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Buy Eris E5 or E8 monitors, get Studio One Artist Free!

The reviews for our new Eris monitors are pouring in, and, well. We’re happy. Currently the Eris speakers are enjoying a five-out-of-five AVERAGE user scores at Guitar Center AND Sweetwater, and we just can’t help but feel like celebrating. History has shown that the best way to share that celebratory spirit is to give away free kick-ass stuff. In this case, it’s Studio One Artist. Don’t forget to grab the free 2.6 update when you install it!

From a couple of days ago until March 31st, you’ll get Studio One Artist FREE if you purchase a Eris E5 or E8 monitors. This offer is available worldwide.

All you need to do is get 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.

Some readers prefer user reviews, others want to know what the pros have to say. Well, here’s a bit of that:

  • PreSonus has a reputation of making great products “for the rest of us,” and the Eris speakers follow that philosophy.” Jon Chappell, Harmony Central
  • Setting them up in my humble (yet effective) home studio for a few months helped me hear things I wasn’t hearing previously and helped me to provide better mixes for my clients.Eli Crews, Tape Op
  • “The PreSonus Eris E5 and E8 are quality made, well­ equipped and good-­natured active speakers for near field… Five Stars” Felix Klostermann, Bonedo.De

Central Station Remote spotted in Apple Siri Documentary from The Verge

This video doesn’t need a Central Station Remote to be cool—but it helped a little. Check out this cool documentary on how Apple’s Siri came to find her voice, and watch quick for the Central Station PLUS remote at just after the 3:00 mark.

Read the whole story from The Verge here.

How to Calibrate Your Studio Monitors

Rick Naqvi shares some important insights about calibrating your studio monitors. Hearing your mixes accurately is critical to even the most humble recording environments!

For more on PreSonus studio monitors, check out our Eris and Sceptre monitor pages, linked below.

Eris: http://www.presonus.com/products/Eris
Sceptre: http://www.presonus.com/products/Sceptre

Tiny Frog Media Reviews the Eris E8 Studio Monitors

MusicRadar Reviews the PreSonus Eris E8 Studio Monitors

This just in from the Trevor Curwen at MusicRadar! They took the time to listen (closely) and review (favorably) our new Eris E8 monitors.

Thanks very much for this, guys. Here’s a snippet:

“This is a speaker that could easily take care of all recording and mixing possibilities in a small studio.”

Click through to MusicRadar to read the full review!

 

PreSonus UK Roadshow—September 2013

PreSonus RoadShow

In September, Rodney Orpheus will be joining Source Distribution on a UK PreSonus roadshow, enabling you to talk to the PreSonus experts and spend some quality time with their latest product releases! Free merchandise and special deals will be available in-store at these times, so make sure you make it down!

The StudioLive 32.4.2 is the most fully featured and powerful StudioLive yet, and will be joined by the first PreSonus Sceptre CoActual™ monitors demoed in the UK – they combine an advanced coaxial design that integrates with a 32-bit DSP engine for highly accurate program reproduction. Add to that the grown-up yet bargain-priced Eris monitors and the premium ADL-700 channel strip, with tube circuit designed by Anthony DeMaria, and there’s something for everyone.

• Preview the amazing new StudioLive 32.4.2AI digital mixer – the most powerful, feature-packed StudioLive mixer yet
• Hear the incredible new Eris and Sceptre active monitors in action
• Get hands-on with the brilliant new ADL 700 tube channel strip
• Check out the new features in v2.6 of the award-winning Studio One DAW
• Free PreSonus merchandise and in-store deals on the day

For more information contact Source Distribution on 0208 962 5080 or email: info@sourcedistribution.co.uk

Tour Dates and Times are as Follows:

Monday September 9th
Studio Spares, 964 North Circular Road, London NW2 7JR: 10am-12.30pm
Red Dog Music, 16 Bromells Road, London SW4 0BG: 2pm-5pm

Tuesday September 10th
Absolute Music, 855 Ringwood Road, Bournemouth BH11 8NE: 10am-12.30pm
Guitar, Amp and Keyboard Centre, 78-81 North Road, Brighton BN1 1YD: 2.30pm-5.30pm

Wednesday September 11th
PMT, 136 Lawley Middleway, Birmingham B4 7XX: 10.30am-12.30pm
Academy of Sound, 16-22 Hillchurch St, Staffs, ST1 2EX: 2.00pm-4.30pm

Thursday September 12th
Production Room, 85 Roseville Road, Leeds LS8 5DT: 10.30am-1.30pm
Scan Pro Audio – Live Webcast @ 7pm

Friday September 13th 
Gear4Music, Unit 2 Great North Way, York YO26 6RB: 10am-12pm
Sounds Live, 27-29 Dean St, Newcastle NE1 1PQ: 2pm-4.30pm

Attend PreSonus Thunder Roadshow, Win Free Stuff

This lucky winner took home a pair of Eris E5 studio monitors at our Thunder Roadshow at Alto Music in Middletown, NY!

Check out the PreSonus events page to see when the Thunder RoadShow is coming through your town:

http://www.presonus.com/community/events

You might walk away with free PreSonus gear! And if you don’t, you will still walk away with knowledge of the latest PreSonus gear, including the StudioLive 32.4.2AI and the new StudioLive AI PA speakers.

Tape Op Reviews the Eris, Earns High-Five

Further cementing their long-standing reputation as stewards of quality in pro audio journalism, Tape Op recently ran a flattering review of our Eris Monitors, which, coincidentally enough, are now in stores. Doublethanks to Eli Crews for the kind words.

A few of those words follow: “I found both of these monitor models very useful tools for the imperfect art of home-studio mixing… if you were to put them up in a very controlled environment, next to speakers you paid a bunch of money for, you would probably find things here and there about them you didn’t like – although you may be surprised. Setting them up in my humble (yet effective) home studio for a few months helped me hear things I wasn’t hearing previously and helped me to provide better mixes for my clients. At the end of the day, that matters much more than the price tag of the speaker or the label on the front. Job well done, PreSonus.” Click here to read the full review: http://tapeop.com/reviews/gear/96/eris-e5-active-studio-monitor/

Sonic Sense Pro Audio First Look at the Sceptre S8 CoActual Monitors

Sonic Sense Pro Audio just posted this first-look (first-listen?) video of the Sceptre S8 CoActual monitors. They compared the Sceptre S8 ($749, each) to the much more expensive Genelec 8050A ($2195, each) and the Adam A7x ($699, each) monitors. All monitors involved in the shootout were cautiously miked and measured, and detailed frequency response and phase charts are presented for each.

Sonic Sense is very thorough, which I suppose makes for the “Sense” part of “Sonic Sense.”

Click through to the Sonic Sense blog post here to get their full review, but in the meantime here’s a snippet:
“As promised, the sound quality truly does stand up well beside high-end monitors that have become “household” names in the studio world including ADAM, Genelec, JBL, and Neumann.”

 

Tremendous Giveaway in August 2013 from American Musical Supply!

The kind folks at American Musical Supply just announced their incredible PreSonus giveaway, including a whopper of a $5,129 prize package that includes:

It’s easy to enter, just click here and fill out their form! This is an incredible chance to get a whole lotta stuff with minimal effort, which is always a popular proposition.