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Here’s a great drum cover of Adele’s “Someone Like You,” from drums4lifee over at YouTube. Recorded via a killer one-two PreSonus punch of the Studio Channel and a FireStudio Project!

Thanks man!

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



Did you get any new gear for the new year? The kind folks over at TMRZoo.Com did, in the way of an AudioBox 22VSL, and subsequently smothered us with their particular brand of digital flattery.

“This compact recording powerhouse is also small enough to fit in the accessory pouch of my laptop bag. This allows me to easily record any of my rehearsal sessions or sessions at my local blues jam. All of this can be done without the use of AC power. Welcome to the future of recording!”

Interested in the full review?  Of course you are, click here.

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



George Porter Jr. paid us a visit at PreSonus HQ in Baton Rouge recently. Now that the ink is dry on the contract, we can announce that he’s officially on-board as a PreSonus Artist!

For those out of the loop, George cut his teeth as the bassist for funk progenitors The Meters back in the mid-60′s, has stayed in the pocket for nigh on 45 years, and has remained in demand as a session musican for guys like—oh, I don’t know, pick one. How about PAUL MCCARTNEY.

Other artists copypasted from his website’s bio page include Jimmy Buffett, David Byrne, Patti LaBelle, Robbie Robertson, Tori Amos, and Taj Mahal. The man’s no joke.

We are lucky to have him. After a round of handshakes and high-fives, we sent George home with a FireStudio Project so he could record his 64th birthday show with his current project, The Runnin’ Pardners,  in New Orleans on Dec. 26. While PreSonus gear may always seem like a cool birthday present, having George in our corner is really the better end of the deal. :)

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



We, and our advocates, make a lotta to-do about the audio quality inherent in our products. After all, every weensy component choice in the guts of our gear begets some sonic consequence, so such engineering decisions are not made lightly. Serious business. We’re proud.

But look-see. Fact is that aural clarity is not all we have going for us. Until we produced the video linked below, I feel that the straight-up toughness of our brand may have gone a bit understated. Yeah, an AudioBox is all pretty-boy brushed chrome with azure-blue mascara. But when we let a rajun cajun take a shot at curbstomping the ol’ AudioBox USB, he couldn’t put a ding in it. And when he failed, we let Optimus Prime have a stab at it to similar (lack of) effect.

SPOILER ALERT: 

The AudioBox USB still worked great after all this.

Depiction of such misuse should not be construed as advocacy. BUTOMGIT’SSOFUN

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



At PreSonus, we believe in finding the right person for the job, which is why we leave it to Rodney Orpheus to blow minds. That’s what he’s paid to do, after all, but “mind-blower” isn’t the most flattering title to have on a business card, so we call him a “Technology Evangelist.” I would prefer to call him a “Cyber-Paladin,” but doing so would place me just to the left of my jurisdiction, and just to the right of Rodney’s favor.

So here he is, evangelizing our technology in the best worms-eye-view, hands-on, golly-it’s-really-that-easy demonstration of StudioLive Remote on the iPad that I’ve ever seen. Rodney gallantly sojourns across The Scala, effortlessly slaying a 330Hz  resonance dragon with one hand, while stoically rescuing the bassist’s monitor mix with the other. Raise a glass of Romulan grog, for the hero has restored order to the kingdom!

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



Edwin McCain’s isn’t a guy who’s on the road, Edwin McCain is a guy who is from the road. He’s a 100-shows-in-100-days sort, yet he has somehow has managed to write, record, and release a full-length album every couple of years—for the past 20. The guy knows what he’s doing.

It speaks well of us, then, that Edwin chooses to use not-one-but-two PreSonus StudioLive 24.4.2 mixers on the road, for monitor and FOH. At every show. Each show gets a multi-track recording, because hey, why not? I mean, the mics are already plugged in and everything.  Hit REC on Capture.

I’ll let Edwin and his crew explain in their own words. Listen closely for a clever tech tip or two…

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FaderPort! Digital Recording Arts was kind enough to drive a FaderPort around the block a few times and post the results of their road test. The verdict? They like it, and so do we. Hope I didn’t ruin the ending. Fader automation is a high-endy feature that oft doesn’t come inexpensively… but we got that covered.

I like the FaderPort for its small-footprint and surprising ergonomics. After a half-hour of use I found myself  having memorized button functions for both transport and Window controls. I very quickly found that I didn’t even need to look at the FaderPort to use it.

But hey, this isn’t about MY review. It’s about Digital Recording Arts’ opinion, which can be found after the jump. Their favorite feature of the FaderPort? “My favorite feature on the Faderport…  is the punch button, allowing the user to toggle punch recording in the DAW.  The unit has a single footswitch input, giving self-recording artists the ability to punch in hands-free.”

JUMP!

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



Yes, I’m sure some of you are looking at that title and thinking “But isn’t the Winter NAMM show in January?” – and you would be right. But here at PreSonus, we’re already starting to get stuff ready for the show about six weeks ahead of the date. Yep, so much for the holiday season…

There’s an old music biz joke that the acronym NAMM stands for Not Available, Maybe May (or even less kindly, Maybe Movember). We took the decision a while back not to show stuff unless it was actually ready to ship, and we’re trying to stick to that, though sometimes when you have some wonderfully cool piece of technology in development it is really hard to resist the temptation to show it off. This time round we have Studio One 2.0 to show of course, and the new AudioBox VSL range, but we’re currently looking at the other stuff we have in engineering and evaluating how ready it is, and how best to debut it if it is indeed ready for prime time.

I’m pretty happy to say that I think we’ve got a couple of really cool things that we should be able to introduce at the show, so for the next weeks my head will be buried in technical notes and slideshows figuring out just how it all works and preparing to show it off. Cant wait!

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B&H is making Paul and my jobs a little easy by doing great work for us! Rob Rives of B&H takes us on an in-depth tour of the entire AudioBox line, including hardcore gearnographic I/O closeups, and audio demos of the Fat Channel audio processing that defines the AudioBox VSL series’ particular brand of kick-assedness.

Rob’s run-through is so thorough and accurate that I half expected him to just unveil a schematic and start giving away all our sonic circuit secrets. He stops just shy of this, but I’m still a little suspicious. He seems like a Man Who Knows Too Much.  I’m going to go talk to HR and see if this guy used to work for us or something.

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Posted by Ryan Roullard