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PreSonus Interface Comparison Chart

This might come in handy if you’re in the market for a new recording interface. Click the image below to download a convenient PDF to get a convenient at-a-glance look at I/O, sampling rates, connectivity methods, and more. Enjoy!

 

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The Studio 192, Eris E44 MTM monitors, Studio One and Thou

Baton Rouge-based Thou—winners of Pitchfork’s Metal Record of the Year in 2014—recently took a Studio 192 on the road to record rehearsal sessions and demos for a forthcoming full-length.

Opportunities for collaborative songwriting had become more difficult for the band, as their members have scattered across the country. They typically only get together for tours and shows, making songwriting and recording opportunities somewhat scarce.

Not anymore. Recording straight into Studio One via the Studio 192 allowed the band to write and record in whatever impromptu spaces their tour found them in. Josh Nee (Drums) took recordings home to edit and mix demos for the record after returning from their most recent tour. The full-length, Magus, is on its way.

Learn more:

StudioLive 32 Overview

 

The StudioLive 32 has arrived: Digital Mixing Redefined. Again.

Learn more at presonus.com/products/StudioLive-32

New Lower Prices on AudioBox VSL Interfaces

vsl_lo_price_600x600_6-15-16_nee01Our previous rebate offering of the AudioBox VSL interfaces proved so popular that we decided to just up and slash the prices for good. While the exact dollar amount will vary by region, expect to pay up to a whopping 20% less today than you would have just a short time ago.

All members of the AudioBox VSL family sport USB connectivity, high headroom, low noise XMAX preamps, sampling rates of up to 96k, and Studio One 3 Artist. The 22VSL and 44VSL give you high-quality audio in a portable profile, and the 1818VSL is rack-mountable and expandable to up to 18 inputs via ADAT. All of these guys also offer MIDI I/O.

They’re great workhorse interfaces, ideal for either home studio rigs or mobile recording.

US Dealers carrying AR Mixers and AIR Loudspeakers

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Select dealers in the USA have received shipments of StudioLive AR Mixers and AIR Loudspeakers. Find the dealer closest to you via the table below and reach out to them for an in-person demo!

 

State City Dealer Address Zip Phone
Alabama Birmingham EatMyBeats 4755 Jug Factory Road 35404 205.758.9119
Alabama Montgomery Bailey Brothers Music Company 231 East Jefferson 36104 334.262.7827
Alabama Birmingham Bailey Brothers Music Company 1006 20th Street South 35205 205.714.7827
Arizona Sedona MIDI Store 40 W. Cortez Dr #3 86351 928.284.1619
California Sacramento Skip’s Music 2740 Auburn Blvd. 95821 916.484.7575
California Elk Grove Skip’s Music 9660 Elk Grove.Florin Rd 95624 916.686.5666
California San Diego Pitbull Audio 300 W. 28th Street Suite: 101 91950 619.434.3121
California Santa Rosa Bananas At Large 531 College Ave 95404 888.900.1959
California San Rafael Bananas At Large 1504 4th Street 94901 888.900.1959
Colorado Colorado Springs Pro Sound Music Center 2235 Academy Place 80909 866.539.2680
Florida Panama City Leitz Music 508 Harrison Ave 32401 850.769.0111
Florida Fort Walton Beach Leitz Music 650 North Beal Parkway 32547 850.863.1099
Florida Jacksonville George’s Music 8151 Blanding Blvd. 32244 904.270.2220
Florida Jacksonville Beach George’s Music 912 S. 3rd Street 32250 904.270.2220
Georgia Augusta Portman’s Music 4020 Washington Rd 30907 706.738.1651
Georgia Savannah Portman’s Music 7650 Abercorn St. 31406 912.354.1500
Hawaii Honolulu Easy Music Center 1314 S King St 96814 808.591.0999
Hawaii Kapolei Easy Music Center 563 Farrington Hwy 96814 808.356.3840
Illinois Moline West Music 4305 44th Ave 61265 309.764.9300
Indiana Fort Wayne Sweetwater 5501 US Highway 30 W 46818 800.222.4700
Iowa Coralville West Music 1212 5th St. 52241 319.351.2000
Iowa Marion West Music 1398 Twixt Town Rd. 52302 319.377.9100
Iowa Cedar Falls West Music 6322 University Ave 50613 319.277.1000
Iowa Des Moines Rieman Music Unlimited 4420 E Broadway 50317 515.262.0365
Iowa Des Moines UpTempo Music 2114 Beaver Ave 50310 515.277.0145
Iowa Clinton Tegeler Music 101 S. 2nd St 52732 563.242.1234
Maryland Wheaton Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center 11151 Viers Mill Road 20902 301.946.2300
Missouri Lebanon Morgan Music 689 N Washington Ave 65536 417.588.1970
Montana Bozeman Music Villa 539 E. Main 59715 406.587.4761
Nebraska Omaha Dietze Music House 13015 W Center Rd Ste A.1B 68144 402.333.1535
Nebraska Lincoln Dietze Music House 5555 S. 48th St. 68516 402.333.1535
New Hampshire Manchester Manchester Music Mill 329 Elm Street 03101 603.623.8022
New Jersey Pleasantville Pleasantville Music Shoppe 15 E Black Horse Pike 08232 609.641.4600
New York Middletown Alto Music 180 Carpenter Ave. 10940 845.692.6922
New York Wappingers Falls Alto Music 1176 US RT 9 12590 845.297.0011
New York Airmont Alto Music 329 Route 59 10952 845.352.6717
North Carolina Washington PC Sound 1826 West 5th Street 27889 252.946.6100
North Carolina Greenville PC Sound 420 E. Arlington Blvd., Ste E 27858 252.353.6101
Pennsylvania North Wales George’s Music 1218 Welsh Rd. Suite H 19454 215.412.4400
Pennsylvania Williamsport Robert M. Sides Family Music Center 201 Mullberry Street 17701 570.326.2094
Texas Dallas ChurchPlant.com 607.542.9156
Tennesse Memphis Yarbrough’s Music 6122 Macon Rd 38134 901.761.0414
Texas Longview Mundt Music 2312 Judson Road 75605 903.758.8872
Texas Tyler Mundt Music 3532 South Broadway Ave 75701 903.561.8828
Utah Salt Lake City Performance Audio 2456 S. West Temple 84115 800.771.8330
Virginia Gloucester Winter Sound 1714 George Washington Memorial Hwy. 23062 804.642.6434
Washington Richland Ted Brown Music 2600 N. Columbia Center Blvd Ste 102 99352 509.783.3481
Washington Silverdale Ted Brown Music 3276 NW Plaza Rd #103 98383 360.692.4199
Washington Yakima Ted Brown Music 2612.B W Nob Hill Blvd 98902 509.248.6015
Washington Tacoma Ted Brown Music 6228 Tacoma Mall Blvd 98409 253.272.3211
Wisconsin Madison Full Compass Systems 9770 Silicon Prairie Pkwy 53593 800.356.5844
Wisconsin Franklin Kraft Music 4659A W. Basswood Drive Docks 3-4 53132 414.858.4002
Wisconsin Appleton Pixel Pro Audio 601 W COLLEGE AVE 54911 855.269.0474

 

Important Software Update for AudioBox Interfaces

uc_surface_600x600The Universal Control 1.8 update is now available and is strongly recommended for all AudioBox interfaces. The new update adds:

  • AudioBox Series interface support, including new Windows driver and firmware updates for AudioBox VSL and i-Series
  • A standalone uninstaller script for Mac that uninstalls classic Universal Control, Universal Control-AI, and AudioBox VSL software and drivers
  • An installer package that cleans up removes installs more efficiently on Mac and Windows
  • A Read Me in the Mac OS X installer
  • Improved buffer and Safe Mode management for AudioBox interfaces
  • Improved firmware update stability for AudioBox 1818VSL with Mac OS X

Universal Control 1.8 also is recommended for PreSonus Studio 192 and 192 Mobile interfaces and StudioLive AI and StudioLive RM mixers. It adds:

  • Completely resizable UC Surface window
  • A new name! Universal Control AI 1.6 is now Universal Control 1.8.

Owners of StudioLive Classic mixers and FireStudio-series interfaces should use Universal Control 1.74. Universal Control 1.74 and 1.8 may be co-installed to use products supported by each.

 

Back To School Sale: Eris 4.5 Monitors and iTwo Studio–Save $25!

back2school_600x600_6-13-16_nee01It’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.

The Eris 4.5 Monitors may be the little brother of the award winning Eris family, but so was Michael Jackson. Check out the whole review of the Eris 4.5 from MusicTech Magazine but this is the gist:

“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!”

-MusicTech.net

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!

This offer is available only in the US–Click here to find your local dealer!



Get a limited-edition AudioBox iOne Platinum for just $69.95

ione_platinum_600x600_5-31-16_RR02Are you the sort of singer/songwriter who wants an AudioBox that matches that nice brushed aluminum look of your laptop perfectly? Look no farther than the AudioBox iOne Platinum—a limited-edition run of our most portable of portable interfaces. And ONLY in June of 2016, these gorgeous li’l units are down from $99 to $69. 

The AudioBox iOne allows you directly record an instrument of choice and a single XLR microphone simultaneously, which is what makes ideal for the singing guitarist crowd. Just connect your guitar to the 1/4″ input on the front, your mic to the XLR port on the front, and connect the AudioBox to your computer via USB. Using the included Studio One 3 Artist software, you’ll be up and running and demoing your next (or first) hit in a matter of minutes.

And to keep things extra-portable, you can also record via the iOne to your iPad running the included Capture Duo software. Capture files can be wirelessly transmitted to your main workstation and opened up for editing in Studio One. All told, everything you need to record a song will fit in a shoebox.

Not that we recommend keeping it in a shoebox. Be nice to it, it’s shiny.

 

 

Free Faderport with Purchase of Studio 192

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The new Studio 192 has been enjoying rave reviews of late, but we’ve found a way to make it even better—by adding free stuff! If you’re looking to upgrade your recording interface to a Studio 192, you’ll be upgrading your workflow as well, as we’re offering a free FaderPort with purchases of the Studio 192 for a limited time.

The FaderPort is a mainstay of the PreSonus line, and has remained one of our best-selling items since we introduced it. You get intuitive, motorized fader control of Studio One of your DAW of choice in a tiny desktop footprint that doesn’t eat up your valuable, ever-decreasing desktop space. Once you’ve tried a FaderPort, there’s NO going back to mix-by-mouse. A FaderPort will usually set you back around $129 USD, but with this deal you get the following for FREE:

  • Motorized fader for controlling track levels and writing automation tracks
  • Transport control and Mark functionality
  • Mute, Solo, and Record control
  • Channel selection and navigation
  • Customizable key mappings

Interested? Find a dealer in your area and take home a Studio 192 and FaderPort. This combo can’t disappoint.

Click here to get the required rebate form.

Note that the Studio 192 Mobile is not eligible for this offer.



UPDATE 5/29/16—Instant Rebates on all AudioBox VSL Interfaces Until July 31, 2016!

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We’re offering discounts of up to 20% discounts on the award-winning PreSonus AudioBox VSL family of recording interfaces.

All members of the AudioBox VSL family sport USB connectivity, high headroom, low noise XMAX preamps, sampling rates of up to 96k, and Studio One 3 Artist. The 22VSL and 44VSL give you high-quality audio in a portable profile, and the 1818VSL is rack-mountable and expandable to up to 18 inputs via ADAT. All of these guys also offer MIDI I/O.

These instant rebates are easy price drops at the register and require no paperwork, proofs of purchase, or wait times to get your money back. Just take a chunk of change off the price.