A lot of holiday marketing hoo-haw talks about “stocking stuffers.” This sort of hype is intended to resonate with that segment of the Pinterest crowd that believes “good things come in small packages.” That’s cool and all, but I know for a fact that we musicians like nothing more than unwrapping a great big box full of pro audio gear and promptly getting it up and running. Preferably before the goose is served, and grandma falls asleep in the recliner, wine glass in hand. And besides, you already have a couple of stocking stuffers. They’re called “feet.”
Here’s a look at some opportunities to save some hay-pennies on our already reasonably-priced studio stuffers.
Buy a StudioLive 16.0.2, get a sweet, steely-grey carrying case. Even the most abominable of snowmen need to leave the cave now and again, and we feel the StudioLive should go with them. This fashionable, admittedly box-like gig bag will keep your StudioLive 16.0.2 warm and toasty through the most boreal of polar tundras. Save your receipt! This promo ends Dec. 31, 2013.
Usually the AudioBox VSL interfaces ship with Studio One Artist, but for a limited time you can get bumped up to Studio One Producer, which includes VST support, and the ability to import/export .MP3s. This offer ends Dec. 31, 2013. Your upgrade activation key will be provided via email.
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.
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 Dec. 31, 2013.
So, ya wanna make a record? Have we got a deal for you. From now until January 31, 2014, if you buy an AudioBox 1818VSL interface, we’ll sweeten the deal in the form of an HP4 Headphone Amplifier. These two products work phenomenally well together. Not so much in a chocolate and peanut butter sense, as those are generally perceived as equal partners. This is more of a Batman and Robin-type relationship.
The AudioBox’s much-lauded VSL technology will allow you and your band to monitor your vocals (or guitar, or whatevs) with effects and without the heinous scourge of latency. Eight XLR inputs and a bevy of outputs and routing options make the 1818VSL a versatile solution for tracking a four-piece band, even with multi-channel drums.
It gets better. Previously proffered package of the AudioBox 1818VSL and HP4 headphone amp will allow up to four band members to monitor their performances during tracking. Hearing your vocals over the din of that 28” vintage crash/ride your drummer is rapidly destroying isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity! And as headphone amps go, the HP4 is as loud as they come—if ya want. In more quieted environs, you can mix silently without waking your spouse/roommate/rugrat(s) via your HP4 and headphones.
This offer is available to most territories worldwide—check with your local distributor. You can find yours by clicking here.
Next, Click here to get the simple rebate form. Make sure you save your receipt when you buy the AudioBox, fill out the form, get it back to us, and we’ll ship out the HP4. It will back up your AudioBox time and time again. It’s like having R2D2, Tonto, and Short Round all come to your rescue at once.
[Headed to Austin for SXSW? We know your feet will be tired from pounding Austin’s hot concrete, but while you’re there, be sure to tread on over to The Deli Magazine’s StompBox Exhibit! Myraid stomps from good ol’ BOSS standbys to whacked-out Pigtronix weirdness will be equally represented by PreSonus headphone amplifiers. More info on the footacular stompstravaganza is copy/pasted from their press release below. Call it “journalism.”]
This free, interactive, in-the-headphones display of guitar pedals will coincide with the busiest days of the famous live music festival hosted by the Texan city every March. It’s scheduled for Friday and Saturday March 15 and 16 in a room facing Austin’s most frequented stroll: East 6th Street, in the middle of Austin’s East Side (the city’s “hipstery” neighborhood a few blocks East of downtown).
The exhibit will attract thousand of pro and semi-pro guitarists who will flood the Texas capital in search of gigs and exposure during the biggest live music event in the US. Musicians are invited to bring their own guitars and plug them in directly into the pedals (there will be demo guitars available). They will be able to test the pedals directly via headphones, which will be plugged into an amp emulation unit and a PreSonus headphone amp.
Sponsors and Participating Manufacturers
Headphones will be provided once again by Shure, amp emulation by Line6, pedal boards by PedalTrain, headphone preamps by PreSonus, Guitars by Reverend, cables by Planet Waves, guitar strings by D’Addario, and pedal power adapters by Visual Sound. Guitar accessories by Oknob will also be present.
This is the list of the participating stompbox manufacturers:
RAT – ProCo
Hey PreSonus team!
Free’s a great price, right?
Buy our Studio One Professional 2 DAW for $399 and get a free HP4 headphone amp with 4 screaming-loud 150mW outputs. Offer good September only. Click here to download the form!