PreSonus Blog

Good news everyone! If you buy (or upgrade to) Studio One 2 Producer or Pro before the end of 2011, you’re entitled to some free training from OBEDIA!

OBEDIA  is a rad company that ‘s all about making your gear work FOR you instead of against you. “Obedient media,” see what they did there?  Their training is fun, concise, and above all informative. It makes even the expert-level functionality of the software easy-to-understand. OBEDIA videos have mined all the fun of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies and all the information of Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos,” and compressed it all into sparkly 6-minute infotainment diamonds.

Click here to REGISTER (that’s important) and for more info…
http://www.obedia.com/presonus/

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



Brad tricked me.  He sent me this vid titled “Steve Vai Hand on Heart – Carvin DC400 PreSonus Studio One.” I got all excited, and clicked the link, and it started to play, and I was all “HOLY CRAP NO ONE TOLD ME WE SIGNED UP STEVE VAI.” Then the camera panned back from the guitar, and I realize it’s PreSonus artist Phil LaBarge! And not only does Phil play like Steve Vai, but he sounds like Steve Vai, thanks in no small part to the painstaking amp and cabinet re-creation algorithms of Ampire, the amp modeling package included in Studio One.

So, I guess it’s not all Brad’s fault. Our software engineers had a lot to do with it; listen for yourself! Sonically, it’s all here: buttery, polyunsaturated, gently delayed 80’s tubey-tone that makes me want to head down to the beach to practice my Karate Kid crane kicks.

With Ampire, you can fool your fans and have them thank you for it. Where else does that happen?! Thanks, Phil!

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



Brad tricked me.  He sent me this vid titled “Steve Vai Hand on Heart – Carvin DC400 PreSonus Studio One.” I got all excited, and clicked the link, and it started to play, and I was all “HOLY CRAP NO ONE TOLD ME WE SIGNED UP STEVE VAI.” Then the camera panned back from the guitar, and I realize it’s PreSonus artist Phil LaBarge! And not only does Phil play like Steve Vai, but he sounds like Steve Vai, thanks in no small part to the painstaking amp and cabinet re-creation algorithms of Ampire, the amp modeling package included in Studio One.

So, I guess it’s not all Brad’s fault. Our software engineers had a lot to do with it; listen for yourself! Sonically, it’s all here: buttery, polyunsaturated, gently delayed 80’s tubey-tone that makes me want to head down to the beach to practice my Karate Kid crane kicks.

With Ampire, you can fool your fans and have them thank you for it. Thanks Phil!

UPDATE!!!

Phil sent me the presets he used on these recordings, which can be downloaded here: http://www.presonusftp.com/social/Phil_LaBarge_Presets.zip

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



Brad tricked me.  He sent me this vid titled “Steve Vai Hand on Heart – Carvin DC400 PreSonus Studio One.” I got all excited, and clicked the link, and it started to play, and I was all “HOLY CRAP NO ONE TOLD ME WE SIGNED UP STEVE VAI.” Then the camera panned back from the guitar, and I realize it’s PreSonus artist Phil LaBarge! And not only does Phil play like Steve Vai, but he sounds like Steve Vai, thanks in no small part to the painstaking amp and cabinet re-creation algorithms of Ampire, the amp modeling package included in Studio One.

So, I guess it’s not all Brad’s fault. Our software engineers had a lot to do with it; listen for yourself! Sonically, it’s all here: buttery, polyunsaturated, gently delayed 80’s tubey-tone that makes me want to head down to the beach to practice my Karate Kid crane kicks.

With Ampire, you can fool your fans and have them thank you for it. Where else does that happen?! Thanks, Phil!

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



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. Thanks guys!

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



The return of Plex

November 28,2011

PLEX-2 Grab it at http://plex.hermannseib.comThose of you who love classic synths as much as I do probably know the name of Wolfgang Palm, the genius behind the revolutionary PPG synths, and later Waldorf. However very few people seem to know of the unique software instrument he designed a few years ago called Plex. It’s been one of my favourite virtual instruments for years, allowing the creation of wonderfully organic yet unique sounds via a drag & drop palette.

Unfortunately the commercial version was discontinued some time ago, but I just found out that he’s now brought it back as a free download! Unfortunately for MacOS users it’s Windows only, but if you are a Windows user it’s definitely worth getting. Grab it at http://plex.hermannseib.com/

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Andy Gill

November 25,2011

Gillmusic.com ScreenshotY’know, even after 25 years in the professional music business, and many tours and records with great musicians etc. I still got a huge thrill when Andy Gill called me on the phone this morning.

Andy Gill…! Andy Gill!
Probably my favourite guitarist of all time. Funny thing was, I even playing Gang of Four’s I Party All the Time when he called.

www.gillmusic.comgillmusic.com | The production and studio site of Andy Gill Gang of Four.

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Made with Studio One

November 25,2011

How did I miss the Made with Studio One group on Soundcloud until now? Standout tracks so far are Drachmae’s Handiworks and Luis Toniolo’s Second Thoughts. Nice work guys.

I’m currently listening through an Audiobox 44 VSL and a pair of Event Opal monitors that I’ve borrowed courtesy of the lovely people at Hyperactive in Germany. I am very hard to please when it comes to monitors, but I have to say, I really, really love these speakers. I don’t think I’ve ever heard monitors that are so clear and so powerful right across the frequency range. Quite remarkable. They aren’t cheap, and I already have some very nice monitors, but…

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Guitar cab IRs!

November 25,2011

Yes, it’s Impulse Response day here at Orpheus HQ, and now some for you guitarists out there. One of the very cool things about the new Ampire XT plugin (which has rapidly become my favourite guitar sound plugin bar none) is that not only do you get a choice of several very nice cabinet models with Studio One, you can even load your own custom cabinets! And you can have up to three different IRs with varying mic positions on every preset.

So here are some nice cabinet IRs you can download for free – to use them open Ampire XT in Studio One 2.0 and in the cab drop down menu on the top right select User Cabinet. Then just drag and drop the Impulse Responses on to one of the three IR slots. Most of the IRs listed here have been recorded with several different mic positions, so I recommend loading three different IRs of the cabinet you want, then you can use the Edit Mic function in Ampire to mix and match between them to get the exact sound you need.

I haven’t tested all of these yet, but the ones I’ve tried so far have been great:

  • Guitar Hacks (Powertube/Fredman)
  • God’s Cab (Mesa – lots of different mics used, be sure to read the great manual that comes with it)
  • Redwirez (Marshall 1960A • Celestion G12M25s)
  • Recabinet Demo (1960/Blackface/Tangerine/Top Boost)

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Posted by rodney



More reverb impulses…

November 25,2011

And if the list on Echochamber still isn’t enough, here are some of my other favourite free reverb IRs. Just drag and drop on to OpenAir to use them:


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Posted by rodney