From the Live2Play Bloggers

Over the past week I’ve had the pleasure of testing out not one, but two new gadgets from our friends over at IK Multimedia.  Not only are they new, but they’re both second generation/updates to previous models.  Today we’re going to discuss the pros and cons of each device in relation to the originals.


My successful journey with the PreSonus StudioLive AI – Series PA speakers has been fascinating!

I am trying to find something negative to say. Maybe they should come with a sign that says, “Hey. Idiot. Check the Speaker Attenuation control.”

Right out of the box the 328’s sound amazing. The speakers are beautifully voiced. They sound natural and authentically reproduce the human voice.

People and their damn cell phones, it just gets worse and worse.

We put the StudioLive AI Series powered speakers through the ringer with several gigs over 10 weeks in three states with three different sound guys running them, and for very different kinds of gigs.This is gonna be a long one. In several parts.

As MAYHEM FEST winds down the 2014 edition was incredible!

The one area still generating significant revenue to successful artists is concert tours. These earnings often match or exceed the net income they receive from record sales.  — Phalen “Chuck” Hurewitz Esq.


Before we get into today’s review, a little history on my studio background is probably applicable.  My first job in the pro-audio world was being a studio-tech for a local university.  My job consisted of setting up mics, running cable, supplying blank CD’s to the engineer, etc.  The bulk of our work was recording recitals for music majors, choir concerts, orchestral concerts, and student projects.  Over time I progressed and became a senior studio engineer, essentially meaning I got to boss around the guys running cable, and the sound quality of the final product, good or bad, was my fault.

There’ve been a couple of Mackie SRM650 loudspeakers here that have been waiting patiently to go out on the road.