PreSonus Blog

At the 2014 NAMM show, PreSonus CSO and Founder Jim Odom recalls some fond memories of time spent in Hall E back in PreSonus’ formative years. Don’t ever forget your humble beginnings. :)

 

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The kind sports at Hero’s Last Mission put together this exceptional video describing their workflow with the StudioLive 16.4.2. They are using the board to its fullest in both the studio and onstage, taking advantage of features like QMix personal monitoring and scene recall for saving board settings appropriate to multiple venues. Furthermore, they record live shows to Capture and then mix later in Studio One!

Hero’s Last Mission is taking advantage of the full PreSonus solution. Are you?

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Here’s innovative and versatile PreSonus Artist Ian Ethan, performing “The Comforter” in his inimitable style on an 18-string acoustic doubleneck. Ian employs a lot of extended technique and looping to great effect. This is just one man and a doubleneck guitar, but it sounds like two guitars and a drum! Regarding the recording of this work, Ian says:

“I recorded this on-location at Ceaser Photography with my FireStudio Project and a laptop, as usual – a super easy and effective portable rig. I think it may be  my best recorded double-neck sound to date, even compared to stuff I’ve recorded in big high-end studios. I’m in the middle of recording my new album as well, at home, using a daisy-chained Firestudio Mobile and FireStudio 2626 to capture all of the live loop signals as well as the various pickup and internal mic outputs from my doubleneck, along with the external mics—a Royer 121 ribbon and Miktek CV4 tube condenser. I’m thrilled with how it’s sounding so far!”

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



IDJNOW was kind enough to swing by our brand spankin’ new trade show booth at NAMM this year, where they monopolized Matt Conrad and filmed him for no fewer than three videos on our new Music Creation Suite, the StudioLive 16.4.2AI, and the also-new AudioBox Stereo.

Music Creation Suite:

StudioLive 16.4.2AI:

AudioBox Stereo:

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Long-haul six-string stalwarts at Guitar World paid us a visit at NAMM, and received demos for both the Metal Pack Add-on for Studio One, as well as the Progression tab editor. Fortunately for us (and thereby, you) they brought video cameras.

Thanks much for the kind attention, gents, and particularly to Scott Van Heldt, without whom the Metal Pack could not have been properly represented. To hear more of his heavy, click here.

Ampire XT Metal Pack for Studio One:

Progression Tab Editor:

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International Sales Director of Mystery Mark Williams recently made an unusually local expedition into the Louisiana bayous, searching for the storied crystal cog that has been missing from the Antikythera mechanism since its discovery near a Greek island in 1900. Exhaustive research has led Williams to believe that the fabled gear may have wound up at the bottom of Hackberry Bayou, as a plane carrying the precious cargo was last seen flying over the area in 1936—never to be heard from again; feared crashed.

It’s suspected that this arcane mechanism was an early attempt by the Greeks to solve latency issues in their early audio recording endeavors—a work of mysterious genius that PreSonus feels may hold the secret to unlocking divine audio quality in future products.

While this mission was sadly thwarted by a pack of rabid alligators (don’t get between them and their young), it has only re-doubled Agent Williams’ efforts to find the missing crystal cog. But for now, the location of this ancient power remains lost to history…

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



Even a meager home studio is littered with more gains, trims, volumes, gazintas and gazoutas than one can know what to do with. All of this sequential amplification can lead to clipped gazintas, noisy tones, and, if you’re not careful, tinnitus. So how do you figure out all of your input and output levels?

Properly gain staging your recording devices is critically important, and only a little tricky.  Leave it to Gear Addicts to demystify it all—just for you!

Well, just for you and anybody with Internet access. But still. Worthwhile viewing.

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Kind press folks the world over swung by our booth at NAMM 2014, cameras in tow on tiring shoulders. Here’s some clips from AudioSavings exploring the StudioLive AI mixers, SL Room Control, and the Sceptre and Eris monitors. More videos from other sources to come!

StudioLive AI Mixers:

SL Room Control app:

Sceptre and Eris monitor speakers:

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Join steadyb as he recaps what’s new in Studio One as of NAMM 2014! We’ll be looking at new features, including:

  • Integration with Capture
  • The Fat Channel plug-in
  • Active Integration
  •  New Studio One add-ons

Click here to watch the show: http://bit.ly/17xoiG0

 

 

 

 

 

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We’ve been busy here at Nimbit. We’ve been working crazy hard on some new features that are going to change the way you connect with your fans. Let’s dive right in.

1. Fan List

With Nimbit’s new fan list, you can communicate with your fans like never before. The fan list is available on all Nimbit plans. Imagine knowing:

  • Which fans signed up for your mailing list in the last 30 days in the Boston area.
  • Which fans checked into one of your events and has purchased your new album.
  • Which fans have not purchased your new album, but did purchase your last album.
  • and much more…

Save those and countless other filters into your fan list and use the rest of our tools to keep them engaged.

2. Email

How do you keep them engaged? Use our new email marketing tool, available to Nimbit Premium users, which is integrated throughout the dashboard. You can:

  • Set up a promotion for your new single, and only email fans that have not purchased it yet.
  • Set up a recurring email that automatically sends an event reminder to fans in the location of your upcoming events, as you add them.
  • and much more…

 

3. Events

We’ve completely reinvented our new event management tool, which is available on all plan levels. We’ve integrated Google searches into event creation: you enter the name and city of the venue and Google takes care of the rest. It’s faster for you and provides more accurate information for your fans, right from your calendar. Also, we made selling eTickets for events much easier. Use event management with fan list and email to send an event reminder to all your fans in the area that haven’t bought tickets yet! Then email all the fans that checked in to your event directly from the events page.

4. Promotions

With a shiny new coat of paint and some powerful new features, your promotions will be more effective than ever. Promote any product in your store with a discount, and include another discount only for fans who redeemed the promotion. For example, give a track away for free, and offer the whole album for 20% off to those who download the track. Then, send a thank you email to the fans that bought the album and remind them about your merch options!

 

5. Fan Check.In

Last but certainly not least, fan checkin is the best way to offer incentives to fans who come to events. When a fan arrives at one of your events, they just need to go to fancheck.in/yourartistname on their phone and check in with their email address. You can set it up so they get a free track or a discount in your store immediately, just for checking in. After the show, send the whole recorded performance to the fans that checked in! Fan Check.In is available to Nimbit Plus and Nimbit Premium users,

The real power in these features comes from you. We’ve focused on making it easy for you to do what you need to do in your own way. Go beyond the examples, your options are endless. So log in to your account now, and start trying them out!

New to Nimbit? It’s Free. Click here to sign up and get the ball rolling, or click here to upgrade your account to enjoy Nimbit to its fullest.  :)

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