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Save $200 When You Buy a Pair of AIR12’s!

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Here’s a list of things that are better in pairs:

  • Shoes
  • Gloves
  • Turtle Doves
  • Simon and Garfunkel
  • Twins
  • Anything wrapped in bacon

and finally…

A pair of AIR12 Loudspeakers!

Now through March 31, 2017 save $200 when you buy a pair of AIR12 Loudspeakers–that’s about $999 for the pair!

The AIR12 Loudspeakers are a part of a family of compact and lightweight active loudspeakers aimed at mobile and install applications. They’re easily portable and feature 1,200 watts of Class D/Class AB power with digital tuning functions.

This offer is available only in the US–Click here to find your local dealer!

The beach, an Airstream and the PreSonus AR12 Mixer

Don’t get us wrong–working at the PreSonus headquarters in Baton Rouge is awesome.

But if we had the option, doing what we love at the beach is high on our wish list. Somehow that’s just what Cory Davis, with 30A company based in Santa Rosa Beach, FL, has figured out how to do in his work at 30A Radio.

30A is a highway along Florida’s gulf coast offering visitors more than just a beach vacation. Fine dining, prefect sandy beaches, weekend farmers markets, bike trails… you’re not going to want to leave. It’s also where the Truman Show was filmed.  You may have seen a bright blue bumper sticker when driving around town–it looks like this:

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Davis is the Director of Sales for The 30A Company advertising department, and programs and manages 30A Radio. Davis recently got his hands on one of our AR12 Mixers and we wanted to hear how it was treating him and improving his workflow.

  • Tell us about yourself…
    • Graduated from LSU in broadcasting, been in radio for 25 years. We launched 30A Radio digitally over 2 years ago, broadcasting 100% online via our website, and our free 30A app for iPhone and Android. After leaving FM radio, I really wanted to find a fit digitally to take everything I had learned to the next level. Our main project is expanding the 30A lifestyle into perimeter markets and getting our 30A Radio Airstream to regional music festivals in the Southeast for interviews and sessions with our core artists.
  • What PreSonus products have you used and which do you currently use?30a1
    • We use the StudioLive AR12 USB for our Airstream performances, interviews, and podcasts.
  • What led you to choose the AR mixer?

    • The new AR 12 seemed to fit every capability we needed in such a tight space. We have performances and record in an Airstream. The ability to record directly on the mixer and PreSonus’ reputation was key… and being from Baton Rouge helped. GEAUX TIGERS!
  • Having used the AR Mixer, what do you like most about it? What are you using it for?
    • We use it for bands that stop in and they play songs which we produce and insert into rotation on 30A Radio. The easy to use functions, and recording on the board were key.
  • What mixer feature have proven particularly useful and why?
    • Recording easily was key. But the FX and low cut options help. We tend to record in areas that may have a lot of exterior noise, and we can limit some of that pretty easily with dynamic mics.
  • How does the AR Mixer compare to other mixers you have used? What’s better, what’s not as good, what does it give you that other mixers don’t?
    • It lets me work quickly, on the fly. Tuning up different mics is pretty easy for a guy that is learning to use a board for recording sessions. We have limited time to set up sometimes, and don’t want the band to have to wait too long. So making them sound great quickly is key.
  • Any features on your wish list for us to add in future updates?
    • Not sure if you can boost the headphone jacks a bit…but that would be one.
  • Any user tips or tricks or interesting stories based on your experience with the AR Mixer?
    • Recently had John Driskell Hopkins of the Zac Brown Band in the Airstream for a session. He has a home studio and helped fine tune his session. It was bike week at 30A so it was pretty noisy. John suggested using the low cut to get the “Harley” sound out… and it did! Bikes were passing right by us and we didn’t hear them at all on the recordings.

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  • What’s next for 30A Radio?
    • We are really not pushy with 30A Radio, it’s there for our fan base. We try to tell the story of our area, and give the vibe of what we see and do every day here. I guess what’s next is finding out what our limits are in the Airstream with bands and performances. Definitely have a bucket list of artists we’d love to host at some point. Either here or on the road.
  • Any final comments about PreSonus?
    • It really appears that you guys are user-friendly, and take suggestions and integrate them into upgrades and newer versions of your equipment. And that’s awesome!
  • What’s it like working at the beach?
    • It’s unreal to think what I have done in the past, got me to this great position. Working in a corporate environment and typical “sales” management for clusters of stations makes you age quickly. I took the best of what that environment was like, and came up with a new template for 30A Radio and our advertising department. Being able to have your feet in the sand, and do radio is quite amazing. We really do that…I swear. Now we can bring the beach to feeder markets for us with our Airstream studios.

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Learn more about our StudioLive AR Hybrid Mixers here!

US Dealers carrying AR Mixers and AIR Loudspeakers

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Select dealers in the USA have received shipments of StudioLive AR Mixers and AIR Loudspeakers. Find the dealer closest to you via the table below and reach out to them for an in-person demo!

 

State City Dealer Address Zip Phone
Alabama Birmingham EatMyBeats 4755 Jug Factory Road 35404 205.758.9119
Alabama Montgomery Bailey Brothers Music Company 231 East Jefferson 36104 334.262.7827
Alabama Birmingham Bailey Brothers Music Company 1006 20th Street South 35205 205.714.7827
Arizona Sedona MIDI Store 40 W. Cortez Dr #3 86351 928.284.1619
California Sacramento Skip’s Music 2740 Auburn Blvd. 95821 916.484.7575
California Elk Grove Skip’s Music 9660 Elk Grove.Florin Rd 95624 916.686.5666
California San Diego Pitbull Audio 300 W. 28th Street Suite: 101 91950 619.434.3121
California Santa Rosa Bananas At Large 531 College Ave 95404 888.900.1959
California San Rafael Bananas At Large 1504 4th Street 94901 888.900.1959
Colorado Colorado Springs Pro Sound Music Center 2235 Academy Place 80909 866.539.2680
Florida Panama City Leitz Music 508 Harrison Ave 32401 850.769.0111
Florida Fort Walton Beach Leitz Music 650 North Beal Parkway 32547 850.863.1099
Florida Jacksonville George’s Music 8151 Blanding Blvd. 32244 904.270.2220
Florida Jacksonville Beach George’s Music 912 S. 3rd Street 32250 904.270.2220
Georgia Augusta Portman’s Music 4020 Washington Rd 30907 706.738.1651
Georgia Savannah Portman’s Music 7650 Abercorn St. 31406 912.354.1500
Hawaii Honolulu Easy Music Center 1314 S King St 96814 808.591.0999
Hawaii Kapolei Easy Music Center 563 Farrington Hwy 96814 808.356.3840
Illinois Moline West Music 4305 44th Ave 61265 309.764.9300
Indiana Fort Wayne Sweetwater 5501 US Highway 30 W 46818 800.222.4700
Iowa Coralville West Music 1212 5th St. 52241 319.351.2000
Iowa Marion West Music 1398 Twixt Town Rd. 52302 319.377.9100
Iowa Cedar Falls West Music 6322 University Ave 50613 319.277.1000
Iowa Des Moines Rieman Music Unlimited 4420 E Broadway 50317 515.262.0365
Iowa Des Moines UpTempo Music 2114 Beaver Ave 50310 515.277.0145
Iowa Clinton Tegeler Music 101 S. 2nd St 52732 563.242.1234
Maryland Wheaton Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center 11151 Viers Mill Road 20902 301.946.2300
Missouri Lebanon Morgan Music 689 N Washington Ave 65536 417.588.1970
Montana Bozeman Music Villa 539 E. Main 59715 406.587.4761
Nebraska Omaha Dietze Music House 13015 W Center Rd Ste A.1B 68144 402.333.1535
Nebraska Lincoln Dietze Music House 5555 S. 48th St. 68516 402.333.1535
New Hampshire Manchester Manchester Music Mill 329 Elm Street 03101 603.623.8022
New Jersey Pleasantville Pleasantville Music Shoppe 15 E Black Horse Pike 08232 609.641.4600
New York Middletown Alto Music 180 Carpenter Ave. 10940 845.692.6922
New York Wappingers Falls Alto Music 1176 US RT 9 12590 845.297.0011
New York Airmont Alto Music 329 Route 59 10952 845.352.6717
North Carolina Washington PC Sound 1826 West 5th Street 27889 252.946.6100
North Carolina Greenville PC Sound 420 E. Arlington Blvd., Ste E 27858 252.353.6101
Pennsylvania North Wales George’s Music 1218 Welsh Rd. Suite H 19454 215.412.4400
Pennsylvania Williamsport Robert M. Sides Family Music Center 201 Mullberry Street 17701 570.326.2094
Texas Dallas ChurchPlant.com 607.542.9156
Tennesse Memphis Yarbrough’s Music 6122 Macon Rd 38134 901.761.0414
Texas Longview Mundt Music 2312 Judson Road 75605 903.758.8872
Texas Tyler Mundt Music 3532 South Broadway Ave 75701 903.561.8828
Utah Salt Lake City Performance Audio 2456 S. West Temple 84115 800.771.8330
Virginia Gloucester Winter Sound 1714 George Washington Memorial Hwy. 23062 804.642.6434
Washington Richland Ted Brown Music 2600 N. Columbia Center Blvd Ste 102 99352 509.783.3481
Washington Silverdale Ted Brown Music 3276 NW Plaza Rd #103 98383 360.692.4199
Washington Yakima Ted Brown Music 2612.B W Nob Hill Blvd 98902 509.248.6015
Washington Tacoma Ted Brown Music 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd 98409 253.272.3211
Wisconsin Madison Full Compass Systems 9770 Silicon Prairie Pkwy 53593 800.356.5844
Wisconsin Franklin Kraft Music 4659A W. Basswood Drive Docks 3-4 53132 414.858.4002
Wisconsin Appleton Pixel Pro Audio 601 W COLLEGE AVE 54911 855.269.0474

 

Introducing the new AIR Loudspeakers from PreSonus

Versatile, customizable, and easy to transport. Oh, and the sound? It will blow you away.

Learn more about AIR by clicking here.

Free Accessories with Purchase of ULT Loudspeakers

For a limited time, if you buy any pair of matching ULT Loudspeakers we’ll throw in a few useful extras. This offer runs until October 31, 2016.

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It’s pretty simple, really. Here are your options:

  • Buy a pair of ULT12 or a pair of ULT15, and you’ll get two dust covers.

  • Buy a pair of ULT18, and you’ll get two dust covers, two mounting poles, and two sets of casters.

That’s nearly everything you need for a mobile PA setup! Everything except for a van to haul it in, anyhow.

This offer is available worldwide.

 

Click here to get the required rebate form.

Buy an AI speaker, get free cover and free freight

September 2016 only: Buy a StudioLive AI Loudspeaker from shop.presonus.com, and we’ll cover the freight! Not only that, but we’ll also cover the cover. ai_speaker_promo_600x600_8-30-16_nee01

Get a StudioLive AI Loudspeaker of your choice delivered right to your door or place of business, including a form-fitting, fashionable dust cover that will keep them looking their best while locking in that new-speaker smell for some time.

Not sure why you should get a StudioLive AI over any other black box? Control and versatility, for starters. You can remotely EQ them to the venue via SL Room Control on your iPad. They’re equipped for wireless and wired communications over an Ethernet or Wi-Fi for control and tuning. You can also add the SL-Dante-SPK option card to create a Dante network and ditch your clunky, heavy analog snake in favor of lightweight CAT5e or CAT6 cables. Oh, and they’re loud. Imagine studio monitor quality (thanks in part to the coax drivers) at extraordinarily high volume.

But enough about us from us. Check out what Sound on Sound had to say about the StudioLive AI Loudspeakers:

“The StudioLive AI series of powered speakers represents something different from the norm for portable PA. The use of coaxial MF/HF drive units, abundant power output and serious helpings of onboard DSP make these interesting and appealing in their own right, but when teamed up with the Room Control application a whole new set of possibilities opens up, and brings ‘big rig’ functionality into the portable live-sound domain. I’ve been using them in isolation, but remember that they are part of an integrated product range, and the functionality can only increase in the future… There are systems that offer a similar level of remote DSP control, but they almost all reside in the high-end touring sector, rather than the compact PA market.”

 

Introducing the PreSonus AIR Loudspeakers

Compact and lightweight, PreSonus AIR active loudspeakers provide a rich, extended low-end and natural high-frequency extension in an enclosure that will easily fit in the back seat of a small car. Backed by 1,200W of Class D/Class AB power and enhanced with easy-to-use digital tuning functions, AIR full-range systems give you all the power and tools you need for both mobile and installed sound. The series includes AIR10, AIR12, and AIR15 full-range systems and AIR15s and AIR18s subwoofers.

Here’s a look at the new AIR speakers from InfoComm!

Join PreSonus at Messe in Frankfurt, Even from the Comfort of Your Own Home

For those of you in the USA wondering what Musikmesse is, think NAMM—but in Germany.

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“Musikmesse in Frankfurt is the international trade fair for instruments, sheet music, production, and marketing.” It all starts this Thursday, April 7 and runs to Sunday, April 10.

The PreSonus team will be there. Visit our booth and be one of the first in Europe to see the new Studio 192 Mobile and ULT Speakers in person! Find the PreSonus booth located at Hall 9.1 Booth F41.

At our booth, participants are invited to check out the gear, connect with us on social media, and enter to win one of five copies of Studio One Pro we’ll be giving away every day of Messe! To enter, participants must:

  1. Take a picture in our social corner–the orange corner in the photo above
  2. Post the photo to their social profiles and include the hashtag #StudioOneMesse.
  3. We will randomly select winners and will contact them directly. Follow #StudioOneMesse to see what PreSonus users are up to at the show and to congratulate the winners!

Get FREE Dante Cards when you buy StudioLive AI Loudspeakers Before June 30, 2016

free_dante_600x600_2-17-16_nee01Setting up a new PA system in your venue? Get ahead of the curve by going Dante. With the SL-Dante-SPK option card, you can eliminate audio cabling and transfer uncompressed, low-latency digital audio and control data to and from StudioLive AI loudspeakers over relatively long distances and to multiple locations, using a standard Ethernet network. You’ll also be able to connect your loudspeakers to StudioLive AI console mixers and RM Rackmount mixers via Dante for unparalleled control and flexibility—and as your needs grow in the future, Dante will be ready for you.

Until June 30, 2016, you’ll get four (4!) SL-Dante-SPK option cards when you buy four StudioLive AI loudspeakers, including the 18sAI, 312AI, 328AI, and/or 315AI.  That’s eight hundred dollars worth of option cards. 

Do you already have a network in your venue? Does the idea of using lightweight CAT5 cable to connect your PA appeal to you? Do you hear where I’m going with this?

 



ULT Loudspeakers Available in Select Stores in the USA Now!

 

ult_launch_600x600_2-26-15_nee01The brand-new ULT Loudspeakers are currently on the shelves of select dealers in the USA! American Musical Supply, Full Compass, ZZounds, and Sweetwater have received portions of the initial shipment. If you want to be among the first to own a set of ULTs, click the links below to get a hold of them!

ULT means Ultra-Long Throw—these loudspeakers boast a tremendously focused vertical dispertion that projects your sound to the back of the hall for maximum intelligibility throughout. Designed with our partners from WorxAudio, the ULTs feature the Pivot X110 horn, a rotatable driver that allows you to get the best out of the ULTs in both horizontal and vertical configurations. The ULTs strike a balance that champions versatility; they’re sturdy but not unreasonably heavy, so they’re ideal for either permenent installations or mobile rigs. Generous I/O and convenient DSP presets round out the offering.

Interested? Contact a dealer by clicking below!
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