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StudioLive Series III Templates - How to get Stereo Playback from Studio One

Updated October 15, 2020

Before proceeding please be sure your firmware is updated on your StudioLive and that you are using the latest Universal Control:

StudioLive Series III Console - Firmware Update

StudioLive Series III Rack mixer - Firmware Update

Universal Control:



1. First, create a new song in Studio One after connecting and setting your StudioLive Series III as your Audio Device.

More info on Integration: StudioLive Series III - Studio One integration and Audio processing



2. When creating a new song in Studio One, we recommend using the template associated with your mixer.

You'll notice at the top of the new song "wizard" are two tabs:

“Interfaces, and User.” (See screenshot)

  • Open the Interfaces tab.
  • Scroll down until you see "StudioLive 32 Session" (or your PreSonus device)
  • Double click on it.


You should now have all 32 channels routed 1:1 into Studio One.


3. Then, you will need to setup Studio One playback.

First, open Studio One's "Mix" view and drag the top of the fader pane taller with your cursor to see Input/Output assignments for each channel. (Channel 1 / Channel 1) (See screenshot)

You’ll see the channel’s name twice at the top of each fader.

These are drop-down menus to select Input (Top) and Output (Bottom) for each channel.



NOTE: If you do not see the Input/Output drop-downs at the top of each fader, you may need to change the setting to  show "I/O Connections" (See image below) by clicking the Wrench on the left side of the screen.

If you still do not see the I/O drop-downs above each fader, you may need to stretch your Volume Sliders of StudioOne taller to show the I/O.





4. Then set every channel's output (Bottom) to “2-TrackIn” (See screenshot) 

This will sum all channels's output to a single output channel in Studio One.



5. On the console, find your TAPE IN channel (USB 37&38) and set it to USB input.

Tape In USB Playback Routing on the StudioLive Series III


You should now get input into every channel of Studio One while hearing playback from Studio One’s 2-TrackIn Output fader on the TAPE IN channel of your Series III Console / Rack.



To also have YouTube, iTunes, etc. playback on the TAPE IN channel, please see this article:

Tape In USB Playback Routing on the StudioLive Series III

*NOTE: Series III Rack mixers are setup the same way, the TAPE IN channel on a Series III Rack is instead referred to as the DIG RET (Digital Return) channel.*

Series III Rackmount - Playback Audio Routing (USB/AVB)



Please contact PreSonus Technical Support by creating a Support Ticket at for further assistance.

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