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[The following comes to us from Cindy at Central Music Co., our distributor in China!]

Hello PreSonus! The 2012 Shanghai Music China Expo is finished. Last week, Central Music’s booth E6A32 attracted plenty of visitors. We’re please to show PreSonus products on our booth!

 

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Remember Fred, who did the TubePre V2 unboxing and comparison vids from a while back? He’s back, and so is his video camera, and so are his mad talents for making videos that are compelling and educational. He’s put together a great video illustrating  iPad DAW control via WiF, using the xDisplay remote monitor app.

Two birds, one stone:  He also regaled us with his story of how he came to find Studio One… and why he stuck with it!
CTRL-C, CTRL-V:

I was using an entry-level set up of Mixcraft as a DAW with a Lexicon Alpha USB Interface.  I wanted to move to an interface that could provide phantom power and better audio quality.  PreSonus had just announced the VSL series of interfaces.   Reviews of the previous interfaces were positive so I bought a AudioBox 22VSL—wish I had bought a 44VLS for extra inputs.  I liked the VSL software concept that allowed virtual mix control over inputs signals.  It included Studio One Artist but at the time I thought Mixcraft was giving me what I needed.  I started working with the 22VSL and immediately noticed the difference.  With the old interface I was constantly power cycling, reboot, etc to keep things running.  The 22VSL was rock solid, turn it on and it worked the entire session.

 I started having major problems with Mixcraft experiencing CPU crackles/pops and also critical file corruption issues which caused the loss of audio tracks and even entire projects. I decided to try the free copy of Studio One Artist that came with the 22VSL. It was quickly evident that I had made a light year jump in DAWs. No more crackles, pops or corrupt files.  More importantly, the features and sonic gains on recordings were incredible and the integration with 22VSL was seamless.  As I learned more about Studio One I realized I was now using a world class DAW.  Wanting more features, I upgraded to Producer and haven’t looked back.

When I compare the new tracks we’re producing with the AudioBox 22VSL/Studio One to what was produced with the old set up, I want to go back in time and re-do everything using 22VSL and Studio One.  The next phase for my home studio will be to add a StudioLive 16.0.2 using FireWire.  There is no question in my mind that Studio One will be the core of that set up as well.

 

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Wow! We’re flattered! I mean, really. The PreSonus Audiobox 1818VSL,  Studio One, and the StudioLive Mixers (the whole fam!) are nominated in this years’ Sound on Sound awards.

It’s a user poll, not one of those “Critic’s choice” things…  so, you know what to do here… right?  Make your voice heard, and we thank you for your support!

 

 

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Rick and Justin discuss what’s hip and horrific for Halloween 2012. This year, however, we’re not doing zombies. Not again. Zombies are TOTALLY dead.

OMG HAS ANYONE SEEN CARL?

 

 

 

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We’re proud to report that Studio One 2 has won Resolution’s DAW of the Year award for 2012! Here’s a snippit:
“The biggest boast is the integration of Melodyne. Selecting an audio clip and selecting the context-menu item Edit With Melodyne causes Melodyne to open in the lower window area and begin the detection process. A feature missed in the earlier version was transient detection, and this has been implemented incorporating an ‘Audio Bend’ function and integrating audio quantisation and groove extraction using Studio One;s straightforward drag-and-drop methodology. Another new feature is Track Comping—looped takes each create a new hidden Layer and you can the unpack them to see all the takes onscreen, Swiping sections and promoting them to the main track can be achieve easily with mouse dragging and shortcuts.” 
Read the full article here, or download the 2012 Winners Supplement. [PDF]

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



To hell with recycling, amirite?

Comedy rock upstarts Hero’s Last Mission recently sent us some of their feelings on the StudioLive 24.4.2:
“I love the board. Since I’ve had it we already recorded some demos and I had a gig doing live sound for a country radio station. They put me (the sound engineer) on the stage with the artists! Normally I would of thrown a fit, but with the StudioLive  I could mix from anywhere with the iPad! It’s so awesome!”

Art Padilla, Hero’s Last Mission

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Ace Baker

Chickenfoot hasn’t been together all that long, but they saw fit to re-issue their debut self-titled LP with a handful of live tracks.

If you’ve been to PreSonuSphere or checked out our blog, you may well know that these tracks would have been (and were) recorded by Ace Baker via a PreSonus StudioLive 24.4.2… and… let’s just say it sounds like a studio recording. It sounds like it was recorded in a studio, but it was recorded live.

Studio. Live. Get it? Oh, just listen:

 

Video via some magazine called Rolling Stone.

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Seriously, I could just set this thing to repeat and watch it all day.

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So, Mark Williams was traveling, as he is known to do. Being an international man of action is exhausting work, and someone snapped a shot of the guy as he just up and fell asleep—in a full suit—on the beach in Lisbon, Portugal. It’s tough work, but someone has to do it.

Anyhow, in true Mark Williams style, not only did he not break a sweat in the hot sun in a full suit, but when he got up to walk back to his car, there was no sand on his suit. Not a grain. Lone Ranger style.

I don’t know how he does it, but he better patent it ASAP. He could put the entire dry cleaning industry out of business.

 

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