If you’ve been looking to upgrade your studio monitors and listening environment, July’s a great time. You’ll get a free pair of the ISPD-4 Monitor Isolation Pads when you buy a pair of refurbished PreSonus studio monitors from shop.presonus.com!
This offer is available to customers in the USA, and only via our online store.
In case you’re wondering about why you would want studio monitor pads, consider this: When the driver in your studio monitor vibrates, the entire box vibrates along with it. These vibrations are subsequently transferred to any surface the studio monitors are resting on. That includes your desk, and once the desk gets moving, it’s likely to have a resonant frequency or two. This transforms your desk into something of a crappy studio monitor in its own right. This will most certainly lead to louder, inaccurate bass response in your studio.
That might even sound cool to you, at first. But the fact is that this resonance results in an inaccurate portrayal of your mixing work in the worst of all possible places—your studio! A recording might sound great in your studio sans isolation pads. But it will render thin and without much bottom-end when played on other audio systems.
The ISPD-4 Monitor Isolation Pads are the solution to this problem. While admittedly low-tech, they’re an important component to creating honest, accurate, pro-level mixes. And they’re here, for you, included with your purchase of studio monitors from shop.presonus.com.
A word about our refurbished products: Hardware from shop.presonus.com has been fully tested, includes our one-year warranty, and isn’t missing any parts, documentation, or cabling like you might find from other manufacturer’s “B-Stock” items. This stuff is good as new, guaranteed. We call it B+ stock.
Eligible product families for this offer include:
Yeah, Temblor, the subwoofers. While not recommended for use with the monitor pads, we figure some of you out there already have monitors, but no sub or iso pads, and we didn’t want to leave you out.
PreSonus E44 and E66 MTM Studio Monitors:
While MTM technically stands for “Midwoofer—Tweeter—Midwoofer,” you ought to know that they’re good from Mixing-To-Mastering. The MTM speaker configuration allows the MTM studio monitors to deliver the widest stereo field available in their class. You get a more consistent listening experience from varied listening perspectives. They’re also louder than they look, since the combined signal of the two relatively small drivers propagates forward like a single waveform. This mutual coupling provides a highly dynamic output in a compact footprint. And if footprint’s not an issue, mount them horizontally. We’ve designed them to sound just as good in either configuration.
Check out this video from A-list producer Chaka Blackmon. He relies on the Eris E66s for his daily grind.
PreSonus R-series R80 and R60 AMT Studio Monitors:
The R-series contrasts from the MTMs in a couple ways. While the singular woofer approach is a more traditional, the Air Motion Transformer (AMT) tweeter is the star of the show. At the core of AMT is the astonishingly thin (< 0.01 mm!) Kapton® membrane voice coil, which moves at the same instant as the current that drives it, with no dampening applied to negatively affect the tweeter’s transient response time.
As a result, the R-Series faithfully reproduce the highest frequencies that can be heard by the human ear—and the vast majority of human microphones. The sonic result is a greater sense of air, space, and imaging that is characteristic of audiophile recordings and off-the-charts transient response. Furthermore, the AMT’s design inherently offers 8 to 13 times the projection area of a typical dome tweeter. This widens the stereo image considerably, while keeping problematic vertical dispersion in check. Consequently, the R80s sound consistent regardless of what room you place them in; a versatile choice for audio recording studios and post-production.
Here’s Mike White on the R-series.
Finally, both the R-series and the MTMs offer all the Acoustic Space tuning and connectivity options you’d ever need, and include RCA, 1/4″, and XLR inputs.
Check out this great video from Vahagn Stepanyan—tracked using an AudioBox USB and Eris E5s!
Vahagn says: “I am bass player, composer and arranger, and for my work I had to choose good audio equipment with high quality. I tried many studio electronics, before I found my favorite with great quality—PreSonus! Compared with other electronics, PreSonus is inexpensive and available to any user, and the most important fact is that it’s not inferior to others. It sounds great and has a true sound production.”
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ASCAP invited 18 top songwriters and producers to write the hits of tomorrow at its fourth annual songwriters retreat in France.
Held September 17-25 at the 14th-century Château Marouatte in the Dordogne region of France, the retreat was designed to produce hits and get cuts in a variety of genres. Each session placed a producer, a topliner and a recording artist together to write and record in a different room of the castle. By the end of the retreat, nearly all the participants had worked together. They left France with hard drives full of professional-grade demos, ready to pitch to artists and record labels.
Château Marouatte is owned by famed music industry executive Miles Copeland, founder of IRS Records. Copeland once brought music legends like Jeff Beck, Jon Bon Jovi, Belinda Carlisle and Desmond Child to high-level songwriting summits at the Château. In 2011, ASCAP convinced Copeland to revive the tradition, and has brought a new group of songwriters and producers to France every year since.
The 2014 participants hailed from around the world and across the genre spectrum. They were: Anjulie, Martin Brammer, Ashley Campbell, Mike Daly, Chris DeStefano, John Fortis, Elyar Fox, Dia Frampton, JT Harding, Brett James, Giovanni James, Brian Kennedy, Emmy Palmer, Autumn Rowe, Amir “Azeem” Salem, Sharon Vaughn, Peter Wade and Oren Yoel.
PreSonus provided the following for the event:
Recordings from the event can be heard on SoundCloud by clicking here.
Click here to read the Keyboard Magazine Sceptre review in its entirety, but here’s the gist:
“Coaxial design done right. Wide sweet spot for stereo imaging. Accuracy and sound quality on par with monitors costing much more… at the end of the day, what we have here is a $1,400-ish (less) pair of speakers that acts like it’s a $3,000-ish pair.”
And speaking of monitors, I thought this tweet from @AveneMusic regarding the Eris family was quite nice:
I bought my wife some @PreSonus Eris E4.5 monitors. They sound so good I’m thinking of replacing my 22 year old NS10s with a pair of Eris E5
— ˚ΛVΞΛ/Ξ (@AveneMusic) October 21, 2014
This is one of the better episodes of PreSonus LIVE that we’ve done for a while—no bandwidth problems! Amazing! In it, PreSonus tech support guru Dominic “TicToc” Bazile takes us on a tour of the new Temblor T10 Subwoofer and Eris 4.5 studio monitors. This combination is an ideal way to bring some real rumble to a modest home studio—if you want it. The Temblor’s foot-switchable bypass can tone things down when the neighbors start complaining.
For more on these products, watch the video—duh. But for even more more, click the following links:
Alright! The very first hot-off-the-hard drive review of the Eris 4.5 just got a kickin’ video review from Fred Caplongo at HomeTracks. Fred’s review is also a full-on unboxing, so you can see all the cool manuals, stickers, and foam inserts that ship with the Eris 4.5; standard. Don’t say we never gave you nuthin’!
Fred says, “PreSonus has really thought of everything… You get every bit of that 70Hz in these speakers. I don’t know how they do it, because they’re pretty small… If your budget for monitors is $200, you’ve got a good choice in these speakers. ”
If you are interested in the Eris 4.5, click one of the following links to find a dealer:
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:
“Ultimately, someone looking to setup a home studio or who needs portable monitors ought to go with the PreSonus Eris E8. The quality’s professional level, the functions are versatile, and the design is fairly portable – so how much more could you want?”