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This just in from Josh Gilligan, who claims “95% of my album was tracked through XMAX preamplifiers,” among other things. The proof, as they say, is in the custard, so be sure to scroll down to hear his recordings for yourself.

“Hey, guys! I just wanted to let you all know that PreSonus is a central part of my home studio and production process. I’ve been a PreSonus user for years with the TubePre and Eureka, and now the Studiolive 16.0.2 and HP4. 95% of my album was tracked through XMAX preamplifiers and I would put their sonic integrity up against just about anything. Looking to go to an interface with an ADAT option soon, and I’ve got my eye on more PreSonus gear. Thank you guys so much. You really make it possible for independent musicians to make great sounding records on a budget and in tight spaces. I’ve shared with my friends and they love your gear as well. Listen to my record over on SoundCloud, I couldn’t have done it without PreSonus.”

 

-Josh Gilligan

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, September 2012

PreSonus™ has announced the winners of its Pads ‘n’ ‘Pods Giveaway Contest.

Chosen from thousands of online entries, the winners – one in the U.S. and one in Europe – were awarded a complete StudioLive™ 16.0.2 / Apple® Remote Control Kit, including four iPod® touches and a 16 GB iPad® 3.

The winner of the European Pads ‘n’ Pods giveaway is Andreas Rösch of Nürnberg, Germany. Andreas mixes his band Segard using a StudioLive 24.4.2 console.

padspods EU Winner
Andreas Roesch 
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“Winning this prize gives us the freedom to use iPods® to mix our monitors on stage and enables us to rapidly achieve the best in-ear sound,” says Rösch. “What’s more, our sound engineer is no longer bound to the FOH location. He can now operate the console via iPad from anywhere in the venue. We’re about to embark on a tour across Germany and will be able to exploit the full potential of the StudioLive technology. Thank you, PreSonus!”

In the U.S., the lucky prize winner is Sean Menza of Lakewood, Washington. Sean uses a StudioLive 16.0.2 to mix and record his band Unified Culture. “The StudioLive console gives us everything we need to mix our band, from great-sounding preamps to onboard effects,” says Menza. “We’ve always loved the fact that it gives us more than enough aux buses to give everyone a monitor mix. With our new Pads ‘n’ ‘Pods prizes, we can use QMix™ to control our mixes up on stage. And I can use the iPad® to mix the band live from anywhere in the room. It doesn’t get any cooler than that.”

Sean Menza 
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StudioLive Remote software, available free from the Apple App Store, provides direct wireless control over PreSonus Virtual StudioLive software for Mac®and Windows®, allowing you to remote-control any StudioLive mixer. QMix software (also available free from the App Store) enables each musician to control their own individual monitor mix using an iPhone® or iPod touch®.

For more information on StudioLive Remote go to www.presonus.com/products/StudioLive-Remote

For more information on QMix, go to www.presonus.com/products/QMix

For more information on Andreas Rösch’s band Segard,

go to www.segard.de, or www.facebook.com/segardrock

For more info on Sean Menza’s band Unified Culture, go to www.facebook.com/unifiedculture

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So, I wasn’t invited to attend WFX Atlanta 2012 myself. And you see what happens? Instead of my really nice photos, we have all these shaky-cam 2.3 megapixel cell-phone camera shots. But, hey, that’s more “street,” right? They are more “authentic,” yes? In some schools of thought, “authenticity” is what happens when people don’t read manuals.

I kid, mostly. It’s OK, I didn’t want to be packed in a crate again anyhow.  The show was Grrrreaat!

 

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The incomparable Al Green played at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival this year, and his 14-piece band ran through a pair of StudioLive 24.4.2s. We talked to Al Davis, his engineer, about how the StudioLives meet The Reverend Al Green’s demands.

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Geaux TEC Awards!

Wow. Double wow. We are humbled and honored to have received nominations in Mix Online’s 28th Annual TEC Awards. That’s nominations, plural. In fact, four products of ours were nominated across four categories. They include:

 

Audio Apps Technology for Smartphones & Tablets 
PreSonus QMix 

Computer Audio Hardware 
PreSonus AudioBox 1818VSL 

Workstation Technology 
PreSonus Studio One Professional V2 

Small Format Console Technology
PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2 

From Mix Online’s announcement:

“The TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio announces the Technical Achievement nominees for the 28th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, to be held Friday, January 25, 2013, in Anaheim, Calif. Presented by the TEC Foundation, the TEC Awards is the pro audio industry’s most prestigious awards show honoring outstanding achievement in product innovation and sound production.

Online voting will begin in November among members of various professional audio organizations, and qualified professionals subscribing to audio and music products trade publications.”

Big big thanks to Mix Online for their continued support of PreSonus.  November can’t come soon enough, and who knows, maybe this time we’ll actually freakin’ win, which would make this all eligible for the ultra-rare Quadruple Wow.

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The above might be my favorite PreSonus Blog headline EVER. The below comes to us from Sudhin Prabhakar, all-around great guy from Pro Musicals, our distributor in India!

“Award-winning gospel quartet Ernie Haase with Signature Sound were recently in Chennai, and had agreed to record a song and video for a local record label with a Chennai-based choir backing them.

 
They had only a few hours to get this recording done, so they appointed audio engineers Timmy Madhukar and Sean Bout to achieve this. The engineering team decided unanimously that the best way to do this would be to use the PreSonus StudioLive 24.4.2 digital mixing console with FireWire interface built in.
 
We had to work within several limitations of space and time. The control room was a small box-shaped room above the shooting floor, just 4 feet high, and the recording rig had to be compact with minimal wiring complications. The StudioLive 24.4.2 fit the bill perfectly, as you can see.
 
Setup was a breeze. The mixer was plugged into a MacBook Pro and worked perfectly, as expected. Giving the band and the singers a comfortable monitor mix was a matter of a few seconds. The entire session was over in a few hours.
 
Thanks to exclusive all India distributor ProMusicals for tech support and photographs.”
 
 

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Check it out! The Berklee College of Music has a bunch of informative new videos up on Direct-to-Fan Marketing.

Appropriately enough, this includes two insightful interviews with Nimbit’s founder, Patrick Faucher.

It doesn’t end there, however. Click through and sign in to the Berklee site and check out further videos featuring wisdom on the direct-to-fan model from Benji Rogers, Erin McKeown, and Karmin.

 

 

 

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Check out this KILLER studio setup featured over at LifeHacker:

“Today’s featured workspace features a gorgeous, drool-worthy setup for a musician. Sean Rieger’s massive U-shaped desk holds no less than six screens, and multiple mixers and other musical equipment.
 While this setup isn’t practical for everyone, the workspace has some inspiring touches. The desktop wallpaper matching with the wall treatments gives the space a cohesive look. Also, the U-shaped desk definitely puts everything within easy reach.”

 Check out the full article here.

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Check it out! PreSonus Artist Ray Johnston Band has a show that’s coming up in Austin on Sept. 25, and it’s kinda special. The band is recording to a StudioLive 16.4.2, as well as producing a video of the show. To top it all off, it’s for Ray’s CD Release!

I met Ray and company (including Bobby Sparks) at SXSW this year, and you can’t imagine a kinder, more hard-workin’ six-string slinger. We’re lucky to have Ray and Co. on board.

If you’re in the area, we strongly recommend that you check this show out. And if you’re not in the area, we strongly recommend you take a train.

Here’s an interview I did w/ Ray at SXSW:

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Check it out, here are the lucky winners of our Pads ‘n’ Pods Giveaway: Sean of Lakewood, USA, and Andreas of Nürnberg, Germany! Each of these guys gets four iPod touches and 16GB iPad3, allowing them (and their bands) full control of their StudioLive Mixers. We were able to get a few words from each of the winners:

Hello, I’m Sean.
I have the PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2, and I love this mixer. It has everything I need. Looking at getting the bigger one. I travel with a
Hawaiian reggae band named Unified Culture and have been with them for a while. I am so honored to win, thanks! You can check us out at www.facebook.com/unifiedculture ”
 
 
 
 
 
 

Next up is Andreas:

“Yeah I won! This is perfect!
My band mates and I use the StudioLive 24.4.2 by PreSonus for in-ear monitoring and FOH. Me winning allows us to use an iPod to mix our monitor sounds individually, and gives us the freedom and ability to rapidly obtain the best in-ear sound.
Moreover, our sound engineer can now operate the mixer via iPad, and is no longer bound to the mixer location, but can adapt the sound from anywhere in the venue.
In October, we’re on a huge tour across Germany and now we can exploit the full potential of our technology.Thank you PreSonus!” 

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