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[This just in from Seth Waters of Interpose Productions!]
Hey PreSonus! I just got the speakers. Here is a pic of them in the control room, as well as my review.
So, I just got my PreSonus Sceptre S8‘s today and I think my brains leaked out all over my desk.

I upgraded from Yamaha HS8OMs. I can’t say that there is ANY coloration. The Sceptres revealed details in my old mixes that I used to wonder about. Since listening to them through these s8′s I was instantly able to pinpoint areas I could have made better.
I tried to find a spot in my control room where I couldn’t hear the stereo image and I couldn’t find one. I might never buy another studio monitor.  Thanks to PreSonus, I’ll be cleaning brain matter off my desk now.

Seth Waters

Interpose Productions
Iron River, MI

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This just in from the Trevor Curwen at MusicRadar! They took the time to listen (closely) and review (favorably) our new Eris E8 monitors.

Thanks very much for this, guys. Here’s a snippet:

“This is a speaker that could easily take care of all recording and mixing possibilities in a small studio.”

Click through to MusicRadar to read the full review!

 

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PreSonus RoadShow

In September, Rodney Orpheus will be joining Source Distribution on a UK PreSonus roadshow, enabling you to talk to the PreSonus experts and spend some quality time with their latest product releases! Free merchandise and special deals will be available in-store at these times, so make sure you make it down!

The StudioLive 32.4.2 is the most fully featured and powerful StudioLive yet, and will be joined by the first PreSonus Sceptre CoActual™ monitors demoed in the UK – they combine an advanced coaxial design that integrates with a 32-bit DSP engine for highly accurate program reproduction. Add to that the grown-up yet bargain-priced Eris monitors and the premium ADL-700 channel strip, with tube circuit designed by Anthony DeMaria, and there’s something for everyone.

• Preview the amazing new StudioLive 32.4.2AI digital mixer – the most powerful, feature-packed StudioLive mixer yet
• Hear the incredible new Eris and Sceptre active monitors in action
• Get hands-on with the brilliant new ADL 700 tube channel strip
• Check out the new features in v2.6 of the award-winning Studio One DAW
• Free PreSonus merchandise and in-store deals on the day

For more information contact Source Distribution on 0208 962 5080 or email: info@sourcedistribution.co.uk

Tour Dates and Times are as Follows:

Monday September 9th
Studio Spares, 964 North Circular Road, London NW2 7JR: 10am-12.30pm
Red Dog Music, 16 Bromells Road, London SW4 0BG: 2pm-5pm

Tuesday September 10th
Absolute Music, 855 Ringwood Road, Bournemouth BH11 8NE: 10am-12.30pm
Guitar, Amp and Keyboard Centre, 78-81 North Road, Brighton BN1 1YD: 2.30pm-5.30pm

Wednesday September 11th
PMT, 136 Lawley Middleway, Birmingham B4 7XX: 10.30am-12.30pm
Academy of Sound, 16-22 Hillchurch St, Staffs, ST1 2EX: 2.00pm-4.30pm

Thursday September 12th
Production Room, 85 Roseville Road, Leeds LS8 5DT: 10.30am-1.30pm
Scan Pro Audio – Live Webcast @ 7pm

Friday September 13th 
Gear4Music, Unit 2 Great North Way, York YO26 6RB: 10am-12pm
Sounds Live, 27-29 Dean St, Newcastle NE1 1PQ: 2pm-4.30pm

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This lucky winner took home a pair of Eris E5 studio monitors at our Thunder Roadshow at Alto Music in Middletown, NY!

Check out the PreSonus events page to see when the Thunder RoadShow is coming through your town:

http://www.presonus.com/community/events

You might walk away with free PreSonus gear! And if you don’t, you will still walk away with knowledge of the latest PreSonus gear, including the StudioLive 32.4.2AI and the new StudioLive AI PA speakers.

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Further cementing their long-standing reputation as stewards of quality in pro audio journalism, Tape Op recently ran a flattering review of our Eris Monitors, which, coincidentally enough, are now in stores. Doublethanks to Eli Crews for the kind words.

A few of those words follow: “I found both of these monitor models very useful tools for the imperfect art of home-studio mixing… if you were to put them up in a very controlled environment, next to speakers you paid a bunch of money for, you would probably find things here and there about them you didn’t like – although you may be surprised. Setting them up in my humble (yet effective) home studio for a few months helped me hear things I wasn’t hearing previously and helped me to provide better mixes for my clients. At the end of the day, that matters much more than the price tag of the speaker or the label on the front. Job well done, PreSonus.” Click here to read the full review: http://tapeop.com/reviews/gear/96/eris-e5-active-studio-monitor/

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Sonic Sense Pro Audio just posted this first-look (first-listen?) video of the Sceptre S8 CoActual monitors. They compared the Sceptre S8 ($749, each) to the much more expensive Genelec 8050A ($2195, each) and the Adam A7x ($699, each) monitors. All monitors involved in the shootout were cautiously miked and measured, and detailed frequency response and phase charts are presented for each.

Sonic Sense is very thorough, which I suppose makes for the “Sense” part of “Sonic Sense.”

Click through to the Sonic Sense blog post here to get their full review, but in the meantime here’s a snippet:
“As promised, the sound quality truly does stand up well beside high-end monitors that have become “household” names in the studio world including ADAM, Genelec, JBL, and Neumann.”

 

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The kind folks at American Musical Supply just announced their incredible PreSonus giveaway, including a whopper of a $5,129 prize package that includes:

It’s easy to enter, just click here and fill out their form! This is an incredible chance to get a whole lotta stuff with minimal effort, which is always a popular proposition.

 

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Our recent “Why I Switched to Studio One” video contest was such a smashing success that we decided to kick it up a notch.

So, here’s your contest. Prime directive? Extrapolate! The whole human race deserves to know why you chose the StudioLive mixer out of the billions and billions of mixers available in our little blue corner of the galaxy. The best video, as chosen by PreSonus galactic overlords, will receive the flagship mixer of our next generation, the StudioLive 32.4.2AI—a $3,999 value. 

So, again, we want videos. Billions and billions of videos! This contest shares much in common with the last contest, but with the following upgrades:

  • No online voting this time. PreSonus will choose the winning video. Last time we got a lot of fraudulent votes that we traced to an IP address in a pirate sector of Zeta Centauri.
  • The second-place winner will receive a pair of Sceptre S8 monitors, a $1,999 value.
  • Non-English submissions are welcome, but must include English subtitles to qualify for entry.
  • Please keep your videos around 1:30, 2:00 maximum. Videos even one picosecond over 2:00 will not be considered for entry.

Here’s the rest of the guidelines.

Create a video detailing why you chose the StudioLive mixer over the universe of mixers available.

  • Be specific about why you chose the StudioLive. Discuss your favorite most-used features.
  • Be mindful of the YouTube generation’s attention span. Keep it around 1:30.
  • Upload the video to YouTube, and make sure it’s set to be publicly viewable.
  • Submit your link at Facebook.com/PreSonus, using the VIDEO CONTEST application viewable under our cover photo. All fields are required. Submit by October 1, 2013 to qualify.
  • That’s it! You’re entered!

Here’s what we’re NOT in search of:

  • Nudity, profanity, violence, or any content that YouTube would remove your video over.
  • Videos that are too long. Keep it around 1:30, please.
  • “I like Studio One, AND NOW HERE’S MY BAND CHECK US OUT WE’LL BE PLAYING AT THE HOQIUAM SENIOR CENTER ON SATURDAY.” Stay on-topic.
  • If you use music in the video, it must be your own. No cover songs.
  • Film school projects/Oscar Contenders. You don’t need a Director of Photography, Hair & Makeup department, or Final Cut Pro to win. But it might help.

The grand prize winner will receive a StudioLive 32.4.2AI, and a free upgrade to Studio One Professional 2.5. If you’re already running Studio One Pro 2.5, we can connect you  with the PreSonus product of your choice as long as it’s under $300 in value.

The second place winner will receive a pair of Sceptre S8 monitors.

All video content submitted becomes the property of PreSonus Audio Electronics. Winner will be announced on or around October 2, 2013

Full lawyer-appeasing legalese can be found here.

The 32.4.2AI is light years ahead of previous StudioLive consoles, offering:

  • Double the amount of onboard internal effects buses and graphic EQs
  • Six mute groups
  • User-assignable Quick Scene buttons.
  • A Wi-Fi LAN adapter–no computer required for wireless connectivity!
  • 64 times the processing power and 10,000 times the amount of RAM of the StudioLive 24.4.2.

 

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We just found this stellar review of the Eris monitors from Jon Chappell at Harmony Central. John says:

“Of course, there plenty of comparably priced speakers, but PreSonus has differentiated the Eris line in some key ways, principally the extensive tone control options (these can really make a different in rooms that don’t have ideal acoustics), analog power amplifiers instead of digital, and the easy accommodation of consumer as well as professional gear. PreSonus has a reputation of making great products “for the rest of us,” and the Eris speakers follow that philosophy.”

Click on over to Harmony Central to read the review in full for yourself!

 

 

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