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PreSonus artist Avery Watts recently unleashed  ”The Takeover,” a dynamic, strikingly produced record that serves as a sort of rally cry to all things Watts. High-volume rock and shouted vocals are all tempered by lush arrangements, staggering track counts, and orchestral (!) elements that place the record a standing broad jump forward from its Rapcore origins. Further cementing the hardworking DIY mindset of its creator, “The Takeover” is also a solo record in the truest sense—Avery played nearly every instrument represented here!

It’s hard to imagine anything that could sound simply bigger than this amalgam of stadium rock grandiosity and lion-hearted hip-hop bombast, but on first listen one realizes: here it is. If the intended effect is to make the listener feel a little closer to Watt’s stature, (6″5′ of hard-working, resistance-training, clean-living alpha male rock stardom) than The Takeover’s mission is accomplished.

Regarding Avery’s choice of PreSonus gear in the studio, he says:

“In studio, I’ve found the Studio Channel, BlueTube DP, TubePre and HP4 to all be invaluable tools. The simplicity and warmth of the tube preamps makes for an excellent source signal that is compact, easy to use and won’t break the bank – not to mention they’re as reliable and constant as any device could possibly be. I end up using them for vocals, tracking guitars and even mic’ing auxiliary percussion. I tend to use the Studio Channel primarily as a DI for strings such as the Violin, Viola and Electric Cello. I even keep a TubePre and an HP4 with me wherever I go for recording on the run; you never know when inspiration is going to hit!”

Find “The Takeover” on Amazon and iTunes.

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



The PreSonus Faderport

November 10,2011


Parts Express put together a nice little demo of the PreSonus Faderport! The Faderport seeks to bring all the major functions used during mixing and recording sessions into a single, small-footprint interface. The result is an intuitive, hands-on experience that makes the computer recording process feel more like music creation—as opposed to the way a mouse and keyboard can make the process feel closer to using spreadsheet software.

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



Crossgrade!

November 10,2011

Crossgrade offers are weird things. From the perspective of someone who makes and sells software for a living I can’t really make up my mind whether they are just giving people a big discount or whether they are a good way of genuinely rewarding people who have gone out and invested in our industry. Either way, from your point of view as a user, they are often a hell of a good deal. So if you are reading this and are still using a DAW other than Studio One, or (more likely) know someone else who is, check out the Crossgrade offer at the bottom of the online store page. It’s pretty sweet.

And yeah, I know this might sound like me using my blog as a some kind of marketing tool, which I really hate doing, but I didn’t even know about this deal until this morning – and I work here; so I guess a lot of other people might have missed seeing it too :-)

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Posted by rodney



At first glance, track organization may not sound like the most glamorous feature a DAW can offer. Fact is that cleanliness is next to good-producer-liness, and an orderly, easy-to-read workflow is just about as important as astute microphone placement.

Category Studio One | 309 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard



Our good buds at Obedia are back again! Already! Today they bring us an in-depth look at Transient Beat Detection in Studio One 2. This technology allows the astute producer to correct timing inaccuracies in recorded audio. Snapping lazy snare hits to the grid is only the beginning; prepare yourself for the miracle of audio bending!

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



On the road (UK leg)

November 4,2011

Haven’t been updating much in the past couple of weeks, because I’ve been on the road practically the entire time. Everyone wants to know more about Studio One 2.0 so I’ve been visiting some of our dealers in the North of England and Scotland training them in the new features of the software – big shoutout to the guys at Rubadub and GG Digital in Glasgow, and Soundware and Sounds Live in Newcastle. If you live up that way and need PreSonus gear, they are definitely the people to go to. Also been showing the new Audiobox VSL interfaces, which people seem to love (basically the guts of a StudioLive 1602 mixer in a rack at a great price, what’s not to like?).

For the past couple of days I’ve been attending the Computer Audio Expo at the rather fabulous Digital Village megastore in Romford, London. Did a one hour seminar on Studio One 2.0 in their lecture room yesterday. The large THUD sound emanating from the room was the sound of people’s jaws collectively hitting the floor when they saw what this thing can do. One guy came back to the show today to ask if he could use it with his Pro Tools hardware. When he found out that he couldn’t, he immediately priced up a StudioLive desk, Central Station, Studio Channel, FaderPort, and Studio One Professional and figured out it would be cheaper for him to buy all of those together than upgrade his current Pro Tools system – and he’d still have money left over if he sold his current rig second-hand. He’s currently trying to decide whether to spend the leftover cash on going on a very nice holiday or getting an ADL 600 preamp. So if you’re looking for a cheap Pro Tools HD system, I suggest you try ebay.co.uk later this evening, I suspect one may be appearing there very shortly…

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Posted by rodney



Tech Talk Not Really Live

November 4,2011

Tech Talk Not Really Live

No, it’s not the zombie video again. Something we’ve been hyping lately is our Tech Talk Live series, which airs every Tuesday at 2pm CDT (19:00 GMT), broadcasting whatever cool ‘Sonus stuff is happening. It’s a stupendous opportunity to bask in the wisdom of luminaries like Brad Zell, Rick Naqvi, Justin Spence, and the occasional guest as they proffer up the shiniest dirt on all things PreSonus. Tune in and learn.

For those of you in Timmbucktwoistan or wherever, it’s possible that anytime PST isn’t exactly convenient. Know that all the past TTL videos are thoughtfully archived, and their Tzar’s wealth of knowledge can be accessed by you at any time. http://www.presonus.com/community/presonuslive/

Segundo: Our livecasts don’t quiiiite have the viewership we would like just now, and we want to up our view count! So, phone your dad and wake the neighbors! Tweet it out, Facebook message, rig up two-cans-and-a-string and pleasepleaseplease tell everyone you know to watch the next PreSonus Tech Talk Live. We will happily indulge your comments and questions, on-the-fly! Criticisms will be addressed begrudgingly.

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



Tech Talk Not Really Live

November 4,2011

Rick and Justin and Quality

No, it’s not the zombie video again. Something we’ve been hyping lately is our Tech Talk Live series, which airs every Tuesday at 2pm CDT (19:00 GMT), broadcasting whatever (and from wherever)  cool ‘Sonus stuff is happening. It’s a stupendous opportunity to bask in the wisdom of luminaries like Brad Zell, Rick Naqvi, Justin Spence, and the occasional guest as they proffer up the shiniest dirt on all things PreSonus. Tune in and learn.

For those of you in Timmbucktwoistan or wherever, it’s possible that anytime PST isn’t exactly convenient. Know that all the past TTL videos are thoughtfully archived, and their Tzar’s wealth of knowledge can be accessed by you at any time.

Segundo: Our livecasts don’t quiiiite have the viewership we would like just now, and we want to up our view count! So, phone your dad and wake the neighbors! Tweet it out, Facebook message, rig up two-cans-and-a-string and pleasepleaseplease tell everyone you know to watch the next PreSonus Tech Talk Live. We will happily indulge your comments and questions, on-the-fly! Criticisms will be addressed begrudgingly.

Category Uncategorized | 8 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard




We’re lucky to have the folks at Obedia in our corner, and so are you. These folks are experts at being experts, and serve as a fallback/auxiliary for our in-house tech support crew—effortlessly dispensing expert advice with a guru’s credibility and a surgeon’s hand.
Smart as whips but really much more kind than whips, Obedia’s video editors have been earning time-and-a-half while producing a new, five-part series of Studio One 2 techie videos. Episode 1, above, highlights tips’n'tricks concerning the mucho-lauded Celemony Melodyne.
Indulge!


Category Uncategorized | 228 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard



RRRRRAAAAAAH!

Ok ok ok. We’re sorry to have kept you waiting. Lion taming takes time.

Good news Mac lovah: if you’re reading this, you shouldn’t be. You should instead be over at http://www.presonus.com/technical-support/downloads/drivers-software/ merrily downloading the latest releases of FireControl 2626 and Universal Control 1.5.2!

Please note that the FireControl 2626 update is ONLY for Lion users. FireStudio users who are running earlier versions of Mac OS X, or who are using Microsoft Windows do not need and should not install this release. With this release, all FireStudio-series interfaces, including discontinued models, are compatible with OS X Lion.

PreSonus encourages you to rejoice responsibly.

Category Uncategorized | 235 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard