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January 7,2013

 

We'd prefer a photo of the mixer, not the box, but if your photo is this awesome it just may qualify.

We’d prefer a photo of the mixer, not the box, but if your photo is this awesome it just may qualify.

Over on our Facebook page, one of our most popular albums is our ever-growing collection of PreSonus User Studios. There’s some great comment threads there in addition to some cool photos, obviously.

So, in the spirit of all things social, we’d like to share your photos of your handsome face and your StudioLive mixer with our Facebook community. If you’re glad to be a StudioLive owner and feel like representing accordingly, now’s your chance!

We want to see some photos of smiling StudioLive owners. If you kind folks are feeling shutterbuggy, we will pick a user-submitted photo for our Facebook cover graphic—once every couple of weeks or so. If we pick yours, we’ll get in touch—and we just might send you a highly fashionable PreSonus T-shirt.

It’s easy to be a contender. Here’s all we ask:

  • Post a photo of you and your StudioLive mixer to your Facebook Wall. It’s important that you are in the photo, too.
  • Tag Yourself in the photo.
  • Share the photo to our Wall.
  • A comment or description indicating that you’d like the photo set as our cover graphic would help.

Keep in mind that in order to qualify for the cover photo treatment, the image must be at least 850px wide by 315px tall.

Photos that are really interesting, funny, or astonishing will of course be given preference.

Have fun!

Category StudioLive 24.4.2 | 1 Comment »
Posted by Ryan Roullard



This is a triumph. Imogen Heap recently showed up on Dara O’Briain’s Science Club, and she brought her otherworldly Power glove 2.0 MIDI gyro-accelerometer Kinect-handwear with her. We’re flattered and honored that she’s entrusted the StudioLive 16.0.2 to corral her abstruse mad-science signal chain.

Seriously, how many different technologies do you think are collaborating in tandem here?

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



You like that, don't you?

You like that, don’t you?

It’s official, the ADL 700 Channel Strip is on the loose, and superlative preamp processing power is spreading across the USA by land and by air. It is soon to arrive in the care of PreSonus dealers, and subsequently in your studio rack, from where it will reach its final destination—your dreams. The ADL 700 has its roots in Anthony DeMaria‘s ADL 600  preamp circuit, but replaces its younger brother’s second channel in favor of a dynamite compressor and EQ section, creating a monster of a single-channel preamp/EQ/compressor/plug-in-to-this-and-you’ll-sound-goooood-machine.

Outside of the PreSonus marketing team, it’s not often that “sexy,” “formidable,” and “genius” all find a way to work well together,  let alone get shoehorned into a 2-rackspace unit. Fact is this is the finest product in our history. We nitpicked and fought over every last detail of the thing. I mean, the debate over what shade of amber the VU meter light should be spilled out of the R&D offices and ultimately was indirectly responsible for a small fire in our lunchroom.  But we picked the right color.
Check out the full specs ‘n’ techs over here at the ADL 700′s product page, and when you’re done picking your jaw up off the floor, clicky-clicky on the list below to get one for yourself from the PreSonus dealer of your choosing. We’re proud of this one, and once you lay down a couple vocal tracks with it, you’ll be proud of the work you do with it.

“ENOUGH ALREADY, WHERE CAN I GET ONE?”

Click on any of the dealers below to be taken to their online store. Or, if you’re feeling analog, hop a ride and get yourself to one of their brick ‘n’ mortar versions.

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I type too much, and there’s nothing I can say about this video that it doesn’t already say for itself. So here ya go.

 

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



[This just in from Graham Cochrane, Grand Mixologist and WhizAdult over at The Recording Revolution. He put Studio One 2.5 Professional's mastering features into an opinion toaster, and a few minutes later this tasty, crispy review video popped out. Dig in, but bacon is extra.]

Hey PreSonus…

Hope you are well. Just a heads up that I posted a video review of mastering in Studio One with the Project Page. Enjoy! Really enjoying working with S1 for mastering. You all have done an excellent job with this! Hope to see some of you at NAMM.

Merry Christmas,

 

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



[This just in from Marcus Marshall, production wünderkind with a heart of gold.]

Hey PreSonus!

I wanted to tell you about this video we’re proud of.  This year a partner and I produced a song for Grammy-nominated artist Carolyn Malachi. The song is titled “Free Your Mind,” and it’s fully produced and recorded in Studio One.

FYM 1400

The track is gaining momentum! It’s currently available on Google play, and will hit iTunes and Amazon in a couple of weeks.

We have been getting a lot of attention from the song because of what it is doing for other people. Carolyn just debuted the Music video for it at the US Chamber of Commerce BCLC’s 2012 Corporate Citizenship Awards here in Washington, DC. Companies such as Google, NFL, DOW, IBM, and many others were in attendance. Link here about the awards here.
The video is important because Carolyn has teamed up with a Company called the Theschoolfund.org for the #IAM campaign. With the video we plan to raise money for children in East Africa to attend school. The campaign runs for six months and we plan on raise 10,000 school hours per month. We have been able to secure corporate sponsors that have committed to our support our efforts. For every click of the music video our corporate sponsors will donate 19 cents, which equals one hour of school for a child. 10,000 hours costs $1900.

 

Here is an article about it in the Huffington Post.
Below are some links to other works produced with PreSonus Gear and software.
Miguel—Kaleidoscope Dreams Listening event and interview. Event using StudioLive 24.4.2, recorded in Capture, mixed in Studio One.
Brandy—Diary. Audio restoration and mixed in Studio One.
Brandy— Love Life Interviewed. Event using StudioLive 24.4.2, recorded in Capture, mixed in Studio One.
Kendrick Lemar—Interview and Freestyle. Event using StudioLive 24.4.2, recorded in Capture, mixed in Studio One.

Enjoy!

IAM-Cover-Photo2

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



[This just in from Paul Fattahi,  Executive Director, International Music Software Trade Association. ]

Dear IMSTA Members and Friends,

As you may know, every year IMSTA conducts the “Let’s Talk Piracy” Survey in order to obtain a better understanding of the motivators behind software piracy. We then analyze the data and provide our findings, along with any observed trends to our members. It would be much appreciated if you could send this to your marketing, web, and social media teams and to ask them to promote the survey as much as possible. With your help, we could receive plenty of responses and have the results analyzed and prepared for our meeting at NAMM.

Happy Holidays,
Paul

As software is of incalculable importance not just to PreSonus, but also our entire industry, Please click here to take the survey. It won’t take but a minute.

Also, feel welcome and encouraged to share your thoughts on software piracy in the comments section below. That will take as little or as much time as you like.

 

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Rick Naqvi is anything but lazy. I mean, why go pay $90 for a half-dead tree sold by the local Cub Scout pack when you can venture into the great outdoors and get a tree yourself?

I’m not sure how he found an evergreen in Baton Rouge. And we almost NEVER see this much snow, but whatever.

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



Joe Crabtree, Live Sound Engineer for Wishbone Ash, picked up a StudioLive 24.4.2 for Wishbone Ash’s most recent tour. He’s running front-of-house from his StudioLive, and—like many StudioLive owners before him—was able to offload a rack full of old compressors, reverbs, gates… the usual suspects.

Furthermore, he’s really using the board to its fullest. He records every show to Capture, and his band is taking advantage of the remote in-ear monitor control features available via QMix.

Enough chit-chat, just watch his vid. Joe, thanks so much for this!

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



[This just in from Damon Humphrey, who was kind enough to offer insightful As to our run-of-the-mill Qs regarding his company, After Midnight Productions—that's AMP, to you.]
Hey PreSonus! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my experiences! If you need anything, please let me know. Thanks again.
  • How and when did you get involved in music? How long has AMP been running?
 I got involved in music by accident actually, my friend—and now business partner—Sean Fields was always involved with music. He asked me how I would feel about starting up a music production company. Without any hesitation, I said yes! We came up with a plan, put together a demo, and earned enough money to go official in 2003.  I first started out doing the marketing and promotion, which led us to our first client. That’s when I got into producing!
  • What PreSonus stuff do you use?
Right now I use Studio One Professional 2.5, and I am using the PreSonus FaderPort.
  • What were you using before PreSonus, and why did you switch?
I was using FL Studio, which I still do now, ReWired, or I may track out and mix in Studio One, which I do a lot of. I’ve used Reason, Sonar and Logic as well. But feel that it is much easier to do what I want to do in Studio One without struggling to do it. To get where I want to go, there are simply fewer steps. Studio One speeds up the process.
  • What are some of your favorite features?
My favorite features? Hmm, there are too many to mention, LOL! But, I really like the drag-and-drop feature, without multiple shortcut keys. I also like being able to move around in the DAW without thinking too hard, by not having to go through several menus and sub-menus. For example, I never bothered with bussing in FL Studio, because it was too complicated. I would end up loading up plug-ins on each channel. In Studio One, setting up the bus is simple. It’s just a right click, and select Add Bus for Selected Tracks.  I can then add a single instance of the Compressor to the whole bus.  That is a definite time saver, and also works with sends. Thanks to Studio One, I now have a better understanding of the way effects chains work.
  • Any tips’n'tricks or production secrets you can share?
Well, this can be implemented in all DAWS, but, for those who have had issues with their drums not sounding punchy, and full: stacking is the key. Also, knowing how to compress and EQ with minimal settings. In other words, less is more when it comes to those type of things. Taking your time to learn the DAW without rushing is the key to getting great sound out of the software. Know that when your drums start clipping, back off a little, that will make a huge difference. ALSO—and this is a big tip I am starting to do it myself—listen to a reference mix of your favorite artist and try and get your beat or song to sound just as clear and loud as that, with out over-doing it… Keeping in mind what I mentioned before: less is more.

 

 

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