iPad Control For PreSonus StudioLive Mixers – Video Tutorial


The iPad control vibes continue as the video below reaches us from our friends at PreSonus. The multi-talented Rodney Orpheus takes the viewer through a detailed tutorial on how to best set up a (16 or 24 track) PreSonus StudioLive mixer for wirelss iPad operation.

PreSonus actually unleashed their iPad app upon the production world only a few weeks ago and my colleague Rob wrote an initial news story upon its announcement. Free, and named ‘Presonus SL Remote‘, the application is picking up props from loyal PreSonus fans and raising the odd eyebrow of those looking to migrate perhaps or start their production journey with this [end]user friendly company’s gear.

The obvious and instant benefits of this marriage of software and hardware is that the engineer can set up (or at least double check) his/her mix from the actual audience position (in fact, any position to be fair). The difference between acoustic status in an empty and full hall is of course quite drastic and this app allows real-time analysis and alteration of levels, mix, effects and much more in all gig/crowd scenarios.

Through all stages of technical set-up and explaining precisely what hardware, connections, precautions and alternatives are relevant, Rodney hand holds the viewer on a journey of optimistaion and discovery – end result, you’ll nail this system after 11 minutes and 14 seconds.. then the fun begins.


About Author

Paul Dakeyne is a DJ/Producer who has dedicated the past two decades of his life to dance music production and DJ'ing. For six years, he toured globally for the world famous Ministry of Sound and has played DJ sets for the likes of U2 and for the legendary, Kraftwerk, Although remixing around 250 records in his career, as an artist in his own right, Paul landed one of dance music's seminal crossover moments with his "18 Strings' monster hit by Tinman - scoring a UK top ten in 1994. He also co-wrote and produced the music for BBC's Watchdog and Crimewatch when they were both revamped in 2001 and '06 respectively. His other career highlights have included an A&R stint for Mercury Records, lecturing in 'DJ culture and music technology' and creating mash-up mixes for Radio 1's, Chris Moyles. Paul joined the DV group in 2003 leading to his role as blog and feature author here at the DV Mag.

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