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If you get a Sceptre S6 studio monitor before June 30, we’ll throw in a second one for half price! We figured the chances are that if you’re interested in a Sceptre, chances are you’re really going to want another one. They’re like socks, which is where the comparisons to footwear end.

But why would you want ‘em?

This offer is available world-wide. 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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[UPDATE! This offer has been extended through June 2014 because we like you so much, and also to celebrate Notion's appearance in Apple's stellar new "Your Verse" campaign!]

We’ve been taking advantage of a lot of excuses to celebrate lately. We just had a big ol’ shindig to christen our new facility, JazzFest is going off like a roman candle, we just kicked off our shiny new online software marketplace, and Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner.

It would be selfish of us to keep all of the celebrations to ourselves, however, so we decided to extend a deal your way as well. For the month of May 2014, we’re selling Notion 4 for a whopping 50% off, down to$49.99 from $99.99. Click here to take advantage of it!  

If you aren’t already familiar with Notion, here’s what you should know: Notion is the best option available for digital composition. First of all, it’s very intuitive to use, and keeps the user only a click or two away from whatever feature is required; no time wasted schlogging through nested menus. Furthermore, the included orchestral samples—recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios—sound like the real deal because they are the real deal. And there are plenty more audio expansions available as your needs grow, including everything from contrabass saxophones to vibra-slap. Last but not least, Notion’s support is a beacon of incredible of customer service, and you’ll enjoy an ever-growing, always-helpful community of users over on the Notion forum.

Here’s s’more bulletpoints: http://www.presonus.com/community/blog/index.php/2014/05/05/save-50-on-notion-in-may-2014/

  • Native 64-bit Support (Mac and PC)
  • NTempo (™), control and perform your score.
  • Interactive Entry Tools (Keyboard, Fretboard, Drum Pad, Chord Library)
  • Compatibility with Both Notion and Progression iPad Apps
  • ReWire (64-bit) Host and Slave, perfect for integration with Studio One
  • Sequencer Overlay
  • MIDI Overdub
  • Built-in Guitar Amp
  • Real-time MIDI record
  • Step-time MIDI input
  • Save as PDF (Mac and PC)
  • Built-In Integration with VSL Special Edition Plus 1, 2, 3, and 4, *Miroslav Philharmonik, and others
  • Save Directly to SoundCloud
  • Improved Compatibility with MusicXML, MIDI, and Guitar Pro Files (ver. 3-5)

Here’s a handy little video overview of what a powerhouse Notion is. If you’re ready to jump into the best digital composing solution available, why not do it for half price?

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Looking to step up your game? Interested in cashing some of those pitch-perfect checks that Melodyne writes? Are you ready to heed the call of 3rd-party VST compatibility? Perhaps you’re ready to start mastering your own work using Studio One Professional’s Project page.

Well, there’s never been a better time than right ol’ now, because we’re offering 25% off of upgrades to Studio One Producer and Studio One Professional. For a complete look at which upgrade might be right for you, click here to view a feature-for-feature breakdown.

Let’s set aside prosaic marketing puffery for a moment and take a good, hard look at some nice, clean numbers.

If you were among the wise who picked up Studio One Artist for $5 during the Cinco de Mayo sale we had a while back (I think it was in early May), and you get the upgrade to Professional for the discounted price of $225, you’ve spent $230 for what would have cost you nearly $400 if  had you bought Studio One Professional as a standalone purchase at a time when we were feeling less charitable. That’s a total savings of $170, which is better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.

This deal is available for digital downloads at the shiny new online PreSonus shop. But, if you’re feeling analog, we won’t get in the way. If a boxed copy is more your speed, then our ever-lovin’ dealers are participating in our little discount-a-thon as well.

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[This just in from Donyea via YouTube.  He's put together a great video on mixing drums in Studio One that I really thought was worth a look and listen. Have at it!  He says he's got more videos like these brewing, so why not take a second to head over to his channel and subscribe]

Hey guys,

It’s been a while since you’ve heard about what I’ve been doing. I’ve been doing lots of records, and a good bit of film scoring. All with Studio One of course—Amazing!  I’ve posted a video walkthrough of me mixing some live urban funk drums with of Studio One as well—I thought your community might enjoy it.

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Doug Gould of WorshipMD talks about phase, what it is, how it can work against you, and how you can correct it.

For info on the StudioLive AI digital mixers, click here.

For more from Doug Gould and Worship MD, click here.

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Doug Gould of WorshipMD talks about how to make the best use of one of the top secret weapons in your mixer’s arsenal: the high pass filter!

For info on the StudioLive AI digital mixers, click here.

For more from Doug Gould and Worship MD, click here.

 

 

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Join Justin Spence as he takes you on a tour of our John Storyk-designed recording studio at the new PreSonus headquarters in Baton Rouge! We’ve got the ADL 700 Rack of Doom, triple-paned iso booths, and a stunning live room. We’ve had special guests come by lately, including Reba’s band and George Straight’s production crew. We’ll show in-studio performances and interviews from them, and who knows what else? Tune in!

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

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Doug Gould of WorshipMD talks about how best to read and use the most obvious feature of your StudioLive AI: the faders!

For info on the StudioLive AI digital mixers, click here.

For more from Doug Gould and Worship MD, click here.

 

 

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Compression is an oft-misunderstood and sometimes over-used effect that enjoys (?) a wealth of online forum punditry. Sonic Sense has done an exemplary job here in plainly illustrating the rudiments of compression while cutting the crap. This video begins by demonstrating exactly what the basic compressor controls do, and then follows up with audible examples of the compressor being applied during tacking AND in a full mix, so you can very clearly hear the effect applied in the context of a full song. Demos include vocals, snare, and bass.

Thanks to Sonic Sense for not only clearing up some of the mysteries of compression, but also for choosing the ADL 700 as the right tool for the job.

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Doug Gould of WorshipMD helps us understand polarity, AKA phase—what it is, how it can be a pain, and how it can be a handy tool.

For info on the StudioLive AI digital mixers, click here.

For more from Doug Gould and Worship MD, click here.

 

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