[This just in from Bill Sage—Sales & Design Engineer for Pro Media Ultrasound.]
Hey PreSonus –
I used to be a touring and recording engineer. I now design and sell AV systems. I’m a busy guy, with a full-time sales job and a marriage. I mostly do sound for friends’ bands or benefits for charities.
Running Universal Control on my Apple Powerbook, I was able to quickly get set up and my mix together in a matter of minutes. I didn’t even read the manual, and it worked flawlessly—and more importantly, it sounded great!
After the gig, I read the manual… and I had no idea that the StudioLive 16.0.2 even had iPad control, which got me even more curious. I took the plunge and bought the 16.0.2.
I also put the band back together. I am playing bass and singing, the other guys are not engineers so I am keeping busy! I use the 16.0.2 and Capture to record basic tracks or rehearsals. Capture is great because I only have to press Record and Stop. Capture lets me concentrate on playing, instead of engineering.
Once home from rehearsal, I import the files into Studio One. Again, it is really simple to get good-sounding tracks. The software is really intuitive, so once again I didn’t read the manual much, but I did find the videos on the internet really helpful.
I have had the “big three” recording softwares at one time or another. This by far is the simplest, most intuitive mixer and software that I have ever used.
I would highly recommend the 16.0.2 and the Studio One Software to anyone.
Sales & Design Engineer
Pro Media Ultrasound
Register for PreSonuSphere here: https://presonusphere2013.presonus.com
PreSonuSphere offers two days of non-stop music production and audio technology seminars. You’ll also be among the first to learn about some of the latest and greatest from PreSonus, and enjoy some incredible food along the way.
TEDDY RILEY will be presenting as well. Don’t miss out!
JUSTIN LASSEN and NAOMI MERCER
Presenting in the Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre on Saturday October 26 at 8:00 a.m.
“Can we do another take?” Recording and Comping Vocals in Studio One with Justin Lassen & Naomi Mercer
Learn the secret vocal recording and comping techniques of a world-renowned music producer. Justin walks you through the classy vocal chain, provided by PreSonus and Blue mics as artist Naomi Mercer provides live vocals. Learn techniques to save time and money, what mistakes to avoid, and how to get the best phrase possible with comping. There is no reason to fatigue the artist. Studio One makes it so easy!
With 15 years of experience in the music, film, and video game industries, Justin Lassen is well versed in all aspects of the creative arts, and his blend of classical technique and modern methodology has defined his success in all manner of genres. His wildly popular instrumental series, Synaesthesia, has been highly praised by everyone from CGSociety to EQ and Playboy magazines. Click here to learn more about Justin.
Naomi Mercer has been a working voiceover actor for 9 years and has been doing it full time since 2008. She is also a singer, rapper, and songwriter under the moniker NMercer. Her self-titled debut album was released in Spring 2013, followed by a dance EP, Crossroads, released in the summer of 2013. All of her tracks are available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Last.fm, iheartRadio, 24-7. All of her voiceover auditions, most of her voiceover jobs, and both of her albums were recorded and edited in Studio One using the AudioBox 22VSL
“I’ve never been to PreSonuSphere, but I’ve heard awesome stories about it,” Justin says, “I’m excited to attend for my first time ever, and get a chance to meet other Studio One users and swap tips and tricks with each other! PreSonuSphere is one more reason why Studio One’s community of people is so much fun to work with.”
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Join PreSonus Studio One guru steadyb as he takes the mystery out of mastering in Studio One! Be sure to check in next week, when Rodney Orpheus will offer his perspective
on mastering as well.
Presenting in the Hartley/Vey Workshop Theatre on Saturday, October 26 at 1:00 p.m.
Look What the Storyk Brought: Small Venue Designs With the Man Who Practically Invented Studio Design
Okay, let’s put it this way. This is probably the only chance you’re ever going to get to learn about recording-studio design from one of the world’s most accomplished studio architect/acousticians. And he’s aware that you don’t have $100,000 to spend. This will be a practical insight into creating a project studio on a limited budget by designing it correctly right from the start. Topics include overall design geometry, acoustic volumes, windows, floor and wall surfaces, and isolation methods.
John is a registered architect and acoustician, and a founding partner of Walters-Storyk Design Group. He has provided facility planning, acoustical, and systems-design services for the professional audio-video production and performance community since the 1969 completion of Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios in New York City. John received his architectural studies at Princeton and Columbia Universities. As an independent designer, engineer, and principal of WSDG, he has been responsible for over 3,000 world-class audio-video production facilities, including studios, radio stations, video suites, entertainment clubs, and theaters. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Audio Engineering Society (AES), and Acoustical Society of America (ASA) and is a frequent contributor to AES convention papers and professional industry periodicals.
John is a frequent lecturer at schools throughout the nation and has established courses in acoustics at Full Sail (Orlando) and Ex’Pression Center for the Media Arts (San Francisco), while maintaining adjunct professor status in Acoustics and Studio Design at the Berklee College of Music (Boston) and Stevens Institute (New Jersey).
“Within minutes of leaving last year’s PreSonusSphere, I asked to return,” John says. “The few days were very special—just the right mix of technology, education, music and food—hosted by a terrific company that has a great mission: accurate audio at affordable prices!
Update 9/6/13: This workshop has almost sold out! Due to popular demand, Joe has added two days to his LA seminars, September 28 and 29. Click here to register!
Just added: Music Supervisor Panel with seven of Hollywood’s top music supervisors who’s work includes Pulp Fiction, West Wing, Shameless, Paramount, HBO, Coldplay, Seal, and many current films and TV shows. There’s also VIP packages available that include dinner with these Music Supervisors—only 9 slots left!
Presonus customers who sign up by 9/21/13 get a 15% discount, too! Use Discount Code PRESONUS15
Two days. Get your road map to success in the music business.
PreSonus enthusiast and world-class producer/songwriter/engineer Joe Solo has another workshop coming up, this time in Los Angeles on August 10 and 11, 2013. This is a great opportunity to sit down with a man with some truly valuable industry experience. Joe’s clients and collaborators include Macy Gray, Fergie, Michael Jackson, Rick Rubin, Quincy Jones, and American Idol. No joke!
Joe’s Music Success Workshop is about the farthest possible thing from a boring old lecture. Bring your tracks, and Joe will give them a listen and critique them for you live during his presentation. In addition, expect Joe to cover myriad topics on success in music, including but not limited to songwriting, production, and getting your music placed in film and games.
Here’s a full list of topics covered, from Joe’s website:
Special Guest Panel of Music Supervisors & Publishers, and other Industry Players
Joe leads a panel of film & TV music supervisors, music publishers and many other key members of the music industry. They’ll be on hand to answer your questions and give you insights on how to win valuable placements.
Producer for Coldplay, Seal, Ray Charles
CEO and Publisher of PEN Music Group
Christina Aguilera, Selena Gomez, Shrek, Homeland, New Girl
Music Supervisor – The Lying Game, Shameless, ER, West Wing,
Quintin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown
Music Supervisor & KCRW Radio Host
Sr. Director of Film & Television Music at ASCAP
VP Film & TV Music Paramount’s Famous Music Publishing
Talent Coordinator for The Voice
Music Supervisor for Keeping Up With The Kardashians, ABC, HBO, NBC, The Real World, many others.
Music Supervisor for E! Network
Music Supervisor / Music Editor for 2 Broke Girls, Seinfeld, Will & Grace, many new pilots.
Joe is offering a special 15% discount on registration to PreSonus customers, using the discount code PRESONUS15. Be sure to use it before July 21 to take advantage of this offer, and get access to a private networking dinner party hosted by Joe on the Friday before the workshop.
There’s also VIP packages available that include an exclusive dinner with Joe and his panelists, and an in-studio session musician experience is available, too!
Click here to register for this exciting event: www.JoeSoloWorkshop.com/
To sign up for Joe’s FREE Music Success Video Nuggets and weekly tips email, go to www.joesolo.com.
Join steadyb as he shows you all the latest and greatest in Studio One 2.6! We’ve added so many incredible features to 2.6 that there’s no way he can get to them all. steadyb will cover the biggest improvements—and take your questions near the show’s end!
Here’s marketing maven Ron Koliha during his tenure with the Classy Brassy Oompah Band. This photo was taken shortly before he was kicked out of the band for hyping an upcoming show by canvassing parking lots and distributing flyers under the windshield wipers of cars. Flyers that looked a lot like parking tickets.
The entire band was held responsible for the hefty $12,000 littering fee—still a record fine for this charge in Yakima county—and Koliha was summarily dismissed.
Perched atop a crabapple throne gilded with the tears of lesser designers, Ron directs all PreSonus marketing efforts with an iron fist in a burlap glove.