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Thanks, Live2Play!

April 11,2012

Big thanks and a firm handshake to Live2PlayNetwork for this vid. Ken Rengering grabs us by the ear and takes us through his StudioLive 24.4.2‘s workaday rigamaroll. This vid offers a worm’s eye real-deal look at applications for the StudioLive in a live setting. Ken shows us his tricks of choice, using the 24.4.2′s effects functions and routing both creatively and functionally.

All this hands-on know-how is set against the cozy, familiar backdrop of setup racket and roadie-yammer that any live engineer can relate to; an informative romp through the trenches. Thanks guys!

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



Perhaps “Transforming Audio” isn’t the ideal nomenclature. In the DAW sense, “Transforming” is all about rendering your malleable, time-stretched, VST-, reverb- and Melodyne-saturated audio track down to a single, elegant WAV. Draw parallells less with Optimus Prime turning into a truck and more with flattening layers in Photoshop.

Transform your audio once you’ve dialed in the effects to juuuuust the way you like them—this process frees up your rapidly aging CPU from thinking about all those heady, pitch-shifty convolution-reverberizing plugins you threw at it. Freeing up RAM in this way means you can apply heady pitch-shifty convolution-reverberizing plugins to some other track. Or you can transform to MIDI.

Fortunately, if you checkmark the right li’l boxes, Transformation is non-destructive. If you’re unhappy with the changes you’ve committed to, you can always bring it back to the way it was before, much unlike my relationships with women.

Our dudes over at Obedia stay busy. Visit them!

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



TechTalk Live today!

April 10,2012

Learn about Electronic Music Production in Studio One, starring Florian Veer! 2pm CST / 3pm EST / Noon PST / 9:00 GMT!

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

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



Vigilante Tour Dates

April 9,2012

Vigilante touring the US and more soon!

PreSonus industrial artist Vigilante is touring the US very soon, moving on to Russia, Prague, and Czech Republic at the end of the tour! Catch them if they come through your area…

VIGILANTE “REVOLUTION IS NOW!” WORLWIDE TOUR 2012

05 May / Philadelphia,PA / USA / @ Shampoo Nightclub (Show / DJ Set

(http://www.facebook.com/events/295807607153284)

10 May / Pittsburgh,PA / USA / @ The Garfield Artworks (Show) (http://www.facebook.com/events/243904229037028)

11 May / Columbus,OH / USA / @ TBA (Show)

12 May / Indianapolis,IN / USA / @ TBA (Show)

13 May / Dayton, OH / USA / @ TBA (Show)

14 May / St Louis, MO / USA @ The Crack Fox (Show) (http://www.facebook.com/events/169640253150712)

15 May / Kansas, MO / USA @ TBA (Show)

16 May / Omaha, NB / USA @ The Hideout (Show) (http://www.facebook.com/events/382546328429208)

18 May / Colorado Springs, CO / USA @ Subterranean Night Club (DJ Set) (http://www.facebook.com/events/395643973779048)

19 May / Denver, CO / USA / @ Benders Tavern (Show) (http://www.facebook.com/events/285203628220004)

21 May / Albuquerque, NM / USA / @ TBA (DJ Set)

01 June / Baltimore, MD / USA / @ Club Orpheus (DJ Set)

02 June / New York, NY / USA / @ Pyramid Club (DJ Set)13 July / Moscow / Russia / @ TBA (Show)

14 July / Nizhny Novgorod / Russia / @ TBA (Show)

27 July / Bolków / Poland / @ Castle Party festival (Show) (http://www.facebook.com/events/114046671981798)

28 Sept / Prague / Czech Republic / Rock Cafe (Show)

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



Thanks, AudioFanzine!

April 9,2012

Very flattering Studio One Review over at Audio Fanzine…

“Bravo! With this second version, Studio One hits the nail on the head and could turn the very quiet market of standard DAWs upside down.”

More after the jump.

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



Preparing for Musikmesse

March 13,2012

So it’s just about a week to go before Frankfurt Musikmesse, and we’re starting to get down to the wire on the stage demos. Looks like we’re going to have a lot of demos of a lot of different facets of Studio One, with (as usual) some really great musicians. This time I’ll be working with at least three different sets of musicians, which means a lot of preparation and figuring out how to best play to the strengths of each one. And what features we really have concentrate on, because with a program this size there’s no way you can cover even 10% of it properly in a half hour demo.

But most importantly, getting the music right. Because at the end of the day, it’s about all about the music. That’s the end result, and something I have to keep in my mind all the time: the technology is only a means to that end, and no matter how cool the tech may be, the music is what counts. Luckily I think we’ll have some pretty good music for you next week… :-)

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Posted by rodney



Monday morning blues

March 12,2012

Well, it appears that one of my previous posts caused a bit of a storm in the media. While it’s nice to get attention I guess, I’ve taken down the post because it got perceived as being some kind of marketing blurb, when it wasn’t supposed to be. Yeah it’s true that I do marketing for PreSonus, but this isn’t the place for it. This is really just me talking about what I personally get up to with Studio One, not some kind of advertising spam. That’s why I started doing the Freebie Friday posts for example – those are plugins that I actually personally like and use to make music with – PreSonus doesn’t get anything out of me telling people about free stuff. My posts here are just me talking about the things I do and like, and that I think might be interesting for you guys too.

So my apologies to anyone that I might have offended with a previous post, but don’t blame PreSonus for it. Anything appearing in this blog under my name is my personal opinion only (that’s why it’s got my name on it) and certainly not some kind of company policy. So blame me, not them.

I got into this business because I love to make music, and I love technology, and even after many many years of doing it I still love it and get very enthusiastic about it. And I guess most of the people reading this feel the same way, so if I sometimes go a little overboard, I hope you guys can understand. I’m a musician first, and a marketing guy second, and it should stay that way. Thanks for listening.

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It’s Freebie Friday again, and this week it’s the turn of the mighty Toneboosters.

The man behind Toneboosters is the remarkably talented and knowledgeable Jeroen Breebaart who is a scientist and engineer working in the field of audio processing, and who moonlights making incredible VST plugins in his spare time.

 

Most of the Toneboosters plugins are commercial, but Jeroen offers them at great prices, and they are well worth investing in. But some of them are free, and very much worth the download. My favourite of the freebies is TB IsoneSurround which allows virtual room monitoring even when using headphones! If you are living in a house with other people and you can only mix late a night in headphones, then you absolutely need this plugin. The virtual room simulation is much better than most commercial offerings costing three figur

e sums! The big brother version TB Isone is even better, so if you like the free one, I definitely recommend upgrading.

 

TB OmniSone also uses some of Jeroen’s spatial processing tricks, this time to play with the perceived stereo placement and width of a sound signal – it’s pretty wacky, but I think you should try it, you can do some amazing things with it.

And for those who find seven band parametric EQs a little bit daunting, I have to recommend TB EZQ. Want your track to sound brighter? Well… make it sound brighter :-)

 

 

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Posted by rodney



I recently received a kind e-mail from Leo in Norway, sharing his StudioLive experience with us. I found it shareworthy.

“Hey PreSonus! I’m Leo, and I run Frog Leap Studios on the westside of Norway. We use the Presonus Live 16.4.2. I am very pleased with the PreSonus mixer, I like the built in effects a lot. I used the compressor on a few metal vocalists. I was formerly running the compressor pre-recording, but soon found out that hitting the Post button was a very wise choice. I tried to capture the same sound later in the mixing stage as when we recorded, but found out that it was the built-in compressor that had done the trick!
Recalling a scene is also very valuable for me to get my workflow on. Now I can simply hit a button, and all the settings for my cool drum sounds instantly arrive. I’ve also brought the mixer to a few live gigs, running it with Studio One. It’s very simple to set up and captures great sound that can be manipulated in greater detail later at the studio.

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



Paris au Printemps

February 27,2012

It’s a lovely Spring morning in Paris, but I’m not seeing much of it because I’m currently in the rather fabulous SAE Paris building setting up for an afternoon introducing the students to the wonderful world of PreSonus. That’s one of the great contradictions of my job – I get to travel all over the world, but I rarely get the chance to see much of it :-(  On the upside, I love teaching, and I really love teaching about this great technology we make, so I’m not too unhappy.

Ooops, students are turning up at the door, time to go talk to them…

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Posted by rodney