PreSonus Symphonic Orchestra is more than just another sample library. It combines a complete symphonic orchestra instrument library with ready-to-use Studio One Musicloops for lightning-fast arranging and production in an attractively-priced bundle. The instruments not only comprise a full symphony orchestra, but also a contemporary strings library that has a different ambient character to choose from. More than 1,200 Musicloops allow for creating full arrangements on the fly while retaining complete control over tempo, key, chords and sound character. Tight integration with Studio One makes production work fun again. PreSonus Symphonic Orchestra is compatible with Studio One Prime, Artist and Professional (version 3.3.4 or higher), making it an ideal combination for aspiring composers and arrangers, as well as anyone learning or teaching music theory.
With more than 1,200 royalty-free loops from 29 unique Construction Kits, PreSonus Symphonic Orchestra is a powerful composition and arranging tool even for someone who doesn’t have classical training or doesn’t play a keyboard instrument. Produced by professional orchestral composers, these Construction Kits cover a wide range of styles and instrument arrangements: Classical, Soundtrack, Jazz, Pop, Hip-Hop, House, Disco, and more.
Three Sound Sets contain PresenceXT instruments, Studio One Musicloops and audio demos.
Classic Orchestra Instruments: Cello, Cello Section, Double Bass Section, Harp, Viola, Viola Section, Violin, Violin Section, French Horn, French Horn Section, Orchestral Tuba, Piccolo Trumpet, Tenor Trombone, Trombone Section, Trumpet, Trumpet Section, Alto Flute, Bass Clarinet, Bass Flute, Bassoon, Clarinet, Clarinet Section, Contrabassoon, English Horn, Flute, Flute Section, Oboe, Piccolo, Classic Choir (multiple articulations and fx), Marimba, Vibraphone, Xylophone, Bamboo-Chimes, Cowbell, Crotales, Glockenspiel, Shellchimes, Triangle, Tubular Bells, Windchimes, Cymbals (Set), Japanese Bowls, Orchestral Gongs, Thai Gongs, Castanets, Claves, Tambourine, Temple Blocks, Gran Cassa, Snare, Timpani, Orchestral Effects (multiple instruments)
Contemporary Strings Instruments: Violin Section, Viola Section, Cello Section, Bass Section, Big String Section ((all: KS and single articulation Presets)
Articulations (availability and mapping varies across instruments)
Strings: Sustained Notes f & p, Con Sordino, Short detaché 2x, Pizzicato 2x, Col Legno 2x, Tremolo f, Tremolo pp, Crescendo, Cresc. Tremolo, Trill, Glissando, Grace Notes, Short chords, Arpeggios.
Brass: Sustained Notes f & p, Staccato 2x, Half & Whole Tone Trill, Crescendo, Runs.
Woodwinds: Sustained Notes f & p, Staccato 2x, Grace Notes.
Percussion: Single Strokes, Tremolo, long/medium/short Cresc., Glissando.
Harp: Glissandi – long, medium, short / major, minor.
[We recently came across a great story—three different producers, all of whom use different DAWs, needed to collaborate on a single project. They decided that Studio One offered them the best of all three worlds, and chose it for their collaborative effort. Details below courtesy of Roger Hooper, Robert Holmes, and George Napier.]
George Napier kicks things off by describing the task at hand, as well as the backgrounds of the collaborators.
“Robert, Roger, and I took a group of 11 executives from a 75-person tech startup into Studio A of Omega Studios for two days of team building. We needed to prepare backing tracks and beds for them to play against. Roger is a film composer, former Logic guy and current Mac-based Cubase user. Robert is a musician and games music composer and a 20 year die hard Digital Performer user who switched to Windows on DP and was not liking the experience,” says George. “I’m a composer/sound designer and a bit of a serial monogamist when it comes to DAWs. I’ve used Studio One since version 1, left it for Logic/Cubase at 2.6, and came back to try it out with the release of 3 (all on Mac). FYI: We all work together on projects for each other’s companies. This particular project was done under Robert’s company ResonantClarity.
Roger Hooper is a longtime Cubase and Logic user who was new to Studio One for this collaboration. His impressions and description of the collaborative workflow follow.
Robert Holmes is a long-time Digital Performer user who made the switch to Studio One after a 20-year commitment to DP. He’s a self-proclaimed “old pop/rock studio guy from LA who ended up doing game scores in the golden age of adventure games.”
“I had one interesting experience where I was mixing, and I was getting lots of crosstalk,” recalls Holmes. “And it was actually very cool from a sonic point of view, but it was making mixing a challenge. That’s when I discovered the Console Shaper had accidentally been activated on the master track somehow and was in Crosstalk mode. So YES, the crosstalk really works if you want that Gold Star Studio Wall of Sound.”Despite a lengthy relationship with Digital Performer, Holmes has taken the plunge and made the switch to Studio One as a result of his experiences in this project.
“I never looked back.”
There’s no rebate forms or any of that mess—just register your CS18AI at my.presonus.com and Studio One Professional will be available in your my.presonus.com account for download!
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!
MVP Loops from Los Angeles are incredibly prolific, and somehow have managed to maintain both quantity and quality in their admirable output. We’re thrilled to have the latest batch of them available for sales on shop.presonus.com. These packs are compatible with any edition of Studio One 3 (Prime, Artist, or Professional), are 100% royalty-free, and include 44.1/24 bit .WAV files and MIDI loops. Most importantly, individual tracks can be mixed and matched to create truly original musical ideas and arrangements.
Here’s what you can expect from these new packs, straight from MVP themselves.
Looking for the new dark trap soulful style that’s sweeping the charts in the style of Tory Lanez? Then you have to check out the Straight Lanez product from MVP Loops! Straight Lanez consists of both construction kits in Audioloops format and Impact kits.
All sounds in the Straight Lanez product have been processed with the highest quality outboard summing gear to give you that punch that can only be found inside of MVP products! From hard hitting drum kits to soaring synth and pad lines, to thunderous low end, to in the pocket current melodies Straight Lanez has what you need.
Trapped Up EDM
MVP Loops presents “Trapped Up EDM”, a collection of 10 straight fire construction kits that blend two of the hottest genres blowing up the airwaves today: EDM and trap. All the elements you need to create some exciting new sounds are all here. 808s, pulsing melodies, vocal effects and much more.
Introducing BANG BANG MVP, a truly unique product for production, beat making and performance. BANG BANG MVP are Urban Kits and Melodic Hits that are nothing less than incredible. 16 incredible kits, played, produced, and developed by Grammy nominated and winning musicians, this product contains 249 total one shots, riffs, samples, loops, and hits that auto-load in Impact that inspire from the jump.
BANG BANG MVP contains smacking drums, and big melodic chops and hits from live bands giving you a unique style used by Jay Z, Kayne West, Just Blaze, Dr. Dre, and many more top-flight producers and artists. It really creates something unique and is perfect for the foundation of your urban or dance productions.
The hits work together so that you can create countless different melodies on the fly, and the sound quality is nothing less than incredible. We’ve processed every sound through the BEST outboard gear, and used the BEST converters on the market to give you that MVP Loops sound you have come to expect!
This product hits hard and cuts through your mix.. .thus the name BANG BANG!
Introducing Modern Melodix. 592 incredible loops, riffs, and instrument samples that auto-load in Impact. No drums here, purely modern melodic sounds ready for any type of music you are trying to produce.
Representing the current sounds that are sweeping the charts Modern Melodix has an incredible combination of acoustic and electric guitars, live and synth bass, synth leads, synth pads, and keys. You can literally create thousands of different and unique melodic combinations quickly so that you can crank out the hits fast!
We used nothing but the best grammy award winning musicians, best gear, and best producers here in our studio to produce this product so you can be sure that sonically it’s superior. It’s the MVP Loops guarantee!
*Note: Drums in the demo are from the Impact kits in Straight Lanez.
Dancehall Reggae is back with a vengeance thanks to artists like Rihanna, Drake, Tory Lanez, Justin Bieber and more. MVP Loops presents “Control Ya”, a collection of 15 bangin’ dancehall reggae construction kits that bring that tropical island feel straight to your favorite samplers.
Hook City Trap & Soul Edition:
Following up on our hit Hook City Trap N B product, comes our newest Hook City hit, Hook City Trap N Soul Edition! This product is incredible featuring the vocals of LA super recording artist Rudina Haddad, and featuring incredible sounds that all have been summed and tweaked to give you the sound you have come to expect from MVP!
Hook City Trap N Soul Edition comes suited for your needs no matter how you like to produce. Hook City Trap N Soul Edition is a combination of soulful vocals over trap beats, a new style that is killing the charts currently.
From expertly sung vocals, live instruments to filter pads and hard hitting drums this product is a winner. Mix and match the sounds to create endless combinations!
Just in time for V-day! If you own an existing DAW but would like to switch over to the most intuitive recording software on the planet, the Studio One Crossgrade was created just for you. You can get Studio One for less if you own one of the qualifying DAWs below, and even for less less on Feb. 14 and 15 of 2017! That’s only two days…
Qualifying DAWs include:
Presence XT Editor unlocks the Edit Page of Presence XT, the built-in sample player instrument of Studio One. This add-on turns a great-sounding instrument into a powerful sound design tool for musicians, producers, and sound-designers. With direct support for all major sampler formats, it’s the perfect host for any custom sampler sound library.
Finished sounds can be saved as Presence XT presets or exported in a compact sampler file containing all samples, mappings, scripts, and settings for convenient file sharing and exchange.
[This just in from James F. Reynolds, pop and dance music’s “secret weapon.” He has mixed and produced a wide range of acts including Ellie Goulding, Emeli Sande, Years and Years, Tinie Tempah, and The Saturdays. Last year he made the switch to Studio One and was kind enough to share his insights with us.]
• For what applications are you using Studio One Pro? (Example: for recording, composing, sound design, and so on; in a commercial studio, project studio, for live recording, etc.)
I use Studio One 3 Professional for mixing, production, and recording.
• What led you to choose Studio One? Was it the company’s reputation, audio quality, ease of use, specific features, price, other factors?
I spent many years using a combination of Logic, Pro Tools, and Ableton Live, as they all have strengths in different areas. I had been searching for a while for a DAW that has the best of all these platforms, for example:
Last year I had quite a few producers in my studio talking about Studio One and decided to investigate further. After taking some time to get to know the program, it became apparent that this was a program that has been thought out really well and ticks the box of being a one stop shop for mixing/production and writing.
• Having used Studio One, what do you like most about it?
I have used it consistently for 5 months now and it has sped up my mixing and overall workflow. One of the best features is being able to set up a series of commands using Macros. It’s also very stable.
• What Studio One features have proven particularly useful and why?
The arranger track is very handy, as often when I am mixing a song, the label wants extended versions. The Arranger and also to try out different structures within the arrangement. This is very easy to do using the arranger as it can copy any section with all the automation related to it.
• Any user tips or tricks or interesting stories based on your experience with Studio One?
My tip is this: if you are trying Studio One out, stick with it. It’s always very difficult switching from a platform that you use day in day out for many years as everything is second nature. It takes a while to get back to this speed on a new platform but if you persevere it pays off !
• Please give me some basic background info on your career and current projects, credits, and so on.
I am mainly known as a mixer. I am currently mixing Emeli Sande and before that was mixing Ellie Goulding “Still falling for you” (U.S.A radio mix) and Kelly Clarkson. I also mix for a K Pop band called B.T.S who’s album last year broke records. I co wrote “Drinking from the bottle” with Mark Knight and Calvin Harris and Tinie Tempah. For more info, check out www.jamesfreynoldsmixing.com
• Any final comments about PreSonus and Studio One?
I am really excited about the future of Studio One and have been really encouraged by a development team that actually take on board feedback from mixers and producers and often implement ideas if they are good. This was a big frustration with other DAWs, as feedback was not listened to or acted on.
Let’s talk about chocolate–it’s delicious. But it gets better. Your favorite DAW, Studio One, and chocolate combined to make the Chocolate Audio Piano series!
AND for the month of November, purchase the Chocolate Audio Piano series for Studio One for 30% Off directly out of the PreSonus Shop! Offer available worldwide.
Here’s what you need to know about the collection–it’s compatible with Studio One 3.2 Prime, Artist and Professional and it’s specially designed for Presence XT within Studio One 3.2. Three different pianos are available, each recorded with high-quality mics and expensive preamps. If you can’t pick just one, get the combo pack of all three! We recently blogged about the whole collection–read more here.
It also contains all three Chocolate Audio pianos:
These three are also available for individual purchase for 30% off for the month of November.
We released Studio One 3.3 earlier this year–read all about it here.
“Where can I find help with Studio One?” is one of the most FAQs we receive on social media week to week. That and, “Can I get a StudioLive for free?”
The answer to the latter is no (most of the time).
But we have lots of available responses with help for Studio One. One of those is referring the customer to our friends at Groove 3. Groove 3 offers over 1200 hours of video tutorials of popular DAWs like Studio One, Plug-ins, instruments and more with new content every week and 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Take advantage of this deal before it’s too late!
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.