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Monthly Archives: October 2016


Get 50% off HD7s in November 2016 in the USA

50off_hd7_600x600_nee01While studio monitors are the de facto standard for listening to your work while you work on it, not all of us have a living situation that allows us to fire off our Sceptre S8 and Temblor T10 combo at full volume all the time. Ever live in an apartment with paper-thin walls? Ever have a roommate with one of those crazy work schedules, like 9 a.m.-5 p.m? We know what it’s like, and for scenarios like that there’s nothing wrong with mixing on headphones.

Beyond that, let’s not forget that it’s important to reference your mixes on headphones to make sure they translate well to the format. After all, we’re fifteen years into the post-iPod world, and more and more listeners are growing up conditioned to listening to music on personal devices with headphones and/or earbuds. Making sure your mixes sound good on these devices is more important than ever!

For November 2016 only, customers in the USA can take 50% off of the already low price of our great-sounding HD7 headphones. They’re warm and clear, and also comfy—you can wear them for long mix sessions without getting that “octopus on my brain” headache that other, more snug headphones sometimes impart. Get some!

What are you waiting for! Half price studio-grade headphones—get some!

The Studio 192, Eris E44 MTM monitors, Studio One and Thou

Baton Rouge-based Thou—winners of Pitchfork’s Metal Record of the Year in 2014—recently took a Studio 192 on the road to record rehearsal sessions and demos for a forthcoming full-length.

Opportunities for collaborative songwriting had become more difficult for the band, as their members have scattered across the country. They typically only get together for tours and shows, making songwriting and recording opportunities somewhat scarce.

Not anymore. Recording straight into Studio One via the Studio 192 allowed the band to write and record in whatever impromptu spaces their tour found them in. Josh Nee (Drums) took recordings home to edit and mix demos for the record after returning from their most recent tour. The full-length, Magus, is on its way.

Learn more:

StudioLive Series III—Free Live Webcast, Oct 20, 2pm CST

livestreamJoin Ray Tanzten, Ace Baker, and Big Sam’s Funky Nation on October 20 at 2pm CST as we show off, celebrate, and explore the brand new Studiolive 32, our incredible flagship digital mixer that we’ve been working on for quite some time, now. We’ll discuss the all-new effects processing and redesigned Fat Channel, FlexMixes, AVB, and onboard multitrack recording—with NO COMPUTER REQUIRED!

We’ll have Q&A at the end, of course, and we’ll be giving away some stuff, including Studio One 3 Professional and a Eris 44 monitors. All told, you’ll have four chances to win!

Signing up for this event below ensures you’ll get an e-mail reminder on the day of the show. You can tune in at http://www.presonus.com/videos/presonuslive on the 20th. 

StudioLive 32 Overview

 

The StudioLive 32 has arrived: Digital Mixing Redefined. Again.

Learn more at presonus.com/products/StudioLive-32

Linzey Rae, Studio One and a Crab Costume Walk into a Kitchen…

Many PreSonus customers ask, “what’s the deal with the Cajun recipes in the back of PreSonus manuals?” May seem odd coming from an audio company, agreed. The truth is, we think it’s cool. We’re a Louisiana company and we’re proud of it. Good food and good music go hand in hand, especially in Louisiana.

We thought it would be fun to combine those things so we hooked up our friend and PreSonus artist Linzey Rae from the band The Anchor with a classic Louisiana recipe for gumbo for one of her Metal Kitchen episodes. Bon Appetit!

She pronounced “andouille sausage” correctly and that makes all of us happy. Can’t wait to hear what’s next from Linzey and The Anchor! Thank you for sharing and for using Studio One!

Subscribe to Linzey’s YouTube page HERE and follow along on all their musical ventures HERE!

Try out Studio One for free HERE!

 

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New AudioBox iOne and Ceres Combo Pack—October 2016 Only!

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Know a budding audio producer or musician who is looking to get started recording at home? This combo deal is an excellent introduction to the world of PreSonus. It includes an AudioBox iOne recording interface, Studio One Artist 3 software, and your choice of speakers: The Ceres 3.5BT or 4.5BT.

The AudioBox iOne lets you record guitar and vocals (or whatever else you’d like to stick a mic in front of) to your computer or iPad. The real power of the iOne, however, is the integration between the included Capture and Studio One. You can track some basic recordings onto your iPad, and then wirelessly transfer them to Studio One on your laptop or main workstation for mixing and editing. Record where you’re most comfortable, rather than at a desk.

The Ceres are great entry-level studio monitors, but they also double as wireless Bluetooth speakers for your living room or den. They’re designed by the same great minds who design our pro-level studio monitors like Eris and Sceptre, but are a little more living-room friendly, including a bevy of connectivity formats: 1/4″, RCA, BlueTooth, and good ol’-fashioned speaker wire. Wow! And of course, they’re ready to connect to a subwoofer when you’re ready to upgrade.

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

Notion Add-On Discount–30% off String Techniques Bundle!

30off_string_tech_600x600_nee01Quick question: What’s the difference between a fiddle and a violin?

Answer… No-one minds if you spill beer on a fiddle!

Now that that’s out of the way…

For the month of October, get the String Techniques Bundle for Notion at 30% off! This bundle enhances your composition and playback options for all string sections in Notion!

There’s a ton in this bundle! Each of the following instruments include a full array of dynamics, articulations and performance techniques such as Sul Ponticello, Sul Ponticello Tremolo and Natural Harmonics.

  • Violin Section
  • Viola Section
  • Cello Section
  • Bass Section

All of which were performed and recorded by section leaders and players from the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios in London!

This bundle is compatible with Notion 4 or later! We recently released Notion 6–Click here to read the latest on Notion!

New Lower Prices on AudioBox VSL Interfaces

vsl_lo_price_600x600_6-15-16_nee01Our previous rebate offering of the AudioBox VSL interfaces proved so popular that we decided to just up and slash the prices for good. While the exact dollar amount will vary by region, expect to pay up to a whopping 20% less today than you would have just a short time ago.

All members of the AudioBox VSL family sport USB connectivity, high headroom, low noise XMAX preamps, sampling rates of up to 96k, and Studio One 3 Artist. The 22VSL and 44VSL give you high-quality audio in a portable profile, and the 1818VSL is rack-mountable and expandable to up to 18 inputs via ADAT. All of these guys also offer MIDI I/O.

They’re great workhorse interfaces, ideal for either home studio rigs or mobile recording.

20th Century Synth Box Vol. 1 Studio One Add-On for 30% Off!

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For the month of October, get the 20th Century Synth Box Vol. 1 for 30% off. Only available in the PreSonus Shop.

Take a trip back in time with Nori Ubukata’s 20th Century Sound Box and rediscover the legendary analog sounds of the 70s and 80s.

Famed Japanese sound designer and synth/theremin artist Nori Ubukata recreated some of the most memorable sounds by electronic music artists such as Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Vangelis and Wendy Carlos. The set contains a total of 111 presets and Instrument+FX presets (adding reverb, EQ and other effects). Also included are 50 Musicloops with sound elements showcasing the best presets in musical context.

Click here to purchase this add-on!