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Thanks to the kind folks at Crossfadr for this review of the Eris E8s, which are currently enjoying some great momentum due in no small part to support from teams like theirs. A quick highlight:

“Ultimately, someone looking to setup a home studio or who needs portable monitors ought to go with the PreSonus Eris E8. The quality’s professional level, the functions are versatile, and the design is fairly portable – so how much more could you want?”

Read their full review by clicking here.

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The Music Education Expo is the UK’s largest conference for anyone involved in music education. Over 150 exhibitors will be present! This is an excellent opportunity to network and scour for the latest and greatest educational resources from the world’s best manufacturers! Registration is FREE, and the event takes place at the Barbican Centre in London.

While you’re there, be sure to visit Source Distribution at booth C13 to see the latest from PreSonus, including Notion 4, Studio One, StudioLive AI mixers, Eris 4.5 and models from the AudioBox series. Not only that, but all visitors can get a FREE copy of Studio One Artist recording software, a £79 value! 

Click here to register! More info can be found at www.musiceducationexpo.co.uk.

 

 

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The Kashmere Stage Band is experiencing some SERIOUS momentum thanks to the recent documentary that is receiving constant critical praise. Residents of Houston can catch the band LIVE tromorrow, 2/5/14, and be a part of music history as the performance will be filmed for posterity! Furthermore, the band will be using a StudioLive 32.4.2AI to record the show to Capture!

If you’re on the area, come on down to The Crescent Moon and GET FUNK’D! Get tickets by clicking here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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PreSonus LIVE airs today: REALLY ADVANCED MIXING with Joe Gilder!

2 p.m. CST / 3 p.m. EST / Noon PST / 19:00 UK / 20:00 EU

http://www.presonus.com/videos/presonuslive


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The FREE update to Studio One 2.6.2 introduces, among other things, support for Add-ons, which will include program extensions, soundsets, plug-ins, and who knows what else. But to kick things off, we’re proud to introduce the following trifecta:

Goldbaby Essentials:
If you’re looking to get your 808 on without shelling out $3,500 on ebay—and don’t forget that a MIDI-sync mod will run you for another couple hundred—this is the right pack for you at less than 1/100th of the price. But drum machines don’t begin and end X0X kick drums, so the exclusive Goldbaby Essentials Soundset for Impact features a whopping 500 samples from beatboxes of yore, arranged into 32 Impact drum kit presets and 124 new musicloops.

This collection is very different than that no-name drum machine sample collection you regrettably BitTorrented a while back. You know the one I’m talking about: rife with clipping, inconsistent filenames, and varied sample rates. You got what you didn’t pay for. Goldbaby Essentials has been meticulously, professionally sampled by a real pro, and processed with warm, saturated, real-analog-tape-saturated goodness. Add to that the money, space, and time you’re saving when compared to buying all those drum machines and sampling them yourself—and you can’t deny that Goldbaby Essentials is even better than the real thing(s).

You can purchase and download Goldbaby Essentials for $29.99 by clicking here.

You can hear a demo of the Goldbaby Essentials sounds via SoundCloud:

 

Ampire XT Metal Pack:
If your sonic endeavors concern matters more grim and forstbitten, then the Ampire XT Metal Pack is your expressway to the heavy-guitar underworld. The pack features six new bröötal amp models for Ampire, as well as six new cabinet emulations.

Furthermore, we’ve recognized that metal drums (and metal drummers) have rightfully begun to infringe on the guitar’s monopolization of the metal spotlight. As such, we’ve included a brand-new metal drum kit for Impact, rife with clicky kick drums, anvil snares, and, well, metallic cymbals. We decided against including drum samples inspired by St. Anger. Up the Irons!

You can purchase and download the Ampire XT Metal Pack for $29.99 by clicking here.

 

You can hear a demo of the Metal Pack sounds via SoundCloud:

 

Studio One Artist MP3 Encoder:
This long-requested feature for Studio One Artist is now available as a convenient and inexpensive Add-on! Add .MP3 import and export functionality to Studio One Artist for a low price. Once you’ve installed this, clear up a little disk space by uninstalling Audacity—you won’t be needing it to get your .MP3s converted to .WAVs for use in Studio One Artist anymore.

You can purchase and download the MP3 Encoder $9.99 by clicking here.

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Beginning at 10:00 am PST, we’re bringing you LIVE coverage of our NAMM presentations—and a whole lot more—from our NAMM booth in Anaheim, California!

Tune in at http://www.presonus.com/videos/presonuslive to see the show(s)!

Thursday 01-23-14:

10:00 – 11:00
StudioLive Active Integration
with the PreSonus All-Stars

11:30-12:30
KATFYR: Producing EDM in Studio One

1:00-2:00
Studio One Production
with Naomi Mercer

2:30-3:30
StudioLive Active Integration
with “Special Guests”

4:00-5:00
Bass Masters: STEVE BAILEY AND VICTOR WOOTEN, and an ADL 700

5:30-6:00
Jam with Randy Emata
& the PreSonus All-Stars

Friday:

10:00 – 11:00
StudioLive Active Integration
with the PreSonus All-Stars

11:30-12:30
KATFYR: Producing EDM in Studio One

1:00-2:00
Sak Pase: Using Studio One toFree Your Mind

2:30-3:30
StudioLive Active Integration with “Special Guests”

4:00-5:00
KHALIQ GLOVER: Controlling the Mix in Studio One

5:30-6:00
Jam with Randy Emata & the PreSonus All-Stars

Saturday: 

10:00 – 11:00
StudioLive Active Integration
with the PreSonus All-Stars

11:30-12:30
KATFYR: Producing EDM in Studio One

1:00-2:00
Studio One Production with Naomi Mercer

2:30-3:30
StudioLive Active Integration with “Special Guests”

4:00-5:00
Khaliq Glover: Controlling the Mix in Studio One

5:30-6:00
Jam with Randy Emata & the PreSonus All-Stars

 

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If you’re reading this, it’s already relevant to your interests. Why? Because if you’re the sort of person who spends free time poking around on the blog of an audio equipment manufacturer, then you’re someone who loves gear.

And if you love gear, then you should get to go to NAMM, the biggest annual party full of gear and gear-lovin’ on the planet. But sadly, most of you don’t get to. And seriously, what kind of bum deal is that? It’s like showing a happy kid who loves candy the brand-new discount candy emporium that just opened, and then saying “Sorry, remember what the doctor said about your early-onset diabetes? No candy.”

So, as much as we would love to have purchased all of you die-hard members of #TeamPreSonus badges to the show, the fact of the matter is you wouldn’t all fit in the convention center. We’ve done the next best thing. At the time of this writing, Justin and Rick are packing wooden crates full of cameras, switching devices, routers, (wired and wireless) microphones, and positive attitudes, and we are lugging an entire broadcast station to NAMM. Once there, we will broadcast LIVE from the show floor on Jan 23-25.

Tune in at www.presonus.com/videos/presonuslive. The broadcast will be repeated each day for those of you on the dark side of our planet during the live segments, and will include our booth presentations, interviews, The Cave and Ryan Show, and probably a bunch of surprises.

Sure, you could check in periodically at manufacturer Facebook pages to get boring, blurry pictures of new gear, but why settle for that when you can see the glorious sway of Cave’s wavy locks in 720p?

In our continued efforts to play well with others, we will be bringing you coverage of ANY and ALL cool new NAMM stuff that strikes our fancy, and hopefully yours. We know that you are interested in stuff from brands other than PreSonus, (so are we) and nobody likes the guy at the party who only talks about himself, right?

So, mark your calendars for Jan 23-25, while I start charging camera batteries and clearing off memory cards. I won’t see you in Anaheim, but you will certainly see us from Anaheim.

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Rick, Justin, and our hard-workin’ video team just wrapped up a series of no-less-than 14 new videos covering the StudioLive AI digital mixers and Capture 2. Topics include editing and saving your Fat Channel presets, connecting your StudioLive AI to wireless devices, Quick Mix Scenes, and tons more, all divvied-up into brief, tender, bite-sized morsels. Dig in, eat up, and pig out on our feast of knowledge.

StudioLive AI Mixer playlist:

 

Capture 2 playlist:

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