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Great news! Rational Acoustics’ SMAART is now included with StudioLive AI consoles and will be coming to RM-series mixers via a free update to Universal Control coming later this month. To celebrate, we’ve decided to give away a free PreSonus PRM-1 measurement microphone. All you have to do is buy any StudioLive AI console or RM-series mixer between June 1, 2015 and July 31, 2015, send us the proof of purchase and fill out the little form linked below, and we’ll hook you up with the PRM-1, a $99 value. This offer is available worldwide.

In case you didn’t know, SMAART is a technology that allows a StudioLive user to measure acoustic properties of a room that may be troublesome during a live performance and compensate for them—before the show has even started. For example, some boxy rooms can be responsible for a boomy, indistinct low end during concerts. A little bit of preventative SMAART will keep this from happening. You’re also able to notch out feedback, phase-align speakers, and much more.

So, what’s so great about the PRM-1? Well, for starters, it’s the optimal microphone to use for room measurement with SMAART, as it boasts a flat frequency response and narrow dynamic range. As such, the PRM-1 is not recommend for traditional studio recording, but this makes the PRM-1 shine as an analytic tool, as it’s optimized to respond accurately to test signals like pink noise. (Joe Meek fans are still welcome to go nuts with it.) Just shoot a room with test noise, while the PRM-1 is listening. SMAART compares the noise coming in from the PRM-1 and compares it to the original noise waveform. Discrepancies between the two are artifacts of the room’s acoustics—which can then be used by SMAART to make EQ and alignment tweaks.

Pair the PRM-1 with the StudioLive AI Mixers and SMAART. You’ll be able to achieve wondrous feats of techno-wizardry in the venues where your work. And it will sound so good, you might even drum up some repeat business.

Get the .PDF form for this offer by clicking here.


Category StudioLive RM Series | 11 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard

SLAIPA_PriceDrop_Digital_Flyer_04-20-15_RR03The title says it all, really. We’ve slashed prices Voorhees-style of the robust StudioLive AI Loudspeakers. This is not a rebate or a limited promo, just a good old-fashioned permanent price drop.  The StudioLive AI PAs feature our Active coaxial loudspeaker design, as well as sophisticated networking and DSP. With free PreSonus SL Room Control software, you can configure, tune, and monitor networked StudioLive AI loudspeakers from anywhere in the venue—Click here for a video on that. You can even visually display the room layout on a laptop or iPad!

Anyhow, here’s the price drops:

  • StudioLive 312AI: was $1,499.95, now $1249.95
  • StudioLive 18sAI: was $1,499.95, now $1249.95
  • StudioLive 328AI: was $1,599.95, now $1349.95
  • StudioLive 315AI: was $1,699.95, now $1449.95

Still one the fence? Check out some of these reviews of the StudioLive PA Loudspeaker fam':

Click here to find a dealer!

Category Promo / Discount | 3 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard

FSL_AI_Rebate_Digital_Flyer_4-20-15_RR03rom now until June 30, you can save up to $500 on the StudioLive 32.4.2AI and StudioLive 24.4.2AI. There’s no rebate form to print out only to lose it under the seat of the car, no clipping of UPC barcodes. Just buy a mixer and you’ll save enough money for a new TV right at the register. Probably not a 4K TV, but a TV nonetheless.

(Incidentally, we’re also offering a $200 rebate on the StudioLive RM16AI. You can read more about that by clicking here.)

The StudioLive 24.4.2AI just won a prestigious MIPA award, and several publications have been singing its praises of late. And thanks to a recent firmware update, the StudioLive AI Console mixers playvery nicely with our RM-series rackmount mixers—you can connect the two via a simple CAT5 cable and sell your clunky old copper snake to some dork on Craigslist. (Click here for the RM Applications guide for more on that.)

Pick one up, save a few hundred bucks, and experience remote iPad control, Active Integration, and massively powerful onboard effects. You’ll wonder how you lived without it.

Click here to find a dealer!

Category StudioLive 32.4.2AI | 1 Comment »
Posted by Ryan Roullard



Every single Add-on we offer for Studio One is half-price in April 2015! These sound libraries, drum loops, and amp models will upside-down your clown frown and make mojo in your Motown. A rundown:

  • Acoustic Drum Loops: Available in three flavors; stereo, multitrack, and complete. These loops are great for jamming, sketching out ideas, or even laying down the foundation of a complete song.
  • Ampire XT Metal Pack: Six heavy new amp and cabinet models for Ampire XT, and a booming, thwacking metal drum kit for Impact.
  • Goldbaby Essentials: FIVE HUNDRED samples from drum machines of yesteryear, lovingly sampled to analog tape for maximum phaturation.
  • MP3 Converter for Studio One Artist: By popular demand—add invaluable MP3 file import/export functionality to Studio One Artist for a pittance.


Click here to visit our online shop. Prices will vary by region, but that doesn’t really matter when the price is “hardly nuthin’.” You’ll need Studio One Artist, Producer, or Professional to use these, and you’ll need to be running version 2.6.4 or later. Click the “check for updates” button on Studio One’s Start Page to update.


Category Studio One | 1 Comment »
Posted by Ryan Roullard

Shed_the_Snake_Digital_Flyer_2-25-15AVB Networking between StudioLive AI consoles and StudioLive RM mixers is now a reality, and to celebrate, we’re offering a limited-time deal: Own both a StudioLive AI Console and an RM Series Mixer by April 30, 2015, and you’ll get the SL-AVB-MIX Option Card FREE, which would typically set you back about three hundred bucks. If you’ve already got one of the two mixers, get the other and you’re qualified for this deal!

But that’s not all you’re saving—you’re also saving on future medical expenses by preventing damage to your back incurred by lugging around a monster copper stage snake. Those days are over. Furthermore, consider the following applications that open up to you when you get your StudioLive RM rackmount mixer talking to your StudioLive AI console mixer—with the option card, you can connect any StudioLive AI Console to any StudioLive RM Rackmount mixer.

  • Replace heavy, noisy analog copper snake with a single Ethernet cable
  • Adds a complete monitor mixer on stage
  • Control the StudioLive RM mixer’s preamps from your StudioLive AI console mixer at FOH
  • 16 more Aux mixes
  • Separate Fat Channel processing and reverb/delay FX from FOH
  • FOH can source inputs from the local analog, FireWire, or remote RM mixer
  • Stage RM mixer can source inputs from the local analog or remote FOH mixer
  • Linked Talkback, Scene save and recall
  • Simple one-step connection takes care of all default routing and setup


If you have questions, and we understand if you do, click here to download an informative and attractive info sheet and FAQ. [PDF]

This offer is available worldwide and ends April 30, 2015. Save your receipt, and click here to download the redemption form and allow about eight weeks for delivery.



Category StudioLive RM Series | 0 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard


It’s been said—and sung—that money can’t buy love. Centuries of research put into disproving the theory have yet to make a strong case. But something nobody talks—or sings—about is the fact that the inverse is totally true: fact is love can save you money. 

And it’s in that spirit of fiscal tenderness that… oh, geez. Look, I don’t know how to put this, and I’ve wanted to tell you for a long time—ever since that first install—but I like you. I mean I really like you, and what with Valentine’s day right around the corner and everything… I just think we were kinda meant to be together. I hope you feel the same way.

Just so you know I’m serious, here’s 40% off of my software—that includes Studio One Producer, Studio One Professional, and Notion. Also, know that my earlier offer for Studio One Artist and Progression 3 at $20.15 still stands.

I hope you don’t think I’m crazy, but I just couldn’t keep these feelings locked inside any longer. Thanks for hearing me. You don’t need to answer right now—but I’ll need to know by midnight on February 16, 2015.




Category Studio One | 19 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard



Due to popular demand, we’ve extended this offer until Feb. 28, 2015! Click here to get Studio One Artist and/or Progression 3 for just $20.15 each! Get your song on for less money than you even thought was possible.


Category Studio One | 19 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard

[UPDATE] This offer has been extended until Feb. 28, 2015! Click here to get ’em!

Make new music in the new year for cheap! From now through J̶a̶n̶u̶a̶r̶y̶ ̶3̶1̶  Feb. 28, 2015, we’re offering Studio One Artist 2 and/or Progression 3PROG3_SOA_2015_300X300_1-13-15 for the unbeatable price of $20.15 each. No rebates, no receipt saving, snail-mail, or any of that jazz. Just a lower price.

Category Studio One | 17 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard

SLAIPA_Offer_300x300_12-15-14From now until February 28, 2015, you have your choice of how to save on StudioLive AI Loudspeakers:

  • Buy two, and save $500

  • Buy four, save $1000


No matter how you slice it, that’s a savings of $250 a piece for some incredible speakers. The StudioLive AI PAs feature our Active coaxial loudspeaker design, as well as sophisticated networking and DSP. With free PreSonus SL Room Control software, you can configure, tune, and monitor networked StudioLive AI loudspeakers from anywhere in the venue. You can even visually display the room layout on a laptop or iPad! But the StudioLive AI Loudspeakers aren’t just about brain—there’s a lot of brawn here, too. And when it’s time to put some boom in your room, the StudioLive AI loudspeakers offer irresponsibly high power—without the breakup and distortion typically associated with chest-resonating high volume.

But don’t take it from us. Check out some of these reviews:

This offer available through US retailers, click here to find a PreSonus dealer

Category Promo / Discount | 0 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard

This couldn’t be easier. All you have to do is find a PreSonus dealer, pick up a StudioLive 24.4.2AI—and your local retailer will knock a couple Benjamins off the total.


For info on the StudioLive 24.4.2AI, click here, and check out  the “Why AI” video below. The AI line has been out for a bit now, and if you haven’t checked in on it since launch, it’s worth noting that it’s evolved a little. As of firmware version 1.0.5436, the StudioLive AI mixers are able to cascade, joining two mixers together to create one large mixer. Start with a 24.4.2AI, then cascade a second StudioLive AI mixer of any frame size to create a custom-sized mixing consoles with the hardware and software advantages of StudioLive Active Integration systems.

This offer is available to PreSonus customers in the USA. There’s no rebate forms or mail-in stuff or proof of purchase wrangling—just cash-in-hand, day-of-purchase. Click here to find a dealer

Category StudioLive 24.4.2AI | 177 Comments »
Posted by Ryan Roullard