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Presonus Studio Live vs Phonic Summit 16 digital console

Discussion in 'Studio Techniques' started by guitarmann13, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. guitarmann13

    guitarmann13 Member

    I am considering purchasing either the Presonus Studio Live 16.4.2 or Phonic Summit 16 digital console. I'm looking for something that can be used for both home studio recording and live sound reinforcement/recording.

    I would appreciate hearing from anyone with experience with either console. I would like to interface it with my MacBook Pro and Logic studio software.

    Thanks in advance,
     
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  3. iainboyd

    iainboyd New Member

    Hi. Did you make any progress with your decision? I am considering either the Mackie Onyx 1620i or Presonus 16.0.2. and am finding it hard to discover any real user experience. My fear is that they are so complicated that they become a distraction.
     
  4. guitarmann13

    guitarmann13 Member

    No I have no hands on experience with either systems at this time.
     
  5. mrhappy

    mrhappy New Member

    Have a bit of experience with presonus in a live context... for the most part it's pretty easy to get around and has been reliable. Use it in a 10 piece band where 6 are using IEM. Usually have a sound guy who sets up a network with macbook which allows the IEM people to control their own mixes using I-pads/ I-phones and I-pods. The soundman wonders around the place adjusting levels, eq's, etc. using an I-pad.

    when we don't use a sound guy I'll run the board from stage while playing and that has worked out fine too. So far a positive experience and prefer it to the analog board so I'll give a thumbs up and recommend it.
     
  6. iainboyd

    iainboyd New Member

    THanks Mr Happy. very useful.
     
  7. iainboyd

    iainboyd New Member

    Still waiting to find out more? I'm expecting all these manufacturers to say they are introducing Thunderbolt connectivity. It seems just wrong somehow to buy a new bit of gear with FW 400 connectors - though I know it's easily fast enough. The Apple WWD conference was indicative and I don't suppose there'll be FW connections as standard on any Mac in a year or two.

    Can I just say how much I'm enjoying being a 'Junior Member' of LUG. Long time since I was a 'junior' anything!
     

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