16 Nov 2020
*** Please download Universal Control by finding your mixer in the Downloads Page, and download the latest version from there. These instructions are completed with this version on your Classic 16.0.2, 16.4.2 and 24.4.2 mixer.
Backups of all types are very important for a variety of reasons. A backup can often save you time and trouble should you have some sort of system issue or hardware/software anomaly. Your Studiolive and VSL work together to provide you with the ability to not only create and store Scene's and Presets, but also to back them up in case you need to recover from some unforeseen issue.
You should always do a backup before the following:
- Installing a new version of Universal Control
- Performing a Firmware Update
- Performing a Factory Reset
- Modifying your computers hardware
- installing OS updates or re-installs of the OS
It is also advised that you perform backups of all your presets and scenes on a regular schedule (once a week, once a month, etc.).
You can read about the VSL browser functions, including scene and preset backup and transfer in section 3.2 VSL: Browser, starting on pg 23 of the latest StudioLive Software Library reference manual:
NOTE: If you are connecting two StudioLive 16.4.2 mixers, be sure to save the scenes from the individual mix pages. One page will not save both mixer's presets and scenes.
How to Back Up Your Scenes:
To move a Scene or preset from temporary memory into
permanent memory, simply select one preset or Scene and
click the Add to Disk button. To select multiple presets,
hold the Shift key while making your selections (Cntrl gives you single select).
These files can be emailed, put on a jump drive, or burned to a CD easily and transferred.
Browser locations of the Scene/preset files:
PC = C:\Users\[Username]\Documents\PreSonus\StudioLive\Library\
Mac = MacHD/Users/[Username]/Documents/PreSonus/StudioLive/Library/
Sending your Scenes and Presets back to the mixer:
VSL makes reorganizing all the Scenes and presets stored on
your StudioLive as easy as dragging-and-dropping a file. To load
your StudioLive with new Scenes and presets, simply drag any
Scene or preset from the On the Disk section of the Browser to
any position in the Device Memory section of the Browser.
Create and Restore Backups of you Mixer:
Restoring from a Backup: