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Incredible, Over the Top Giveaway from our Friends at Audix!

Check out this incredible prize package from our friends at Audix! You could win a StudioLive 16.4.2AI, a MONSTER drum set from Pacific and Sabian, and an 8-Piece Custom Mic package. It’s worth nearly ten grand! Click the image below to enter, and make sure you do so before November 31, 2013.

Here’s all the news on the giveaway, straight from Audix themselves:

OVER THE TOP GIVEAWAY!

Audix 8-Piece Custom Mic Package, May Internal Mounting System, Pacific Drums, DW Hardware, Presonus Digital Mixer, & Sabian Cymbals. Total value $9878!

  1. Audix mics—MSRP $3875
  2. Sabian Cymbals—MSRP $1295
  3. Pacific Drum Set—MSRP $2209
  4. PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2AI Mixer—MSRP $2499,
  5. Audix Customized 8-piece Microphone Package includes:
  • One D6 Silver kick drum mic with internal May Monorail mounting system
  • One i5 Silver dynamic mic for snare
  • Three D4  dynamic mics for floor and rack toms with internal May mounting system
  • One ADX51 pre-polarized condenser mic for high hat
  • Two SCX25A large diaphragm condensers for overheads

Total Value—$9878

StudioLive™ 16.4.2AI
16x4x2 Active Integration Digital Mixer

Features:

  • Dual Fat Channel signal processing on all 16 input channels and all buses, with 4-band semi-parametric EQ, compressor, gate, limiter, and more—all with A/B comparison
  • Tightly integrated software library includes PreSonus Studio One® Artist 2.6 DAW with StudioLive scene compatibility, Capture™2.1 live-recording software with Virtual Soundcheck mode, and Virtual StudioLive™-AI mixer-control software with Smaart Measurement Technology™, plus free StudioLive Remote-AI iPad® app and QMix™-AI iPhone®/iPod touch® aux mix app for wireless remote control.
  • 16 dedicated mix buses for easy configuration: 4 subgroups, 6 analog auxiliary buses, 4 internal FX buses, and stereo main mix with mono sum
  • 32-in/18-out FireWire s800 recording interface (24-bit, 44.1 and 48 kHz)
  • Dedicated Ethernet port and USB 2.0 port for included Wi-Fi LAN adapter for direct networking – no computer required!

PDP Concept Series™ CB5 5-piece All-Birch Drumset
with DW 3000 Series Hardware and Pedals:

•   9×12” rack tom, 12×14” floor tom, 5.5×14” matching snare drum, 16×20” bass drum

Features:

  • All Birch Shell
  • STM (Suspension Tom Mount)
  • Cherry to Black Fade Lacquer Finish
  • True-Pitch™ Tuning System
  • MAG Throw-Off
  • F.A.S.T. (Fundamentally-Accurate-Sized Toms)
  • Graduated Counter Hoops
  • Remo Heads

 DW 3000 Series Hardware Pack includes:

  • 3000 Single Pedal
  • 3500 Hi-Hat Stand
  • 3700 Straight/Boom Cymbal Stand (3)
  • 3300 Snare Stand
  • 3100 Throne

Sabian AAX Series pack includes: 

  • 14” AAX Stage Hats
  • 16” AAX Stage Crash
  • 20” AAX Stage Ride

The AAX Series from Sabian is a game changer! AAX are the first B20 Bronze cymbals designed and manufactured using completely modern lathing and hammering techniques. The result? Increased brightness, cut and musicality – for the widest dynamic range ever achieved. And suddenly, the bright, explosive tone of AA cymbals are present even at low volume.

Rules: Giveaway is open world-wide. The winner must reside in a country where the participating companies have distribution. Contest ends November 30, 2013 at midnight PST. Winner will be notified by email and have 48 hours to claim their prize, otherwise another name will be chosen. Valid ID required.

Announcing the Winners of the “Why StudioLive” Video Contest!

The “Why StudioLive” video contest was a smashing success. And that’s all because of you.

We received many qualified submissions—over eighty in total—and the process of viewing, judging, and choosing winners took a long time. You guys all did such a good job that the original idea of rewarding only two of the videos was not only impossible, but seemed a little unfair considering the quality of the material we received.
So, we are instead giving away four big prizes, adding a StudioLive 16.4.2AI or ADL 700, and Eris E8 monitors to the existing offering of a StudioLive 32.4.2AI and Sceptre S8 monitors.
These winners have already been e-mailed information regarding their winning status and instructions for claiming their prize. If you are listed below and didn’t get that e-mail, check your spam folder!
The winners are: 
 
GRAND PRIZE WINNER receives a StudioLive 32.4.2.AI:
Jerry W: “Why We Need This Mixer”

Second place winner receives his choice of a StudioLive 16.4.2AI  or  ADL 700:
Aaron S.: “Give me StudioLive or Give Me Death”

Third place winner receives a pair of Sceptre S8s:
Marco L.:  “Rule Your Gig”

Fourth place winner receives a pair of  Eris E8s:
Chris B.’s “Why StudioLive”

Congratulations to the above—but that’s not all!
 
We also have an additional twelve entrants, who will also be e-mailed soon, who will receive their choice from the following software:

Furthermore, everyone who entered gets a PreSonus T-shirt. 

Your hard work and support of PreSonus means a great deal to us. Check in with us again here at the blog and on Facebook for more coverage of the video contest in the coming week—as well as more info on future contests—and thanks again for making this one such a huge success.

AskAudioMag $10,000 Launch Party Contest

TEN GRAND. A nice, round number with lots of nice, round zeroes in it. AskAudioMag.com is celebrating the launch of their online edition with an incredible prize package of software and hardware. The sheer number of companies involved makes them too big to fit in a blog post that will command the attention of the Twitter generation, but rest assured it reads more or less like the entire roster of NAMM exhibitors. We’ve contributed a few copies of Studio One Professional 2.

All you have to do to enter is click on over here and add a comment discussing what prize you’re most excited about and why. That’s it! Really! You’ll also find the full list of prize packages at the bottom of the same page.

Bonus: There’s also a daily prize for entrants: One Year Online Library Pass to macProVideo.com ($199) and the AudioBase.com Mega Loops Bundle ($90).

So do it;  but do it before Friday, September 27 at 5 p.m. PST / 8 p.m EST, after which point carriages turn into pumpkins, mogwais turn into gremlins, and all hope is lost for your chance to score this—the best hoard ever.

Enter to Win a FREE Recording Package in the Flying Colors Gear Giveaway!

Click here to enter!

We’re celebrating the release of Flying Colors’ Live in Europe by giving away a killer prize package including a FireStudio Mobile, FaderPort, HD7 headphones, and a deluxe edition of Live in Europe that includes a Blu-Ray disc, double-CD album, and a triple-LP for you old-school vinyl lovers out there!

To enter, just click on over to the following link, or click on “Flying Colors Gear Giveaway” under our cover graphic on Facebook!

You’ll receive a great package of high-res photos of Flying Colors JUST FOR ENTERING!

Flying Colors is:
Steve Morse: Lead and Rhythm Guitar
Casey McPherson: Vocals, Keyboards, Rhythm Guitar
Neal Morse: Keyboard, Vocals
Dave LaRue: Bass Guitar
Mike Portnoy: Drums, Percussion, Vocals

The band was launched in 2012 with a simple idea from executive producer Bill Evans: virtuoso musicians and a pop singer joining together to make new-fashioned music the old-fashioned way: by hand. Live In Europe captures the supergroup in Tilburg, NL. Formats are region-free Blu-ray and DVD, 2-CD, 3-LP Vinyl, iTunes HD (Mastered for iTunes) and Amazon MP3.


Click here to check out Flying Colors on Facebook!

Click here to enter!

Tremendous Giveaway in August 2013 from American Musical Supply!

The kind folks at American Musical Supply just announced their incredible PreSonus giveaway, including a whopper of a $5,129 prize package that includes:

It’s easy to enter, just click here and fill out their form! This is an incredible chance to get a whole lotta stuff with minimal effort, which is always a popular proposition.

 

Enter to Win a StudioLive 32.4.2AI in the “Why StudioLive” Video Contest!

Our recent “Why I Switched to Studio One” video contest was such a smashing success that we decided to kick it up a notch.

So, here’s your contest. Prime directive? Extrapolate! The whole human race deserves to know why you chose the StudioLive mixer out of the billions and billions of mixers available in our little blue corner of the galaxy. The best video, as chosen by PreSonus galactic overlords, will receive the flagship mixer of our next generation, the StudioLive 32.4.2AI—a $3,999 value. 

So, again, we want videos. Billions and billions of videos! This contest shares much in common with the last contest, but with the following upgrades:

  • No online voting this time. PreSonus will choose the winning video. Last time we got a lot of fraudulent votes that we traced to an IP address in a pirate sector of Zeta Centauri.
  • The second-place winner will receive a pair of Sceptre S8 monitors, a $1,999 value.
  • Non-English submissions are welcome, but must include English subtitles to qualify for entry.
  • Please keep your videos around 1:30, 2:00 maximum. Videos even one picosecond over 2:00 will not be considered for entry.

Here’s the rest of the guidelines.

Create a video detailing why you chose the StudioLive mixer over the universe of mixers available.

  • Be specific about why you chose the StudioLive. Discuss your favorite most-used features.
  • Be mindful of the YouTube generation’s attention span. Keep it around 1:30.
  • Upload the video to YouTube, and make sure it’s set to be publicly viewable.
  • Submit your link at Facebook.com/PreSonus, using the VIDEO CONTEST application viewable under our cover photo. All fields are required. Submit by October 1, 2013 to qualify.
  • That’s it! You’re entered!

Here’s what we’re NOT in search of:

  • Nudity, profanity, violence, or any content that YouTube would remove your video over.
  • Videos that are too long. Keep it around 1:30, please.
  • “I like Studio One, AND NOW HERE’S MY BAND CHECK US OUT WE’LL BE PLAYING AT THE HOQIUAM SENIOR CENTER ON SATURDAY.” Stay on-topic.
  • If you use music in the video, it must be your own. No cover songs.
  • Film school projects/Oscar Contenders. You don’t need a Director of Photography, Hair & Makeup department, or Final Cut Pro to win. But it might help.

The grand prize winner will receive a StudioLive 32.4.2AI, and a free upgrade to Studio One Professional 2.5. If you’re already running Studio One Pro 2.5, we can connect you  with the PreSonus product of your choice as long as it’s under $300 in value.

The second place winner will receive a pair of Sceptre S8 monitors.

All video content submitted becomes the property of PreSonus Audio Electronics. Winner will be announced on or around October 2, 2013

Full lawyer-appeasing legalese can be found here.

The 32.4.2AI is light years ahead of previous StudioLive consoles, offering:

  • Double the amount of onboard internal effects buses and graphic EQs
  • Six mute groups
  • User-assignable Quick Scene buttons.
  • A Wi-Fi LAN adapter–no computer required for wireless connectivity!
  • 64 times the processing power and 10,000 times the amount of RAM of the StudioLive 24.4.2.

 

Two weeks left to enter the PureMix Gearfest Mixing Contest!

[This just in from the fabulous Fab! He’s heading up the incredible mixing contest going on over at PureMix, where you could win an incredible prize package that includes a PreSonus ADL 700!]

Good morning PreSonus!

We thought you’d enjoy news of our little big contest with just 2 weeks left to go.

We’ve had more than 700 mixes posted on the SoundCloud channel. Also, discussions on the forum have started to pick up with almost 50,000 views!

In a nutshell, it is going really really really well. This is going to be remembered. People are already asking for the next contest! 

Here are some of the submissions that have been entered so far. Check out the competition! Can you do better?

 

 

WinkSound Giveaway: Enter to Win PreSonus Studio One Professional 2, an AudioBox 22VSL, and a SoundCloud PRO Account!

The radicool guys at WinkSound are doing some celebrating for us—as if we didn’t know how to do that already.

In order to help ring in PreSonuSphere 2012 this weekend, WinkSound has teamed up with PreSonus to give away a studio bundle including:

It’s really easy to enter:

  1. Subscribe to WinkSound on YouTube.
  2. Send an email with a link to your YouTube profile to Wink@WinkSound.com.
See? Easy. See you guys at the ‘Sphere!

 

Winning Isn’t for Everyone, but it is for These Guys

Check it out, here are the lucky winners of our Pads ‘n’ Pods Giveaway: Sean of Lakewood, USA, and Andreas of Nürnberg, Germany! Each of these guys gets four iPod touches and 16GB iPad3, allowing them (and their bands) full control of their StudioLive Mixers. We were able to get a few words from each of the winners:

Hello, I’m Sean.
I have the PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2, and I love this mixer. It has everything I need. Looking at getting the bigger one. I travel with a
Hawaiian reggae band named Unified Culture and have been with them for a while. I am so honored to win, thanks! You can check us out at www.facebook.com/unifiedculture “
 
 
 
 
 
 

Next up is Andreas:

“Yeah I won! This is perfect!
My band mates and I use the StudioLive 24.4.2 by PreSonus for in-ear monitoring and FOH. Me winning allows us to use an iPod to mix our monitor sounds individually, and gives us the freedom and ability to rapidly obtain the best in-ear sound.
Moreover, our sound engineer can now operate the mixer via iPad, and is no longer bound to the mixer location, but can adapt the sound from anywhere in the venue.
In October, we’re on a huge tour across Germany and now we can exploit the full potential of our technology.Thank you PreSonus!” 
It could be yours...

Announcing the #TeamPreSonus Photo Sweepstakes!

Want a free AudioBox 1818VSL? It’s easy! I mean, I’d write some little thing on a scrap of paper and take a picture for a shot at a $600 prize, wouldn’t you? Heck yes. I mean, that’s all you have to do—and fill out a little form. You also have to make sure that the Sweepstakes is legal in your area. (AKA Void Where Prohibited)  We’ll deliver the prize to anywhere FedEx delivers.

It could be yours…

Here’s the short version of the rules:

  1. Shoot a photo containing you, your PreSonus gear, and the #TeamPreSonus hashtag in the photo. See example below.
  2. Upload said photo to your platform of choice. We recommend Twitter or Instagram.
  3. Submit the link to your photo and some basic entry info to the form linked here. That’s it! Winner will be chosen at random on or around September 14.
  4. The winner will receive anAudioBox 1818VSL! 

Sadly, I’m not eligible.

Complete, lawyer-appeasing official rules are over at Facebook.