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StudioLive VSL-AI Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Get Connected

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    Introduction

    Learn what to expect from this series and an overview of the capabilities of of VSL-AI.

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    Installing Universal Control AI on Mac

    Watch the step by step details of installing UC-AI on OS X.

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    Installing Universal Control AI on PC

    Learn how to install UC-AI and VSL-AI on Windows.

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    Connecting StudioLive AI

    Bill shows how to get your mixer talking to VSL-AI over Firewire, Ethernet, or Wifi.

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    Universal Control AI

    Get an overview of the UC-AI and the VSL-AI mixer. Review all the sections, how to open and close it, how it looks for each mixer

Chapter 2 : VSL-AI Smaart Wizards

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    Output Check

    Learn how to verify that your stage setup is wired correctly right by sending pink noise to the outputs one by one. Verify the connection of monitors and mains along with correct left and right placement

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    System Delay

    If you are running extra speakers that are a distance away from the mains, you need to delay them to compensate for the speed of sound through air. Here is how to calculate those delays automatically using Smaart and a PRM1 microphone.

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    Room Analysis

    A PreSonus PRM mic along with the VSL-AI Smaart wizards and the Fat Channel, give you an incredible ability to analyse your venue and dial in EQ to compensate. Learn how it’s done step by step.

Chapter 3 : Mixing with VSL-AI

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    Channel Controls

    Overview, HP Filter, Routing, Copying, Gain Reduction, Meter, Naming, Channel Copy

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    Copy Channels

    Learn how to copy channel settings from one channel to another.

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    Fader Locate

    Learn how sync the hardware faders back to the mix.

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    Fat Channel

    Fat Channel Overview, entering values directly, naming differences, Smaart Specta and RTA

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    Fat Fat Channel

    If you have a big screen you can see the Fat Channel even fatter with the wide view UI. Learn how find it and how it differs from the slim Fat Channel.

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    16.4.2 AI Fat Channel

    Learn about the differences with the 16.4.2 AI Fat Channel and how to access the full set of controls through VSL-AI - even those that don’t appear on the mixer itself.

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    Graphic EQ

    Learn about using the GEQ tab and the Quickview GEQ. Watch as I demonstrate how to overlay Smart Spectra on the GEQ screen.

Chapter 4 : VLS-AI Master Section

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    Aux Panel

    Learn how to use the Aux panel controls to mix monitors or external effects. Learn how to link channels for stereo operation, set auxes for Pre or Post operation, add additional sources to the mix.

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    FX Panel

    Learn how to use the FX panel to mix using the four internal FX processors in your StudioLive AI mixer.

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    Mute Groups

    See how to set, clear and work with mute groups. Use mute groups on mixers that don’t even have mute groups buttons!

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    Mix Scenes

    Also called, Quick Scenes, these six buttons allow you to have the next scene ready to go at the click of a button.

Chapter 5 : The VSL-AI Browser

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    Backing Up

    Learn how to do a full backup your mixer’s memory to your computer. See where backup files are stored and how to restore a mixer from a backup file.

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    Working with Scenes

    Learn how to rename scenes from VSL-AI, how to transfer scenes from the mixer to computer, from computer to mixer, as well as load scenes. Learn about the Scene Recall filters.

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    Saving & Loading Fat Channel Presets

    Discover how to transfer Fat Channel presets back and forth between the mixer and your computer. Learn how to load only certain parts of a preset and where the files are saved on your computer.

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    Saving and Loading FX & GEQ Presets

    Learn how to drag and drop FX and GEQ presets to load them on the fly and how to and save them.

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    Locking Out Board Settings

    You can lockout some of the controls on your mixer to keep curious hands from doing harm. How? With the secret Lockout setup option and clever Select button password.

Chapter 6 : Tips and Tricks

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    Ringing Out Monitors

    Use the Smaart Spectragraph along with the Fat Channel EQ bands to ring out your monitors and reduce the chance of feedback during the show.

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    Setting the Gate Key Filter

    Use the Smaart Spectragraph to quickly optimize the Key Filter when setting the Fat Channel Gate.

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    2-Track Playback Mac

    Learn how to playback computer audio through the digital 2 Track In on the mixer using Audio Midi Setup in OS X.

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    2-Track Playback PC

    Discover how to play back Windows audio through the digital 2 Track In on the mixer using Universal Control WDM Setup.

Chapter 7 : Studio One & StudioLive Basics

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    The Auxiliary Inputs Router

    Use the Aux inputs router in VSL-AI to choose what to record into Studio One. This feature is a common point of confusion so this video should help clear it up.

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    Recording with Studio One

    If you want to make a multitrack recording directly from your StudioLive AI mixer to Studio One, here is the how to set that up.

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    Mixing Down

    Sure can you mix down in StudioOne, but sometimes you want to mix your tracks through StudioLive channels and use real faders. Learn how to set that up in this video.

Product Overview


The PreSonus StudioLive AI digital mixer and software package is hands down an industry leading mixing solution. This series by PreSonus master Bill Edstrom focuses on the powerful and way cool VSL-AI software used to control the digital hardware mixer. See and hear all that this winning combination of hardware and software can do!

VSL-AI (Virtual StudioLive AI) unlocks the tremendous remote control and networking capability your StudioLive AI mixer. Along with the Universal Control AI driver, VSL-AI provides a powerful suite of remote control, room analysis, and preset management. It also enables using your StudioLive AI mixer as an audio interface for recording and mixing! This series covers VSL-AI for all three mixers in the series - StudioLive 16.4.2 AI, StudioLive 24.4.2 AI, and the StudioLive 32.4.2 AI.

Bill starts off with an introduction covering what you're going to learn and gives an overview of the capabilities of the VSL-AI software. Next, you'll see how to install the software on both Mac and PC, connect via Firewire, Ethernet or WiFi, and get an in-depth look at both the Universal Control and VSL-AI Mixer.

Bill then shows you how to perform an Output Check to verify your stage setup is wired correctly, how to dial in System Delay for speakers that are further away from your main speakers, and do Room Analysis to tune your mix so it sounds right in any room. Moving on, Bill gets into Mixing with VSL-AI. You'll learn all the different Channel Controls such HP Filter, Routing, Copying, Gain Reduction, Meter, Naming, Channel Copy, the Fat Channel and more.

Mastering the Master Section is next and William covers it all including Aux and FX Panels, Mute Groups, and Mix Screens. The VSL Browser is then examined in detail and Bill shows you how to Back Up your Mixer's memory to your computer, Work with Scenes, Save and Load Fat Channel, FX and GEQ Presets, and how to Lock Out the board with a secret setting option so curious hands do no harm!

Bill then wraps up the series with Tips & Tricks tutorials covering a diverse selection of topics such as Ringing Out your Monitors, Setting the Gate Key Filter, and 2-Track Playback from your Mac & PC. As a bonus, Bill throws in some videos on Studio One and StudioLive Basics such as Auxiliary Inputs Router Explained, Recording with Studio One, Mixing Down and more!

If you have a StudioLive AI mixer, you have to get into the VSL-AI software to take this board to the next level. You'll see a whole new wold of digital mixing open up before your very eyes... Watch "StudioLive VSL-AI Explained" today!


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Precise, Step-By-Step, Acurate, well-paced, Narative-Clarity! Accompanied with a High Production Value That Visually Demonstrates Every Single Step, EVEN! If its A Camera Shot Showing Your Necessary "Step" FORWARD to Insert a Device OR! ... to Visually Show You The Necessary "Step" BACKWARD To Unplug the Device. These Videos Can Not Be Anymore Clearer or Paced With The Beginner In Mind! And I Think The Price For The High Production Value IS REDICUOUSLY AFFORDABLE! WELL DONE GROOVE 3!!! CANT WAIT TO BUY MY DOWNLOAD for the 32 Channel Presonus StudioLive Digital Mixer! AWESOMENESS! LOL!

I am a: Beginner, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Pro Tools, Studio One


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Luis Che
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Very well explained!

Very well explained!, amazing how in detail everything is explained and with real examples!

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YYR123
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Nice detailed Overview >>>>>

I have a new board, this is perfect....money well spent. Nobody likes to read the manual....and for most features I didn't but for those setups that you need more info....This is it.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Audio Engineer, Musician


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KEVINcovington
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WOAH! Total Awesomness

Precise, Step-By-Step, Acurate, well-paced, Narative-Clarity! Accompanied with a High Production Value That Visually Demonstrates Every Single Step, EVEN! If its A Camera Shot Showing Your Necessary "Step" FORWARD to Insert a Device OR! ... to Visually Show You The Necessary "Step" BACKWARD To Unplug the Device. These Videos Can Not Be Anymore Clearer or Paced With The Beginner In Mind! And I Think The Price For The High Production Value IS REDICUOUSLY AFFORDABLE! WELL DONE GROOVE 3!!! CANT WAIT TO BUY MY DOWNLOAD for the 32 Channel Presonus StudioLive Digital Mixer! AWESOMENESS! LOL!

I am a: Beginner, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Pro Tools, Studio One

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I am a: Professional, Audio Engineer, Cubase

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YYR123
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Nice detailed Overview >>>>>

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I am a: Semi-Pro, Audio Engineer, Musician

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started on trumpet at age 10, but got more passionate when I picked up bass and guitar in high school. During college, I had a band where I shared lead vocals and electric guitar duties. After that I was in a variety of bands usually on bass or behind the mixing board.

2. What training have you had?

I studied electrical engineering in college but mostly learned recording and music on my own. Recently, I completed the Master of Songwriting and Guitar program through Berklee Music.

3. When did you get into recording?

I have always been fascinated with tape recording since fifth grade. I started by recording demos by bouncing back and forth between two cassette decks. Later I moved on to portastudios, ADATS, pro studios, then to a DAW based project studio.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I work with songwriters world-wide as the founder and creator of LilacWriter.com - an online collaboration site for songwriters. In my career, I have done FOH, producing, songwriting, mixing, mastering, and voice over. Used to work regionally, but now requests can come from anywhere in the world.

I've written two books on audio production: "Studio One for Engineers & Producers" and "The Power in Cakewalk SONAR" both published by Hal Leonard Books.

Whenever possible, I work closely with the developers of the products I teach doing testing, bug reporting, and feature requests. I think this gives me a much deeper understanding of the products. I really enjoy seeing the products I work with improve.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I have always been interested in making technology easier to use and understand. I think showing examples is essential when introducing a topic. I feel recording should be a fun and creative experience and I hope that comes across in my videos.

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StudioLive VSL-AI Explained® is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from WOAH! Total Awesomness Precise, Step-By-Step, Acurate, well-paced, Narative-Clarity! Accompanied with a High Production Value That Visually Demonstrates Every Single Step, EVEN! If its A Camera Shot Showing Your Necessary "Step" FORWARD to Insert a Device OR! ... to Visually Show You The Necessary "Step" BACKWARD To Unplug the Device. These Videos Can Not Be Anymore Clearer or Paced With The Beginner In Mind! And I Think The Price For The High Production Value IS REDICUOUSLY AFFORDABLE! WELL DONE GROOVE 3!!! CANT WAIT TO BUY MY DOWNLOAD for the 32 Channel Presonus StudioLive Digital Mixer! AWESOMENESS! LOL!
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