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Check out this great video from session drummer and recordist Luis Hernandez on using the ADL 700 and Studio One to record a jingle for HBO Latino. If you’re looking for some workhorse secrets from a guy who’s working in music full-time, don’t miss it! Luis shares some of the secrets of his signal chain, and some of his favorite EQ settings for using the ADL 700 on kick and snare—particularly as it pertains to filtering high-hat sounds from his snare mic.

Be sure to give Luis a subscription on YouTube by clicking here.

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Fall fell! We’re finally out of the sweltering summer heat, and wistfully into autumn—a bittersweet time of year when prices shrivel up and turn all kinds of fancy colors before dropping to the ground to rot.

So, once again, it’s our monthly round-up of all the ways you can save some cash on PreSonus purchases. Click any of the following bulleted items to learn a little bit more about the current promotion:

Whatcha waitin’ for? Spring?

 

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StudioLive AI Price Drop!

September 1,2014

SLAI-Price-Drop_300x250_06_26_14_RR02Short and to the point: We’ve dropped the price of the StudioLive 24.4.2AI to $2799, and the 32.4.2AI to $3499! Our August rebate offer was such a hit that we thought “What the heck? Why limit it? Everyone seems so happy!” So, there you have it. The StudioLive AI Mixers are cheaper now. No rebate paperwork or similar bureaucracy.

Worth pointing out here is that soon, you’ll be able to cascade ANY two AI mixers to combine their channels—and that’s not all. Cascading mixers functionally creates a single large-format console with full recording and remote-control capability by simply connecting a FireWire 800 cable between the two mixers. For example, combine two StudioLive 32.4.2AI to get a 64-channel system with 32 mix buses that can record 80 simultaneous streams and play back 66 on any FireWire 800- or Thunderbolt-equipped computer. You can get a 64-channel recording mixer for less than $7000.  Click here to learn more about that.

Interested?

 

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26042014-senza-titolo-502-173x300How many people do you think play guitar? Probably too many. So I understand if you don’t get excited when I write “here’s another guitar player.” But hold up.

Fact is, not many of them play guitar like Neil Zaza, a man compelled to broaden the range of the instrument’s expressive power and bring it to the masses. Whenever I find myself starting to get board with the ocean of guitar available in popular music, I throw one of Neil’s tracks on, and I hear a mission statement. He’s like a six-string missionary. Call it Telecastervangelism.

The mission statement, as I hear it through his music, goes something like, “Hey buddy, you thought guitars were boring? Think again, because I just figured out THIS.” And then my mind blows, and I fall in love with the guitar all over again, and then I press “repeat.” The heavy focus on melody and advanced technique, found here, may be enough for the average shredder. Neil’s secret weapon, however, is his genre melting-pot, which brews up such disparaging amalgams as classical and funk.

Makes sense, as the man has educated himself in all of the above. He studied classical guitar at the U of Akron before moving on to teaching, and in 1987 formed the eponymous band Zaza. Zaza’s Zaza toured until 1992, and Neil has been on a steady solo gig ever since, releasing five solo records amidst international touring. He’s also landed signature guitar deals with both Cort and Carvin. With his monster chops and ever-growing list of credentials, we were confident that Neil was the right man for the job when we tasked him with recording the guitar samples that are included in Notion and Progression.

It turns out his solo records are available on his Nimbit store, and if you take a close look at his store, there’s some unorthodox cool stuff going on over there. For one, you can get Zaza T-shirts in every color the rainbow forgot. Furthermore, Neil still teaches, and makes several of his coursework’s backing tracks available, as well as his Live DVD, “Live on Crooked River Groove.”

Not too shabby for a kid from Akron. Keep up with Neil Zaza on Nimbit, and ride his guitar into the future.

Interested in Nimbit? Sign up for free here.

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The clock is ticking! This incredible offer ends August 31, 2014. Here’s the long and short of it: buy Studio One Professional – including upgrades and crossgrades – and get both Goldbaby Essentials and The Ampire XT Metal Pack for FREE! That’s a $60 value.

Click here for the full details on this offer. Short version: Goldbaby Essentials is an add-on for Impact that features 500 tape-saturated, professionally-recorded samples of vintage drum machines, arranges into 32 Impact drum kit presets and 124 musicloops. The Ampire XT Metal Pack is an add-on for Ampire XT that gives you six new heavy-duty, high-gain amp models, six cabinet models, and a set of some really in-your-face drum sounds for Impact.

Here’s EDM hotshot KATFYR demoing how he made his #1 hit “Lose Control” in Studio One, from Musikmesse 2014, with the help of the Goldbaby Essentials add-on:

Here’s what the Metal Pack sounds like when helmed by TOOMS:

Click here to get Studio One Professional and take advantage of this offer while you still can!  

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It’s rare to find a truly outstanding solid-state channel strip that can deliver a vintage vibe reminiscent of classic high-end products, yet employs a thoroughly modern design. To find one that you can buy without heavily depleting your bank account is even more rare. But there is one channel strip that delivers the goods without the big tab: the PreSonus RC 500.

Every instrument in this video was recorded through the PreSonus RC 500 – even the voice over!

For more on the RC 500, click here.

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SECURITY BREACH!

August 22,2014

Looks like someone’s getting their Engineering Services access revoked.

Speculate: #PreSonusSecurityBreach

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Good ol’ Jake Owen. Shortly before his appearance at the BMI Summer Block Party to celebrate his hit, Beachin’, Jake landed an interview at the Greek Theatre with none other with Larry King, the man who invented interviews, way back in 1437. Check out the video below to get a bit of backstory on Jake’s formative years and get some of his stories from the road.   While it’s hard to look past Jake’s perfect teeth and rugged heartthrobby-ness, try. Racked in the back you’ll find a bevy of familiar, handsome PreSonus gear.

Anything back there you recognize? If so, what? VIDEO SCAVENGER HUNT! (Fun fact: you can also conduct analog scavenger hunts while beachin‘.) All that gear is currently on the road with Jake, allowing him to record while on the road, mobile-studio style. steadyb and Rachel have been on working with the Jake Owen team at the above-mentioned BMI show, along with the Morris Sound and Light crew. All of them are great people to both work and be stuck in a bus with. 

Larry King isn’t the only one who’s taken notice of Jake. Here’s a writeup of the concert from a little magazine called “Rolling Stone.”

 

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[This just in from Art Chaiyasothi, who has set up his new recording studio using PreSonus gear—and only PreSonus gear!]

I designed and built this recording studio by myself. I need to use only PreSonus equipment in this studio, for customer training, workshop, Capture training, YouTube video reviews, and for marketing. The studio is located on 3rd floor at my office. It includes:

 

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Hey Baton Rouge locals! This one’s for you!

Come hear an audio demonstration of WorxAudio’s line arrays and PreSonus StudioLive AI Speakers. Hugh Sarvis, General Manager of Worx Audio and Rick Naqvi, VP of Sales of PreSonus will host the event, and it’s open to the public!

Thursday, August 21, 6-7pm

Abundant Life Church
206 Edgewood Drive,
Denham Springs, LA 70726

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