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RM_Rebates_Digital_Flyer_7-17-15_JN01OK, OK, we heard you. See, we got a handful of comments on our Facebook ads for our recent RM16AI rebate that—ahem—very politely inquired as to our rationale for excluding the StudioLive RM32AI from the rebate program. Thanks for checking in, guys—you raised an excellent point, and we’re sorry if those of you excited for the RM32AI felt left out.

So, with our CEO on a personal holiday for a couple weeks, and our arms sufficiently twisted by the proletariat strong-arming of Social Media, we decided to give you want you want and sneak this one under the radar. So, from now ’til the end of September, you can save $200 on the StudioLive RM16AI AND the StudioLive RM32AI. 

If you’re on the fence, read more about the RM-series by clicking here, and you can read an excellent review from FOH Online here.

“The RM-Series mixers break through the touch barrier with a compact, affordable rig that can double as a stage box (no snakes required), while offering a versatile, flexible merging of hardware and software control to form a powerful mix solution.”

This is an instant rebate with no forms to fill out because, hey, everybody hates forms.

  • To find a dealer and save a buncha money on a StudioLive RM digital mixer, click here.

 

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Back_2_School_Digital_Flyer_7-24-15Look, it’s bad enough that the kids made you drop a couple of hundred bucks on a new smartphone so they can pay attention less in class—so why spend too much on their musical dream? From now until the end of September, we’re offering $50 off of some of our best products for your musically-inclined honor student. Take your pick! They include:

The Music Creation Suite: an all-in-one, everything-you-need combo pack to get going in music production, including an AudioBox USB interface, keyboard controller, HD7 headphones, and software: Studio One 3 Artist and Notion 5. It also includes all necessary cabling so won’t be any “Not working out of the box” blues.

AudioBox iTwo Studio: A great two-channel recording interface, headphone, and microphone combo. Perfect for recording acoustic guitar and vocals simultaneously. Also includes Studio One 3 Artist and Capture Duo—meaning you can record wherever you like to your iPad, and then wirelessly transmit your songs to a laptop or desktop workstation to mix and edit in Studio One. A real powerhouse at this price.

AudioBox Stereo: An interface/microphone combo that is ideal for jazz bands, choir, or other “whole room” recording scenarios that don’t require multitrack recordings of each individual instrument. Includes Studio One 3 Artist, AudioBox USB interface, HD7 headphones, and a stereo mic pair with stand adapter and cabling.

Eris E5 Studio Monitors: Our entry-level, best bang-for-the-buck recording studio monitors. Don’t take my word for it, click here to read some reviews yourself. The Eris E5 offer big, honest sound from a scant desktop footprint, revealing your music with no hyped bass or fatiguing, brittle treble—you hear your music as it actually is. 

Notion: Award-winning composition and notation software, now $50 cheaper—that’s 1/3 off the price for your baroque ass. Includes incredible sound sets recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra, with MANY more instrument sounds available as add-ons from our online store. Save a dollar for your li’l Mahler.

No rebate forms to fill out, no fuss, no muss, just easy savings.

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Here’s the deal… when you buy and register an AudioBox iOne you automatically get Studio One 3 Artist, which is a tremendous value. But now through September 30th, 2015 you will also get Progression 3.

That’s a screamin’ deal…you basically get the audio interface for the price of the software…and it’s the perfect recording solution for guitarists and singer songwriters.

The AudioBox iOne allows you to record your vocals and guitar (or anything else) at a sterling 96 kHz. You can use it with Studio One 3 on your laptop or desktop computer, or record directly to your iPad using Capture Duo (which is a free download from iTunes). Capture Duo also allows you to wirelessly zap your recordings over to Studio One 3 for editing and mixing.

Once your recording is in Studio One 3, you can add all kinds of distortion, amp simulations and effects via Ampire and our other Native plug-ins. And thanks to Impact, and a nice collection of backing loops, you’ll even be able to create drum tracks and produce full songs.

Last but not least, for the more tablature-minded set, Progression 3 will allow you to create guitar and bass tablature, lead sheets, and standard sheet music with an intuitive fingerboard interface.

All told, this is a lot of power for not a lot of cash.

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From August 1 through October 31, 2015, customers who buy any StudioLive AI console mixer will also get automatically upgraded to Studio One 3 Professional. If you’re looking for a professional studio solution (even in your very own home), this is the way to go.

StudioLive AI Mixers make a great choice for studio production work for 3 reasons: great sound, flexibility, and software integration.

Let’s Start with Great Sound

  • 96 kHz HD Recording Mode
  • XMAX Preamps
  • Burr Brown Converters
  • The same 64-bit summing, eq, and compression as Studio One 3 Professional

 

Flexibility For Every Studio Environment

  • An integrated FireWire 800 Audio Interface with LOTS of channels (48 x 34 with a StudioLive 32.4.2)
  • Inserts on each channel for integrating external gear
  • 14 Auxes for independent headphone mixes
  • Dedicated Fat Channels and effects processing processing for getting a great sound while tracking (with no latency).
  • Independent Solo Bus
  • Summing Control Room Bus
  • Talkback and more

 

Tight Software Integration

  • QMix for every player, so they can control their mix levels from their iPhone while recording
  • Make your mix environment more accurate through Smaart analysis and StudioLive’s EQ on the master bus
  • Use Spectral Analysis to head off Phase problems
  • Now with Studio One 3 Artist…and through October 31st, Studio One 3 Professional! (more on this below)

 

Benefits of the Studio One / StudioLive Connection

The StudioLive AI mixers and Studio One 3 play very nicely together. In fact, any settings you make in the StudioLive’s Fat Channel during recording are non-destructive—these settings can be imported into your Studio One session for additional tweaking during your mix process. Furthermore, StudioOne includes template configurations for all of our mixers and interfaces, so once you’ve connected the StudioLive to your computer and fired up Studio One, you’ve only got to make about two clicks before you’re recording. Smart stuff!  

With all the additional effects, instruments, editing and Sound Design capabilities (like parallel processing FX chains) that come with the auto upgrade to Studio One 3 Professional.  The StudioLive Production Suite is the ultimate solution for your recording studio (while still an incredible solution for live sound production and recording).

This offer is available worldwide. Just get yourself a StudioLive AI before October 31 2015, and you’ll receive a download link for Studio One 3 Professional in your my.presonus.com account when you register your mixer.

 

 

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Our recent StudioLive AI rebates on the 24.4.2AI and 32.4.2AI were so popular that we decided not only to lower the prices for good. How much lower is this new price, you ask? We’ve cut $300 off the cost of the StudioLive 24.4.2AI and a whopping $500 off the StudioLive 32.4.2AI.

 

The StudioLive 24.4.2AI just won a prestigious MIPA award, and several publications have been singing its praises of late. And don’t forget, if you already have a StudioLive AI Console mixer, with a simple FireWire cable you can cascade a second AI console to create 32, 48, or 64-channel mix systems.

I think it’s safe to say that there’s never been a better time to get a StudioLive AI console mixer, as we’re also currently offering a FREE PRM-1 Microphone with purchase of any StudioLive AI mixer (Console or Rackmount) that will allow you to fully take advantage of Rational Acoustics’ SMAART Measurement Technology, and you also get Studio One 3 Artist and Capture included with your shiny new mixer.

 

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OK, we heardSL_AI_Price_Drop_Digital_Flyer_6-23-15_JN01 you. Our recent StudioLive AI rebates on the 24.4.2AI and 32.4.2AI were so popular that we decided not only to lower the prices for good, but to also extend the new low prices to customers outside of the USA. How much lower is this new price, you ask? Well, the price drop will vary by region, so the best folks to ask would be the kind folks at your local dealer.

 

The StudioLive 24.4.2AI just won a prestigious MIPA award, and several publications have been singing its praises of late. And don’t forget, if you already have a StudioLive AI Console mixer, with a simple FireWire cable you can cascade a second AI console to create 32, 48, or 64-channel mix systems.

I think it’s safe to say that there’s never been a better time to get a StudioLive AI console mixer, as we’re also currently offering a FREE PRM-1 Microphone with purchase of any StudioLive AI mixer (Console or Rackmount) that will allow you to fully take advantage of Rational Acoustics’ SMAART Measurement Technology, and you also get Studio One 3 Artist and Capture included with your shiny new mixer.

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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.



 

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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!

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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!

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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.

 

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