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Video Series: How To Step Up Your Music Practice

John Mlynczak, PreSonus Education Market Manager, is is the kind of guy who leads by example. He recently produced this incredible nine-part video series focusing on using the AudioBox Studio, AudioBox Stereo, or AudioBox Music Creation Suite with a pair of Eris studio monitors to make practicing at home more efficient. Consider these tips “best practices” for your practices. Feel free to share your success or any new ideas!

While John’s videos were designed for music educators, fact is these tips are applicable to darn near anyone who wants to get some music made. If you’re a kid just starting out, or a home-recording vet just looking to dust off the rudiments, chances are you’ll find something of value here.

For more in PreSonus in music education, visit http://musiced.presonus.com

 

PreSonus AudioBox iOne / iTwo Quick Start Guides [Video]

Ready to get rolling with your new iOne / iTwo interface? Learn everything you need to know in this six-part video Quick Start Guide!

Unboxing and Registering Online:

Interface Overview:

Mac Computers:

Windows Computers:

iPad Connectivity:

Introduction to Studio One Artist:

 

Interested in learning more about the iOne and iTwo? Click here.

Music Creation Suite Overview

The PreSonus Music Creation Suite recording kit is a complete solution for classrooms, school labs, churches, and home studios! This special all-PreSonus system combines an AudioBox USB interface with Studio One Artist music-production software, Notion music-notation and composition software, the PS49 USB MIDI keyboard, HD3 monitoring headphones, an M7 large-diaphragm condenser microphone, a free Nimbit account, a powered USB hub, and all necessary cables and mounts.

To find a dealer in the USA, click here.
To find a distributor outside the USA, click here.

Mid-May Promo Wrap-up: Save on PreSonus gear!

We’ve got a metric tonne of cool deals going on, and we figured we’d give y’all a little reminder of our current offerings. Click any of the links below to get more info and take advantage of these deals—while you still can, of course!

 

 

 

Save $30 on the AudioBox USB until June 30, 2014!

[UPDATE: This offer has been extended to June 30, 2014!]

We live in a world with a million free VST plug-ins, a quarter million amp companies, racks and stacks of dusty vintage gear with true-analog vintage mojo, and new gear from hundreds of manufacturers popping up every month. For the budget-minded recordist, it can be a lot to take it at once, and settling on the right gear can sometimes be more work than making a record itself. With so many people asking so many questions about the “right” way to record, it’s a wonder Google hasn’t broken yet.

Searches for “how do I record X” often return a stormy HTML sea of online audio recording punditry. Amidst the results, however, one often finds a familiar refrain that goes something like this:

  • You don’t need that many mics
  • Simpler is better
  • Less is more

The spirit of “Less is more,” in this case, applies to both the AudioBox USB design mindset and money. Because until June 30, 2014, we’re offering $30 off of the AudioBox USB. (US Pricing, offer may vary in your local market, please check with your local distributor) There’s no rebate paperwork, no waiting period, and no searching under the front seat of the car for the receipt that you lost. Just lower prices on the AudioBox USB, the world over.

The trusty, sturdy AudioBox USB is aimed squarely at the back-to-basics recording mindset. You get two 1/4″ XLR combo jacks, ideal for recording guitar and vocals simultaneously, MIDI in and Out, Main Outs for your monitor speakers, and a headphone out. Keeping things simple also means keeping them small, and the AudioBox USB will slip right into most any laptop case for recording on the go. Furthermore, it’s USB bus-powered, which means you don’t have to worry about pesky dead batteries or AC power cables mucking up your session.

Want to record a coffeeshop gig without lugging a mixer around? Want to record a solo acoustic guitar performance from the top of a tree? Want to record an impromtu jam session while riding the bus? The AudioBox USB makes all of these ideas possible.

It also works on your ideas.

 

Laurel Mountain Elementary Wins Competition

Congratulations to Sara Power, music instructor at  Laurel Mountain Elementary school. She just won the National Association of Music Education’s “Music In Our Schools”Monthly competition! PreSonus is proud to sponsor this award with an AudioBox Stereo, so Sara can record all of her students’ great performances!

 

The Laurel Mountain Elementary Music Program, directed by Sara Power and Joan Marshall, serves grades K-5. Laurel Mountain is a school for talent development where everyone is a learner, teacher, decision-maker, and contributor.

New Coverage from Musikmesse 2014! (VIDEO)

This just in from the globetrotting portion of our crew that spent some quality time at Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany, last week. We saw a lot of old friends, shook the hands of new friends, and shot some admittedly shakey-cam videos. But hey, that’s “from the trenches,” right? it’s just like being there!

Featured in this trifecta of Cinéma vérité are the Monitor Station V2, the Music Creation Suite, the Sceptre monitors, and—perhaps most important—our incredible #GetYourHooksIn contest. Click around the video below to get all the details.

We apologize in advance for the poor audio quality.

David “5aint” Gledhill on the #GetYourHooksIn contest:

PreSonus StudioLive 32.4.2AI Wins MIPA 2014

Music Creation Suite:

Introducing The Monitor Station V2:

Dave Bryce on the Sceptre Monitors:

5aint and Luke Mourinet talk Studio One at Musikmesse 2014:

Save $50 on the AudioBox Studio until May 31!

This instant rebate allows you to save $50 when you buy an AudioBox Studio—an everything-in-one-box recording solution for budget-minded and mobile recordists alike. Here’s what you get: An AudioBox USB 2-channel recording interface, HD7 headphones, M7 condenser microphone, and Studio One Artist. All you need to supply is creativity.

Portability is the name of the game here, as the AudioBox USB is bus powered, meaning no fumbling around with dorky old wall warts, and no recording sessions will be sacrificed to the dead battery gods.

The M7 large-diaphragm condenser mic is ideally suited for vocals and acoustic instruments, but you can put it in front of pretty well anything and confidently expect great results. The HD7 headphones allow you to monitor and mix your tracks with clarity and style.

Last but most, Studio One Artist is the award-winning DAW that offers unlimited tracks, sterling audio quality, and an intuitive drag-and-drop user interface. It will leave you wondering how people ever made music any other way back in the dark ages of 2009.

This offer is available globally and instantaneously, and there are no receipts to wrangle or forms to fill out.

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“The Comforter,” by Ian Ethan (Video)

Here’s innovative and versatile PreSonus Artist Ian Ethan, performing “The Comforter” in his inimitable style on an 18-string acoustic doubleneck. Ian employs a lot of extended technique and looping to great effect. This is just one man and a doubleneck guitar, but it sounds like two guitars and a drum! Regarding the recording of this work, Ian says:

“I recorded this on-location at Ceaser Photography with my FireStudio Project and a laptop, as usual – a super easy and effective portable rig. I think it may be  my best recorded double-neck sound to date, even compared to stuff I’ve recorded in big high-end studios. I’m in the middle of recording my new album as well, at home, using a daisy-chained Firestudio Mobile and FireStudio 2626 to capture all of the live loop signals as well as the various pickup and internal mic outputs from my doubleneck, along with the external mics—a Royer 121 ribbon and Miktek CV4 tube condenser. I’m thrilled with how it’s sounding so far!”

IDJNOW shoots PreSonus Music Creation Suite, StudioLive 16.4.2AI, and AudioBox Stereo (Video)

IDJNOW was kind enough to swing by our brand spankin’ new trade show booth at NAMM this year, where they monopolized Matt Conrad and filmed him for no fewer than three videos on our new Music Creation Suite, the StudioLive 16.4.2AI, and the also-new AudioBox Stereo.

Music Creation Suite:

StudioLive 16.4.2AI:

AudioBox Stereo: