New PreSonus StudioLive CS18AI

So close. Years ago, I bugged Rick Naqvi of PreSonus about adding motorized faders and he made it clear it was a price-point issue. Several years ago, he was right in that it kept the price down. Today, they introduced motorized faders – sort of. The regular line of StudioLive consoles does NOT have motorized faders nor have they been added. I guess I’m ok with that. I’ve known StudioLive users ...

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New DiGiCo S21 – A DiGiCo You Can Afford

Want to buy a DiGiCo console? Grab your neighbor’s wallet because they are EX-PENSIVE! I’m all for paying up for a quality console but what comes with the lower-priced ($7k) DiGiCo S21? I don’t assume it’s because they are going after a larger market. Oh, it’s entirely possible that someone at the company said, “hey, there is a huge market for sub-$10k consoles – we could make some good dough.” ...

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New Mackie ProFXv2-Series Analog Consoles

Mackie has released a full line of the ProFXv2 analog consoles. I’ll let Mackie hit the highlights and then toss out my opinion. Vita Preamps: Designed specifically for live sound, Vita preamps are virtually noiseless, featuring a discrete Class-A front end design, dual feedback stabilization and bias current optimization for unmatched low-noise performance. ReadyFX Effects Engine: The ...

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New Yamaha TF-Series Audio Consoles

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Wow, four new console releases in April, the new Mackie Series, the new PreSonus StudioLive CS18AI, the new "affordable" DiGiCo S21, and the Yamaha TF audio console available in 16, 24, or 32 input versions. The Yamaha TF is definitely a console I want to explore because the price point ($2,950 - $4,200) puts it in with the Studio Live, X32, QU32, and Midas M32. I knew the sub-$5k market was ...

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How Does Your Service Rate? Take The 15-Point Church Service Review

How does your service rate? I've visited different churches this year and found myself analyzing the audio aspects the minute I walk in the door. I'm not talking just the mix. Today, I'm listing out the 15 points I check. Review your last service against this list.   The 15-Point Service Review Pre-Service 1. Does the tech booth look chaotic five minutes before the service? Is anyone ...

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