PreSonus is now shipping Universal Control 1.5.2, a free, major update to its driver and control software, which also includes important firmware updates for its StudioLive 16.4.2 and 16.0.2 digital mixers.
With this update, current StudioLive 16.4.2 mixer owners can now take advantage of six 31-band graphic EQs that are dedicated to the aux buses, variable (2 to 500 ms) output delays on each subgroup, and Aux Flip mode, which lets you include the Tape input, Main FireWire return, Aux A input Aux B input, FXA bus, and FXB bus in Aux mixes 1 through 6.
An overlay for the 16.4.2 control surface is available for the cost of shipping and handling from the PreSonus Store at www.presonus.com.
Universal Control 1.5.2 adds compatibility with Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) for the FireStudio Mobile, FireStudio Project, FireStudio Tube, FireStudio Lightpipe, and all three StudioLive-series mixers.
The original FireStudio (26x26) is not included in the Universal Control 1.5.2 update; however, PreSonus will continue to support users of this product with Universal Control 1.2 and is developing a release that will add Lion compatibility.
The StudioLive 16.0.2 mixer adds compatibility with PreSonus StudioLive Remote control software for Apple iPad - a much-requested feature. StudioLive Remote 1.1 is required for iPad control of the StudioLive 16.0.2 and will be available imminently at the Apple Store.
With this update, StudioLive 16.0.2 owners can choose to record channels 1 through 16, as before, or can record channels 1 through 14 and the L/R main bus. Thus, you can use the StudioLive 16.0.2 to mix down previously recorded tracks and record the stereo mix to PreSonus Capture or to a DAW (including PreSonus Studio One).
PreSonus Virtual StudioLive for the StudioLive mixers has also been improved, adding three new features. With dual horizontal scrolling, you can separately scroll through Fat Channel settings and channel strips. You can now close the Aux Master view in order to maintain the fader view on low-resolution screens. The new Factory Reset feature resets a connected StudioLive mixer to its default settings and erases user-library changes.
This release is compatible with 32- and 64-bit Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, and 7 and with Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and 10.7 (Lion).
Universal Control 1.5.2 can be downloaded free here.