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As we head back to school, PreSonus is giving back an instant $50 discount on our most popular solutions for students and teachers. These recording and composition tools are all easy to use and many include free resources! These savings last through September 30, 2015, so contact your favorite retailer right away.

The AudioBox iTwo Studio is perfect for individual home recording or practice rooms. The portable AudioBox iTwo recording interface will record to a Mac PC with included Studio One Artist software, and record to an iPad with our free Capture Duo recording app. With the microphone and headphones includes, this package includes everything you need to get started right away. Plus, PreSonus offers a free video series on recorded practice:

The AudioBox Stereo bundle is designed specifically for ensemble recording and includes all needed condenser mics, cables, and accessories. This is ideal for recording small ensembles, choirs, jazz ensembles, or full concerts bands and orchestras. We also offer free tutorials on school ensemble recording:

Notion music notation software is easy to use, includes amazing live sounds from the London Symphony Orchestra, and integrates all of your scores on any iOS device with the Notion App. Quickly compose, hear, print, and share your scores! Notion is also great for learning or teaching composition and theory.

The Music Creation Suite offers a complete composition and recording solution, with free lessons and tutorial videos! With both Notion and Studio One Artist software, along with an AudioBox recording interface, condenser microphone, 49-key MIDI controller, and headphones, this package is ideal for any serious music student or composer and works equally well at home and in class. Our extensive free curriculum provides all the lessons and videos needed to start composing:

Most importantly, you must listen to your music with clear, accurate, and powerful speakers. The Eris E5 Studio Monitors are the perfect addition to any of the above solutions, and you will enjoy hearing your music like never before.

This special back-to-school sale is easy! No rebate forms and no coupons, just instant saving from any US retailer.

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Posted by Ryan Roullard

Back to School!

October 2,2014

resourcesPreSonus is supporting schools and students in many ways, and now is the perfect time to check out our music education solutions at

Any student who plays an instrument, from beginner to college, can benefit from listening to recordings of their own performances. In fact, any professional musician will tell you that this is the best way to improve! We’ve put together a tutorial series called “Step up Your Practice” to demonstrate the benefits of recorded practice using our AudioBox Studio or Music Creation Suite. Check it out at

We’d also like you to consider Studio One and Notion for any of your recording or composition courses. Both offer highly intuitive ease-of-use that doesn’t get in the way of the most important thing—learning. Furthermore, we offer educational discounts and/or multi-seat licensing, and plenty of tutorials. For full music labs, the Music Creation Suite provides everything you need for recording, including software, recording interface, microphone, MIDI controller keyboard, and cables—and to top it off, we offer a complete school curriculum to help you get started.

Coming off the world record-setting win of the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps, our marching band audio system is now stronger than ever. We partnered with our friends at Audio-Technica to provide a turnkey solution to support field audio—read all about it at

PreSonus is the leader in music education technology presentations. As such we are excited to participate in top national and state music conferences. Check out of list of upcoming conferences and come say hello!

If you’re interested in either school or student discounts on PreSonus gear, please contact one of our education retailers at


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Posted by John Mlynczak

PreSonus Education Market Manager John Mlynczak spoke at PreSonuSphere 2013, detailing the best ways to leverage PreSonus technologies in the classroom.

For more on PreSonus’ involvement in music education, click here:


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Posted by Ryan Roullard

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:

  • New thinking on music career paths, finding one that works for you.
  • Strategies for independent musicians, building a presence and a revenue stream.
  • How to present yourself to get signed to artist and publishing deals.
  • Revenue streams, strategies to boost your earnings.
  • On-the-spot song evaluations.
  • Song production, how important is it? Hear “before” and “after” examples.
  • The psychology of producing hit songs.
  • Real world examples of breakthroughs that you can learn from.
  • Fresh techniques for marketing your music.
  • Industry gatekeepers: What you need to know about label execs, managers, A&R reps, music attorneys, music supervisors and other key members of the industry.

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.

This is a rare opportunity to gain access to the taste-makers and gate-keepers of getting your music to the world.


Carmen Rizzo
Producer for Coldplay, Seal, Ray Charles

Michael Eames
CEO and Publisher of PEN Music Group
Christina Aguilera, Selena Gomez, Shrek, Homeland, New Girl

Ann Kline
Music Supervisor – The Lying Game, Shameless, ER, West Wing,
Quintin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown

Jason Kramer
Music Supervisor & KCRW Radio Host

Michael Todd
Sr. Director of Film & Television Music at ASCAP

Stacy Palm
VP Film & TV Music Paramount’s Famous Music Publishing

Peter Cohen
Talent Coordinator for The Voice

Max Luces-Tucker
Music Supervisor for Keeping Up With The Kardashians, ABC, HBO, NBC, The Real World, many others.

Chris Jackson
Music Supervisor for E! Network

Jack Diamond
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:

To sign up for Joe’s FREE Music Success Video Nuggets and weekly tips email, go to



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Posted by Ryan Roullard

Good ol’ Gary is at it again, this time with an exceptional, exhaustive offering of 26 (!) videos on mixing and mastering in Studio One. Head on over to AskVideo.Com to check ’em out.

A handful of them are free, but the rest will cost ya.  Totally worth it. Here’s the freebies:

The full list of course topics available follows:

Preparing a Song for Mixing
Setting Up Markers
The Mix Console
EQing Tracks
Dynamics with Compression
Reverb for Depth
Delay and Modulation FX
Sidechain Compression
Getting Deeper with Automation
Bus and Folder Automation
Bus Compression on Bus Folders
Exporting the Mixdown
Setting Up a Mastering Project
Editing Songs in the Project
Adjusting Volumes of Tracks
Adding Inserts for the Pre, Master and Post
Mastering Chain Order
Using ‘Detect Loudness’
The Spectral and Output Meters
Using Multiband Compression
Limiting Your Tracks
Disable Tracks
Burning a CD
Images and DDP Explained
Digital Releases





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Posted by Ryan Roullard

Studio One Courses and Methods from

There’s nothing short of a wealth of resources online for learning about Studio OneJohn Mlynczak recently compiled this great list of online educational resources from Lynda.Com, Groove3, Berklee School of Music, and more. It’s also available on MusicEd.PreSonus.Com, but we thought the whole PreSonus community should be aware of ’em as well.

There’s some great  info here that is available in many platforms, including books, videos, and entire online courses. These include options for every user, regardless of your level of experience with Studio One. Maybe you’re a seasoned producer who’s looking to dig deep? Perhaps you recently upgraded Studio One and want to learn more about the new features you’ve gotten access to?  Maybe you’re just starting out? No matter your level of experience with Studio One, there’s valuable information in here for you!


Up and Running with Studio One® (

Studio One Version 2 Explained (

Studio One Version 2 Advanced (

Studio One 101: Songwriters and Musicians Toolbox(

Studio One 102: Producers and Engineers Toolbox (

Studio One 103: Advanced MIDI Toolbox (

Studio One 104: Mixing and Mastering Toolbox (

Free PreSonus® Video Tutorials (

Recording and Producing in the Home Studio (Berklee Online)


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Posted by Ryan Roullard

Good old Graham. We can always count on this guy to create some of the best audio tutorials available online. This time around, he’s created a pair of videos focusing on mastering in Studio One using stock plug-ins, including Studio One’s Compressor and ProEQ. Watch and learn!






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Posted by Ryan Roullard

Check out these incredibly thorough videos from Vision Studios’ David Vignola and Home Studio Trainer’s Johnny Geib!

These guys have teamed up to create an exhaustive video series illustrating the differences and similarities between mixing with Studio One‘s native plugins as compared to mixing via third-party plug-ins. Many users have asked questions about which approach is superior, including “Is it even necessary to purchase third-party plug-ins, given the quality of native plugins available?”

To answer this question, these guys took two different approaches to mixing the same exact song, (Jordy Searcy‘s “Fences”) both using Studio One. David is using third-party plug-ins, and Johnny is using Studio One’s native plugins. David’s series is a synopsis of his approach after the actual mixing was completed, while Johnny’s series shows us a step-by-step walk-through of his entire mixing process. You will see and hear their different styles, methods and approach to this song. Enjoy and share your thoughts in the comments!

David’s videos: Mixing using third-party plug-ins only:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:


Johnny’s videos: Mixing using native Studio One plug-ins only:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Part 4:

Part 5:

Part 6:

Part 7:


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Posted by Ryan Roullard

Audio production doesn’t have to be complicated. That’s the notion behind both the AudioBox Studio package and this forthcoming webcast. Spend some quality one-on-one time with Justin Spence as he takes the mystery and frustration out of getting your first song recorded and mixed!

We’re hosting this show through a partnership with Guitar Center, so please note that you will need to click this link (or the image below) to register for this event, as it will not be broadcast from the typical PreSonus LIVE page.

Come one, come all, come learn!
June 27, 2013—1 p.m. CST / 2 p.m. EST / 11 a.m. PST / 18:00 GMT

Category Education | 236 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard

[This just in from Ariella at Berklee Online! Berklee has a ton of great stuff going on just now, including-but-certainly-not-limited to some great online courses and a new downloadable freebie: the Music Business Handbook! ]

Learn the most up-to-date marketing techniques and discover how to build a successful music business career with Berklee Online, the award-winning online extension school of Berklee College of Music.

Berklee offers over a dozen instructor-led online music business courses covering entrepreneurship, marketing, publishing, licensing and beyond—all written and taught by Berklee’s faculty, or industry professionals.
  • For tips and best practices for success in the music industry, click here to download Berklee’s free Music Business Handbook.

Hurry—the next term begins July 1st!

Watch these great music marketing videos with Berklee course author and instructor Mike King:

Online Music Marketing:  

Marketing with Karmin:  

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Posted by Ryan Roullard

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