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Can't find a good basic vocal reverb effect on Studiolive PreSonus StudioLive Series III 16R rack mixer

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asked Dec 13, 2018 in StudioLive Series III by nikolaosarnaoutakis (250 points)
After listening all the available reverbs on my 16 R Studiolive Series III rack mixer, I just cant find a good basic reverb that I can use for Vocals like a good basic hall reverb or a good basic plate reverb. I have tried to edit some of the available reverbs on the available reverb modules provided, but again without any satisfactory results !  Does anybody with this mixer have any opinions on the subject or similar views ?

Kind regards


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answered Dec 20, 2018 by stephenpertesis (160 points)
You are correct; they aren't good. I found ONE useable one which is the "concert hall" on the digital reverb. I have to set the diffusion almost all the way up or else any snare I might send will get really bad ping-pong type slap backs (hard to explain; just not good). The effects on the X32 are better and more cohesive. I should have sprung for the extra $150 to get the X32 rack. Presonus is making a good attempt, but I made a poor choice in purchase here. It's VERY entry level compared to x32.
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answered Dec 20, 2018 by nikolaosarnaoutakis (250 points)
Dear Steve,

Thank you very much for your answer.

It is a very good suggestion and now I am using this setting you just suggested !

I really dont know though what to do regarding a good vocal reverb sound for this mixer

I hope Presonus will release some better reverbs soon !

Maybe I should buy an external good reveb effect processor but then this defeats the object  having a digital mixer !!


Nikos Arnaoutakis

Aghios Nikolaos Crete
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answered Dec 20, 2018 by jonnydoyle (135,900 points)
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If you wish to wise a DAW such as Studio One that came with your mixer you could use a plugin live.
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answered Dec 22, 2018 by nikolaosarnaoutakis (250 points)
Thank you jonny for your suggestion.

Its an interesting aproach but that would complicate things in a live performanse environment and also it would require carring an extra piece of hardware with you !