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R65 Review from Mix Magazine

R65-02Our friends at MIX Magazine are the experts at tech and gear talk, so when they’re talking, we’re listening. Recently they wrote a stellar review of our R65 Monitors and we can’t help but agree! Thanks so much for these kind words:
“From the time I first fired up the R65s, they had a very pleasant sound. Straight out of the box, the bottom end was massive. The midrange was very clear, and the stereo image was broad, deep and very detailed. True to the expectations set by other ribbon tweeters, the top end was crisp and defined while having a very natural, realistic smoothness. When listening to acoustically recorded instruments, there was a real sense that the players were right in front of you.”

Sound Engineer Ben Findlay on the ADL 700

Grammy nominated sound engineer Ben Findlay has worked alongside artists such as Sting, Lionel Richie, Paul McCartney and with Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studio. Ben is currently on tour with Robert Plant. He recently got a hold of the ADL 700–and here’s what he had to say about it.

 

 

 

FOCUS… on the PreSonus Sceptre S8s

FOCUS… is a California-based record producer signed to Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment who has produced tracks for Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Jadakiss, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé Knowles, 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, and more. He recently got a pair of Sceptres—and here’s what he has to say about them.

 

 

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Online Shop Exclusive–Save on Audioboxes before March 31, 2016

audiobox_stereo_600x600_2-10-16_nee01It’s true–we like you. A lot. So much so we’re offering the PreSonus AudioBox Stereo recording kit for just $139.95!

This steal of a deal includes:

  • AudioBox™ USB interface with cable
  • Studio One® Artist recording and production software (DAW)
  • HD7 studio monitoring headphones
  • Two small-diaphragm studio condenser microphones with cable

Whatever you’re recording–rehearsals sessions, live performances, podcasts, worship gatherings– the AudioBox Stereo kit has everything you need. It’s simple, reliable and portable.  And it won’t miss a beat or slow you down!

This is a no-fuss, no-muss, temporary price drop for customers in the US of A all because we like you. Don’t wait to add this to your PreSonus collection. Offer ends March 31, 2016.

 

Free shipping if you spend $49.95 in our accessories store, including AVB and Dante Cards

The PreSonus Accessories Store is now offering free shipping on orders over $49.95 USD. Note that “accessories” includes the AVB and Dante cards for the StudioLive line, as well as lower-tech items like iPad stands, dust covers, power supplies, and extra cables.

Click here to shop now.

 

PreSonus Software—Developing Studio One 3

Studio One 3 was developed in Hamburg by the PreSonus Software team, including Arnd Kaiser and Matthias Juwan. Here, they speak a bit about the Hamburg team and the history—and future—of Studio One.

Hamburg has a rich history of music software development, so we’re proud that Studio One calls Hamburg home.

Learn more about Studio One and try the demo here: http://studioone.presonus.com/

 

.@KrashKarma Uses Studio One to Automate his Kemper Profiler Amp, Here’s How it Works

Here’s Ralf from KRASHKARMA showing us how he uses Automation tracks in Studio One to send MIDI Control Change messages to his Kemper Profiler amp. This allows him to automate his pedal changes, solo volume, and whammy/wah effects—all synchronized to the song since the band plays to a click track. Great stuff, thanks Ralf!

Nimbit Artists of the Month – February 2015

Vance Gilbert

 

bio-bioWhile Boston’s Vance Gilbert is known largely to singer-songwriter circles, to say he draws strictly from the book of Guthrie would be something of a disservice. While his lengthy discography bears many acoustic affairs, there’s a lot of blues in here. Add the fact that Vance got his start as a jazz singer—you can REALLY hear it in his inimitable, vulnerable vocal tones—and you have a unique blend of influences that create something simultaneously familiar and new. While this would be enough for some artists to get by on,Vance also brings significant guitar and lyrical chops to the table. The Boston Globe puts it better than I could, however, when of 2000’s Somerville Live they espoused, “Young songwriters should study this disc the way law students cram for bar exams.”

Turned out that it wasn’t just young songwriters who took note—over the years, Arlo Guthrie and Anita Baker both chose Vance for their support slot on the road, and he spent a year and a half touring in support of the late George Carlin.

Vance’s Nimbit store is a credit to his prolific recording and release schedule—somehow on top of a busy touring schedule, the man has managed to release a dozen albums since kicking off his career as a humble open mic night regular. Well… as humble as one can be when blowing minds. Some are available as digital download, others as CDs, some as both. Noteworthy among them is Side of the Road, a collaboration with fellow Nimbit torchbearer and close friend Ellis Paul.

 

 


 

 

Billy Walton Band

2324553There was a time when the Jersey Shore represented the best in American entertainment. Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, the Rat Pack, Dick Clark, Chubby Checker… they all made stops on the Jersey Shore. Tony Mart’s was the club Levon Helm was playing when Dylan called. Of course, we all know what happened in Asbury Park. The town, ravaged by riots in the late 60s, became a melting pot of musical experimentation. Late-night jams that ended when the sun came up were the norm. Bruce Springsteen and Southside Johnny were the two acts that made their way to an international stage from these humble beginnings.

For decades musicians have come and gone, always hoping to make a living and pursue a dream. Billy Walton is no different. Billy’s proving ground was Long Beach Island. Too young to drive around and enter the clubs on his own, Billy was chaperoned from gig to gig by his mom, always up for a jam and looking to learn some tricks. For years Billy spent his time sharpening his skills, developing his stage act until he decided to step up to center stage with the Billy Walton Band.

Billy’s talent was noticed by NJ legend Southside Johnny and was he invited to join the band. This is when Billy began formulating his version of the Jersey Shore sound. On his latest release, Wish For What You Want, Billy brought award-winning producer Tony Braunagel (Eric Burdon, Trampled Under Foot, Phantom Blues Band) into the mix to turn his musical vision into reality. The resulting sound is straight-up bluesy rock, no chaser,  that’s a perfect fit for a Saturday night or a long drive.

The Billy Walton Band’s Nimbit store offers four full-length albums and an EP, as well as a four-album combo pack for just $20.

Interested in Nimbit? Sign up for free here.

 

 

FREE StudioLive AI Training coming up at SAE near you! Chance to win Free Studio One Professional Upgrade for attending or a StudioLive RM16AI!

Our free StudioLive training series has been such a smash that it’s been extended due to popular demand—and this time around, we’re upping the stakes. One attendee at each of these training seminars will receive a free upgrade to Studio One Professional—and a single lucky winner who attends an SAE training in January, February or March of 2015 will be entered to win a StudioLive RM16AI digital mixer! You must be present to win.

SAE Institute branches in New York, Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles, Nashville, San Francisco, and Chicago have free classes coming up on the following dates:

  • 02/14/15
  • 03/14/15

 

Click here to visit presonus.com/SAE to register for this event and make all your friends jealous.

 

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