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Vahagn Sepanyan’s Bass Skills on Display in “ConFusion”

Check out this great video from Vahagn Stepanyan—tracked using an AudioBox USB and Eris E5s!

Vahagn says: “I am bass player, composer and arranger, and for my work I had to choose good audio equipment with high quality. I tried many studio electronics, before I found my favorite with great quality—PreSonus! Compared with other electronics, PreSonus is inexpensive and available to any user, and the most important fact is that it’s not inferior to others. It sounds great and has a true sound production.”

Thanks Vahagn!

Crossgrade to Studio One

We recently collected the opinions of some engineers and producers who recently switched to Studio One, including Paul Drew, Jonas Westling, Justin Bryant, and Pete “Boxsta’ Martin. Did you know that  if you’re using a qualifying DAW, you’re entitled to a discount when you Crossgrade to Studio One? It’s true!

 

 

Buy a StudioLive CS18AI before May 31, 2016 and Get a Free Backpack!

A new month means new deals and new freebies from PreSonus, including a FREE backpack when you purchase the StudioLive CS18AI before May 31, 2016!cs18_backpack_600x600_2-9-16_NEE01

Equipped with 100 mm, touch-sensitive, motorized faders and AVB networking, the StudioLive CS18AI control surface provides a compact, intuitive mixing solution for PreSonus StudioLive RM16AI and RM32AI rack-mount digital mixers and Studio One 3. Doubly cool is that we have a significant rebate offer going on for the Studiolive RMs, and you can combine both offers to get a mix system of up to 64 channels, all controllable from the CS18AI. Click here for more details on the RM mixer offer!

The black and grey, backpack-style gig bag will keep your also black and grey CS18AI safe and sound on the road, and is stylistically compatible with both casual and formal attire. Portable and comfortable, this bag provides tons of internal storage and two external pockets. All you need to do is fill out and submit a simple rebate form with proof of purchase of your CS18AI.

Not sure if the CS18AI is right for you? Here’s a video overview to persuade you.

 

This deal is available worldwide until May 31, 2016.

 


Save up to 17% on StudioLive RM-series Mixers until May 31

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Good news for the home studio and live sound crowd—until May 31, 2016, we’re offering up to 17% (That’s $200 in the USA) off of our RM-series mixers. The RM-series mixers recently had cascading support added in the most recent firmware update, allowing you to get ​up to ​a 64-channel mixing powerhouse ​​for not a lot of cash.​ Not to mention, the same firmware update also came with significant advances when using the StudioLive RM as an audio interface with Studio One 3.2, including remote preamp control and hybrid fat channel DSP for low latency recording with FX. And yes through cascading you can have up to 64 channels of I/O in your studio now.

What is cascading you ask? Cascading provides the ability to link two RM mixers together to create one integrated mix system, in this case via Ethernet. Which begs the next question: is this offer is good for​ only “one per customer.” ​No, you can take advantage of this offer on as many RM mixers as you’d like.

​If you’re a StudioLive AI Console user, this offer will be of interest to you as well. ​That’s because the new firmware update also added a stagebox mode to the StudioLive RM for integrating it with your Trusty StudioLive 32.4.2 AI (or any console in the series) at front of house.  ​We know, this all sounds great, but why choose the RM? Lots of ​other ​reasons​… ​here’s what Front of House had to say about it, in part:

“Clearly there’s a lot here and I could spend the next 20 pages getting deeper into the possibilities of this versatile system. But for me, the bottom line here is that the RM mixers are affordable, with a solid build, great sound and an overflowing feature set with more to come, such as AVB integration. Unfortunately, my experience with this system left me with an seemingly incurable addiction for multi-touch, and it’s hard to break that habit.”

Worth noting is that this is a great opportunity to do the promo combo mambo. We’re also currently running a deal on the StudioLive CS18AI​, the touch sensitive control surface for the StudioLive RM​ that includes a free backpack. So, if you’re looking to get a full-on 64-channel mix system​ (or even just a 16)​ while saving a significant amount of money, and get a useful, practical freebie while you’re at it—now’s your chance!

 


New Studio One 3.2 Videos from Marcus Huyskens of Studio One Expert

Check out this series of videos from Marcus Huyskens of Studio One Expert. He covers a bunch of the new stuff in Studio One 3.2 including Workflow Enhancements, Editing Automation, VCAs, the Console Shaper, and new Comping options. Awesome stuff!



A big day for updates: Studio One 3.2, UC Surface 1.5, StudioLive AI Firmware updates (including RM Mixer Cascading), Capture 2.2, and Studio One Remote!

Wow, there’s a lot going on today. This is a long post, so let’s jump right in!

Studio One 3.2

Studio One 3.2 is available now! This is a FREE update to existing owners of Studio One 3, including Artist and Professional editions. Click “Check for updates” in Studio One to get it for yourself. Click here to visit the newly-updated Studio One site for even more details.

Read the full change log by clicking here, but here’s the short version of what’s new:

  • Mix Engine FX with new Console Shaper plugin: Apply effects to a bus that have an effect on all channels routed to the bus. Our first Mix Engine effect is Console Shaper, allowing you to impart analog-style artifacts like crosstalk and drive, evocative of classic analog consoles of yore.
  • VCA Faders: Control groups of channels with a single fader. Link your VCA to a Folder Track for added convenience.
  • Enhancements to the Arrow tool: Highlight the top half of an event in the Edit window to contextually convert the Move tool into the Range tool.
  • Other updates include: extended comping, improved Tab-to-Transients, New Transport Options, Automation Editing Improvements, improved Appearance Controls, and DSP Fat Channel and preamp control for RM mixers—as well as Preamp control for RM mixers and Fat Channel control and integration for both RM mixers and AI Consoles—straight from Studio One!

StudioLive AI firmware updates

New firmware is available for the entire StudioLive AI line from your my.presonus.com account, allowing for control from UC Surface 1.5.

  • 32.4.2AI
  • 24.4.2AI
  • 16.4.2AI
  • RM32AI
  • RM16AI
  • CS18AI

The new firmware for RM Mixers brings hotly-anticipated cascading to the RM series StudioLive Rackmount Mixers. Any two RM mixers can be cascaded via AVB to combine their channel counts. This update also adds a new Stage Box mode, in addition to the existing Remote I/O + Monitor-mixer mode.
This mega-release also brings a number of other new features and refinements, including a whole slew of bug fixes. To see the full rundown of new features and fixes, check out the UC Surface 1.5 Release Notes and the UC Surface 1.5 Release Addendum, available on your my.presonus.com account as well as on the Dowloads section of the Product page for each mixer at PreSonus.com.

UC Surface 1.5

This update adds support for cascaded RM mixers and Capture control—if you’ve installed the above-mentioned firmware and Capture 2.2. This update also adds support for USB 3.0 on Mac OS X 10.11.2 or higher. Get UC Surface 1.5 here.

Capture 2.2

Capture can now be remotely controlled by a StudioLive CS18AI and UC Surface. You can now control virtual soundcheck, transport, and Record arm; drop markers; and keep an eye on record times from anywhere in the venue—among other improvements and some bug squashing. Get it here.

Studio One Remote

Studio One Remote has been updated for Studio One 3.2 compatibility, and is also now available for Windows tablets! Studio One Professional owners can get the Windows version from their my.presonus.com accounts; Apple users can get it via this link to The App Store.

 

Startisan on why you WANT a computer for your live shows

Startisan has taken the PreSonus StudioLive RM16AI on the road for their live shows, taking advantage of the unit’s digital inputs to incorporate sophisticated backing tracks and effects processing into their live shows. They can even run VSTs and virtual instruments live.

Using the same configuration, the band is also able to record all of their shows and rehearsals.

The result? Concerts that sound more like their records. Well, that, and ticket sales.



StudioLive and Vic Thomas–MVPs of the Big Game

SuperBowlIt’s always exciting to see where PreSonus gear shows up all over the world through social media and other various ways. But when PreSonus shows up at the biggest, most watched sporting event of the year, we can’t help but share!  Here’s what PreSonus fan and sound reinforcement engineer Vic Thomas had to say about using PreSonus StudioLive at the the big game last week!

“The PreSonus StudioLive was used by the NFL Network at their Digital Media Set, The Huddle, in Super Bowl City,” says Vic. “Our set was located at Justin Herman Plaza in the heart of Super Bowl City in downtown San Francisco. We were one of four sights that did interactive hits back to NFL Network’s control room at Culver City for integration into all there social networking channels.”

On set, the large crowd proved to create somewhat of a challenge. With 34 years of experience, Thomas knew exactly what to do. “We had up to four talents on set, using RF microphones, which had to be routed directly to Culver City to be mixed into the show. The XMAX preamps proved to be vital, as I had to send each microphone, with no EQ or processing. For this I used the direct out function of the insert point of each channel. The quality and headroom of the preamps handled the changes of the talent’s levels masterfully. You can imagine with the cheering crowds behind them how their levels fluctuated.”

Thomas goes on to say, “I also had four mix minus, IFB feeds coming to me from Culver City. An IFB feed is an Interruptible Fold Back that is fed to the talent via an earpiece so they can hear program minus themselves, as well as the producer in Culver City directing them. You can probably call it an in-ear monitor mix with a cueing function.”

“The StudioLive proved great for this as I could mix each individual IFB to the talent’s taste and send it to their IFBs using the group outs. This gave me the option of having compression and EQ on each incoming feed. This was critical, as I needed to safeguard each of the talents’ hearing. They appreciated that.”

Thomas’s experience in San Fransisco highlights the ease of use and versatility of the StudioLive family. “The StudioLive made a long week very easy and definitely made my job a lot less complicated.”

Online Shop Exclusive–Save on Audioboxes before March 31, 2016

audiobox_stereo_600x600_2-10-16_nee01It’s true–we like you. A lot. So much so we’re offering the PreSonus AudioBox Stereo recording kit for just $139.95!

This steal of a deal includes:

  • AudioBox™ USB interface with cable
  • Studio One® Artist recording and production software (DAW)
  • HD7 studio monitoring headphones
  • Two small-diaphragm studio condenser microphones with cable

Whatever you’re recording–rehearsals sessions, live performances, podcasts, worship gatherings– the AudioBox Stereo kit has everything you need. It’s simple, reliable and portable.  And it won’t miss a beat or slow you down!

This is a no-fuss, no-muss, temporary price drop for customers in the US of A all because we like you. Don’t wait to add this to your PreSonus collection. Offer ends March 31, 2016.

 

Studio One Raises The Bar Again on Feb 25

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TUNE in on February 25th at 10 AM or for the 2 PM rebroadcast at:  http://www.presonus.com/videos/presonuslive.

 

UPDATE 2/16/16: we’ve added more prizes to this show! You’ll receive a prompt to enter the giveaway via e-mail when you view the show on Feb 25. We will also have a separate giveaway for our Twitter audience.

It’s time for another FREE mind-blowing update to Studio One 3! Tune in on Feb. 25 at 10:00 a.m. CST for interviews with several accomplished producers, where they will be showing off everything new in the forthcoming update to Studio One 3. We’ll also run a rebroadcast at 2:00 pm CST.

What ARE the new updates, you ask? What are the new features? And when are they coming?


Tune in on Feb. 25 to find out, at: http://www.presonus.com/videos/presonuslive. We’ll be giving away a StudioLive RM16AI to a viewer of the first broadcast.

Pre-register via this Eventbrite ticket to receive an e-mail reminder on the day of the show!