When Presonus came out with the StudioLive Digital Mixer last year, sure I was interested. 2K for a 16 channel all digital mixer, compressors and limiters on each (!!) channel, built-in effects, Firewire recording, etc. But it wasn’t until the rep came around to our store with one that I really got excited.
Cut to the chase. If you know somewhat of how an analog mixing console works, this new digital mixer is a PIECE OF CAKE to operate. Things I like? Variable (instead of a fixed button) high-pass filter so you can dial out the proximity effect of a vocal mic. Or get the kick drum rumble out of that bottem-miked snare. The control surface (faders, buttons, indicators) is professional to the eye and touch. It is dead quiet. Crank up some tunes on the PA and then hit “Mute.” You will be stunned!
Stop into the store and let Scott or I show it off for you!