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Seattle’s Brandon Scott has been saying nice things about us for a couple years now. Beneath his infinitely approachable demeanor, the guy is completely PreSonuCore. His home studio is almost completely draped in familiar silver and blue; a rack-mount roll-call finds the AudioBox 1818VSL, FireStudio Mobile, Studio One, and now the FaderPort all present and accounted for. The FaderPort is Scott’s latest acquisition, and he’s already singing the praises of portable power placed in the ‘Port’s petite profile—check out the cool video he made on the matter, below.

Hey Brandon – now that you’ve had some time to learn to love the FaderPort, try taking it away for a week and see what it does to your workflow. I DARE YOU!

Brandon’s been staying busy in true Scott form:

“Of late, I’m still writing some newer songs, recording some cover songs, doing a lot of video, and of course being a new daddy to a 7-month old has been challenging, but also amazing all at the same time. That’s probably my best job ever over anything else.”

“I’ve been doing a lot of mixing projects for people, of course using the amazingly beautiful Studio One. I’ve also gotten into video lately, I use Studio One to render any needed audio effects, and then bounce it back out to Final Cut or Adobe Premiere—and it lines up perfectly!”

“I want to thank you all for what you do for someone small like me. I appreciate you all at PreSonus and love you and Rick. Next time you all are out in Seattle let me know so we can hook up!”

Follow Brandon Scott on Twitter.

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Kevin Madigan, front of house mix engineer for a li’l band you may have heard of called Crosby, Stills, and Nash (!) speaks with Phil Garfinkel about his use of PreSonus interfaces and SMAART technologies at NAMM 2014!

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Long-time home recording honcho (and team captain of the #TeamPreSonus Men’s Cheer Squad) Joe Gilder has been popping up in all kinds of cool places lately, including but not limited to PreSonus LIVE, The Home Recording Weekly Podcast, PreSonuSphere, and… I don’t know, probably Wendy’s.
Joe recently spent some quality time over at was a guest on Home Recording Weekly’s podcast, talking about his new home studio. You might want to make a sandwich before tuning in, as this one runs a little long, but when Joe speaks, you really oughta listen. Note significant coverage of the StudioLive and Eureka around the 14:30 mark.
Thanks to Joe and Home Recording Weekly for this. You can/should keep up with all things Gilder over at Home Studio Corner.

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Check it out! KATFYR, who was so kind to present for us at NAMM 2014, just wrapped up this excellent demo of the sounds of Goldbaby Essentials, an incredible add-on pack for Studio One that includes meticulously sampled old-skool drum machines, lovingly sampled to cozy, warm, analog tape. Grab yourself a copy of Goldbaby Essentials by clicking here, and save a lot of money (and desk space) over buying all those hard-to-maintain and harder-to-afford analog beatboxes of yore. Hear the sounds of GoldBaby Essentials below!

 

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Here’s innovative and versatile PreSonus Artist Ian Ethan, performing “The Comforter” in his inimitable style on an 18-string acoustic doubleneck. Ian employs a lot of extended technique and looping to great effect. This is just one man and a doubleneck guitar, but it sounds like two guitars and a drum! Regarding the recording of this work, Ian says:

“I recorded this on-location at Ceaser Photography with my FireStudio Project and a laptop, as usual – a super easy and effective portable rig. I think it may be  my best recorded double-neck sound to date, even compared to stuff I’ve recorded in big high-end studios. I’m in the middle of recording my new album as well, at home, using a daisy-chained Firestudio Mobile and FireStudio 2626 to capture all of the live loop signals as well as the various pickup and internal mic outputs from my doubleneck, along with the external mics—a Royer 121 ribbon and Miktek CV4 tube condenser. I’m thrilled with how it’s sounding so far!”

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Thunder Soul, the incredible Jamie Foxx-produced music documentary of PreSonus Artists The Kashmere Stage Band, is airing soon on the Showtime network. This is an absolute must-see, feel-funky story about the power and influence of music education; the story of the Kashmere Stage band’s rise and reunion as led by the late Conrad “Prof” Johnson.

While I could write about this movie all day, I don’t want to spoil anything for you. Check out the trailer, and be sure to click here and read the Kashmere Stage Band’s biography in our artist section.


Find Thunder Soul on Showtime in February: 

Jan 30 – 9:35am – SHONXT
Feb 3 – 2:55 am – SHOFAM
Feb 5 – 3:55pm – SHOFAM
Feb 6 – 3:40am – SHOFAM
Feb 8 – 12:40pm, 9:05pm – SHOFAM
Feb 10 – 4:00am – SHOCHD
Feb 10 – 4:00am – SHOCSE
Feb 10 – 7:00am – SHOCSW
Feb 10 – 7:00am – SHOHDW

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In case the Shane and Shane workshops didn’t roll through your town, you can now enjoy some incredible online infotainment from Travis Brockway, live sound engineer for our new best friends, Shane and Shane.

Included below is coverage from the Shreveport, Louisiana stop of the workshop tour.

You may choose to make some soup and a sandwich first, as this one clocks in at a solid hour. That’s OK, considering it contains a lifetime’s worth of important info about the StudioLive AI PA Loudspeakers, StudioLive 32.4.2AI digital mixer, and how nicely they play together.

If you’re a live sound guy, this vid is a must-see.

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[This just in from Jessica Ramsey of Moon Honey! She offered some insights on using the FireStudio Mobile for memory loss aversion. ]

I suffer from melody-idea-loss-aphobia: the common fear that a melody will be lost forever if not immediately recorded. That said, the FireStudio Mobile was an invaluable tool for writing vocals on my new record. In two snaps, I’d hook it up to my laptop and lay down vocal demos. Thanks to Studio One I was able to try out my ideas, mixing lead and back up vocals on top of rough instrumental tracks the boys had already recorded.

I wrote and recorded a four-part vocal harmony for “The Ship” on my own bed at 3 a.m. I exported each harmony individually, so that when it came time to officially record the seven-minute-long epic of a song, I could play them back individually and nail them in one take… almost. The tracks were also extremely helpful when it came time to perform; I had four choir singers on stage with me at our last Manship Theatre show, and they learned/practiced their parts with the demo harmonies!

Here’s “The Ship:”


We’ve got a new album in the works, if you like what you hear in “The Ship,” why not throw in a little bit over at Kickstarter? You can pre-order the dreamy rock & roll album, or even have me cook a vegan dinner for you!

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The Audio Production Network just published an interview with top-shelf producer Sak Pase, AKA Sham Joseph, where he discusses his work on Jake Troth’s new EP, Double Black Diamond. Sak has production credits among several A-list artists, including but not limited to Kanye West, Jay-Z and Rhianna. 
For the Jake Troth project, Sak made the switch to Studio One 2.6 Professional. This EP is not Sak’s first rodeo—he’s used Pro Tools, Logic, and Cubase in the past, and seems to have settled on his weapon of choice. Sak says:
“Genuinely, the user interface is absolutely amazing; if you are a Logic user, the transition is so easy – there is no learning curve at all. I love how it sounds, and you can do some amazing thing with the editing of audio. It’s a very exciting program; whenever you have ideas, you can just shoot it open and there is a forum where you have all these ideas and you can see your ideas help shape the program, which is very interesting.”
Click here to read the interview in its entirety, where you can also learn a lot more about his tricks of the trade!

 

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[This just in from Julie at BREAKERBOX! Check out the video for their song, "Summertime," below. BREAKERBOX are PreSonus stalwarts through-and-through, taking advantage of the Central Station Plus, FireBox, a pair of FP10s, and the HP4 in their productions.]

Just wanted to touch base with you and to thank you and the folks at PreSonus on behalf of myself and BREAKERBOX for posting the launch of the #SUMMERTIME official music video. In only a few weeks, the video has gone viral reaching currently just over 306K views!

As you know, breaking a new rock band today isn’t the easiest of tasks, Scott & Christina started their own company 2 years ago, retaining all of their own publishing and distribution rights- along with a healthy team of sponsors such as yourselves they have reached a fantastic point in their career with BREAKERBOX where industry is finally starting to pay very strong attention.

Again, thank you for the support and for the great products!

Best,
Julie Knoffler

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