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What is the difference between the settings "Pre1" and "Pre2" for the AUX busses on a studiolive 16.0.2 FW?

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asked Dec 13, 2018 in FireStudio Series by harleythomasdavis (180 points)
I know the PRE is for PRE-fader, which means I can control the AUX independent of the channel fader for all channels.  However, there are 2 of these PRE settings.  Cannot find anywhere what the difference is.

If this is a PRE fat channel thing, that would make sense.  But does anybody know which is which?

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answered Dec 18, 2018 by yvesrouillaud (750 points)

Pre1 is the setting that the auxes is taken post FAT Channel (HPF-NoiseGate-Comp-Eq-Limit) but pre fader.

Pre 2 is the setting post FAT channel and post fader. I even work with pre2 for stage speakers. It allow me to make a different mix on each but the sound of each channel is done as the front of house.

It does not influence on FAT channel of auxes output that have their own.

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answered Dec 28, 2021 by chinhdo (180 points)

This shows up on Google as the first result so I thought I would add the correct info from PreSonus:

  • Pre1 - (Pre-fader) Audio is sent to the Aux mix directly after the Preamp/Gain from the Main Mix layer. FAT Channel adjustments and Fader position from the Main mix are not included in the signal.
  • Pre2 - (Pre-fader) Audio is sent to the Aux mix directly after the FAT Channel adjustments. Gain, EQ, Comp, Gate and Limiter are all included in the signal to the Aux layer. Fader position from the Main Mix has no bearing on the signal into the Aux.
  • Post - (Post-fader) Audio is sent to the Aux mix after Gain, FAT Channel adjustments, and Main mix fader-position. All information is included in the signal.