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Owner’s Manual
StudioLive 24.4.2

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Trouble- Technical Tutorials Software Connecting Scenes, Controls Hookup Overview Quick Start:
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& Warranty Capture, and Computer System Setting
Studio One Artist Menu

0 Mandatory Stuff PreSonus StudioLive™ 24.4.2 Owner’s Manual Table of Contents 02
0.1 Important Safety Instructions

4.7.2 Talkback System 45
Quick Start:

Quick Start:
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Setting

Setting
Level

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4.7.3 2 Track In 46
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended 12. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table 4.7.4 Solo Bus 47
to alert the user to the presence of important operating and specified by the manufacturer or sold with this apparatus.
StudioLive 24.4.2 4.7.5 Monitor Bus 48
maintenance (servicing) instructions in this manual. When a cart is used, use caution when moving the cart/ 1.0 Quick Start 5 4.8 Digital Effects | Master Control 49
apparatus combination to avoid injury from tip-over.
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The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral 4.8.1 The Digital FX (Effects) Menu 49
triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of 13. Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or 2.0 Overview 7 4.8.2 Digital Effects Library 51
uninsulated “dangerous” voltage within the product’s enclosure that may when unused for long periods of time. 2.1 Introduction 7
be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to humans.
14. Servicing is required when the apparatus has been damaged in 2.2 Summary of StudioLive™ 24.4.2 Hardware 5.0 Scenes, Presets, and the
CAUTION: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT any way, such as if a power-supply cord or plug is damaged; or Features 8 System Menu 52

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REMOVE THE COVER. NO USER-SERVICEABLE PARTS INSIDE. REFER liquid has been spilled, or objects have fallen, into the apparatus; 2.3 Summary of Capture™ Software Features 9 5.1 Creating and Recalling a Scene 52
SERVICING TO QUALIFIED PERSONNEL. or if the apparatus has been exposed to rain or moisture, does not 2.4 Summary of StudioOne™ Artist Software 5.2 Saving and Loading Channel Presets 55
operate normally, or has been dropped. All PreSonus products in Features 9
CAUTION: To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not expose this 5.2.1 Channel Presets Library 56
the USA should be serviced at the PreSonus factory in Baton Rouge, 2.5 Summary of Virtual StudioLive™ Software
appliance to rain and moisture. The apparatus shall not be 5.3 Graphic Equalizers 57
Louisiana. If your StudioLive requires a repair, contact techsupport@ Features 10

Controls
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exposed to dripping or splashing liquids and no object filled with
presonus.com to arrange for a return-authorization number. 2.6 What is in the Box 11 5.4 System Menu 59
liquids, such as vases, shall be placed on the apparatus.
Customers outside the USA should contact their local distributor. Your
CAUTION: These service instructions are for use by qualified distributor’s contact information is available at www.presonus.com. 3.0 Hookup 12 6.0 Connecting to a Computer 62
service personnel only. To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not 6.1 System Requirements 62
15. The apparatus shall be connected to a Mains power outlet 3.1 Rear-Panel Connections 12
perform any servicing other than that contained in the operation

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6.2 Installation for Windows 63

Scenes,
Scenes,

with a protective grounding/earthing connection.

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3.2 Basic Hookup Diagram 17

Menu
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instructions. Repairs must be performed by qualified service personnel.
16. Where the Mains plug or an appliance coupler 3.3 Typical Band Hookup 18 6.3 Installation for Mac OS X 64
1. Read these instructions. 6.4 Using the StudioLive as an
is used as the disconnect device, the disconnect 3.4 Typical Church Hookup 20
2. Keep these instructions. device shall remain readily operable. Audio Interface 65
3.5 Typical Recording Hookup 22
6.4.1 Using the StudioLive with Popular Audio

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CXomputer
Computer

3. Heed all warnings. Applications 65
4.0 Controls 24

to a
to a

EU Directives on the Protection of the 6.4.2 FireWire Sends and Returns 66
4. Follow all instructions.
Environment and Other Euro Stuff 4.1 The Fat Channel 24
6.4.3 Using Plug-In Effects As Inserts 68
5. Do not use this apparatus near water. 4.1.1 Select Buttons, Meters and the Fat Channel 24
RoHS This product is compliant with the EU Directive 2002/95/ 6.4.4 Advanced WDM Features (PC only) 69
4.1.2 What You Can Process with the Fat Channel

Universal Control,
6. Clean only with dry a cloth. EG for the Restriction of the use of Certain Hazardous Substances in
Universal Control,

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and FireWire Sends 25 6.4.5 Configuring the StudioLive For Core Audio

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Electrical and Electronic Equipment. No lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd),

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7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in (Mac Only) 70
mercury (Hg), hexavalent chromium (Cr+6), PBB or PBDE is intentionally 4.1.3 Fat Channel: Dynamics Processing and EQ 26
accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
added to this device. Any traces of impurities of these substances 4.1.4 Fat Channel Panning and Stereo Link 35 7.0 Software: Universal Control,
8. Do not install near any heat sources, such as radiators, heat registers, contained in the parts are below the RoHS specified threshold levels. 4.1.5 Fat Channel: Output Assignments 36 Capture, and Studio One
stoves, or other apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat. Artist DAW 72
REACh This product is compliant with the European Union Directive 4.1.6 Copying, Loading, and Storing Fat Channel
9. Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized or grounding- EC1907/206 for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Settings 36
7.1 Universal Control 72

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type plug. A polarized plug has two blades, with one wider than Restriction of chemicals (REACh) and contains none or less than 0.1% of 4.2 Metering 37
7.1.1 Universal Control: Launch Window 73
the other. A grounding-type plug has two blades and a third the chemicals listed as hazardous chemicals in the REACh regulation. 4.2.1 StudioLive Metering Controls 37
grounding prong. The wide blade and the third prong are provided 7.2 VSL: Virtual Studio Live 76
WEEE As with the disposal of all old electrical and electronic 4.3 Input Channel Strip 38
for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, 7.2.1 VSL: Browser 77
equipment, this product is not to be treated as 4.3.1 Input Channel Controls 38

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consult an electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet. 7.2.2 VSL: Overview Tab 80

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regular household waste. Instead it shall be handed 4.4 Aux Sends 40
Technical

10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched, over to the applicable collection point for the 7.2.3 VSL: Channel Tab 82
4.4.1 Analog Aux Send Controls 40
particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. 7.2.4 Loading Scenes and Presets from VSL 82
4.4.2 Internal Aux Send Controls 42
the point where they exit from the apparatus. 7.2.5 VSL: GEQ Tab 84
CE This product complies with the European Union Council Directives 4.5 Subgroups 43
7.2.6 VSL: Setup Tab 85

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11. Use only attachments/accessories specified by PreSonus. and Standards relating to electromagnetic compatibility (EMC

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Directive 89/336/EEC) and the Low Voltage Directive (73/23/EEC). 7.2.7 Enabling Lockout Mode 86
4.6 Main Output Bus 44
7.2.8 Remotely Controlling StudioLive with VSL 87
4.7 Master Section 45
7.3 Capture 88
4.7.1 Aux Inputs A and B 45

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02 Table of Contents PreSonus StudioLive™ 24.4.2 Owner’s Manual Quick Start: Level Setting 1

7.0 Software: Universal Control, 8.4.2 Effects Group 147

Quick Start:
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SettIng
Setting

Capture, and Studio One 8.5 Aux Bus Mixing 149

Level
Level

Artist DAW Continued 8.5.1 Monitor Mixing 149 Before you begin, there are a few general rules of
8.5.2 Effects Processing 150 thumb that we recommend you follow:
7.3.1 What is Capture? 88
8.6 Digital Effects 152 t Always turn the Main fader and both the Monitor and Phones knobs
7.3.2 Start Page 89
Overview

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8.6.1 Reverb 152 in the Monitor section down before making connections. Before
7.3.3 The Session Page 90
8.6.2 Delay 153 plugging or unplugging a microphone while other channels are
7.3.4 The Edit Window 92
active, mute the channel to which you are connecting.
8.7 Level-Setting Procedure in Detail 153
7.3.5 Getting Started in Capture 93
8.8 The Solo Bus 154 t Your faders should be set on or near the “U” mark whenever possible. The “U”
7.3.6 Recording in Capture 96
8.8.1 Using the Solo Bus for Monitoring 154 indicates unity gain, meaning the signal is neither boosted nor attenuated. If the

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7.3.7 Editing in Capture 97 main output of your StudioLive is too high or too low when your faders are at or
8.8.2 Destructive Soloing 155
7.3.8 Capture Session Navigation 100 near unity, you can use the output-level knob on the rear panel of the StudioLive
8.8.3 Using Solo in Place (SIP) to Set Up a Mix 155 to adjust the level up or down until you have achieved the optimal volume.
7.3.9 Mixing in Capture 101
8.9 Cascading Two StudioLive 24.4.2s 156
7.3.10 Capture Key Commands 106 t Do not allow your inputs to clip. Watch the level meters; when the LEDs near
8.9.1 Configuring Multiple Units 156

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7.3.11 Capture Applications and Scenarios 108 the Clip mark, the top LED will illuminate, indicating that the analog-to-digital
8.9.2 Aux Mixing with Cascaded Mixers 157 converters are in danger of being overdriven. Overdriving the converters
7.4 Studio One Artist Quick Start 112
8.9.3 Internal Effects Buses 157 will cause digital distortion, which sounds terrible. The XMAX™ preamps
7.4.1 Installation and Authorization 112
8.9.4 Subgroups: To Merge or Not to Merge 158 in your StudioLive provide plenty of headroom; take advantage of it.
7.4.2 Enabling the Audio Driver 115
8.9.5 Scene Store and Recall 158 t Your P.A. and studio equipment should be powered on in the following order:
7.4.3 Configuring Your MIDI Devices 115

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8.9.6 Copy and Load 158
7.4.4 Creating a New Song 118 A. Sound sources (keyboards, direct boxes, microphones,
8.9.7 Local Versus Merged Buses and Inputs 159 etc.) connected to the StudioLive inputs
7.4.5 Creating Audio Tracks 120
7.4.6 Creating MIDI Tracks 121 9.0 Technical Information 160 B. StudioLive 24.4.2

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Connecting

7.4.7 Adding Virtual Instruments and Plug-in Effects
Computer

computer
to Your Song 122 9.1 Specifications 160 C. Computer (if applicable)

to a
to a

9.2 Channel Presets 164 D. Power amplifiers or powered monitors
8.0 Tutorials 125 9.3 Digital Effects Library 165
When it’s time to power down, your system should
8.1 Microphone Types 125 9.4 Block Diagram 166
be turned off in the reverse order.

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8.1.1 Condenser 125

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Now that you know what not to do, let’s get some audio going!

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8.1.2 Dynamic 125
Warranty 170
8.1.3 USB Microphones and Other Types 125
8.1.4 Microphone Placement 126 10.1 Troubleshooting 170
10.2 PreSonus StudioLive 24.4.2 1
8.2 A Brief Tutorial on Dynamics Processing 129
Limited Warranty 172
8.2.1 Common Questions Regarding Dynamics
Processing 129 2

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8.2.2 Types of Dynamic Processing 130
8.2.3 Compression Settings: Some Starting
Points 135
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8.2.4 Corresponding Frequencies for Equal-Tempered

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Scale 137
8.3 Equalizers 138
1. Grab a microphone and a mic cable and plug them
8.3.1 What is an EQ? 138 into the StudioLive’s Channel 1 mic input.
8.3.2 Equalization Settings: How to Find the Best

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2. Connect the Main Outs (TRS or XLR) of your Studio Live
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8.3.3 General EQ Suggestions 143 to your power amplifier or powered monitors.
8.4 Subgroup Mixing 146
8.4.1 Instrument Groups 146

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1 Quick Start: Level Setting PreSonus StudioLive™ 24.4.2 Owner’s Manual Overview 2
Introduction 2.1
Quick Start:

Quick Start:
3. If you’re using passive speakers, connect them to
2.0 Overview
Setting

Setting
Level

Level
your power amplifier using speaker cable.
2.1 Introduction
4. Bring down all the faders on your StudioLive to the ∞ setting.
Make sure that the Trim knob on Channel 1 is all the way counter-clockwise.

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5. Plug your StudioLive into a power outlet and turn it on.

6. If your microphone requires phantom power, engage the 48V button on Channel
1 of your StudioLive.
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7. Turn on your amplifier or powered monitors.

8. Press the Input button in the Meter section.

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9. Speak or sing into your microphone at about the same
volume as during the upcoming performance.
Turn the trim knob on Channel 1 clockwise while watching the
first meter in the Fat Channel. Adjust the Channel 1 trim knob

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until a little more than half of the green LEDs are lighting up. The

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red LED at the top of the meter should never light up!

10. Press the Select button on Channel 1 and move the Channel 1 fader up until it
reaches "U" (unity gain).

Connecting
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Computer
Computer

to a
to a

11. Press the Main button in the Assign section of the Fat Channel so that it is
illuminated. This routes the channel to the main output bus.
Thank you for purchasing the PreSonus StudioLive™ 24.4.2. PreSonus Audio
Electronics has designed the StudioLive utilizing high-grade components to
12. Bring up the Main fader until you can comfortably listen

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ensure optimum performance that will last a lifetime. Loaded with 24 high-
Universal Control,

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to your microphone through your speakers.

Capture, and
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headroom, XMAX™ microphone preamplifiers; a built-in 32x26 FireWire recording

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and playback engine; Fat Channel processing with 4-band EQs, compressors,
13. With Channel 1 selected, you can use the Fat Channel
limiters, and expander/gates; DSP effects; 10 aux buses; 4 subgroups; extensive
to add dynamics processing and EQ.
LED metering; mixer save/recall; channel-strip save/recall/copy/paste;
For more detailed level-setting procedures and talkback; and more, StudioLive breaks new boundaries for music performance
techniques, refer to Section 8.7 on page 144. and production. All you need is a compatible computer with a FireWire
connection, a few microphones and cables, speakers, and your instruments,

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5 and you are ready to record in the studio or in front of a live audience!

9 We encourage you to contact us at 1+225-216-7887 (in the U.S. Central
Time Zone) with any questions or comments you may have regarding the

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PreSonus StudioLive. PreSonus Audio Electronics is committed to constant

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product improvement, and we value your suggestions highly. We believe
8 the best way to achieve our goal of constant product improvement is by
13 listening to the real experts, our valued customers. We appreciate the
11 support you have shown us through the purchase of this product.

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We suggest that you use this manual to familiarize yourself with
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the features, applications, and correct connection procedures for
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your StudioLive before trying to connect it to a computer. This will
4 help you avoid problems during installation and setup.

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3 Summary of Capture™ software features Quick Start: Quick Start: Thank you. We are Setting Setting Level Level confident that you will enjoy your StudioLive! Included with your StudioLive is Capture. giving you everything you need for music recording and production. Hookup Hookup Intuitive. Phase Meter. Flange. or a pair of aux sends.4. and sends t 4-band fully parametric EQ t 20 high-quality native plug-ins: amp modeling (Ampire). once again. Please consult the Capture user manual for complete instructions. cut.4. a also allows you to record a single stereo track from the StudioLive’s main fully integrated live recording software by PreSonus.4 Summary of StudioOne™ Artist software features to a to a t Scene automation with load/save/recall of all settings All PreSonus audio interfaces include PreSonus Studio One Artist recording t Fat Channel with: software. limiter. Mojito virtual analog-modeled subtractive synthesizer Technical t Talkback communication system t Innovative and intuitive MIDI mapping t Rugged steel chassis t Powerful drag-and-drop functionality for faster workflow t PreSonus Capture™ multitrack-recording software t Mac OS X® and Windows® compatible & Warranty shooting Trouble- & Warranty shooting Trouble- t Compatible with Cubase.4. a digital-audio multitracking The StudioLive™ 24. combined with a complete 32x26 FireWire operate. Impact virtual drum machine. giving you every performance and rehearsal with a few clicks of your mouse. The StudioLive 24. 2. and main mix. and others t PC and Mac® compatible 8 9 . 32-bit floating-point. and samples. splice. featuring: Presence t Military-grade quick-touch buttons virtual sample player. 2 Overview PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. Expander. t Load/save Compressor.2 hardware features Summary of Capture software features 2. SampleOne virtual Information Technical Information t Fast-acting LED meters sampler. delay (Analog Delay. Gate. dynamics processing (Channel Strip. one pair of subgroup outputs. Racks of processing effects—including compressor. You will Capture. Nuendo. the option to record your main mix or create a separate recording mix. resize) t 24 line-level inputs t Peak LED-style meter bridge with clip indicators t 10 auxiliary buses t Marker placement and recall Presets & Presets & Scenes. for buying our product. flexible. allowing instant setup and recording of performances. and t Compressor Software Software find a complete user manual on the Studio One Artist installation DVD.aiff.4. distortions (Redlight Dist).1 of this manual. Phaser. subgroup. digital mixing and effects processing t Import/export . and instruments. Limiter. Tutorials Tutorials t 2 master DSP effects (reverb and delay with Load and Save) modulation (Autofilter. Perfect for live recording and for mixing your audio in real time to a recording system. equalizer (Channel Strip.2 includes Capture™.wav. System System Menu Menu t 4 subgroups t Export between marker t High-definition analog-to-digital converters (118 dB dynamic range) t Record stereo mix from StudioLive mixer t Unlimited-headroom. and Capture. Studio One. aux. StudioLive revolutionizes music You can arm all 26 tracks to record with the click of a single button. Spectrum Meter. loops. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist One Artist Quick Start Guide is located in Section 4.2 Owner’s Manual Overview 2 2. Room Reverb). production. Digital Performer. stereo audio file.2 Summary of StudioLive 24. inserts. samples.4. t Pan Beat Delay). reverb and delay—are available on every StudioLive 24. Capture software was designed to interface perfectly with Overview Overview gate. opening endless creative possibilities. Mixtool. input channel.2. Tricomp). allowing you to record output. The Studio t Universal Control. or OpenTL files Connecting Connecting Computer Computer t 32x26 FireWire digital recording interface with two FireWire 400 (IEEE 1394) ports 2.3 2.2 performance and recording digital mixer is a fully application designed to make recording quick and easy to set up and loaded professional digital mixer. . Tuner) t 100 mm long-throw faders t Over 4 GB of loops. X-Trem). Pro EQ).4. Sonar. Scenes. four-band parametric EQ. which comes with over 4 GB of plug-ins. t Limiter t Expander/Gate t Unlimited track count. rugged steel chassis.2. delivering total control in a In addition to recording the 24 channels of the StudioLive 24. Capture compact. reverb (MixVerb. High-pass filter Universal Control.4. and utility (Binaural Pan. Chorus.2 Summary of StudioLive 24. Logic. and powerful.2 hardware features t 26x26 multitrack recording application t 24-bit/48 kHz sampling rate t Record with two mouse clicks Controls Controls t 24 Class A XMAX microphone preamplifiers t Essential editing suite (copy. paste.

drag presets out of the browser and Universal Control.2. whatever you do on the StudioLive‘s performance mixer Overview Overview control surface will be reflected in VSL and vice versa.4. easily order presets t IEC power cord to best fit your workflow for the gig t Share presets with friends. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist Capture. or disk-swap presets with other StudioLive owners Universal Control.8 m) 6-pin-to-9-pin FireWire 400-to-800 cable t Store and organize presets on your computer. VSL is a highly advanced editor/librarian and control panel. IM.4. email. solo. mute. your StudioLive package contains the following: your StudioLive 24.5 Summary of Virtual StudioLive software features 2.6 What is in the box Quick Start: Quick Start: Setting Setting Level Level The Virtual StudioLive application is completely integrated with In addition to this manual.5 Summary of Virtual StudioLive software features What is in the box 2. effects. etc. 2 Overview PreSonus StudioLive™ 24.8 m) 6-pin-to-6-pin FireWire 400 cable t Preset Management t 6' (1. then drag them to Computer Computer your preset pool the next time you’re connected to the computer to a to a t Reorder presets in mixer memory. then transfer them to your mixer for that night’s gig Connecting Connecting t Create presets on the road. Because of the continuous bidirectional communication t PreSonus StudioLive 24.2 Owner’s Manual Overview 2 2. and Software Software t Mixer Overview t See all of the most-used parameters on the mixer at once t See the state of all Fat Channel settings at once t StudioLive Software Library containing t See all aux mixes at once t PreSonus StudioLive Artist program DVD plus gigabytes of third-party content t See the current effects and parameter settings t PreSonus Capture™ CD with demo Sessions Tutorials Tutorials t See graphic equalizer settings t PreSonus Virtual StudioLive and Universal Control CD Information Technical Information Technical & Warranty shooting Trouble- & Warranty shooting Trouble- 10 11 . store them to the mixer. t Easy drag-and-drop workflow t Drag presets directly to channels t Drag parts of presets directly to components in the Fat Channel Hookup Hookup t Adjust the Fat Channel gate. compressor. System System Menu Menu t 6’ (1.6 2. and Capture. and EQ plus the graphic EQ and effects t Quickly drop entire Scenes to the mixer for instant recall of all channel.2 digital recording and between your StudioLive and VSL. and graphic EQ settings Controls Controls t Load effects quickly by simply dragging presets into the GUI t Makes StudioLive as easy to use as Studio One t Use the mouse to quickly assign channels to multiple buses. t Timestamped backups of the entire board Presets & Presets & Scenes.4. Scenes.

The StudioLive does not have an onboard talkback mic. This feature can be individually enabled for channels to an external effects processor. Typical examples of line-level connections are processing. Aux mixes are routed to these outputs. the microphone. Your StudioLive is equipped with 24 PreSonus XMAX input To mixer Controls Controls channel microphone preamplifiers for use with all types of microphones. and connections or turning phantom power on or off. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist Capture. and Software Software Pin 2 = +48V Pin 3 = +48V Aux Outputs.1 Quick Start: Quick Start: Insert.4. how to create aux mixes for monitoring and effects preamp circuit is bypassed. an Information input device. and (with exceptions) signal- processor inputs and outputs. The StudioLive provides 48V phantom power for the effects returns.2 Owner’s Manual Hookup 3 3. Tutorials Tutorials synthesizer outputs. followed by a dual-servo gain stage. The StudioLive offers two auxiliary inputs. so if you are returning a mono signal to the mix.5. The left input is Connecting Connecting WARNING: Phantom power is only required for condenser microphones and normalled to the right input. When these inputs are engaged. 3. Subgroup Outputs. especially ribbon mics.) The PreSonus preamplifier has a Class A input Tip buffer. The StudioLive is equipped with six Line-level Input.1 Rear-Panel Connections compressors. Pin 1 = GND Universal Control. The insert’s send is after the channel’s gain control but before the digital bus. plugging in a microphone or a line-level Talkback Mic Input. These are balanced mono outputs for each subgroup. t Insert connector wiring: Ring (In) t Tip = send (output to inserted device) Hookup Hookup Tip Ring (Send) Tip (Return) (Return) Tip t Ring = return (input from inserted device) (Out) t Sleeve = common ground From processor Microphone Inputs. In Section 8. Each channel of the StudioLive has a 1/4-inch. the aux inputs can be used to return the each channel using buttons on the top panel. where it can be sent through the Fat Channel.4. EQs. These unbalanced. This simple step will add years to the talkback can be used as an extra input when using the StudioLive as an audio life of your audio equipment. CD/DVD-player outputs. Please note: As with any mixer. it is highly preamp. interface. you will be sending an unprocessed. (A 25th XMAX insert preamp serves the talkback section. Therefore. Each input is balanced stereo. amplified signal to the Overview Overview de-esser. and filters) to your StudioLive’s preamps and line inputs. switch connect it to the left input. This is the recommended that you mute or turn down the channel trim before changing same high-quality XMAX preamp that is featured on Channels 1 through 24. So if you insert a de-esser on your vocalist’s channel. to a to a phantom power off for all channels where it is not required. etc. XLR connector wiring for phantom power: Universal Control. balanced TRS auxiliary outputs. we discuss in detail connection for line-level input. and Capture.0 Hookup Setting Setting Level Level 1/4-inch connectors can be used to connect external processors (such as 3.2. Each channel of the StudioLive has a direct-insert point. 3 Hookup PreSonus StudioLive™ 24.5. we discuss using an aux bus to send several microphone input on each channel. processed signal to the mixer. & Warranty shooting Trouble- & Warranty shooting Trouble- 12 13 . In Section 8. Because of this. allowing you to boost signals without increasing input unwanted background noise. so either a dynamic or a condenser microphone can be used. Computer Computer can severely damage dynamic mics. Scenes.1 Rear Panel Connections Rear Panel Connections 3. the processed signal returned to the StudioLive will then be routed to the digital bus. See Section 6. and the signal will be routed to both sides of the mix. Phantom power is always enabled on this microphone Technical spike in the audio output of your StudioLive. Presets & Presets & Scenes. Aux and FX buses.2 for details. The return goes straight to the digital bus. which are generally used as 48-volt Phantom Power. will create a momentary Technical Information external mic must be used. This arrangement results in ultra-low (Send) To processor noise and wide gain control. or turning phantom power on or off. System System Menu Menu Aux Inputs. de-essers.

The FireWire returns Presets & Presets & Scenes.4. summed version of the stereo signal from the main bus. These outputs are post-gain. These adaptors and cables can be found at your local computer supply store.2 mixers to create a standalone.1 Quick Start: Quick Start: Talkback Mic Level. This balanced output carries a mono. Hookup Hookup Pre-Insert Balanced Direct Outputs. to your computer or to daisy-chain an additional StudioLive mixer. This is the trim control for your talkback microphone. There are two standard 6-pin FireWire 400 ports on the back of the Tutorials Tutorials The main bus is routed post-fader to the tape output. This knob controls the maximum level of the Mono Output groups of eight. large-format mixing console. Overview Overview Mono Output. obtained in various configurations at most recording Controls Controls and live-sound retailers.2 for more information. Common fan-outs are DB25 to (8) XLRM and DB25 to (8) TRS. FireWire Ports. If your computer has a 4-pin connector (commonly found on laptops). CD player. These are the balanced control-room outputs. You can connect two StudioLive 24. The DB25 connectors divide the channels into three Mono Output Level. The StudioLive features both XLR and TRS main outputs.) System System Menu Menu Main Output. Universal Control. and Capture. The signal can be attenuated to -80 dB and boosted up to +6 dB. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist Capture. It Setting Setting Level Level adjusts the gain of the talkback input. Use the second Information Technical Information CR Output. and pre-A/D converter. and Software Software Tape In/Out. 3 Hookup PreSonus StudioLive™ 24.4. These outputs are parallel to each other and to the mono output. direct analog outputs for the 24 channels. The StudioLive is equipped with stereo RCA (coaxial) inputs and outputs that can be used to connect a tape deck. Universal Control. Scenes.2 Owner’s Manual Hookup 3 3.4. StudioLive.1 Rear Panel Connections Rear Panel Connrections 3. DB25 pin-outs H = Hot Connecting Connecting Computer Computer C = Cold to a to a G = Ground Main Output Level. or other consumer device. & Warranty shooting Trouble- & Warranty shooting Trouble- 14 15 . cannot be patched to the direct outputs. These are the balanced. The level is controlled by FireWire port to connect additional FireWire devices (such as external hard drives) Technical the Monitor knob in the Monitor section on the top panel. The signal can be attenuated to -40 dB and boosted up to 0 dB. The tape-input level is controlled by the 2Track In knob on the top panel. Balanced DB25 fan-out snakes can be signal. you will need to purchase a 4-to-6-pin adaptor or cable. This knob controls the maximum output level of the XLR and TRS main outputs. (See Section 6. Only the microphone preamps and line-level inputs are available through the direct outputs. pre-insert. Either port can be used to connect your StudioLive to a FireWire port on your computer.

Your StudioLive uses a 5 mm x 20 mm. any buses that can be routed to the auxiliary FireWire returns can be routed to the S/PDIF output.4 and 7.2 Basic Hookup Diagram Quick Start: Quick Start: S/PDIF Output. and Software Software Tutorials Tutorials Bass D.1 Rear Panel Connections 3. Hookup Hookup Guitar Amp Vocal Monitor Vocal Mic Power-adapter Input. This is the StudioLive’s fuse housing.2 Owner’s Manual Hookup 3 3. so no activation is necessary. Information Technical Information Technical Bass Monitor Bass & Warranty shooting Trouble- & Warranty shooting Trouble- Main P. Connecting Connecting Computer Computer to a to a Universal Control.2. Push the bottom part of the switch ( O ) to turn it off. 16 17 . Scenes. Keyboard Drum kit Please consult the documentation for your external digital device for instructions.5 for more information. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist Capture. Controls Controls Guitar Monitor Presets & Presets & Scenes. fast-acting fuse. By default. Push the top part of the switch ( | ) to turn on your StudioLive.I. and Capture. 3 Hookup PreSonus StudioLive™ 24.A. either through the System menu in the Digital Effects | Master Control section. or in the StudioLive Control Panel.) Because the StudioLive cannot be synced externally. Universal Control. you will need to use it as the master clock Keyboards Overview Overview Monitor and set your S/PDIF-equipped device to receive word clock externally via S/PDIF. System System Menu Menu Power Switch.4. Drum Monitor 2 Amp Fuse. the S/PDIF output receives the same signal as the main Setting Setting Level Level outputs. (See Sections 5. 250 VAC. This is where you plug in the provided IEC power cable. However.

Scenes. 3 Hookup PreSonus StudioLive™ 24.I. and Capture.A.3 Typical Band Hookup Quick Start: Quick Start: Setting Setting Level Level Overview Overview Drum Monitor Keyboards Monitor Guitar Guitar Guitar Drum kit Monitor Monitor Monitor Mic Hookup Hookup Guitar Amp Guitar Amp Guitar Controls Controls Presets & Presets & Scenes. 18 19 . Universal Control. Capture or Studio One Artist Main P. and Software Software Tutorials Tutorials Information Technical Information Technical & Warranty shooting Trouble- & Warranty shooting Trouble- Mac or PC running Universal Control Vocal Monitor Vocal Mic Vocal Monitor Vocal Mic Vocal Monitor Vocal Mic with VSL. System System Menu Menu Bass D.4.3 Typical Band Hookup Typical Band Hookup 3. Connecting Connecting Computer Computer Bass Monitor Horn Monitor to a to a Horn Bass Universal Control. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist Capture.2 Owner’s Manual Hookup 3 3.3 3.

4.4 Typical Church Hookup Typical Church Hookup 3. System System Menu Menu Horn Monitor Bass Monitor Connecting Connecting Computer Computer to a to a Horn Bass Universal Control.4 Typical Church Hookup Quick Start: Quick Start: Setting Setting Level Level Keyboard Keyboard Monitor Guitar Guitar Overview Overview Electronic Drum kit Monitor Monitor Guitar Hookup Hookup Guitar Monitor Drum Monitor Controls Controls Bass D.I. Capture or Studio One Artist & Warranty Foyer or Overflow Room shooting Trouble- & Warranty shooting Trouble- Main P.4 Guitar Amp 3. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist Capture. Crying Room 20 21 . and Capture. Universal Control. Presets & Presets & Scenes. Scenes. and Software Software Tutorials Tutorials Information Technical Information Technical Mac or PC running Universal Control Vocal Monitor Vocal Mic Vocal Monitor Vocal Mic Vocal Monitor Vocal Mic Vocal Monitor Vocal Mic with VSL. 3 Hookup PreSonus StudioLive™ 24.2 Owner’s Manual Hookup 3 3.A.

5 Typical Recording Hookup Typical Recording Hookup 3. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist Capture.I.4. Scenes.5 Typical Recording Hookup Quick Start: Quick Start: Setting Setting Level Level Drum Headphones Overview Overview Drum kit Guitar Guitar Headphones Headphones Hookup Hookup Guitar Amp Guitar Amp Controls Controls Vocal Headphones Presets & Presets & Scenes. Universal Control. 3 Hookup PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. System System Menu Menu Bass D.5 3. and Capture. and Software Software Tutorials Tutorials Information Technical Information Technical PreSonus HP60 Headphone Distribution PreSonus HP60 Headphone Distribution & Warranty shooting Trouble- & Warranty shooting Trouble- Mac or PC running Universal Control with VSL.2 Owner’s Manual Hookup 3 3. Connecting Connecting Computer Computer Bass to a to a Headphones Bass Condensor Mic Universal Control. Capture or Studio One Artist PreSonus HP60 Headphone Distribution Reference Monitors 22 23 .

and Capture. A11 and A12 indicate EFX A and EFX B. 4 Controls PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. and 2 internal FX buses. you will see Select buttons. Controls Controls The heart of the StudioLive is the revolutionary Fat Channel. It should be noted that while the noise gate. Meters and the Fat Channel Monitor Bus Select Buttons. It is important to mention that these meters are only active when one of the 24 input channels or an Overview Overview aux bus is selected. and limiter are available on every input and bus.4. The meter on the far left of this section displays the pre-fader input level for the selected channel. and Tape Input Software Software t Recall your fader position for stored mixes Talkback Mic Solo Bus 4. A1-A10 indicates Aux 1-10. and panning for every input and output on the that is available for each bus in the StudioLive: StudioLive available at the touch of a Select button. and gain reduction for all 24 channels Internal FX Sends A & B t Meter aux-send outputs External FX Returns A & B Universal Control. save.4. The Fat Channel The following table provides a quick guide to the processing makes dynamics. both of Tutorials Tutorials the internal effects buses. and the phase reverse is only available on the Hook-up Hookup 24 inputs.1. and load mix scenes Capture. and F1 and F2 indicate Aux inputs A and B.1 Quick Start: Quick Start: Selected Channel Meters. (See Section 6. In addition. Information Technical Information Selected Channel Display.1 Select Buttons. 10 auxes. In the lower right corner of the Fat Channel.) & Warranty shooting Trouble- & Warranty shooting Trouble- 24 25 . each of the 10 analog aux sends. the high-pass filter is only available on the inputs. System System Menu Menu t Add dynamics processing and EQ to every input and output t Create sends and effects mixes for all 10 analog aux Subgroups sends and both internal effects buses Main Out L/R Connecting Connecting t Assign subgroup and main routing Computer Computer Aux Sends 1-10 to a to a t Meter inputs. The meter to the right of it displays the gain reduction for the selected channel. you will Technical find an LED readout. There is a Select button on each of the 24 inputs. Universal Control.1 The Fat Channel information about the currently selected channel. the 2 auxiliary inputs. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist t Copy. In addition. compressor. routing.1 The Fat Channel The Fat Channel 4. other inputs and buses without Select buttons are available to route to the auxiliary FireWire returns. S1-S4 indicates Subgroups 1-4. MA indicates the Main bus. EQ. two meters—part of a set of seven meters 4.2 Owner’s Manual Controls 4 4. you can: Presets & Presets & Inputs (Ch 1-24) Scenes. The currently selected channel will always be displayed here. Scenes. (Numbers 1-24 indicate one of the 24 input channels is selected. The 24 multipurpose Bus Phase High-Pass Noise Gate Compressor EQ Limiter FireWire knobs and meters located in the Fat Channel control nearly every adjustment Reverse Filter Send you will need to make on your StudioLive. post-dynamics-processing outputs.1.2 for more details. each of the 4 subgroups. From the Fat Channel.0 Controls Setting Setting Level Level located in the top right section of the mixer—are dedicated to displaying 4. All around the StudioLive. and the Main output bus. Each of these buttons serves exactly the same purpose: to access the Fat Channel parameters for its channel or bus.) 4.2 What You Can Process with the Fat Channel and FireWire Sends.

combined EQ. Limiter. all signals the selected channel’s signal (that is. Presets & Presets & Scenes. Filter displays. Technical Information Technical Filter is -6dB/octave. Compressor. The button notice that the there is a frequency Capture. The Phase high-pass filter’s threshold can be set gate for each channel or output. you will be able to Gate Sets and Displays the Threshold of monitor what is being removed by Threshold the Gate for the Selected Channel. When the meter default. The threshold Gate Turns the Noise Gate into an determines the level at which the Push this button to invert the phase of The High Pass Filter section consists of Expander Expander. The signal flows as follows: the Key Listen function in the solo with a fast attack and release. and parametric This button engages and disengages frequency of the kick drum. Noise Gate. and cancelling/reinforcing each other. You can Software Software will illuminate. expanders and noise Phase reverse is only available on Remember that all frequencies Tutorials Tutorials gates are used almost identically. using the Control Room Connecting Connecting Phase Reverses the Phase of High Pass Adjusts the High Pass Filter. By Reverse button can be used to correct from 24 Hz to 1 kHz.1 for more details. off. can bus. setting the gate to open at the section consists of five parts: High-Pass filter. When Key the release time to loosen the feel. Scenes. For example. and both FX returns. Essentially. 4 Controls PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist to alter the phase by 180°). It will illuminate to indicate that tighten the rhythm section. This encoder sets. and The StudioLive allows you to choose passed through unaffected. and the meter Computer Computer Reverse the Selected Channel. This button engages and disengages This encoder sets. The Fat Channel’s processing Button mic. The rotary encoders work in conjunction with the meters Listen up a bit of the kick drum from that Controls Controls directly above them to adjust the dynamics processing and EQ. both internal & Warranty shooting Trouble- & Warranty FX buses. System System Menu Menu Listen is enabled.1 Quick Start: Quick Start: Fat Channel Gate Section Setting Setting Level Level Gate On/Off Turns the Gate On and Off for the Gate Key Sets and Displays the Frequency at Button Selected Channel. below a high-pass filter’s The main difference is that an threshold are attenuated. output buses. gradual. Each can be turned on or off and controlled separately. the gate threshold for the to a to a Button selected channel. You will Button Universal Control.3.1. Increase the Key Listen is active. outputs. in addition to a specific decibel level. if you The main function of the Fat Channel is to provide dynamics processing and filtering for every Gate Key Enables Key Listen in the Solo Bus. the frequency at which the will illuminate to indicate that the gate will open. provides more sonic The gate is available for all input and shaping. above the threshold setting are Universal Control.1 The Fat Channel Fat Channel 4. gate will open. phase reverse is active. the Expander button will be audio signals that are out of phase is set to its lowest point. It displays. and Capture. In practice.4. are miking a bass amp and are picking input and output on the StudioLive. Setting a specific gate has been enabled. and the Selected channel is soloed. The Pan control for each input or output bus is set on the Fat Channel. The high-pass filter is available on the 16 channels of the input bus. shooting Trouble- 26 27 . frequency. the 24 channels of the input bus.2 Owner’s Manual Controls 4 4. the 6 Auxes. indicating that the range to the left of the meter. and the meter Overview Overview the gate for the selected channel. Hook-up Hookup A properly set Key Filter on a gate can 4. so that it is easier to set the Information The slope of the High Pass attack and release times correctly. an encoder and a meter. The between an expander and a noise set the threshold from 0 to -56 dB. Filter Which the Gate Will Open. See expander is smoother and more Section 8. the gate. the filter is enabled.3 Fat Channel: Dynamics Processing and EQ greatly improve the overall sound quality of a mix.

the Gate Closes on the Selected Channel. Shorter release times help to knob counterclockwise lowers the clean up the noise in a signal but may The compressor is available for threshold so that compression begins cause “chattering“ with percussive all input and output buses. displays.. Slow-rising Auto Mode Enables Automatic Attack output bus. the selected channel closes. This this mode. It will illuminate the selected channel or output bus. means that for every 2 dB of level and the release is set to 150 ms. the compression ratio (or A fast attack rate is crucial for slope) for the selected channel or percussive instruments. for the selected channel or displays. Gate-release times should typically to indicate that the When the signal’s amplitude (level) be set so that the natural decay of the compressor has been exceeds the threshold setting. and the meter can be set from 2 to 0. the onset of or Output Bus.1 Quick Start: Quick Start: Gate Range Sets and Displays the Range Gate Release Sets and Displays the Rate at Which Fat Channel Compressor Section Setting Setting Level Level of the Gate. the most natural release of the signal. the attack is set to 10 ms. 4 Controls PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist Button and Release Mode. Compressor Turns the Compressor On and Off for Compressor Sets and Displays the Threshold of This encoder sets.1 The Fat Channel Fat Channel 4.05 seconds.2 to 150 ms. and the meter On/Off the Selected Channel or Output Bus. All Tutorials Tutorials increase above the threshold. a faster attack can cause an When Auto mode is active. Information Technical Information Technical & Warranty shooting Trouble- & Warranty shooting Trouble- 28 29 . at a lower amplitude. the Gate Attack Sets and Displays the Gate Attack compressor is set for hard-knee Presets & Presets & Scenes. System System Menu Menu Setting for the Selected Channel. attack and release curve is used. the rate at which the gate set by the threshold. Computer Computer output. The rate disengages the compressor This encoder sets. For example. compressor engages. compression slope. and the meter as soon as the signal exceeds the level Compression Sets and Displays the Compression displays. meaning that the gain reduction applied to the signal occurs This encoder sets. The ratio can be set from 1:1 to 14:1. the rate at which the gate for This button engages or Overview Overview The range goes from 0 to -86 dB. The ratio sets the Universal Control. Turning the affected. the compressor threshold for output bus. and Capture. the amount of gain This encoder sets. Scenes. Longer release times can be set from -56 to 0 dB. usually eliminate chattering and Controls Controls Soft Knee / Engages Soft-Knee should be set by listening carefully for Toggle Compression. When the Soft Ratio Ratio for the Selected Input Channel opens on the selected channel or Connecting Connecting Knee button is engaged.2 Owner’s Manual Controls 4 4. signals such as vocals and bass guitar Universal Control. the other compressor parameters can still compressor’s output will only increase be adjusted manually. Button In normal operating mode. Threshold the Compressor for the Selected displays. any signal levels to click when opening but a properly inoperative. 1 dB. This encoder sets. and require a slower attack. compression.4. and the meter the signal has exceeded the threshold. with these Software Software function of the output level versus the signals. reduction that the gate will produce. In compressed at a ratio of 2:1.You can set the attack time gain reduction occurs gradually after to a to a from 0. displays. which is a Capture. the Attack input level. The threshold instruments. All gates have the ability and Release controls become the ratio set to 2:1. if you have audible click. the instrument or vocal being gated is not Hookup Hookup enabled. and the meter Channel or Output Bus. and a preprogrammed above the threshold setting will be set gate will never click.

000 equalizer’s Low band. you pass through. and the meter On/Off the Selected Channel or Output Bus.1 The Fat Channel Fat Channel 4. When output bus. Tutorials Tutorials that have a lot of low-frequency You can adjust the center frequency components. equalizer’s Low band for the selected System System Menu Menu Compressor Sets and Displays the Compressor channel or bus. and the meter Software Software below the compression threshold. Universal Control. the center frequency of the Release can be set from 40 to 1. the to indicate that the equalizer Hookup Hookup component of a signal (commonly attenuation of level. Low EQ Activates Control for the Low Band signal exceeds the threshold. A slow attack time (fully compressing a signal. It will illuminate clockwise) allows the beginning usually results in an overall the center frequency is constant. output bus. milliseconds. the gain cut or boost at the or output bus. You all input and output buses. gain reduction frequency to the bandwidth. All ranges of release can be Technical useful. or “squashed. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist (no gain reduction) after crossing Capture. counterclockwise) triggers can adjust Makeup Gain from 0 dB (no Controls Controls compression immediately when a gain adjustment) to +28 dB. from 30 to 555 Hz. of time the compressor takes to Frequency Frequency of the Low EQ Band. the compressor’s attack This encoder sets. the Q for the Low band. The center milliseconds. Computer Computer displays. however. Very long release times can result in an overcompressed. and Capture. Control Attenuation or Boost of the Center The Low EQ band is available for Frequency.2 to 150 Button Bus. displays. frequency is the middle of the Very short release times can produce passband (the mean) between the a choppy or “jittery” sound. The button will Release Release Setting for the Selected Low EQ Gain Sets and Displays the Gain illuminate to indicate control is active. so as you raise the Q. and This encoder sets. and the meter Connecting Connecting all input and output buses. The gain control bandwidth is inversely proportional has been enabled. When The Q is the ratio of the center the selected channel or input signal. & Warranty shooting Trouble- & Warranty shooting Trouble- 30 31 . displays. especially lower and upper cutoff frequencies when compressing instruments that define the limits of the band. the makeup-gain setting of This button engages or displays.” Information Technical Information sound. and the meter to a to a compressor for the selected channel displays. Control Frequency Band. Scenes. whereas a fast attack time (fully precompression level (if desired).2 Owner’s Manual Controls 4 4. the release setting of the This encoder sets. This encoder sets. Input Channel or Output Bus. You can On/Off EQ for the Selected Input or Output set the attack from 0. uncompressed. such as bass guitar.1 Quick Start: Quick Start: Compressor Sets and Displays the Compressor Compressor Sets and Displays the Amount of Fat Channel Equalization Section Setting Setting Level Level Attack Attack Setting for the Selected Input Makeup Gain Makeup Gain for the Compressor on Channel or Output Bus. Release sets the length Low EQ Sets and Displays the Center center frequency for the Low band. and readjust the volume to the The equalizer is available for narrow the bandwidth. and the meter Button This encoder sets.4. and you should experiment to become familiar with different sonic possibilities. referred to as the initial transient) to allows you to restore this loss in level to the Q. The level of the center frequency can return the gain reduction back to zero Control be set between -15 and +15 dB. This encoder sets. Universal Control. This button actives control of the Presets & Presets & Scenes. Attack sets the speed at the compressor for the selected disengages the equalizer for which the compressor acts on the channel or output bus. and the meter Overview Overview setting for the selected channel or displays. 4 Controls PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. the Selected Input Channel or Equalizer Turns the Equalizer On and Off for Low EQ Q Sets and Displays the Q of the Low Output Bus.

Universal Control. narrow the bandwidth. the center frequency of the displays. by a fixed amount. Gain Control Attenuation or Boost of the Center System System Menu Menu selected input or output. and the meter High EQ Sets and Displays the Center displays. You can adjust the Control center frequency from 75 Hz to 1. the indicate control is active. Frequency for the Low-Mid Band.2 Owner’s Manual Controls 4 4. High-Mid EQ Activates Controls for the High-Mid On/Off EQ for the Selected Input or Output Information Button Bus. Control Universal Control. Low-Mid band. The High EQ band is available to the Q.4 to 18 kHz. 32 33 . the Q for the High-Mid This button actives control of the displays. Controls Controls Low-Mid EQ Activates Controls for the Low-Mid On/Off EQ for the Selected Input or Button Output Bus. and the meter engaged. You can adjust the Q center frequency of the High-Mid frequency to the bandwidth. the Center Frequency control selects the shelving frequency. frequency can be set between -15 bandwidth is inversely proportional Low-Mid EQ Sets and Displays the Center and +15 dB. the center frequency for the Frequency Frequency of the High EQ. On/Off for the Selected Input or Output Bus. Gain Control Attenuation or Boost at the Control Center Frequency. and Software Software This encoder sets. narrow the bandwidth. for all input and output buses. displays.1 Quick Start: Quick Start: Low Shelf Turns on the Low Shelving EQ for the Low-Mid EQ Sets and Displays the Q of the Low.2 This encoder sets. and the meter kHz. When alters. a band of from 380 Hz to 5 kHz. so as you raise the Q. the Q for the Low-Mid band. High-Mid EQ Sets and Displays the Center High-Mid EQ Sets and Displays the Gain Setting Setting Level Level EQ Button Selected Input or Output Bus. so as you raise the Q. to the Q. and the meter displays. In this mode. The button Q Control Mid Frequency Band. When or bus. displays.1 The Fat Channel Fat Channel 4. the center frequency of the High band. and the meter Enabling the Shelf button turns the displays. When the Shelf button is not This encoder sets. Hookup Hookup control knob on a stereo. the gain cut or boost at the The Q is the ratio of the center Overview Overview Low band into a low-shelving EQ that High Mid band. The level of the center the center frequency is constant. Technical Information Technical This button actives the control for the High-Mid band for the selected input or output. frequency to the bandwidth. you Frequency Frequency of the Low-Mid EQ. The level of the center to a to a the center frequency is constant. The button will illuminate to band. the low frequencies at and below a frequency can be set between -15 bandwidth is inversely proportional user-selected shelving frequency. This encoder sets. and Capture. shooting Trouble- The High-Mid EQ is available for all input and output buses. and the meter This encoder sets.4. will illuminate to indicate control is Button This encoder sets. 4 Controls PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. The Q is the ratio of the center High band for the selected channel Connecting Connecting center frequency of the Low-Mid Computer Computer all input and output buses. band. the Gain cut or boost at the The Low-Mid EQ is available for band. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist Capture. Scenes. This encoder sets. and +15 dB. you A Low Shelving EQ is like a bass. The button will illuminate to indicate that the & Warranty shooting Trouble- & Warranty control is active. the Low band is parametric. This button actives the controls for Low-Mid EQ Sets and Displays the Gain the equalizer’s Low-Mid band for the High-Mid EQ Sets and Displays the Q of the High High EQ Activates Control for the High EQ Presets & Presets & Scenes. Q Control Mid Frequency Band. You can adjust the center Tutorials Tutorials frequency from 1. Frequency Frequency of the High-Mid EQ. and the meter active.

aux buses. the threshold of the limiter the center frequency is constant. 34 35 . They are as follows: Note: See Also Graphic Equalizers. the Center Frequency control be set from -56 to 0 dB. narrow the bandwidth. Section 5. Hookup Hookup selected shelving frequency. and subgroups can be linked to create a stereo pair. and Software Software Stereo linking is done within the Fat Channel. and the meter frequency to the bandwidth. (level) exceeds the threshold setting. and the encoder to the right of the display frequency can be set between -15 controls panning for the selected input or output bus. The level of the center setting. Controls Controls High EQ Gain Sets and Displays the Gain Presets & Presets & Scenes.4 Fat Channel Panning and Stereo Link This encoder sets. by a Ratio is ∞:1. and main assignments are pasted to the other channel in the pair. the gain cut or boost at the The Pan Control for each Input or Output bus is set on Computer Computer center frequency of the High EQ the Fat Channel. when the Link button is disengaged. the LED Universal Control. Enabling the Shelf button will illuminate. for the selected channel or output bandwidth is inversely proportional fixed amount. The threshold This encoder sets. and the meter On/Off Input Channel or Output Bus. engaged. When the Shelf button is not Control or Output Bus.1. 4 Controls PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. the limiter is engaged.3 Channels 1 and 2 Channels 21 and 22 Channels 3 and 4 Channels 23 and 24 Channels 5 and 6 Aux 1 and Aux 2 Tutorials Tutorials Channels 7 and 8 Aux 3 and Aux 4 Channels 9 and 10 Aux 5 and Aux 6 Channels 11 and 12 Aux 7 and Aux 8 Channels 13 and 14 Aux 9 and Aux 10 Channels 15 and 16 Subgroups 1 and 2 Information Channels 17 and 18 Subgroups 3 and 4 Technical Information Technical Channels 19 and 20 A stereo link can be enabled when either channel in the pair is selected.1 The Fat Channel Fat Channel 4. When the Stereo Link button is illuminated. When the signal’s amplitude to the Q. When button turns the High band into a for the limiter is set to 0 dBFS. In this lower amplitude. so as you raise the Q. shooting Trouble- the other channel‘s previous settings will be restored. if Channel 8 is selected when the Stereo Link button is engaged. For instance. Scenes. If Channel 7 is selected when the Stereo Link button is engaged. the Q for the High band. When two channels are linked as stereo pair. 4. you frequencies at and above a user. Threshold the Limiter for the Selected Channel displays. The threshold can mode. Turning the knob counterclockwise lowers the A high shelving EQ is like a treble- threshold. The stereo pairs are predefined and cannot be changed. The displays. selects the shelving frequency.4. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist Capture. Control Attenuation or Boost at the Center System System Menu Menu Frequency of the High Frequency Band. Universal Control.1 Quick Start: Quick Start: High EQ Q Sets and Displays the Q of the High High Turns on the High Shelving EQ for Fat Channel Limiter Section Setting Setting Level Level Control Frequency Band. all dynamics settings. all of Channel 8’s settings will be copied onto Channel 7.2 Owner’s Manual Controls 4 4. The LED display shows the Pan to a to a band. Shelving EQ the Selected Input or Output Bus. & Warranty shooting Trouble- & Warranty Note that this is a nondestructive paste. subgroup assignments. Button Limiter Turns on the Limiter for the Selected Limiter Sets and Displays the Threshold of This encoder sets. a band of low bus. Channel 7’s settings will be copied onto Channel 8. and Capture. display will automatically change to stereo pan. the high shelving EQ that alters. so limiting begins at a control knob on a stereo. Input channels. and the meter Connecting Connecting displays. and +15 dB. the High band is a When the limiter is engaged the The Q is the ratio of the center Overview Overview parametric EQ.

press the Save button. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist Capture. Every button in the Meter section.2.2 Because the settings are copied nondestructively. to a to a 4. For complete Select buttons will illuminate. and Capture.6 Copying. but the Link Master‘s ID number will be channel-preset storage instructions. then press the same button to return to setting up your Fat Channel selection. and monitor your entire mix. post-EQ.2. Connecting Connecting inputs is selected. etc. To paste the current channel’s Fat Channel setting to another channel or bus.2. pre-fader level of the input bus. Overview Overview 4. The advantage of this is that you can make illuminate. please consult The Meters section of the StudioLive is located below the System Section 6. Information Technical Information Input Metering Button Turns PFL Input Metering On and Off. and any changes made will be applied. or a Mix or Mix/Pan button in the Aux section. you turn them on Universal Control. Each of these buttons are toggle switches. section. etc. see Section 5. press the Output Metering Button Turns Post-Fader Output Metering On and Off. combination of channels and buses. if you have Channel 16 selected and then press the Output Press the Copy button to copy the settings on the selected channel or bus. Every setting in the Fat Channel can be copied from one to channel to It is important to mention that the meters simply overlay the selected Fat Channel another and can be saved and stored as a user preset to be recalled later. the meters can be used to recall the fader settings for a saved Scene.1 The Fat Channel Metering 4. The meter state can also be changed by Universal Control. The StudioLive will return to its normal state. the knobs and buttons in the Fat Channel section Select button on the StudioLive except the button for the currently selected will still be active. The StudioLive offers flexible metering at the touch of a button. 36 37 . both channels‘ selected channel’s Fat Channel settings. The Dig Out button is only available when one of the 24 channel Finally. see Section 5. 4 Controls PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. Technical Switches the meters to display the pre-dynamics. Channel settings have been successfully pasted. displayed in the Selected Channel LED read-out in the Fat Channel. and pressing another button in the Meter section. After & Warranty shooting Trouble- & Warranty you have selected every channel to which you want the settings pasted. Loading. The Load button will also start to flash. simply press that channel’s Select button. main output. and Storing Fat Channel Settings the StudioLive. Whichever channel presets. It should be noted that the StudioLive Hookup Hookup will prevent you from creating a feedback loop. post-dynamics.1 StudioLive Metering Controls All FireWire sends are pre-fader except for the subgroups and the main outputs. Subgroups can only be assigned to the main outs. You can save your Fat Channel settings for future use. it is possible to A/B The Load button can also be used to recall saved settings and Quick Start: Quick Start: dynamics settings with the touch of two buttons. but the changes will Tutorials Tutorials channel will begin to flash.4.1. aux bus. shooting Trouble- Load button. To store the currently When either channel in the stereo link is selected. as well as to the main outputs. and post-fader The Fat Channel also gives you the option of sending just the unprocessed audio to t The gain reduction for all 24 inputs your computer or including the Fat Channel settings in the recorded signal. and off by pressing them. Scenes. and internal Computer Computer effects returns automatically send their signals post-Fat Channel dynamics and EQ. state. The Select button for the selected channel will not not be displayed in the Meter section. and pre-fader be assigned to any or all of the subgroups and to the main outputs.2 Owner’s Manual Controls 4 4. The subgroups. You can copy a Fat Channel setting from any channel or bus to any adjustments in the Fat Channel. indicating that the Fat Switches the meters to display the post-dynamics. pre-EQ. Setting Setting Level Level is selected when the Link button is engaged will be the Link Master. It will stop flashing and illuminate.2 Metering Output assignments are set within the Fat Th Channel. post-gain and pre-dynamics. When Presets & Presets & Scenes. The 24 meters in Any channel on the input bus can be assigned to any or all of the the Fat Channel section can monitor: Controls Controls subgroup outputs. This includes the 24 main inputs and the 2 auxiliary inputs. and the ten aux sends cannot be assigned to a subgroup or to the main outputs.). Meters are one to one (Meter 1 shows the level of Channel 1.). The internal effects returns can also t All 24 inputs. or any Select button on Software Software 4. For instance. For complete recall instructions. post-fader level of the Input bus. When the button is disabled. the button will illuminate to indicate this signal t The output volume of both of the internal effects buses flow. the signal being sent to the FireWire bus is post-EQ t The output volume of each of the 10 aux sends and post-dynamics processing.1. press a Meter button. Meters are one to one (Meter 1 shows the level of Channel 1. aux inputs.5 Fat Channel: Output Assignments 4. For more information on using your StudioLive as an audio interface. t All 24 inputs. the signal being sent to the FireWire bus is pre-Fat Channel. System System Menu Menu the Dig Out button is enabled.

17. assign the output routing. Scenes. plug-in effects and software instruments from your audio program. 5. please review Section 8. The 48V button will illuminate when phantom power is activated. Presets & Presets & Scenes.2 Owner’s Manual Controls 4 4.2.1. 9. assigned outputs (Subgroups. Hookup Hookup more information on this feature. In addition. Setting Setting Level Level Metering Button. 4. System System Menu Menu allowing you to add dynamics processing.4. Trim Control Adjusts the Input Gain Level.4. particular recorded track to play back on mixer Displays the output level of each of the aux sends. channel 3. For output levels of Aux Sends 1-10. Input-Channel Select Enables Fat Channel Processing and Routing. and panning. Meter 1 shows the gain reduction of Channel 1 and so on). Please review incorporate digital audio tracks into the main mix as well as inserting Section 8. When recalling a fader position.3 Input Channel Strip Input Channel Strip 4. Universal Control. Mute Button Turns Muting On and Off. Select Switch Displays the gain reduction of the input bus. This button can also Meters 1. the Select button routes its channel through the Fat Channel. respectively. Controls Controls Displays the fader position of the stored scene. It will illuminate red Tutorials Tutorials It is very important to properly adjust this control in order to minimize noise and when the channel is muted. When a mute button is avoid overload distortion Follow the Quick Start level-setting instructions on engaged. Section 6. For example. just as if it were an analog input. FireWire Input Turns FireWire Playback Streaming On/Off. as it will mute the analog input globally. Universal Control. 13. Do not engage this button when your StudioLive is not connected and Fader Locate Button Turns Fader-Recall Metering On and Off. This button mutes its channel. please review Meters 21 and 23 display the output level of EFX A and EFX B. the StudioLive provides the added flexibility This button will solo its channel to the main outputs to a to a of routing a playback stream from your audio-recording software to the or to the monitor outputs. that channel Capture. Mains. its channel will be muted in all of its page 5 before operating a channel. Button As previously described in Section 4.1. depending on whether PFL mixer via the FireWire bus. Meters have a one-to-one relationship The FireWire Input button routes a playback stream with channels (that is.1.1 Input Channel Controls its Select button will illuminate. and Software Software or bus will automatically be selected. EQ. Information Technical Information Technical Phantom Power Button Turns Phantom Power On/Off. 38 39 . and 19 display the be used to insert a plug-in effect into the mix. if you want a Aux Metering Button Turns Aux Bus Master Out Metering On and Off. and Capture.8 for details.3. 7. and Aux Sends).3 Quick Start: Quick Start: Gain Reduction Turns Gain Reduction Metering On and Off. The StudioLive is equipped with individual phantom power for every microphone & Warranty input. The Trim control adjusts the gain of the channel’s analog input. 11. where it is routed and processed the same way Overview Overview as analog input signals. This lets you or SIP is selected in the Solo bus section. Connecting Connecting Computer Computer analog mixer. 15.3 Input Channel Strip The StudioLive is equipped with all of the standard input controls of an Solo Button Turns Soloing On and Off. 3. simply route that track in your audio software to StudioLive Output 3. synced to a computer. from your audio software to the StudioLive’s channel inputs. For more shooting Trouble- & Warranty shooting Trouble- information on phantom power and the microphones that require it. 4 Controls PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. and 4. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist When a Solo button is enable. and more. adjust the fader until only the center LED is visible in its meter.

4 Controls PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. 8.4 for details. Aux Send Select Button Enables Fat Channel Viewing. you can select the Pre 2 setting. When this button is enabled.2 Owner’s Manual Controls 4 4. use a lightly damp cloth to remove the writing.1. middle. and Analog Aux Send Controls Software Software Mix|Pan Button Enables Pan Control and Metering in the Fat Channel (Stereo Send Mode Only). Solo Button Turns Soloing On and Off. adjustment. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist 4. and fader. The aux Pressing the Mix button a second time will switch System System Menu Menu buses are mono. that channel or bus will automatically be selected.4. Universal Control.5 discusses how to use these aux buses for monitor and effects mixing. Universal Control. and the Talkback mic. the send levels to that aux bus will be post-Fat Channel and post-fader. On Aux Sends 2.4 Aux Sends Aux Sends 4. Aux Input B. 40 41 . The StudioLive has ten analog aux buses and two internal effects buses. limiter. If the button is disabled. and its Select button will illuminate. allowing you to add dynamics processing and EQ Hookup Hookup Mix Button Enables Aux Bus Mixing in the Fat Channel. Press the Mix|Pan button a second time to disengage Aux Mix Pan mode. Presets & Presets & Scenes. 6.4. Press the Mix button a third time to disengage Aux Mix mode. however.1. two aux buses can be linked to create a stereo bus. the first six meters and encoders to become the Section 8.4. so that all channels on your StudioLive are sent to the aux bus after the phase-reverse switch. When the Mix button is pressed once. Information Technical Information Technical When this button is enabled. As previously described in section 4. Unity gain (0 dB) is denoted by a “U. the 24 encoder Controls Controls knobs in the Fat Channel become the aux-send level controls for each of their respective input channels. Tutorials Tutorials When a Solo button is enabled. Please review Section 5.1. the Select button routes its aux bus through the Fat Channel. However. aux-send level controls for the Main FireWire Return. please review Section 4. the 24 encoders in the Fat Channel monitor outputs. Output Level Control Adjusts the Master Level of the Aux Output. Connecting Connecting Computer Computer While in this mode. and therefore are affected by fader settings. Overview Overview To clean the scribble strip. which makes the send occur after all Fat Channel processing but before the fader. and 10 the Mix button becomes the Pan control when two This button will solo the aux bus to the main outputs or to the auxes are linked. For more information of stereo linking. The meters will display the send amount for each of 4.4 Aux Sends the input channels. Post-Fader Send Button Enables and Disables Post-Fader Send.” The white area above the fader can be used as a scribble strip. the aux buses use the Pre 1 setting. Use only oil pencils. Analog Tape In. other types of pens or pencils cannot be wiped off. and Capture. and LEDs at the top. by default. in shooting Trouble- & Warranty shooting Trouble- the System Menu. high-pass & Warranty filter. and noise gate but before the compressor. the Mix button will remain to a to a illuminated. EQ. the output of FXA and FXB. Aux Input A. Setting Setting Level Level Each input channel features a 100 mm long-throw fader for accurate level This knob controls the overall output level of the aux mix.4 Quick Start: Quick Start: Channel Fader Controls the Overall Level of the Channel.1 Capture. Scenes. Only PFL Soloing is available for the aux buses become the pan controls for each of their respective input channels. and bottom of meters 7-24 will also illuminate. The meters will display the pan setting of each of the input channels. 4.

The meters will Information pencils cannot be wiped off. Scenes. etc. the 24 encoders in the Fat Channel become the oil pencils.1 Subgroup Controls Subgroup Channel Enables Fat Channel Adjustments of Select Button Subgroup Mute Button Mutes and Unmutes the Internal Effects Bus.1. use a lightly damp cloth to remove the writing.1.2 Internal Aux Send Controls 4. Post Fader Send Button Enables and Disables Post Fader Send. The white area above the fader can be used as a scribble strip. allowing you to add dynamics processing. It will Universal Control. 4 Controls PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. to a to a Mute Button Turns Muting On or Off for the Subgroup Bus. Overview Overview 4. Technical To clean the scribble strip.5 Subgroups Quick Start: Quick Start: Setting Setting Level Level As explained in Section 8. Technical Information display the send level of each of the input channels. This button will mute or unmute its internal effects (EFX) bus.4. that channel or bus will Output Level Control Adjusts the Master Level of the Effects Send. Fat Channel.5. you can switch the EFX sends to the Pre 1 setting. & Warranty shooting Trouble- & Warranty shooting Trouble- 42 43 .5 4..4 Aux Sends Subgroups 4. Select Button As described in section 4. Connecting Connecting automatically be selected and its Select button will illuminate. Controls Controls By default.1. Other types of pens or fx-send level controls for each of their respective input channels. panning. in which the sends are post-EQ and post-dynamics but pre-fader. by default.2 Owner’s Manual Controls 4 4. Please and SIP are not available for the review Section 5. If the button is disabled. Universal Control. Hookup Hookup As previously described in Section 4.4. the EFX sends use the Pre 2 Subgroup Bus. and Capture.1. PFL System System Menu Menu sends are pre-fader and pre-Fat Channel dynamics processing and EQ. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist Capture. Tutorials Tutorials Mix Button Enables Aux Bus Mixing and Metering in the Fat Channel.4. allowing you to add dynamics processing and EQ and routing the aux send to outputs. This button mutes its subgroup. and illuminate red when the channel is Software Software Internal Effects Send Enables Fat Channel Viewing. and the send levels to the effects buses are post-EQ. subgroup mixing is very useful for grouping channels for master level control of a submix (e. and post-fader and therefore are affected by Solo Button Turns Soloing On or Off for the fader settings. However. Subgroups. Computer Computer This knob controls the overall output level of the internal effects mix return. The fader controls the overall volume of the signal on its subgroup output. through the Fat Channel.4 for details. muted. This button will solo it subgroup either in the System Menu. It will illuminate red the Select button routes its channel when the bus is muted. to the monitor outputs post-fader. When a Solo button is enabled. in which the Presets & Presets & Scenes. EQ.g. Use only When this button is enabled. drums) and for providing a fader level for effects. setting. the Select button routes its Effects bus through the Subgroup Fader Controls the Level of the Subgroup Bus. post-dynamics processing. this button is enabled.

too. the Select button routes its channel writing Spit works pretty well. Section 8. You also can patch processed The fader controls the overall level of the main stereo output.7. talkback output. Tutorials Tutorials Main Bus Meters Displays the Level of the Main Output. 4. if you are using Aux 3 as mono monitor send to the bass player’s floor wedge and Auxes 5 and 6 as the stereo send to the keyboard player’s in-ear monitors. 4 Controls PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. allowing you to add dynamics processing.7 Master Section Quick Start: Quick Start: Subgroup Meters Displays the Level of the Subgroups. Connecting Connecting The white area above the fader can be used as Computer Computer a scribble strip Use only oil pencils. solo bus. To clean the scribble strip.6 Main Output Bus Controls Controls Main Select Button Enables Fat Channel Viewing. Universal Control.1. and aux and tape inputs. 4. As previously described in Section 4. panning.2 Talkback System Information which display the output levels of the main stereo bus. It is important to note that the aux outputs are grouped in this section. For example. Setting Setting Level Level In the upper-right corner of the StudioLive are the Subgroup meters. etc. allowing you to add dynamics processing. Overview Overview Hookup Hookup 4.6 Main Output Bus Master Section 4. use a lightly damp cloth to remove the As previously described in section 4. System System Menu Menu The StudioLive features an internal effects processor that allows you to Main Fader Controls the Level of the Main Output. EQ. Capture. the Select button routes its channel through the Fat Channel. In the upper right corner of the StudioLive are the Main meters. This knob controls the overall volume of the of the Aux Input signal.1 Aux Inputs A and B Presets & Presets & Scenes.1. This can Technical be routed to the aux outputs and to the mains. which display The Master section of the StudioLive controls the the levels of the subgroup outputs. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist panning. and Capture. the talkback signal will be & Warranty shooting Trouble- & Warranty sent to both monitors—so don’t say anything you wouldn’t want both to hear! shooting Trouble- 44 45 . Other types to a to a of pens or pencils cannot be wiped off.2 Owner’s Manual Controls 4 4.1.5 goes into the connections and procedures in greater detail. as well as enable output assignments.7 4.4. Technical Information The StudioLive features a Talkback microphone input on the back panel. and Universal Control. Aux Input Select Button Enables Fat Channel Viewing. through the Fat Channel.7. EQ. monitoring.1. Scenes. return signals from an external effects processor using Aux Inputs A and B. and Software Software Aux Input Level Control Controls the Signal Level of the Aux Input. load two different effects at the same time.

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4.7 Master Section Master Section 4.7
Quick Start:

Quick Start:
Talkback Mic Level Controls the Overall Level of the Talkback Mic. FireWire Source On/Off Sends the Master Out from the Audio Application to the Mains.
Setting

Setting
Level

Level
Button
This knob controls the overall volume of the external talkback mic input. The trim
for the Talkback mic is located on the back panel next to the input. See Section 3.1 This button routes the main left/right FireWire returns (Outputs 25 and 26) to the
for details. main outputs. It will illuminate to indicate that the main FireWire return is being
sent to the main outputs of the StudioLive. To disable the routing, simply press the
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button again. For more information on using the main FireWire returns, please
consult Sections 6.4.2, 6.4.4, and 6.4.5.

Output Selector Buttons Assigns the Talkback Mic to the Aux and/or Main Outs. 4.7.4 Solo Bus

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These buttons assign the talkback mic to a specified output. These buttons are The StudioLive features a Solo bus for flexible monitoring. In this
toggled on/off and will illuminate indicating that the Talkback output is active. The way, you can fine-tune a vocal compressor in your control-room
talkback mic can be assigned to every output at the same time. monitors or headphones while the rest of the band is warming up
or audition an aux mix for more accurate adjustments. For more
information on using the Solo bus, please review Section 8.8.
Controls

Controls
Cue Mix Volume Control Adjusts the Overall Volume of the Solo Bus.
This knob adjusts the overall level for the Solo bus.

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Talkback Button Turns the Talkback Mic On and Off.
This latching button turns the talkback mic on and off. It will illuminate to indicate
PFL/AFL Toggle Button Enables PFL Solo Mode.
that the talkback mic is active.

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The default setting for the Solo bus is After-Fader Listen (AFL); by pressing PFL,

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Pre-Fader Listening is enabled. In either mode, pressing Solo on any channel or bus
routes that channel to the Solo bus and has no effect on the main or subgroup
mixes. PFL soloing is not available for the Subgroups. The Aux bus soloing is always
PFL, regardless of whether this mode is enaged.

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4.7.3

Capture, and
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2 Track In

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SIP (Solo In Place) Enables Solo In Place Mode.
The 2 Track input allows you to patch in an analog input or a playback stream
On/Off Button
from your audio application. This enables you to compare audio sources during
mixdown or patch in intermission music between bands without using any SIP (Solo In Place), or “destructive soloing,” mutes every unsoloed channel on the
of your 24 input channels. This is a summing bus, so both the external tape StudioLive. If one of the muted channels is routed to the mains or a subgroup, it
input and the two-track FireWire return can be engaged at the same time. will be muted in those outputs. This also applies to soloed channels: The output

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routing is still active. Note that while you can manually unmute a channel, this
2 Track In Volume Adjusts the Level for the Tape Input.
mode should be used with extreme caution during a live performance. Only the
Control
input channels can be placed into destructive soloing. The Subgroups and Aux
This knob adjusts the level for both the tape input and the main FireWire return. buses are omitted from SIP mode.

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To enable SIP, press and hold the button until it illuminates red. This
Technical

ensures that you cannot enter into destructive Solo mode by accident.
When SIP is engaged, channel mutes will only apply to the Subgroup and
Main assignments. SIP does not mute input channels in Aux Send mixes.
Tape Input On/Off Sends the Tape Input to the Main Outputs.

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This button patches the Tape input to the main outputs. It will illuminate to
indicate that the Tape input is being sent to the mains. To disable the routing,
simply press the button again.

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4.7 Master Section Digital Effects | Master Control 4.8

4.7.5 Monitor Bus 4.8 Digital Effects | Master Control
Quick Start:

Quick Start:
Setting

Setting
Level

Level
The StudioLive features a headphone output and control-room outputs, From the Digital Effects | Master Control section, you can select and
giving you the ability to monitor multiple sources on the StudioLive. The change the parameters of the two internal effects processors, and you
Monitor bus on the StudioLive allows you to monitor the main outputs, Solo can store and recall every setting on your StudioLive. (See Section 5,
bus, main FireWire return from your computer, and the stereo analog tape "Scenes, Presets, and System Menu.") Because almost all of the StudioLive’s
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input. Because the Monitor Bus is a summing amp, you can even monitor features are controlled from the mixing surface (rather than using menus
the World Series on your headphones while running sound at a show. and submenus), you will mainly use this section to adjust the internal
effects processors and to save and recall presets and Scenes.
Solo Bus Monitor Button Assigns the Solo Bus to the Monitor Outputs.
The Solo Bus Monitor button patches any soloed channel, subgroup, or aux send to

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the Monitor bus. This can be useful in any number of ways. For example:
t Auditioning an aux-send monitor mix
t Dialing in the dynamics processing and EQ on a subgroup
t Creating a better blend for instrumental sections (horns, strings, etc.)
Controls

Controls
Headphone Output Adjusts the Overall Level of the Headphone Output.
Level Control
This knob adjusts the overall level for the headphone output.

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Scenes,
Scenes,

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System

Menu
Menu

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Control-Room Monitor Adjusts the Overall Level of the Control Room Monitor Outputs.
Level Control
4.8.1 The Digital FX (Effects) Menu
This knob adjusts the overall level of the control-room monitor outputs.

Universal Control,
The StudioLive features two internal effects processors. Each processor can access
Universal Control,

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the StudioLive’s selection of high-quality reverbs and delays. As described in

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Section 8.4, each of these effects can be routed to any of the subgroups, the aux
bus, or the main outputs. To access the effects library and make adjustments to
effect parameters, press the FX button in the Master Control section.
Tape-Input Monitor Assigns the Tape-Input Signal to the Monitor Bus. The first page of the FX menu is the QuickView screen.
Button It displays both of the effects assigned to the internal

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The Tape monitor button routes the signal from the tape inputs (tape returns) to the effects buses, the main parameter for each, and to
monitor bus. The level for this input is controlled by the knob in the 2 Track In section. which Aux buses the effect is being routed. Effect A is
assigned to EFX A bus, and Effect B is assigned to EFX
B bus. Use the Next and Prev buttons to navigate
Main Mix Monitor Assigns the Main Mix to the Monitor Bus.

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Value encoder directly beneath the LCD screen.
The Main Mix Monitor button routes the same signal that is being sent from the
main outputs to the Monitor bus. This signal is always pre-fader. The color will invert for each parameter
when it is selected for modification.

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The FireWire Monitor button patches the main left/right FireWire return (that is, the
choosing your effects preset, use the Value encoder to scroll through the library.
signal from your audio software’s master outputs) to the monitor bus. The level for
this input is controlled first by the level set from the computer application
producing the audio (e.g., Studio One) and then by a knob in the 2 Track In section.
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4.8 Digital FX | Master Control Digital FX | Master Control 4.8

When you have arrived at your selection, press the Recall button to load it.
4.8.2 Digital Effects Library
Quick Start:

Quick Start:
Setting

Setting
Level

Level
Press the Page Down button to move to the next page
Your StudioLive contains a library of 50 custom Reverb and Delay
of the FX menu. Pages 2 and 3 of the FX menu display
presets designed by PreSonus In addition to these presets, there are
the rest of the parameters for FX A and FX B,
50 free locations for you to build your own custom effects library
respectively. These parameters will change depending
The Factory Presets can be altered, renamed, and overwritten.
on what type of effect you have chosen. Again, use
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the Next and Prev buttons to navigate through the
screen and use the Value encoder to change the
selected parameter. No TYPE NAME TYPE NAME

For example, if you would like to change the effect F1 AMBIENCE Natural F25 LARGE HALL Church
F2 Lively F26 Cathedral

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from a Large Hall reverb to a Room Ambiance
reverb, press the Recall button to load the F3 SMALL ROOM Closet F27 Gymnasium
effect, and then change the various parameters F4 Studio A F28 Arena
to taste. Press the Page Up button again to F5 Studio B F29 PLATE PlateVerb Shimmer
move to the full parameter view of FX B. F6 Bedroom F30 PlateVerb Thick
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F7 BRIGHT ROOM Kitchen F31 PlateVerb Drums
When you choose a delay algorithm, you will notice
two parameters: Time (ms) and Time X. F8 Tile Floors F32 PlateVerb Vox
F9 Tile Bathroom F34 MONO DELAY M: Short Slap
Time is the delay time, discussed in Section 8.6.2, which is the time F10 Concrete Floors F35 M: Long Slap
between the source sound and the echo. This can be adjusted F11 SMALL HALL Radio Booth F36 M: Triplet

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manually with the Value encoder, or you can use the Tap button to

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F37 M: Triplet

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F12 Small Club
enter a delay time in tempo with the music being played. F38 FILTER DELAY Analog Slap
F13 Big Club
Time X is the value of the beat you are using as a reference for the tempo. The basic F14 BRIGHT HALL Brick House F39 Analog Trip
unit of measure is a quarter note, so for example, if the beats you are tapping F15 Linoleum Room F40 Analog 8th

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represent quarter notes in the music, you would set Time X to 1.00. If they are F16 Tile Room F41 STEREO DELAY Slap Quick

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eighth notes, you would set Time X to 0.50; half notes would be 2.00, and so on. In F42 Long Slap

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F17 WARM HALL Log Cabin
this way, you can precisely synchronize or syncopate the delay echoes to the music F18 Wood Floors F43 Spacey
in real time. You do not have to select the Time parameter in order to use the Tap F19 Brick Club F44 Long Tail
button. However, you have to be on the Extended Parameters page 2 for FX A, F45 ST: Triplet
F20 High Ceilings

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page 3 for FX B), or you must select the Time parameter for the desired effect on
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F21 GATED HALL GateVerb Short F46 PING-PONG DELAY Ping-pong Slap

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the first screen of the FX menu. The Tap button does not function when any other

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page is active.
F22 GateVerb Med F47 Ping-pong Delay
F23 GateVerb Long F48 Ping-pong Spacey
Pages 4 and 5 allow you to store your changes for FX A and FX B, respectively, to F24 GateVerb Extreme F49 Ping-pong Trip
the same location or to a new location, and to customize the name of your creation. F50 Ping-Pong Purple Rain
Use the Value Encoder to change the library location to which you will store your F50- USER-CREATED
new effects preset, unless you wish to overwrite the currently selected preset 99 PRESETS

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location. Press the Next button to navigate to the first letter of the preset name.
Turn the Value Encoder clockwise or counter-
clockwise to change the letter. The StudioLive allows
you to customize the name with uppercase and

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lowercase letters and a selection of numerals and
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punctuation marks. Press the Tap button to quickly
insert a space.
Once you are satisfied with your changes, press the Store button, which will

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5 Scenes, Presets, and the System Menu PreSonus StudioLive™ 24.4.2 Owner’s Manual Scenes, Presets, and the System Menu 5
5.1 Creating and Recalling a Scene Creating and Recalling a Scene 5.1

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Setting

Setting
Level

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INPUTS & BUSES ASSIGN PAN SOLO MUTE SELECT LINK SENDS MODE

5.1 Creating and Recalling a Scene INPUT CHANNELS MAINS C OFF OFF CH1 OFF NULL
SUBGROUPS NULL C OFF OFF NULL OFF
The StudioLive allows you to create and store a library AUXES 1-10 N/A C OFF NULL OFF PRE 1
of Scenes. A Scene is like a snapshot of your mix. It FX A / FX B MAINS C OFF NULL BOTH SET TO F1
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stores each Fat Channel parameter for every input and FX A & B NULL C OFF NULL POST
bus, as well as each fader’s position, the aux and TALKBACK NULL
effects mixes, channel mutes and solos, and the input MAIN BUS C NULL
selection (analog input or FireWire playback stream). SOLO BUS AFL
Creating a Scene requires simply dialing in a mix that MONITOR BUS MAIN

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you would like to use at a later date and saving it. This TAPE IN NULL
has obvious benefits for both studio and live sound. METER MODE NULL
For example, in the studio, saving and recalling a MASTER CONTROL FX
Scene allows you to move to another song or project
The Fat Channel will be restored to the same setting for every input and
and come back to the current mix later. For live shows
output on your StudioLive. Each of the dynamics processors and the four

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with multiple bands, you can set up custom mixes for
bands of the EQ will be turned off. Their parameters will be set as follows:
each band at sound check and recall the mix when
that band goes onstage.
FAT CHANNEL PARAMETERS
You also can save custom mixes for each
HIPASS NOISE GATE LIMIT COMPRESSOR EQ LOW L.MID H.MID HIGH
venue that a band plays repeatedly.

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OFF KEY N/A OFF THR 0dB P/S PEAK n/a n/a PEAK

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To save a Scene, press the Scene button and page THR .05 s THR 0 dB RAT 2:1 Q 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6
down to the second screen. The memory locations will RNG N/Aj ATK 20 ms FREQ 130Hz 320Hz 1.4kHz 5kHz
be selected. Use the Value Encoder to scroll to a free ATK 5 ms REL 150ms GAIN 0dB 0dB 0dB 0dB
location in the Scene library. Now name your scene: REL 0.7 ms GAIN 0dB

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Press the Next button to navigate to the first letter of MOD EXP KNEE hard

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the preset name and turn the Value Encoder clockwise
or counter-clockwise to change the letter. Before beginning any new mixing situation, it is always recommended to recall the
Zero Out (Board Reset) scene. This is the easiest way to ensure that there are no
The StudioLive allows you to customize the name with uppercase and
lingering parameter settings that could cause you some trouble in your new mix.

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lowercase letters and a selection of numerals and punctuation marks.
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To recall a Scene, press the Scene button and use the

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Press the Tap button to quickly insert a space. Continue this process until you are
Value encoder to scroll through the Scene library.
satisfied with your changes, then press the Store button. It will illuminate while the
When you have found the Scene you wish to recall,
scene is being written to the StudioLive’s internal memory. Once the Scene is
press the Recall button. By default, the StudioLive will
saved, the Store button will return to its unlit status.
recall all stored parameters (Fat Channel settings,
Located at position S1 is a scene named Zero Out (Board Reset). This scene cannot channel muting and soloing, aux mixes, and internal
be overwritten and returns your StudioLive to its defaut factory setting. All you effects parameters) except fader and knob positions.

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have to do it lower the faders and return all trim knobs and output volume knobs
If you do not wish to recall a certain set of parameters,
(Solo bus, 2 Track In, Aux Input A&B, Aux Output 1-10, FXA&B Output, Phones, and
simply use the Next and Prev buttons to navigate
Monitor) to their lowest position. Your StudioLive will be zeroed out as follows:
through the screen. When the parameter that you

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counter-clockwise to move it to the No (off )
position. Once you have disabled the parameters
you do not wish to recall, press the Recall button.
The StudioLive’s recallable parameters are grouped as follows:

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t FX: All parameters for the internal effects assigned to FXA and FXB

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5 Scenes. Use the Value encoder to locate the preset If you enable Fader positions as a part of your Scene recall. not the To begin. as well as a selection of numerals and punctuation marks. Once a knob is turned. Stereo 5. Scenes.2 Owner’s Manual Scenes.1 Creating and Recalling a Scene Saving and Loading Channel Presets 5. press the Fat Channel’s Save button. Monitor. Monitor. all of your settings will be recalled automatically. Once you are Software Software in the back of this manual to note the stored position of these controls. From the Fat Channel. FXA and FXB. Once you have recalled each of the faders to position in the Channel Preset library. and recall it later. GTR. Compressor. you will notice the Store button flash once. The level of the audio Presets & Presets & Scenes. Move the faders up or down until Load button again. and the meter section of the Fat would like to cancel this operation. These presets provide t EQ and Dyn: All Fat Channel dynamics processing and filter parameters (Phase. Aux Input A and Aux Input B knobs) will remain at their stored position until they Turn the Value Encoder clockwise or counter-clockwise to change the letter. first press the Select button for t Faders: All fader positions the desired channel. are moved manually. VOX. If at any time you button. it is highly recommended that you use the recall sheet provided You can insert a space by simply pressing the Tap button. It will illuminate while the Channel preset is being written to the StudioLive’s internal memory. FXA and FXB Levels. Press the Next their Scene location. and Aux Input A and Aux Input B knobs) The Channel Preset Load menu always displays the Hookup Hookup selected channel onto which the preset will be t GEQ: Graphic EQ settings loaded. This is your indication that it is now safe to turn off your StudioLive. channels and buses. Create Locate mode and reactivate your faders so that they control the level of their the category in which your preset would fit (DRM. Once you have made your automatically put the meters in Fader Locate mode after you press the Recall selection. Overview Overview t Aux Mix: All aux mixes (analog Aux Mixes 1-10. All storable parameters are saved with a scene regardless of what recalling groups are enabled. if you intend to save a scene and lowercase letters. The If you have created a channel-strip setting in the Fat Channel that you would like to subgroup and main meters at the top right of the StudioLive will display the save to the Channel Preset library. the Store button will return to its unlit state. Subgroups. all of the digital knobs to a to a (Aux 1-10 Outputs. The High Pass. mode. 2 Track In. t Pots: All digital knob positions (Aux 1-10 Outputs. You will notice that LCD now displays the Channel Preset Load menu. You will recalled positions for their respective faders. The StudioLive will take a snapshot of the current position Technical Information Technical of every parameter on the mixer whenever no changes have been made for ten seconds. and the System Menu PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. and Limiter) for every channel and bus StudioLive also allows you to create your own library of presets. shooting Trouble- & Warranty shooting Trouble- Please note: If you make changes to a stored Scene. If you enable knob positions as a part of your Scene recall. Periodically. Universal Control. etc. Press the Next button again to Connecting Connecting Computer Computer navigate to the first letter of the preset name. FXA and FXB Levels. FireWire Returns to Inputs. Noise Gate. press the Store button. simply wait for a few seconds until the Store button flashes. the faders on your StudioLive will not be active.2 Saving and Loading Channel Presets Quick Start: Quick Start: Linking. This will take you out of Fader button to navigate to the category location. as described in the first part of this section.). its value will jump to the value The StudioLive allows you to customize the name with uppercase and Universal Control. simply press the Controls Controls Channel will display the recalled fader position. Phones. Cue. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist Capture. Once It is important to note that the recalling groups have no effect on what the Channel preset is saved. 54 55 . As long as you remain in Fader Locate notice that the LCD will display the Channel Preset Save menu. If you wish to ensure that your StudioLive will hold its current settings before you power down. Any changes made to a Scene in the StudioLive’s library must be saved using the Scene menu.4. press the Load button. A Quick Note About the AutoStore Feature Tutorials Tutorials It is not necessary to create a Scene for your StudioLive in order to preserve its settings when you power it down. 2 Track In. a great jumping-off point to create a mix quickly and easily. Solo and Monitor bus Setting Setting Level Level assignments. Phones. Presets. Cue. and the System Menu 5 5. indicating that the current settings on your StudioLive have been saved Information to internal memory.2 t Assigns: All output and bus routing (Mains. The Fader Locate button will illuminate. AutoStore will not save these changes as a permanent part of the Scene. and Capture. Therefore. only the center LED is illuminated in each meter to recall the stored position. press the Locate button again. the StudioLive will you would like to use. and Pre1/Pre2 positions) To load a preset to any channel on the StudioLive. The & Warranty next time you turn it on. satisfied with your changes. parameters are stored with a scene. press the Recall button. and Master Control Assignments) The StudioLive comes with a suite of channel-strip presets created by professional users of PreSonus products. Presets. EQ. use the Value encoder to scroll to an empty Menu Menu current location of the physical fader. System System passing through them will be set according to the stored fader position. of its current physical position.

When the GEQ button is enabled. what you see is what you get.3 5. Coefficients for all available shelving filters are found through a recursive process Unlike conventional designs. overwritten. Tutorials Tutorials 31 KEY: Piano Jazz 64 EMPTY LOCATION 97 EMPTY LOCATION 32 KEY: Piano Electric 65 EMPTY LOCATION 98 EMPTY LOCATION bandwidth. When Band 4 or 29 is selected in the Show Band field in the GEQ 12 DRM: Toms Low 45 VOX: Male 3 78 EMPTY LOCATION menu. The band does 16 DRM: High Hat 49 VOX: Speech 1 82 EMPTY LOCATION not have to be selected in the Show Band field for its encoder to be active. Presets. Scenes. and Capture. when subtracted from the user’s curve. frequency. this is achieved by carefully choosing the bandwidth of the filter 26 GTR: Acoustic 59 EMPTY LOCATION 92 EMPTY LOCATION and deciding how or if it varies with the gain and how the filters are summed 27 GTR: Acoustic Strumming 60 EMPTY LOCATION 93 EMPTY LOCATION or cascaded. and the meter for the selected Presets & Presets & 14 DRM: Overhead Rock 47 VOX: Female 2 80 EMPTY LOCATION Scenes. there are 50 additional empty storage locations or any of the Auxes. As you Overview Overview touch a knob. Traditionally. With a carefully drawn. smooth curve the StudioLive EQ will have almost 56 57 .2 features 4 stereo (dual mono). The StudioLive Graphic EQ is a pool of shelving filters from which coefficients like cutoff frequency. The system then works with an internal curve made up of 128 bands to find coefficients for the first shelving filter that. 11 DRM: Toms Mid 44 VOX: Male 2 77 EMPTY LOCATION respectively. 5 Scenes. In general. the accuracy of the StudioLive EQ might feel “wrong” at first. each would look like this: 03 DRM: Kick Funk 1 36 HRN: Trombone 69 EMPTY LOCATION 04 DRM: Kick Funk 2 37 HRN: Sax 70 EMPTY LOCATION EQ-O-Matic Hookup Hookup 05 DRM: Kick Hip-Hop 38 HRN: Sax Solo 71 EMPTY LOCATION 06 DRM: Kick Jazz 39 PRC: Congas 72 EMPTY LOCATION 07 DRM: Snare 1 40 PRC: Bongos 73 EMPTY LOCATION 08 DRM: Fat Snare 41 PRC: Cowbell 74 EMPTY LOCATION Controls 09 DRM: Snare Crackalak 42 PRC: Tambourine 75 EMPTY LOCATION Controls 10 DRM: Snare Snappy 43 VOX: Male 1 76 EMPTY LOCATION The frequency for each band is fixed. the meters and for you to build your own custom library of channel strip settings. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist 24 GTR: Metal 57 EMPTY LOCATION 90 EMPTY LOCATION Capture. These presets can be altered.4. closely as possible to the curve displayed graphically by the sliders. encoders of the Fat Channel become the controls for the Graphic EQ. you will notice that its band number. Presets. the meters will flip. 29 KEY: Piano Bright 62 EMPTY LOCATION 95 EMPTY LOCATION 30 KEY: Piano Warm 63 EMPTY LOCATION 96 EMPTY LOCATION PreSonus took a different approach with the StudioLive. All 17 BAS: Electric 1 50 VOX: Speech 2 83 EMPTY LOCATION encoders are active so you can make changes to 24 of the 31 bands at one time. The resulting response is then used to find coefficients for the Technical second shelving filter through the same optimization process. The curve fitting process is capable of very steep transitions and.1 Channel Presets Library 5.4. This allows for much tighter matching shooting Trouble- & Warranty shooting Trouble- of that curve. a 31-band graphic EQ to a to a 20 BAS: Upright 53 EMPTY LOCATION 86 EMPTY LOCATION 21 GTR: Rock 1 54 EMPTY LOCATION 87 EMPTY LOCATION uses 31 second-order shelving filters with fixed frequencies in order to 22 GTR: Rock 2 55 EMPTY LOCATION 88 EMPTY LOCATION simulate a curve set by the user via 31 front-panel sliders. 31-band. Bands 5-28 are controlled by encoders 1-24. and the System Menu 5 5. renamed and graphic EQs that can be inserted on the Main output bus. Universal Control. and Software Software 25 GTR: Jazz 58 EMPTY LOCATION 91 EMPTY LOCATION In an analog EQ. and the System Menu PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. and gain are extracted through a process of curve-fitting The curve 33 KEY: Piano Electric 2 66 EMPTY LOCATION 99 EMPTY LOCATION entered by the user is first oversampled. A well designed 23 GTR: Funk 56 EMPTY LOCATION 89 EMPTY LOCATION graphic EQ creates an output frequency responses that corresponds as Universal Control. narrower bandwidth signifies a higher quality EQ But 28 GTR: Acoustic Fingerstyle 61 EMPTY LOCATION 94 EMPTY LOCATION in traditional graphic EQ designs. however. unlike conventional analog graphic EQs. 18 BAS: Electric 2 51 EMPTY LOCATION 84 EMPTY LOCATION Connecting Connecting The StudioLive Graphic EQ features an innovative design that sets it Computer Computer 19 BAS: Slap 52 EMPTY LOCATION 85 EMPTY LOCATION apart from traditional graphic EQs.2 Channel Presets Library Graphic Equalizers 5. and gain are displayed in the System Menu. 01 DRM: Kick 1 34 KEY: Vibes 67 EMPTY LOCATION 02 DRM: Kick 2 35 HRN: Trumpet 68 EMPTY LOCATION If these were analog graphic equalizers. Because of this innovative design. the frequency and bandwidth of the “bands” & Warranty depends on the curve entered by the user. will produce the flattest possible Information Technical Information response: 0 dB.3 Graphic Equalizers Quick Start: Quick Start: Setting Setting Level Level Your StudioLive comes with 50 Fat Channel presets custom designed by The StudioLive 24. System System band in the Show Band field is inverted. meaning that all LEDs will be illuminated Menu Menu 15 DRM: Overhead Jazz 48 VOX: Female 3 81 EMPTY LOCATION except the LED displaying the current gain position for that band. 1/3 octave professional PreSonus users. the center frequency of each band is fixed.2 Owner’s Manual Scene.2. You will notice that all meters have one LED illuminated 13 DRM: Toms High 46 VOX: Female 1 79 EMPTY LOCATION to display the current gain position for each band. the Subgroups. The 31 bands range from 20 Hz to 20 kHz.

2 Owner’s Manual Scene. Once choose between these two Pre positions for each Aux mix. press the Recall button. Fat Channel while that GEQ is active. the Store button will return to its unlit state. The StudioLive allows you to customize the name with uppercase limiter. This places the send of all 24 preset name. The System example. GEQ. If you Capture. as well as a selection of numerals and punctuation reverse switch. use the Value encoder to scroll to an empty position in the GEQ Pre Position page. Quick Start: Quick Start: To load a preset to any channel on the StudioLive. which routes each of the 24 channels are satisfied with your changes. The StudioLive EQ is also capable of very sharp notches. Subgroups 1-4. simply press the Load button again. If you are hearing audio Use the Value encoder to locate the preset you would artifacts while setting up your Graphic EQ. and the System Menu 5 5. Pressing the Recall button while using an odd numbered GEQ will flatten it. You will notice that the LCD will display the GEQ Save menu. Use the Next and Prev buttons to navigate through each GEQ screen LCD Contrast and LCD Backlight. functions. if you assign GEQ 1 to Subgroup 1. or Aux 1-10. the phrase “System GEQ. The Link Master‘s ID will be shown in the Select Channel LED readout. By default. the Link Master is the aux that was selected when the link was created. you have nothing to fear. The first page allows you to adjust the LCD Universal Control. 58 59 . try creating a smoother curve. may create an audio artifact as the will notice that LCD now displays the GEQ Load menu. The even-numbered GEQ will automatically be menu” inspires a sense of dread. EQ. Information Technical Information marks. with the assigned to the other half of the stereo pair. You Making drastic adjustments too quickly. EQs in your StudioLive 24. Each of the eight channels of Graphic EQ can be controlled individually or odd-even pairs can be controlled as a stereo unit. all 10 Aux buses Tutorials Tutorials Preset library. shooting Trouble- & Warranty shooting Trouble- To find out which Aux is the Link Master.4. Press the Next button again to navigate to the first letter of the are set to Pre 1. From the Fat Channel.3 Graphic Equalizers System Menu 5. and noise gate. Each GEQ can be assigned 5. These settings to the GEQ Preset library. Overview Overview When you press the GEQ button on your StudioLive. like to use. It will illuminate while after all Fat Channel dynamics and EQ but pre-fader. you only need to set the Pre position on the Link Master. and the Value knob to change a parameter Press the System button to access the System Like all other parameters on your StudioLive. simply select either of the Aux buses in the pair.4 Hookup System Menu Hookup to the Mains. However. These Graphic EQs are assignable in stereo pairs. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist Graphic EQ settings can be stored and recalled. your Universal Control. high-pass filter. Scenes. Presets. and compressor and after the phase- and lowercase letters. Presets. menu. GEQ 2 will menu on the StudioLive serves just a few simple Controls Controls automatically be assigned to Subgroup 2. new curve is redrawn and crosses over an audio peak. first To widen a notch or a bump on a particular band. If at any time you screen There are 4 dual-mono (8 channels) Graphic would like to cancel this operation. For StudioLive. 5 Scene. Once you Technical The 2 internal effects buses are set to Pre 2. To copy the left side (odd) Presets & Presets & Scenes.2. simply page Menu Menu down to the ride side and press the Recall button. The bus assignment can only made from an odd-numbered In most digital-console manuals. the letter. System System GEQ settings to the right side (even). press the Store button. Turn the Value Encoder clockwise or counter-clockwise to change channels to each aux bus before the fader. & Warranty Remember. press the Load button. the Graphic EQ menu will be displayed on your LCD Once you have made your selection. press the Save button in the are retained when the unit is powered down. If you have two Aux the GEQ preset is saved. From this menu. Connecting Connecting Use the Page Up and Page Down buttons to Computer Computer to a to a navigate between Graphic EQs.4 no frequency ripple.4. most of which have very little to do with mixing a show. just bring the adjacent Setting Setting Level Level press the GEQ button and Page down to the desired bands closer to that band‘s gain and the bandwidth will change accordingly. buses stereo linked. and Capture. and the System Menu PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. Press the Page Down button to access the Aux To begin. and Contrast and LCD Backlight for optimal viewing Software Software have created a GEQ setting that you would like to save in your working environment. you can the GEQ preset is being written to the StudioLive’s internal memory. Aux Pre Position. You can insert a space by simply pressing the Tap button.

please review Section 8. the bathroom.4.4 Digital Information. and a pair at the front of the balcony. Presets.6 for more information on this feature. you ensure that the Software Software sound from each speaker in the P.1 for more details. it could put the about hitting the wrong button. you can factor in that 2 to 4 ms delay the left Hookup Hookup parameter can be adjusted fom the StudioLive while it is synced to a computer. Sub Out Delay Firmware Version Connecting Connecting Computer Computer On Page 4 of your System menu. and the System Menu PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. so an audience member standing in the center of the room When the StudioLive is connected and synced to a computer via FireWire. So if your balcony speakers in the above example are 61 Digital Information page. Scenes. For allows you to create a password and lock the Controls Controls more information on using multiple StudioLives. and you have three pairs of speakers: a pair in front of the stage. Because of this. Sometimes your left-side speaker will chain is the Master. speaker needs so that unbalanced speaker placement is no longer an issue. assign which StudioLive in a cascaded Overview Overview the best possible sound reproduction. Let‘s say you are using your StudioLive in a large theater with a balcony. While this Right out of the box. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist Capture. the Information Technical Information balcony audience will still be able to hear the stage speakers.4 System Menu System Menu 5. While the balcony speakers will provide the loudest source of audio. This is also true for the audience in the balcony. From here. review Section 7. controls your StudioLive. To enable the Lockout feature.2 Owner’s Manual Scene.” Neither as the source for your mains. This is especially useful in situations where several people will be running To ensure the safety of the audio equipment connected to it. System System Menu Menu offers a good measure of protection to your sound system. This includes the main and the control-room outputs. system arrives at the listening position at the same time. you will find Press the Page Down button to view the firmware to a to a the Sub Out Delays. The delay should be set for the speakers to which your listener will be closest.) When two StudioLives are cascaded together. You will need to delay the rear speakers so that the listeners closest to them will hear the audio from both the rear and stage speakers at the same time.2. Quick Start: Quick Start: set for the balcony speakers. in order to confirm Universal Control.” and you will be able to see which StudioLive is the Master unit. (See Section 7. you can feet from your stage speakers. connectivity. Presets. in which case you need to use the Universal Control Device Window to make Lockout Mode your S/PDIF assignments and change your sample rate.1. you will need to set their delay time to 54 ms.A. and delay time for these outputs. as well as the aux and subgroup outputs. so a delay must be Technical & Warranty shooting Trouble- & Warranty shooting Trouble- 60 61 . route a stereo mix to the S/PDIF Because of space restrictions. Universal Control. the StudioLive cannot be locked. the Status will read Your StudioLive features a Lockout mode that “Linked. changed and while it is connecting to a computer. change the Sample Rate. Please be selected and locked in prior to beginning any recording or performance. it very important that the sample rate must first connect and sync your StudioLive to a computer. and the System Menu 5 5. you brakes on a live show. You will need to calculate approximately 0. and Capture.885 ms Setting Setting Level Level Press the Page Down button to access the of delay time per foot. a pair in the rear of the Tutorials Tutorials auditorium. so don’t worry Presets & Presets & Scenes.9. view your FireWire Speaker delay can also be used to correct off-axis phasing issues in small clubs. and merge or unmerge need to be closer to the audience to make room for a pillar or a staircase or the subgroups in a StudioLive chain. Your StudioLive provides version currently loaded on your StudioLive. When you correctly set the that the new firmware was successfully loaded. the will not have the best listening experience. increments of 2 ms. By using a pair of subgroups Status will read “Driver On” and the Sampling Rate will read “FireWire. you can’t always place your main speakers for output. you with the ability to delay the audio from each You normally will only view this screen when of your subgroup outputs by 2 to 500 ms. in performing a system update. 5 Scene. the StudioLive sound but only one or two are knowledgeable will mute all post-converter outputs for two seconds when the sample rate is enough to set up dynamics processing and the like.

1 GB RAM System System Menu Menu your computer has rebooted. 6 Connecting to a Computer PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. don‘t forget to reenable your antivirus protection! Macintosh If you see any Windows Security alerts. 2 GB or more RAM When the Found New Hardware wizard launches. t Minimum: PowerPC G4 1. from a separate laptop computer via Virtual StudioLive. Please read each message carefully—ensuring input or bus with a Select button — and also control the mixer especially that you do not connect your StudioLive too soon. and speed of your hard drives will greatly affect the overall performance of your recording system.8 GHz EM64T or better or AMD Athlon 64 XP 3000+ or better.1 System Requirements read each message carefully to ensure the StudioLive driver is properly installed.25 GHz or Intel Core Click “Finish” to automatically restart your PC. Please 6. & Warranty shooting Trouble- & Warranty shooting Trouble- 62 63 .2 Installation for Windows Quick Start: Quick Start: 6. and disconnect the Hookup Hookup StudioLive from your computer. follow the recommended steps.1 System Requirements Installation for Window 6. Universal Control.0 Connecting to a Computer Setting Setting Level Level After you insert the Installation CD into your CD-ROM drive. Solo 1. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist Capture. size. Your StudioLive is now synced to your computer and ready to use! Windows Connecting Connecting Computer Computer t Operating Systems: to a to a t Windows XP (SP2 or greater) 32-bit and 64-bit t Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit t Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit Universal Control.2 6. and capacity.6) Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.com for updates.2 or higher (including Mac OS X 10. or Intel Xeon processor. Controls Controls t Mac OS X 10. Scenes. t Recommended: Intel Core Duo. please close and Capture software. click “Install this driver software anyway” (Vista) or “Continue t Operating Systems: anyway” (XP). 1 GB RAM t Recommended: Intel Pentium 4 2. Overview Overview We made the StudioLive installer as simple and easy to follow as possible. t Hardware: it will prompt you to reboot your computer.5. connect the StudioLive.5 GHz processor.2 Owner’s Manual Connecting to a Computer 6 6.4. When the installer has finished. including antivirus software. A faster processor and more RAM can Information reduce signal latency (delay) and improve overall performance.2 is more than just a mixer.6 GHz processor or AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (Turion) .presonus. Once Presets & Presets & Scenes.** all applications. amount of RAM. and Software Software t Hardware: t Minimum: Intel Pentium 4 1. and Capture. It's also a very the StudioLive installer will take you through each step of the powerful computer interface that allows you to record any mixer installation process. Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for your StudioLive Before beginning the StudioLive installation setup. After the installation is successfully completed. Technical Information Technical **Subject to change check www. The StudioLive 24. 2 GB or more RAM Tutorials Tutorials NOTE: The speed of your processor.4.

” Activate each of these labels for your Software Software StudioLive.1 Using the StudioLive with Popular Audio Applications Complete setup instructions for PreSonus Studio One Artist and a brief tutorial on its features are located in Section 7. The second column in the pop-up window will be named Universal Control. When you are done. and talkback mic. go to Options | Audio | I/O Labels. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist Capture. Scenes. Once you have successfully changed the driver. 6. you will find the 6. Click “Switch” to begin using the StudioLive Driver.4 6. browse the disc Your StudioLive features a 32x26 FireWire interface. plus the Solo bus.” Universal Control.3 Installation for Mac OS X 6. Your StudioLive features custom I/O labels for faster work flow.0 of this manual. Click “try (re)launch. Control Panel. and “Provided by Driver. 3. Please consult the documentation that came with your audio application for Overview Overview specific instructions on how to select the StudioLive driver as the audio device 1. 4. Connecting Connecting Computer Computer to a to a Once the installation is completed. 2. You are now ready to use your Tutorials Tutorials StudioLive! 1. go to Devices | VST Connections to enable your input and output buses. 5. You are now ready to use your StudioLive. 3. tape input. the same driver as the PreSonus FireStudio family of interfaces. You will be asked if you’d like to relaunch Logic. so its driver will be displayed as “PreSonus FireStudio” in all driver-selection menus. It is important to note that your StudioLive uses “Continue” and follow the onscreen instructions. Below are basic driver-setup instructions for three popular audio applications.3 Installation for Mac OS X Using Your StudioLive as an Audio Interface 6.4. Any input and bus with a and run the StudioLive installer. Go to Devices | Device Setup. Please read each message carefully. Storage drives and partitions cannot be used as hosts for the driver. close this window. On the Core Audio tab. You will be directed to choose the hard drive onto System System Menu Menu which you want to install the drivers and Universal 3. especially careful that you do not connect your StudioLive too soon.” Universal Control program in your Applications folder. which will take you through each step Select button. Technical 5. Hookup Hookup 6. To enable It is recommended that you place this in your Dock. Information Technical Information 4. 7. Presets & Presets & Scenes. Click “Install.2 Owner’s Manual Connecting to a Computer 6 6. and Capture. Launch Cubase. Controls Controls Apple Logic Pro/Express 7+: 1. 8. & Warranty shooting Trouble- & Warranty shooting Trouble- 64 65 . Select PreSonus FireStudio from the device menu. 9. You will be directed to the Welcome screen Click driver for your software. 2.4 Using the StudioLive as an Audio Interface Quick Start: Quick Start: Setting Setting Level Level After inserting the Installation CD into your disc drive. You must choose your system drive. 2. Select PreSonus FireStudio from the ASIO Driver dropdown list. can be recorded of the installation process. Go to Logic | Preferences | Audio.4. When the installation is completed. 6 Connecting to a Computer PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. Click on the Devices Tab. check Enabled. connect your StudioLive to your Mac with a FireWire cable and Steinberg Cubase 4+ power it on. Launch Logic Pro/Express. Select “VST Audio System” from the Devices column in the Device Setup. these labels for use in Logic. and be with any audio-recording application that supports Core Audio or ASIO.

t Aux Send 3 & 4 To provide the most flexible mixing environment. simply Please note that you have access to both the internal effects-send group as well enable the Dig Out button.or post-Fat Channel EQ and FireWire sends receive the same mono signal from the talkback-mic preamp.. Both channels of the StudioLive. FireWire sends 25-32 are routed in 4 stereo pairs from the Section 7. Universal Control Device window. you have When using the StudioLive as an audio interface. t Talkback Left/Right Hookup Hookup 7. Your StudioLive has 32 available sends and 26 returns. To record the processed mix. t FX Return B (EFXB Return) 5.. In this instance. you can create a stereo understand the terms “FireWire send” and “FireWire return. You may wish to record both the dry outputs. t Aux Return A (Aux Input A) 2. The subgroups. you can monitor the main output from your recording application without using two channels on your StudioLive. main internal effects. t Aux Return B (Aux Input B) 3.” 1 and a guitar group routed to Subgroup 2. the FireWire I/O is designed to work as an The obvious exception to this principle is the Talkback Mic input. it will always be accessible on its channel by simply pressing the FireWire t Aux Send 1 & 2 input button.. Once Information Technical Information you route a track in your recording application to play through one of these Technical t Subgroup 3 & 4 outputs. and aux inputs are also sent post-fader to their FireWire sends. Go to Options | Audio. Any combination of four Tutorials Tutorials of the following inputs and buses can be selected: Each of the StudioLive’s 24 inputs are hardcoded to receive their respective FireWire returns. dynamics. Outputs 1 through 24 in your recording application route these t Main Mix Left / Right playback streams to their respective channels on the StudioLive (that is. It will illuminate. and aux inputs. internal FX returns. This is the direct output from the main outputs. Launch Sonar. Click the “OK” button. it is important to a stereo drum group assigned to Subgroups 3-4. Note that either channel of the stereo pair can still be accessed on a mono track in your host application.4. the signal Capture. 66 67 . choose the internal discussed in Section 4. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist path is being routed to the FireWire send.. In this way. To record the EQ and dynamics processing on any channel.. Go to Options | Audio...2 Owner’s Manual Connecting to a Computer 6 6. and the track whose input 6. Set the Recording Timing Master to “PreSonus FireStudio . please see Section 8. however. Computer Computer sides of the send. Set the Playback Timing Master to “PreSonus FireStudio . Universal Control. other functions of the mixer. only the routing must be assigned as a stereo 9.2 FireWire Sends and Returns is assigned to Subgroup 2 will record your guitar group.5 discusses how to select the sources for these 4 stereo FireWire sends. 6 Connecting to a Computer PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. Change the Driver Mode to “ASIO.4 Quick Start: Quick Start: Cakewalk Sonar 6+ t Aux Send A & B (EFXA & EFXB Send) Setting Setting Level Level 1.4. These sends can be pre. You can route (send) signals from other buses to the Control Device window allows you to assign the talkback output to one of the FireWire bus. If you record an internal effects send (Aux Sends A and B).5. and its output (return) signal is hard-coded to designated stereo FireWire sends.. and you will be recording the unprocessed ("dry") mix of the channels being sent Software Software sent via FireWire will be post-trim and post-analog insert (if applicable). the main mix output for any & Warranty application should be assigned to Outputs 25 and 26. The track whose input is assigned to Subgroup 1 will record the backing-vocal group. For instance. These FireWire returns are shooting Trouble- t & Warranty Aux Send 5 & 6 shooting Trouble- hard-coded to the FireWire input buttons in the 2 Track In and Monitor sections of t Aux Send 7 & 8 the StudioLive. As to that internal effects bus. you can create a mono track and to a to a FireWire sends 1 through 24 are hard-coded to be sent pre-fader from the 24 input assign it to either side of the stereo FireWire send to which it is routed. DAW Out 1.” pair. the same signal will be printed on both Connecting Connecting mixer channels. and the wet mix so that you can blend them to taste within your session.4. leaving the other 24 t Aux Send 9 & 10 outputs available to be routed to the Fat Channel or for inserting a plug-in on a live instrument (see the next section for more details). The Universal independent bus.. If this mode is not enabled. you would create two mono Controls Controls tracks in your recording application. Scenes.” t Solo Left/Right 8. indicating that the Fat Channel signal Universal Control. Restart Sonar.” t FX Return A (EFXA Return) Overview Overview 4. the t Subgroup 1 & 2 software’s Output 1 always goes to StudioLive Channel 1 input and so on). Mic/Inst 1. the Dig Out button is not operable for the subgroups.. aux bus.4 Using Your StudioLive as an Audio Interface Using Your StudioLive as an Audio Interface 6. Go to Options | Audio. as the effects returns. effects returns (FX Return A or FX Return B). If. Highlight all input and output drivers beginning with “PreSonus FireStudio. and click on the Advanced tab. so it will be 100% wet. For more information on subgroup mixing. if you have a backing-vocal group routed to Subgroup 10. and Capture. System System Menu Menu the audio interface in the StudioLive is completely integrated with the 4.” Because track in your recording application and assign its input to Subgroups 3 and Presets & Presets & Scenes. and click on the Drivers tab. t 2 Track Left/Right 6.1. In your recording software.2. and click on the General tab.

as well as to the FireWire bus. any aux. and Capture.2 Owner’s Manual Connecting to a Computer 6 6. In the upper left-hand case. but the Fat Channel from your recording application into any channel strip and monitor it in real time. processing will not. track and record-enable it. press the channel's Select button and assign the channel to a subgroup bus. more information on Universal Control. System System Menu Menu 2. you must route the output stream to Channels 15-16 and pan the corner of the Universal Control Launcher window. To begin. Tutorials Tutorials A Quick Note About Printing Fat Channel Dynamics and EQ You probably will want to use the Fat Channel dynamics processing and EQ during post-production. Information Technical Information An easy way to do this is through the subgroup FireWire returns. Universal Control. The flexible routing and mixing capability of the StudioLive provides you Setting Setting Level Level with an arsenal of tools previously unavailable to “in the box” mixes.4. At the same time. Software monitoring will Connecting Connecting be enabled automatically. With the FireWire return selected as the signal source for that channel. the StudioLive is receiving as an input source. Because the FireWire returns always the return is routed will not receive the post-Fat Channel signal. the StudioLive features advanced WDM including Apple Logic™. The unprocessed signal come back to their respective StudioLive channels.4 6. (Several DAW applications. Begin by routing Technical a playback stream to an individual channel on the StudioLive from within your recording application. do not offer mono output buses. Mac users: Please skip to the next section for important information drag-and-drop the Beat Delay plug-in onto your about using your StudioLive as your main Core Audio device. subgroup.4 Using Your StudioLive as an Audio Interface Using Your StudioLive as an Audio Interface 6. If this is the features to enhance its use as an audio interface. go to Settings | WDM setup. assign the subgroup as an input source for a new track and record it.) Presets & Presets & Scenes. Computer Computer to a to a Universal Control. you can configure your WDM input and output streams. you must disable Dig onto Channel 16 of the StudioLive. In the Launch window. In your recording software. You can & Warranty shooting Trouble- & Warranty then process the playback stream through the Fat Channel for both the individual shooting Trouble- channel and for the subgroup. From here. The question is how to print these changes to your recording. Once you have the routing set up in Studio One. This means to test the limits of modern mixing techniques and to create a few of your own! that the StudioLive is always sending signals from the direct FireWire sends on all 24 input channel. and Software Software 3. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist Capture. In this example. If Dig Out is enabled.4. create a mono audio track in Studio One. The unprocessed track can then either be removed from the session or used in tandem with the processed track as 68 69 . You can now monitor your analog signal with your inserted effect as you record from any of the output buses on the StudioLive. Out. and the main bus to which Overview Overview signals back from the 26 FireWire returns. 1. menu.4. Press the FireWire Return Input button on Channel 16 of your StudioLive. Hookup Hookup 1. Scenes. as well as from the auxiliary inputs and buses assigned to the Note: The Dig Out button does not function when you have a FireWire return selected second bank of eight FireWire sends.4 Advanced WDM Features (PC only) Controls Controls Channel 16 and its output to Output 16. ensuring that only that channel is routed to the subgroup. you will find the Settings channel all the way to the right so that it will only be sent to output 16. Don’t be afraid FireWire streaming on your StudioLive is continuously bidirectional. please consult the next section. you can quickly insert a plug-in will still be routed to these buses. Assign its input to 6. Like the FireStudio-family interfaces.3 Using Plug-In Effects As Inserts Quick Start: Quick Start: an effect. we will insert the Beat Delay plug-in from PreSonus Studio One If you wish to add Fat Channel processing to a FireWire return. 6 Connecting to a Computer PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. For Please consult your software’s user manual for specific instructions.

2 Owner’s Manual Connecting to a Computer 6 6. to Channels 25 and 26. check the box next to Output. When you are finished.4. WDM Outputs 1 and 2 are routed to StudioLive Channels 1 and 2. The WDM Channel Mapper window will open. instead. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist Capture. Hookup Hookup Your stereo WDM playback will now be routed directly to the main FireWire return buttons in the 2 Track In and Monitor buses in the StudioLive Master Section. Click on WDM 1 (front left) and drag it down to place it next to StudioLive 2 Track In Left. The following instructions will help you configure your to a to a StudioLive to be used as the main audio playback device for your Mac. & Warranty shooting Trouble- & Warranty shooting Trouble- 70 71 . and we recommend that you use these channels for Core Connecting Connecting Computer Computer Audio playback. By Setting Setting Level Level default. Presets & Presets & Scenes. click Apply and then Done. 6 Connecting to a Computer PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. and you 5. Scenes. To begin. we recommend that they be set. Universal Control. 26 for the right speaker. Choose Channel 25 for the left speaker and Channel playback. Go to MacHD | Applications | Utilities and launch Audio MIDI setup. can route the main outputs of your Mac to any of its available output streams. Controls Controls 6.4 Using Your StudioLive as an Audio Interface Current Sub Section 6. Deselect Stream 1 and select Stream 2 instead. As previously mentioned. By default. Channels 25 and 26 are available through the FireWire Return buttons inside the 2 Track In and Monitor sections of the StudioLive. Universal Control.5 Configuring the StudioLive For Core Audio (Mac Only) Your StudioLive can be used as the main Core Audio device for a Mac. these streams are routed to Channels 1 and 2 on your StudioLive.0 3. and Capture.4. so as not to use input channels on your StudioLive for WDM Overview Overview 4. Quick Start: Quick Start: 2. Click on WDM 2 (front right) and drag it down to place it next to StudioLive 2 Track In Right. System System Menu Menu The obvious limitation of this is that you will use up two input channels on your StudioLive just for Core Audio playback. and Software Software Tutorials Tutorials Information Technical Information Technical Click on the Configure Speakers button.

2 Owner’s Manual SOFTWARE : Universal Control. see Section 6. computer. restore.2 is compatible with the Universal Control application. 7. So.1 Quick Start: Quick Start: can back up all of the Scenes and presets stored on your StudioLive.1 Universal Control As discussed in Section 6. want it and then save your Scene or other presets in VSL. StudioLive will mute all post-converter outputs for two seconds when As with all FireStudio. You StudioLive 24. to a to a A higher sample rate will increase the fidelity of the recording. Universal Control.1 or 48 kHz from the Launcher window when Computer Computer your StudioLive is connected to a computer. or EQ presets. effects. VSL includes a librarian. IM.4. Fat Channel parameters. Setting Setting Level Level These stored settings can be loaded from disk or sent to. and To ensure the safety of the audio equipment connected to it. the Software Software The StudioLive 24. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist Capture.2. and Capture. produce and mix an album. Presets & Presets & Scenes. the studio. aux mixes. It will also increase the file size and the amount of system resources necessary to process the audio. Universal Control. and organize them. and show. It also lets you create a password for your StudioLive so that you can lock out unauthorized users. Universal Control the sample rate is changed or when the mixer is connecting to a includes two windows: the Launcher window and the Device window. Because of this. (See Section 7. Load Fat Information Technical Information Channel presets and scenes by simply dragging them onto the channel or Technical mixer overview. it very important that the sample rate be selected Tutorials Tutorials the Graphic EQs. compressor. It also provides a visual overview of your StudioLive and locked in prior to beginning any recording or performance. Note that the Meter Style and Meter Decay options in the Launcher window are not active when only a StudioLive is connected to a computer. allowing you to easily manage your presets and Scenes.and StudioLive-family interfaces.4.4. You can even drag presets out of the browser and email. System System 7. Capture.1.4.4. for example. fader moves and parameter that provides you everything you need to record live shows or in Overview Overview changes made on the StudioLive are reflected in VSL. While this offers a good measure application.6 for details. 7. or disk-swap them with other StudioLive owners. 7 SOFTWARE — Universal Control. Connecting Connecting Set the sample rate to 44. Through VSL. VSL provides bidirectional control of channel. as well. and even back up. and stored and Studio One Artist internally on.1 Universal Control Universal Control 7. Scenes. the StudioLive. adjust. as well For the StudioLive.) From the Launcher window. the Device window is the Virtual StudioLive (VSL) as the aux and subgroup outputs.4). You can load Fat Channel presets as a complete channel strip or as individual gate.0 Software: Universal Control With VSL. you can set up the StudioLive the way you and organize all your user Scenes and Presets on your mixer. of protection to your sound system. subgroup. you can use the Launcher window Controls Controls to configure your WDM outputs (PC only. Capture. and Studio One Artist 7 7. settings so that you can see. Capture and Studio One Artist PreSonus StudioLive™ 24.1 Menu Menu Universal Control: Launch Window Sample Rate Selector Changes StudioLive Sample Rate. In addition. it could put the brakes on a live and main-bus levels.2 comes with a powerful software bundle Since the control is bidirectional. you can set basic parameters such as buffer size and sample rate. you & Warranty shooting Trouble- & Warranty shooting Trouble- 72 73 . Controlling your StudioLive with VSL is as easy as drag-and-drop. This includes the main and the control-room outputs.2 VSL includes an auxiliary-inputs router to allow you the freedom to choose which additional buses Hookup Hookup to route to the eight stereo auxiliary FireWire sends.

and Studio One Artist PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. but low enough to be unobtrusive. the update application will launch in sync with other digital devices and with each other.1 Quick Start: Quick Start: Clocksource Changes the Clock Source for Chained FireStudio-family Devices." Once the firmware updater has finished. 74 75 . the better the system performance. 512 samples (11 to 12 milliseconds) will provide you with a large enough buffer for optimum system performance. Quits the Universal Control application. as well as quit the Universal Control application Close Window. If the receiving word-clock information.1 Universal Control Universal Control 7. the Launch window will remain in the foreground Capture.096 samples. and Software Software On the Mac. you will want the StudioLive to be your Master to factory default. System System Menu Menu Buffer Size Selector (PC only) Changes the StudioLive Buffer Size. The buffer size determines the roundtrip time it takes audio data to be converted from Connecting Connecting analog to digital and back to analog.4. you can open and close both windows. Settings: Check Firmware Scans Your StudioLive and Updates the Firmware. the higher the Computer Computer buffer size. Scenes. 7 SOFTWARE: Universal Control. When this is enabled. To give your StudioLive a custom name. Normal Mode. if you are A firmware updater is built into the Universal Control application. Closes just the Launch window.2 Owner’s Manual SOFTWARE: Universal Control. select "Reset" rather than "Restore. Technical Information Technical From the File menu of the Launch Window.2 In general. when other applications are active. Opens the Device window for shooting Trouble- all of the connected FireStudio-family interfaces. Click on this button to open the VSL Virtual StudioLive application. hold down the CTRL and Hookup Hookup Clock. In general. As a general rule. When you have finished entering your custom name. rather than being in the background behind the current application’s window. in which case set the clock to StudioLive-Internal. When this is enabled. the Universal Control application will automatically launch each time you boot your Windows PC. This keeps the chained devices firmware needs to be updated. Presets & Presets & Scenes. cascading it with FireStudio-family products that do feature digital inputs. Universal Control. Universal Control. & Warranty shooting Trouble- & Warranty Show All Devices. However. Capture. You can set the buffer size from 64 to 4. (Windows Only)." Operation Mode Changes How the StudioLive Driver’s Buffer Size is Set. a driver update will require that the firmware on your the clock source becomes selectable. You should set Settings: Always on Top Allows the Launch Window to Stay in View When Other Applications Are in Use. Capture. you The clock source setting will determine where the device chain is Overview Overview should use this feature to ensure that the firmware is up to date. The menu automatically. and Capture.4. Periodically. Increases the output buffer size for added stability. Quit. and Studio One Artist 7 7. ALT [OPTION] keys while clicking on "Check Firmware. Information File Menu Opens and Closes Launch and Device Windows. the buffer size is set from inside your host application. double-click on the Tutorials Tutorials default label (StudioLive) to open a text field. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist your buffer size and sample rate prior to launching your host application. Safe Mode 1-3. Close All Devices. Closes the Device window for all of the connected FireStudio-family interfaces. The firmware updater can also be used to reset your StudioLive 24. StudioLive be updated. Device Window Button Opens the Device Window. Input and Output buffers are both identical to the Buffer Settings: Run at Startup Launches the Universal Control Application Automatically on Startup Controls Controls Size setting. hit the Enter key. Whenever you install an update for the Universal Control or add a new FireStudio-family product to your system. Setting Setting Level Level The StudioLive cannot slave to an external clock. options are determined by the available digital inputs in the chain. To reset your StudioLive. but the less playable to a to a virtual instruments and the like become.

and graphic EQ settings that are saved Overview Overview on your StudioLive and on your computer. hold the Shift key while making your selections. prompting you to click the of the continuous bidirectional communication between transfer button. Please see Section 6. FX. Scenes.1 VSL: Browser Quick Start: Quick Start: Settings: WDM Setup Opens the WDM Channel Mapper. Displays graphic EQ presets. side of the screen. & Warranty shooting Trouble- t BACKUP Displays any backup logs that have been created in VSL. Setting Setting Level Level The StudioLive features advanced WDM features. To do this.2 VSL: Virtual Studio Live link between your StudioLive‘s internal memory and your computer. Any settings that are temporarily your StudioLive and VSL.2 VSL: Virtual StudioLive VSL: Virtual StudioLive 7. notice the Browser window along the right for further details. Fat Channel.2 Owner’s Manual SOFTWARE : Universal Control.2 7. The Browser in VSL functions similarly to the Browser in Studio One. Displays stored Scenes. From the Browser. Each type of preset can be added separately. Connecting Connecting Add to Disk Button Transfers all Scenes. Displays stored effects presets. For vertical resolutions set below 914. and Studio One Artist PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. All of your Scenes and presets are contained in dedicated folders in VSL. when you want. you can see all of the Scenes. Displays stored Fat Channel presets. you will need to create a 7. simply select one preset or Scene and click the Add to Disk button. Fat Channel. To view a specific set of presets. t FAT CH. whatever you do on the StudioLive‘s stored in the local cache (i.4. and Software Software To move a Scene or preset from temporary memory into permanent memory. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist you want. click on the Get button. Tutorials Tutorials Browser Tab Buttons Displays the Different Preset Categories on Your StudioLive and on Your Computer. Fat Channel. and Capture. When you first launch VSL. In this way.2. simply click on its tab. FX. FX.2 requires a minimum screen resolution System System Menu Menu of 1024x768.4 When you first launch VSL. To select multiple presets. and graphic EQ presets and permanently store them on your computer. VSL for StudioLive 24. settings that are control surface will be reflected in VSL and vice versa. Presets & Presets & Scenes. Fat Channel presets. and Graphic EQ Presets Computer Computer from Temporary Memory to the Permanent Cache. to a to a VSL allows you to back up your Scenes. Because A dialog will open. t FX. 7 SOFTWARE: Universal Control. & Warranty shooting Trouble- t GEQ. FX presets.2.4. currently visible in the Device Memory section of the Browser window) will be overwritten. You can also create new settings and can back up your entire library from this window.4. Capture. Capture.. 76 77 . Simply drag-and-drop a Scene or preset to load it on your StudioLive. VSL will dynamically change the channel faders to knobs. VSL is a highly advanced editor/librarian and control application Controls Controls that is completely integrated with the StudioLive 24. Universal Control.4.e. Get Button Transfers All Scenes. and Graphic EQ Presets Hookup Hookup Stored on the StudioLive to VSL. Information Technical Information Technical t SCENE. and Studio One Artist 7 7. Capture. you can back up only what Universal Control.

If you want this new preset to be temporarily to a to a stored in VSL and immediately sent to the StudioLive‘s internal memory.2 VSL: Virtual StudioLive VSL: Virtual StudioLive 7. The Backup tab allows you to create complete time- VSL makes reorganizing all the Scenes and presets stamped snapshots of your StudioLive. Capture. and Studio One Artist 7 7. you can click the Send button to transfer overwrite what is stored in the VSL cache memory. To load your StudioLive with new need to be revisited in the future. Disk portion of the Browser and click the Restore A dialog will open asking you to verify that you would button. Information Technical Information Technical & Warranty shooting Trouble- & Warranty shooting Trouble- 78 79 . the new preset can be sent to your StudioLive at any time. To create a backup. press the Send button. 7 SOFTWARE : Universal Control. FX. In the On the Disk and Device Memory sections of the Browser. This will not immediately overwrite what the Browser will be overwritten. especially useful when completing a project that may dropping a file. Capture. To reopen the Browser. Simply click on the "Hide Browser" button to close the Browser. Fat Channel. select it in the On the position in the Disk Memory section of the Browser.2 Owner’s Manual SOFTWARE : Universal Control. Setting Setting Level Level from VSL to StudioLive Memory. System System Menu Menu Add New Button Creates a New Scene or Preset. and Capture. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist computer. In either case. When the transfer is complete. Universal Control. it will merely is restored. use the Add New button in the On the Disk Capture. Show/Hide Browser Displays/Hides the Browser Window. Clicking this button will immediately create a new Scene or Connecting Connecting Computer Computer preset. click on the "Show Browser" button in the upper Presets & Presets & Scenes. notice the Tutorials Tutorials Remove button. simply drag any Scene or preset simply click on the Backup button. Once your backup is stored internally on your StudioLive. If you would prefer to have this new preset stored in permanent memory on your Universal Control. Scenes. Clicking this button will delete the currently selected stored Scenes or presets. This can be stored on your StudioLive as easy as dragging-and. In the On the Disk section of the Browser. Once you have organized the files you wish to Controls Controls transfer to your StudioLive. and Graphic EQ Presets Backup Tab Creates and Restores Backups of Your StudioLive. you can disconnect The Browser can be hidden from view to provide more real-estate for your your StudioLive from your computer and take mix.2 Quick Start: Quick Start: Send Button Transfers Designated Scenes. and Software Software section. you will see the Add New button. from the On the Disk section of the Browser to any To restore any backup file. Remove Button Deletes a Stored Scene or Preset. your Scenes and presets back to the StudioLive. Overview Overview Scenes and presets. right corner of your VSL window. and Studio One Artist PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. You will be warned that any Scene or preset like to overwrite the Scene or preset at the new currently loaded in the Device Memory section of Hookup Hookup position. add the new preset in the Device Memory section. your chosen Scenes and presets with you.4.

knob. most Graphic EQ settings will be created prior to any live show and not adjusted after that.2. GEQ. Connecting Connecting Computer Computer t Click on a Focus GEQ button. or Main. a Focus GEQ button will be displayed above that bus. complete graphical representation of your StudioLive. you can also Select each Aux Main Bus Assign and FX bus to edit its Fat Channel insert.2 VSL: Virtual StudioLive VSL: Virtual StudioLive 7. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist Graphic EQ into focus on the Overview Tab. slider.2 Owner’s Manual SOFTWARE : Universal Control. Gate Microview Compressor Microview GEQ in Focus Hookup Hookup EQ Microview In general.) Clicking on this button will pull that bus's inserted Channel. VSL makes this quick and easy You will have noticed that FX Type Menu there is a GEQ above the Master section on the Overview tab You can Controls Controls FX Send Levels focus any GEQ here by one of three ways: Focus GEQ Pan Control Channel Select Channel Solo Channel Mute t Select a GEQ on the GEQ Tab. and Studio One Artist PreSonus StudioLive™ 24.2 7. Channel Meter t Select the GEQ from the GEQ Focus Menu. Tape Overview Overview High Pass Filter Focus GEQ GEQ Assign Input. you will still be Presets & Presets & Meter Mode Scenes. The graphic above identifies each controller labeled with its Tutorials Tutorials corresponding control on the StudioLive and can be used as a map to quickly learn how to navigate the Overview Tab. From Subgroup Assign within the Masters View. Once a Graphic EQ has been inserted on to a to a Stereo Link an Aux. knob. As you adjust Capture. Subgroup. The Overview tab provides you with a Universal Control. Information Aux Send View Technical Information Technical VSL provides two views for your StudioLive Aux Outputs and FX Buses. or fader on your StudioLive. you will see four tabs: Overview. Scenes. and fader on the VSL corresponds directly to a button. and Software Software parameters on the StudioLive. you will notice that the VSL overview is also updated. The Aux Send View gives you an overview of the send levels of every channel on your StudioLive to every Aux Output and FX Bus. & Warranty shooting Trouble- & Warranty shooting Trouble- To quickly set up an aux mix. The set send level will be copied to every other channel for that Aux. (Note: For Auxes. if you leave GEQ 5/6 in focus Scribble Strip on the GEQ tab and switch back over to the Overview tab. If you use your mouse to adjust a parameter in VSL. and Talkback). Capture. System System Menu Menu able to adjust it using the Focus GEQ above the Master Section. Masters View only. FXB. 7 SOFTWARE: Universal Control. Right-click on the Channel 1 send level and sweep your mouse across the other channel sends for that Aux. 80 81 . It is important to remember that every button. Capture. sometimes minor adjustments must Aux Send Levels be made later. Focus GEQ buttons are displayed in the At the top of the VSL window. the StudioLive will be updated remotely. you will find a pull-down menu From this menu. Universal Control. you can select any of the eight GEQs to pull into focus on the Overview tab. However.4. In the upper left corner of Channel Level the GEQ in Focus. and Studio One Artist 7 7.2 VSL: Overview Tab Quick Start: Quick Start: Masters View Setting Setting Level Level The Masters View displays the controls for each Aux Display Browser Output and FX bus just as they are on your StudioLive. and Capture. Aux In A & B. use your mouse to set the send level for Channel 1. FXA. Enable GEQ The Masters View also displays the send levels for the Phantom Power FireWire Return Phase Reverse Digital Out Aux Flip Mode Channels (Main FireWire Return. slider. For example. and Setup.

1 for more details. Overview Overview grab a point in the EQ with your mouse. System System Menu Menu As stated in the previous section. you can use the See Section 5.g. parameters for the selected Channel. To access the Fat Channel for Aux Ins A and B. and FXB can be selected using the Masters View. Information Technical Information Technical Loading Scribble Strip Labels Scribble Strip labels are stored with your Scenes You can load just the labels by selecting the Scene from the Browser window and dragging it & Warranty shooting Trouble- & Warranty over the row of Scribble Strips above the Channel Faders.4. The window will grey out indicating that a new Scene is about to be loaded. it will load that you have continuous bidirectional control. create new presets. you will be only the Gate will be loaded). and Studio One Artist 7 7. If you wish to only that component (e. 7 SOFTWARE: Universal Control.. for example.4 Loading Scenes and Presets from VSL Once it is loaded.2 VSL: Virtual StudioLive VSL: Virtual StudioLive 7. Tutorials Tutorials Note that you must be in the GEQ menu page for the Graphic EQ you wish to control in order to use the encoders on your StudioLive to control each graphic EQ in VSL. Universal Control. the Browser window in VSL functions much in the same way as the Browser in Studio One. select it from the Browser Software Software window and drag it over the mixer in either the Overview or the Channel Loading a GEQ Preset tab. Capture. Loading a Scene Universal Control. Scenes and presets can be dragged from FX menu on your StudioLive. The selected Channel will select it from the Browser window an drag it over any part of the desired always be shown above the Gate section.2 7.2 Owner’s Manual SOFTWARE: Universal Control. select it from the Browser window and drag it recall on the StudioLive will be recalled on the mixer. 7. if you drag a preset over the Gate Quick View. See next section for details. EQ). If you drag it over any of the component quick views. and Studio One Artist PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. Compressor. Capture. 82 83 . you can use the FX Type menu to change the effect and Presets & Presets & Scenes.2. select it from the Browser window an drag it over any part of the desired FX bus in the Master section of the Overview tab. Computer Computer either the On Disk or the Device Memory section of the Browser to a to a and dropped onto the Overview or the Channel tab. It is important to remember channel. Auxes Hookup Hookup 1-10. changing the parameters both in VSL and on your StudioLive. FXA. The Scribble shooting Trouble- Strips will grey out indicating that the Scribble Strip labels from the Scene are about to be loaded. Graphic EQ presets can be loaded on the Overtab or the Geq tab.2. VSL does not transfer the name of the preset to the window. and To load a new Scene on your StudioLive. you simply select it and drag it over the mixer or channel StudioLive All FX presets loaded from within VSL will be labled "Natural" in the Connecting Connecting you wish to load it on. Controls Controls Loading an FX Preset To load an FX preset.3 VSL: Channel Tab Quick Start: Quick Start: Loading an Entire Fat Channel Preset Setting Setting Level Level The Channel Tab provides a detailed overview of the Fat Channel To load every component in a Fat Channel preset (Gate. You can then load presets and make adjustments using VSL from within the Channel tab. Once it is loaded. you will need to press its Select button on the StudioLive. and Capture. Please note: only the parameters that have been enabled for To load a graphic EQ preset. Scenes. over any part of the focused graphic EQ. sliders in VSL or the encoders on the StudioLive to make adjustments. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist Capture. This means that to load a Scene or preset from the Browser Note: At this time..

Studio One Artist Studio One Artist recording application: Capture. Hookup Hookup Note: The GEQ Menu on your StudioLive does not have to be active to make changes to a Graphic EQ from VSL. that they neither boost nor attenuate any of the 31 bands. simply click on the Enable button to the Aux Buses. The inputs and buses selected in the Auxiliary Input Router will be Selecting a GEQ to Edit displayed in your recording application with the name of their routing. To in stereo pairs.. To route FireWire Sends 25 through 32. 7 SOFTWARE: Universal Control. Assignable By default. the picture would translate as the following chart in your host Universal Control.4. click on the Flatten GEQ button and 4 and stereo-link the Subgroups. Once you’ve determined your input pairs. via VSL. you to control each Graphic EQ individually. Capture. For instance.2 Owner’s Manual SOFTWARE: Universal Control.2.6 VSL: Setup Tab open the GEQ Menu on your StudioLive by pressing the GEQ button. Presets & Presets & Scenes. Connecting Connecting Computer Computer Along the right side of the GEQ tab.2 VSL: Virtual StudioLive VSL: Virtual StudioLive 7. VSL automatically Overview Overview links each dual-mono Graphic EQ to create a true stereo Graphic Flattening a GEQ Curve EQ if the pair is inserted onto a stereo bus.4. and Software Software Tutorials Tutorials GEQ Bus Assignment Information Technical Information To Insert a Graphic EQ on a bus.2.4. GEQ 1/2 will function as directly below the Enable button. the routed pairs in simply click on its tab. first decide which buses and inputs you would like to record in addition to your input channels. click on the pull-down menu below Technical PHYSICAL SOFTWARE the GEQ's number and select the pair of buses onto which you'd like to insert it. Scenes. in addition to its 24 input channels. these Graphic EQs can be inserted on any of the 10 enable them remotely. To bring a GEQ in focus so that you can edit it. As discussed in Section 6. all Graphic EQs on your StudioLive 24. the StudioLive allows you to route any 8 of Controls Controls 23 buses and inputs. then you must 7.5 VSL: GEQ Tab Quick Start: Quick Start: Enabling a GEQ Setting Setting Level Level The StudioLive 24.2 features 4 dual-mono Graphic EQs. one to a to a for each dual-mono GEQ. This is done via the Auxiliary Inputs Router on the Setup tab.2 are disabled. Main Mix Left Auxiliary In 25 Main Mix Right Auxiliary In 26 Subgroup 1 Auxiliary In 27 & Warranty shooting Trouble- Subgroup 2 Auxiliary In 28 & Warranty shooting Trouble- Subgroup 3 Auxiliary In 29 Subgroup 4 Auxiliary In 30 Aux Send 3 Auxiliary In 31 Aux Send 4 Auxiliary In 32 84 85 . If you wish to use the Fat Channel encoders to control the Graphic EQs in VSL. System System Menu Menu Remember. the 4 Subgroups. all of these buses and inputs are automatically set to send their signals post-Fat Channel dynamics and post-EQ (where applicable).4. Capture. and Capture.2 7. or the Main Bus. In addition to allowing left of the sliders. simply patch them to a stereo pair of auxiliary inputs of your choice. and Studio One Artist PreSonus StudioLive™ 24.g. allowing you to control both sides at once (e.2. you will see another set of tabs. and Studio One Artist 7 7. This will flatten all band gains to 0 dB so a stereo Graphic EQ rather than a dual-mono Graphic EQ). if you insert GEQ 1/2 onto Subgroups 3 To zero out all curve settings on any GEQ. Universal Control.

Universal Control. Enter be recorded on the Auxiliary Stereo Track in Capture.” Your old password will be deleted. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist position. Tutorials Tutorials To sync the faders on your StudioLive with the faders in VSL. The Fat Channel meters on your StudioLive 2. Your password will no longer be displayed. and click the Set StudioLive is not connected to a computer. you can use a VPN application to remotely control VSL. With your StudioLive connected and synced to your computer. after unlocking your StudioLive and before to Unlocked. The Scene Recalling Menu on the Setup tab corresponds both mixers in the chain. directly with the Scene Recalling Menu on your StudioLive. Once you have set your password. these sends are normalled to the S/PDIF output. Your As discussed in Section 5. means that if you move Channel 12's fader in VSL.2 Owner’s Manual SOFTWARE: Universal Control.1.2 VSL: Virtual StudioLive VSL: Virtual StudioLive 7. you will hear the level set in VSL in your mix rather than the level represented by the 1. Faders. including fader movements. and Capture. simply press the Locate button on your StudioLive. 4. Each of these mix functions can be added to Lockout mode.2. so you would press the Select System System 7. The Panel Status will change to a to a Because of this. It is important to note that your StudioLive must be connected and synced to a computer with a FireWire 400 connection. when change your password. a cursor will appear in the password box. and Studio One Artist 7 7.2. 2. Should you need to routable through the System Menu (see Section 5. To lock your StudioLive. temporarily disable nearly every feature on the StudioLive.g. To set your custom password. press the Select buttons that correspond to the 5-digit password you have set. 4. and Scene recall can still be enabled.2 Quick Start: Quick Start: The Auxiliary Input Router also allows you to designate a specific 3. the S/PDIF output is button. so you will not hear any level changes while you recall each fader Technical Information Technical position Once you exit Locate Mode. 7 SOFTWARE: Universal Control. navigate back to Page 4: Lockout in although analog features (e. you will be able to recall your pre-lockout fader Capture. and positions using the Locate button in the meter section. indicating that Lockout mode is now active. you can route any of the Lockable.4). using any number between 1 and 9. or iPhone) to control VSL. and you will be able to resume your mix. This be locked.8 Remotely Controlling StudioLive with VSL Universal Control. press the System button in the Digital Effects | Hookup Hookup Scene Recalling Menu Master Control section and navigate to Page 4: Lockout. To lock your StudioLive. iPad. aux mixing. Scenes. and Studio One Artist PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. In 31 and Aux In 32. Please contact your computer's and/or wireless device's supporting documentation or manufacturer to learn more about VPN and wireless-network creation. same sequence of Select buttons. your StudioLive faders will reactivate. When the a 5-digit code. tape-input. and 5. the mixer cannot reflect every change made in VSL. launch current physical position of the Channel 12 fader on your StudioLive. you should take a quick glance at your input trims and output levels. your StudioLive allows you to decide StudioLive cannot be locked unless this page is active.. While in Locate Mode. simply click on the box next to “Device is your StudioLive is synced to your computer. in that order. If you have locked your fader 7. The Panel Status Your StudioLive features a Lockout mode that allows you to will switch to Locked. will reflect the current position of each fader in VSL. the faders on your StudioLive will not be controlling the level of each Information channel. faders. if this page is not currently active. so don’t worry about accidentally locking yourself out. VSL allows you to control almost every parameter in your StudioLive Software Software remotely from your desktop or laptop computer. and Connecting Connecting the System menu. Press the Computer Computer cue. and you will be able to Overview Overview 14 routable buses to the S/PDIF output by routing them to FireWire enter a new password. Your StudioLive will Until you connect your StudioLive to a computer. the password is 12345. resuming mixing. Additionally. and monitor levels) can still be adjusted. 86 87 .” At this point. 3. you can use a wireless device (such as a laptop. & Warranty shooting Trouble- & Warranty Once you establish a wireless network between this computer and your shooting Trouble- wireless device. Controls Controls At its lowest level of security. If you have two which group of parameters you would like to recall with a StudioLive mixers linked. In addition to being available for recording via Aux StudioLive can be locked with or without being synced to a computer. you only need to lock the Master unit to lock Scene. click on the box next to “Device is Setting Setting Level Level bus to the S/PDIF output as well as to select which stereo pair will Lockable. this example.4. the sends 31 and 32. Click on the Lock Out button. input-trim knobs. However.7 Menu Menu Enabling Lockout Mode buttons for Channels 1. Lockout mode allows you to freeze the current Fat Channel and effects settings. Capture. In Presets & Presets & Scenes. To unlock your StudioLive. Capture. VSL and click on the Setup tab.

names the function that the tool. simply launch Capture.3 Capture Capture 7. just pressing Connecting Connecting Computer Computer buttons might be the quickest way to learn. or window serves. Universal Control. System System Menu Menu redone. for example: [F3]. 7 SOFTWARE: Universal Control. Click on the Create Session button to create a new Session or click are mentioned in this section. 88 89 . To put it simply. At the upper left of the Start Page are two buttons: Create Session and Tips Information Open Session.” Hookup Hookup Where there is no difference between the Windows and Mac version of a key command. A Session is a document in which you can record and edit Technical Information Technical Several shortcuts and alternative methods or functions audio. Overview Overview Key commands with modifier keys are shown with the Windows modifier key first. Scenes.1 What is Capture? you will permanently alter anything. Menu Functions Many functions can be reached via hierarchical menus. it will appear as follows: Menu/Menu Entry/…/Function. Once the features a 32-bit floating-point audio engine. Versions 7.3 7. and Capture “number cruncher” that does the math required to record and play Capture. Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. There is no limit to how far back actions can be undone and how far forward undone actions can be redone. some of which differ depending on the operating system (Windows or Mac OS X). Studio One Artist Studio One Artist StudioLive mixer has been connected to your computer. the Recent Files list includes shooting Trouble- & Warranty shooting Trouble- Also note that if you float the mouse over most tools. Controls Controls Where menu navigation is referenced. For example. Capture will process your audio This section contains general information. Because of this. only one key command will be displayed. by default you will be taken to the Start Page. you will need to install the StudioLive driver and To match your StudioLive's 32-bit floating-point DSP. Capture is an audio-recording application created exclusively for use to a to a with PreSonus StudioLive-series mixers. a Tooltip will appear that to quickly open the Session.3 Capture Quick Start: Quick Start: Key Commands Setting Setting Level Level Many operations in Capture have associated key commands (keyboard shortcuts) that can be used instead of navigating menus with the mouse.4. and Studio One Artist PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. Capture.2 Start Page Tutorials Tutorials There is one version of Capture. Capture connect the mixer to a FireWire port on your computer. which runs under the When Capture is launched. feel free to explore without worrying 7. In fact. Non-Destructive Editing and Undo/Redo Almost every user action in Capture can be undone and Presets & Presets & Scenes. button.3. or press [Cmd]+C in Mac OS X. All you have to do is make great music! to start for new audio-recording software users. [Ctrl]/[Cmd]+[C] means “press [Ctrl]+C in Windows. and Studio One Artist 7 7. and Capture. as follows: [Win modifier key]/[Mac modifier key]+[key]. This manual Create and Open Session explains both the Windows and the Mac versions. improve your workflow and will be shown as follows: Recent Files Really Helpful Information & Warranty To the right of the Start Page menu section. Capture. or links to the most recently opened documents. An audio engine is the Universal Control. To record from the StudioLive High Quality Audio mixer into Capture. Several of these key commands use modifier keys.2 Owner’s Manual SOFTWARE: Universal Control.3. and has been installed. Software Software back digital audio. buttons. Click on any of these links windows in Capture for a few seconds. including the as accurately as current technology allows and maintains the highest basic layout and workflow of Capture and is a great place sound quality possible. These tips are intended to on the Open Session button to browse for and open an existing Session. and you are ready to record.

the former indicates that your The Transport is at the top of the Session page and contains: StudioLive mixer is connected to the computer correctly and is ready to use with Capture. t Eraser Tool: Erase Audio Events. When this button is active. It is not possible to configure any other audio device for use with Capture. 7 SOFTWARE: Universal Control. and Studio One Artist 7 7. button is active. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist t Range Tool: Select the range of an Audio Event for editing. 7. plus an additional pair of meters for the routable Master track. & Warranty shooting Trouble- & Warranty shooting Trouble- t Play: Start playback at the current playback-cursor position. Scenes. Capture.2 Owner’s Manual SOFTWARE: Universal Control. you will find the Record Arm button for that track. Capture features a single-window user interface so you don’t need to manage multiple windows and views. Universal Control.5 for details on About Capture Hookup Hookup how to route a bus to this track. System System Menu Menu Connecting Connecting Computer Computer to a to a Mouse Tools t Arrow Tool: The default tool for access to most functions.3 Quick Start: Quick Start: Audio Device and Sample Rate The following are diagrams and descriptions of the Session interface.3 Capture Capture 7.3 The Session Page Controls Controls t Record Arm Button: Below each meter. and Software Software t Splice Tool: Splice Audio Events. Setting Setting Level Level Capture was specifically created for use with the PreSonus StudioLive series mixer and will only work with that device. Capture will record that track as a stereo interleave file. (See Section 7. t Stop: Stop playback. Tutorials Tutorials Transport Controls t Previous Marker: Jump the playback cursor to the previous marker. t Back to Beginning: Return to the beginning of the Session. The Audio Device window will either display “PreSonus Transport Overview Overview FireStudio” or “No Audio Device”. 90 91 . t Next Marker: Jump the playback cursor to the next marker. The Sample Rate window displays the t Meter Bridge: Peak LED-style meters with clip indicators for each input currently configured sample rate.) To view information about Capture. the routable bus pair (25 and 26) is link-enabled. Capture will record audio from that input. Capture. as set on the StudioLive mixer. including your version number and t Link Button: Between each meter you will find a link button When this acknowledgements. Capture. t Record: Start recording at the current playback-cursor position. This page contains all of the necessary tools to record and edit multitrack audio. When a new t Rewind: Rewind for the duration this button is held down. t Sample Rate Display: Displays the current Capture/StudioLive Sample Rate.3. By default. and Studio One Artist PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. t Presets & Presets & Scenes. choose About Capture from the Help file menu. Universal Control. and Capture.4. you will Technical Information t Fast Forward: Fast Forward for the duration this button is held down.2. Technical be taken to the Session page. into Capture from your StudioLive mixer. Information Session is created or an existing Session is opened.

Audio Tracks and Events. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist 3. From the Start page. To create a new Session. Session Title t Arm All: Click this button to arm all inputs for recording.4 The Edit Window moment to be sure your StudioLive mixer is properly connected to the computer via FireWire and that The Edit window is the main view of the Session page. Setting Setting Level Level t Time Display: Displays the time at the Tracking is the first stage of audio production. The last known save location shooting Trouble- t Horizontal Zoom: Zooms the session in or out. the new Session location will be the Capture folder in your Documents t Vertical Zoom: Increases or decreases the folder. location can be chosen each time you create a Session. a setup menu with the following options will pop up: t Marker Lane: Displays user-inserted markers. and Studio One Artist PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. will appear as the default the next time you create a new Session. and Studio One Artist 7 7. 7 SOFTWARE: Universal Control. click on the Computer Computer New Session button. Hookup Hookup Capture displays the StudioLive as your audio device which provides an overview of the Session for editing. Information Session Location Technical Information t Track Column: Contains a dedicated mono audio Technical track for each audio input into Capture from the This is where new Sessions and all related data will be saved. This name will be the t Marker ±: Click on the plus (+) button to add a marker at Session file name (Title. Navigate to File/New Session. and Software Software The Edit Window contains the following: Session Setup t Timeline Ruler: Displays time increments in seconds. shooting Trouble- & Warranty button and browsing to a new location. The Session StudioLive mixer. When the StudioLive mixer is not connected to the computer successfully. By default. Capture. to a to a 2. do one of the following: Connecting Connecting 1. including a Main stereo track.3 Capture Capture 7.4.2 Owner’s Manual SOFTWARE: Universal Control. including Session creation and setup.5 Getting Started in Capture Quick Start: Quick Start: t Loop: Engage/Disengage Loop Mode. please take a 7. t Remaining Time: Displays the remaining time that can be recorded. click on the minus (-) button to remove the marker. and Capture. Universal Control. 92 93 . Select a marker and new folder that contains all data related to your Session. chapter discusses aspects of recording tracks in Capture. System System Menu Menu A Session is the document type in which all recording takes place in Capture. on the Start page.Session). based on the size of the available storage Overview Overview left on the hard drive to which you are recording. Universal Control. Capture will display “No Audio Device” in the Audio Device window. Controls Controls Creating a New Session Presets & Presets & Scenes. You can choose a different file location by clicking on the Browse & Warranty size of the tracks and audio files. Tutorials Tutorials This will be the title of your Session.3 7.3. Capture. Press [Ctrl]/[Cmd]+N on the keyboard. as well as the name of the the current playback cursor position. Scenes. Capture. Audio Device Before recording anything in Capture. When a new Session is created. and more. The following current playback-cursor position.3.

This routes mixer (16. and Capture. There is no need for audio inputs and outputs to be set up in you will need to engage the Post button in the Dig Out section of the Capture. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist Capture.4.2) is connected and self-configures. Overview Overview input track in the Track column of the Session. Capture. Universal Control. System System Menu Menu Connecting Connecting Computer Computer to a to a Universal Control. and Software Software Tutorials Tutorials Information Technical Information Technical & Warranty shooting Trouble- & Warranty shooting Trouble- 94 95 . and each input track has a corresponding level meter in the meter bridge.4.2 Owner’s Manual SOFTWARE: Universal Control.2 or 24. 7 SOFTWARE: Universal Control.3 Quick Start: Quick Start: Capture Audio I/O Setup It is possible to process each StudioLive mixer input channel with the Setting Setting Level Level Fat Channel before the input signal is routed to Capture. as it automotically detects which type of StudioLive Fat Channel for each channel in your StudioLive mixer.3 Capture Capture 7. Capture.4. The following diagram illustrates the one-to-one relationship of the StudioLive and Capture input channels. The input signal into each channel on the StudioLive mixer is automatically Hookup Hookup routed to each respective input channel in Capture. Controls Controls Presets & Presets & Scenes. and Studio One Artist 7 7. Each the signal post-EQ and post-dynamics processing. Scenes. and Studio One Artist PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. The following input from your StudioLive mixer is represented with a mono diagram illustrates the signal flow in this scenario (below). To do this.

7 Editing in Capture To record-enable an audio track. Controls Controls 7. can be moved and split. System System Menu Menu manipulated in many ways to achieve a desired sound. Aux 1/2.2 Owner’s Manual SOFTWARE: Universal Control. so a The Record button will turn red. Click on the Arm All button at the top of the Track Universal Control. recorded events are Presets & Presets & Scenes. Both buttons will turn All audio that exists within the timeline of your Session will Computer Computer entirely red in color when either button is enabled. Scenes. click on the Record button in the Transport. Refer to the Section 8. contains timestamps that mark when recordings start within a Song. and the Play button will turn green in the mix is available immediately after a live show. as it is the most widely used format. and a new Audio Event will be recorded to any record enabled tracks. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist Mouse Tools Column to record-enable every track at once. This is the Main L/R mix. Click on the Arrow Tool button or press Setting Input Levels [NumPad 1] on the keyboard to select the Arrow Tool.6. among other possibilities. Aux Return A. or you can use this Transport. Aux 5/6. relative to the Timeline zoom. be recorded while recording the 24 individual input channels. All monitoring of live audio input should happen on the StudioLive mixer Tutorials Tutorials itself as normal. This mix can record. current position. right. or armed. and the Solo Bus. 2 Track. Refer to the Activating Recording section for more on this topic.3. This damage cannot be undone in software. and Software Software Mouse Tools allow direct interaction with Audio Events using the mouse. Sub 3/4. you can be sure that Audio Event to the adjacent Audio Track. click on either the Record Enable Connecting Connecting button on the track or on the Meter Bridge. you can selection from any of the following the only format utilized. the RF64 file format is automatically used as the standard file format. However. In the editing process. Dragging the event left or right will move will ruin the recording. or down. Auxiliary Inputs 25 and 26 are dedicated Stop button in the Transport. Technical Information Setting the proper input levels is critical to making a good live mix and Technical recording. When recorded Broadcast Wave audio files get bigger than 4 GB. there it will not clip in Capture. the track must be record-enabled. up. and it outputs. EFX Return B. Capture provides two Record Enable buttons for each input: one on the track and on the Meter Bridge. and Capture. Aux 3/4. To activate recording. which is particularily unpleasant and drag left.4. EFX Return A. you are ready to record audio to It is helpful to remember that actions done using the Mouse Tools can be that track. shooting Trouble- & Warranty a clip indicator for each input on the StudioLive mixer for this purpose. Universal Control. shooting Trouble- Dragging the event up or down will move the If an input channel is not clipping on your StudioLive mixer.3.3 Capture Capture 7. Arrow Tool This is the default selected tool. Audio Events down if there is live audio on that channel in the StudioLive mixer. Record-Enabling an Audio Track After recording. Talkback. the next step is to to be used to record a stereo mix from your StudioLive.3 Quick Start: Quick Start: Capture Main Source Selection Activating Recording in Capture Setting Setting Level Level The Auxiliary Stereo Track in Capture is a stereo channel intended Once you have the desired tracks record-enabled. EFX Send B. There is no separate monitoring capability within Capture. Aux Return B. click anywhere on the event and will cause clipping (digital distortion). in addition to Hookup Hookup Capture utilizes the Broadcast Wave file format for recording. As discussed in Section 7. There is & Warranty the event backward and forward in time. and inputs: Sub 1/2. VSL features an Auxiliary Inputs Router that allows you select which buses you want to record in addition Recording will continue until you manually stop it by clicking on the to your input channels. and Studio One Artist PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. for recording a stereo mix in Capture. and Studio One Artist 7 7. which contain to a to a corresponding meter in the meter bridge should begin to move up and waveform representations of the recorded audio. Capture. EFX Send A. or press [Spacebar] on the keyboard. Once an audio track is record enabled. buses.6 Recording in Capture The recommended file system for the recording partition on your computer is NTFS on Windows and HFS+ on Mac OS X. Capture. To record to an audio track. 7. The following Mouse Tools and Monitoring Live Audio Input related functions are available. Overloading the input To move an event using the Arrow Tool. the next step in production is usually editing. The basic idea is to set the input gain on your StudioLive mixer Move an Audio Event as high as possible without overloading the input. Capture. 7 SOFTWARE: Universal Control.2. and the track’s be visually represented by Audio Events. the Playback Cursor will start to scroll from left to right from its Overview Overview channel to route your final studio mixes through the StudioLive.7 for a Level Setting Tutorial. so you can feel free to explore their functions without permanently altering anything. The following Information describes various possible functions using the Arrow Tool. 96 97 . undone at any time.

Events with the Arrow Tool. The selection will Technical target selection area. then selecting and deleting the section with Setting Setting Level Level the Arrow Tool. By splitting a single event. Capture. Controls Controls Click on any Audio Event with the Split Tool to split the event at that position. or a range of events. The pictures above illustrate an Audio Event before and after it is sized. When this tool t The Range Tool can be temporarily toggled when the Arrow Tool is appears. you Select Multiple Audio Events essentially create two events that can be edited independently. The range of the events beginning of the track from which the selection originated you have selected is now treated as a single consolidated event. The Eraser Tool is unaffected by the current selection Universal Control. Capture supports basic Range Tool Cut. so that only a automatically become the Arrow Tool when the mouse portion of the audio they contain is seen. the Range Tool will wherein Audio Events are made shorter or longer. Click on the Split Tool button. Sizing is a fundamental technique t Once a range has been selected. Events can be thought of as windows into audio files. a gray box will be drawn while you The Eraser Tool is used to delete an Audio Event. rather than using the Split Tool shooting Trouble- 98 99 . and then drag Eraser Tool Connecting Connecting Computer Computer over any other event(s). within Audio Events. t A common use of the Range Tool is to quickly select and delete & Warranty shooting Trouble- & Warranty a range of audio within events. To select a range within events. or to the the range of the events you wish to select. box is drawn over all of the events you wish to select. All selected events can now be edited at once. and Capture. and Studio One Artist PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. and keyboard click on any other event(s) to select them. can be sized and resized nondestructively any number of times. This allows Software Software you to select multiple events that are not close in proximity to each other. To select multiple Audio Tool will affect all of the selected events in the same way. This process is shown in the pictures below. press [Ctrl]/[Cmd]+V Information drag over the area to be selected. Universal Control. Copy. click and t Paste: Once a selection is cut or copied. To size any Audio Event using the Arrow Tool. Hookup Hookup Splice Tool Using the Splice Tool. click and drag left or right to size the event. Scenes. Release the click once the box is drawn over be pasted to the current Playback Cursor position.2 Owner’s Manual SOFTWARE: Universal Control. and therefore heard. Tutorials Tutorials Click on the Range Tool button or press [NumPad 3] on the keyboard to t Cut: Press [Ctrl]/[Cmd]+X on the keyboard to cut the current selection. Release the click once the button or press [NumPad 5] on the keyboard to select the Eraser Tool. these actions can be performed as follows: The Range Tool is used to select a range.3 Capture Capture 7. Studio One Artist t Click on any event. the Split them all at once with a single action. t Copy: Press [Ctrl]/[Cmd]+C on the keyboard to copy the current selection. has been made. 7 SOFTWARE: Universal Control. simply click on the event. t To delete any event using the Eraser Tool. and then while holding [Ctrl]/[Cmd] on the Studio One Artist and will only affect the event that is directly clicked on. System System Menu Menu Multiple Audio Events can be selected at once in order to edit If multiple events are selected across multiple tracks. Capture. Audio Events selected by pressing and holding [Ctrl]\[Cmd] on the keyboard. do one of the following: t Click outside of the range of an Audio Event. where what you see is what you will hear. if the Playback Cursor is not currently set anywhere. Capture. a gray box will be drawn over the Technical Information on the keyboard to paste the selection. cursor is floated over the selected range. select the Range Tool. using the Range Tool. and these events will now all be selected and can be edited at once. or press [NumPad 4] on the keyboard to select the Split Tool. and Paste actions. single Audio Events can be split into multiple Audio Events. Common Editing Actions As with most other software applications. Presets & Presets & Scenes. This makes quickly Overview Overview selecting and editing any range of an event very simple. Notice that the split will occur at the leftmost edge of the Split tool icon (the scissors). float the mouse to the left or right edge of the event to reveal the Sizing Tool. Once a selection of events. and Studio One Artist 7 7.4.3 Quick Start: Quick Start: Size an Audio Event to make two splits. Click on the Eraser Tool to a to a drag over the target selection area. or area.

recorded tracks are combined to mono or stereo. Scenes.8 Capture Session Navigation Controls Controls Looping The ability to quickly navigate to certain areas of your Session is highly useful during the mixing process. 7 SOFTWARE: Universal Control.3.3 Quick Start: Quick Start: Suggestions Listen While Editing Inserting Markers Setting Setting Level Level In audio production. or performing stopped. frequency. #3…). it is a much better idea to listen as you size the Marker Lane. selection. moving. click and drag [P] on the keyboard to set the loop range to your the horizontal scroll bar near the bottom of the Edit window. the Marker Lane is used to place markers at desired places in the Timeline. or events to be sure you are not removing any critical part of the vocals. System System Menu Menu with the Range Tool. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist Click and drag left or right on the Zoom scroll bar in the lower Loop button in the Transport. do one of the following: Scrolling t Select an Event with the Arrow Tool. and drag down or up to zoom in or out. is to balance relative volume. and Studio One Artist PreSonus StudioLive™ 24.3 Capture Capture 7. it is tempting to make the Navigating Markers edits based on the visual representation of the waveform. Click on the Listening to your edits as you make them will save Next Marker button in the Transport. Each new marker will be numbered sequentially by default (#1. to time and frustration in nearly every case. with a left and right flag on either end. Jumping to markers during playback allows quick comparisons between different sections of your Session. and dynamic content in order to achieve a desired cohesive sound. The range will be indicated by a bar drawn Timeline Zooming in the timeline. do one of the following: Once your loop range is set. While this It is possible to quickly jump the Playback Cursor between markers in the may work sometimes. Click on the Previous Marker button in the Transport. the act of listening while editing is often Overview Overview Lane. will jump back to the beginning of the Loop range Click inside the Timeline ruler at any point in time automatically for as long as Loop is engaged. after which navigation to the markers is 7. overlooked. double-click on the marker in the Marker As simple as it may seem. type in a new name. and Capture. keyboard. Press when the end of the range is reached. Hookup Hookup press [B] on the keyboard. Using Markers It is not possible to engage Loop while recording. Start Software Software playback before the end of the Loop range. so that you can look at the entire You will notice that your curser changes to a length of the Session or just view a small region of time to pencil tool and you can draw your loop range. the editing process can be particularly To insert a new Marker into the Marker Lane. Engaging Record in the Transport will disable Loop Mode Tutorials Tutorials and begin recording at the current playback cursor position. Press To scroll left and right through time in your Session. click on the Add Marker button. or select a Range Presets & Presets & Scenes. To rename a marker. Small inaccuracies when splitting. with playback running or unforgiving. & Warranty shooting Trouble- & Warranty Mixing with Capture and StudioLive shooting Trouble- No mixing is done in Capture directly. In Capture. session.2 Owner’s Manual SOFTWARE: Universal Control. you can click on the Universal Control. or press [L] or [/] Capture. the individual outputs of each audio track in Capture are hardwired to the FireWire returns for 100 101 . and then press [Enter] on the keyboard. 7. and Studio One Artist 7 7. playback [E] on the keyboard to zoom in slightly. Capture. Capture. For instance.4. Connecting Connecting Computer Computer You can zoom in and out of your Session with respect to t Mouse over the gray line above the time line. The goal The Marker Lane is always visible. just below the Timeline. when sizing the edges of a vocal part to remove unwanted sounds between words. To zoom. and right-hand corner of the Edit window to zoom in or out. #2. jump to the next marker. to a to a time in the Edit window. The following describes the To Loop the playback of any range of your Capture ways in which you can quickly navigate throughout your Session.3. that you wish to loop.9 Mixing in Capture Information Technical Information easy. and Press [W] on the keyboard to zoom out slightly. or press [Insert] on the other actions on recorded audio can lead to unwanted results. Markers are also helpful when exporting your Session to Technical Mixing is the part of the production process where all individual mixes or to work in another recording application. Universal Control. make accurate edits. or press [N] on the keyboard. on the keyboard to engage Loop mode. Instead. to jump to the previous marker.

on the filename. Overview Overview Creating a Mix Click the Stop button to stop playback. Technical Information Technical t The Export Each Marker option will export separate files for each range between the markers in the Marker Lane. Click on the Location by clicking the Back to Beginning button in the Transport. which is the main mix from the StudioLive mixer. and press Enter to choose a name for the file. with Preview Player Setting Setting Level Level the FireWire returns engaged for each input channel on your StudioLive When browsing for files in the Import File menu. You play back your recorded tracks through the StudioLive and record the main output of the StudioLive to the Auxiliary Stereo Track in Capture. and CD. 7 SOFTWARE: Universal Control. sample rate to which the StudioLive mixer is set. where it can be mixed just like any other audio input. select the Auxiliary Stereo Track (25 and 26) and enable Record Arm. and Capture. The top section of the Export to Audio File menu is where you will select a location and 4. Browse to the desired file and click on it to several options that will affect how the file(s) is created. Select the format of the mixdown audio file in to a to a the middle section of the Export to Audio File The new Audio Event that has been recorded from the menu. your Session. type in a new name. To import an audio file. navigate to Session/Export to Audio File. or press 2.3 Quick Start: Quick Start: each corresponding input channel on the StudioLive mixer. The process works as follows: Export Audio Files Hookup Hookup 1.2 Owner’s Manual SOFTWARE: Universal Control. t The Export Session option will export the entire range An Audio Event for the imported file will be created of your Session. at the current playback cursor position. which will be to the furthest point in and placed on the currently selected track in your time that any Audio Event on a track extends. In VSL. Universal Control. and then the playback cursor should begin to move from left to right. Capture. select Import Audio File from the Session menu to open the Import The bottom section of the Export to Audio File menu has File menu. Information Session. and the FireWire returns for all input Audio File menu. Universal Control. Format The Auxiliary Stereo Track in Capture should be recording a new Connecting Connecting Computer Computer Audio Event. mixer is quite simple. the format should be a Wave file with 16- Software Software Importing Audio Files bit resolution and a 44. in the Preview Player. Click the Loop button to loop the playback of the currently selected The process of creating a mix with Capture and the StudioLive audio file. select it. Activate recording by clicking on the Record button in the Transport. audio should be playing through each input on the StudioLive mixer. and Studio One Artist PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. Scenes. In Capture.3 Capture Capture 7. Presets & Presets & Scenes. channels on the StudioLive mixer are engaged. and Studio One Artist 7 7. Then click on Open to import the file into Tutorials Tutorials Choose from Export Session. & Warranty shooting Trouble- & Warranty shooting Trouble- 102 103 .4. select "Main L/R" for Auxiliary Inputs 25 and 26. Thus. Capture. t The Export Between Selected Markers option will export an audio file(s) between the range of any two selected markers in the Marker Lane. Be sure Record Arm is disabled for all input Audio [Ctrl]/[Cmd]+E on the keyboard to open the Export to Tracks in Capture. To export audio from your Session in Capture. Bring the playback cursor position to the beginning of the Session name for the audio file. Choose from Wave (WAV) or AIFF and then StudioLive mixer will be stored as a stereo WAV file at the choose the desired Resolution and Sample Rate. It is possible to import WAV and AIFF audio files into Options your Session. Click the Play button in the Preview Player to play the currently selected audio file. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist If you wish to put your audio on a standard audio Capture. button to choose a file location. Double-click System System Menu Menu 5. or Between Selected Markers. Controls Controls Location 3. it is mixer.1 kHz sample rate. Each Marker. the output of your multitrack Capture Session is routed to the possible to listen to the audio files as you are browsing StudioLive mixer.

and choose Open TL (*.4. it is recommended you export the other programs.tl) in the Save As Type selection box. so that Capture. any CD-burning application to put that mix on a recordable audio CD. Both Studio One Artist and Studio One Pro can Controls Controls You will want to be sure to have the Export Tracks open Capture Session files. Once you have single continuous audio files Presets & Presets & Scenes. directly importing the files For users who wish to mix their Capture Session in a DAW other into an audio editor is much easier. PreSonus track before attempting to import into an audio-editing program. Mixing a Capture Session in a Different Recording Application System System Menu Menu for each track. there are several ways in which to import required to reconstruct your Capture Session your Capture session. edits.1 kHz WAV file. Capture.. In order to put your final mix on an audio CD. Capture. just this purpose. . and Capture. has included a copy of Studio One Artist with your StudioLive for as described in the Export Audio Files section of this section. select Save Session As in the File menu of Capture. which makes the must be a 16-bit. as described in the following.g. Connecting Connecting Computer Computer Save a Capture Session as Open TL to a to a Many audio-recording programs provide support for opening a document type called Open TL (Open Track List). using whatever means possible in that program. Events from your Capture Session into the audio-editing application. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist with their corresponding positions. is the audio CD. Note that in some cases. Software Software This makes it possible for you to open your Capture Session and work as you normally do in your favorite recording application. All that is than Studio One. Universal Control. and another audio program can reconstruct your Session automatically. digital audio workstations.) continuous audio file for each track in the session. and Studio One Artist PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. Universal Control. the mix file or DAWs) do not support the Open TL format. This file will be placed by default in your Session folder and will not overwrite the original Capture Session file.3 Quick Start: Quick Start: Export Your Final Mix to an Audio File Import Capture Session Audio Files Directly Setting Setting Level Level The most common medium to which recordings are physically published Some audio-editing applications (e. Refer to the Once the correct audio file for your mix has been exported. An Open TL file provides a reference for all of the audio tracks and Audio Events. no further effort is required. simply launch Studio One shown. so that the result of the process will be a single and open your Capture session. in your Capture Session. as opposed to a single continuous Audio Event or Hookup Hookup Mixing a Capture Session in Studio One have audio events that do not have the same start position. (See Section 7. In either Many users will want to use Capture strictly as a track-recording tool case. and Studio One Artist 7 7.3 Capture Capture 7. track names. 44. All markers. In this case. Technical & Warranty shooting Trouble- & Warranty shooting Trouble- 104 105 . is to align each file at the same start time. you may have more than one Audio Event on a given track. Scenes. Information Technical Information Note that the Open TL format will not save your markers. you may use documentation of your software for more information on this process. it is highly recommended that you first export the audio for each and mix the recorded tracks later in a DAW application. Once you have recorded your final mix options somewhat limited when importing sessions created in to the Auxiliary Stereo track in Capture. 7 SOFTWARE: Universal Control. To save an Open TL version of your Session. Name the file as usual.2 Owner’s Manual SOFTWARE: Universal Control. Tutorials Tutorials Click on Save to save your Session as an Open TL document and confirm the command by clicking Yes in the confirmation window. you must manually import the Audio Overview Overview audio from the Auxiliary Stereo track to an audio file for this purpose. etc will option selected in the Export Audio File menu as be preserved.4 for more details.

I Extend Selection Page Down Shift+Page Down Universal Control. 106 107 .3.or W Page Up Page Up Connecting Connecting Zoom Full F Computer Computer Extend Selection Page Up Shift+Page Up   to a to a Session Extend Selection Page Up Add Cntrl/Cmd+Shift+Page Up Import File Command+I Skip Page Up Cntrl/Cmd+Page Up Export to Audio File Command+E Page Down Page Down Insert Marker Ins. Universal Control. and Studio One Artist 7 7.continued   Setting Setting Level Level Action Key Command Key Commands   Navigation   Action Key Command Focus Next Tab File   Focus Previous Shift+Tab Overview Overview New Session Cntrl/Cntrl/Cmd+N Left Left Arrow Open Session Cntrl/Cntrl/Cmd+O Extend Selection Left Shift+Left Arrow Close Session Cntrl/Cmd+W Extend Selection Left Add Cntrl/Cmd+Shift+Left Arrow Save Session Cntrl/Cmd+S Skip Left Cntrl/Cmd+Left Arrow Save Session As Cntrl/Cmd+Shift+S Right Right Arrow Hookup Hookup Quit Cntrl/Cmd+Q Extend Selection Right Shift+Right Arrow Edit   Extend Selection Right Add Cntrl/Cmd+Shift+Right Arrow Undo Cntrl/Cmd+Z Skip Right Cntrl/Cmd+Right Arrow Redo Cntrl/Cmd+Y Up Up Arrow Controls Controls Cut Cntrl/Cmd+X Extend Selection Up Shift+Up Arrow Copy Cntrl/Cmd+C Extend Selection Up Add Cntrl/Cmd+Shift+Up Arrow Paste Cntrl/Cmd+V Skip Up Cntrl/Cmd+Up Arrow Delete Del Down Down Arrow Presets & Presets & Select All Cntrl/Cmd+A Scenes. Command+1-9 Extend Selection Start Shift+Home Mute Track M Extend Selection Start Add Cntrl/Cmd+Shift+Home Solo Track S Skip Start Cntrl/Cmd+Home Tutorials Tutorials Arm Track A End End Tools   Extend Selection End Shift+End Select Arrow Tool 1 Extend Selection End Add Cntrl/Cmd+Shift+End Select Range Tool 2 Skip End Cntrl/Cmd+End Information Technical Information Technical Select Split Tool 3 Select Eraser Tool 4 Transport   Toggle Start/Stop Space Bar & Warranty shooting Trouble- Start Enter & Warranty shooting Trouble- Record NumPad * Stop NumPad 0 Return to Zero NumPad . Scenes.3 Capture Capture 7. Capture. System System Extend Selection Down Shift+Down Arrow Menu Menu Deselect All Cntrl/Cmd+D Extend Selection Down Add Cntrl/Cmd+Shift+Down Arrow Zoom In Cntrl/Cmd + or E Skip Down Cntrl/Cmd+Down Arrow Zoom Out Cntrl/Cmd .3 7. and Capture. Shift+I Extend Selection Page Down Add Cntrl/Cmd+Shift+Page Down Software Software Locate Next Marker N Skip Page Down Cntrl/Cmd+Page Down Locate Previous Marker B Start Home Recall Marker 1-9 NumPad+1-9.4.. Capture. 7 SOFTWARE: Universal Control.10 Capture Key Commands Quick Start: Quick Start: Key Commands . Studio One Artist Studio One Artist Capture. and Insert Named Marker Shift+Ins.2 Owner’s Manual SOFTWARE: Universal Control. and Studio One Artist PreSonus StudioLive™ 24..

You are will need to decide. see if they did any better. After half a minute of Connecting Connecting Computer Computer processing. (It is. Scenes. individually for each StudioLive channel. check out the recordings. the The band you recorded the previous night comes over the next day to signal will be sent without Fat Channel EQ and dynamics processing. you are ready to begin recording. While Capture has been engineered to be remarkably stable. while Capture records the show to your computer. and you will not stop recording until the end computer. The band is so impressed with the quality of the recording and your production skills that they hire you on the spot to mix the show and turn Worry-Free Live Recording it into a live-performance album they can release to their adoring fans. multitrack recording. you realize to a to a Once in the new Session. most people usually make a single. all other channels in the StudioLive mixer.or post-Fat Channel dynamics processing and EQ to the signal in the proper sequence: first turn the master level down on the before it is sent to the computer. The following describes aspects of the live. The band thinks they played terribly StudioLive mixer while preparing to mix the live performance. again. Each of the examples that follow begins with the same scenario: The StudioLive mixer is capable of mixing your live show with stunning Hookup Hookup flexibility and ease. Even if the computer 108 109 . you should see each Universal Control. record-enable each Audio Track you would like that the band did not start the actual performance until 20 minutes to use. and power down the StudioLive. and the band perks up.3. during the first song. System System Menu Menu illuminated. It is highly recommended that markers be inserted during the recording of a live performance. and they want to skip to the next song to If the hardware inputs on the StudioLive mixer are not clipping. you prepare to mix the previous night’s live given computer that are not controlled by Capture. recording in your personal studio. Capture. continuous recording of the entire shooting Trouble- & Warranty independent of any computer to which it is connected. StudioLive mixer. of course. This involves record-enabling Audio Tracks in Capture. (Remember to shut down add pre. Insert Markers While Recording Overview Overview recording workflow using the StudioLive mixer and Capture. or just record-enable all of the Audio Tracks by clicking on the Arm after you started recording because the lead singer took so long to All button at the top of the Track column. you can use the markers you inserted between each song to to receive audio outputs that are completely independent from automatically generate all the multitrack files for each individual song. You realize that each song will probably be mixed in a different way. Information Many people are concerned when a computer is involved Technical Information Advanced Example Technical while mixing a live show. triggering recording. You can mix and record a live performance using the When recording live. the channel’s signal will be sent to your computer after it is Basic Example processed in the Fat Channel. Wouldn’t it be convenient if This is why the StudioLive mixer has been designed to be completely & Warranty you could break up the original. and you skip through the whole set within a few Once the desired tracks are record-enabled.3 Capture Capture 7. and the next song starts immediately. and Studio One Artist PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. and quickly advance to the next marker. Universal Control. and continuing to record until the performance is done. which is the first song of the Software Software You should set input levels for each input channel on the set.3 7. If audio is streaming in from the get on stage.2 Owner’s Manual SOFTWARE: Universal Control. and Studio One Artist 7 7. if the Post button is not illuminated. of the performance. You start recording before the start of the hardwired output that continuously streams audio over FireWire to your actual performance. Capture. tense silence while the band wonders what went wrong. and Capture is designed to receive and record this stream. open the Session. you Controls Controls end of the set. The band listens to a bit of each song. there are many variables on any The day after the gig. and Capture. Tutorials Tutorials levels in Capture’s meter bridge. At the Once the StudioLive mixer has been set up to mix a live performance. you insert a marker during the break between each song of the ten-song set. traditional to blame the lead singer!) StudioLive and the Audio Tracks are record-enabled. shut down press the Post button (Dig Out subsection) in the Fat Channel section the computer.11 Capture Applications and Scenarios Quick Start: Quick Start: blows up during the live show. as the markers will make StudioLive Mixing and Recording a Live Performance the rest of the production process much easier. If the Post button is Presets & Presets & Scenes. your live mix will be completely Setting Setting Level Level unaffected. You are mixing and recording a live show using the StudioLive This is possible because each input channel on the StudioLive mixer has a mixer and Capture. and After setting the input channels on the StudioLive mixer for pre/post begin playback through the StudioLive mixer. You click on the Next Marker button you do not need to worry about clipping in Capture.4. then turn off power amps and speakers. You launch Capture. the next step is to launch Capture and create a new Session. The shooting Trouble- set of ten songs so you could work on one song at a time? With FireWire connection to the computer simply allows the computer Capture. and you have verified input minutes as if you were skipping through finished tracks on a CD. you stop recording and save the Session. 7 SOFTWARE: Universal Control. During the performance. continuous StudioLive mixer and Capture with complete confidence. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist You click on the Next Marker button in the Capture Transport to track’s input level displayed in the track’s level meter in the meter bridge.) for each input channel on the StudioLive mixer. in that order. whether to then ready to shut down your system. To switch between pre/post processing. Capture.

and the track names in your Session (Export Name- playing and the tracks from Capture. Then click OK. you might wish to record on only a few tracks. to be mixed with the StudioLive mixer. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist To do this. The output from each track in Capture Technical will play through their respective input channels on the StudioLive mixer (Capture Track 1 on StudioLive Channel 1. Universal Control. To accomplish this. you have you might find a few things you would like to correct in the part. link Aux 1 and 2 on the StudioLive mixer and create & Warranty a mix for the linked Aux1/2 by adjusting the level for each input shooting Trouble- & Warranty shooting Trouble- channel that has playback coming from Capture.). (For details on how to set aux mixes. You can position the playback cursor to any point in the Hookup Hookup each song into a new Capture Session.3 Capture Capture 7. you might create a stereo mix of the playback from Capture on Auxes 1 and 2 for a guitarist who is about to overdub a lead guitar part. do the following: For all input channels on the StudioLive mixer on which you wish to Tutorials Tutorials play tracks from Capture. and to while recording.3 Quick Start: Quick Start: To do this. Then add the guitar-input channel to the Aux File menu’s Options section. you are ready to record the Track Name-Marker Name). first open the original Session. and Connecting Connecting Computer Computer then record more later. select channel on the StudioLive mixer and set the input level as you Export to Audio File from the Session menu. select Export Tracks and Each Marker. Scenes. You can then import the files for lead guitar. Then. name you specified in the Export to Audio File menu. as described in the next section. However. and they could not be more impressed. see Section 2. or into a different audio Timeline so that recording starts there or just start recording from the recording application. and 1/2 mix that the guitarist will listen to so he can hear himself. If you have not already done Now you can plug the guitar or guitar-amp mic into an input Setting Setting Level Level so. etc. At this point. set the Format to the desired file-format settings. In the Export to Audio normally would." Using Capture and the StudioLive mixer. rename each marker to the desired name for each song. and Studio One Artist PreSonus StudioLive™ 24.7 of the StudioLive manual. Universal Control. and Capture. A few days after the original performance. comes in handy. as opposed to recording live. you can play recorded audio on any tracks through the StudioLive mixer and simultaneously record new audio to tracks in Capture. it is a good idea to first establish a good mix to listen Capture. the StudioLive mixer and Capture are equally at home in the studio and in concert. System System Menu Menu Overdubbing In a studio-recording session. Controls Controls The studio-recording process often appears very different from the live- recording process. engage the FireWire return by pressing each channel’s FireWire Input Select switch (near the top of the channel strip) so that it illuminates. This process of adding to your recorded tracks to a to a later is called "overdubbing. 7 SOFTWARE: Universal Control. so you can also access the pan for each input channel in the mix by pressing the Mix/Pan button for Aux 2. Capture.4. beginning of the Session. This finished producing a ten-song live album for the band you is where punching. This will route the output of the tracks in Capture to their respective input channels on the StudioLive mixer. Presets & Presets & Scenes. the names With the Aux 1/2 mix set so that the guitarist can hear his live guitar- of the markers. you should see that track’s each track in each song. Once you have the lead-guitar part recorded. The names and files will be based on the level meter showing live input in the meter bridge. or on a single track at a time. The following describes aspects of the studio-recording workflow using the StudioLive mixer and Capture.2 Owner’s Manual SOFTWARE: Universal Control. Just as when creating monitor mixes for a live Software Software performance with the StudioLive mixer. recorded. Information Technical Information Start playback in Capture.) 110 111 . you can create a number of mixes to listen to. Capture. and Studio One Artist 7 7. If you record-enable the Audio Track that corresponds to the Overview Overview Capture will then automatically generate separate audio files for guitar input channel in Capture. This is a stereo aux mix. For instance.

Scenes. shooting Trouble- 112 113 . insert your Studio One Artist installation DVD into your computer’s DVD drive. 7. & Warranty shooting Trouble- & Warranty Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation process. visit the Studio One product page at www. and Studio One Artist PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. Overview Overview t Mac Users: Drag the Studio One Artist application into the Applications folder on your Macintosh HD. As a valued t Now that you have created a user account. Capture. or incorporate third-party VST plug-ins into your Capture. launch the program. Sessions recorded in Capture can be opened directly in Studio One.4 Studio One Artist Quick Start Quick Start: Quick Start: Running the Studio One Installer Setting Setting Level Level To Install Studio One Artist. Once you have created your Controls Controls account. Launch Studio One Artist. continue activating Studio One Artist online. t Windows Users: Launch the Studio One Artist installer and follow the onscreen instructions. password. edits. and the product key you received with the Studio One Artist installation disc.com. For more details on the Studio One Pro upgrade t Click on the Activate Online link and enter your previously program for PreSonus customers. created account username.com on an Internet-connected computer to create your account. 7 SOFTWARE: Universal Control. and Capture. To install Studio One Artist. insert your installation disc into your computer’s DVD drive. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist menu will appear. please visit www. Studio One Artist provides you with all of the Activating Studio One Artist Online tools necessary to capture and mix a great performance.2 Owner’s Manual SOFTWARE: Universal Control.4. and the Activate Studio One menu will appear. create a digital Universal Control. t If your computer is not connected to the Internet. you can activate your copy of PreSonus customer. After you have created your account. you can use the PreSonus Studio One Artist music-production software included with your StudioLive to begin recording. no exporting or importing is required. If you are a new Studio One user. Universal Control. mixing. and producing your music. and Software Software recording process.4 Studio One Artist Studio One Artist 7. Follow the Create Account link if your computer is connected to the Internet. and so on that are made in Capture will be Tutorials Tutorials preserved when the Capure session is opened in Studio One." Presets & Presets & Scenes. the StudioLive and Capture. version for the Web. skip to "Activating Studio One Artist Offline.1 Installation and Authorization Information Technical Information Once you have installed the StudioLive drivers and connected your Technical StudioLive to your computer.4.4. Whether you are about to record your first to a to a album or your fiftieth.presonus. you will need to create a user account. and Studio One Artist 7 7. System System Menu Menu Your StudioLive 24. Creating a User Account Hookup Hookup t After installing Studio One Artist. Any markers. you are also eligible for an upgrade discount for Studio One Artist.2 comes with Studio One Artist recording and Connecting Connecting Computer Computer production software.4 7. Click Studio One Artist was designed for easy integration with both on the Activate button to finish the activation process.presonus. and the Activate Studio One Studio One Pro when you are ready to master your work. Capture.

Your StudioLive is already integrated into Studio One Artist. click on From the External Devices window in Studio One Artist. so the instructions to log in to your previously created user account. Complete information on all aspects of Studio One Artist is Hookup Hookup available in the Reference Manual PDF located on the Studio One Artist installation disc. and The source of the content will be the same DVD from Software Software In the Audio Device menu. and other third-party content. Your StudioLive uses the same driver as the FireStudio to a to a navigate to Help/Studio One Installation. The information in this tutorial covers only the basic aspects of Studio One Artist and is intended to get you set up and recording as quickly as possible. click on the Activate Offline link. Capture. and Capture. Listed in the installation menu are After you have verified that the PreSonus FireStudio Universal driver has been detected. In the middle of the Start page. Studio One Artist automatically scans your system Presets & Presets & Scenes. The activation process is now complete. Follow in mind. By default. On this page. Please consult the Reference Manual any portion of the content. If you choose not to install controller and sound module. click on the Install Packets button at the bottom Tutorials Tutorials left of the menu to install the selected content. Before beginning this section. a news feed. click on the Configure Audio Devices link in the Universal Control. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist the location where you wish to install the content. FireStudio. as well as a customizable t Next. Universal Control. you can install it at a later time. System System Menu Menu One Artist bundle includes all that you need to begin for all available drivers and selects a driver. the Studio One Content Selecting a Different Audio Driver from the Start Page Connecting Connecting Computer Computer Installer will appear. The Studio area.4. been installed and locate the license file as instructed in the Activate If you have an Internet connection on your computer.4 Studio One Artist Studio One Artist 7. t Upon completing the Studio One Artist installation and activation process. Information Technical Information Studio One Artist content can be installed at any time by accessing This section will take you through setting up your MIDI keyboard Technical the Help/Studio One Installation menu. Controls Controls Installing Bundled Content for Studio One Artist Start Page: Setup Area Shows Active Audio Driver and Sample Rate and Provides Quick Links to Configure Audio and MIDI. family of interfaces. select the source FireStudio” on the Start page when you launch Studio from which the content will be installed. sound modules.4. Click the please continue to the next section to set up your external MIDI devices. 7 SOFTWARE: Universal Control. Setup area to open the Audio Setup Options window.4. Capture. Studio One Artist comes bundled with an array of demo and tutorial material.4.3 Configuring Your MIDI Devices t When finished installing content. you will find document- Overview Overview management and device-configuration controls. it producing music. By default. Scenes. If you do not see “PreSonus t At the top of the installation menu. Please consult the documentation that came shooting Trouble- with your MIDI hardware for complete installation instructions. 114 115 . Studio One Artist will point to your DVD drive as the content source. you will be taken to the Start page. If it does not appear. loops. launch Studio One Artist.2 Owner’s Manual SOFTWARE: Universal Control. From Studio One and Studio One Artist were designed with PreSonus interfaces the Activate Studio One Menu.4. by default the product. and control surfaces. register setup is quick and easy. copy the license file to the computer on which Studio One has artist profile. you must first install the drivers for your MIDI interface or USB MIDI & Warranty shooting Trouble- & Warranty Controller keyboard. you will see the Setup samples. select “PreSonus which you installed Studio One Artist. and obtain a license file.4 7. as well as One. separate entries for each available item. please skip to Section 7. will choose a PreSonus driver if one is available. your MIDI keyboard controller. When Studio One Artist is launched. then not have any MIDI devices to connect at this time. located on your Studio One Artist installation DVD for complete setup instructions for other MIDI devices. and Studio One Artist 7 7. you can configure the Done button to exit the menu. and Studio One Artist PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. these links will be Studio One menu. If you do checkbox next to each item you wish to install.2 Enabling the Audio Driver Quick Start: Quick Start: Activating Studio One Artist Offline Setting Setting Level Level t Once you have created a user account. Capture. 7.” Click the Apply button and then OK. updated as new tutorials become available on the PreSonus Web site. and links to demos and tutorials from PreSonus. instruments.

) send Presets & Presets & Scenes. your MIDI keyboard controller is also used as a Out of the MIDI interface to the MIDI In of the keyboard. Controls Controls If not. etc. The sound module will be set up as an Instrument. and Capture. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist In the External Devices window. 116 117 . select all 16. This will automatically assign your keyboard Hookup Hookup to control all MIDI devices in Studio One Artist. and proceed to the next part of this section. Setup area in the Start page. Scenes. select New Capture. Universal Control. In the Receive From drop-down menu. which System System Menu Menu link in the Setup area on the Start page to respond by generating sound. let’s take a moment to configure If you have a sound module you’d like to connect.4 Quick Start: Quick Start: Setting Up an External MIDI Keyboard Controller from the Start Page In the Send To drop-down menu. The MIDI controls (keyboard. In some cases. such as a keyboard synthesizer. MIDI guitars. leave the External external devices. Capture. tone generator. If you Tutorials Tutorials are unsure of which MIDI channels to select.2 Owner’s Manual SOFTWARE: Universal Control. select the MIDI interface output Setting Setting Level Level from which Studio One Artist will send MIDI data to your keyboard. Information Technical Information Technical 3.4. and from Studio One (say. to a to a 1.) will be synthesizers and virtual instruments. Studio One Artist views the two functions of these types of hardware as two different devices: a MIDI keyboard controller and a 4. you can customize the name of your keyboard by entering the manufacturer and device names. Default Instrument Input. If you are using a USB MIDI controller. virtual instruments. Software Software Keyboard.4.4. as instructed. Before we set up a new Song for recording. select the & Warranty shooting Trouble- & Warranty MIDI-interface input from which Studio One Artist shooting Trouble- will receive MIDI data. you should select all MIDI channels. and they must be configured before they are available receive MIDI data. these devices are referred to you can leave this unselected. you should check the box next to set up as a Keyboard. The Add Device window will launch. Connect the MIDI Out of your external MIDI controller to a MIDI In on your MIDI interface. If this is the only keyboard that you will use to control your external sound module. take a moment to configure your sound module. Click on the Configure External Devices musical information in the form of MIDI data to tone modules. software parameters. and click the Add button.4 Studio One Artist Studio One Artist 7. 7 SOFTWARE: Universal Control. connect Setting up an External MIDI Sound Module from the Start Page it to your computer and power it on. Universal Control. you must connect a MIDI cable from the MIDI Overview Overview for use. Connect the MIDI In of your external sound module to the MIDI Out of your MIDI interface. For most purposes. 2. generators as Instruments. Studio One Artist refers to all tone Click the Add button. A MIDI keyboard controller is a hardware device that is generally used If your keyboard controller does not need to receive MIDI data for playing and controlling other MIDI devices. etc. Capture. MIDI instrument controllers (keyboards. for moving motorized faders and the like). In Studio One Artist. At this point. Devices window open. and Studio One Artist 7 7. If your keyboard does need to as Keyboards. You can set up your external MIDI devices from the Click OK. From the menu on the left. knobs. faders. 1. Once you have set up your MIDI keyboard Connecting Connecting Computer Computer controller. You must specify which MIDI channels will be used to communicate with this keyboard. standalone sound devices or can be integrated into a MIDI instrument. you can close this window and skip to Section 7. Tone modules can be launch the External Devices window. and Studio One Artist PreSonus StudioLive™ 24.

You can remove any bus this template and click “OK. then click on the Audio 1.” by simply selecting it and clicking the Remove The rest of this section will guide you through button. Samples. To customize the names of your buses. Click OK and close the External Devices window. we Loops to Song Tempo so that any loop of a suggest you select all 16. 3. Click on the Song Setup button to open the new Song. In the browser window. select the MIDI-interface Presets & Presets & Scenes. double-click on the default name to open a text shooting Trouble- box. If your sound module will not need to send information to Studio One. you can leave this unspecified. and click on the Audio Setup button. and Capture. 118 119 . At this point. and no further setup is required.4 Quick Start: Quick Start: 2. Capture. Every track is armed for also create a stereo bus and assign it to the recording. Capture. you should Technical for each of the 24 inputs.4. and Now that you’ve configured your MIDI devices. choose the directory in which you’d like it saved. let’s create a Software Software 5. and Studio One Artist 7 7. For most If you plan on importing loops into your purposes.2 Owner’s Manual SOFTWARE: Universal Control. Hookup Hookup known BPM (like those in the included content library) will import at the correct tempo. launch the Audio Setup window by going to File | Options… Controls Controls (Windows) or Studio One | Preferences (Mac). You can also determine the length of the name of your sound module by entering your Song and the type of time format you would the manufacturer and device names. Click on the Inputs tab in the Audio I/O Setup window. You are now ready Connecting Connecting to start recording in Studio One Artist. The for each of the 24 inputs on your StudioLive. 4. Universal Control. select the MIDI-interface output from which Studio One Artist will send MIDI data to your sound module. Song Setup window. you can add the 2.” At this point. select “Create a new Song. Scenes. communicate with this keyboard.4 Creating a New Song Universal Control. Studio One Artist Studio One Artist Capture. The Add Device window will launch. In the Send To drop-down menu. and Studio One Artist PreSonus StudioLive™ 24. To begin a new Song. Information StudioLive template will create a Song with a track Technical Information If you plan on recording in stereo.4 Studio One Artist Studio One Artist 7. 6. We‘ll start by setting up your default audio I/O. select “New Song a name and select your preferred sample rate Instrument. From the Start page. In the Receive From drop-down menu. When you have finished typing. At this time. 7. When the Song window launches. If Song. 7 SOFTWARE: Universal Control. you can customize and bit depth. output from which Studio One Artist will receive MIDI data from System System Menu Menu