Wireless control over aux mixes in Virtual StudioLive and any StudioLive-series digital mixers
With free PreSonus QMix™ software, up to tenmusicians can simultaneously control their StudioLive™ monitor (aux) mixes using an iPhone® or iPod touch®, six different mixes with a 16.4.2, ten individual mixes with a 24.4.2 and four mixes with a StudioLive 16.0.2.
QMix works a lot like SL Remote. One or more iPhones network wirelessly with a Mac® or PC, enabling QMix to remotely control Virtual StudioLive, which in turn controls one or more FireWire-connected StudioLive™ mixers.
When each iPhone connects to the new network, its copy of QMix will discover all StudioLive mixers on the network. In this way, each musician can quickly and easily create an aux mix that includes all mixer channels.
Personal monitoring mixing without the cost and complication
Personal monitor-mixing systems run between $200 and $700 per person and require lots of connections. Even if you don’t own an iPhone, a used 3G or 4G iPod touch can run you as little as $125. QMix on an iPhone or iPod touch automatically syncs with the monitor (aux) channels on your StudioLive mixer via Universal Control 1.5.3. And it’s wireless.
One monitor mix per iPhone
It all begins with Universal Control 1.5.3, running on a FireWire-equipped laptop and connected to your StudioLive.
The Virtual StudioLive portion of Universal Control is ideal for church monitor mixing because you can set permissions so that each iPhone user can only control one specified mix. This way, church bandmates can’t alter each otherʼs monitors. You can also name the mixes with more descriptive names than “Aux 1,” “Aux 2,” etc.
Pick your channels on the Me page
Here you select the mixer channels you want to instantly control in your personal monitor mix. Then you’re ready for the “Wheel of Me”—a virtual thumbwheel that adjusts the volume of your “Me” channels in relation to the rest of the monitor mix.
You can have as much “Me” as you want: If you push “Me” levels past Unity Gain level, QMix simply reduces the level of the other mix channels.
Set your monitor mix’s individual channel levels in QMix Landscape mode
Unless VSL permissions are set to Wheel Only, you can rotate your iPhone to Landscape view, which provides control of the aux-mix send level and pan position (for linked auxes) for each channel and aux.
Want more kick drum? Dial it in. More keyboard? Dial it in. You can also set permissions in VSL to make you the Designated Onstage Monitor Mix Engineer, with access to all of the QMix monitor mixes.
- Provides wireless control over aux mixes in Virtual StudioLive and hence, over aux mixes in any StudioLive-series digital mixer
- Portrait view shows Wheel of Me, where you can select multiple “Me” channels and control their levels simultaneously
- Landscape view provides control of all aux-send levels and panning (for linked auxes)
- Aux mixes can be named (up to 10 characters)
- Tap tempo for delay effects
- Control the auxes on any StudioLive mixer on the wireless network from one iPhone or iPod touch
- Multiple iPhones and iPod touches can control the same StudioLive
- Set permissions in VSL so each iPhone and iPod touch can control only one specific aux mix
- Free from the Apple App Store
Computer System Requirements:
Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for QMix™.
Apple iPhone® or iPod touch®
Apple iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 4 or higher
Windows® 7, Vista, XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
Intel Pentium 4 1.6 GHz processor or AMD Athlon 64 (Turion) (2.5 GHz or faster recommended)
1 GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended)
Mac® OS X® 10.5.2 or later (32-bit and 64-bit)
Intel Core Solo® 1.5 GHz processor (2 GHz or faster recommended)
1 GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended)
Windows and Macintosh Systems
PreSonus Universal Control 1.5.3
IEEE 1394 FireWire 400 Port
Internet connection recommended
Internal or external 7200 RPM storage drive highly recommended