13 December 2012

Presonus Studiolive 16.0.2

Recently we managed to get hold of the Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2. We installed the soft bundles that come together with the mixer and within minutes the mixers are set and ready to record. The mixer is easy to operate and the sound production is fantastic, comparable to high end digital mixers such as protools (obviously protools have more features and more powerful than this mixer and not so user friendly).
But for layman or musician who want to experience using digital mixer, this is the mixer I recommend you to try. Once you get use to the operation, you will notice that it is the same as using an analog mixer but with digital features. The VSL software is great and it helps you see the overall setting of the mixer i.e. it shows you what features or setting is currently in use or active. It is like using a digital mixer but feels like an analog mixer.
Presonus StudioLive 16.0.2 features:
8 mono mic/line channel inputs, each with:
·         High-headroom Class A XMAX™ mic preamplifier
·         XLR mic and balanced ¼" line inputs
·         60 mm precision fader
4 stereo line channel inputs, with:
·         High-headroom Class A XMAX™ mic preamplifier (Ch. 9, 11, 13, and 15)
·         XLR mic inputs (Ch. 9, 11, 13, and 15)
·         Balanced ¼" line inputs (Ch. 9-16)
·         Unbalanced RCA line inputs (Ch. 13-16)
·         60 mm precision fader (4 stereo)
·         4 Auxiliary buses (pre/post-fader send)
2 Internal FX buses and 2 stereo 32-bit digital effects processors with customizable reverb and delay presets.
Fat Channel signal processing on all channels and buses, with:
·         3-band semi-parametric EQ (individual band on/off)
·         Full-featured compressor
·         Gate
·         Limiter
·         Phase reverse (12 mic preamplifiers only)
·         Pan with dedicated 15-LED display
·         Stereo link for input channels and aux buses
·         High-pass filter
31-band stereo graphic EQ on each main channel (on main outputs only)
PC communication via 16-in/16-out FireWire recording interface (24-bit/44.1 kHz and 48 kHz)
Scene store and recall - Settings can be copied among channels and buses and saved as user presets.
Software bundle for Mac® and Windows® includes:
·         PreSonus Studio One® Artist digital audio workstation
·         PreSonus Capture™ live-recording software
·         PreSonus Universal Control with Virtual StudioLive™ bidirectional mixer-control software
·         Free downloadable software from the Apple App Store provides wireless remote control, including:
o    PreSonus StudioLive Remote for iPad®
o    PreSonus QMix™ for iPhone® and iPod touch®

Lockout mode protects your settings from meddlers and accidents
MIDI Control Mode provides control over:
·         Scene and FX Preset recall
·         Main Volume, FXA, and FXB output levels
·         FXA and FXB assign/unassign to Mains

09 January 2012

Newly installed Recording Studio

We have recently successfully installed the new Recording Studio at JHEAINS, Wisma Muis, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Malaysia on Christmas eve ( 24 Dec 2011 ). As shown in the images, the studio consists of professional equipment e.g. KRK VXT-6  Powered Monitor, Studio Project Condenser Microphone B1, MXL 770 Conderser Mic, DELL High Performance Desktop with 5GB Ram, Sony MDR-7506 Studio Headphones, Fortex CR400 CD recorder, Microboard CD Duplicator and the heart of the whole system is the Presonus Digital Mixer 16.4.2. It also has a broadcast tools telephone Hybrid.

The whole system works just fine and ready to record. It has been a great pleasure for us at ACE for being able to provide and setup a simple but sufficient recording studio for voice and instrument. We take pride in our job and looking forward for others similar or more advance recording studio.