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30% Off Woodwinds Section Bundle for Notion!

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For the month of November, purchase the Woodwinds Section Bundle for Notion for 30% off right out of the PreSonus Shop! This bundle enhances your composition and playback options for all woodwind sections in Notion!

The Section Winds give your arrangements and orchestrations new depth and control and there’s a ton in this bundle.

  • Flute Section
  • Flute Duo
  • Clarinet Section
  • Clarinet Duo
  • Oboe Duo
  • Bassoon Duo

All of which were performed and recorded by principal and second players from the London Symphony Orchestra  at Abbey Road Studios in London.
This bundle is compatible with Notion 4 or later! We released Notion 6 earlier this year–Click here to read the latest on Notion!

Crossgrade to Studio One 3 Professional for $199 USD.

November 2016 only: Crossgrade to Studio One 3 Professional for less!so3pro_crossgrade_600x600_10-10-16_nee01

What’s a Crossgrade, you ask? Just show us proof of ownership of a qualifying DAW and we’ll cut a big chunk of the price off of Studio One 3 Professional. If you own a DAW from the qualifying list below, you’re entitled to the discount.

All you need to do is find a local dealer, online dealer, or contact PreSonus with a copy of the UPC code or original purchase receipt for the other DAW in an email to crossgrade@presonus.com.

 

 

Upon approval, you will be issued a coupon code, which you can then use to purchase Studio One Professional for the limited-time Crossgrade price of $199 USD—down $100 from the typical $299 price, and even $50 cheaper than the last time we ran a crossgrade discount. Kindly allow up to 24 hours for the coupon code to be issued Monday through Friday. If requested on a weekend, the request will be handled the following Monday.

Qualifying DAWs include:

  • Cubase 5 or higher
  • Pro Tools 9 or higher
  • Nuendo 5 or higher
  • Logic 9, X
  • Sonar X2 or higher
  • Live 8 or higher
  • Digital Performer 7 or higher
  • Acid Pro 6 or higher
  • Reason 6 or higher
  • Reaper 4 or higher
  • Samplitude 9 or higher
  • Mixcraft Pro 6 or higher
  • FL Studio 11 or higher
  • Notion 5 or higher
  • Bitwig Studio

What are you waiting for? Christmas? By then this will all be over!

Of course, I can’t forget this bonus: for those of you considering making the switch from Pro Tools, here’s a set of ELEVEN videos from Russ Hughes at Studio One Expert covering the best ways to make the transition from Pro Tools to Studio One.

 

 



25% off Eris E5s and E8s in November 2016

25off_eris_600x600_nee01We love the Eris monitors around here, and if the reviews are any indication, the rest of the world does, too. We’re pretty excited by the fact that this line—our entry into the studio monitor arena—remains such a favorite. Some things are done right the first time. (The trick, by the way, is lots and lots of planning.) And this month only, customers in the USA can get them for 25% off! That’s like getting the second one half price when you pay full price for the first. 

Normally this is the part of the blog post where I say a bunch of great things about the thing I’m trying to sell you. But I’m going to let the reviews do that this time:

“Of course, there plenty of comparably priced speakers, but PreSonus has differentiated the Eris line in some key ways, principally the extensive tone control options (these can really make a different in rooms that don’t have ideal acoustics), analog power amplifiers instead of digital, and the easy accommodation of consumer as well as professional gear. PreSonus has a reputation of making great products “for the rest of us,” and the Eris speakers follow that philosophy.”

—Jon Chappell at Harmony Central.

“I found both of these monitor models very useful tools for the imperfect art of home-studio mixing… if you were to put them up in a very controlled environment, next to speakers you paid a bunch of money for, you would probably find things here and there about them you didn’t like – although you may be surprised. Setting them up in my humble (yet effective) home studio for a few months helped me hear things I wasn’t hearing previously and helped me to provide better mixes for my clients. At the end of the day, that matters much more than the price tag of the speaker or the label on the front. Job well done, PreSonus.”

—Eli Crews at Tape Op.

award_bestvalue_2013“For their first attempt in the monitor speaker market, PreSonus start with an already technically mature product. The Eris E8 offers high-quality construction, comprehensive input connections and extensive setting possibilities (low-cut filter plus low, mid and high filters) at an affordable price ($250 for a single monitor). During our listening sessions, the speaker seduced us because it reveals no real weakness. The frequency response is very smooth, even smoother than the Mackie we liked so much two years ago, all frequencies are reproduced effortless. This also applies to the dynamic range and the stereo imaging. This E8 monitor speaker is the autumn hot deal in the lower mid-class market segment.”

 at AudioFanZine.

 

Get 50% off HD7s in November 2016 in the USA

50off_hd7_600x600_nee01While studio monitors are the de facto standard for listening to your work while you work on it, not all of us have a living situation that allows us to fire off our Sceptre S8 and Temblor T10 combo at full volume all the time. Ever live in an apartment with paper-thin walls? Ever have a roommate with one of those crazy work schedules, like 9 a.m.-5 p.m? We know what it’s like, and for scenarios like that there’s nothing wrong with mixing on headphones.

Beyond that, let’s not forget that it’s important to reference your mixes on headphones to make sure they translate well to the format. After all, we’re fifteen years into the post-iPod world, and more and more listeners are growing up conditioned to listening to music on personal devices with headphones and/or earbuds. Making sure your mixes sound good on these devices is more important than ever!

For November 2016 only, customers in the USA can take 50% off of the already low price of our great-sounding HD7 headphones. They’re warm and clear, and also comfy—you can wear them for long mix sessions without getting that “octopus on my brain” headache that other, more snug headphones sometimes impart. Get some!

What are you waiting for! Half price studio-grade headphones—get some!

The Studio 192, Eris E44 MTM monitors, Studio One and Thou

Baton Rouge-based Thou—winners of Pitchfork’s Metal Record of the Year in 2014—recently took a Studio 192 on the road to record rehearsal sessions and demos for a forthcoming full-length.

Opportunities for collaborative songwriting had become more difficult for the band, as their members have scattered across the country. They typically only get together for tours and shows, making songwriting and recording opportunities somewhat scarce.

Not anymore. Recording straight into Studio One via the Studio 192 allowed the band to write and record in whatever impromptu spaces their tour found them in. Josh Nee (Drums) took recordings home to edit and mix demos for the record after returning from their most recent tour. The full-length, Magus, is on its way.

Learn more:

StudioLive Series III—Free Live Webcast, Oct 20, 2pm CST

livestreamJoin Ray Tanzten, Ace Baker, and Big Sam’s Funky Nation on October 20 at 2pm CST as we show off, celebrate, and explore the brand new Studiolive 32, our incredible flagship digital mixer that we’ve been working on for quite some time, now. We’ll discuss the all-new effects processing and redesigned Fat Channel, FlexMixes, AVB, and onboard multitrack recording—with NO COMPUTER REQUIRED!

We’ll have Q&A at the end, of course, and we’ll be giving away some stuff, including Studio One 3 Professional and a Eris 44 monitors. All told, you’ll have four chances to win!

Signing up for this event below ensures you’ll get an e-mail reminder on the day of the show. You can tune in at http://www.presonus.com/videos/presonuslive on the 20th. 

StudioLive 32 Overview

 

The StudioLive 32 has arrived: Digital Mixing Redefined. Again.

Learn more at presonus.com/products/StudioLive-32

Linzey Rae, Studio One and a Crab Costume Walk into a Kitchen…

Many PreSonus customers ask, “what’s the deal with the Cajun recipes in the back of PreSonus manuals?” May seem odd coming from an audio company, agreed. The truth is, we think it’s cool. We’re a Louisiana company and we’re proud of it. Good food and good music go hand in hand, especially in Louisiana.

We thought it would be fun to combine those things so we hooked up our friend and PreSonus artist Linzey Rae from the band The Anchor with a classic Louisiana recipe for gumbo for one of her Metal Kitchen episodes. Bon Appetit!

She pronounced “andouille sausage” correctly and that makes all of us happy. Can’t wait to hear what’s next from Linzey and The Anchor! Thank you for sharing and for using Studio One!

Subscribe to Linzey’s YouTube page HERE and follow along on all their musical ventures HERE!

Try out Studio One for free HERE!

 

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New AudioBox iOne and Ceres Combo Pack—October 2016 Only!

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Know a budding audio producer or musician who is looking to get started recording at home? This combo deal is an excellent introduction to the world of PreSonus. It includes an AudioBox iOne recording interface, Studio One Artist 3 software, and your choice of speakers: The Ceres 3.5BT or 4.5BT.

The AudioBox iOne lets you record guitar and vocals (or whatever else you’d like to stick a mic in front of) to your computer or iPad. The real power of the iOne, however, is the integration between the included Capture and Studio One. You can track some basic recordings onto your iPad, and then wirelessly transfer them to Studio One on your laptop or main workstation for mixing and editing. Record where you’re most comfortable, rather than at a desk.

The Ceres are great entry-level studio monitors, but they also double as wireless Bluetooth speakers for your living room or den. They’re designed by the same great minds who design our pro-level studio monitors like Eris and Sceptre, but are a little more living-room friendly, including a bevy of connectivity formats: 1/4″, RCA, BlueTooth, and good ol’-fashioned speaker wire. Wow! And of course, they’re ready to connect to a subwoofer when you’re ready to upgrade.

This offer is available to customers in the USA, and only via our online store. Click here to shop!