It’s August which means the first day of school is right around the corner. Why not start the school year right with a complete recording solution that’s perfect for dorm rooms, bedrooms, and can even be taken on the go? You can also enhance your set up with studio quality sound that fits nicely in a student’s budget (and space).
Now, through September 30th we’re offering $25 savings on the AudioBox iTwo Studio and our Eris E4.5 studio monitors.
“These are not expensive monitors but they punch well above their price point. We hadn’t expected that much from the Eris 4.5 but the sound quality was remarkable. 9 out of 10 stars!”
The AudioBox iTwo Studio is convenient, portable, bus-powered USB 2.0 and iPad® audio and MIDI interface that offers two combo mic and switchable line and instrument inputs allowing you to record in your dorm room or anywhere on campus with a Mac®, PC, or iPad. Also included Studio One Artist, Capture and a Nimbit account! Check out this overview video from Guitar Center below.
If you think back-to-school deals are just for parents and students, you may be missing out some awesome deals! We’d love to fully stock up your dorm room, class room and studio with this deal!
The PRM1 Precision Reference Microphone is a special type of condenser microphone that provides an accurate reproduction of a room’s sound characteristics for use with audio-analysis tools such as real-time analyzers and spectrographs. The PRM1 employs a ¼” pre-polarized electret-condenser capsule and requires phantom power. It has an omnidirectional polar pattern, meaning it is equally sensitive in all directions. This allows the microphone to measure reflections, as well as direct signals, providing an accurate depiction of the room. Use the PRM-1 in conjunction with UC-Surface’s Smaart integration and your StudioLive Mixer’s parametric EQs to optimize your sound to the room.
Last season’s StudioLive AI mixer and StudioLive 16.0.2 mixer rebate offer was so popular that we decided to stop making it a limited-time thing, and just lower the price down on these StudioLive Mixers once and for all. Here’s the latest pricing:
This price drop is effective in the USA only. Pricing outside the US will vary by dealer and region.
If you’ve been considering a digital mixer but haven’t checked in on StudioLive for a while, it’s worth mentioning that the entire StudioLive line won the Musical Merchandise Review (MMR) Dealer Choice Award for Recording Equipment Line of the Year for 2015. Furthermore, recent firmware updates now allow the StudioLive AI Console Mixers to connect to StudioLive RM- and RML-series rack mixers in Stage Box Mode. And of course, StudioLive AI still offers the always-improving remote iPad control options that helped make them such a hit. All StudioLive mixers also include Studio One 3 Artist, our award-winning digital audio workstation.
But hey, don’t take it from us. Here’s what some StudioLive AI reviewers had to say:
The StudioLive AI Console Mixers have garnered a lot of praise in the time they’ve been around. Click any of the quotes below to read the full review.
If you’ve been looking to upgrade your studio monitors and listening environment, July’s a great time. You’ll get a free pair of the ISPD-4 Monitor Isolation Pads when you buy a pair of refurbished PreSonus studio monitors from shop.presonus.com!
This offer is available to customers in the USA, and only via our online store.
In case you’re wondering about why you would want studio monitor pads, consider this: When the driver in your studio monitor vibrates, the entire box vibrates along with it. These vibrations are subsequently transferred to any surface the studio monitors are resting on. That includes your desk, and once the desk gets moving, it’s likely to have a resonant frequency or two. This transforms your desk into something of a crappy studio monitor in its own right. This will most certainly lead to louder, inaccurate bass response in your studio.
That might even sound cool to you, at first. But the fact is that this resonance results in an inaccurate portrayal of your mixing work in the worst of all possible places—your studio! A recording might sound great in your studio sans isolation pads. But it will render thin and without much bottom-end when played on other audio systems.
The ISPD-4 Monitor Isolation Pads are the solution to this problem. While admittedly low-tech, they’re an important component to creating honest, accurate, pro-level mixes. And they’re here, for you, included with your purchase of studio monitors from shop.presonus.com.
A word about our refurbished products: Hardware from shop.presonus.com has been fully tested, includes our one-year warranty, and isn’t missing any parts, documentation, or cabling like you might find from other manufacturer’s “B-Stock” items. This stuff is good as new, guaranteed. We call it B+ stock.
Eligible product families for this offer include:
Yeah, Temblor, the subwoofers. While not recommended for use with the monitor pads, we figure some of you out there already have monitors, but no sub or iso pads, and we didn’t want to leave you out.
PreSonus E44 and E66 MTM Studio Monitors:
While MTM technically stands for “Midwoofer—Tweeter—Midwoofer,” you ought to know that they’re good from Mixing-To-Mastering. The MTM speaker configuration allows the MTM studio monitors to deliver the widest stereo field available in their class. You get a more consistent listening experience from varied listening perspectives. They’re also louder than they look, since the combined signal of the two relatively small drivers propagates forward like a single waveform. This mutual coupling provides a highly dynamic output in a compact footprint. And if footprint’s not an issue, mount them horizontally. We’ve designed them to sound just as good in either configuration.
Check out this video from A-list producer Chaka Blackmon. He relies on the Eris E66s for his daily grind.
PreSonus R-series R80 and R60 AMT Studio Monitors:
The R-series contrasts from the MTMs in a couple ways. While the singular woofer approach is a more traditional, the Air Motion Transformer (AMT) tweeter is the star of the show. At the core of AMT is the astonishingly thin (< 0.01 mm!) Kapton® membrane voice coil, which moves at the same instant as the current that drives it, with no dampening applied to negatively affect the tweeter’s transient response time.
As a result, the R-Series faithfully reproduce the highest frequencies that can be heard by the human ear—and the vast majority of human microphones. The sonic result is a greater sense of air, space, and imaging that is characteristic of audiophile recordings and off-the-charts transient response. Furthermore, the AMT’s design inherently offers 8 to 13 times the projection area of a typical dome tweeter. This widens the stereo image considerably, while keeping problematic vertical dispersion in check. Consequently, the R80s sound consistent regardless of what room you place them in; a versatile choice for audio recording studios and post-production.
Here’s Mike White on the R-series.
Finally, both the R-series and the MTMs offer all the Acoustic Space tuning and connectivity options you’d ever need, and include RCA, 1/4″, and XLR inputs.
Chennai, South India’s Earth Moments continues to produce exceptionally high-quality sample collections of instruments from across the globe. They’re also quite prolific—at the time of this writing, there are no fewer than nine different Earth Moments products available in our online shop. Many of their recordings are recorded in the field using warm Neve and SSL preamps and Neumann vintage tube mics—and all are recorded to a click track, so syncing them to your projects won’t be an issue. Furthermore, all samples are royalty-free, so you can use them in whatever you like, including commercial endeavors.
Are you getting a little burned out on bass, guitar, and drums? Need some special flavor for that short film score you’re working on? It could be that a little bit of Celtic Harp or Arabic Percussion is exactly what you need. And if your EDM mixes are starting to sound a little stale, Dubstep India is sure to make your tracks stand out from your competition. The full roster of Earth Moments Add-ons available at this discounted price includes:
The last 3 mentioned above are also available in the Pure India bundle—you can save a little more if you buy all three together.
And this one is out of this world–see what we did there? Save 15% instantly when you buy a StudioLive CS18AI during the month of July!
Equipped with 100 mm, touch-sensitive, widely popular motorized faders and AVB networking, the StudioLive CS18AI control surface provides a compact, intuitive mixing solution for PreSonus StudioLive RM16AI and RM32AI rack-mount digital mixers and Studio One 3. The CS18AI connects to your network with a CAT5e or CAT6 Ethernet cable, eliminating the need for cumbersome analog or digital snakes and stage boxes, and offers a host of other useful features. It adds up to a powerful mix control system with a fast, intuitive workflow and the latest networking technology.
“Our StudioLive Active Integration mixing systems are the only solutions that allow you to customize your mixing experience to fit your individual needs. With a StudioLive RM as the mix core, you can choose to work with physical motorized faders, portable wireless iPad, a large Windows 8 touch screen, or a combination of them all.”
—Ray Tantzen, PreSonus Senior Product Manager
Take a detailed look at the CS18AI with Rick Naqvi here!
For July 2016 only, we’re offering 20% off of some accessories our online store over at shop.presonus.com, including Dante Cards! This sale includes everything in the “Mixer Accessories” category. Dust covers, headphones, power cables, WiFi dongles, iPad stands, the PRM-1 Measurement Mic and more are all receiving significant markdowns on their already-low prices. And while these are good deals all around, the real stars of the show may be the Dante and AVB cards, which offer savings of up to $120!
Curious about adding Dante or AVB to your StudioLive AI Console mixer but not sure why you need to make the switch? Read on.
The SL-Dante-MIX option card enables any StudioLive AI-series or StudioLive RM-series mixer to join a standard Dante network. The card houses two Ethernet connections for redundant Dante audio networking, recording and remote control via UC Surface. Next, the I/O consists of one S/PDIF output, and two FireWire 800 connections for continuously bi-directional recording and playback. Finally, you can create a complete, networked audio system using a standard gigabit Ethernet switch and Audinate’s Dante digital-media networking technology. Also, you get no-hassle, true plug-and-play digital audio networking.
The PreSonus SL-AVB-MIX AVB option card for StudioLive AI mixers lets you connect your AI console to an RM AI rackmount mixer for rock-solid, low-latency audio networking and control. Tweak the onstage RM mixer’s XMAX mic pres directly from FoH. All StudioLive RM mixers include the AVB card, and a simple firmware update turns on this cool feature. Tired of lugging around heavy reels of copper snake? Know that audio networking is the easy, cost-effective way to connect your audio gear. Also, compared with other networked stage boxes, the RM mixer expands your mix system, giving you a dedicated monitor mixer complete with its own Fat Channel processing and effects, independent of what you’re using at front of house. Finally shed the snake with the PreSonus SL-AVB-MIX AVB option card.
If you’re looking to add some acoustic instruments to your mix, this bundle has you covered... You get four instruments with this bundle which include banjo, mandolin, acoustic fingerstyle guitar and the ukulele samples recorded by Brad Newell, Neil Zaza, and David Doucet. Also included are additional samples for open strings, hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, and left-hand and right-hand fingering control. This bundle plays nice with Notion 5.1 or later and Progression 3 or later.
Not a Notion user? Well Notion 5 is on sale for the month of July 50% off! Click here to learn more about this offer!