double your effects. You do double your subgroups. You do not double your Auxes. Okay? So, if you're linking two 24's, you still have 10 Auxes. If you're linking two 16's, you still have 6 Auxes. Uh, but you DO double your subgroups and do double your effects processors. Okay? Uh, next question... uh, let's see here...and anybody else can, uh, can pipe in... uhm..."Does the board plug into an outboard computer or just a monitor?" The board itself doesn't have a VGA output because it's not a computer. That's what this is for. So you hook the board up to the computer, and then I have a wireless router hooked up to the computer. And then the iPad is hooked up, basically to the computer as well, you know, through the wireless network so that's kind of the uh, the thing. You know, the interesting thing about this computer, a lot of people have asked me "What kind of computer should I buy?" You know, I, I strongly recommend a dedicated computer. Remember what this is. This is your tape deck. This is a bunch of your effects processing. Uhm, this is your wireless control. I would not recommend using the same computer that you use to broadcast uh, presentation...PowerPoint... stuff like that. Uhm, you know, a dedicated, rockin' computer is what I recommend, Mac or PC. Yes sir? [Audience member speaking] "Can I link a 16 and a 24 together?" [Rick] No you cannot. And the reason is that they, uh, uhm, both have two different, uh, the 16s have 6 Auxes, the 24s have, uhm, 10 Auxes and so they don't link together. Good question though. The 16.0.2, the new little StudioLive, will not link either. It's just 16 ins. It's 12 mic pres, with 16 analog ins. And it was meant to be, really, for small churches. It also is going to be a really cool small mixer for, like the youth room, the college room. Uh, it would be probably the coolest keyboard mixer on the the planet because it hooks up to your computer. You can play virtual instruments back. You can combine them with your analog synths. You can play tracks back, you know, through Studio 1 or Capture, or Logic, or Pro Tools or whatever DAW you're using. By the way, all of our mixers are compatible with other software too. Uh, you know, I'm showing you the PreSonus solution, uhm, because that's what comes in the box with it. But if you are a Logic user or Q Base or ProTools, you can you can, they, these show up as a, as a recording interface for other software as well. Okay? Any other questions? One more? Okay..uhm..."All of my sound techs have been using analog boards for many years, in your experience how difficult is it for seasoned sound veterans to transition from an analog board to a digital board?" This is a great question. We did a lot of research before we designed this board. We, uh, had it on a...I used to travel around with a, uhm, a little satchel thing with this board on a white piece of paper. And what we would do, is we would lay the piece of paper with the drawing of the the board...we would sit a seasoned sound veteran...not an M7 user or a digital console user, no, we would sit a seasoned, analog guy in front of it and say, "How would you assign Channel 3 to Aux 5?" And we asked them those kind of questions to come up with the workflow of this board. So, to answer your question, uhm, out of all of the digital consoles that are out there, I think this is by far the most intuitive...and it's not because I work for the company. [Laughing] But it's honestly because I've mixed on other digital boards. There's a lot of great digital boards out there. But to answer your question, there's there's none faster and none more intuitive than the StudioLive. It doesn't do everything. But what it does do, it is super easy and fast to work on. [Jerry speaking from off camera] "Thanks Rick that's great." Okay guys. We've got two more things to share. First thing is, I want to do a system overview now. While...I know that many of you will be very interested in, uh seeing how we've set this system up right here. This is especially for you AV techs. Uhm, the uh thing I want to share with you to begin with is we've set this up so that we can broadcast and record the video separately from the audio. And there are multiple reasons why we are doing that. But the main thing is so we can take all of the information back to a studio edit, and put things together in a way, where the mix levels are maybe even better than if we just threw everything in to a finished recording up front. So we're tracking the audio separate from the video. And I'll start with the video right now. We've got these Canon XF cameras. I need to give Canon a shout out because we're really grateful that they shared these brand new HD cameras with us. Beautiful in terms of features, ease of use. They've come down in price a whole lot. Uh, the XF Series 105 and the 305. We can tell you more about it if you want to get a hold of us. But those are terrific. And then Roland Systems group, they have loaned us this VR5 video mixer. We're taking all of our camera feeds and we're dumping them dumping them into the VR5. The VR5 can accept up to four video camera inputs. And then, uh we've got the overlay which, uh, you see at the bottom of the screen there. We...we've created several PowerPoints with text and graphics that we're using as overlay throughout the event. And there are chroma keys on the, uh mixer that allow us to pull out the unneeded graphics and just show you the text and the graphics we want to include as overlays over the video. So that's there. And then...then uh, we're coupling the video with the audio, bringing them both into the VR5. The audio we'll go to separately here, for the time being. Uhm, and we'll come back to the VR5 in just a moment. But [clearing throat], we are using the world famous V...excuse me E6i...can't really see too well at the moment, uh, what I'm wearing here. But I think you can if I turn...uh the, the E6i is really the inviisible mic. Uhm, we uh actually have all versions of the E6 available to you. The E6 is the classic...came out first. And it works really well for those individuals that, uh, they were the only user of the mic. They set the adjustment on the mic. They left it. They used it. They came back to it and the positioning was there's and ready to go for them for the next time. The E6i came out, uh for those that were using this mic with multiple users. So, if you're going to put this mic on me, and then you're gonna take and put it on another user, of course we have different head sizes. You need to contour this mic to fit to the next user. That's where the E6i comes in. You can adjust and re-adjust and not worry about the mic actually breaking as quickly as the E6 would if you adjust it multiple times. So, purpose again, E6 if you've got just one user using the mic. The E6i if there are multiple users using the same mic. So Rick and I use the E6i. We fed the mics into some AT wireless. The 3000 Series is what we are using today. We've got a handheld mic that we're using here for audience participation. So three wireless mics input to a PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2 over in the corner there. One of the very first ones off the assembly line, right Rick? And so the winner today, Timothy, is probably going to be the very first owner of a new 16.0.2 which...they will be shipping the first part of next month. We'll have them ready for you. You can get your orders in now. We've got some specials that I mentioned online that uh, and by calling us that you can get in on, uh... to get your very won 16.0.2 . We're also feeding the tracks from this 24-channel StudioLive into the 16.0.2. And then we're taking the audio out and we're feeding the VR5. So we can couple the audio and the video with the VR5. And from there, the VR5 is capable...uh, it's, it's actually Web stream ready. So it's capable of taking an output and going right to the Internet. And that's how we're doing this today. We're...we're using an organization called "Livestream" to distribute the signal to all of you viewers out there. So it's just, it's very simple. Uh, just out of the VR5 right to the Internet and there you go. So, something that we wanted to share with you guys 'cause we know if we can do it, you can do it. Okay, the last part here is, I really wanted to give everyone a "Thank You" for coming today. We've got an audience here that we're grateful for. It makes this whole thing go a whole lot better. And so we want to give them a "Thanks." And then you the viewers, uh you have come to us and said "We want to learn." We're grateful that you want the help because we can give it to you. And we know that you're hungry. We got I don't know how many questions. We received hundreds of questions. We had thousands of people sign up to watch the webinar today. So a lot of you out there. Just one person at a time and that's really how things work. We feel that we can help you one person at a time. We've got the team that's trained to do that. And so continue, uh approaching us with any questions that you might have. The "Thanks" need to go to Canon and Roland for lending us their equipment for the show. And then, one more thing, uh there is a musician that we are really fond of, his name is Ben Kennedy. Rick has actually recorded his latest album with him. He provided us with the multi-tracks that we've used for the demo purposes here today. Go to and learn more about Ben and, and listen to his music there. And that's it for today. Thanks for turning out. We're grateful for you. [Applause] ♪♫♪♫............[Music playing]

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Duration: 18 minutes and 50 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
Producer: CCI Solutions
Director: CCI Solutions
Views: 150
Posted by: ccisolutions on Jul 19, 2012

Part 6 of the most comprehensive video webinar ever produced on PreSonus digital mixers and digital mixing tips in general. Jerry Lamb, Executive Vice President of CCI Solutions continues with a system overview of a PreSonus digital mixing system setup. This segment includes extensive Q & A from online and in-person attendees of the webinar. Questions answered include: "How do I connect the iPad to the laptop?" "When you adjust via the iPad, how do you know where your fader is?" and "If I need 32 channels, is there a PreSonus product that will give me that many?"

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