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Remix Contest: Enter to Win an Incredible Prize Package from @GearAddictsShow!

Feeling inspired? Ready to take on a new project? Check out The Gear Addicts Show new “No Nevermind Remix Contest” with Sir Mix-a-Lot and Outtasite.

Click over to the Gear Addicts show for the full prize list—it’s a whopper that includes Eris E5 monitors and Studio One Professional 2.6!

Entering is easy: Download the stems, make something creative, upload it to SoundCloud, add it to the “No Nevermind Remix Contest” group,  and post it on the Gear Addicts Facebook Page. All submissions must be posted by midnight, Oct 31st, 2013 PST.

Follow The Gear Addicts Show on Twitter!

 

PreSonus LIVE Airs Today from #WFX

PreSonus LIVE Airs Today! 2 p.m. CST / 3 p.m. EST / Noon PST / 20:00 UK / 21:00 EU

Join Justin Spence as he tours you around the booth here at the WFX show in Dallas! We’ll be showing Nimbit for house of worship, as well as the StudioLive AI loudspeakers, the StudioLive AI mixer line, and our new Sceptre and Eris monitors.

http://www.presonus.com/videos/presonuslive

Photos from WFX 2013 in Dallas, TX

Rooms Still Available for PreSonuSphere at the Marriott!

Hotels for PreSonuSphere have been filling up fast. The Indigo and Hilton are sold out, but we have pre-reserved blocks of rooms for PreSonuSphere attendees at the Baton Rouge Marriott!  Grab the rooms while you can; first come, first served.

  • Start date: 10/24/13
  • End date: 10/27/13
  • Last day to book: 10/10/13

The Marriott is offering PreSonuSphere attendees a  special group rate of $179.00 USD  per night.

Book your room here!

 

PreSonus LIVE Airs Today! Mastering in Studio One with steadyb

PreSonus LIVE Airs Today! 2 p.m. CST / 3 p.m. EST / Noon PST / 20:00 UK / 21:00 EU

http://www.presonus.com/videos/presonuslive

Join PreSonus Studio One guru steadyb as he takes the mystery out of mastering in Studio One! Be sure to check in next week, when Rodney Orpheus will offer his perspective
on mastering as well.

Something Unseen This Way Comes: #UnveilPreSonus

Sure, we’ve been talking a lot about the StudioLive 32.4.2AI, and how elegantly it integrates with the StudioLive AI PA systems. And of course you MUST know about PreSonuSphere, coming up in October.  And the RC 500 solid-state preamp? Come on. That jazz is so last-week.

On Thursday, August 29 2013, at 3:00 p.m. CST, (4:00 p.m. EST | 1:00 p.m. PST | 20:00 GMT) head over to www.presonus.com/videos/presonuslive, where we’ll dagger the cloak, tip our hand, and reveal the other players in our triumvirate. But what is it?

Exactly. We encourage you to speculate about precisely what the H-E-double-hockey-sticks we have going on over here using the hashtag #UnveilPreSonus. You are also welcome to direct questions to us on the matter, but are decidedly less welcome to expect useful answers.

At least until the 29th.

 

 

StudioLive and House of Worship Audio Education Resources from Pro Audio DVDs

[This just in from Pro Audio DVDs! They are offering some great resources for learning the ins and outs of the StudioLive consoles, as well as live sound in general These tips come from David Wills, voice of experience and all-around awesome guy. He’s offering BOTH a free online curriculum as well as a three-DVD package. Details follow]

FREE Church Sound Training!

Our friends over at ProAudioDVDs.com have a brand new FREE training series targeted for Church Sound Teams.  If your sound team needs some help in running and troubleshooting how to run live sound, this free video course is a must.

Hosted by David Wills (Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Phil Collins) this course heavily uses our StudioLive consoles so it’s a perfect way to master Live Sound.

Click here for more info: https://qi970.infusionsoft.com/go/free-ulss/presonus/

 

Ultimate Live Sound School 3 DVD set

Hosted by David Wills (Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Phil Collins)

The most comprehensive Live Sound training on the planet featuring our StudioLive series.  Over 6 hours of hands on training going into every aspect of Live Sound from designing and running your own system to advanced troubleshooting.  Perfect for training Church Sound teams or anyone interested in nailing down Live Sound forever.

 

PreSonus LIVE airs twice today! 2 p.m. CST and 7 p.m. CST LIVE FROM BEN FOLDS STUDIO in Nashville!

PreSonus LIVE airs twice today! 2 p.m. CST and 7 p.m. CST LIVE FROM BEN FOLDS STUDIO in Nashville!

Click this link to watch the show:
http://www.presonus.com/videos/presonuslive

2:00 p.m. CST: Join steadyb while he hangs out at Ben’s Studio (as in Ben Folds) In Nashville! Ben’s Studio was formerly RCA Records Studio, where Chet Atkins, Dolly Parton, and even Elvis Presley have recorded. steadyb will interview house engineer Leslie Richter.

7:00 p.m. CST: Watch steadyb record Briana Tyson LIVE!

Tracks available on Nimbit after the show!

 

 

#TeamPreSonus Spotlight: Steve Savanyu! Hedgehogs, Presidents, and Popes… Oh, my.

[We decided it best to give some recognition to our more vocal advocates—and what better way than via a blog series.]

Who are you, where are you, and what do you do?

Steve Savanyu. Hudson Ohio,  I am the educational services director at Audio-Technica and teach at Kent State University. I teach microphone and wireless workshops at universities around the country and have taught at all of the PreSounSphere events… In my spare time I operate Buford T. Hedgehog Productions, a local production company that does live sound, studio recording , live remote recording, video production and lights just for giggles. I also participate in really big events such as Presidential Debates, Papal visits, and Inaugurations….

How were you introduced to PreSonus?

Through a friendship with Rick Naqvi, at a church sound seminar where I was teaching a microphone class. I assisted with a live recording at the event where we used 3 FirePods aggregated together on my Mac laptop. It was a fun experience and we learned a lot. Ask Rick about hot patching into a non-transformer isolated 48-channel stage snake splitter. It made a big noise on a really expensive NEXO line array…. Oops.

What PreSonus software/hardware do you use and for what purpose?

Where shall I begin? I currently own 5 StudioLive 16.4.2’s, one StudioLive 24.4.2, and 1 StudioLive 16.0.2 which I use primarily for live gigs. I also have been known to carry the 16.0.2 out as the front end for remote tracking sessions using Capture. (I have recorded the orchestral score for two Kent State Student films this way). My original location rig is a FireStudio with 2 Digimax Pres to give me 24 inputs. (I multitracked a basketball game with it for an Audio Technica project. We were showing how different mics and positions affected game sound for broadcast.) In the studio I have a Central Station with remote for speaker management, and a FaderPort  which I use as a controller for the audio part of my video edit rig. I picked up an AudioBox 44VSL for location video work (tied into a MacBook Pro laptop). I run a legacy Pro Tools rig in the studio with a DIGI-003 interface (back when ProTools required Digi hardware) with DigiMax D8 mic pre. The band I work with uses two of the 16.4.2s and performs about four nights a week on average (in different locations). The ease of operation on the StudioLive console and the ability to save scenes makes it a snap for the band to use.

On the software side, I use Capture to record almost every live event we do. The low overhead of capture allows me to use some pretty basic computers to record up to 32 tracks via two linked StudioLive 16.4.2s. In the studio, I have been using Studio One Professional 2.5 as my main edit software. I like it, as it’s intuitive and has low computer processing overhead so it runs great on a laptop. As an experiment, I mixed a seven-song EP of a band I work with on a flight from LA to New York! I was burning out the CD as the flight attendant was saying power down your electronic devices for landing. Of course my Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones made accurate monitoring possible in the plane’s less-than-fancy mixdown environment.

I have dabbled with iPad control on my larger rig, but not implemented it completely due to the expense of buying seven iPads, computers and routers. I am looking forward to the StudioLive 32.4.2AI with its built-in networking. I can beta test… 🙂

 

What’s so great about PreSonus, anyhow?

First and foremost is the people! I have called Justin and Rick on weekends and evenings with questions and they always get back to me promptly. I have participated in both PreSonuSphere events and like the camaraderie of the entire PreSonus Family.

Second, is the products just work and sound good. They are intuitive to learn making it easy for me to train a band’s engineer on using a digital board. We like the fact the processing is built-in to the StudioLive consoles. The presets sound great, and make it easy to get a mix up even if you have never done sound for the band before. True story: Early on we did a gig for a band who was unfamiliar with the power of a digital console. It was an outdoor event so I had the 16.4.2 out front with the snake and a power cable for FOH stuff.  Their diva lead singer, who knew everything about sound and told me so, was being a pain in the butt.  He walked out to FOH, looked at the “smallish” console and said “dude where is your effects/EQ rack?” I hesitated for a moment and looked him in the eye and said: “Dang, I knew we forgot something…” The look on his face was priceless…

And third of course,  is the jambalaya…

Where can our readers learn more about you online? 

First and foremost, check out the Audio-Technica.com website. A-T makes great studio and live mics that pair up well with PreSonus hardware. Our new AT5040 with its revolutionary capsule design and “pure, simple signal path” would pair up well with the ADL 700 Channel Strip (hint hint, I have the mic…) Our Artist Series and Artist Elite live sound mics are second to none.

As for me, check out my website www.bufordthedgehog.com and visit me on Facebook. I try to post a FOH picture of every gig I do either on my page or the PreSonus user group page. I am on LinkedIn but don’t do the Twitter thing.

You can see some of my video work on the A-T YouTube channel as well as other audio companies’ YouTube channels. I have several published articles about doing audio for video and I am the audio expert on the FilmSkills online training series produced by Jason Tomuric.

I attend all of the major trade shows: NAMM, INFOCOMM, NAB, etc. and do microphone and sound workshops at universities, church conferences (with my good friend Doug Gould) and trade shows. You can’t miss my distinctive look…. just ask for the blonde guy!

 

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!