It’s two days before NAMM and I’m in my hotel room in Anaheim preparing a bunch of stuff to demonstrate. Looking closely at Nimbit – we’ll be announcing a co-operation with them shortly. Seems like a great system, and since I’m currently working on remastering a ton of my old albums using Studio One’s Project page, this could be the perfect way to do the re-releases. So far the remasters sound amazing, the Project page in S1 not only makes it really easy to do, the audio engine sounds to damn good!
Anyhow, back to Nimbit. We’ll be offering a discount signup scheme for S1 owners, so I’m going to take advantage of that and get myself a cheap Pro account there I think…
The other thing I’m working on is the special deal on S1 Artist we’re going to announce. Since this blog is currently in test mode, I can mention this a day early and no-one will know. Heh! Looks like the special deal will go public tomorrow evening, then we will be blogging it everywhere…
Spent today at Stroud College. They have a hell of a setup there, a classroom with 20 FireStudio Mobiles with S1 Pro for the student workstations, plus a studio with two linked StudioLive 26.4.2 mixers; and another 20 seat classroom getting set up at the minute. The day was me basically giving the students some tips on S1, particularly the Project window, and having a listen to the work they were doing with it. I have to admit I was pretty amazed at the quality of the work, it was really excellent. Shot a bunch of video so some of that will probably be up on Vimeo and YouTube soon once we get some editing done.
Packing gear for a trip to the South West of England to visit Stroud College in Gloucestershire. They have a great music technology department there who are installing Studio One in every classroom, along with a bunch of Firestudio Mobile interfaces and a couple of StudioLive mixers. I’m going to spend a day teaching the students how cool the software is, and check out what they are doing with it, which should be fascinating. It’s always good to see new people getting into Studio One and all the amazing things they can do with it. Teaching is fun, but it does mean having to really think on your feet sometimes – students can come up with some tricky questions!
Just delivered a small Studio One “Pro Tips & Tricks” article to Future Music magazine in the UK, which should be in the next issue if I didn’t miss the deadline by too much. Have even included a small Presence soundset that will ship on their cover DVD. Should be a good one I think.
It’s mid-December and for a music biz evangelist like me that means starting to think about the NAMM show in Anaheim, California. And that means sitting down with Studio One and figuring out some cool stuff to entertain and inform the assembled multitudes with. Luckily this software is so much fun to use that it’s not exactly a boring job to have to do that 🙂