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PreSonuSphere Presenter: L’angelus!

L’ANGELUS
“We actually make money with our music!” L’Angelus goes Riff to Release with Nimbit
Presenting in the Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre on Friday, October 25 at 8:00 a.m.

The session starts with popular Cajun band L’Angelus recording a live song. It ends with that very recording being posted on their Facebook store, ready for purchase. Follow the process from Riff to Release via Nimbit, directly from inside Studio One! Learn how Active Integration and Nimbit can help you connect with your audience, capture contact information—and make money in the bargain… or get donations for your church.

Click here to register for PreSonuSphere!

For more on L’angelus, click here. 

#PreSonuSphere Presenter: Joe Gilder!

JOE GILDER
Presenting in the Hartley/Vey Workshop Theatre on Friday, October 25 at 8:00 a.m.
Making the Switch: Confessions of an Ex-Pro Tools User

Think it’s hard to climb out of the Pro Tools rut? Others have kicked the habit and made the timely switch to Studio One—you can too! Founder of the popular web site homestudiocorner.com, Joe Gilder has been there and done that, and has come up with a smooth transition plan that builds on users’ years of Pro Tool experience, and takes full advantage of Studio One’s improved workflow and expanded features. Twelve-step your way in and sit down!

Joe Gilder is a freelance recording engineer and musician from Nashville. He studied recording at Middle Tennessee State University and went on to work for top music gear retailer Sweetwater Sound. While there, he became frustrated with the lack of training for home recording studio enthusiasts, so in 2009 he founded HomeStudioCorner.com, a website dedicated to helping people make better recordings.

 

#PreSonuSphere Presenter: Craig Anderton!

CRAIG ANDERTON
Presenting in the Hartley Vey Workshop Theatre on Friday, Oct 25 at 1:30 p.m.
and in the Main Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 11:00 a.m.

We don’t need to tell you Craig Anderton is an authority on all things music tech, but did you know one of his primary passions has always been guitar? The author of 21st Century Guitar digs into the nitty-gritty details of getting a killer guitar tone on your recordings. Like a master class for recording guitar, Craig will take you through it all using Studio One, covering both acoustic and electric guitar. Topics will include miking techniques vs. going direct, layering, EQ, utilizing multi-band chorus, advanced amp simulation, and much more. Space is limited, get there early!

As a top-tier authority on music and technology, Craig’s resume is too darn big to even fit on our website… but we do have room to say this: He has played on, produced, or mastered more than 20 major label recordings; and played guitar and keyboards on many pop-music sessions in New York. He founded HarmonyCentral.com, has written for Electronic Musician, Keyboard, Sound on Sound (UK), Rolling Stone, and Guitar Player, as well as for himself—26 books and counting.

Click here to register for PreSonuSphere!

#PreSonuSphere Presenter: Steve Savanyu!

STEVE SAVANYU
Presenting in the Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre on Friday Oct. 25, 1:30 p.m.
The Right Microphone for The Job

Nobody ever has enough microphones. But  Audio-Technica guru Steve Savanyu isn’t here to sell you more mics. He’s here to show you how to intelligently use the ones you already have—which microphones to pick for various live and recording applications, and equally importantly, where to place them. An accomplished presenter and teacher, Steve has over 35 years of professional audio production experience in live sound, contracting, studio, and broadcast applications.

Steve is recognized as an InfoComm Academy adjunct faculty member and teaches audio-production crses at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. He’s also the Director of Educational Services at Audio-Technica, and all-around supreme guy.

Regarding PreSonuSphere, Steve has a lot to say:

“PreSonuSphere is a great opportunity to learn and share tips and techniques on how to get the most out of latest digital recording and live sound technology. It is also fun to see the latest and greatest products in action. I have participated since the very first one, both as an attendee and presenter. The hospitality (and the Jambalaya) is worth the price of admission alone.”

“My favorite fun memory was last year during the Saturday night event when John Mills was doing a live mixing demonstration in the Manship Theater. Rick and other execs were live on stage. There was a POV (point of view) camera facing down on the StudioLive 24.4.2 console projecting the console surface image on two large screens at the stage. This way the audience could see what John was doing with the console. Someone made the comment about John’s hands on the console (That was all you could see.) I stood behind John and reached in every so often so there was a third and fourth hand on the screen. The hands would smack each other and poke at each other. The crowd roared and we were laughing out loud.

“It is a pleasure to participate in this event and be a part of the “family” of users. To quote Don Davis (who founded the original Syn Aud Con audio training program)  ‘I was walking down the street and I had a dollar… I met a man who also had a dollar. We exchanged dollars and both walked away with a dollar. Later,  I was walking down another street and had an idea. I met a man who also had an idea. We exchanged ideas and both walked away with two ideas.’”

“PreSonuSphere is a street of ideas! Let’s meet and exchange; see you in October!

#PreSonuSphere Presenter: steadyb

steadyb
Presenting in the Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre on Friday, Oct. 25 at 3:30 p.m.
Deep Inside Studio One: Advanced Production

Finally! We get to see how a crazy person works, as we take a peek inside the unpredictable mind of steadyb. While he is not known for sharing his toys, steadyb will share his recording, mixing and mastering secrets used in the production of the album Proud to be American. Learn the ways of the force with steadyb while he breaks down the Studio One approach for the disorganized and scatter-brained, and how Studio One allows the freedom to be spontaneous to achieve amazing results. As steadyb says: “In the end, it is only the results that matter, not what you had to do to get there.”

A 20-year veteran of the music industry, steadyb has worked for industry leaders like Apple, Fostex, and Alesis before joining PreSonus as a Technology Evangelist. He’s toured the world as a professional keyboardist, and has credits as an audio mixer and sound editor for shows on the History Channel and HGTV.

When prompted for some highlights of PreSonuSpheres past, steadyb notes the following: “I like the food.”

Hotels are Filling up for PreSonuSphere!

Get in while you can! Our discounted rates for hotels at PreSonuSphere have proven to be quite popular, and rooms are limited, and filling up fast! Register over at the main PreSonuSphere site.

PreSonuSphere offers two days of non-stop music production and audio technology seminars. You’ll also be among the first to learn about some of the latest and greatest from PreSonus, and enjoy some incredible food along the way. 

We’ve also got some more PreSonuSphere news: Teddy Riley will be appearing, and revealing rare insights into his Studio One production secrets. We’ve also made the event’s brochure available for download in a handy PDF format, which you can get by clicking here.

Join us at PreSonuSphere 2013! Oct. 25-26 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana!

Register for PreSonuSphere here: https://presonusphere2013.presonus.com

PreSonuSphere offers two days of non-stop music production and audio technology seminars. You’ll also be among the first to learn about some of the latest and greatest from PreSonus, and enjoy some incredible food along the way.

TEDDY RILEY will be presenting as well. Don’t miss out!

#PreSonuSphere Presenters: Justin Lassen and Naomi Mercer

JUSTIN LASSEN and NAOMI MERCER
Presenting in the Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre on Saturday October 26 at 8:00 a.m.

Can we do another take?” Recording and Comping Vocals in Studio One with Justin Lassen & Naomi Mercer

Learn the secret vocal recording and comping techniques of a world-renowned music producer. Justin walks you through the classy vocal chain, provided by PreSonus and Blue mics as artist Naomi Mercer provides live vocals. Learn techniques to save time and money, what mistakes to avoid, and how to get the best phrase possible with comping. There is no reason to fatigue the artist. Studio One makes it so easy!

With 15 years of experience in the music, film, and video game industries, Justin Lassen is well versed in all aspects of the creative arts, and his blend of classical technique and modern methodology has defined his success in all manner of genres. His wildly popular instrumental series, Synaesthesia, has been highly praised by everyone from CGSociety to EQ and Playboy magazines. Click here to learn more about Justin.

Naomi Mercer has been a working voiceover actor for 9 years and has been doing it full time since 2008. She is also a singer, rapper, and songwriter under the moniker NMercer. Her self-titled debut album was released in Spring 2013, followed by a dance EP, Crossroads, released in the summer of 2013. All of her tracks are available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Last.fm, iheartRadio, 24-7. All of her voiceover auditions, most of her voiceover jobs, and both of her albums were recorded and edited in Studio One using the AudioBox 22VSL

“I’ve never been to PreSonuSphere, but I’ve heard awesome stories about it,” Justin says, “I’m excited to attend for my first time ever, and get a chance to meet other Studio One users and swap tips and tricks with each other! PreSonuSphere is one more reason why Studio One’s community of people is so much fun to work with.”

Click here to register for PreSonuSphere!

 

 

#PreSonuSphere Presenter: John Storyk!

JOHN STORYK

Presenting in the Hartley/Vey Workshop Theatre on Saturday, October 26 at 1:00 p.m.

Look What the Storyk Brought: Small Venue Designs With the Man Who Practically Invented Studio Design

Okay, let’s put it this way. This is probably the only chance you’re ever going to get to learn about recording-studio design from one of the world’s most accomplished studio architect/acousticians. And he’s aware that you don’t have $100,000 to spend. This will be a practical insight into creating a project studio on a limited budget by designing it correctly right from the start. Topics include overall design geometry, acoustic volumes, windows, floor and wall surfaces, and isolation methods.

John is a registered architect and acoustician, and a founding partner of Walters-Storyk Design Group. He has provided facility planning, acoustical, and systems-design services for the professional audio-video production and performance community since the 1969 completion of Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios in New York City. John received his architectural studies at Princeton and Columbia Universities. As an independent designer, engineer, and principal of WSDG, he has been responsible for over 3,000 world-class audio-video production facilities, including studios, radio stations, video suites, entertainment clubs, and theaters. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Audio Engineering Society (AES), and Acoustical Society of America (ASA) and is a frequent contributor to AES convention papers and professional industry periodicals.

John is a frequent lecturer at schools throughout the nation and has established courses in acoustics at Full Sail (Orlando) and Ex’Pression Center for the Media Arts (San Francisco), while maintaining adjunct professor status in Acoustics and Studio Design at the Berklee College of Music (Boston) and Stevens Institute (New Jersey).

“Within minutes of leaving last year’s PreSonusSphere, I asked to return,” John says. “The few days were very special—just the right mix of technology, education, music and food—hosted by a terrific company that has a great mission: accurate audio at affordable prices!

 “We at WSDG are honored to participate again in this event,  we promise to bring even more interesting information about the environments that accompany the technology and content we all admire.”

Click here to register for PreSonuSphere!

[UPDATE! New Dates added] Joe Solo Music Success Workshop in Los Angeles, Aug 10 & 11, Sept. 28 & 29, 2013

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.

Panelists:

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: www.JoeSoloWorkshop.com/PresonusLA

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