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5 Easy Steps to Pitch Correction in Studio One

Free tutorial on using Melodyne with Studio One Professional

MacProVideo recently created a great free tutorial on using Melodyne as integrated into Studio One Professional 2, including free sample videos from their full Studio One course. If you’re interested in using the most powerful pitch correction software available—and what recordist isn’t—this is definitely worth a read. Experienced users of Melodyne may find some of this material to be a valuable refresher, as well.

Click here to check it out MacProVideo’s primer on Melodyne integration in Studio One.

Also, Studio One users of all levels will find value in the Studio One Producers and Engineers Toolbox from AskVideo. This 22-chapter series focuses on 102-level audio engineering topics like freezing tracks via Track Transform, submixing and busses, and more.

Click here to check out the Producers and Engineers Toolbox video series!

 

 

 

 

Polyrhythms Demystified

Look, there’s no two ways around it—polyrhythms are HARD. Playing one beat at a time is difficult enough for some folks, but how about playing a three-count beat with your left hand and a simultaneous four-count beat on the right? Moving on to other time signatures, particularly in odd meter, doesn’t just add to the difficulty—it multiplies.

Until today, I had never before seen such a lucid, impressive, and concise demonstration of polyrhythms as robertinventor has assembled on his YouTube channel. His expertly-crafted visuals (created with his own software, Bounce Metronome) drive home the timing in a much more digestible manner than the best drummer you know may be capable of. All of these videos begin at a slow tempo and gradually accelerate. Play along!

The playlist embedded above has some of the more rudimentary demonstrations robertinventor offers. Once you’ve picked your jaw up off the floor and are ready to move forward,  I strongly recommend checking out the rest of his channel for a look at more advanced, esoteric polyrhythmic concepts, including syncopated harmonic polyrhythms, sonified pendulum waves, and my personal favorite, the Inharmonic “Golden Rhythmicon” Fibonacci Sequence.

 

 

Improving Student Performance Assessments with AudioBox Studio

John Mlynczak, Education Market Manager for PreSonus, shares a bit about the benefits of using the PreSonus AudioBox Studio during your students’ performance assessments. With the AudioBox Studio, students can record their tests in private, and you can listen and evaluate them at home!

For more on the AudioBox Studio and Studio One, visit the following links:
http://www.presonus.com/products/AudioBox-Studio
http://www.http://studioone.presonus.com/

FREE Webinar May 21: bringing music tech to your students!

This Tuesday, May 21st, at 7 p.m. EST,  PreSonus’  Education Market Manager John Mlynczak will be presenting a free webinar on incorporating technology into music curriculums at all levels: Click here to sign up!

This session will cover:
  • Using Studio One Free to teach composition, theory, and much more
  • Recording your own school performances
  • Sharing recordings with students and families
Check out these resources before the session:

Studio One 101 Songwriters & Musicians Toolbox from macProVideo

Gary Heibner over at macProVideo has been putting together an incredible tutorial series for PreSonus Studio One. There’s currently three great tutorial videos up for all to see. While the first batch is free, the rest will cost ya, but they are so good that it’s totally worth it.

Studio One isn’t the only thing happening over at macProVideo. You can buff up your skills in about a quarter zillion other Mac productivity applications. Check ’em out, they’re doing great work.

Here are the freebies:

Recording your school’s jazz band with the AudioBox 1818VSL

John Mlynczak, Education Market Manager for PreSonus, shows us some of the basics of running live sound AND recording a school jazz band with the AudioBox 1818VSL. He shares his channel breakdown and monitoring setup.

With the AudioBox 1818VSL, you can track the entire band, and send students their own parts for study—or whatever submix you feel is best!

Recording School Band Rehearsals

John Mlynczak, Education Market Manager for PreSonus, shows us some of the basic ins and outs of recording your school band’s rehearsals via the AudioBox 44VSL. He also shares a bit about the best way to mic the band.

John Mlynczak Appointed as Chairman of the Marketing and Communications Committee for the Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI-ME).

John Mlynczak, M.M., M.Ed.
Education Market Manager for PreSonus

John Mlynczak, PreSonus Education Market Manager, has been appointed to the Board of Directors as Chairman of the Marketing and Communications Committee for the Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI-ME).

TI-ME was founded in 1995 to establish standards for music technology education, create a certification program for educators teaching music with technology, and form an organization to train and support teachers in music technology. The mission of TI:ME is to assist music educators in applying technology to improve teaching and learning in music. PreSonus whole-heartedly supports this mission and is committed to supporting music education with technology. Having our education manager serve on the board of TI-ME is a great honor for the company, and validates our mission of providing support to all music educators and students in order to promote learning reflective of current and evolving practices in the fields of music education and the music industry.

This position provides John the opportunity to champion the message of both TI-ME and PreSonus to further support educators in teaching with technology.

For more information please visit:
TI-ME.org
musiced.presonus.com

 

 

John Mlynczak on PreSonus in Education

 

John Mlynczak, M.M., M.Ed.
Education Market Manager for PreSonus

PreSonus is committed to providing real solutions to music educators at all levels. Whether it’s recording a kindergarten class and uploading songs to Nimbit for parents to download, running live sound and recording a high school jazz band in performance, or outfitting music technology and audio labs for universities, PreSonus has the products and knowledge to support all educators. We are working with the National Association for Music Education, the Technology Institute of Music Education, and the NAMM Foundation’s Support Music Coalition to ensure our strategies meet the needs of the teachers in the field.

 

The mission of PreSonus for Music Education is to provide high-quality audio products and continued support to all music educators and students in order to promote learning reflective of current and evolving practices in the fields of music education and the music industry. We offer sessions at the major state music conferences, webinars through NAfME and the SoundTree Institute, and educator-specific product bundles with school pricing.

For more information on how PreSonus can support your school, please visit our website: musiced.presonus.com.

Follow John on Twitter!

 

Learn Music Business Online with Berklee College of Music

Check it out! The Berklee College of Music has a bunch of informative new videos up on Direct-to-Fan Marketing.

Appropriately enough, this includes two insightful interviews with Nimbit’s founder, Patrick Faucher.

It doesn’t end there, however. Click through and sign in to the Berklee site and check out further videos featuring wisdom on the direct-to-fan model from Benji Rogers, Erin McKeown, and Karmin.