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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.

Category Sceptre | 0 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard



Software-stackSURPRISE! Black Friday is on a Monday! We have some real steals going on for both Studio One and Notion.

The Studio One offer is available from 11/24/14 to 12/1/14. The Notion deal is available until 12/31/14.

  • Get 50% off of the Studio One edition of your choice, including Studio One ArtistProducer, and Professional! This is applicable to both download and retail versions, and includes upgrades! This offer does not apply to crossgrades or educational site licenses. Ends 12/1/14.

 

  • Buy or upgrade to Notion 5, get ALL of the available Notion 5 expansion sounds, for an additional $149 (a $299 value!) This includes all of the more recently-introduced woodwind and brass instruments, which includes lesser-known instruments like the basset horn, bass flute, and wagner tuba—and many more. You can get this offer direct from PreSonus as convenient Notion bundles or buy or upgrade to Notion 5 at a retail outlet and then buy the Complete Expansion Sounds Bundle direct from PreSonus for $149 using coupon code OCEAN. This deal ends 12/31/14.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Category Studio One | 3 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard



Stephen FortnPreSonus_S6_MAINer, Senior Editorial Ivory Tickler for Keyboard Magazine had some very kind things to say about the Sceptre S6 monitors and the Temblor T10 in their most-recent issue.

Click here to read the Keyboard Magazine Sceptre review in its entiretybut 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:

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



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:

 

Category Temblor | 1 Comment »
Posted by Ryan Roullard



The new Eris studio monitors are showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, they were recently recognized with AudioFanZine’s “Best Value” award, and here’s just a sampling of the praise that they’ve earned so far from others:

  • PreSonus has a reputation of making great products “for the rest of us,” and the Eris speakers follow that philosophy.” - Jon Chappell, Harmony Central
  • “Setting them up in my humble (yet effective) home studio for a few months helped me hear things I wasn’t hearing previously and helped me to provide better mixes for my clients.” – Eli Crews, Tape Op
  • “The PreSonus Eris E5 and E8 are quality made, well­ equipped and good-­natured active speakers for near field… Five Stars” Felix Klostermann, Bonedo.De

It just so happens that in April 2014, we’re cutting the price back a bit on these guys. The Eris E5s are available for $50 off per pair, down to $250, (USD) and the E8s are available for $100 off per pair, down to $400!

You are NOT going to find better sonic bang for your buck no matter where you look. Furthermore, there’s no rebate forms to mess with and no waiting times, just quick ‘n’ easy $avings.

This offer is available in the US and select markets outside the US. Click here to find a US dealer or check with your local distributor for availability in your region.

Category Promo / Discount | 50 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard



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:

 

Category Eris | 6 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard



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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Posted by Ryan Roullard



Thanks to the kind folks at Crossfadr for this review of the Eris E8s, which are currently enjoying some great momentum due in no small part to support from teams like theirs. A quick highlight:

“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?”

Read their full review by clicking here.

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Posted by Ryan Roullard



New Gear for the New Year

January 1,2014

In the spirit of kinda obvious marketing mnemonics, let’s sale-a-brate! Got a bundle of yuletide cashflow burning a hole in your stocking? Why not use some of it to get more PreSonusbang for your giftbuck? Here’s our monthly all-in-one-wrap-up of the best ways to not spend all of your money.


 

Buy Sceptre Monitorss, get Monitor Station FREE – a $299 value!

Click here for the full details, but here’s the gist: Purchase a pair of Sceptre monitors, and get a FREE Monitor Station. Knowing how your mixes will translate in multiple listening environments is of paramount importance to professional audio production, and nothing does it better than the Monitor Station.

Add this single-purchase setup to your existing monitor rig and transform yourself from a mixing greenhorn to a production powerhouse.

Get the Sceptre/Monitor Station rebate form by clicking here.

 


Buy Eris E5 or E8 monitors, get Studio One Artist, for FREE, a $99 value

If you’re going to get a pair of reasonably-priced, incredible-sounding speakers, it would do them (and you) a disservice to use less than a reasonably-priced, incredible-sounding DAW. For a limited time, if you purchase Eris E5 or E8 monitors, we’ll throw in Studio One Artist, FREE! No rebate forms required on this one.

All you need to do is purchase your monitor(s), and visit the brand-new my.presonus.com and register them. The download link for Studio One Artist will appear in your account. Note that you will only receive a single copy of Studio One per pair of monitors purchased. This offer ends March 31, 2013.

 

 


  Buy an AudioBox 1818VSL before January 31, 2014, get an HP4 Headphone Amplifier FREE

These two products make a great team. The AudioBox 1818VSL offers eight XLR inputs. And if you need eight inputs, you probably have more than one musician in the room, which would imply that you need a few different headphone mixes for monitoring. Unless, of course, you’re recording an octopus playing eight single-note melodies on eight different monophonic synthesizers.If that’s the case, please invite me to your Christmas party.

The AudioBox 1818VSL allows for monitoring your recording with effects but without latency, and when combined with the HP4 headphone amplifier, this game-changing experience can be shared with three of your friends. This offer ends January 31, 2014.

Click here to get the rebate form for your free HP4 headphone amplifier.


If you’re in the US, click here to find a dealer. Folks outside the US can find a dealer by clicking here.

Category Studio One | 2 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard