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StudioLive Series III Mixer Scene Backup

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asked Jun 6, 2017 in StudioLive Series III by Nirrad85 (2,060 points)
Hey All!

   My Series III 16 is coming today WOOT WOOT!!!!   I've been looking around for an answer to this, but can't seem to find exactly what I'm looking for.  I understand the mixers have scenes that can be saved, and backed up.  I'm assuming the answer is yes to my question but wanted to be sure 100%.

When you back up your settings on the series III mixers is that stored locally somewhere on the mixer?  Or if I wanted to take my settings with me and leave the mixer and transfer the settings to another series III, can I do that?

I've read the manual (the one that wasn't the reference manual...I'll be reading that next week) and didn't see any instructions on how to do this if it is possible.

If this is possible, what are the steps?

3 Answers

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answered Jun 6, 2017 by wapperdude (3,350 points)
New user here, too.  From my limited experience, there is no scene backup mechanism.  As there is no standard USB port, saving to thumb drive isn't possible.  The options, as I see it, are

1) scroll to bottom of scene list and make a duplicate copy

2) possibly to SD card

3) copy (transfer) to iPAD/computer via UC surface software.
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answered Jun 23, 2017 by Nirrad85 (2,060 points)
So I got my mixer, and finally figured out that the SD card slot wasn't working properly, as it never successfully completed a Speed test on any card that I of which being formatted according to the specifications on PreSonus' site, and the card itself was their number one recommended card to use with the StudioLive desks.  Sweetwater was great in getting a new one shipped to me over night.  This is a perfect situation where that backup/transfer feature would be really nice PreSonus!  Everything else worked good on my board but the card reader, and with the first try the new board gave me a completed speed test -- But I've been using the original board all this time and have scenes set up for different uses already...Now I have to manually transfer all of my settings because of this feature I'm officially making this request:

Whether it be firmware on the board to backup to the SD card, or some how back settings up through UC, we need this option to make life a little easier!  PreSonus please come up with a way to back up settings and scenes on removable/transferrable media so I move from board to board.
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answered Jul 11, 2017 by colvigdean (970 points)
You can save your scenes to an Ipad that has UC Surface installed and is connected.  We use our Ipad with UC Surface as a backup and save scenes in both places....on the console AND on the Ipad.