StudioLive Wireless Remote

Discussion in 'Location Recording' started by audiokid, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    StudioLive just gets better. When you are in a tight spot, you can put the mixer where you want and control the FOH via wireless from an iPad.

    Enjoy this video on how to setup the StudioLive with an ipad:

  2. rockstardave

    rockstardave Active Member

    ya, this is what i'm doing. except now they have a dedicated (native) ipad app which is FREE at the app store. (y)

    forget a huge bulky 100ft 24ch snake (heavy) and just get a headless mac mini or laptop. wham-bam-it's done

    great head-turner too. when the audience members see you walking around mixing on an ipad. chicks love it (y)
  3. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Now you have my interest!!!

    Hey, will it work on a PC laptop by chance?
  4. rockstardave

    rockstardave Active Member

    definitely. you may want to check out the presonus forums - specifically the StudioLive one - at StudioLive

    i'm pretty (quite) active over there, and i've been doing the ipad-vnc-to-a-laptop thing since before that presonus video you linked to even existed! find it at YouTube - vsl on ipad during daylight hours

    all bragging aside - i like to think that my sincere interest in remote mixing helped to motivate presonus to create the ipad app.

    anyways - YES you can use mac or windows for the VSL. and therefore an ipad to do the wireless remote.

    AND... this is only the beginning... (y)
  5. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    I love the console, it is so cool.
    Yes! I know about the forum, thanks. I want people here to learn how amazing this is so they don't miss the mark when looking for a console. I had no idea how awesome PreSonus was a year ago. ADL 600 and the StudioLive... oh ya!

    Good for you getting onto it so far back. How has it all worked for you so far?
    Do you use StudioOne as well?

    Good to see you back here!

  6. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

    I was wondering the other day, if I went (as a spectator) to see a band using a StudioLive, if I could take an iPad and make some adjustments to their mix :)
  7. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Only if you had access and SL and Capture installed I believe. Just like wireless internet connection.
  8. rockstardave

    rockstardave Active Member

    YES you could, if they have the VSL software running on a laptop.

    the trick is to create a password-protected network and have the ipad connect securely.

    my understanding is that presonus is adding new features to the SLRemote app which will include a feature-restricted detail so that iphones on stage can only adjust a certain aux without potentially destroying FOH or other aux/sub mixes.

    ps - thanks for the warm rewelcoming. ;)

    ALSO ... my SL16 is amazing. i love the power. i find myself using comps/gates, tap tempo, and other features which - while i had as rackmount gear before - i never previously used. something about the hassle of finding the processor in the mess of rack gear, squinting to see paramters, and trying to keep an eye on the board all at once... didnt do it for me. so i'd bring along the rack of gear, but hardly used it to its potential.

    with the SL processing on the board, i find myself using it A LOT.

    i have not been using studio one. i already know logic, so thats what i stick with. :p
  9. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

    Nice to see you again Dave.

    I enjoyed the YouTube video - very informative. It's amazing the power that can be wielded with just a few great tools.

    What kind of range do you find you have roaming with the ipad?
  10. rockstardave

    rockstardave Active Member

    i've gotten about 75 feet before, which was as deep as the venue was. never tried outdoors going through the exterior walls, but i would imagine that my mixing skills would diminish quickly if i'm not in the buildilng ;)

    that video i made was before the SLRemote software of course. if you check the current SL Remote app videos you'll see that it's a much more streamlined process ... not nearly as much latency when the ipad doesnt have to redraw an entire screen over wifi.

    a lot of the guys who will be heartily adopting this thing recommend a dedicated wifi router at the 5ghz range because 2.4 seems to have interference with the new Line6 digital wireless systems.


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