London’s Absolute Radio has recently added a PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2 digital console to its mobile setup. The StudioLive filled a number of needs for both functionality and portability, explained Dean Woodcock, Absolute’s head of broadcast technology and IT: "Absolute Radio are recording more and more sessions outside our main Soho studios, often in more unique venues where a PA isn't necessarily part of the setup," he said. "We needed a solution that was compact, portable, fully featured, and that could multitask as a FOH unit, as well as take care of our recording for broadcast. The StudioLive appealed straight away. From a live perspective it can handle both FOH and monitors and offers up a range of I/O options and onboard processing, while handling the multitrack recording, as well, with a single click, via Capture - all from the same unit. "We broadcast live from a number of summer festivals, including Isle Of Wight, Hard Rock Calling, Latitude, and many others. We used to bring an entire remote-station setup in the back of two tail-lift vans, but the StudioLive has enabled us to dramatically streamline the setup, while giving us even more flexibility. For example, we soundchecked and mixed Squeeze through the board while it was being used to broadcast the breakfast show live from Isle Of Wight, then put the band to air to close the show." www.presonus.com
Scrub provides Pro production Tools for Absolute Radio
All four of Absolute Radio's studios have been upgraded to the latest version of the software, installed and configured by Scrub staff.