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Paul Drew from DWB Music Ltd Shares on his Experience with Studio One 3.2

Paul Drew is the D of DWB Music Ltd/ DWB MIXING. The DWB Music team have sold in excess of 50 million records and have worked with a plethora of artists from around the globe. Here Paul discusses the ease of transition from Pro Tools to Studio One 3.2 and the speed of the workflow with the DAW.

Paul is also a member of the Studio One Expert team where he shares his tips and tricks with thousands of users. Paul states, “As a long term Pro Tools user I’m finding this DAW really inspiring to work on. With Studio One my workflow has been refined, I’m excited and inspired every morning I travel in to the studio.”

 

If you’ve been holding off on crossing over to the most quickly-growing DAW on the planet, there’s never been a better time than now! Save $50 to crossgrade until April 30! –See more here!

Learn more about StudioOne 3.2 and try Studio One for FREE here!

New Earth Moments add-ons Available for Studio One

Earth Moments is a team of producers, musicians, and engineers based in Chennai, South India. They offer world-class high-quality sample collections of instruments that you just can’t find from anyone else. We’re proud to partner with them, and equally proud to announce that there are five new Earth Moments sample packs available for Studio One! If you’re getting a little tired of bass, guitar, and drums then you will definitely want to check these out. Check out the descriptions below—and further below, we’ve got a couple videos on the making of the Laya Project, as well as audio demos!

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EaAddOnBoxes1024x1024_EarthMomentsContent_HamsaArabicPercussionrthMoments Hamsa – Arabic Percussion: 300+ samples of traditional and nontraditional ethnic and Oriental grooves and beats from various countries such as Morocco, Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, Yemen, Israel and Greece. The samples are divided by instrument AND performance style, and includes percussion instruments like the Darbuka, Doholla, and Rick, performed in no less than seven styles.

AddOnBoxes1024x1024_EarthMomentsContent_LayaProjectEarthMoments Laya Project – Producer Collection: An exceptionally high quality bundle of rare recordings from the award-winning production Laya Project, a journey of music and visual discovery through six countries affected by the 2004 tsunami. Contains authentic and organic folk instruments and vocals, recorded in the remote villages of Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, India, Sri Lanka and Maldives using warm Neve and SSL preamps.

AddOnBoxes1024x1024_EarthMomentsContent_OrientalOrchestraEarthMoments Oriental Orchestra – Producer Bundle: An unmatched, top-end quality bundle of live strings recordings recorded in world-class studios around the world using warm Neve and SSL preamps and Neumann vintage tube mics. Recorded on metronome clicks, the live strings – without any keyboards or digital inputs—link to the rules of western music, allowing music producers coming from any style or genre to easily use these complex orchestral lines in their music. Oriental Orchestra Bundle contains 3 types of string sections: Quartet, Octet and Ensemble.

AddOnBoxes1024x1024_EarthMomentsContent_TribalVocalsFXEarthMoments Tribal Vocals FX: An amazing pack of tribal vocals FX from the Indian Ocean countries such as: India, Indonesia, Reunion, Madagascar, Mauritius, Balkan and the middle east. This unique package presents a mix of west and east, acoustic and digital, and organic and synthetic—pasted and processed to fit perfectly in electro, tech, dubstep, trap, drum and bass, house, or any production that needs that extra spice.

AddOnBoxes1024x1024_EarthMomentsContent_CelticMomentsEarthMoments World String Series – Celtic Harp Bundle: The Celtic Harp, also known as folk harp, is an ancient instrument that dates back over 4000 years. While the Celtic Harp brings to mind the Celtic green isles that have influenced Celtic culture and music through the centuries, the harp developed in many variations in Africa, Europe, North and South America and Asia. Traditionally a popular instrument with medieval bards and troubadours, classical music composers through the ages have been inspired to create music that does true justice to the harp’s spectacular range of sound and tones.
Click below to hear audio demos of these samples:


Check out these videos on the making of the Laya Project:

And here’s the audio demos

Pete Stewart on Leaving Pro Tools behind for Studio One 3.2

Grammy-winning music producer, engineer and songwriter Pete Stewart with Fourth Wall Music Production has over a decade of experience in the industry and a trophy case of awards. Here Pete shares about his frustrations with Pro Tools and why he chose to try Studio One for free for 30 days. After the trial he was hooked and his workflow has never been the same. Now with 3.2, it keeps getting better.

 

If you’ve been holding off on crossing over to the most quickly-growing DAW on the planet, there’s never been a better time than now! Save $50 to crossgrade until April 30! – See more HERE!

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Learn more about StudioOne 3.2 and try Studio One for FREE here!

Get in on FREE Studio One Training at IMSTA FESTA: Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Chicago

IMSTA-FESTA-2016Looking to get up to speed on the latest tips ‘n’ tricks in Studio One? If you live in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, or Chicago, come on by IMSTA FESTA and learn from the best! You’ll have the chance to learn from longtime PreSonus regulars like: KATFYR, Johnny Geib, Marcus Huyskens, and David Vignola. Click here to register.

KATFYR: All-around bad-to-the-bone EDM producer, DJ, songwriter, and longtime Studio One advocate. KATFYR has done some NAMM demos for us over the years and has had some hits over on BeatPort that he produced in Studio One.

Johnny Geib: Anyone who has even skimmed our forum at one point or another over the past decade has probably learned something from Johnny Geib. Johnny is one of our longest-running and most vocal advocates, and a good friend. When not doling out seasoned answers to forum newcomers (and vets), Johnny runs HomeStudioTrainer.com, where he doles out even MORE answers.

Marcus Huyskens: An editor at Studio One Expert and Producer/Mixer/Engineer at Bad Cat Media Group, Marcus is a freelance Sound Recordist & Mixer for music, television, films, and web. Marcus also has an extensive knowledge of Pro Tools for those using both or making the switch to Studio One, and has created amazing training videos for Studio One Expert and specializes in advanced audio editing techniques for Studio One.

David Vignola: The Main Man behind Vision Recording Studios, where he has been a professional audio mixing and mastering engineer for over 15 years. He specializes in an “in-the-box” workflow that yields warm, analog-like results. Don’t believe it? Listen for yourself here. He’s also responsible for Home Recording Made Easy, where he has tons of great training videos for Studio One.

Click here to visit www.imsta.org, where you can learn more info and sign up! Hurry, space is limited—be sure to get your seat ahead of time.

  • Los Angeles: May 14. Presenter: KATFYR
  • Chicago: July 23. Presenter: Johnny Geib
  • New York: Sept. 24. Presenter: David Vignola
  • Toronto: Oct. 15. Presenter: Marcus Huyskens

 

 

 

 

Studio One for Pro Tools Users: a 12-Part Series

Russ Hughes, creator of the “Expert” sites for both Pro Tools and Studio One, has created a series of videos to help Pro Tools customers get up and running fast with Studio One. He covers everything from you need to know from the ground level, including Getting Started and Audio Set up, all the way to Event FX, Stem Exports, and Bouncing. And don’t forget—Studio One lets you use those familiar Pro Tools key commands!

Check out the video series in its entirety below.

 

Also, it just so happens that we’re offering a significant discount on crossgrades to Studio One in the month of April. If you own a qualifying DAW, you can save a bundle. Click here to find out how much you could save! 

 

 

Aris Archontis Testimony and Demo of Studio One 3.2

Los Angeles based producer and songwriter Aris Archontis switched to Studio One 3.2 a year ago after finding himself unsatisfied with the DAWs he was using. Here Aris shares a quick demo highlighting the ease and flow of Studio One and some of his favorite features.

 

If you’ve been holding off on crossing over to the most quickly-growing DAW on the planet, there’s never been a better time than now! Save $50 to crossgrade until April 30! See more HERE!

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Mixing and Sound Engineer Jonas Westling on Studio One 3.2

Grammy nominated, London based Mixing and Sound Engineer Jonas Westling has worked with artists like Lady Gaga and Paul McCartney. Even with his success, his DAW was missing something. Westling has found everything he was looking for and more with Studio One 3.2. Here he chats about some of his favorite features including the Smart Tool, the Trim Automation Tool, the Console Shaper and overall quality Studio One offers.

 

If you’re ready for a change like Jonas was crossgrade to Studio One 3 Professional before April 30 and save $50! Learn more about the promo HERE!

  • For more on Studio One 3.2, click here.
  • For more on Jonas Westling, click here.
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Monthly Add-on Deals Start Today—Acoustic Drum Loops 30% off!

We’ve decided that we’re going to be doing monthly add-on deals over at shop.presonus.com. And the very first monthly deal is on our Acoustic Drum Loops.

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These high-quality drum loops are suitable for both rhythmic inspiration for that new song you’re writing as well as for use in a finished work. They were recorded live with world-class microphones in Nashville, Tennesee’s Downtown Batterie by acclaimed session drummer Tony Morra.

Styles included in all Acoustic Drum Loop packages include:

  • Acoustic/Earthy (five styles)
  • Blues/Reggae (three styles)
  • Country (three styles)
  • Jazz (five styles)
  • Metal (four styles)
  • R&B/Funk (nine styles)
  • Rock/Pop (eight styles)

Each style is an entire library of matching loops that can be arranged to fit any song form, just as a real drummer would play them, and includes individual loops for intros, verses, bridges, choruses, fills, endings, and alternate grooves. All loops were recorded at 24-bit / 44kHz and support time stretch.

Here’s a breakdown on the three packages:

  • Acoustic Drum Loops Vol. 2 – Stereo: stereo mixes of killer drum loops in varying styles.
  • Acoustic Drum Loops Pro: Multitrack versions of the above. Separate tracks for kick, snare, hi-hat, toms, overhead mics, room mics, and ambient mics. BONUS: also includes multitrack loops from some of Volume 1’s best beats!
  • Acoustic Drum Loops Complete: All of the above.

Note: All of these loops require PreSonus Studio One version 2.6.4 or higher. Prime, Artist, Producer, or Professional.

Click here to shop at the PreSonus online store.

 



 

Crossgrade to Studio One 3 Professional Before April 30, 2016 and Save Fifty Bucks

so3_crossgrades_600x600_2-22-16_nee01We’ve been hearing a lot of nice things from folks who have made the switch from their old DAW to Studio One 3. I could talk more about that, but I’ll let this YouTube video do the talking instead.

Interested? If you’ve been holding off on crossing over to the most quickly-growing DAW on the planet, there’s never been a better time than now! If you own a DAW from the qualifying list below, you’re entitled to the discount. All you need to do is provide a copy of the UPC code or original purchase receipt for the “other DAW” in an email to crossgrade@presonus.com.

Upon approval, you will be issued a coupon code, which you can then use to purchase Studio One Professional for the limited-time Crossgrade price of $249 USD—down $50 from the typical $299 price. Kindly allow up to 24 hours for the coupon code to be issued Monday through Friday. If requested on a weekend, the request will be handled the following Monday.

Qualifying DAWs include:

  • Cubase 5 or higher
  • Pro Tools 9 or higher
  • Nuendo 5 or higher
  • Logic 9, X
  • Sonar X2 or higher
  • Live 8 or higher
  • Digital Performer 7 or higher
  • Acid Pro 6 or higher
  • Reason 6 or higher
  • Reaper 4 or higher
  • Samplitude 9 or higher
  • Mixcraft Pro 6 or higher
  • FL Studio 11 or higher
  • Notion 5 or higher
  • Bitwig Studio

Of course, I can’t forget this bonus: for those of you considering making the switch from Pro Tools, here’s a set of ELEVEN videos from Russ Hughes at Studio One Expert covering the best ways to make the transition from Pro Tools to Studio One.



Justin Bryant on Studio One 3.2

Justin Bryant of Big Picture Music has worked with the BBC, Audi, Fiat, the Discovery Channel and lots of other commercial music projects. Bryant shares about his switch from Pro Tools to Studio One 3 and some of his favorite features about the DAW.

For more on Studio One 3.2, click here: http://studioone.presonus.com

 

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