PreSonus intros StudioLive 64AI & 48AI Mix Systems

PreSonus has announced two new StudioLive AI Mix Systems that deliver large-format channel counts, recording, powerful DSP, and more for under $7,000.

PreSonus StudioLive AI Mix Systems

Available in 48- and 64-channel frame sizes, StudioLive AI Mix Systems consists of two cascaded StudioLive AI consoles, a joining bracket that locks the two mixers together, a PreSonus PRM1 Precision Reference Microphone, and a custom dust cover.

StudioLive AI Mix Systems perform as a cohesive mixer and offer a familiar, surface-driven workflow with one-to-one control over every parameter. Every channel is routed through the bus outputs of the Master mixer and every global setting is controlled from the Master to provide seamless integration between the two cascaded consoles. All the power and performance available to a single StudioLive AI mixer are available to cascaded StudioLive AI Mix Systems.

Each StudioLive AI Mix System provides a robust audio interface, making it easy to record and playback audio as well as to use your favorite plugins as inserts on any of channel. Connect each mixer to a wireless router with a standard Ethernet cable and you’re ready to remote control your StudioLive AI Mix System from an iPad or iPhone or go wireless using the included USB WiFi LAN adapters.

The StudioLive 64AI Mix System cascades two StudioLive 32.4.2AI mixers to create a 64-channel system with 80 x 66, continuously bidirectional FireWire 800 recording interface; 26 mix buses, including 8 effects buses (for 4 reverb and 4 delay processors), and a whopping 558 discrete EQ and dynamics processors. This feature-rich, 64-channel mixing system is a fraction of the size, weight, and price of a conventional large-format digital console yet offers features no console anywhere near its price class can match.

The StudioLive 48AI Mix System consists of two cascaded StudioLive 24.4.2AI mixers, giving you a 48-channel console with an onboard 64 x 50 FireWire 800 recording interface; 22 total mix buses, including 8 effects buses; and DSP processing on every channel and bus for a total of 438 EQ and dynamics processors.

Like every StudioLive AI mixer, the StudioLive 64AI and 48AI Mix System include the StudioLive Software Library. The library includes PreSonus’ Capture™ live recording software, Studio One® Artist DAW, VSL-AI with Smaart Measurement Technology™ for Mac® and Windows®, SL Remote-AI for iPad®, and QMix™-AI for iPhone®/iPod® touch, plus a free account with PreSonus’ Nimbit® online direct-to-fan marketing and distribution service.

PreSonus StudioLive 64AI and 48AI Mix Systems are available for an expected street price of $6,999.95 USD and $5,499.95 USD, respectively.

More information: PreSonus

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Sonnox launches Sonnox LIVE bundle for Avid VENUE

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Sonnox has announced the release of Sonnox LIVE, a bundle of plug-ins specifically for Avid VENUE consoles.

Sonnox LIVE

Sonnox LIVE is a powerful bundle of high quality plug-ins from Sonnox, specifically for use with Avid VENUE and S3L consoles. It includes the legendary Oxford EQ and Dynamics plug-ins, the smooth and versatile Oxford Reverb, TransMod for altering attacks, Inflator for adding presence, and the brand new SuprEsser DS – possibly the most natural sounding de-esser on the market!

Sonnox plug-ins have been road-tested on the most demanding of world tours, for the likes of J-Lo, Peter Gabriel and Massive Attack, and deliver a pristine and polished performance at every show!

Sonnox LIVE contains 5 plug-ins that support both TDM and AAX DSP formats: EQ, Dynamics, Inflator, TransMod, Reverb. A 6th AAX DSP plug-in, SuprEsser DS, is included for the exclusive use of S3L users.

The Sonnox LIVE bundle is available for purchase for £599 GBP ex VAT.

More information: Sonnox / Sonnox LIVE

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Waves releases EMI TG12345 Channel Strip

Waves has announced the release of the Abbey Road Studios EMI TG12345, a channel strip effect plug-in modeled after a legendary solid-state console from EMI.

Waves EMI TG12345

Waves and Abbey Road Studios bring to life the legendary TG12345, the first-ever solid-state console from EMI which epitomized the sound evolution of the late ’60s and early ’70s and helped shape groundbreaking recordings by the Beatles, Pink Floyd, and many others.

Thanks to meticulous component modeling, the Waves/Abbey Road EMI TG12345 channel strip plugin captures every celebrated feature of the one-of-a-kind original console: the input mic preamp, down to every last detail of its harmonic distortion, hum and noise; the bass and treble EQ bands from the mic cassette; the presence EQ band from the console’s group/main section; the lush-sounding spreader; and to top it all off, the console’s famous compressor/limiter, with its distinctive, irresistible sound.

EMI TG12345 features

  • Developed in association with Abbey Road Studios.
  • Based on the legendary TG12345, the first solid-state console from EMI.
  • A complete modeling of the entire TG12345 channel strip.
  • 3-band EQ with continuous gain and frequency.
  • Includes TG12345’s famous compressor/limiter.
  • Modeled on the actual desk used by the Beatles on their album Abbey Road.

The plug-in is available for purchase for the introductory price of $99 USD (Native) / $149 USD (Soundgrid).

More information: Waves / EMI TG12345

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Solid State Logic launches SSL Live.L300 console & v2.5 software

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Solid State Logic has announced the SSL Live.L300 console, a major expansion to its Live console range.

SSL Live.L300

Since the introduction of SSL’s first live console in 2013, the speed with which operators can achieve outstanding results with its consoles has been praised by leading engineers around the world. Just one year on, the release of the new L300 console and a major new software update signals SSL’s dedication to remaining at the leading edge of the live sound industry for many years to come. L300 and the new V2.5 software release embodies the SSL tradition of listening to engineers and customers and demonstrates our commitment to rapid continuous development. The L300 will be shown at the 137th AES Show in Los Angeles on booth #1409.

The new release means there are now two models available in the SSL Live console range, the larger L500 and the new more compact L300. Both consoles are perfectly equipped for applications in Touring, Installation, Houses Of Worship and Theatre. At SSL we believe that offering a more compact console should not mean compromising and reducing quality or features. Both consoles offer the same immaculate, huge SSL sound and the same superb operator experience. There are no compromises in build quality and both consoles use and can share the same Remote I/O. The L300 is physically smaller than the L500, so it is a more compact, lower cost option… with no hidden performance compromises – it’s that simple. Compact it may be but the L300 delivers the power and connectivity to handle large scale productions with up to 568 input/outputs, 128 processing paths (96 full, 32 dry), a 32 x 36 matrix, 36 VCA’s, and 48 FX slots. If you want to compare connectivity and channel count of the two consoles, you will find a simple ‘L500 Vs L300’ comparison table on the SSL web site.

Being an SSL product release, there is of course more to this than simply unveiling a new model. L300 ships with new V2.5 software which brings advanced Effects optimisation and 27 new features and updates to the SSL Live console platform, which of course includes the L500. The new Effects optimisation significantly increases the number of Effects instances, which can be deployed simultaneously for many of the on board Effect types.

SSL Live.L300 features

  • Follow Mode — The new Follow Mode feature allows the Select, Solo and unique Query function buttons found on the Live console Fader Tiles to be linked together in any configuration an engineer might require. Each of the three Tile buttons can be programmed to ‘follow’ any of the other buttons on a per channel type basis. Allowing input channel, Auxiliary and Stem Group mix bus operation of the buttons to be linked in different user defined ways. A simple user interface offers fast and customisable setup of the Follow Function. Offering ultimate flexibility for operator workflow and allowing engineers to access the channels they need quickly and efficiently.
  • Effects Rack Tempo Link — The Tempo Link feature adds the ability to link and control the Tap Tempo of any Delay effects loaded into the L500 and L300’s Effects Racks. Allowing up to 6 independent Tap Tempo functions to be controlled via both the hardware User Buttons and consoles multi-gesture touch screens. If multiple Delay effects need to be controlled by the same Tap Tempo, all the operator needs to do is load those effects into the same rack and enable their Tempo Link functions and they are immediately linked and their tempos linked together.
  • Introduction of User Buttons for Tap and Menu select — The Master Tile User Buttons have now been activated and offer access to the 6 Tap Tempo functions that are part of the new Effects Rack Tempo Link feature and also direct access to 4 of the most used menus of the Live consoles. The User Buttons now offer direct hardware access to these key functions and can be switched simply between Mute Groups and User Buttons with a single button press. Both sets of functions are also available via the new Home Menu which is also part of the V2.5 feature set.
  • Home Menu — As part of the feature expansion within the V2.5 software release, a number of new menus have been added to the Channel Control Tiles Home button, which includes its own multi-gesture touch screen. These include access to the Mute Groups and User buttons from the Tiles and also an Automation View, which gives access to and visibility of the console’s scene list, scene notes and many other automation functions.
  • Mix Bus Copy — This feature allows the contributions of entire mix buses to be copied across the Live console’s flexible bus structure. Copying between Mono, Stereo and LCR configured mix buses is included and it is also possible to copy across all mix bus types. Allowing Auxiliary bus contributions to be copied to Stem Groups and vice versa. This feature offers very fast and powerful mix bus copy/paste feature that is useful for any mixing application.

L300 and V2.5 will be available from November 2014. A new L300 compatible version of SOLSA, SSL’s OffLine Setup Application will also be released alongside V2.5.

More information: Solid State Logic / SSL Live.L300

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Solid State Logic launches XL-Desk

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Solid State Logic has announced the XL-Desk, a modern twist on the classic analogue studio console.

Solid State Logic XL-Desk

XL-Desk is designed for tracking or mixing engineers who require the sonic and workflow benefits of an analogue console within a DAW centric studio, but don’t want or need the integrated DAW control and analogue level automation other SSL console products have made the new hybrid studio standard.

XL-Desk is in many ways a traditional 24 into 8 analogue console but it packs in a compelling collection of features; 40+ inputs of SSL SuperAnalogue™ summing, an inbuilt 18 slot 500 format rack (with an SSL Stereo Bus Compressor pre-loaded), 8 SSL VHD mic Pre’s on board, four stereo Mix Buses, a fully featured monitoring and talkback section (with an SSL Listen Mic Compressor) and an incredible array of connectivity and routing options. It is the perfect analogue centre piece for a modern DAW focused studio.

XL Desk will be available from the end of October 2014. XL-Desk is available with the 500 format rack empty or fully loaded with 16 x SSL E-Series EQ modules priced from £11,750 GBP / 14,749 EUR / $19,999 USD excluding VAT or local taxes.

More information: Solid State Logic / XL-Desk

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