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It’s #PreSonusFAMFriday with Daniel Patterson!

Daniel “D-Pat” Patterson is PreSonus’ Web Application Developer. He is the architect of as well as its chief maintenance engineer and bugsquasher. He’s also responsible for some of the behind-the-scenes work on

In short, he is responsible for getting all of our zeros and ones in all the right places.

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How long have you worked for PreSonus?
I’ve been here for a little over three years now, and what a three years it’s been!
What’s your official job title? 
Web Applications Developer.

What’s your favorite thing about your job? Why did you choose to work here?
Getting to work with great people doing the things that I love. Johnny (McAndrew) had been a friend of mine for a while and mentioned that there was a need for a web developer, and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to combine my two biggest passions in music and web development.

What was the first 8 track, cassette, CD or digital download you purchased? 
I think the first CD that I actually purchased with my own money was 311’s Transistor. My dad listened to cool stuff when I was growing up so I was usually “borrowing” his before that.

Who’s your go-to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?
This changes a lot. Right now it would be Purity Ring’s Another Eternity, but the Strokes, Built to Spill, and Band of Skulls are some of my consistent go-tos.

Everyone has a side gig, what’s yours? 
Surprise surprise, I am a musician on the side. Until recently I had been hosting a local open mic for over eight years, and I play in a band called Handsome Machines.
What instruments do you play? 
I am a singer and also play bass and (mostly acoustic) guitar.

What’s your go-to Karaoke song? 
It’s been a while but The Beatles’ “Come Together” is usually a crowd pleaser.

What do you love about the Monitor Station V2?
The Monitor Station V2 adds some great flexibility to my small home studio.

What other PreSonus products do you have?
I also have a pair of Eris E8’s and a StudioLive 16.0.2 Classic!

Why did you choose the Monitor Station as your favorite?
We’ve been doing a lot of tracking for Handsome Machines at my house for demos, so being able to use the Monitor Station V2 so the three of us can hear ourselves nicely in headphones and not annoy the neighbors too much is really great. I have it hooked up to my Eris monitors and another set of speakers running through a small PA, so we can quickly listen back to what we recorded in a few different ways.


Tell us about a successful event you worked with PreSonus products. InfoComm, NAMM, Install somewhere….
I used to bring my 16.0.2 out to the open mic every once in a while, and it was really great to be able to use Capture to easily record everyone and offer them a recording of their performance. It’s not something you usually get for an open mic so it was a cool thing to be able to offer people. 

What are you currently working on? What’s next for you?
As far as PreSonus web development goes we have some exciting stuff coming up for this fall. Handsome Machines is working on recording our next EP and my wife and I are working on moving to Oregon—but don’t worry, I’ll still be with PreSonus!


Got any tips for working with the Monitor Station? 
Double check your sources! With all the options it’s easy to have the wrong button pressed.

Anything else you want to share? 
I like turtles.


 Check out Daniel and Handsome Machines here!


Learn more about the Monitor Station V2 HERE!

Notion iOS Update (2.0.183) Available NOW!

Notion iOS Update (2.0.183), June 2017.

AANotion11What’s New:

  • Slur control points – now when a slur is selected, you can drag its control points to adjust the start and end points, its placement, and even the curve itself.


  • Fix not being able to import files from email or other apps
  • Fix issue introduced by iOS10.3 that meant the cursor would occasionally jump on note entry
  • Fix an issue that was occasionally resulting in notes not sounding during note entry until pressing play
  • Update remaining old font selection dialogs
  • Fix not being able to edit score text on double tap
  • Fix occasional crash when selecting/resizing text boxes
  • Fix not being able to drag text boxes

To get this free update, go to ‘Updates’ in the App Store on your device and look for Notion.

Notion Update v.6.2 Available NOW!

Notion62Release Date–Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

New Features:

Top 3 features

  1. Now merge audio and note data into existing Studio One and Notion documents, not just create new ones.
    • Got a Studio One project and want to edit in notation? Now you can send notes to Notion, make some changes, and then send back the notes, updating the original Studio One document.
    • You can even also send a mixdown to Notion, as well as the note data – and if it changes in Studio One, then just send the mixdown to Notion again.
    • Sending stems from Notion to Studio One, and need to make some changes in the original? Keep your Studio One mix and effects exactly as is, and just update the stems from Notion.
  2. Tempo track now sends when transferring between Notion and Studio One.
    • Send all tempi and time signatures, whether you’re sending audio or note data.
    • Clean up a performance in Studio One, maybe using Melodyne’s tempo detection, then send to Notion for the notation.
    • Notion will show all tempi – and if there are many changes, will show them as ‘abbreviated’ tempo (which can then be hidden).
  3. Slur Control – now when a slur is selected, you can drag its control points to adjust the start and end points, its placement, and even the curve itself.


Other enhancements

  • New Brass Band (UK style) template.
  • Step Time pencil icon added to Drumpad.
  • Enter key now repeats previously entered chord in step time, when using drumpad and keyboard (as per fretboard).

Enhancements to Studio One Interop

  • Export to Studio One in score order
  • Can now update audio and note data into existing and open files, in either direction
  • Studio One now does not add MIDI Out track when importing Notion note data
  • If transfer successful don’t show extraneous Transfer Success dialog in Notion
  • Time signature and tempo changes now sending in both directions
  • If many tempo changes are sent from Studio One, Notion will show an abbreviated tempo change in the score (which can be selected with right click, and then hidden if required)


Handwriting Fixes

  • When handwriting where part contains existing tab notes, for any notes that are not changing, preserve the existing tab strings.
  • When handwriting into a part that is linked to tablature, us the same tab logic as for standard note entry.
  • Fix for when handwriting into a measure that already has an existing dotted chord, the dotted chord would become double-dotted.
  • Fix for when adding a note with handwriting to a measure that contained a chord with multiple ledger lines, the chord would change.
  • Fix for handwriting over more than one measure at a time in the handwriting window.
  • Fix for when handwriting over more than one system.

General Fixes

  • Fix for occasional crash when selecting Recent Items or Templates from the Home Screen (Mac only)
  • Fix for crash if Notion home screen is Full screen on Mac, and a file is opened (Mac only)
  • Export MIDI files in score order
  • Rework of mixer window controls under the hood
  • Gliss/port/slides: now go in the correct direction between two close notes; start on the correct side of the note; now do not collide with augmentation dots or accidentals; now centre on notehead rather than attachments.
  • First and second time endings now not hidden, if top staff is hidden with Hide Empty Staves
  • View settings for virtual instruments saved on exiting file
  • Reset tab numbers now only resets selection, rather than whole measure
  • Can now type lyrics into the left hand of a grand staff
  • Sibelius/Finale keypad articulations and ties now work in Step Entry.
  • Enharmonic tool with mouse now fixed (Windows)
  • Tie in Step Entry now works when International Shortcuts are selected.
  • MIDI Export now retaining repeats
  • Fix for not setting some instrument transpositions when importing MusicXML
  • Fix for adding an extraneous double barline, when an existing double barline is followed by a cut (and linked fix, for a crash when layout handles are shown on the extra double barline)
  • Right-click selection now does not audition notes (Windows)
  • Right-click selection now does not start an object drag (Windows)
  • Left and right cursor now moves dynamic, when dynamic is selected
  • Chord symbols now respace measures again
  • Finale keypad 9 now creates a triplet as expected, instead of a duplet
  • Edit Velocity keyboard shortcuts now work again, providing Sequencer overlay is selected or if the staff is a sequencer staff.
  • Fix for hairpins jumping if the start point is dragged past the end point (and vice versa)
  • Fix for an adjusted hairpin width sometimes being ignored
  • Change Instrument text is now not removed, when converting a Sequencer staff to standard notation
  • Drumpads now stay lit, if in chord mode
  • Drumpads now light up when in step entry

PreSonus LIVE: Breaking Barriers airs May 23, 2017.

BB_Insta_1We’re gearing up for our next PreSonus LIVE!

We’re going LIVE on Facebook and YouTube May 23 at 10 am CST! Get your questions ready for us! VP of Sales, Rick Naqvi and QA Head Honcho Dominic Bazile, will be hosting and taking your questions. This broadcast is all about speed–smashing latency into the ground and leaving it in the dust.

And we have a Studio One secret to share–don’t worry, Tuesday is only a few days away.

Of course there will be prizes. RAD PRIZES. Don’t miss out.

Follow us on Facebook and YouTube and turn on your notifications so you won’t miss the show!

Follow us on Facebook here!

Watch us on YouTube here!

Revoice Pro 3.3 Now Available for Studio One

Get Revoice Pro 3.3 – Vocal Tuning, Time Correction and ADR With Advanced Studio One Integration.
“Super-Natural Vocal Production” With Advanced Studio One Integration

Click here to buy!


If you need to improve the pitch or tightness of your vocal or instrument tracks in Studio One, Revoice Pro will save you heaps of time. Revoice Pro is the ONLY software that offers manual and automatic pitch and time modification with unbeatable, natural quality. Its unique tools include alignment, double track creation, and simple, artifact-free manual warping.

You can adjust the tuning, timing, and sibilants of a lead vocal, tighten or create backing vocals, rap or instrument doubles, and high-quality harmonies. What’s more, Revoice Pro 3.3 now supports advanced Studio One 3.3.4 integration and includes a Quick APT, Doubler and Warp workflow.

Time-saving vocal tuning, time correction, and ADR.

Revoice Pro is used worldwide by top audio professionals for the fastest, easiest and best-sounding adjustment and alignment of vocals, instruments, and ADR as well as double track generation. Revoice Pro 3 adds a powerful set of easy to use tools and workflow enhancements for Studio One. Major new features include a simple yet powerful toolset for manually adjusting audio timing and pitch. What’s more, users say that Revoice Pro 3 provides the most natural and transparent-sounding processing available.

At the heart of Revoice Pro is the unique Audio Performance Transfer (APT) process, that can gives the user the ability to take the timing, pitch, vibrato and level features of one audio track and use it on another, giving you the chance to match or correct timing and tuning, plus our highly-praised realistic Doubler process sounds great and is easy to use.

You can choose to work fast with automatic workflows or use the unique manual Warp process for pitch and timing. Now you have a one-stop, time-saving, high-quality solution for creative and corrective audio manipulation tasks.



What the Pros are Saying

“Revoice Pro let me tune a wildly out demo lead vocal (with a great vibe) and then match an equally out of tune double to this fixed lead instantly. It then was very simple to repeat and adapt this process with more background vocals AND also generate additional doubles! UNREAL!!! Worked great!!”

Emre Ramazanoglu – Producer, Engineer and Mixer (Shakira, Afrika Bambaata, Prodigy, Sia, Mark Ronson, Pulp, Jack Savoretti and Warpaint)


“We use Revoice Pro to align all the doubles and background vocals to a lead vocal which we’ve already spent quite a bit of time comping and tuning. But not only does Revoice Pro align doubles to a guide track, it also matches the pitch.”

John Hill – Producer, Songwriter, Remixer and Musician: Eminem, Florence and The Machine, Rhianna, SIA, Banks, Tune-Yards, MIA and Charli XCX

“Revoice Pro 3 saves an obscene amount of time. I find it an incredibly musical plug-in because it allows me to make stuff tight and in tune with the guide audio, but still have variance. So I end up with backing and lead vocals that I can really push forward in a mix. Killer to my ears.”

Francesco Cameli – Engineer: Queen, Genesis, Eric Clapton, Mariah Carey, Muse and Adele


“I like the speed of use with the APT AudioSuite feature. It allows me to quickly tune and time vocal stacks so that I can focus more on the music and mix instead of getting caught up with tedious tuning and timing processes. Revoice Pro 3 has become an essential tool in my digital toolbox. I highly recommend it!”

Ryan Nasci– Producer/Engineer: Tony Maserati, Jon Castelli, Isa “Machine” Summers (Florence And The Machine, Judith Hill and LP) and Tyler Johnson (Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Mikky Ekko and Cam)


“Revoice Pro will save you high levels of frustration and even more man-hours when working on a project. Its workflow is much faster, and more accurate than anything before, allowing you to choose precisely how tight you align audio with very impressive sonic results. It has saved countless sessions since I’ve started using it.” 

Dylan “3-D” Dresdow – Mix engineer (Black Eyed Peas, Michael Jackson, Usher)

BIAS Delay Giveaway @PositiveGrid

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Join Positive Grid and PreSonus to celebrate BIAS Delay pedal launch. Just comment what’s your favorite guitar solo following the link below and you get a chance to win the best gear for your studio! The giveaway runs from March 21 to April 10. Positive Grid will announce the winners on April 11.
  • 1st Prize: 1 Studio One Professional Edition – 1 BIAS FX Pro – 1 BIAS Pedal Delay for Mac/PC
  • 2nd Prize: 1 BIAS FX Pro – 1 BIAS Pedal Delay for Mac/PC
  • 3rd Prize: 1 BIAS Pedal Delay for Mac/PC

New Studio Series Interfaces

These new interfaces from PreSonus offer 192 kHz recording, MIDI I/O, Studio One Artist, and the sturdy build quality PreSonus customers have come to expect.

Learn more about them here.


Introducing the StudioLive 16

The latest addition to the StudioLive Series III Family: Meet StudioLive 16.


StudioLive AI Instant Rebates in the USA

ai_instant_rebates_600x600_01_neeLooking for an all-in-one solution for studio and stage? We’ve never had the StudioLive AI mixers available at a lower price than this for customers in the USA. Check it out:

  • StudioLive 32.4.2 AI: $1,999 (down from $2,299)
  • StudioLive 24.4.2 AI: $ 1,699 (down from $1,899)
  • StudioLive 16.4.2 AI $1,399 (down from $1,599)

The above pricing is effective in the USA only. Pricing outside the US will vary by dealer and region.

If you’ve been considering a digital mixer but haven’t checked in on StudioLive AI for a while, it’s worth mentioning that the entire StudioLive line won the Musical Merchandise Review (MMR) Dealer Choice Award for Recording Equipment Line of the Year for 2015. Furthermore, recent firmware updates now allow the StudioLive AI Console Mixers to connect to StudioLive RM- and RML-series rack mixers in Stage Box Mode. And of course, StudioLive AI still offers the always-improving remote iPad control options that helped make them such a hit. All StudioLive mixers also include Studio One 3 Artist, our award-winning digital audio workstation.

But hey, don’t take it from us. Here’s what some StudioLive AI reviewers had to say. Click any of the quotes below to read the full review.

Interested in having an award-winning mixer suitable for stage or studio?
Interested in saving money?

If so, click these links to find a dealer in the US:

Save on the DP88 – Expand your I/O!


Need some more inputs in your studio? Check out the DP88, which is currently enjoying a reduced price. The exact amount will vary by location, but customers in the US will receive $100 off at the register.

The DigiMax DP88 is the latest innovation in the DigiMax line, offering digitally controlled analog preamps, unparalleled connectivity, flexibility, and professional sound quality to make it a perfect fit in any studio environment.

The DigiMax DP88 is equipped with audiophile-grade, Burr-Brown processors to deliver top-quality digital conversion up to 96 kHz. These converters provide 118 dB of dynamic range and are backed by a boast-worthy clock with sub-50 picosecond jitter to capture complex musical harmonics smoothly and naturally. You’ll hear every breath, transient, and detail of a performance in your recordings.