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Joe Solo and Matt Conrad on the Sceptre S8 and Temblor T10 from NAMM

Here’s producer/songwriter Joe Solo hanging out with Matt Conrad, PreSonus Quality Test Lead, at the PreSonus booth back at NAMM. Joe was kind enough to spend some time sharing his thoughts on the Temblor T10 subwoofer and Sceptre S8 monitors. This isn’t so much a review as much as an enlightened conversation that offers a wonderfully complimentary set of perspectives; that of of a seasoned producer and a quality control expert. Check it out!

When not talking shop at our NAMM booth, Joe offers a ton of valuable insight for making it in the music business. To sign up for Joe’s FREE Music Success Video Nuggets and weekly tips email, go to www.joesolo.com. You can also get more info via the Music Success Workshop on Facebook.

 

Temblor T10 Active Studio Subwoofer Gets a 5/5 from Sounds and Gear!

Big big thanks to these guys for their kind words about the Temblor T10. Watch the video below for the whole enchilada, but here’s a taste:

“I love the sound of it, it’s got a really deep, tight sound, and even if you turn it up loud, it doesn’t sound flabby. It sounds like the cabinet is built well.

Head on over to Sounds and Gear’s YouTube channel for more great reviews and tutorials!

AudioCzar’s First Impressions of the Monitor Station V2

PreSonus advocate and Studio One pro Christopher “AudioCzar” Smith just got his hands on the Monitor Station V2, and quickly put together this video illustrating his thoughts on the unit—and they’re all positive! Tremendous thanks to him for doing this.

Czar is the kind of guy who goes the extra mile for producers with a penchant for learning. When he’s not producing music, he’s also producing excellent videos full of Studio One tips. Click here to see all of the Czar’s vids, or check him out on www.audioczar.net

Mark Edward Lewis Opines on the Temblor T10

[This just in from Mark Edward Lewis, a film composer and post-production supervisor with a lifetime of pro audio experience.]

Hey PreSonus!

I got to tell you, I went out into the shop to test that Temblor 10 this afternoon.

We have a 50,000 square foot shop, and I was testing it to see if the build’s hardware would rattle with some significant low-end pink noise in our various positions around the exhibit. Fortunately, it didn’t, but I had about 30 men stop their work and get nervous.  Many came over to find the source of that low-frequency rumble that was literally smashing the shop into fear of a literal earthquake. It’s pretty impressive—a single T10 in that space—and it’s all we could hope for in this application. It performed flawlessly, venting its heat without trouble. It did a great job of rumbling the floor in the briefing room when we put the port in the cable space. It’s amazing, and it certainly outperforms my JBL 15 with 2700 watts of power.

I know. Doesn’t seem right. But that’s what it does.

For more on the Temblor, click here.

Sceptre S8s score 9/10 from @MusicTechMag!

Sceptre reviews are starting to roll in more commonly these days, but we were really flattered by this kind review from MusicTech.Net, which gave the Sceptre S8s a 9/10 and the S6 an 8/10. Tremendous thanks to MusicTech, we owe you guys.

From the review:

“First impressions are of tremendous clarity and a wide-open stereo picture. With acoustic recordings, the degree of air around the instruments is quite remarkable. Frequency response seems very even as well, with no discernible anomalies present in the midrange, and there is no appreciable change in timbre as you move around the listening position.”

Click here to read the full review,

For more on the Sceptre monitors, click here.

Interested in hearing them for yourself? We recommend you do. If you’re in the US, click here to find a dealer. Folks outside the US can find a dealer by clicking here.

Stephen Marsh, First-Call Mastering Engineer on the PreSonus Sceptre S8 Monitors

Stephen Marsh is the sort of guy that defines “first call.” In a natch over 20 years in the mastering game, his client roster has seen the likes of   Los Lobos, Boyz II Men, Ben Harper, Kenny Loggins, Megadeth, The Donnas, Ozomatli, Pharcyde, Incubus, Ginuwine, Keb’ Mo’, and Jars Of Clay.

Furthermore, he’s provided audiophile remastering services for guys you might have heard of called Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Janis Joplin, and James Taylor. Oh, and The Byrds.

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As if that’s not enough, he’s also mastered Oscar and Golden Globe-winning film scores. In other words, Stephen’s listening ability is unparalleled, so when he speaks about speakers, you should probably listen to him. He recently had a chance to install the Sceptre S8 Monitors in his studio and put them through their paces. Here, he shares his reaction. Thanks, Stephen, for taking the time to share your experience with us. Enjoy!

For more on the Sceptre monitors, click here. 

Big Sounds for Small Spaces – The Temblor T10 and Eris 4.5

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:

 

Dave Bryce on Subwoofer Placement with the Temblor T10

Check it out—here’s Dave Bryce, showing you the best way to set up your Temblor T10 Subwoofer in your studio. While a lot of subwoofer marketing verbiage talks about “room-shaking” bass, the fact is that’s not all hype. Subwoofers REALLY DO shake the room, and can resonate the environment at specific frequencies, creating sounds that aren’t actually coming from your speakers. This makes mixing critical low-end frequencies impossible, as you aren’t hearing an accurate representation of what you’ve recorded.

The solution is to systematically test your sub in YOUR environment, and work out the kinks to get the most accurate-sounding configuration possible. The Temblor T10 makes this very easy, and Dave is here to help. Take a look!

For more on the Temblor T10 subwoofer, click here.

New Coverage from Musikmesse 2014! (VIDEO)

This just in from the globetrotting portion of our crew that spent some quality time at Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany, last week. We saw a lot of old friends, shook the hands of new friends, and shot some admittedly shakey-cam videos. But hey, that’s “from the trenches,” right? it’s just like being there!

Featured in this trifecta of Cinéma vérité are the Monitor Station V2, the Music Creation Suite, the Sceptre monitors, and—perhaps most important—our incredible #GetYourHooksIn contest. Click around the video below to get all the details.

We apologize in advance for the poor audio quality.

David “5aint” Gledhill on the #GetYourHooksIn contest:

PreSonus StudioLive 32.4.2AI Wins MIPA 2014

Music Creation Suite:

Introducing The Monitor Station V2:

Dave Bryce on the Sceptre Monitors:

5aint and Luke Mourinet talk Studio One at Musikmesse 2014:

The First Eris 4.5 Monitor Review is from HomeTracks!

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: