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#TeamPreSonus Spotlight: Eric Peterson of Rust Magazine!

[We decided it best to give some recognition to our more vocal advocates—and what better way than via a blog series?]

Who are you, where are you, and what do you do?

Hello, I am Eric Petersen, head writer and publisher of RUST Magazine which focuses on writing thorough reviews and doing interviews of emerging artists, mostly in the indie rock space. I’m also DJ Slack, and at my events I play a mix of the new music that comes to me at RUST plus vintage vinyl from thrift stores and garage sales. A typical night with me on the decks mixes punk rock, scratchy old lounge LP’s and fresh new music.

  
How were you introduced to PreSonus? 
Recently I picked up a BlueTube DP V2 to add analog warmth to my DJ kit sound. It worked so great, I reached out to PreSonus to get more involved with their family. 

 
 
Tell us how you use your BlueTube DP V2! 
I use a BlueTube DP V2 as the very last piece of equipment on my signal path for the purpose of adding strength and personality to my sound. Not only is most of the music I play digital, but there’s even a second digitizing EQ along the chain. Adding the BlueTube DP V2 allows me to “warm up” the digital sound with a pair of real tube amplifiers. The result is a richer, fuller sound with a stronger low end and an old-school feeling that most digital music and devices are lacking today. The PreSonus BlueTube DP V2 totally upgraded the personality of my music and people are constantly asking me about it. They hear the music and ask what kind of equipment I am using and I always tell them that having the twin tube amplifiers is what makes my sound so unique.
  
What’s so great about PreSonus, anyhow? 
What’s so great about PreSonus is that their physical equipment is designed by people with a real passion and understanding of music technology. They’re like your twin, finishing your thoughts. They know what you want, and they work their butts off to make quality pieces that are intuitive to use, and affordable to buy. PreSonus equipment has a vibe, a groove, and a style all it’s own. For me it delivers a personality that adds a whole new dimension to my events. It sets a mood that other gear just cannot compare to. 
 
Where can our readers learn more about you online? 

South Korea’s MayTree on “Sexy” ADL-700

[This just in from PreSonus Artists MayTree, Korean barbershop powerhouse(s) who have been using the StudioLive 16.0.2 for their performances for a while now. They recently added an ADL 700 to the fold and have nothing but kind things to say about it!]

Hello PreSonus! We are MayTree from South Korea. We are writing this email to thank you for the ADL 700. We were all impressed by the high quality of sound and also the appearance. When we first opened the box, we all screamed because ADL 700 is so much sexier than we expected.

We right away hooked it up with the gear we have for recording, then we were so satisfied with the clarity of the  sound and the powerful compressor. Now we will produce an album, and will include the ADL 700 in the process and show people how awesome it is.

Thank you so much again, and we will send you music as soon as we finish recording with ADL700.

All the best,
MayTree

 

Two weeks left to enter the PureMix Gearfest Mixing Contest!

[This just in from the fabulous Fab! He’s heading up the incredible mixing contest going on over at PureMix, where you could win an incredible prize package that includes a PreSonus ADL 700!]

Good morning PreSonus!

We thought you’d enjoy news of our little big contest with just 2 weeks left to go.

We’ve had more than 700 mixes posted on the SoundCloud channel. Also, discussions on the forum have started to pick up with almost 50,000 views!

In a nutshell, it is going really really really well. This is going to be remembered. People are already asking for the next contest! 

Here are some of the submissions that have been entered so far. Check out the competition! Can you do better?

 

 

DJ Slack’s BlueTube DP V2

[This just in from DJ Slack!]
“Recently, I bought a PreSonus BlueTube DP V2 to use as a warmer for my DJ equipment kit. Last night I performed at a medium-sized art gallery with the new equipment for the first time, and the effects were both profound and fantastic. The BlueTube added a whole new dimension to my overall sound, creating stronger, richer bass, and it filled the space with a deeper, more intimate audio personality than I have ever been able to produce without it. It’s all about the feeling of the moment for me as a DJ, and that means more than just playing music, but creating a mood, and last night I was able to achieve a whole new type of intensity and energy. The PreSonus BlueTube DP V2 is now the most important and essential piece of gear in my signal path, and will be a permanent, much-appreciated addition to my gear kit. I absolutely recommend that anybody playing digital-based music get one of these right away, the effects are astounding!”

Killer Prizes up for Grabs in this PureMix/Sweetwater Mixing competition!

Once again, the PureMix team performed on the Sweetwater Gearfest theater stage. Fab and Ben recorded The Liza Colby Sound live, with no safety net, showing how to place microphones, set up preamps, and process audio in real-time while recording it!

Starting April 16, the tracks will be available for download, and that’s where you come in. Mix ’em up, submit them, and you could win PreSonus Studio One 2.5 Professional, an ADL 700 preamp, or one of 15 other incredible prizes!

Click here to learn more about the amazing prizes available, as well as submission guidelines and all that mumbo gumbo that keeps the lawyers happy. Thanks PureMix!

 

A world of PreSonus product coverage from MusicStore TV at Musikmesse 2013!

Wow, MusicStoreTV really got all the good stuff from our presence at Musikmesse! Check out the videos below for coverage on our new Eris and Sceptre monitors, the StudioLive 32.4.2AI, our StudioLive AI PA Systems, and the ADL 700 channel strip!

Big big thanks to the MusicStoreTV team and Rodney Orpheus for this exceptional coverage.

 

 

 

 

 

Presonus Studio Channel Review from SoundsAndGear

Thanks to SoundsAndGear for this great review!

 

Monster April Savings Opportunities

We have a LOT of promos going on this month. Even we’re having a hard time keeping track of them all. That’s all Rick’s fault, really. But it’s because he likes you all so much! Here’s the gist of it:

Buy a StudioLive 24.4.2, get a free PRM1 reference mic!  Here’s the Free PRM1 Form. You can get more details here. Offer ends May 31.

 We’ve dropped the prices on two of our StudioLive mixers! Get the 16.4.2 for $1,799 and the 24.4.2 for $2,999. No rebates, no buy-two-get-one-free, just a lower price. Wow!

Studio One Professional 2.5, $100 off through April! Get with the best for a low low price! This is an instant rebate that will be available through your local PreSonus dealer or StudioOne.PreSonus.Com.

 

Save $30 bucks on a TubePre V2. This is an instant rebate available at your local PreSonus dealer. Easy money.

Save a whopping $50 on the PreSonus Studio Channel. This is another easy instant rebate available at your local PreSonus dealer.
Last, but certainly not least, if you upgrade from any other version of Studio One to Studio One Professional 2.5, you are entitled to the Simon Phillips Session Tracks drum loop library for FREE! Click here for the rebate form so you can grab your copy—ASAP!

 

Briana Tyson ADL 700 / ADL 600 Stems Available for Download via SoundCloud

Rick and the RACK OF DOOM

Hey there! I got something for ya. Here’s a pile of 30-second tracks from the sessions we did recently with Briana Tyson. Every signal on this recording was recorded direct via an ADL 700 or ADL 600 preamp. Because we could.

No other processors were used in these recordings. The guitars were recorded with Shure SM57s and Royer R-121s, and the bass was ran direct into an ADL 700. The stereo sources—keys, drum overheads, and two room mics were ran through the ADL 600s.

Here’s the mic list for this session:

Kick (Shure Beta 52)
Snare (Shure SM57)
Hi Tom (Sennheiser 421)
Low Tom (Sennheiser 421)
Stereo Overheads (Neumann K184’s)
Stereo Room Mics (AudioTechica 4080)
Bass Guitar (Direct)
Electric Guitar (SM 57)
Electric Guitar (Royer 121)
Female Vocal (Brauner VM1)
Keyboard (Yamaha P100 direct)

These tracks are available via SoundCloud for download. Help yourself to them and do with them what you will. Mix ’em up! Or down.

We hope you think they sound as amazing as we do.

Here’s the tracks:

 

Here’s video of this session:

ADL 700 demo from Pro Audio SuperStore