StudioLive AI - The GEQ Menu (Copy, Load and Save)
Graphic EQ Overview:
The StudioLive features a 31-band graphic EQ for each of the 14 aux buses and a
stereo, 31-band graphic EQ for the Main bus. A graphic EQ is a multiband equalizer
that uses physical or virtual sliders to adjust the amplitude for each frequency
band. It gets its name from the positions of the sliders, which graphically display
the resulting frequency-response curve. While the GEQ menu is active, the
encoders in the Fat Channel are used to make amplitude adjustments, and the
meter LEDs display the “slider” positions. The center frequency and bandwidth
are fixed; the level (amplitude) for each band is the only adjustable parameter.
Graphic EQs are generally used to fine-tune the overall mix for a particular
room. For instance, if you are mixing in a “dead” room, you may want to boost
high frequencies and roll off some of the lows. If you are mixing in a “live”
room, you might need to lower the high-midrange and highest frequencies. In
general, you should not make drastic amplitude adjustments to any particular
frequency band. Instead, make smaller, incremental adjustments over a wider
spectrum to round out your final mix.
The GEQ Menu Overview
Each GEQ on the StudioLive XX.4.2AI is assigned to a specific bus: Main
Left, Main Right, and Auxes 1 through 14. The bus assignment cannot be
changed. When the GEQ menu is active, the meters and encoders of the
Fat Channel become the controls for the graphic EQ. As you touch a knob,
you will notice that its band number, frequency, and gain are displayed
in the System menu. The 31 bands range from 20 Hz to 20 kHz..
The frequency for each band is fixed. Bands 1 through 31 are controlled by encoders
1 through 31, respectively. Notice that all meters have one LED illuminated to
display the current gain position for each band, and the meter for the selected
band in the Show Band field is inverted, meaning that all LEDs will be illuminated
except the LED displaying the current gain position for that band. The band
does not have to be selected in the Show Band field for its encoder to be active.
All encoders are active so you can make changes to all 31 bands at one time.
***NOTE: The 16.4.2 and the 24.4.2 have a "wrap around" feature of the GEQ.
The band shown is of the position of that GEQ in frequency and once the last
band on the Right of the Fat Channel is reached, the next band is then the first
on the wrapped page. Reverse this, and the first band on the right is the next
1. To open the GEQ menu, press the GEQ button.
2. Navigate to the Show GEQ field and use the Value knob to
scroll through the different graphic EQs. Use the Next and
Prev buttons to navigate through each GEQ screen and use
the Value knob to change a parameter.
***To learn more about the GEQ Stereo function, please see the
knowledge base article below describing this feature.
3. To flatten a GEQ curve, press the Recall button.
Power User Tip: Select the Show Band field in the GEQ menu, and use the Value knob to
scroll through all the bands on the graphic EQ to get a quick overview of the entire curve.
Saving a Graphic EQ Preset
Like all other parameters on the StudioLive, graphic EQ settings can be stored and
recalled. If you have created a graphic EQ setting that you would like to save to the
GEQ Preset library, press the Save button in the Fat Channel while that graphic
EQ is active.
Notice that the LCD will display the GEQ Save menu.
1. Use the Value encoder to scroll to an empty position in the GEQ Preset library
2. Press the Next button again to navigate to the first letter of the preset name.
3. Turn the Value encoder clockwise or counter-clockwise to change the letter. The
StudioLive allows you to customize the name with uppercase and lowercase
letters, as well as a selection of numerals and punctuation marks. You can insert a
space by simply pressing the Tap button.
4. Once you are satisfied with your changes, press the Store button. It will illuminate
while the GEQ preset is being written to the StudioLive’s internal memory. Once
the GEQ preset is saved, the Store button will return to its unlit state.
Loading a Graphic EQ Preset
To load a preset to any channel on the StudioLive, first press the GEQ button and
page down to the desired GEQ. From the Fat Channel, press the Load button.
You will notice that the LCD now displays the GEQ Load
menu. Use the Value encoder to locate the preset you would
like to use.
Once you have made your selection, press the Recall button. If at any time you would
like to cancel this operation, simply press the Load button again.