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Get a FREE BlueTube DP v2 When You Buy a Studio 192 Mobile!

free_btv2_600x600_01_neeFor the next two months score a FREE BlueTube DP V2 when you buy a Studio 192 Mobile!

Everyone is talking about the Studio 192 Mobile! Including our every own Product and Documentation Manager Wesley Smith:

“I use the Studio 192 Mobile in my home studio because it’s small enough to fit on my desk but still has 16 channels of ADAT (I have a rack full of preamps that I hate patching, now all my gear is connected all the time). It’s also easy enough for my husband to use on his own, so I don’t have to do tech support on the weekends. Win. Win.”

The BlueTube DP V2 has been around for awhile, and it’s still an all time customer favorite. It offers two independent channels, each with an XMAX Class A solid-state preamp, followed in the signal path by a 12AX7 vacuum-tube stage. A BlueTube will usually set you back around $230 USD, but with this deal you get the following for FREE:

  • Class A XMAX microphone preamps give you phenomenally clean sound and tons of gain
  • Dual 12AX7 tube gain circuits let you dial in rich tube saturation
  • Not just great for mics—this preamp’s a killer tone box for your guitar or bass

Also included, the Studio Magic Bundle! That’s seven popular plug-ins in VST, AU and AAX formats all free! All you need to do is register your device and the plug-ins will show up in your my.PreSonus account.

Interested?  Find a dealer in your area and take home the Studio 192 Mobile AND a BlueTube DP v2. You won’t be disappointed.

Click here to download the required rebate form.

This offer is available in the US only!

To find a dealer in the USA, click here: http://bit.ly/QgUIJL

Channel Strip Collection and Acoustic Bundle Discounts in the PreSonus Shop for September 2017!

30_off_acoustic_bundle_600x600_nee01We’re offering a couple deals this month right out of the PreSonus shop!

Here’s the first one: 30% off the Acoustic Bundle for Notion!

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.

Click here to Purchase the Bundle!

 

 

You want seconds? Here you go:  30% the Channel Strip Collection!

30off_channelstrip_600x600_01_neeThe PreSonus Channel Strip Collection for Studio One Artist and Professional provides a unique way to add tasteful depth and color to your tracks and mixes without leaving the box. Included in the collection are the RC500 and VT1 modeled channel strip plug-ins. RC500 is modeled after the PreSonus RC500 FET Channel Strip. VT1 is a modeled on a high-end tube channel strip. In addition, the free standalone VU Meter plug-in is made from the same components used in the Channel Strip Collection.

 

Click here to grab it out of the PreSonus Shop!

It’s #PreSonusFAMFriday with Broadus Maximus McAndrew aka Broadie!

We have a special treat for today’s #PreSonusFAMFriday…. It’s Man’s Best Friend and the PreSonus office mascot Broadus Maximus McAndrew! This guy is a talker and has a lot to say about his favorite piece of gear, the StudioLive 24!

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Who’s been a good boy?
Bark, bark bark bark barrrrrk bark.
How long have you worked for PreSonus?

Bark, bark bark bark barrrrrk bark.

What’s your official job title? 
Bark Bark Bark.

What’s your favorite thing about your job? Why did you choose to work here? 

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bark bark rrrrrr bark.

What was the first 8 track, cassette, CD or digital download you purchased? 

Everyone has a side gig, what’s yours? 

Bark bark bark barrrk. Bark bark bark bark bark bark.
What instruments do you play? 
Ruff.
What’s your go to Karaoke song? 
What do you love about the StudioLive 24?
Ruff arf arf ruff. Bark bark bark barrrk. Bark bark bark bark bark bark.
Why did you choose this as your favorite? 

Bark bark bark bark bark…. Bark! Raaahhhh Bark.

Tell us about a successful event you worked with PreSonus products. InfoComm, NAMM, Install somewhere….

WOOOOOFFFF!

What are you currently working on? What’s next for you?

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Woof woof… Hoooooowwwwwwl.

Got any tips for working with the StudioLive 24?

Woof woof woof.

Great answer! Anything else you want to share? 

BAAARK Woof bark. ARFA ARF????

 

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Learn more about the StudioLive Series III family here!

It’s #PreSonusFAMFriday with Eric Welch!

We’re going to keep this fast–Quantum fast. It’s #PreSonusFAMFriday with our Product and Studio Manager Eric Welch.
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How long have you worked for PreSonus?
3.5 years, I worked for Notion music for 10 years before we joined up with PreSonus.

What’s your official job title?
Product Manager and Studio Manager.

What’s your favorite thing about your job? Why did you choose to work here?
Getting to be around musicians, music and music technology every day. I choose to work here for the reputation of the company, and the work culture of being around great musicians and engineers.

What was the first cassette, CD or digital download you purchased?
It was a cassette. Def Leppard. Pyromania. 1983.

Who’s your go to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?
The Clash!

Everyone has a side gig, what’s yours?
I am the FOH engineer for Phat Hat.

What instruments do you play? 
Bass and trombone.
What’s your go to Karaoke song?
“Sabotage” by the Beastie Boys!

What do you love about the Quantum?
Speed, aggregation, and sound quality.

Why did you choose this as your favorite?
I choose the Quantum because of the low-latency over Thunderbolt, Ease of integration with Studio One, and audio performance. I’m also the Product Manager for it which is pretty great.

Got any tips for working with the Quantum?
Don’t forget to take advantage of the DC Coupled outputs!

What other PreSonus products do you have?
I have a lot. Sceptre S6s, ADL 700, 16.4.2, Eris E66s, FaderPort, Central Station, Studio One Professional.

What are you currently working on? What’s next for you?
Some exciting new interface products that I can’t discuss at this time. 🙂

 

It’s #PreSonusFAMFriday with Daniel Patterson!

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

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!

PreSonus Interface Comparison Chart

This might come in handy if you’re in the market for a new recording interface. Click the image below to download a convenient PDF to get a convenient at-a-glance look at I/O, sampling rates, connectivity methods, and more. Enjoy!

 

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It’s #PreSonusFAMFriday with Camille O’Kelley!

Camille O’Kelly is our newest newbie here at the headquarters and we’re excited she’s a part of the PreSonus FAM! She brings with her positive energy and good vibes and candy… lots and lots of candy. Everyone that passes by her cube is welcomed to an assortment of treats, and she keeps it fully stocked with the good stuff. I didn’t even know that Hershey candy corn white chocolate was a thing until Camille showed up. And we’re all the better for it.

Besides being a candy connoisseur, she’s also a fan of PreSonus gear! Her husband’s band, Oh!Kelly are PreSonus artists who have been featured in some of our videos. Learn more about Camille and her favorite product, the Eris 4.5 Monitors, below.
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How long have you worked for PreSonus?
I’m a newbie! Started six weeks ago.
What’s your official job title?
Inside Sales Coordinator.

What’s your favorite thing about your job? Why did you choose to work here?
My coworkers are my most favorite thing… They make it feel like I’ve known them for a long time even though I just started here. The relaxed and welcoming atmosphere at PreSonus play a big role in my decision to start working here.

What was the first 8 track, cassette, CD or digital download you purchased? 
My first music purchase was a cassette when I was maybe nine years old. It had some old party songs from artists like Leslie Gore, Claudine Clark, The Ronnettes and other Motown songstresses.
Who’s your go to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?
Oh!Kelly

Everyone has a side gig, what’s yours? 
Ehh, nothing in the music world. I’m a big gamer though.
What instruments do you play? 
The flute, but I am VERY out of practice.
What’s your go to Karaoke song?
I Will Survive!

 

What do you love about the Eris 4.5? Why did you choose this as your favorite?
I have a pair at my desk. They’re the perfect size–there’s no competition for desk space between the tasks I need to get done and the speakers that make doing that work more enjoyable. They give a full, rich sound without dominating my desk or disturbing my coworkers!

What other PreSonus products do you have?
I also have an AudioBox USB 96… Well my husband’s band, OH!Kelly, they have a lot! They have an RML 32, HP2, a StudioLive 16.4.2 and they work with Studio One 3.5 Professional.

Got any tips for working with the Eris 4.5?
The Acoustic Space function helps me tune the speakers perfectly for my cube. Also, gotta love the headphone jack and Aux In inputs are on the front–SUPER convenient!

Learn more about the Eris Monitors Fam here:

 

30% Off Notion String Technique Bundle for August 2017!

This month score 30% off Notion’s String Techniques Bundle—No strings attached! Well, sort of. You get the idea. 30off_string_techniques_600x600_01_nee

Click here to get it from the PreSonus Shop!

The String Technique Bundle enhances your composition and playback options for all string sections and includes a full array of dynamics, articulations and performance techniques for the String Section playback in Notion. These were all recorded by London Symphony Orchestra section leaders and players at Abbey Road Studios in London!

What’s included?

With this bundle you get:

  • Violin Section
  • Viola Section
  • Cello Section
  • Bass

This kit is compatible with Notion Version 4 and later.

Hurry, this offer is only good for August 2017!

Click here to get! 

Studio One Artist Booster Pack for 30% Off in August 2017!


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Looking for a boost in your workflow with Studio One Artist… This will do the trick!

Grab the Studio One Artist Booster Pack for 30% off for the month of August right out of the PreSonus Shop!

Studio One Artist is a powerful DAW–the Artist Booster Pack takes it next level.

With this bundle you get five of our most popular add-ons for Studio One Artist!

  • VST and AU and Rewire Support
    • Use your third-party plugs in Studio One.
  • Studio One Remote Support
    • Control transport and fader functions with your iPad.
  • Acoustic Drum Loops Vol. 2
    • Create interesting grooves for any style of music.
  • MP3 Converter Support
    • Import and export files in MP3 format.
  • Ampire XT Metal Pack
    • Includes 6 high-gain amps, 6 cab sims, and a metal drum kit.

This pack is compatible with Studio One versions 3.3.3 and higher.

Click here to get it!

 

 

 

It’s #PreSonusFAMFriday with Tony Flammia!

 Today’s #PreSonusFAMFriday is the one and only Tony Flammia.

Tony is the Director of PreSonus’ Commercial Audio Division and an all around cool guy who loves his family and Waffle House equally. Tony spends much of his time on the road, training our commercial installation customers on the latest and greatest from PreSonus. We caught up with him on a recent trip to our HQ and quizzed him about his favorite piece of gear: the StudioLive Series III Family!
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How long have you worked for PreSonus?
Three years.
What’s your official job title? 
Director, Commercial Audio Division.
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What’s your favorite thing about your job? Why did you choose to work here? 

I get to travel the world working with a bunch of great people. I used to be a PreSonus and WorxAudio dealer. When PreSonus purchased WorxAudio I was offered a job to help create a commercial division which has been a blast!

What was the first 8 track, cassette, CD or digital download you purchased? 

8 Track was Aldo Nova (Aldo Nova), cassette was Alice Cooper’s “Poison” single. CD: Skid Row.

Who’s your go-to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?

Anything from Crosby, Stills and Nash to My Chemical Romance… depends on my mood.

What instruments do you play? 
Drums, some guitar, even less keyboards.
What’s your go to Karaoke song? 

The one with no lyrics… So anything Yo-Yo Ma.

What’s your favorite piece of PreSonus gear and what do you love about it?

It’s a tie between the Studio 192 & StudioLive Series III Mixers. I love the Studio 192 because it allows me to take multiple high resolution transfer function measurements at the same time. The StudioLive Series III is a great sounding mixer that incorporates some forward thinking technology. I spend most of my time with the StudioLive Mixers so I’ll go with that as my favorite.

What other PreSonus products do you have? 

AudioBox iTwo, 328AI speakers, AIR15s subs, HP4 headphones, Studio One and Notion.

Tell us about a successful event you worked with PreSonus products.

I just optimized a High School Theater system in Lehigh Acres Florida. The contractor changed the entire ecosystem from a competitor to PreSonus. After tuning the system the school said they never heard the system sound that good before. That’s a win in my book.
What are you currently working on? What’s next for you? 

Right now I working on putting training modules together for our commercial dealers. Our main focus with the commercial division is to help our dealers be the best they can be.

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Got any tips for working with the mixer?

My favorite feature on StudioLive Mixers… press and hold the TAP button to zero out parameters.

Anything else you want to share? 

I have the most supportive wife (seriously, I’m on the road a lot) and six amazing kids ranging from three to nineteen years old! They are why I do what I do.
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Learn more about the StudioLive Series III Family here!