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PreSonus LIVE 8/25/16: Join us for Two Major Software Announcements

Two-Software-AnnouncementsPlease join us August 25 at 10am CDT for TWO major software announcements. Get a first look at some exciting new stuff that has been years in the making! Interviews, tutorials, Q&A, and a chance to win several free prizes…

New: we’re now streaming on YouTube as well as Livestream! Your choice:

WHEN

 

#IAmStudioLive: Daniel

Daniel’s an acoustic singer/songwriter well on his way to owning the local coffeehouse circuit. Thanks to his StudioLive AR mixer, he’s able to record every show without a computer and makes each and every one of his performances available online for his fans.

Daniel is StudioLive. Are you?

Tell your story at www.presonus.com/iamstudiolive

Complete PreSonus Install by Dutchman Soundworks, LLC!

BLOG33 Our pals Adam and Dan at Dutchman Soundworks recently finished a complete PreSonus install for Victory Church in Lititz, PA. Let’s just say, victory indeed! Read more about the install and what the team had to say below.

  • What products did you choose to install and why? 

We chose to use PreSonus StudioLive 328AI for mains, StudioLive 18SAI for subs, RM32AI for the mixer with the CS18AI as a FOH controller. We also installed the Dante option cards into all compatible components. They are also using Studio One 3 for recording and virtual sound checks.

  • Why did you choose them? 

We went with all PreSonus gear for a number of reasons. The first being that the church has four campuses and all of them use PreSonus gear on one level or another. Having all their volunteers trained on similar gear throughout multiple campuses is a huge benefit to them. The gear is also easy to use making it easy to train people and also cost effective. Victory Church opened (or moved) 3 of its 4 campuses in less than 2 years so sticking to a tight budget was important. Lastly having the ability to mix and multitrack is a huge win by helping them with training volunteers through virtual soundchecks. The Dante integration provides that and is also expandable for future needs.

  • What is the benefit of choosing these PreSonus products? 

We find the PreSonus gear to be an excellent value. When we explain to a client what they can accomplish and what the price is people are generally floored. The ability to have an “all in one” mixer and multitrack recorder is huge in the church world. Aside from the mixer the AI line of speakers are absolutely incredible sounding. In my mind they compete with a much higher class of speaker than where they are priced. If anyone is on the market for a powered speaker these boxes should not be overlooked!

The Victory staff also have sung our praises:

“Using the PreSonus equipment has been a pleasure. It has made what we do on Sunday mornings much easier for our volunteers while increasing capabilities. Not to mention the system sounds fantastic! We are very pleased with the results.”

Here are some photos from the install:

 

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Thanks for all your hard work and for sharing Adam and Dan!

Follow Dutchman, LLC. on all their sound, lighting and video installs on Facebook and  Twitter!

PreSonus Live 8/11/16: Today in P.A., Vol. 1.

PreSonus LIVE is BACK on August 11 at 2pm CDT!today_in_pa_vol1

Tune in to check out the StudioLive RML rack mixers and the new line inputs, Studio One integration with UC Surface, and Studio One’s remote control of the RML’s signal processors and preamps. We’ll also take look at our new ULT loudspeakers, and why they are the coolest wood box on the market today… and an ideal match for the RML mixers. We’ll be joined by musical guest Jamal Batiste—a versatile and internationally-touring drummer, producer, and artist.

Click here to watch the show  on Thursday, or use the form below to receive a reminder e-mail on the day of the show.

 



 

Important Software Update for AudioBox Interfaces

uc_surface_600x600The Universal Control 1.8 update is now available and is strongly recommended for all AudioBox interfaces. The new update adds:

  • AudioBox Series interface support, including new Windows driver and firmware updates for AudioBox VSL and i-Series
  • A standalone uninstaller script for Mac that uninstalls classic Universal Control, Universal Control-AI, and AudioBox VSL software and drivers
  • An installer package that cleans up removes installs more efficiently on Mac and Windows
  • A Read Me in the Mac OS X installer
  • Improved buffer and Safe Mode management for AudioBox interfaces
  • Improved firmware update stability for AudioBox 1818VSL with Mac OS X

Universal Control 1.8 also is recommended for PreSonus Studio 192 and 192 Mobile interfaces and StudioLive AI and StudioLive RM mixers. It adds:

  • Completely resizable UC Surface window
  • A new name! Universal Control AI 1.6 is now Universal Control 1.8.

Owners of StudioLive Classic mixers and FireStudio-series interfaces should use Universal Control 1.74. Universal Control 1.74 and 1.8 may be co-installed to use products supported by each.

 

Buy a StudioLive AI Console and get a FREE Accessory Kit July 25-September 30, 2016!

sl_accessory_kit_600x600_7-25-16_nee01From July 25, 2016 until September 30, 2016 whenever you buy one of our StudioLive AI Consoles (16.4.2AI, 24.4.2AI, 32.4.2AI), you will receive the StudioLive Accessory Kit for FREE via mail-in rebate!

Let’s talk about the FREE stuff:

  • PreSonus’ high-definition HD7 headphones take advantage of a patented, semi-open sound chamber to deliver exceptionally deep low frequencies with a balanced and yet powerful bass punch. Accurate midrange and extended treble response let you pick out the fine details of a mix or track. They’re lightweight, adjustable, comfortable–whether you’re monitoring, tracking, mixing, or just listening for pleasure, you can expect impressive sonic performance from the HD7 headphones. Valued at $39.95.
  • The PRM1 Precision Reference Microphone is a special type of condenser microphone that provides an accurate reproduction of a room’s sound characteristics for use with audio-analysis tools such as real-time analyzers and spectrographs.The PRM1 employs a ¼” pre-polarized electret-condenser capsule and requires phantom power. It has an omnidirectional polar pattern, meaning it is equally sensitive in all directions. This allows the microphone to measure reflections, as well as direct signals, providing an accurate depiction of the room. Usually $79.95 but yours free with this deal!
  • IPS-1 iPad Stand keeps your iPad safe and visible so you can keep an eye on UC Surface and  your hands busy mixing. This is a $55.95 value.

That’s over $175.00 in equipment yours for FREE!

This offer is available in the US only with a mail in rebate.



RC500 Channel Strip for $399.95 from the PreSonus Shop!

rc500_deal_600x600_7-27-16_nee01If you’ve been looking to add a vintage vibe to your mix, PreSonus has got you covered. For the month of August, purchase a B-stock or refurbished RC500 for only $399.95 from shop.presonus.com!

We could go on and on about how much we love the RC500 but we may be a little biased. Check out what Performer Magazine had to say about it:

The RC500 is well worth it, considering the quality in construction, and of course the sound. This should be the first choice for anyone looking for a versatile preamp/single channel strip for any studio.

-Chris Devine, PERFORMER MAGAZINE

 

For more of an in-depth look at the RC500, check out the YouTube Video here:

 

This offer is available to customers in the USA, and only via our online store. Click here to shop!



MVP Loops Add-ons 30% Off in August 2016

30_off_mvp_600x600_7-26-16_nee01MVP Loops from Los Angeles has released a steady stream of killer hip hop, EDM, and instrumental loop content for producers since 2009, and we’re ecstatic to offer all of them for 30% off for the month of August right from the PreSonus Shop or directly from within Studio One 3’s Browser!!

Here’s a little more about MVP Loops:

  • They’re compatible with any edition of Studio One 3 (Prime, Artist, or Professional)
  • They’re 100% royalty-free!
  • They include 44.1/24 bit .WAV files and MIDI loops.
  • Individual tracks can be mixed and matched to create truly original musical ideas and arrangements.

Click here to browse the selection and purchase!



Notion Add-on Discount: Saxophone Bundle 30% off in August 2016

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Click here to purchase!

 

Here’s a good one–how do you know when a saxophone player is at your door?

They don’t know which key to use or where to enter.

No joke: The Notion Saxophone Bundle is 30% off in August!

Now’s your chance to save 30% on the Classical Saxophone Bundle for Notion—down from the usual price of $29.99. This world-class bundle was recorded using London Symphony Orchestra section leaders and players at Abbey Road Studios, London. You get three instruments in the bundle, including:

  • Sopranino Sax
  • Soprano Sax
  • Contrabass Sax

This offer is available only on shop.presonus.com through the month of August–Click here to get the Saxophone bundle for less—while you still can.

One more thing, did you know you can demo Notion for FREE for 30 days? Learn more about it here.

 

Back To School Sale: Eris 4.5 Monitors and iTwo Studio–Save $25!

back2school_600x600_6-13-16_nee01It’s August which means the first day of school is right around the corner. Why not start the school year right with a complete recording solution that’s perfect for dorm rooms, bedrooms, and can even be taken on the go? You can also enhance your set up with studio quality sound that fits nicely in a student’s budget (and space).

Now, through September 30th we’re offering $25 savings on the AudioBox iTwo Studio and our Eris E4.5 studio monitors.

The Eris 4.5 Monitors may be the little brother of the award winning Eris family, but so was Michael Jackson. Check out the whole review of the Eris 4.5 from MusicTech Magazine but this is the gist:

“These are not expensive monitors but they punch well above their price point. We hadn’t expected that much from the Eris 4.5 but the sound quality was remarkable. 9 out of 10 stars!”

-MusicTech.net

The AudioBox iTwo Studio is convenient, portable, bus-powered USB 2.0 and iPad® audio and MIDI interface that offers two combo mic and switchable line and instrument inputs allowing you to record in your dorm room or anywhere on campus with a Mac®, PC, or iPad. Also included Studio One Artist, Capture and a Nimbit account! Check out this overview video from Guitar Center below.

 

 

If you think back-to-school deals are just for parents and students, you may be missing out some awesome deals! We’d love to fully stock up your dorm room, class room and studio with this deal!

This offer is available only in the US–Click here to find your local dealer!