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The FREE update to Studio One 2.6.2 introduces, among other things, support for Add-ons, which will include program extensions, soundsets, plug-ins, and who knows what else. But to kick things off, we’re proud to introduce the following trifecta:

Goldbaby Essentials:
If you’re looking to get your 808 on without shelling out $3,500 on ebay—and don’t forget that a MIDI-sync mod will run you for another couple hundred—this is the right pack for you at less than 1/100th of the price. But drum machines don’t begin and end X0X kick drums, so the exclusive Goldbaby Essentials Soundset for Impact features a whopping 500 samples from beatboxes of yore, arranged into 32 Impact drum kit presets and 124 new musicloops.

This collection is very different than that no-name drum machine sample collection you regrettably BitTorrented a while back. You know the one I’m talking about: rife with clipping, inconsistent filenames, and varied sample rates. You got what you didn’t pay for. Goldbaby Essentials has been meticulously, professionally sampled by a real pro, and processed with warm, saturated, real-analog-tape-saturated goodness. Add to that the money, space, and time you’re saving when compared to buying all those drum machines and sampling them yourself—and you can’t deny that Goldbaby Essentials is even better than the real thing(s).

You can purchase and download Goldbaby Essentials for $29.99 by clicking here.

You can hear a demo of the Goldbaby Essentials sounds via SoundCloud:

 

Ampire XT Metal Pack:
If your sonic endeavors concern matters more grim and forstbitten, then the Ampire XT Metal Pack is your expressway to the heavy-guitar underworld. The pack features six new bröötal amp models for Ampire, as well as six new cabinet emulations.

Furthermore, we’ve recognized that metal drums (and metal drummers) have rightfully begun to infringe on the guitar’s monopolization of the metal spotlight. As such, we’ve included a brand-new metal drum kit for Impact, rife with clicky kick drums, anvil snares, and, well, metallic cymbals. We decided against including drum samples inspired by St. Anger. Up the Irons!

You can purchase and download the Ampire XT Metal Pack for $29.99 by clicking here.

 

You can hear a demo of the Metal Pack sounds via SoundCloud:

 

Studio One Artist MP3 Encoder:
This long-requested feature for Studio One Artist is now available as a convenient and inexpensive Add-on! Add .MP3 import and export functionality to Studio One Artist for a low price. Once you’ve installed this, clear up a little disk space by uninstalling Audacity—you won’t be needing it to get your .MP3s converted to .WAVs for use in Studio One Artist anymore.

You can purchase and download the MP3 Encoder $9.99 by clicking here.

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Beginning at 10:00 am PST, we’re bringing you LIVE coverage of our NAMM presentations—and a whole lot more—from our NAMM booth in Anaheim, California!

Tune in at http://www.presonus.com/videos/presonuslive to see the show(s)!

Thursday 01-23-14:

10:00 – 11:00
StudioLive Active Integration
with the PreSonus All-Stars

11:30-12:30
KATFYR: Producing EDM in Studio One

1:00-2:00
Studio One Production
with Naomi Mercer

2:30-3:30
StudioLive Active Integration
with “Special Guests”

4:00-5:00
Bass Masters: STEVE BAILEY AND VICTOR WOOTEN, and an ADL 700

5:30-6:00
Jam with Randy Emata
& the PreSonus All-Stars

Friday:

10:00 – 11:00
StudioLive Active Integration
with the PreSonus All-Stars

11:30-12:30
KATFYR: Producing EDM in Studio One

1:00-2:00
Sak Pase: Using Studio One toFree Your Mind

2:30-3:30
StudioLive Active Integration with “Special Guests”

4:00-5:00
KHALIQ GLOVER: Controlling the Mix in Studio One

5:30-6:00
Jam with Randy Emata & the PreSonus All-Stars

Saturday: 

10:00 – 11:00
StudioLive Active Integration
with the PreSonus All-Stars

11:30-12:30
KATFYR: Producing EDM in Studio One

1:00-2:00
Studio One Production with Naomi Mercer

2:30-3:30
StudioLive Active Integration with “Special Guests”

4:00-5:00
Khaliq Glover: Controlling the Mix in Studio One

5:30-6:00
Jam with Randy Emata & the PreSonus All-Stars

 

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If you’re reading this, it’s already relevant to your interests. Why? Because if you’re the sort of person who spends free time poking around on the blog of an audio equipment manufacturer, then you’re someone who loves gear.

And if you love gear, then you should get to go to NAMM, the biggest annual party full of gear and gear-lovin’ on the planet. But sadly, most of you don’t get to. And seriously, what kind of bum deal is that? It’s like showing a happy kid who loves candy the brand-new discount candy emporium that just opened, and then saying “Sorry, remember what the doctor said about your early-onset diabetes? No candy.”

So, as much as we would love to have purchased all of you die-hard members of #TeamPreSonus badges to the show, the fact of the matter is you wouldn’t all fit in the convention center. We’ve done the next best thing. At the time of this writing, Justin and Rick are packing wooden crates full of cameras, switching devices, routers, (wired and wireless) microphones, and positive attitudes, and we are lugging an entire broadcast station to NAMM. Once there, we will broadcast LIVE from the show floor on Jan 23-25.

Tune in at www.presonus.com/videos/presonuslive. The broadcast will be repeated each day for those of you on the dark side of our planet during the live segments, and will include our booth presentations, interviews, The Cave and Ryan Show, and probably a bunch of surprises.

Sure, you could check in periodically at manufacturer Facebook pages to get boring, blurry pictures of new gear, but why settle for that when you can see the glorious sway of Cave’s wavy locks in 720p?

In our continued efforts to play well with others, we will be bringing you coverage of ANY and ALL cool new NAMM stuff that strikes our fancy, and hopefully yours. We know that you are interested in stuff from brands other than PreSonus, (so are we) and nobody likes the guy at the party who only talks about himself, right?

So, mark your calendars for Jan 23-25, while I start charging camera batteries and clearing off memory cards. I won’t see you in Anaheim, but you will certainly see us from Anaheim.

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Rick, Justin, and our hard-workin’ video team just wrapped up a series of no-less-than 14 new videos covering the StudioLive AI digital mixers and Capture 2. Topics include editing and saving your Fat Channel presets, connecting your StudioLive AI to wireless devices, Quick Mix Scenes, and tons more, all divvied-up into brief, tender, bite-sized morsels. Dig in, eat up, and pig out on our feast of knowledge.

StudioLive AI Mixer playlist:

 

Capture 2 playlist:

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The hits don’t stop with Northern Sound and Light. This time around, they’re taking a close look at the Sceptre Studio Monitors, including a nice overview of the rear panel controls. Thanks, guys!

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The kind geniuses over at Northern Sound and Light recently got their mitts on a StudioLive 32.4.2AI and cranked out this great overview video. This is an excellent primer for anyone who is considering getting a new StudioLive AI digital mixer and would benefit from a quick feature rundown.

Big thanks to Northern Sound and Light for their support!

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Here’s Travis Brockway, live sound engineer for Shane and Shane and Phil Wickham, recently brought the entire PreSonus Active Integration package on the road for the bands’ Christmas Tour. Here, he discusses his experience with the StudioLive AI mixers, and why they’re the right fit for small-to-medium sized churches.

Furthermore, he takes a look at the StudioLive AI speakers, and how they make for the best possible live performances—and how  Capture 2,  Studio One, and Nimbit make for effortless recording, editing and online distribution of performances and services.

For more on the Active Integration family, click on any of the following:

 

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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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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.

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