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While patrolling the aisles at SNAMM in Snashville, I stumbled across P3 Amps and was really impressed. I mean,  nobody else is making amps that look like this. And they sound great too! With so many amp developers looking to the tubular past to come up with “new” amp designs, it’s nice to see a company who’s sense of aesthetics looks to the future.

Thanks for taking the time, guys.  You’re onto something great here.

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Hey! Like Effects pedals? Like ‘em weird? Check out Pigtronix. We did a little interview with them at The NAMM Show, and what a bunch of cool dudes (and pedals) they were. Watch Ryan get his mind blown.

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Hot off the Final Cut Pro, we’ve got a few more videos from the Summer NAMM show floor! First up is a look at Electro-Harmonix’s latest offerings. Mike from EHX bends your ear, while Ryan contemplates his gear hoarding problem whilst coveting a SuperEgo.

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Briana Tyson and Nimbit

August 6,2012

[Briana Tyson graced us with a song or two during Summer NAMM...  completely impromptu! It turned out to be an exceptional opportunity to not only showcase Nimbit, but also be blown away by Briana's performance! Briana's take on the entire experience follows.]

It was my first time ever at summer NAMM. Walking around, seeing all the different booths filled with guitars, recording equipment, microphones, and everything else a musician could think of was getting me so excited I could hardly stand it. Not long after being amongst the amazingness, I came across a booth that instantly grabbed my attention. Now, I had heard of the company PreSonus before, but never had a chance to check out their equipment, and MAN was I impressed!



After being shown the incredible soundboards they had at their booth, I noticed the stage and the iPhones setup with QMix that they had attached to headphones out in front. I asked Rick Naqvi if they would let me perform and test out their live recording, and he was kind enough to let me do a couple songs!


While I performed, PreSonus demonstrated StudioLive Remote live mixing and I was blown away! The software they produce is so incredible, user friendly, and quick! I was in amazement at how simple it was to get a great live recording mixed and ready to post on your Nimbit account… Which leads to my next point.. The awesome world of Nimbit.


This site was brand new to me, but instantly upon getting the grand web tour, I was hooked. This site is basically everything an artist needs for music and merch sales all rolled into one! It’s so easy to set up an account, and post your songs and merchandising online. I have it linked up directly to my Facebook as well, which is INCREDIBLY convenient. All my fans can access my Nimbit store right on my Facebook page!


One thing with this site that stands out to me and sets it heads above the rest is the different promotional offers this site has built in. As an artist, you want to keep in contact with your fans via e-newsletter, to keep them updated with what’s going on; and as a consumer, it certainly is cool to get free stuff! So Nimbit has an option that allows anyone who signs up with their e-mail to get a free song download! It’s a really cool way to share my music, and to basically give my fans something back for supporting me. It’s fabulous.


All in all, I have had such a wonderful experience since I have been working with PreSonus and Nimbit. Any touring artist absolutely should NOT be without either of these fabulous musical amenities. Both PreSonus and Nimbit have bumped my music career up to the next notch, and have made promoting my music so much easier. So glad to have come across the PreSonus booth at NAMM.


PreSonus, Nimbit, y’all ROCK!

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Hey! We’ve got a new video on our hands, hot on the presses from Summer NAMM! Rebecca Dirks of Premier Guitar came by with a camera guy and collared Nimbit’s Phil Antoniades, and grilled him about PreSonus’ recent acquisition of Nimbit… and what it means for Studio One users. Turns out it means quite a lot.

Thanks to Rebecca and PG for the hype!

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Our VP of Sales and all-around Alpha Bro-Dog Rick Naqvi took some time out of his incredibly busy schedule to be subjected to the interview stylings of SonicState‘s Nick Batt. Agenda items on the docket included “You guys are on fire,”  “Sometimes Skype is hard,” and, of course, “Nimbit!”  Rick’s the first of three interviews, so jump on in!

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Just sayin’.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, July 2012...

PreSonus™ announced it has acquired Nimbit® and integrated its technology and services into Studio One™ Artist, Producer, and Professional to provide a complete solution for music and audio creation, sales, and promotion. The integration will be available on August 1, 2012, via a free Nimbit Extension for Studio One 2.0.6 and later.

 

With integrated Nimbit, Studio One users can:

  • Instantly sell and promote their music and audio the moment it is created.
  • Sell MP3s, CDs, merchandise, and event tickets through beautiful stores for their Facebook pages, their Web sites, NimbitMusic.com, and services like Jango, FanBridge, and PledgeMusic.
  • Create sharable, interactive promotions for Facebook, Twitter, and email that feature music and video players, messages to fans, and free downloads to drive sales.
  • Grow their fan base and understand their fans better thanks to detailed analytics and sales reporting.

From Studio One Artist, Producer, and Professional v.2.0.6 and later (with the free Nimbit Extension), you can select an individual song right from the start page, or select File >Export and upload to Nimbit. You then add details, upload a product image, and set a price, and your music will be immediately available for sale.

Studio One Professional users will reap additional benefits. When you export to Nimbit from the Project page, your project metadata pre-populates the Nimbit product setup, allowing you to sell and promote your music almost instantaneously.

 

A Complete Solution

 

With the addition of Nimbit technology and services, Studio One users can now go from creating the first track to marketing and selling a finished project, all within Studio One and associated Web sites. Studio One Professional users can record, mix, master, digitally release, burn CDs, upload to the Web via SoundCloud, and market and sell through Nimbit without leaving the DAW.

 

In short, Studio One has become a complete musician’s solution.

 

Registered Studio One 2 customers will be able to download the Nimbit Extension free from the PreSonus Exchange. Having installed the Extension, they can sign up for a Nimbit Free or Nimbit Plus account from within Studio One and start selling and promoting their music.

 

The benefits of Nimbit are not limited to PreSonus Studio One customers. Anyone who would like to sell and promote their music, other audio products, and merchandise can sign up atwww.nimbit.com or can install the free Nimbit store for Facebook.

 

PreSonus Acquires Nimbit

 

To accomplish this integration and take full advantage of the two companies’ synergies, 2012 PreSonus acquired Nimbit, Inc., in April 2012 for an undisclosed sum.

 

“Our mission has always been to empower musicians, and until today we’ve done it by creating the best tools for music creation and recording,” says PreSonus CEO Jim Mack. “But musicians need more than a good recording to succeed. Nimbit shared our vision of helping musicians, giving them the easiest way to sell and promote music online. Combining our products into a truly complete solution for musicians was a natural fit, and we saw such a bright future for their business model that we decided to acquire the company.”

 

“The team at PreSonus really ‘gets it'; their vision fits naturally with ours and even allows us to broaden the reach of our platform,” comments Patrick Faucher, co-founder and CTO of Nimbit, Inc. “We’re thrilled to be working along side these luminaries, making Nimbit a critical piece of the complete ecosystem that PreSonus is creating.”

 

Philip Antoniades, cofounder and president of Nimbit, Inc., adds, “It’s easy to run fast when you are working with forward thinkers who have a similar mission of redefining the music industry through technology. Together we’ll close the gap between creation, promotion and sales-in fact, with our newly released Studio One integration, it has already started.”

 

Nimbit will continue independent operations as a wholly owned subsidiary of PreSonus, located in Massachusetts. Nimbit founders Patrick Faucher and Philip Antoniades and CEO Bob Cramer will continue running day-to-day operations, product specification, and development of the Nimbit platform; and Nimbit’s development, support, retail, and marketing teams are all remaining with the subsidiary.

 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, July 2012...

Nimbit®, a PreSonus™ company, announced the availability of the new NimbitPlus™premium subscription plan, which offers extended sales, customization, and promotion capabilities. In addition, the company has also announced a major update to the Nimbit Promotion Tool and the ability for NimbitFree and NimbitPlus users to sell on Jango Internet Radio.

Since the introduction of NimbitFree in 2011, Nimbit users have demanded a more powerful solution that takes advantage of the streamlined user interface and ease of use found in the new platform. To address these needs, NimbitPlus is now available, for a low monthly subscription fee of only $9.95 U.S.

NimbitPlus includes all the features of NimbitFree and:

  • The ability to sell CDs and physical merchandise
  • Nimbit warehouses, picks, packs, and ships physical products for you
  • Additional customization options to make your stores truly your own
  • Run more simultaneous promotions with the Promotion Tool
  • Enhanced analytics and reporting to better understand your fans and business
  • Increase your reach with free submission of your music to iTunes and Spotify

For a detailed comparison of NimbitFree and NimbitPlus, click here.

 

Promo Tool Enhanced

 

Earlier in 2012, Nimbit streamlined the process of driving fans to artist storefronts with sharable, interactive promotions on the Facebook Timeline, Ticker, and Wall that featured “in-post” music and video players, messages to fans, and direct links to rewards such as free downloads.

 

The Nimbit Promo Tool has been expanded to allow promotional campaigns to fans on Twitter, via email, and through short text promo codes that can be used in advertisements, print, and live appearances. When fans click the promotional links or enter the promo code on the Nimbit store, the artist’s store loads with a welcome screen that includes a link to a free download, a player to preview the song, a video of the song or a personal message, and the option to shop more.

 

The Nimbit Promo Tool is available in both NimbitFree and NimbitPlus. NimbitFree customers are limited to only one active promotion at a time.

 

Nimbit Offers Sales on Jango Internet Radio

 

Artists can now capitalize on the exposure they get through airplay to the millions of fans on Jango Internet radio with the new Nimbit Store for Jango. When a fan discovers you on Jango and clicks through to your profile page, a Nimbit store will load that allows you to sell music, merchandise, and e-tickets; capture fans with free downloads; and gain additional support with an in-cart Tip Jar.

 

The Nimbit Store for Jango is free, and Jango artists can sign up for Nimbit right from their Jango dashboard. In addition, Nimbit artists can sign up for free Jango airplay and activate their Jango store from their Nimbit dashboard.

 

Nimbit is a subsidiary of PreSonus™ Audio Electronics, Inc.

For more information, please visit www.nimbit.com.

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He was sweaty, confused, and hungry when we opened the crate, but Ryan survived being shipping to Nashville for Summer NAMM A-OK!

“At least it’s not as bad as my experience with the Behringer travel policy,” Ryan said.

 

 

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