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Introducing the StudioLive Production Suite—StudioLive AI Console Mixers Plus Studio One 3 Professional

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From August 1 through October 31, 2015, customers who buy any StudioLive AI console mixer will also get automatically upgraded to Studio One 3 Professional. If you’re looking for a professional studio solution (even in your very own home), this is the way to go.

StudioLive AI Mixers make a great choice for studio production work for 3 reasons: great sound, flexibility, and software integration.

Let’s Start with Great Sound

  • 96 kHz HD Recording Mode
  • XMAX Preamps
  • Burr Brown Converters
  • The same 64-bit summing, eq, and compression as Studio One 3 Professional

 

Flexibility For Every Studio Environment

  • An integrated FireWire 800 Audio Interface with LOTS of channels (48 x 34 with a StudioLive 32.4.2)
  • Inserts on each channel for integrating external gear
  • 14 Auxes for independent headphone mixes
  • Dedicated Fat Channels and effects processing processing for getting a great sound while tracking (with no latency).
  • Independent Solo Bus
  • Summing Control Room Bus
  • Talkback and more

 

Tight Software Integration

  • QMix for every player, so they can control their mix levels from their iPhone while recording
  • Make your mix environment more accurate through Smaart analysis and StudioLive’s EQ on the master bus
  • Use Spectral Analysis to head off Phase problems
  • Now with Studio One 3 Artist…and through October 31st, Studio One 3 Professional! (more on this below)

 

Benefits of the Studio One / StudioLive Connection

The StudioLive AI mixers and Studio One 3 play very nicely together. In fact, any settings you make in the StudioLive’s Fat Channel during recording are non-destructive—these settings can be imported into your Studio One session for additional tweaking during your mix process. Furthermore, StudioOne includes template configurations for all of our mixers and interfaces, so once you’ve connected the StudioLive to your computer and fired up Studio One, you’ve only got to make about two clicks before you’re recording. Smart stuff!  

With all the additional effects, instruments, editing and Sound Design capabilities (like parallel processing FX chains) that come with the auto upgrade to Studio One 3 Professional.  The StudioLive Production Suite is the ultimate solution for your recording studio (while still an incredible solution for live sound production and recording).

This offer is available worldwide. Just get yourself a StudioLive AI before October 31 2015, and you’ll receive a download link for Studio One 3 Professional in your my.presonus.com account when you register your mixer.

 

 

Studio One 3 Launch: Los Angeles Studio Chat—Part 3 of 3

Studio One 3 Launched on May 20, 2015. Marketing Director Carl Jacobson sat down at Burbank, California’s Legend Studio with a panel of engineer, DJs, and producers including Sak Pase, AG, KATFYR, Chaka Blackmon, and DJ Faust to talk about why they’ve chosen Studio One over other DAWs.

Learn more about Studio One 3 and try the demo here: http://studioone.presonus.com/

Studio One 3 Launch: Los Angeles Studio Chat—Part 2 of 3

Studio One 3 Launched on May 20, 2015. Marketing Director Carl Jacobson sat down at Burbank, California’s Legend Studio with a panel of engineer, DJs, and producers including Sak Pase, AG, KATFYR, Chaka Blackmon, and DJ Faust to talk about why they’ve chosen Studio One over other DAWs.

Learn more about Studio One 3 and try the demo here: http://studioone.presonus.com/

PreSonus Studio Grand Add-on Now Available

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We just released the PreSonus Studio Grand, which you can get from shop.presonus.com by clicking here. This aggressively over-sampled piano features ten distinct velocity layers and eight round-robin samples for each of the piano’s 88 keys. The result is one of the most natural and human-sounding virtual pianos available to date, containing well over 7,000 samples. We’ve also included samples of the little details that make a true piano sound different than the “piano” setting on a store-bought consumer keyboard, including note-off key release samples, pedal action, and sustain pedal resonance. These are activated during performance via the complex scripting made possible by Presence XT. The samples were recorded to some of the finest analog equipment available, and converted to digital in sterling 24-bit quality.
We’ve also included two different miking configurations. Arnd Kaiser, General Manager of PreSonus Software, states: “The main difference between PreSonus Studio Grand and other pianos is the fact that we include two independent sample sets representing two different microphone configurations. These include a matched pair of German condenser mics in the player’s perspective and a pair of fine ribbon mics placed in the listener’s perspective. This way, the user can choose or combine mic sets just like recording a real piano in a studio.” We’ve also included 21 Instrument and FX presets to get you started.
The PreSonus Studio Grand is compatible with all versions of Studio One 3 (Prime, Artist and Professional). To be clear, this is the full-featured bigger brother to the piano instrument included in the Presence XT Core library for Studio One 3 Professional and the Presence XT – Keyboards Add-on—but at ten times the depth and size! Due to incredible attention to detail, it clocks in at 5.5GB—but in the digital age, disk space is the price we pay for quality. Incidentally, competing software pianos can run you nearly triple the cost of PreSonus Studio Grand.
The Presonus Studio Grand acoustic piano is a sampler instrument for Presence XT, and compatible with all versions of Studio One 3 (Prime, Artist and Professional).

Studio One 3 Launch: Los Angeles Studio Chat—Part 1 of 3

Studio One 3 Launched on May 20, 2015. Marketing Director Carl Jacobson sat down at Burbank, California’s Legend Studio with a panel of engineers, DJs, and producers including Sak Pase, AG, KATFYR, Chaka Blackmon, and DJ Faust to talk about why they’ve chosen Studio One over other DAWs.

Learn more about Studio One 3 and try the demo here: http://studioone.presonus.com/

 

.@KATFYR’s Latest Release, “Voltage,” Produced in Studio One, Available now on BeatPort

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[This just in from KATFYR, who just released “Voltage“—produced entirely in Studio One! You can (and should) buy Voltage on BeatPort by clicking here. You can also listen to the track below, and check out the video interview to learn a few more details about his production tricks.]

My latest release, Voltage, was produced with Studio One 3 from start to finish. I got to take advantage of many of its newest features.

The new Arranger Track expedited the process of building the entire song structure. It enabled me to easily duplicate whole sections of the arrangement and move them around. The Scratch Pad enabled me to test how different sections interact with each other in order to find the best flow for the track.

I’ve also made good use of the new Effect Splitter feature, particularly in the bus channels for bass and synth sounds, where I was able to pinpoint certain frequencies and apply effects directly to those areas. It would nearly impossible to get the sounds I did using anything else!

 

 

 

 

 

Johnny Geib (@JohnnyTheMuzic) presents Studio One 3 at IMSTA FESTA in Chicago, July 25!

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Johnny Geib of Home Studio Trainer will be presenting Studio One 3 at IMSTA FESTA in Chicago on July 25! Admission is FREE, but all attendees must register at www.imsta.org. If you’re going to IMSTA FESTA, this is a presentation you won’t want to miss.

Click here to register! 

Johnny Geib is a longtime PreSonus forum honcho and all-around brand ambassador. He’s an authority on home recording, particularly with Studio One and the StudioLive mixers. While he’s known for his YouTube video series and Skype lessons, his IMSTA FESTA talk will be is a great opportunity to learn from Johnny firsthand. Here’s a quick course overview of what you can expect to learn:

Hour #1 – New Features in V3
  • Color options for both the Background and tracks
  • Console and Folder syncing improvements
  • The Browser – Thumbnails, Search Options
  • Presence XT Soundsets (demoing sounds)
  • Multi Instruments Demo
  • Control Link
Hour #2 – Recording a song
  • Creating a drum track (using the loop library)
  • Recording Acoustic guitar
  • Creating a Bass track (using the Mai Tai)
  • Laying a vocal
  • Melodyne – Correcting the pitch issues
  • Melodyne – Creating a harmony
Hour #3 – Mastering
  • From Song page to Project page
  • Mastering our song
  • Mastering multiple songs
  • Publishing
  • Questions and answers

Visit his site at www.homestudiotrainer.com or hit him up on Twitter @JohnnyTheMuzic.

The International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA), an international non-profit organization hosts IMSTA FESTA in Chicago on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at SAE Institute, 820 N. Orleans Street, Chicago. IMSTA’s principal mission is to conduct public education about piracy in the music software space.

The FREE event is open to music makers of all genres and levels including songwriters and music technology professionals, semi- professionals, amateurs, hobbyists, students and educators. Take master workshops, experience new products, network with industry pros.

Aspiring songwriters in any genre are invited to enter a songwriting contest by July 4, 2015. Chicago regional winners announced at IMSTA FESTA. Click here to learn more about contest rules or how to enter radio ready songs. Winner of the International song competition will have the chance to win a FREE trip to BlackRock Studios in Santorini, Greece.

 

Studio One Remote Available Now—Free!

studio_one_remote_01The day has arrived! Studio One Remote is now available for free from the Apple App Store. You can get it by clicking here. Note that you’ll need the latest 3.0.1 update to Studio One 3 Professional to use it.

Studio One Remote lets you control Studio One 3 Professional via wi-fi. This is great for folks who are working on solo projects—you won’t have to run back to your computer, press record, and then run back to the drum kit every time you miss a take. Just keep your iPad with Studio One Remote at your side! Make sure you’ve gotten the latest 3.0.1 update to Studio One 3 Professional to use Studio One Remote.

 

  • For a full description of Studio One Remote’s features, click here.
  • For the press release, click here.

 

Chris "The Hammer" Tsanjoures

Rational Acoustics @SmaartSoftware Basics Course Coming to PreSonus HQ in Baton Rouge, Aug. 10-11

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Rational Acoustics Smaart Basics Course Coming to PreSonus HQ in Baton Rouge, Aug. 10-11—Sign up here

Our good friend Chris Tsanjoures from Rational Acoustics will be in Baton Rouge to teach his Smaart Basics class at the PreSonus world headquarters on August 10 and 11. The class is open to the public – so if you’ve been wanting to step up your audio game using the full Smaart v.7 software  – this is an opportunity that you do not want to miss. For the uninitiated, Smaart is a dual-channel, FFT-based software platform we use in our work as audio engineers to view the frequency content of signals or measure the response of our loudspeaker systems. If you’ve used the RM or StudioLive software control applications, you’ve already had a glimpse at some very basic Smaart Measurement Technology features – now is your chance to start using Smaart v.7 like a Pro!

The Smaart Basics class curriculum covers the configuration, operation, and fundamental concepts of RTA, Spectrograph, Transfer Function and Impulse Response measurements. At the completion of the course, each attendee will have been given a functional knowledge of how Smaart operates as a tool and how to use it to perform essential system engineering tasks such as loudspeaker equalization, delay systems alignment, subwoofer alignment/arraying, multi-position live averaging and much much more.

Oh, and in true PreSonus tradition, we’ll see to it that every attendee will be well-fed.

Date/Time

Monday August 10, 2015 – Tuesday August 11, 2015
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Registration: http://www.rationalacoustics.com/events/baton-rouge-la-2/#register
Course description: http://www.rationalacoustics.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/NEWSmaart-Basics6.15.pdf

Location

PreSonus Audio Inc.
18011 Grand Bay Court
Baton Rouge, LA United States 70809

About the Instructor: Chris Tsanjoures is a Product Manager at Rational Acoustics. This puts him in a unique position to split his time between the development of the Smaart Platform, and training folks on the use and theory behind it. Chris holds a BA in Music Production & Technology from the Hartt School of Music and is an active freelance sound engineer for various production companies throughout the North East.

 

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Studio One 3.0.1 available now!

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The 3.0.1 update to Studio One released today, adding Italian localization, an updated reference manual, enhanced multi-touch performance, support for the StudioLive CS18AI, and much more, including bug fixes.

All you need to do to update is launch Studio One 3. If your computer is connected to the Internet, Studio One’s start page will prompt you to install the update.
New features and improvements:

• Italian localization added
• Updated reference manual with improved layout and navigation
• New teaser Sound Set “Prime Selection Loops and Sounds” for all versions
• USB installation support for optional USB thumb drive
• Multi-touch support for 3rd party plug-ins
• Multi-touch support for context menus
• Multi-touch vertical zooming improvements
• Improved multi-touch performance
• Change: TUIO support now disabled by default
• Improved visibility of selected events
• Improved toolbar button alignment (optimized for smaller screens)
• Improved automation curve handling
• Support for Studio One Remote and PreSonus CS18AI moving fader controller (UCNET remote)

This update also fixes many bugs. Click here for the full list of fixes.