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[This just in from Guido Craveiro, who is taking his StudioLive on the road with his band, Maxim!]

Hey PreSonus! 

I’ve been using  my StudioLive 24.4.2 for monitoring, and we just got another for front of house.  We did the entire October Maxim  tour with both consoles!
I recorded this performance using all 24 tracks, which I mixed later at home in-studio. The main vocal and bass are both run through the ADL 700. Wishing you all the best and a good entrance to 2014!

 

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



Chances are that if you’re looking at Sceptre monitors, you’ve already got a pair of monitors and are looking to upgrade. Cool! While we’ve kept the price as reasonable as possible, it’s no secret that the Sceptres are completely pro—even the pros think so. You can also check out the 5-star user reviews from Sweetwater.com customers by clicking here.

While we’re flattered that you’ve considered the Sceptres, we would encourage you to refrain from hastily tossing your old, mediocre monitors on Craigslist. Why? Because even with the Sceptres, having multiple monitoring options allows you to check out how your mixes will sound  on less-than-ideal setups.

Enter Monitor Station. It would be a total pain in the ear to have to re-wire your studio just to A/B your mix on a couple pairs of speakers, so let the Monitor Station take over. And until March 31, 2014, you will get a Monitor Station for FREE if you buy a pair of Sceptres. That’s a whopping $299 value!

The Monitor Station allows you to connect up to three pairs of monitors, so you can get an idea of what your mixes sound like on your shiny new Sceptres, average speakers, crappy computer speakers, or whatever else you would like to plug to it.

Furthermore, you can mix with your producer buddies in private with four LOUD headphone Outs, and a talkback mic allows you to politely request that the drummer stop beating the devil out of your Blue Mics Kiwi that you probably shouldn’t have let him use on the snare. Lastly, you can sum your mixes to mono at the touch of a button to check for phase problems.

Oh, and there’s a great big volume knob.

Getting in with the new doesn’t mean you have to get out with the old. With this package deal, you will make dramatic improvements to your monitoring with a single purchase.

Get the rebate form by clicking here.

If you’re in the US, click here to find a dealer. Folks outside the US can find a dealer by clicking here.

Category Sceptre | 8 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard



New Gear for the New Year

January 1,2014

In the spirit of kinda obvious marketing mnemonics, let’s sale-a-brate! Got a bundle of yuletide cashflow burning a hole in your stocking? Why not use some of it to get more PreSonusbang for your giftbuck? Here’s our monthly all-in-one-wrap-up of the best ways to not spend all of your money.


 

Buy Sceptre Monitorss, get Monitor Station FREE – a $299 value!

Click here for the full details, but here’s the gist: Purchase a pair of Sceptre monitors, and get a FREE Monitor Station. Knowing how your mixes will translate in multiple listening environments is of paramount importance to professional audio production, and nothing does it better than the Monitor Station.

Add this single-purchase setup to your existing monitor rig and transform yourself from a mixing greenhorn to a production powerhouse.

Get the Sceptre/Monitor Station rebate form by clicking here.

 


Buy Eris E5 or E8 monitors, get Studio One Artist, for FREE, a $99 value

If you’re going to get a pair of reasonably-priced, incredible-sounding speakers, it would do them (and you) a disservice to use less than a reasonably-priced, incredible-sounding DAW. For a limited time, if you purchase Eris E5 or E8 monitors, we’ll throw in Studio One Artist, FREE! No rebate forms required on this one.

All you need to do is purchase your monitor(s), and visit the brand-new my.presonus.com and register them. The download link for Studio One Artist will appear in your account. Note that you will only receive a single copy of Studio One per pair of monitors purchased. This offer ends March 31, 2013.

 

 


  Buy an AudioBox 1818VSL before January 31, 2014, get an HP4 Headphone Amplifier FREE

These two products make a great team. The AudioBox 1818VSL offers eight XLR inputs. And if you need eight inputs, you probably have more than one musician in the room, which would imply that you need a few different headphone mixes for monitoring. Unless, of course, you’re recording an octopus playing eight single-note melodies on eight different monophonic synthesizers.If that’s the case, please invite me to your Christmas party.

The AudioBox 1818VSL allows for monitoring your recording with effects but without latency, and when combined with the HP4 headphone amplifier, this game-changing experience can be shared with three of your friends. This offer ends January 31, 2014.

Click here to get the rebate form for your free HP4 headphone amplifier.


If you’re in the US, click here to find a dealer. Folks outside the US can find a dealer by clicking here.

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



Jim Boitnott and John Mlynczak spoke at PreSonuSphere 2013 about Notion 4 notation software, including how to best use it alongside PreSonus Studio One.

For more on Notion 4, click here: http://www.notionmusic.com/products/notion4.html
For more on Studio One, click here: http://www.presonus.com/products/studio-one

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The mighty mighty Craig Anderton took the time to put the PreSonus Cheifs in the honchos in his signature style: no advance questions! All responses you see here are given on-the-fly and not prepared ahead of time.

Join us at PreSonuSphere next year to be there in person!
https://presonusphere2013.presonus.com/

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How many of these reviews are we up to now, ten? In this one, AskAudio Magazine test drives the new Eris E8s, and in doing so compares them favorably to his long-time standbys from Genelec, which he claims to have been using for 15 years.  By the way, the Eris E8s cost a lot less than comparable Genelec options.

Enthusiastic thanks and raised glasses to G.W. Childs IV of AskAudio for his kind words, which include:

“The Eris 8s are really phenomenal reference monitor, not only for the price, but just in regard to reference monitors, in general.”

Read their full review here.

 

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John Mills takes us on a whirlwind tour of all things Active Integration at PreSonuSphere 2013.

Active Integration products sense each other, interact and work together wirelessly, feature 32-bit floating-point DSP and seamlessly integrated software. They run on CPUs far more powerful than competitors’ current audio products—PreSonus has realized this dream with its new Active Integration technology.

PreSonus®’ next-generation Active Integration products combine powerful 32-bit floating-point DSP, wireless and wired communication, and proprietary software to solve real-world live sound and studio problems. During the past four years, PreSonus has led the industry in hardware/software integration, and Active Integration takes this concept to a new level, offering high-end capabilities that have never been available before.

For more on Active Integration, click here: http://www.presonus.com/news/press_releases/Active-Integration

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



Recording a guitarist with as signature a technique as Steve Dodds introduces some unusual recording quandaries. Fortunately for 5aint, his PreSonus AL 700, ADL 600, StudioLive digital mixer, and Studio One DAW provided everything he needed for the task at hand.

Dodds’ signature “guitabla” stylings are in high demand, as he has been a prolific session player and frequent collaborator with the likes of Steven Stills, Sarah McLachlan, Karen Eden, and more, having worked on projects with notable producers like David Kershenbaum, Jill Joes, Alan Moulder, and Martin Page. His more recent focus has been on his dynamic, genre-blending solo material.

 

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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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A lot of holiday marketing hoo-haw talks about “stocking stuffers.” This sort of hype is intended to resonate with that segment of the Pinterest crowd that believes “good things come in small packages.” That’s cool and all, but I know for a fact that we musicians like nothing more than unwrapping a great big box full of pro audio gear and promptly getting it up and running. Preferably before the goose is served, and grandma falls asleep in the recliner, wine glass in hand. And besides, you already have a couple of stocking stuffers. They’re called “feet.”

Here’s a look at some opportunities to save some hay-pennies on our already reasonably-priced studio stuffers.

Free Gig Bag with Purchase of StudioLive 16.0.2 Digital Mixer 

Buy a StudioLive 16.0.2, get a sweet, steely-grey carrying case. Even the most abominable of snowmen need to leave the cave now and again, and we feel the StudioLive should go with them. This fashionable, admittedly box-like gig bag will keep your StudioLive 16.0.2 warm and toasty through the most boreal of polar tundras.  Save your receipt! This promo ends Dec. 31, 2013.

Click here to get the Rebate Form for your free StudioLive 16.0.2 gig bag!

 


 

Buy Any AudioBox VSL Interface, Get Upgrade to Studio One Producer for Free, $99 Value

Usually the AudioBox VSL interfaces ship with Studio One Artist, but for a limited time you can get bumped up to Studio One Producer, which includes VST support, and the ability to import/export .MP3s.  This offer ends Dec. 31, 2013. Your upgrade activation key will be provided via email.

Click here to get the rebate form for your $99 upgrade to Studio one Producer 2.

 


 

Buy an AudioBox 1818VSL before January 31, 2014, get an HP4 Headphone Amplifier FREE

These two products make a great team. The AudioBox 1818VSL offers eight XLR inputs. And if you need eight inputs, you probably have more than one musician in the room, which would imply that you need a few different headphone mixes for monitoring.

Unless, of course, you’re recording an octopus playing eight single-note melodies on eight different monophonic synthesizers. If that’s the case, please invite me to your Christmas party.

The AudioBox 1818VSL allows for monitoring your recording with effects but without latency, and when combined with the HP4 headphone amplifier, this game-changing experience can be shared with three of your friends.

This offer ends January 31, 2014.

Click here to get the rebate form for your free HP4 headphone amplifier.


 

Buy Eris E5 or E8 monitors, get Studio One Artist, for FREE!

If you’re going to get a pair of reasonably-priced, incredible-sounding speakers, it would do them (and you) a disservice to use less than a reasonably-priced, incredible-sounding DAW. For a limited time, if you purchase Eris E5 or E8 monitors, we’ll throw in Studio One Artist, FREE!

No rebate forms required on this one. All you need to do is purchase your monitor(s), and visit the brand-new my.presonus.com and register them. The download link for Studio One Artist will appear in your account. Note that you will only receive a single copy of Studio One per pair of monitors purchased.

This offer ends Dec. 31, 2013.


If you live in the USA, click here to find a list of dealers in your area to take advantage of these deals. Customers outside the US can click here.

 

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Posted by Ryan Roullard