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StudioLive Classic 16.4.2 and 24.4.2 - Everything you need to know in 2022

Reviewed May 12, 2022

 

Table of Contents:

A. Owner's Manual

B. End of Service Notice

C. Supported Operating Systems

D. Required Adapters for Firewire to Thunderbolt

E. Disabled Firewire Drivers on Mac

F. Computer System-Audio playback

G. Setting up the StudioLive with Studio One

H. Wireless control with SL-Remote App for iPad

I. Firmware Update and Factory Reset

J. Learning References

 

A. Owner's Manual for StudioLive 16.4.2 and 24.4.2:

The PDF download of the Manual for the StudioLives can be found here:

 

B. End of Service Notice - StudioLive 16.4.2 and 24.4.2

First released in 2008, these mixers led the digital mixer revolution—and we’re sad to see them go. Unfortunately, the DSP chips these mixers rely upon for Fat Channel processing are no longer manufactured, and once the existing stock is used up, we will be unable to acquire more.

This means that there are no longer any manufactured parts to repair these products.

 

C. Supported Operating Systems

Legacy support is available for Intel Based Macs up to macOSX 10.14.6 (Mojave) and Windows 10 using the Universal Control 1.7.6 release. 

Universal Control 1.7.6 can be found here.

-Apple M1 CPU Compatibility

Apple has retired their old method of custom device driver support called Kernel Extensions (also referred to as KEXT files) in favor of a different way of supporting connected devices called DriverKit. Firewire KEXT files meant for Intel-CPU machines will not load on Apple M1-CPU machines. 

-Windows 11 Compatibility

PreSonus is discontinuing support for device drivers for the FireWire products in Windows OS. Changes in the Windows 11 operating system prevent the device drivers for FireWire products from functioning as designed.

These devices will continue to be supported on Windows 10 builds 1703 to 21H1.

 

D. Required Adapters for Firewire to Thunderbolt

Firewire will not convert to traditional USB for audio processing.

Firewire will convert to Thunderbolt 2 or 3 using the recommended adapters.

-For Mac computers:

-For Windows computers with Thunderbolt support:

 

E. Intel-CPU Mac Computers: Disabled Drivers after Installation

If your StudioLive is not showing on your Mac computer with OSX 10.13 or higher, please ensure that the Firewire drivers have not been disabled by your security preferences.

Here are instructions for re-enabling the drivers and also how to check if they have been disabled:

 

F. Computer System-Audio Playback

First, be sure to have Universal Control 1.7.6 installed to install the audio drivers.

Universal Control 1.7.6 can be found here.

Your StudioLive will show as the "FireStudio" audio device.

-Windows and WDM instructions can be found here:

-Mac and Audio MIDI Setup instructions can be found here:

 

G. Setting up the StudioLive with Studio One:

First, be sure to have Universal Control 1.7.6 installed to install the audio drivers.

Universal Control 1.7.6 can be found here.

Your StudioLive will show as the "FireStudio" audio device in your recording software.

-Instructions for configuring Audio I/O for Studio One can be found here in section 7.3:

-Other popular DAWs are also supported and instructions can be found in section 2.4.

 

H. Wireless control with SL-Remote App for iPad

Your StudioLive will need to be connected to a supported computer via Firewire with Universal Control 1.7.6 installed. Universal Control 1.7.6 can be found here.

  1. Once connected, ensure your iPad and computer are connected to the same WIFI network.
  2. Then launch SL-Remote from the AppStore.
  3. Then assign permissions for the iPad from Universal Control in the StudioLive's "Setup" tab.

 

I. How to update Firmware and Factory Reset:

-Updating Firmware:

You will need to update the StudioLive using a connected computer running Universal Control 1.7.6.

Universal Control 1.7.6 can be found here.

With the StudioLive connected, from Universal Control's opening window choose "Settings" > "Check Firmware"

 

-Factory Reset:

You will need to update the StudioLive using a connected computer running Universal Control 1.7.6.

Universal Control 1.7.6 can be found here.

With the StudioLive connected, from Universal Control's opening window choose "Settings" > "Factory Reset"

Shown here: StudioLive Classic - How to reset your mixer to Factory defaults - Factory Reset

 

J. Learning References:

-Manuals and Documentation

These can be found on each product's PreSonus.com Product page:

-Knowledge Base

The StudioLive Classic Knowledge Base index has numerous articles and instructions for various use-cases and can be found here:

-PreSonus Forum and Answers page

The community forum and Answers page are another way to find instructions for specific use-cases from other PreSonus Users and Staff.

 

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