PreSonus updates UC Surface software

PreSonus has released v1.3 of its UC Surface software for Mac, Windows, and iPad, which can now be used to control the company’s StudioLive AI-series Active Integration consoles, as well as the new StudioLive RM-series Active Integration rackmount mixers.

To celebrate the launch of the update, between 1 June and 31 July 2015 PreSonus is giving away a free PRM1 precision reference microphone with any StudioLive AI console or StudioLive RM rackmount mixer purchase.

“With UC Surface 1.3 we wanted to make the transition between the physical mixer and the software control an intuitive and seamless experience for StudioLive AI console users,” said PreSonus senior product manager Ray Tantzen. “We improved the workflows and made them more flexible in order to support the console mixers and incorporate feedback from RM users. With the ability to hide the master fader, improvements to navigating and managing mixes, and a new Quick Access panel, we’ve made the software even more battle-ready.”

In addition, UC Surface now includes Rational Acoustics’ Smaart Measurement Technology audio-analysis software. Previously implemented in the PreSonus VSL-AI control software for StudioLive consoles, Smaart comprises a spectrograph, real-time analyser, and three Smaart System Wizards that allow the user to easily view the frequency response of a venue, quickly calculate and set delay-system timing, as well as verify output connectivity. PreSonus claims to be the only company to integrate Smaart technology into a control application included with its mixers.

The update to UC Surface also adds new features for the StudioLive RM mixers. Mix options let the user change any aux mix into a subgroup, complete with A/B Fat Channel processing. New AVB options are integrated to provide flexibility when using an RM mixer as a stage box and monitor mixer with an AI console mixer networked at front-of-house.

The upgraded software maintains the same workflow with Windows, Mac, and iPad and supports iPad and Windows 8 multi-touch.

Registered StudioLive AI-series console and RM-series rack mixer customers can download UC Surface for Mac and Windows from their My.PreSonus accounts. UC Surface for iPad will be available soon from the Apple App Store. For more information, click on the link below.