Come spend some quality time with Worship MD’s Doug Gould and get some valuable live sound experience from a seasoned pro! Doug will be doling out his years of knowledge on all things pertaining to live audio. You’ll also get a chance to learn with the latest and greatest from PreSonus, including the StudioLive CS18AI, the StudioLive RM Mixers, and the brand-new ULT Loudspeakers!
Topic covered in this session include:
Prizes will be awarded to those who pay the most attention and buy a PreSonus mixer.
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It’s always exciting to see where PreSonus gear shows up all over the world through social media and other various ways. But when PreSonus shows up at the biggest, most watched sporting event of the year, we can’t help but share! Here’s what PreSonus fan and sound reinforcement engineer Vic Thomas had to say about using PreSonus StudioLive at the the big game last week!
“The PreSonus StudioLive was used by the NFL Network at their Digital Media Set, The Huddle, in Super Bowl City,” says Vic. “Our set was located at Justin Herman Plaza in the heart of Super Bowl City in downtown San Francisco. We were one of four sights that did interactive hits back to NFL Network’s control room at Culver City for integration into all there social networking channels.”
On set, the large crowd proved to create somewhat of a challenge. With 34 years of experience, Thomas knew exactly what to do. “We had up to four talents on set, using RF microphones, which had to be routed directly to Culver City to be mixed into the show. The XMAX preamps proved to be vital, as I had to send each microphone, with no EQ or processing. For this I used the direct out function of the insert point of each channel. The quality and headroom of the preamps handled the changes of the talent’s levels masterfully. You can imagine with the cheering crowds behind them how their levels fluctuated.”
Thomas goes on to say, “I also had four mix minus, IFB feeds coming to me from Culver City. An IFB feed is an Interruptible Fold Back that is fed to the talent via an earpiece so they can hear program minus themselves, as well as the producer in Culver City directing them. You can probably call it an in-ear monitor mix with a cueing function.”
“The StudioLive proved great for this as I could mix each individual IFB to the talent’s taste and send it to their IFBs using the group outs. This gave me the option of having compression and EQ on each incoming feed. This was critical, as I needed to safeguard each of the talents’ hearing. They appreciated that.”
Thomas’s experience in San Fransisco highlights the ease of use and versatility of the StudioLive family. “The StudioLive made a long week very easy and definitely made my job a lot less complicated.”
PreSonus day is coming to Empire Pro Audio on Wednesday, November 18!
You’ll learn basic mixing techniques with UC Surface and the CS18AI control surface, EQ and dynamics, signal routing, and how to replace that clumsy analog snake with a digital AVB snake!
Johnny Geib is a longtime PreSonus forum honcho and all-around brand ambassador. He’s an authority on home recording, particularly with Studio One and the StudioLive mixers. While he’s known for his YouTube video series and Skype lessons, his IMSTA FESTA talk will be is a great opportunity to learn from Johnny firsthand. Here’s a quick course overview of what you can expect to learn:
The International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA), an international non-profit organization hosts IMSTA FESTA in Chicago on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at SAE Institute, 820 N. Orleans Street, Chicago. IMSTA’s principal mission is to conduct public education about piracy in the music software space.
The FREE event is open to music makers of all genres and levels including songwriters and music technology professionals, semi- professionals, amateurs, hobbyists, students and educators. Take master workshops, experience new products, network with industry pros.
Aspiring songwriters in any genre are invited to enter a songwriting contest by July 4, 2015. Chicago regional winners announced at IMSTA FESTA. Click here to learn more about contest rules or how to enter radio ready songs. Winner of the International song competition will have the chance to win a FREE trip to BlackRock Studios in Santorini, Greece.
Rational Acoustics Smaart Basics Course Coming to PreSonus HQ in Baton Rouge, Aug. 10-11—Sign up here
Our good friend Chris Tsanjoures from Rational Acoustics will be in Baton Rouge to teach his Smaart Basics class at the PreSonus world headquarters on August 10 and 11. The class is open to the public – so if you’ve been wanting to step up your audio game using the full Smaart v.7 software – this is an opportunity that you do not want to miss. For the uninitiated, Smaart is a dual-channel, FFT-based software platform we use in our work as audio engineers to view the frequency content of signals or measure the response of our loudspeaker systems. If you’ve used the RM or StudioLive software control applications, you’ve already had a glimpse at some very basic Smaart Measurement Technology features – now is your chance to start using Smaart v.7 like a Pro!
The Smaart Basics class curriculum covers the configuration, operation, and fundamental concepts of RTA, Spectrograph, Transfer Function and Impulse Response measurements. At the completion of the course, each attendee will have been given a functional knowledge of how Smaart operates as a tool and how to use it to perform essential system engineering tasks such as loudspeaker equalization, delay systems alignment, subwoofer alignment/arraying, multi-position live averaging and much much more.
Oh, and in true PreSonus tradition, we’ll see to it that every attendee will be well-fed.
Monday August 10, 2015 – Tuesday August 11, 2015
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Course description: http://www.rationalacoustics.
PreSonus Audio Inc.
18011 Grand Bay Court
Baton Rouge, LA United States 70809
About the Instructor: Chris Tsanjoures is a Product Manager at Rational Acoustics. This puts him in a unique position to split his time between the development of the Smaart Platform, and training folks on the use and theory behind it. Chris holds a BA in Music Production & Technology from the Hartt School of Music and is an active freelance sound engineer for various production companies throughout the North East.
Our free StudioLive training series has been such a smash that it’s been extended due to popular demand—and this time around, we’re upping the stakes. One attendee at each of these training seminars will receive a free upgrade to Studio One Professional—and a single lucky winner who attends an SAE training in January, February or March of 2015 will be entered to win a StudioLive RM16AI digital mixer! You must be present to win.
SAE Institute branches in New York, Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles, Nashville, San Francisco, and Chicago have free classes coming up on the following dates:
International Sales Director of Mystery Mark Williams just got back from an incredibly successful trip to Chicago, where he and Martin Atkins hosted a PreSonus Riff to Release clinic focusing on production in Studio One and Nimbit, and followed it up by attending—and recording—the Cold Waves Music Festival, which included Front 242, Fear Factory, Die Krupps, and many more stalwart ambassadors of rivethead culture. More on that in this blog post.
The three-hour Riff-to-Release clinic at SAE Chicago boasted standing-room-only attendance—every chair was taken, and folks who didn’t show up early wound up sitting and standing in the aisles. In a flash of brilliance, SAE streamed video of the presentation into a networked room nearby to accomodate the spillover.
Longime PreSonus forum big dawg and bacon enthusiast Johnny Geib of Home Studio Trainer, presented with Mark on the Studio One portion of the presentation. Blake Novia, a student at SAE, recorded vocals into Studio One, and Johnny and Mark produced, mixed, mastered, and released the recording on Nimbit, all within the span of the presentation.
Don’t believe me? You can get the track here: http://www.nimbitmusic.com/blakenovia1.
Each audience member walked away with a Studio One Artist license and a 90-day Nimbit premium account. Thanks to all who came out and helped make this happen—we should really do this again sometime.
Mark shot a LOT of video on this trip—you’ll find it popping up on PreSonus’ blog and social media platforms sooner than later.
Join Mark Williams—PreSonus’ Director of International Sales, and Martin Atkins—Music Business Department chair, entrepreneur, label owner, and producer, for an in-depth clinic at SAE Chicago on how to record, mix, master, digitally release, market and sell your music with Studio One recording software, PreSonus StudioLive mixers and recording interfaces, and Nimbit direct-to-fan online marketing and sales tools.
We’ll record Blake Novia‘s stunning vocals LIVE, mix them, and have them available online for sale by the end of the presentation. Attendees will leave with a copy of Studio One Artist and a three-month subscription to Nimbit Premium—you’ll be able to repeat the process and have your own music for sale online, direct-to-fan!
Not only that, but attendees will also be entered to win a pair of Eris E5 studio monitors!
Sept 26, 2014
10:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.
820 North Orleans Street, Suite 125/135, Chicago, IL
We’re proud to be sponsoring the Cold Waves Music Festival in Chicago September 26 and 27! Come on out and get your ears cleaned by some of the true legends of industrial.
We’re donating some great gear to a silent auction, and will be recording the show on a StudioLive RM32AI. Shortly after the show, some tracks will be made available on Nimbit, with proceeds going to Hope for the Day, a non-profit movement committed to utilizing music and the arts as a defense mechanism to suicide. Great bands for a great cause—what more could you ask for?
Here’s a list of the PreSonus gear that’s up for auction:
Get tickets at the following links: