Friday, March 20, 2009

Setting Up Logic to Use with the StudioLive

Aside from working with Capture, the StudioLive 16.4.2 also is a great front end for Apple's Logic Studio. In this blog, we'll show you how to set up a Logic Project from scratch that will allow you to record all of the analog inputs of your Studiolive mixer and route the outputs correctly so you can mixdown using the board.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely COOL!!

6:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very cool and helpful on the latest video. I have a MAC preloaded with GarageBand and Soundtrack. Will these work with StudioLive?

Order my StudioLive a couple of weeks ago. Will the ones shipping now have the latest updates and functionality?

Lastly, as new updates and functionalities are added, how would users get them?

Can't wait to get my hands on them.


6:44 AM  
Blogger ricknaqvi said...

Hi Mario,
Yes, the StudioLive will work fine with GarageBand and Soundtrack. Just go to your AudioMidi Setup and select the PreSonus Firestudio Driver as the default input and output device.

Regarding your second question: We are in beta testing of the new firmware update. We hope to have it implemented within the next 14-30 days into all new mixers. But it will be a firmare update for existing StudioLive customers that you will be able to get from our website. If you are on our email list, I'll send an update as soon as it is available. Here's the link if you'd like to sign up for the email list: http://presonus.com/community/presonus-enewsletter/


8:36 AM  
Anonymous Mario said...

I just signed up for your email list. Thanks!

7:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Rick, so going by this, like most other interfaces you're not restricted by the channels. If you wanted you could run as many channels of audio to the same two channels of output, if that was a requirement... So in addition it does potentially have the ability to route the 6 AUXs for 5.1... During playback hard left / right the channels 1 to 6 and then route to AUX1 through 6 for each... if you have a patch panel that would work nicely... as a studio integration. Or if not mistaken include the Subs 1-4 that has the potential for up to 9.1 ? One last question - if sending audio via the FireWire, does it route to direct outs as well... ? You can guess where I'm going with that each being 8 channels :).
Thanks Anton

8:21 AM  
Blogger ricknaqvi said...

Hi Anton,

Yes, there are a ton of routing configurations with the StudioLive. Plus each of the Aux's and Subgroups also have the Fat Channel (EQ and Dynamics) on their outputs. You can also link adjacent Aux's and Subgroups as pairs. So that way, you can eq the pairs with one set of controls.

9:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rick, I've been viewing the web for photos of the StudioLive and i see there are a few of what appears was a prototype which does not have the SPDIF out, and the DSUB's are male. I assume the photos on the PreSonus site itself are of the production model then... i.e.: SPDIF and Female DSub's?

7:04 PM  
Blogger ricknaqvi said...

Yup, those are old photos. The ones on our site are correct and on the shipping StudioLive's. There are still some dealers that have the old photos and haven't updated them. Sorry for the confusion.

7:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Rick, wow that was quick - I figured as much, going to Maplin (UK's equalivalant of RS electronics). Just a note I think you have me sold on this mixer. Just a point after reading through the other blogs; something that I think you guys do have within your power and grasp, you have to get this to integrate with those FireStudio interfaces. I would love to have that FireStudio Tube as extended I/O for the StudioLive.

7:44 PM  
Blogger ricknaqvi said...

Believe it or not, you'll have that functionality very soon. The next driver/firmware update for the StudioLive will add the following: compatibility with 64bit computers, daisy chainable with another StudioLive, daisy chainable with any Firestudio Family Recording Interface, stereo 31 band EQ on main outputs. We're working hard to have this released as soon as possible. It should be in beta later in April and released in late April/May.

7:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rick, I hope you getting your bonus this year buddy!! :) That is excellent news! cheers Anton

8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man, stereo 31 band EQs on the main. Very cool! Add an RTA with auto eq, I'll be in heaven.

9:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Rick,

What is the release date for 'Studio One' software? And the price?


11:38 AM  
Anonymous jason rice said...


We have our first studiolive and love it. The clarity of the output is amazing, we were using an allen and heath gl3300. We are supposed to have our second studiolive next week so we can daisy chain them.

Any idea of when the part will be available to hook the two together physically? And then how do we get those parts? Thanks for your work on this. We are church in a box and are pumped to have these boards because of the size and then all of the recording capabilities. Thanks!!


12:35 PM  
Blogger ricknaqvi said...

StudioOne should be shipping this summer/early fall. It's going to have a US MAP of $399 and will ship with a ton of plug ins, virtual instruments and samples. We'll be starting a separate Studio One blog series soon and will have videos showing how it works. The really cool thing is that you can open up Capture Sessions directly into StudioOne and do all of your editing and add plug ins, etc

12:38 PM  
Blogger ricknaqvi said...

The firmware to daisy chain 2 StudioLive Consoles will be released sometime within the next 30 days. The actual transition piece that physically locks them together should be available not long after that.

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Rick,
I have been looking for a mixer board in a while and after I watched all of your video, now I think I have found it. This is a very good board for the money with lots of features on it. The most important thing is that, you have put out all these wonderful video to support it, and also this is why I am going to invest my hard working money on it. Thank you very much for doing the good works. So, Is the StudioLive been shipped yet? I have been looking around, and no one seems to have it in stock. Any idea to when will it be in the store?

5:30 PM  
Anonymous Ernesto said...

Hi, I´m Ernesto, from Argentina...
My two questions are: Does it run with Nuendo? I mean, is it compatible with Asio driver? And the other one, if you want to mix the recorded tracks in the console, you are not able to save that mix, so if you want to review it later, yo can´t. right?
thanks a lot!

11:11 AM  
Blogger ricknaqvi said...

Yes, the StudioLive works with Nuendo, Cubase, DP, Logic, Sonar and basically every ASIO and Core Audio DAW except ProTools. However, if you are a ProTools user, you can record into Capture and easily export the files into PT.

Regarding your 2nd question: Yes, you can save the EQ settings on the board itself to recall the settings for a mix.

3:29 PM  
Anonymous Ernesto said...

WOW! you can save the eq settings, and the effects and the dynamic changes too?? amazing. thanks a lot.

6:37 PM  
Anonymous ernesto said...

I have one more question... does it have latency? i mean, when you are recording, if you want to do a litlle mix not affecting the recording, but to listen to it nicer... does it have latency? in the main outputs as in the aux outputs. thanks

8:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about Cubase SX? do you have a template for it too?

1:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These videos are exactly what fung-shway i needed to be satisfied with the SL and Logic. I am an experienced Logic Pro user that is looking for an upgrade, and the SL is that upgrade thanks for you wonderful men!

4:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


These videos are great, but I am having a problem...

Under the Global Audio settings in logic, I have the StudioLive selected as my audio unit, but for some reason I cannot change any IO's on the channel strips. All that can be active is Input 1 and the master bus output....

I feel as though I must be doing something stupid. Please cure me?

I've tried using the StudioLive template, and I've tried following the process described in the video (Creating a new 16 track project).


2:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never mind, I figured it out. :P

7:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I used with my Mac mini? because it has a firewire entrance

5:01 PM  
Blogger ricknaqvi said...

Absolutely. We use two Mac Mini's in our tradeshow booth with the StudioLive and they work fine. I would probably recommend recording to a faster hard drive than the one inside the Mac Mini. You need a 7200 rpm drive.

5:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome but.. how i find those???...is an Interface?

12:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wich Mac I should buy???

12:23 AM  
Anonymous andrew smith said...

Hi there Rick, is it possible to put the new EQ page higher up the chain, as every time I want to come back to it I have to scroll through pages 1 thru 6... Page 1 is dimmer settings, which whilst useful I think getting to the eq quickly for me has a higher priority... What's your thinking. Oh did I say.. awesome product.....thanks a lot

Andy Smith
Vancouver Live Sound

5:57 PM  
Blogger ricknaqvi said...

Hi Andy, I'll definitely bring that request up to our product management people. Great idea. Thanks for the input.

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rick is it possible to simultaneously record a stereo mix of a live show along with an independent 16 track recording with Logic. I know that the Presonus Software allows this. I am interested in being able to deliver cd's or multiple thumb drives after the show.

10:11 AM  
Blogger ricknaqvi said...

Yes, absolutely. A single StudioLive can actually record a total of 32 simultaneous channels. The first sixteen audio streams are of course the 16 channels of the mixer. There is a Router application that is part of the Universal Control Panel. This is where you can configure what the next 16 audio streams will be. You can choose from the MAIN output, any of the auxes, subgroups, Aux Returns, Tape In, even the Talkback mic! Hope this helps.

10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't set up 2 Studiolives on a g5 I Tried everything and don't work.

3:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all the firewire returns works but final mix is not working.

3:07 AM  

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