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New Low Prices on Select StudioLive Mixers

New Low Prices on StudioLive Mixers: AI Console Mixers and StudioLive 16.0.2 in the USAStudioLive Mixers Lowest Price

Last season’s StudioLive AI mixer and StudioLive 16.0.2 mixer rebate offer was so popular that we decided to stop making it a limited-time thing, and just lower the price down on these StudioLive Mixers once and for all. Here’s the latest pricing:

  • StudioLive 32.4.2 AI: $2299
  • StudioLive 24.4.2 AI: $1899
  • StudioLive 16.4.2 AI $1599
  • StudioLive 16.0.2: $899

This price drop 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 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:

The StudioLive AI Console Mixers have garnered a lot of praise in the time they’ve been around. 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:

Free Iso Pads with Purchase of Studio Monitors

If you’ve been looking to upgrade your studio monitors and listening environment, July’s a great time. You’ll get a free pair of the ISPD-4 Monitor Isolation Pads when you buy a pair of refurbished PreSonus studio monitors from shop.presonus.comfree_iso_pads_600x600_nee01!

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

In case you’re wondering about why you would want studio monitor pads, consider this: When the driver in your studio monitor vibrates, the entire box vibrates along with it. These vibrations are subsequently transferred to any surface the studio monitors are resting on. That includes your desk, and once the desk gets moving, it’s likely to have a resonant frequency or two. This transforms your desk into something of a crappy studio monitor in its own right. This will most certainly lead to louder, inaccurate bass response in your studio.

That might even sound cool to you, at first. But the fact is that this resonance results in an inaccurate portrayal of your mixing work in the worst of all possible places—your studio! A recording might sound great in your studio sans isolation pads. But it will render thin and without much bottom-end when played on other audio systems.

The ISPD-4 Monitor Isolation Pads are the solution to this problem. While admittedly low-tech, they’re an important component to creating honest, accurate, pro-level mixes. And they’re here, for you, included with your purchase of studio monitors from shop.presonus.com.

Click here to visit shop.presonus.com and pick the best studio monitors for your music and budget!

A word about our refurbished products: Hardware from shop.presonus.com has been fully tested, includes our one-year warranty, and isn’t missing any parts, documentation, or cabling like you might find from other manufacturer’s “B-Stock” items. This stuff is good as new, guaranteed. We call it B+ stock.

Eligible product families for this offer include:

  • Eris
  • Sceptre
  • Ceres
  • Temblor

Yeah, Temblor, the subwoofers. While not recommended for use with the monitor pads, we figure some of you out there already have monitors, but no sub or iso pads, and we didn’t want to leave you out.

25% off Eris MTM & R-series Studio Monitors, July 2016

PreSonus Studio Monitors: 25% discount

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Save 25% on PreSonus Studio Monitors

PreSonus E44 and E66 MTM Studio Monitors:

While MTM technically stands for “Midwoofer—Tweeter—Midwoofer,” you ought to know that they’re good from Mixing-To-Mastering. The MTM speaker configuration allows the MTM studio monitors to deliver the widest stereo field available in their class. You get a more consistent listening experience from varied listening perspectives. They’re also louder than they look, since the combined signal of the two relatively small drivers propagates forward like a single waveform. This mutual coupling provides a highly dynamic output in a compact footprint. And if footprint’s not an issue, mount them horizontally. We’ve designed them to sound just as good in either configuration.

Check out this video from A-list producer Chaka Blackmon. He relies on the Eris E66s for his daily grind.

PreSonus R-series R80 and R60 AMT Studio Monitors:

The R-series contrasts from the MTMs in a couple ways. While the singular woofer approach is a more traditional, the Air Motion Transformer (AMT) tweeter is the star of the show. At the core of AMT is the astonishingly thin (< 0.01 mm!) Kapton® membrane voice coil, which moves at the same instant as the current that drives it, with no dampening applied to negatively affect the tweeter’s transient response time.

As a result, the R-Series faithfully reproduce the highest frequencies that can be heard by the human ear—and the vast majority of human microphones. The sonic result is a greater sense of air, space, and imaging that is characteristic of audiophile recordings and off-the-charts transient response. Furthermore, the AMT’s design inherently offers 8 to 13 times the projection area of a typical dome tweeter. This widens the stereo image considerably, while keeping problematic vertical dispersion in check. Consequently, the R80s sound consistent regardless of what room you place them in; a versatile choice for audio recording studios and post-production.

Here’s Mike White on the R-series.

Finally, both the R-series and the MTMs offer all the Acoustic Space tuning and connectivity options you’d ever need, and include RCA, 1/4″, and XLR inputs.

 

Earth Moments Add-ons 30% Off in July 2016

All Earth Moments Add-ons are 30% off in July 2016, available only at shop.presonus.com.Earth Moments

Chennai, South India’s Earth Moments continues to produce exceptionally high-quality sample collections of instruments from across the globe. They’re also quite prolific—at the time of this writing, there are no fewer than nine different Earth Moments products available in our online shop. Many of their recordings are recorded in the field using warm Neve and SSL preamps and Neumann vintage tube mics—and all are recorded to a click track, so syncing them to your projects won’t be an issue. Furthermore, all samples are royalty-free, so you can use them in whatever you like, including commercial endeavors.

Are you getting a little burned out on bass, guitar, and drums? Need some special flavor for that short film score you’re working on? It could be that a little bit of Celtic Harp or Arabic Percussion is exactly what you need. And if your EDM mixes are starting to sound a little stale, Dubstep India is sure to make your tracks stand out from your competition. The full roster of Earth Moments Add-ons available at this discounted price includes:

The last 3 mentioned above are also available in the Pure India bundle—you can save a little more if you buy all three together.

Click here to shop online and hear some audio demos.

 

Save 15% on the StudioLive CS18AI in July 2016

New month, NEW DEALS!

And this one is out of this world–see what we did there? Save 15% instantly when you buy a StudioLive CS18AI during the month of July!

Equipped with 100 mm, touch-sensitive, widely popular 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. The CS18AI connects to your network with a CAT5e or CAT6 Ethernet cable, eliminating the need for cumbersome analog or digital snakes and stage boxes, and offers a host of other useful features. It adds up to a powerful mix control system with a fast, intuitive workflow and the latest networking technology.

 

“Our StudioLive Active Integration mixing systems are the only solutions that allow you to customize your mixing experience to fit your individual needs. With a StudioLive RM as the mix core, you can choose to work with physical motorized faders, portable wireless iPad, a large Windows 8 touch screen, or a combination of them all.”

—Ray Tantzen, PreSonus Senior Product Manager

 

Take a detailed look at the CS18AI with Rick Naqvi here!

 

 

20% Off Mixer Accessories, including Dante Cards and AVB Cards

Dante Cards and AVB Cards included in big sale

For July 2016 only, we’re offering 20% off of some accessories our online store over at shop.presonus.com, including Dante Cards! This sale includes everything in the “Mixer Accessories” category. Dust covers, headphones, power cables, WiFi dongles, iPad stands, the PRM-1 Measurement Mic and more are all receiving significant markdowns on their already-low prices. And while these are good deals all around, the real stars of the show may be the Dante and AVB cards, which offer savings of up to $120! Dante Cards

Curious about adding Dante or AVB to your StudioLive AI Console mixer but not sure why you need to make the switch? Read on.

The SL-Dante-MIX option card enables any StudioLive AI-series or StudioLive RM-series mixer to join a standard Dante network. The card houses two Ethernet connections for redundant Dante audio networking, recording and remote control via UC Surface. Next, the I/O consists of one S/PDIF output, and two FireWire 800 connections for continuously bi-directional recording and playback. Finally, you can create a complete, networked audio system using a standard gigabit Ethernet switch and Audinate’s Dante digital-media networking technology. Also, you get no-hassle, true plug-and-play digital audio networking.

The PreSonus SL-AVB-MIX AVB option card for StudioLive AI mixers lets you connect your AI console to an RM AI rackmount mixer for rock-solid, low-latency audio networking and control. Tweak the onstage RM mixer’s XMAX mic pres directly from FoH. All StudioLive RM mixers include the AVB card, and a simple firmware update turns on this cool feature. Tired of lugging around heavy reels of copper snake? Know that audio networking is the easy, cost-effective way to connect your audio gear. Also, compared with other networked stage boxes, the RM mixer expands your mix system, giving you a dedicated monitor mixer complete with its own Fat Channel processing and effects, independent of what you’re using at front of house. Finally shed the snake with the PreSonus SL-AVB-MIX AVB option card.

Notion Add-on Discount: Acoustic Bundle 30% off in July 2016

30_off_acoustic_bundle_600x600_nee01Only for the month of July 2016, we’re offering 30% off the Acoustic Bundle for Notion directly from the PreSonus Shop!

If you’re looking to add some acoustic instruments to your mix, this bundle has you covered... You get four instruments with this bundle which include banjo, mandolin, acoustic fingerstyle guitar and the ukulele samples recorded by Brad Newell, Neil Zaza, and David Doucet. Also included are additional samples for open strings, hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, and left-hand and right-hand fingering control. This bundle plays nice with  Notion 5.1 or later and Progression 3 or later.

 

 

Not a Notion user? Well Notion 5 is on sale for the month of July 50% off! Click here to learn more about this offer!

50% Off Notion in July 2016!

Yes, you read correctly:Notion 5 Notion 5 is 50% off for the next 30 days.

If you’ve been on the fence about trying it out, no more excuses!
Here’s everything you need to know:
  • Notion is the easiest to use and best sounding notation and guitar tablature software available, featuring samples by the London Symphony Orchestra, along with guitar, bass, and drums by Neil Zaza, Victor Wooten and Roy Wooten.
  • You can input your music in a variety of ways outside of the traditional staff and popular guitar and bass tab, including the interactive guitar fretboard, guitar chord library, keyboard, or drum pad.
  • It’s mobile! You can create a score in Notion for Mac® or Windows and then continue to work on it on your iPad. Or start on your iPhone® and transfer to your Mac or Windows computer for in-depth editing. No other notion software can do this!
  • Whether you are a songwriter, producer, music teacher or just getting started in the music scene, Notion meets you where you are with its easy to use features.
  • Compatible with Studio One and your VSTs. You can export the audio for each staff or bus as an individual stem and import it into Studio One®. Or export audio from Notion as a PreSonus Capture Session that will open directly in Studio One. You’ll retain instrument names, score order, pan and gain settings, rehearsal marks, initial time signature, and metronome marks.
  • Notion offers the key features composers need while keeping ease of use as a top development priority.
  • Also available for iPad and iPhone in the App Store!

You don’t have to take our word for it. Here’s what people are saying about Notion from all over the globe.

  • “I personally really liked Presonus Notion 5 from the moment I first opened it. It is really easy to use with a multitude of features, sounds great, and it works across all of my computers as well as my iPad. Its biggest advantage is that I can work on my music everywhere I go.” Franto Kormanak, Film and Game Composers
  • Keith Gemmell of MusicTech.net gave Notion a 9/10 review in November of 2014.
  • “I think that music teachers should abandon their loyalty to Sibelius (and, to a lesser extent, Finale) and embrace a third way—the Notion way.” Jonathan Savage, JSavage.org.uk.
  • “Notion continues to deliver a fast and intuitive workflow, ability to work well with other studio technologies (including full ReWire support), and playback with high-quality sounds from world-class artists and studios, including the London Symphony Orchestra.” – ChurchProduction.com

PreSonus takes home Best In Show for the StudioLive AR USB Series at Summer NAMM 2016!

We’re stoked to have won the Best in Show award for our StudioLive AR USB series–grateful to even be considered! Thanks to everyone involved in helping us celebrate one of our newest products! Here’s Mark Stone, our National Sales Director, proudly showing off the award!

MSNAMM

To learn more about the StudioLive AR USB series, click here!

To learn more about #IAMStudioLive, click here.

Studio One, Metal and Shepherd’s Pie

You may be wondering what Studio One, Metal music and Shepherd’s pie have in common.

Well, her name is Linzy Rae. Linzy and her band, The Anchor, are the masterminds behind the viral video YouTube series “Metal Kitchen.” With over 1.3 million views on their first video, and 35K followers on Facebook, they caught our eye–and ear.

Check out her first video “The Ghost Inside makes Shepherd’s Pie” from December 2015.

The Ghost Inside makes Shepherd’s Pie” from December 2015.

Linzey is the lead vocalist for The Anchor, a Melodic Metalcore band based in Denver, CO. They’re also big fans of PreSonus so we figured we could trade them an interview for some Cajun recipes. They agreed and everyone wins!

  • What PreSonus products have you used and which do you currently use?

The band started out with an Audiobox USB 2X2 with a free version of Studio One 2 Artist. We eventually upgraded to the producer version because we loved it so much.  Now we have Studio One 3 Producer.

  •  For what applications are you using Studio One Pro?

We have used Studio One Pro for our first two EPs in my band, The Anchor. We have used Studio one for our entire YouTube channel as well.  It has worked great in our home studio.

  • What led you to choose Studio One? Was it the company’s reputation, audio quality, ease of  use, specific features, price, other factors?

We originally used it because we needed a USB interface.  We were told the Presonus Audiobox 2X2 would be a great start!  It came with Studio one Artist and we loved it because of its user friendliness.  Also the all the tutorials have been extremely helpful.

  • Having used Studio One, what do you like most about it?

We love it’s user friendliness, compatibility with vst’s and plugins.  It also comes with great mixing tools as well as the Project Page is such help with some post mixing/mastering things.

  • What Studio One features have proven particularly useful and why?

The project page is particularly helpful in putting final touches on songs.

  • Any user tips or tricks or interesting stories based on your experience with Studio One?

Go watch the tutorials and Studio One Experts!  It is so helpful!

  • Any final comments about PreSonus and Studio One?

Studio One 3 is a great expansion to the already awesome Studio One 2 we had previously. We will never switch, and can’t wait to see what the future holds for PreSonus.

  • Tell us about yourself!Linzey

I started uploading some covers to YouTube about a year ago. Now we consistently upload covers on a weekly or biweekly basis.  We have videos such as Metal Kitchen, Scream It Like A Girl, and Pop Goes Metal.

  • Where did you get the idea for Metal Kitchen?

We were in the studio and someone was going to order Chinese food for dinner. While I was in the recording booth, they asked me what I wanted to eat and I screamed “crab cheese wantons,” which created a running joke. Afterwards, our friend made a joke saying that I could write a recipe into one of our songs and people wouldn’t know the difference (Since the common opinion of metal music is that you can’t understand what the vocalist is saying). Then the idea sort of grew from there.

  • It went viral–what’s that like?

The video completely caught us off guard it was amazing and also scary at the same time.  We have never had so much attention on us all at once!

  • What’s next for Metal Kitchen?

We just released a Metal Kitchen about making Black Bean Burgers featuring Miss May I’s song, IHE. For the next metal kitchen we are thinking about making Tacos to an All That Remains songs.  Metal Kitchens format probably won’t change that much but we have a lot of other cool ideas that we can’t wait to try out!

Try out Studio One for free like these guys did HERE!  Who knows, you may be the next YouTube sensation! Stranger things have happened…

Chewy