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Baton Rouge: Open your hearts and veins for a great cause tomorrow, get a PreSonuSphere T-Shirt!

Baton Rouge residents: PreSonus is partnering with The Blood Center for a blood drive on Tuesday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. There is currently a national shortage of blood, and sadly, deposits made to a blood bank do not accrue interest—so the Red Cross needs all the help they can get! Just a pint of blood can save up to three lives!

Please Click HERE to ensure you are eligible to donate. It is important to eat a good breakfast before donating blood and be sure to bring your photo ID!

The blood mobile will be located behind the Bon Carre buildling, near the PreSonus Audio Electronics entrance.
7257 Florida Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

If you are interested, email jobs@presonus.com to confirm a time slot, and here’s some handy tips from the Red Cross for a successful donation.

Generous souls not suffering from trypanophobia will walk away with a bandage on their arm, a song in their heart, and a killer PreSonuSphere T-shirt!

 

 

Joe Solo has a lot going on!

[Here’s the latest from Joe Solo!]

Hey PreSonus!  Wanted to let you know I’ll be speaking and answering questions at the ASCAP Expo in Hollywood, April 18 – April 20. You don’t have to be an ASCAP member to attend. Other speakers there will be Katy Perry, Steven Tyler, Akon, RJD2, Jill Scott, Lionel Ritchie, and Josef Gordon-Levitt! 
Also, the next Music Success Workshops are being planned for Charlotte, NC in June, and Los Angeles in July. Exact dates and locations will be announced soon. People can sign up here to get the details once they are in place.

I also have some new Music Success Nuggets with great information on career advancement for FREE—people can sign up at JoeSolo.com.

Don’t Miss Bleep Blop, Steaming Live!

 

Do you like your music a little bit electronic? And a lot experimental? If so, this may be an event for you, and in case you can’t make it to MIT, you can check out the steam on April 13 at 8pm EST.


Ramon Castillo, who leads the event, says:

“We’re using the StudioLive 16.0.2 as a super flexible interface. We’ve got a chain of moogerfoogers, piano, violin, iPad, Dave Smith Tetra, Mbira and more all hooked into the mixer. Some processing is done using a Mac running Ableton Live, and the rest is done with the MoogerFoogers and the iPad.”

“The routing varies greatly between each piece do we take heavy advantage of scene programming. Sound checks couldn’t be done without SL remote on the iPad.”

“I may try to get some good video of our setup on our concert on the 20th. I haven’t begun to promote that show yet, but the 1602 will be used in much the same way.”

More:

Bleep Blop Electroacoustic Ensemble led by Ramon Castillo presents music by Ramon Castillo, PoChun Wang, Deepak Gopinath and Ryan Meyer

April 13th, 2013 at 8PM EST

Killian Hall, MIT
Building 14 on Memorial Drive – next to Hayden Library
Watch online at: stream.bleepblop.com

Facebook Invitation

The concert will feature works for electronically manipulated piano, analog synthesis, the Kronos Quartet Drum Machine, dynamically looped mbira, live video and more. Our performances successfully merge the art of acoustic music with the mystique of audio technology.

This event on April 13 promises to deliver the same mix of ambitious musical forces.

Selection of works to include:

  • Six Six for solo piano and dynamic loopers
  • Two Eight for soloist performing 8 simultaneous film scores.
  • Bounce and Wonderland for synthesizer and the Kronos Quartet Drum Machine
  • Artifice for solo piano and iPad controlled effects

 

 

Monster April Savings Opportunities

We have a LOT of promos going on this month. Even we’re having a hard time keeping track of them all. That’s all Rick’s fault, really. But it’s because he likes you all so much! Here’s the gist of it:

Buy a StudioLive 24.4.2, get a free PRM1 reference mic!  Here’s the Free PRM1 Form. You can get more details here. Offer ends May 31.

 We’ve dropped the prices on two of our StudioLive mixers! Get the 16.4.2 for $1,799 and the 24.4.2 for $2,999. No rebates, no buy-two-get-one-free, just a lower price. Wow!

Studio One Professional 2.5, $100 off through April! Get with the best for a low low price! This is an instant rebate that will be available through your local PreSonus dealer or StudioOne.PreSonus.Com.

 

Save $30 bucks on a TubePre V2. This is an instant rebate available at your local PreSonus dealer. Easy money.

Save a whopping $50 on the PreSonus Studio Channel. This is another easy instant rebate available at your local PreSonus dealer.
Last, but certainly not least, if you upgrade from any other version of Studio One to Studio One Professional 2.5, you are entitled to the Simon Phillips Session Tracks drum loop library for FREE! Click here for the rebate form so you can grab your copy—ASAP!

 

John Tulley on Recording the Twin Killers with the StudioLive 24.4.2 and Studio One 2.5

[This just in from John Tulley, recording engineer for Twin Killers!]

The StudioLive 24.4.2 and Studio One 2.5 work so great together. Twin Killers music has a very eclectic sound palette and during the recording process the creative flow is quickly shifting through ideas and sonic spaces. The mixer/DAW combo allows me to get sounds dialed in quickly, without a rack full of gear, print awesome sounds and keep the creative process flowing. The layout always makes sense and is very clean. You’d be hard pressed to get so much power out of any other two tools while always remaining to stay in such a musical headspace!”

The song was recorded by John Tulley in Andrew Martin’s home studio. Greg Saunier of Deerhoof mixed/mastered the track. Paul Charbonnet directed/recorded the video, and Andrew Drazek edited it.
Thank you so much!

PreSonus LIVE airs Thurs. Feb 28: Unsung Heroes of Studio One 2.5 | 2 p.m. CST / 3 p.m. EST / Noon PST / -6 GMT

Unsung-Heroes

PreSous LIVE: John Mills and the Smaart Wizards

Join veteran live sound guru John Mills on a journey to discover precious Smaart Wizard technologies…now available for FREE in the StudioLive 16.4.2 and StudioLive 24.4.2 digital mixers. He will be taking your questions LIVE! Click here to go to the Livestream page or receive an e-mail reminder before the show.

Blood Drive Here in Baton Rouge For The Local and Kindhearted

Baton Rouge residents: PreSonus is partnering with The Blood Center for a blood drive on Monday, December 17th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. If you are interested, email jobs@presonus.com to confirm a time slot!

Please click HERE to ensure you are eligible to donate. It is important to eat a good breakfast before donating blood and be sure to bring your photo ID!

The blood mobile will be located behind the Bon Carre buildling, near the PreSonus Audio Electronics entrance.7257 Florida Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Siegfried Meier on PreSonus and Beach Road Studios

[This just in from Siegfried Meier at the stunning Beach Road Studios!]

Pretty!

Hey PreSonus team!

At Beach Road, we use a few pieces of PreSonus gear that are in regular use each and every day. At the forefront of our monitoring rig, we use a Central Station that has a custom built PSU by none other than rad PreSonus audio dude Chad Kelly. The unit was awesome before, but has been made more awesome by this simple upgrade. We also make heavy use of a FaderPort during all of our tracking and mixing to have some hands-on control when setting up the sessions.
Furthermore, we’ve also got a mobile recording rig that is comprised in part by a pair of PreSonus Digimax LT units, which are used to capture anything from drums to guitars to vocals on our remote sessions. The mic pres in the LT’s are fantastic, (as are all of the PreSonus pres,) and pack quite a punch in such a small 1U space. A PreSonus HP4 handles all of the headphone duties, since the amps are so blisteringly loud, and the unit is über small and fits in well when trying to keep the load light on the road.
Studio One Professional 2  gets a lot of use as well. It’s used on our main rig for simple editing and mastering, as well as on our mobile rig for the same. We also keep it installed  on both our playback and recording rigs in our high-end mastering room for various tasks.

San Diego Troubadour on PreSonuSphere

[Sven-Erik Seaholm, Executive Wordsmith over at San Diego Troubadour, flew out to Baton Rouge for PreSonuSphere and created a nice writeup on his experience.]

As my flight lifts off from the Baton Rouge runway, a silvery trickle of sunlight glints along the plane’s wing (of which I have a perfect view) and suddenly splashes into my eyes with the blinding sting of organic hotel shampoo. Lying back, I think about the events from the last two days and wonder if I’ll ever be able to digest all of the info and experiences I feasted on like Thursday’s jambalaya…

Regular readers of this column know that in addition to the techniques and philosophies discussed here, we also cover a lot of different gear from a variety of manufacturers. Microphones to headphones, keyboards to plug-ins; if it helps you make better music and recordings we try to cover it. That said, there are a few companies whose products have been featured here numerous times. None more so than those from PreSonus (www.presonus.com).

Most recently, we looked at their StudioLive 16.0.2 mixer and StudioOne 2 digital audio workstation software. We highlighted these particular products for three specific reasons: the amount of power being placed into the hands of the “average” musician or recordist, the company’s very reasonable price points and the ingenuity and elegance with which their solutions are rendered.

When I heard they were hosting a two-day event called PreSonuSphere, an interactive conference where users would not only attend information-drenched presentations and receive hands-on training with PreSonus’ line of mixers and software solutions, but would actually be able to interact with the developers of these products as well, I knew I had to go.

[More after the jump. Read the complete article over at San Diego Troubadour.]